Which Muslim Leaders were born in ‘Palestine’ ?

August 26, 2013

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Some people say that Arab Muslims are “native Palestinians“, while Jews are “invaders” and “settlers“. 

But when I read the biographies of Israeli and ‘Palestinian’ political leaders, I was confused.

Who was born in ‘Palestine’ ?


ISRAELI LEADERS:

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, Born 21 October 1949 in Tel Aviv.

EHUD BARAK, Born 12 February 1942 in Mishmar HaSharon, British Mandate of Palestine

ARIEL SHARON, Born 26 February 1928 in Kfar Malal, British Mandate of Palestine

EHUD OLMERT, Born 30 September 1945 in Binyamina-Giv’at Ada, British Mandate of Palestine

ITZHAK RABIN, Born 1 March 1922 in Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine.

ITZHAK NAVON, Israeli President in 1977-1982. Born 9 April 1921 in Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine.

EZER WEIZMAN, Israeli President in 1993-2000. Born 15 June 1924 in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine.


MUSLIM ‘palestinian’ LEADERS:

YASSER ARAFAT, Born 24 August 1929 in Cairo, Egypt

SAEB BERAKAT, Born April 28, 1955, in Jordan. He has  Jordanian citizenship.

FAISAL ABDEL QADER AL-HUSSEINI, Born in1948 in Bagdad, Iraq.

SARI NUSSEIBEH, Born in 1949 in Damascus, Syria.

MAHMOUD AL-ZAHAR, Born in 1945, in Cairo, Egypt.

Just to refresh your memory, the state of Israel was borne on May 14, 1948, following the Balfur (British Minister for Foreign Affairs) on 2 Nov. 1917 and the British victory over the Ottomans who ruled Palestine for almost 200 years, and were the German Allies in W.W I.

So following the Zeise Picko pact, in 1920 the British received from the U.N the Mandate to rule over Palestine and care for the Jewish Home Land.

Therefore, Palestinians are those who were born in ‘British Mandate of Palestine’ up to 14 May, 1948

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Israeli leaders, who were born in Palestine are “native Palestinians” (NOT “settlers or invaders”)

The *first* Muslim ‘palestinian’ Leaders were born in Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Tunisia, and THEY were the *invaders* and *occupiers* of the Jewish State of Israel.  

Yasser Arafat

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JDL Al Quds Day Protest August 3 Queen’s Park – h/t ‘Blazing Cat Fur’ Blog

July 24, 2013

al quds protest JDL 2013

 

Birth of the “Mandate for Palestine”

Eli E. Hertz | July 23, 2013
http://www.mythsandfacts.org/Conflict/mandate_for_palestine/MandateN2%20-%2010-29-07-English.pdf

 91 years has passed since the birth of the “Mandate for Palestine,” an historical League of Nations document, that laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered in international law.

The “Mandate for Palestine” was not a naive vision briefly embraced by the international community. Fifty-one member countries—the entire League of Nations—unanimously declared on July 24, 1922:

“Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.”

It is important to point out that political rights to self-determination as a polity for Arabs, were guaranteed by the same League of Nations in four other mandates—in Lebanon and Syria [The French Mandate], Iraq, and later Trans-Jordan [The British Mandate].

Any attempt to negate the Jewish people’s right to Palestine—Eretz-Israel, and to deny them access and control in the area designated for the Jewish people by the League of Nations is a serious infringement of international law.

Continuous pressure from the “Quartet” [U.S., the European Union, the UN and Russia] to surrender parts of Eretz-Israel are contrary to international law that firmly calls to “encourage … close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes.” It also requires the Mandatory for “seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of the government of any foreign power.”

In their attempt to establish peace between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors, the nations of the world should remember who the lawful sovereign nation is with its rights anchored in international law and valid to this day:

The Jewish Nation.


The “Muslim Brotherhood” has spent the last 50-60 years buying up businesses, including media properties (or buying significant positions in newspapers, studios, TV and radio stations, book publishers, magazines, websites, social media, etc.)

June 16, 2013

http://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/canadian-hotels-owned-by-saudi-arabias-kingdom-hotels-colony-capital-llc/

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Forbes rich list

To get an idea of how many businesses have been taken over by the MB, check the holdings of just one man and one conglomerate - Prince Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding Company (he’s a 95% owner) here.  Look carefully at the list.

Please know that the Muslim Brotherhood has spent the last 50-60 years buying up businesses, including media properties (or buying significant positions in newspapers, studios, TV and radio stations, book publishers, magazines, websites, social media, etc.), so incidents like this anti-Semitic expulsion from hotel grounds won’t be widely reported.  (Of course, the Left (Soros and company controls the message as well).

What I am elucidating here is that what transpired at the Shangri-La will primarily be transmitted on a word-of-mouth basis and through our email and Internet channels (also our limited radio venues).  Under normal conditions OR if blacks, homosexuals or Muslims had been targeted, a protest outside of the hotel would have a significant impact and receive broad media coverage.  As the victims are Jews, MB and government control of the news will preempt that process.

To get an idea of how many businesses have been taken over by the MB, check the holdings of just one man and one conglomerate - Prince Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding Company (he’s a 95% owner) here.  Look carefully at the list.

EACH item on this list – ONE listing – can represent hundreds of entities.  For example, Fox News’ parent company, News Corporation (just ONE  listing) is the 2nd largest media group in the world and the 3rd largest entertainment group in the world.  Below is THEIR extensive list of media/entertainment properties.  THIS shows you how BIG the problem of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration and control of America is!  Remember, below is the complete list of holdings for “News Corporation” ONLY.

JL - Los Angeles

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Corporation#Holdings
Books

Newspapers

Magazines

  • U.S.A
  • Australian
    • Alpha Magazine
    • Australian Country Style
    • Australian Golf Digest
    • Australian Good Taste
    • Big League
    • BCME
    • Delicious
    • Donna Hay
    • Fast Fours
    • GQ (Australia)
    • Gardening Australia
    • InsideOut (Aust)
    • Lifestyle Pools
    • Live to Ride
    • Notebook
    • Overlander 4WD
    • Modern Boating
    • Modern Fishing
    • Parents
    • Pure Health
    • Super Food Ideas
    • Truck Australia
    • Truckin’ Life
    • twowheels
    • twowheels scooter
    • Vogue (Australia)
    • Vogue Entertaining & Travel
    • Vogue Living
  • Inside Out (UK Based Magazine)

Music and radio

Sport

Studios

  • FOX Star Studios New Delhi, India

TV

News Corp agreed to sell eight of its television stations to Oak Hill Capital Partners for approximately $1.1 billion as of 22 December 2007. The stations are US Fox affiliates.[45] These stations, along with those already acquired by Oak Hill that were formerly owned by The New York Times Company, formed the nucleus of Oak Hill’s Local TV LLC division.

Broadcast

  • News Corp Europe
    • bTV, a broadcast television network in Bulgaria. They sold this to CME in February 2010.
    • B1 TV (12,5%), a broadcast television network in Romania, in partnership with Ismar International NVkkkk
    • Fox Televizija, a broadcast television network in Serbia (49%). They sold this to Antenna Group in January 2010
    • Fox Turkey, a Turkish terrestrial channel (56,5%) (formerly TGRT)
    • Imedi Media Holding (100%), a Georgian radio and TV broadcaster.
      • Imedi Television
      • Radio Imedi
    • Israel 10 (9%), a terrestrial channel in Israel.
    • LNT (100%), a terrestrial channel in Latvia
    • TV5 Riga (100%), a terrestrial channel in Latvia
    • Cielo (100%), a free channel in Italy

Satellite television

Cable

Cable TV channels owned (in whole or part) and operated by News Corporation include:
PLATFORMS
  • India
    • Hathway Cable & Datacom (22.2%), India’s 2nd largest cable network through 7 cities including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Pune
  • Taiwan
    • Total TV (20%), Pay TV platform with JV partner KOO’s Group majority owner (80%). News Corp also has a 20% interest in the KOO’s Group directly

Internet

  • Fox Interactive Media
    • Foxsports.com – website with sports news, scores, statistics, video and fantasy sports
    • Hulu (27%) – online video streaming site in partnership with NBC Universal and The Walt Disney Company.
    • Flektor – provides Web-based tools for photo and video editing and mashups.
    • IGN Entertainment – Internet entertainment portal (Includes the sites IGNGameSpyTeamXbox1up.com, and Askmen.com)
    • Giga.de
    • Slingshot Labs – web development incubator (Includes the sites DailyFill).
    • Strategic Data Corp – interactive advertising company which develops technology to deliver targeted internet advertising.
    • Scout.com
    • WhatIfSports.com – sports simulation and prediction website. Also provides fantasy-style sports games to play.
  • Indya.com – ‘India’s no. 1 Entertainment Portal’
  • ROO Group Inc (5% increasing to 10% with performance targets)
  • News Digital Media
  • REA Group (60.7%)
    • Realestate.com.au
    • Casa.it (69.4%), Sky Italia also holds a 30.6% share
    • atHome group, operator of leading realestate websites in Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Germany.
      • Altowin (51%),provider of office management tools for realestate agents in Belgium.
    • Propertyfinder.com (50%), News International holds the remaining 50%
      • Sherlock Publications, owner of hotproperty.co.uk portal and magazine titles ‘Hot Property’, ‘Renting’ and ‘Overseas’
      • ukpropertyshop.co.uk, most comprehensive UK estate agent directory.
    • PropertyLook, property websites in Australia and New Zealand.
    • HomeSite.com.au, home renovation and improvement website.
    • Square Foot Limited, Hong Kong’s largest English Language property magazine and website
      • Primedia – Holding co. of Inside DB, a Hong Kong lifestyle magazine.
  • TadpoleNet Media (10%) Hosts of ArmySailor.com
  • New Zealand

Other assets

  • NDS Group – Conditional access technology and personal digital video recorders (PVRs) (49%)
  • Broadsystem Ltd (UK) – Telephony provider for media companies, bought in 1991
  • Broadsystem Australia (Australia)
  • Broadsystem Ventures (UK) – provider of cheap-rate telephone calls, particularly for customers of Sky Television. Bought outright in 1999.
  • Jamba! – Mobile Entertainment/Mobile Handsets Personalisation/Games.
  • News Outdoor Group – Largest outdoor advertising company in Eastern Europe with over 70,000 ads including billboards and bus shelters, operating in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia (96 cities), Turkey & Ukraine.
    • Maximedia Israel (67%)
    • Mosgorreklama (50%) – Russia sign and marketing material manufacturer
    • Kamera Acikhava Reklamclik (?) – leading outdoor advertising company in Turkey
  • Australian Associated Press (45%) – real time news service.
  • STATS, Inc. (50%) – worlds leading provider of sporting information and statistical analysis (a JV with Associated Press)
  • Fox Sports Grill (50%) – Upscale sports bar and restaurant with 7 locations – Scottsdale, Arizona; Irvine, California; Seattle, Washington (U.S. state)|Washington; Plano, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Diego, California; and Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia.
  • Fox Sports Skybox (70%) – Sports fan’s Bar & Grill at Staples Center and 6 airport restaurants.
  • News America Marketing (US) – (100%) – nation’s leading marketing services company, products include a portfolio of in-store, home-delivered and online media under the SmartSource brand.
  • Rotana (9%) – Largest Arab entertainment company owned by Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal
  • The Daily – iPad only newspaper delivered daily.
  • Making Fun – social game developer for making games for social networking sites, smartphones, tablets and other devices.[46

IDF – The Israeli Defence Force – prayer, Hatikvah, Yom Ha’atzmaut “Independence Day”

May 16, 2013

*A Prayer For the Soldiers of Israel*

May G-d bless the IDF with the strength of Joshua.

with love  of Israel …. Blog administrator

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A Prayer For the Soldiers of Israel

May He who blessed our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, bless the soldiers of the Israel Defence Forces, who stand watch over our land and the cities of our Lord, from the Lebanese border to the desert of Egypt and from the great sea to the verge of the wilderness, on land, in the air, and at sea. May God strike down before them our enemies who rise against us. May the Holy One save and spare our soldiers from all forms of woe and distress, of affliction and illness, and may He invest their every action with blessing and success. May he vanquish by their means those who hate us, and may He adorn them with a crown of deliverance and a mantle of victory. Thus may the verse be fulfilled: “For it is the Lord your God who marches with you to do battle for you against your enemy, to bring you victory. Now let us respond. Amen. “

Prayer for the State of Israel

“Our Father in Heaven, Rock and Redeemer of the people Israel; Bless the State of Israel, with its promise of redemption. Shield it with Your love; spread over it the shelter of Your peace. Guide its leaders and advisors with Your light and Your truth. Help them with Your good counsel. Strengthen the hands of those who defend our Holy Land. Deliver them; crown their efforts with triumph. Bless the land with peace, and its inhabitants with lasting joy. And let us say: Amen.” — (translation from Siddur Sim Shalom

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Today’s a Great Geller Day! …Finally kicked-out and gone forever is TERRORIST Mahmoud Mohammad Mohammad. Thank you Canada !

May 13, 2013

With thanks to Blazing Cat Fur - http://blazingcatfur.blogspot.ca/2013/05/thats-lot-of-mohammads-mahmoud-mohammad.html

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” محمود محمد عيسى محمد “Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad” – Why is this barbaric terrorist in CANADA ? “

http://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/mahmoud-mohammad-issa-mohammad-why-is-this-barbaric-islamic-terrorist-in-canada-2/

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TORONTO — A Palestinian terrorist who fought the Canadian government’s attempts to expel him for 26 years was finally deported to Lebanon on the weekend aboard a flight chartered by the Canada Border Services Agency.

CPMahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad, shown in this undated file photo, was deported over the weekend.

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney was expected to announce the deportation of Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad, 70, who had been living in southern Ontario since 1987, on Monday afternoon in Ottawa.

The case of the former Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine member had become symbolic of the flaws in Canada’s immigration system, often cited as an example of the government’s inability to control its own borders.

Despite being convicted for attacking an El Al passenger plane in Athens in 1968, Mohammad immigrated to Canada in 1987 by concealing his past. Federal officials began deportation proceedings against him in 1988 but he fended them off by filing appeal after appeal in the courts.

But following one last latest flurry of court appeals two weeks ago, his legal odyssey reached its end. In making the announcement, Mr. Kenney was expected to argue that such a delay could not happen again due to changes introduced by his government.

Related

Many Canadians were angered by Mohammad’s lengthy stay in Canada. After joining the PFLP at age 25, he underwent a month of military training before he was sent to Greece to take part in a terrorist attack.

On Boxing Day, 1968, he and an accomplice stormed a Boeing 707 as it was readying for takeoff. They fired 83 rounds at the plane and lobbed six grenades, killing one passenger. Mohammad was caught and sentenced to 17 years in prison, but in 1970, he was freed after Palestinian terrorists hijacked a Greek airliner and threatened to blow it up unless he was released.

Mohammad moved to Cyprus and then travelled to Spain, where he applied to immigrate to Canada. Together with his wife and three children, he arrived in Canada as an immigrant on Feb. 25, 1987.

It took authorities a year to figure out he had not been truthful when he claimed on his immigration application that he had never been convicted of a crime. An immigration adjudicator ruled in December, 1988, that he should be deported.

But Mohammad then applied for refugee status and, although his claim was rejected, he remained in Canada while his appeals were heard by the courts. Some of his more recent appeals argued he could not be deported because his health was bad and the Lebanese medical system was inadequate.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/13/after-26-year-fight-canada-finally-deports-palestinian-terrorist-convicted-of-attack-of-el-al-plane/


Denial is likely to continue until the price gets too steep. The 3,000 victims of 9/11, it turns out, did not suffice to shake Western complacency. 30,000 dead, in all likelihood, will also not suffice. Perhaps 300,000 will. For sure, three million will. At that point, worries about Muslim sensibilities and fear of being called an “Islamophobe” will fade into irrelevance, replaced by a single-minded determination to protect lives.

April 25, 2013

When Denial Will End

Denial is likely to continue until the price gets too steep. The 3,000 victims of 9/11, it turns out, did not suffice to shake Western complacency. 30,000 dead, in all likelihood, will also not suffice. Perhaps 300,000 will. For sure, three million will. At that point, worries about Muslim sensibilities and fear of being called an “Islamophobe” will fade into irrelevance, replaced by a single-minded determination to protect lives. Should the existing order someday be in evident danger, today’s relaxed approach will instantly go out the window. The popular support for such measures exists; as early as 2004, aCornell University poll showed that 44 percent of Americans “believe that some curtailment of civil liberties is necessary for Muslim Americans.”[47]

Israel offers a control case. Because it faces so many threats, the body politic lacks patience with liberal pieties when it comes to security. While aspiring to treat everyone fairly, the government clearly targets the most violent-prone elements of society. Should other Western countries face acomparable danger, circumstances will likely compel them to adopt this same approach.

Conversely, should such mass dangers not arise, this shift will probably never take place. Until and unless disaster on a large scale strikes, denial will continue. Western tactics, in other words, depend entirely on the brutality and competence of the Islamist enemy. Ironically, the West permits terrorists to drive its approach to counterterrorism. No less ironically, it will take a huge terrorist atrocity to enable effective counterterrorism.

Explaining the Denial
Denying Islam’s Role in Terror

by Daniel Pipes
Middle East Quarterly
Spring 2013, pp. 3-12

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/daniel-pipes/explaining-the-denial/

 

 


Yom HaAtzmaut 2013 began Monday, April 15 until Tuesday evening, April 16

April 16, 2013

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Hatikvah

 

As long as deep in the heart,

The soul of a Jew Yearns,

And towards the East

An eye looks to Zion.

 

Our hope is not yet lost,

The hope of two thousand years,

To be a free people in our land,

The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

 

Yom Ha’atzmaut (Hebrew: יום העצמאות‎ Yōm hā-ʿAṣmāʾūṯ   lit. “Independence Day”) is the national day of Israel, commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. It is celebrated on 5th of Iyar according to the Hebrew calendar. Yom Ha’atzmaut is preceded by Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day.

 


Excerpt from Israel’s Declaration of Independence – May 14, 1948

April 11, 2013

“The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books.

“In the year 5657 (1897), at the summons of the spiritual father of the Jewish State, Theodore Herzl, the First Zionist Congress convened and proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country.

“This right was recognized in the Balfour Declaration of the 2nd November, 1917, and re-affirmed in the Mandate of the League of Nations which, in particular, gave international sanction to the historic connection between the Jewish people and Eretz-Israel and to the right of the Jewish people to rebuild its National Home.”

Excerpt from Israel’s Declaration of Independence – May 14, 1948

 The law will lay down that The State of Israel is the National State of the Jewish People

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* The borders for the Jewish Homeland, ISRAEL, were decided on Dec. 23rd. 1920.*

April 10, 2013

…. herewith is my answer to your question about Article 80 of the UN Charter and how that provision of law affects the UN in deciding on the Arab “Palestinian” bid to be recognized as a new independent state in Judea Samaria and Gaza, with its capital in eastern Jerusalem. I strongly believe that any resolution adopted by the Security Council or General Assembly recognizing “Palestinian” statehood would be blatantly illegal in violation of its own Charter  (specifically Article 80) and also beyond the authority of both these UN organs.

Article 80 preserves intact the rights of the Jewish People granted under the Mandate for Palestine ,  and those rights could not be altered in any way unless there had been an  intervening trusteeship agreement between the parties concerned. No such agreement was ever made during the three year period from 1945 to 1948 when it was possible to make this kind of agreement and it is now too late to do so. Therefore all Jewish rights under the Mandate remain in full force today, including in particular the right to establish new Jewish settlements in any part of former Mandated Palestine under effective Israeli control.

All UN bodies and agencies are obliged or bound by Article 80 and therefore the UN cannot legally prevent the Jews of Israel from exercising their rights or interfering with them that were recognized under the Mandate, or transfer those rights to a non-Jewish entity such as the “Palestinian” Authority. All of Palestine was reserved or assigned exclusively for the Jewish National Home on April 25, 1920 upon the adoption of  the San Remo Resolution even though the boundaries of the country were not delineated on that particular date* and  no part of the land was allotted for an Arab National Home or State since Arab self determination was being granted elsewhere in Syria, Iraq, Arabia and North Africa.

Moreover, the UN is not the sovereign of the land we call Eretz-Israel where a new Arab state is to be established contrary to existing international law. I enunciated this very point in my two hour interview with a film crew from the European Council for Israel that took place on May 3, 2011 at my Jerusalem home. Unfortunately this very important point was edited out of the You Tube video “Give Peace a Chance”, now widely shown on the internet. By this fact alone, the UN has no authority or power to divide the land for the purpose of creating this new Arab “Palestinian” state.

Apart from that fact, there is no provision in the UN Charter, which is an international treaty, that gives the UN the power to create a new state, or to allot territory to create such a state especially in the case where the land in question belongs to the Jewish People.

If the UN had such power, then logically it would also have the inverse power to “de-create” or dismember an existing state, a power it certainly does not hold under the UN Charter.

For the foregoing reasons, the bill introduced in Congress by Ileana Ros – Lehtinen to withdraw American funding to the UN if it recognizes Arab “Palestinian” statehood is definitely the proper course of action to follow.

* The borders for the Jewish Homeland were decided on Dec. 23rd. 1920.

Best regards,

Howard Grief

Mandate for Palestine, April 24, 1920.

Boundaries of the Land in which the JEWISH National Home was to be reconstituted.

http://www.mythsandfacts.org/conflict/mandate_for_palestine/1920-mandate_for_palestine.jpg

ISRAPUNDIT
MARCH 29, 2012
POSTED BY TED BELAM

Howard Grief is the author of The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel under International Law and is the leading expert on the subject. He co-copied me with three powerful letters in defence of our rights, which follow.

To Mr. Leonello Gabrici
The Head of the Division,
Middle East II: Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory,
Middle East Peace Process,
European External Action Service
Brussels, Belgium

 

Dear Mr. Gabrici,
I am appalled and dumbstruck by the fact that you are the Head of a Division of the European External Action Service whose jurisdiction explicitly deals with “Middle East II: Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Middle East Peace Process”. This title is an insult to the Jewish People, to Zionism and the valiant struggle that the Jews waged to reclaim their ancient homeland, a struggle that began in earnest with the convocation of the first Zionist Congress at Basel, Switzerland in 1897.

 

The country of Palestine was created in April 1920 at the San Remo Peace Conference for one purpose only – to be the Jewish National Home, and the term “Occupied Palestinian Territory” is thus an oxymoron since Palestine was never intended to be an Arab land under international law now supposedly “occupied” by Israel, as the title of your office implies, but rather was always intended to be a Jewish land that was to reconstitute the ancient Jewish State of Judea destroyed by Rome in the first century C.E. It takes staggering ignorance or ingrained hostility to the Jewish People and Zionism to believe that the land known to the Jews as Eretz-Israel since the time of Joshua Bin-Nun, long before it was called Palestine, belongs to the local Arab inhabitants who have falsely re-branded themselves as “Palestinians”.

 

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“Canadian Muslims Unite to Recognize Israel’s Rights to Exist” — by Tahir Gora

April 10, 2013

Tahir Gora

 journalist, poet, translator

Why is it in the interest of Muslims in Canada to recognize Israel’s rights to exist? This was the question posed by a speaker in a seminar in Mississauga a couple days ago arranged by the Canadian Thinkers’ Forum.

Muslim Committee against anti-Semitism under the umbrella of Canadian Thinkers’ Forum put together speakers from Muslim, Christian and Jewish Diaspora in terms of finding the way to convince Islamic nations to recognize Israel’s rights to exist.

The Muslim Committee has a simple answer that none of the Jews, Christians, Muslims and other religious or non-religious people in the Middle East are willing to die except groups like Hamas trained terrorists and suicide bombers.

“In fact, peace in the Middle East is not in the interest of Islamic extremists there. If there would be a peace in the Middle East, they would not have any business there,” said Arshad Mahmood, convener Muslim Committee against anti-Semitism.

Another speaker, Hamid Khan Bashani acknowledges that as Muslim nations would recognize Israel’s rights to exist they would be able to move on. He also delivered his thought that Palestinian state should co-exist with Israel but there should not be a question on legitimacy of the state of Israel.

Munir Pervaiz, a former board member PEN Canada and director Progressive Writers Association of Canada emphasized how to eliminate anti-Semitism within Canadian Islamic circles connected with the denial of Israel’s rights to exist.

The event MC & board member Canadian Thinkers’ Forum, Asma Mahmood, expressed the importance of such efforts by stating that “unfortunately, we Muslims are taught hatred against Jews and Israel but we need to grow now and stop this non-sense.”

Peter Bhatti, President International Christian Voice and the brother of assassinated Pakistan’s minority Minister Shahbaz Bhatti said that “It’s the first time I am seeing Muslims’ efforts to recognize Israel’s rights to exist and to fight anti-Semitism. I hope such efforts would grow.”

Mark Vandermass, founder of the Israel Truth Week conference, Anita Bromberg, national director of legal affairs for B’nai Brith Canada, Paul Michaels, Director, Research and Senior Media Relations for the Centre for Israel & Jewish affairs and Len Rudner, Director, Community Relations and Outreach CIJA were also among the speakers. They appreciated Canadian Muslims’ efforts for peace and harmony.

As a founder and director of Canadian Thinkers’ Forum and Muslim Committee against anti-Semitism, I strongly condemn “Coalition against Israeli Apartheid’s” moves in terms of portraying Israel as an apartheid state.

First of all, Israel is not an apartheid state and secondly the coalition’s constant bad and unjust portrait of Israel in Canadian campuses and elsewhere is causing anti-Semitic issues for Jew students and staffers.

Unfortunately, there is already too much anti-Semitism played by a certain group of Islamists in Canada that is vocal and controlling Islamic media outlets full of hatred against Jews particularly.

Our Muslim Committee against AntiSemitism, invites “Coalition against Israeli Apartheid” in a peaceful dialogue in order to understand ground realities of the Middle East issue.

Our forum also welcomes Muslim voices in general and Palestinians’ take on why it is important for Muslims to recognize Israel’s rights to exist.

 

Tahir Gora is Director Canadian Thinkers’ Forum. Follow him on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TahirGora

Follow Tahir Gora on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TahirGora

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Tahir Gorahttp://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/tahir-aslam-gora/

Israel’s Legal Rights Under International Lawhttp://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/israel-rights-under-international-law/

 


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