A true comparison.
This movement is being exposed for what it is: Jew-hatred… and promoting it is ‘hate speech’ for which ‘freedom of speech’ does not apply.
The new French President (top left) has said, “We will never surrender to the messages of hate; we will not surrender to anti-Zionism because it is a reinvention of anti-Semitism”.
Of course he is right. The term ‘anti-Semitism’ was coined in 1879 by German political agitator Wilhelm Marr (bottom left) to replace Judenhass (“Jew-hatred”) to make hatred of the Jews seem rational and sanctioned by scientific knowledge.
The Zionist movement was a response to widespread anti-Semitism throughout Europe and the Middle East, a solution to the frequent pogroms. Theodor Herzl (bottom right) founded political Zionism to provide the Jewish people with a safe homeland. This was endorsed by the British government 100 years ago this year (1917) in the Balfour Declaration. This was then agreed and enacted internationally by the League of Nations at San Remo in April 1920 (main group).
Now the term anti-Zionism has been adopted by a new generation of political agitators to make their anti-Semitic views more acceptable as a ‘political movement’.
Since Zionism is the agreed answer to anti-Semitism – the hatred of Jews – and is a solution endorsed in international treaties, it follows that anti-Zionism must be anti-Semitism by another name.
We have produced a new leaflet for distribution on the streets of Aberdeen:
- 20% of Israeli citizens are Arabs and have full and equal rights under the law.
The PA allows no Jews in Palestinian Authority areas.
- 3 Million citizens in Israel are Muslim and receive full and equal rights in the Israeli education system, and have freedom to practice their faith.
In Palestinian Authority areas children are educated to hate, and people are not allowed to exercise religious freedom apart from Islam.
- Israeli-Arabs serve in all areas of public life, including as elected members of parliament.
Hamas has frequently killed its own people who are in opposition to its political ideology.
- Israeli-Arab citizens can live, work and travel freely, and receive medical care as all full Israeli citizens.
In Palestinian Authority areas people are routinely treated in Israeli hospitals by Israeli Jewish and Arab hospital staff, while PA hospitals are often used for storing weapons.
I heard a BDS supporter complaining that Arabs have to get to the Israel border at 2am to get to work in Israel. This is really sad because:
a) BDS closes down businesses where Arabs could have worked in Judea and Samaria.
b) The Arabs receive vast sums of aid to build their economy yet they are still dependant on their sworn enemy – Israel – for work.
c) If the Arabs achieve their aim of removing the Jewish state then where will they work?
d) If the Arabs were to change their attitude to Israel and not educate their children to kill Jews then there would be no need for the border checkpoints.
e) Israel is blamed for the problem but all the root causes of the problem are on the Arab side.
f) Where else in the world does a country allow people from an enemy’s territory to work in their land?
The BDS campaign makes absolutely no sense.
The BDS movement seeks to Boycott Israeli goods, Divest from Israeli enterprise and Sanction the nation of Israel. It is driven by an alliance between far left political organisations and Islamist extremists, known as the red-green alliance. Many well meaning people are deceived by their propaganda. Others in the Middle East are forced to comply with their rulers demands in despotic regimes.
BDS supporters say that they oppose businesses in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), but here in Aberdeen they oppose ANY Israeli business out of sheer prejudice.
They used to chant “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free” outside Aberdeen malls where Israeli businesses operate. This is not a call for a two state solution; it is a call for Israel to be wiped off the map. Indeed they show maps on their banners without any attempt to show a Jewish state.
Scotland suffered The Clearances. These people want to remove all Jews from Judea. Ethnic cleansing is not the answer. Peaceful co-existence is imperative in a democratic regime.
Much is made of the ‘Palestinians’ and their rights. The truth is that 20% of Israel’s population is not Jewish and these people have full democratic human rights. They have their property and heritage in the Holy Land.
The occupants of ‘Palestinian Refugee Camps’ in Arab lands are stateless and discriminated against. They are the only refugees who inherit that status from their parents under a special UN charter unique in the whole world. They are unjustly the victims of political expedient. It is time that the Arabs gave them the same rights that the non Jewish 20% of Israel’s population enjoy. Then there can be the move towards true and lasting peace.
In May 1967, Israel was in fear of a second holocaust as the surrounding nations stepped up their rhetoric against the tiny country. Jordan, which was occupying Jerusalem, put all its forces under Egyptian command. Syria and Iraq massed troops in the Golan Heights. Egypt announced a blockade of the Israeli port of Eilat. War was afoot. America was not then the ally of Israel. France, which had supplied Israel’s weaponry and air force, basically told them they were on their own.
Against this bleak backdrop, Israel’s defence forces planned their response while the whole nation started digging trenches in their gardens.
Israel decided to prevent the Egyptians from having air superiority so Israel’s Mirage jets flew over the Mediterranean and attacked Egypt’s airfields from the West. By a miraculous coincidence, to ensure a safe flight for various Arab dignitaries, Egypt’s defensive radar and missile systems had been switched off over Sinai and Israel’s planes were undetected.
From certain destruction to complete victory in six days, Israel drove the Jordanians out of Judea and Sameria, the Egyptians out of Gaza and Sinai, and the Syrians out of Golan. The greatest achievement was the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem.
Since 1967 Jerusalem has been an open city where all people can visit and all religions can worship in peace. The only restrictions are on the Temple Mount where Israel allowed the Jordanian Waqf control. The Muslims will not allow Christian or Jewish prayer there.
From 1948 to 1967 Jerusalem had been divided by barbed wire with armed border guards.