Friday, May 2, 2008

Jews Fighting Israel, History Repeats Itself

In a sickening display of treachery, a group of British Jews piously proclaimed that they would not be celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary. The letter gave a one sided account of Arab displacement by Jews that totally omitted any mention of Jews who were displaced from Arab countries in almost identical numbers.
The letter concludes "We cannot celebrate the birthday of a state founded on terrorism, massacres and the dispossession of another people from their land. We cannot celebrate the birthday of a state that even now engages in ethnic cleansing, that violates international law, that is inflicting a monstrous collective punishment on the civilian population of Gaza and that continues to deny to Palestinians their human rights and national aspirations."
It totally omits mention of the fact that Jews left countries in which they were treated as enemy aliens after centuries of living there. Iran, Iraq and Yemen for instance had Jewish communities going back 2000 years that were uprooted by governments that routinely accused them of Zionist sympathies. Additionally, it assigned to them a legally binding subordinate or "dhimmi" status.
Jewish refugees who streamed into Israel in the late 1940's were absorbed by a government that was fighting for it physical existence against enemies determined to destroy it. Arabs who fled what is now Israel during hostilities in the region have since then been kept in a physical and legal limbo of refugee camps. Their legal status in Lebanon, Jordan and other countries in the region has been that of aliens.
Greece, Turkey and Germany all had comparable situations of conflicts with neighbours in which they ended up receiving civilian refugees of their own ethnicity. Like Israel did in 1948, they absorbed and integrated large numbers of refugees into their societies, where they live as citizens with their neighbours and not in refugee camps.
There is ample precedent in international law for a state providing a haven to members of its own ethnic group. The concept, known as "jus sanguinis" predates the foundation of the State of Israel by centuries. The signatories to the letter to the Guardian should be ashamed of themselves for their tendentious and willful omissions of facts and legal precedents.
During the 1932 elections in Germany, there was a group of right wing assimilated Jews known as the "Verband Nationaldeutsche Juden" who supported Hitler and were dismissive of his stated hostility to Jews. They maintained that it was the "Ostjuden" or Polish Jews living in Germany who were giving them a bad name. By 1938, during Kristallnacht, members of the Verband Nationaldeutsche Juden quickly found out that they were no different from Polish Jews living in Germany as far as the Nazis were concerned.
In our generation, we have Jews in full costume going to Iran to meet Ahmadinejad and praise Arafat. We also have Jews such as those who signed the disgraceful letter in the Guardian.
They deserve the same contempt as the Verband Nationaldeutsche Juden of the 1930's. They should examine a full and fair history of events in the Middle East before publicly supporting such an unfair and inaccurate letter as was printed in the Guardian over their names.

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WomanHonorThyself said...

youre so right..comtempt is too good for them.

Findalis said...

These are the same Jews that helped the Nazis send millions to their deaths. They were the civic leaders then, and now are the self-haters.

When the Muslims come to kill them after they take control of England, they should not be allowed into Israel, but made to pay the price of their treachery.