Monday, August 15, 2005

Solomon, over at "Solomonia" thinks that critics of Israel are "anti-Semitic." Solomon shamelessly invokes the Holocaust by using the German word "Judenhass" which means "Jew Hate" in the title of his post: "A Judenhass Horse"

Solomon, did it ever occur to you that you are wrong? This constant leap to the charge of "anti-semitism" has got to stop. Did it ever occur to you that wrongs could be committed by Jews? OJ Simpson was a brutal double murderer, it isn't "anti-Black" or "racist" to point this out.

Discriminating against people because of their religion is wrong. That is what Israel is. Israel is a system of discrimination. Pointing that fact out is not "anti-Semitism"

You have a distorted view of MANY of the basic facts. To take just one, it is a very extreme and dishonest position to claim that Zionists were sitting there peacefully in 1948 and "were attacked". The misleading story often told is that "Jews declared Israel and then they were attacked." The fact is from November 1947 to May 1948 the Zionists were already on the offensive and had already attacked Arabs. In the months before Israel was declared, the Zionists had driven 300,000 non-Jews off their land. In the months before Israel was declared, the Zionists had seized land beyond the proposed Jewish State. After the massive ethnic cleansing and expansion beyond the UN suggested boarders, Arab states responded INTO THE AREAS THAT WERE TO BE FOR THE UN PROPOSED PALESTINIAN STATE. Also, Jordan had an agreement with Israel to prevent a Palestinian State so Jordan invaded the West Bank.

"The Zionists were by far the more powerful and better organized force, and by May 1948, when the state of Israel was formally established, about 300,000 Palestinians already had been expelled from their homes or had fled the fighting, and the Zionists controlled a region well beyond the area of the original Jewish state that had been proposed by the UN. Now it's then that Israel was attacked by its neighbors - in May 1948; it's then, after the Zionists had taken control of this much larger part of the region and hundreds of thousands of civilans had been forced out, not before." p132 Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

The fact that the rights of the majority, 67% of the population, were violated is suppressed in the media. Why in the world would you think it is legitimate for 33% of a population to seize land and carve up the land into 7 parts? Why in the world should 67% of a population ever accept that? These population stats, which highlight just how undemocratic the UN proposal really was, are almost never mentioned in US media.

It is totally delusional to declare that Israel wasn't the one that attacked in 1956 and 1967. Solomon, there is something VERY wrong if you honestly believe that Israel did not start those wars.

Sadat offered peace in 1971, Israel refused. This facts is basically suppressed in the United States. "February 1971, when President Sadat of Egypt offered Israel a full peace treaty in return for Israeli withdrawal from Egyptian territory, with no mention of Palestinian national rights or the fate of the other occupied territories. Israel's Labor government recognized this to be a genuine peace offer, but rejected it, intending to extend its settlements to northeastern Sinai; that it soon did, with extreme brutality, the immediate cause for the 1973 war."

I submitted a follow up post over at Solomon's blog but he may not add it. Here it is: More Zionist Myths about Israel Exposed

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