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As abhorrent the Norway massacre is, it must be quite annoying and “deflating” to the Muslim bashing community of degenerates who wished that the terror act would have been carried out by Muslims rather than one of their “own.” It seems that Christians are terrorists too! We’ve seen that in the massacres and crimes committed in the U.S.A – the likes of Timothy McVeigh, Andrew Joseph Stack III, Jared Loughner just to name a few! Yet, in the U.S., the media would not refer to these degenerates as “terrorists.”
One comment that struck me on a news site, stated:
I am shocked this had nothing to do with muslims. Why were muslims groups claiming they were responsible for the attacks then?
Who was the “Muslim Group” that claimed credit? Well, someone please share this piece of “enlightening” information. I bet that the claim came from some sadist media reporter or agency who quickly assumed that it had to be “Muslims” who committed the crime, and by being the “first” to report this, their fame and incredible “sources” would become the talk-of-the-town. Regardless, if such a Muslim group is somehow linked to the terror attack, I would also bet that they will bear a new name – and one which contains the word “Jihad” in it – and we’ll be led to believe such “reports” because, like cattle, we believe whatever garbage we’re being fed.
The sad truth is atrocities like this are a daily occurrence in Palestine. Israelis jail, massacre, kill and ethnic-cleanse Palestinians daily. They even publicly discriminate against non-white Jews in Israel!
Israel is most probably the only country in the world which imprisons women and children of “suspected” so-called terrorists, indefinitely. The world always chooses silence over Israeli terrorism (Deir Yasin, Qana, Hebron, Jenin, Gaza, Jerusalem, International Flotilla, etc.) and their use of prohibited weaponry (cluster and phosphorus bombs against civilians) so as not to upset “Jews” or be referred to as “anti-Semite!”
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“Perhaps as many as half of the Jews living in Israel will consider leaving Palestine in the next few years if political and social trends continue.”
Perhaps historians or cultural anthropologists surveying the course of human events can identify for us a land, in addition to Palestine, where such a large percentage of a recently arrived colonial population prepared to exercise their right to depart, while many more, with actual millennial roots but victims of ethnic cleansing, prepared to exercise their right of Return.
One of the many ironies inherent in the 19th century Zionist colonial enterprise in Palestine is the fact that this increasingly fraying project was billed for most of the 20th century as a haven in the Middle East for “returning” persecuted European Jews. But today, in the 21st century, it is Europe that is increasingly being viewed by a large number of the illegal occupiers of Palestinian land as the much desired haven for returning Middle Eastern Jews.
To paraphrase Jewish journalist Gideon Levy “If our forefathers dreamt of an Israeli passport to escape from Europe, there are many among us who are now dreaming of a second passport to escape to Europe.
Several studies in Israel and one conducted by AIPAC and another by the Jewish National Fund in Germany show that perhaps as many as half of the Jews living in Israel will consider leaving Palestine in the next few years if current political and social trends continue. A 2008 survey by the Jerusalem-based Menachem Begin Heritage Center found that 59% of Israelis had approached or intended to approach a foreign embassy to inquire about or apply for citizenship and a passport. Today it is estimated that the figure is approaching 70%.
The number of Israelis thinking of leaving Palestine is climbing rapidly according to researchers at Bar-Ilan University who conducted a study published recently in Eretz Acheret, (“A Different Place”) an Israeli NGO that claims to promote cultural dialogue. What the Bar-Ilan study found is that more than 100,000 Israelis already hold a German passport, and this figure increases by more than 7,000 every year along an accelerating trajectory. According to German officials, more than 70,000 such passports have been granted since 2000.
In addition to Germany, there are more than one million Israelis with other foreign passports at the ready in case life in Israel deteriorates. One of the most appealing countries for Israelis contemplating emigration, as well as perhaps the most welcoming, is the United States. Currently more than 500,000 Israelis hold US passports with close to a quarter million pending applications.
During the recent meetings in Washington DC between Israeli Prime
Minister Terrorist Netanyahu’s delegation and Israel’s US agents, assurances were reportedly given by AIPAC officials that if and when it becomes necessary, the US government will expeditiously issue American passports to any and all Israeli Jews seeking them.
Israeli Arabs need not apply.
AIPAC also represented to their Israeli interrogators that the US Congress could be trusted to approve funding for arriving Israeli Jews “to be allocated substantial cash resettlement grants to ease transition into their new country.”
Apart from the Israeli Jews who may be thinking of getting an “insurance passport” for a Diaspora land, there is a similar percentage of Jews worldwide who aren’t going to make aliyah. According to Jonathan Rynhold, a Bar Ilan professor specializing on U.S.-Israel relations, Jews may be safer in Teheran than Ashkelon these days—until Israel or the USA starts bombing Iran.
Interviews with some of those who either helped conduct the above noted studies or have knowledge of them, identify several factors that explain the Israeli rush for foreign passports, some rather surprising, given the ultra-nationalist Israeli culture.
The common denominator is unease and anxiety, both personal and national, with the second passport considered a kind of insurance policy “for the rainy days visible on the horizon,” as one researcher from Eretz Acheret explained.
Now, they know they can live in Russia as part of a community and they don’t need Israel.”
Other factors include:
The fact that two or three generations in Israel has not proven enough to implant roots where few if any existed before. For this reason Israel has produced a significant percentage of “re-immigration” — a return of immigrants or their descendants to their country of origin which Zionist propaganda to the contrary notwithstanding, is not Palestine.
Fear that religious fanatics from among the more than 600,000
settlers terrorists in the West Bank will create civil war and essentially annex pre-1967 Israel and turn Israel more toward an ultra-fascist state.
Centripetal pressures within Israeli society, especially among Russian immigrants who overwhelmingly reject Zionism. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, some one million Jews have come to Israel from the former Soviet Union, enlarging the country’s population by 25 percent and forming the largest concentration in the world of Russian Jews. But today, Russian Jews comprise the largest group emigrating from Israel and they have been returning in droves for reasons ranging from opposition to Zionism, discrimination, and broken promises regarding employment and “the good life” in Israel.
Approximately 200,000 or 22% of Russians coming to Israel since 1990 have so far returned to their country. According to Rabbi Berel Larzar, who has been Russia’s chief Rabbi since 2000, “It’s absolutely extraordinary how many people are returning. When Jews left, there was no community, no Jewish life. People felt that being Jewish was an historical mistake that happened to their family. Now, they know they can live in Russia as part of a community and they don’t need Israel.”
No faith in or respect for Israeli leaders, most of whom are considered corrupt.
Feelings of anxiety and guilt that Zionism has hijacked Judaism and that traditional Jewish values are being corrupted.
The increasing difficulty of providing coherent answers to one’s children, as they become more educated and aware of their family history, and indeed honesty to oneself, on the question of why families from Europe and elsewhere are living on land and in homes stolen from others who obviously are local and did not come from some other place around the World.
The recent growing appreciation, for many Israelis, significantly abetted by the Internet and the continuing Palestinian resistance, of the compelling and challenging Palestinians’ narrative that totally undermines the Zionist clarion of the last century of “A Land without a People for a People without a Land.’
Fear mongering of the political leaders designed to keep citizens supporting the government’s policies ranging from the Iranian bomb, the countless ‘Terrorists” seemingly everywhere and planning another Holocaust, or various existential threats that keep families on edge and concluding that they don’t want to raise their children under such conditions.
Explaining that he was speaking as a private citizen and not as a member of Democrats Abroad Israel, New York native Hillel Schenker suggested that Jews who come to Israel “want to make sure that they have the possibility of an alternative to return whence they came.” He added that the “insecurities involved in modern life, and an Israel not yet living at peace with any of its neighbors, have also produced a phenomenon of many Israelis seeking a European passport, based on their family roots, just in case.”
Gene Schulman, a Senior American-Jewish fellow at the Switzerland-based Overseas American Academy, put it even more drastically, emphasizing that all Jews are “scared to death of what is probably going to become of Israel even if the U.S. continues its support for it.”
Many observers of Israeli society agree that a major, if unexpected recent impetus for Jews to leave Palestine has been the past three months of the Arab Awakening that overturned Israel’s key pillars of regional support.
According to Layal, a Palestinian student from Shatila Camp, who is preparing for the June 5th “Naksa” march to the Blueline in South Lebanon:
“What the Zionist occupiers of Palestine saw from Tahir Square in Cairo to Maroun al Ras in South Lebanon has convinced many Israelis that the Arab and Palestinian resistance, while still in its nascence, will develop into a massive and largely peaceful ground swell, such that no amount of weapons or apartheid administration can insure a Zionist future in Palestine. They are right to seek alternative places to raise their families.”
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You may have read Netanyahu and the Lies about Jerusalem back a year ago.
The Nazi-Zionist is back… addressing a sleepy Congress (Israel’s puppets) and continuing with the charade.
Is Congress as ignorant as they appear? Are these the same people condemning Gaddafi and Assad and Saleh for oppressing their people yet applaud Netanyahu’s continued massacres of Palestinians?
“Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967,” Netanyahu said, prompting a big standing ovation.
There you have it! The U.S. Congress blesses and approves terrorism and oppression!
Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israelis were prepared to make “painful compromises” in a peace deal that would leave some or outlying Jewish settlements beyond the state’s agreed borders! The only painful compromises Israelis are willing to make are those directed at increased pain and sufferings they exert on Palestinians. 63 years of lies and continued annexations and aggressions and our ignorant congress continues kissing Israel’s ass…
It’s simple… these ignorant degenerate hypocrites are seeking AIPAC’s blessings and money. It’s re-election time. This is the usual “Kiss Israel’s Ass and Win.”
“The status of the settlements will be decided only in negotiations..”
Talk about hypocrisy and deception. First steal Palestinian lands, then build illegal Israeli settlements and finally negotiate… brilliant! So if I may, I will hijack your car, for example, steal and enjoy it and then offer you something back if you are willing to negotiate with me an agreement, whereby I keep the car and maybe hand you back the key-chain. Perfect.
Netanyahu’s at times belligerent tone is not likely to persuade countries considering how to vote at the UN on Palestinian statehood, particularly European governments. He said support for any such move would undermine not further the cause of peace. The Guardian
What does one expect from a NaZionist? Yet I’m still baffled by these subhuman elected morons in congress. Holding a Bible behind their backs, they bless the Devil himself!
Benjamin Netanyahu speech to Congress unlikely to do much for peace process. The Telegraph got it right.
The sleepy dwarfs in congress and their “hero” Netanyahu should learn something or two from the events and revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. Israel will face the same uprising. Arabs in general and Palestinians in particular are unafraid of tanks, guns and F-16′s. Half of the population is willing to die in peaceful protests to guarantee their children freedom and democracy.
And it’s coming soon.
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From the archive, 26 April 1948: Irgun fails to seize Jaffa
Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 26 April 1948
Irgun, the Jewish terrorist organisation, yesterday morning assembled a strong force on the “frontier” of the Jewish city of Tel Aviv and began an attack on the Arab port of Jaffa. The attack was not authorised by Hagana, the Jewish Army, and its members on the spot stood by and watched.
Irgun put down a heavy mortar fire on the Arab side of the frontier and then claimed to have advanced. Exactly what happened is not clear, as the only statement made last evening by any party concerned in the fighting was one broadcast by Hagana, over its radio from Tel Aviv. This said that Irgun’s claim to have advanced was “fictitious”. The Jews may have met Arab resistance or, as one report says, the British forces may have threatened resistance.
The only thing certain is that the firing died down last evening and that the Arabs still hold Jaffa, although it is said they suffered casualties from Irgun’s mortar fire. Many Arabs left the port during the day by sea and road. The terrorists are said to have concentrated more men than they have ever used for one operation. To do this they stole about eighty buses and private cars.
Hagana and Irgun cooperated in the attack on Haifa, a port awarded to the Jews by the United Nations Commissioners. Jaffa, however, was given to the Arabs.
An illegal immigrant ship carrying some 700 Jews without visas, which was intercepted off the Palestine coast, was expected to reach Haifa some time yesterday.
Lydda airport was either evacuated by the British yesterday or will be to-day. Communication with the airport was sabotaged yesterday and correspondents in Jerusalem were unable to confirm the many reports circulated. Jewish staff apparently left yesterday. The “Times” and “Manchester Guardian” special correspondent in Jerusalem reports that the last Dakota leaves to-day and will take all B.O.A.C. employees away. Yesterday a company of the Argylls was still on the aerodrome. Jewish reports that the Arabs are in occupation are denied in Jerusalem. A stern conflict, he says, between the Arabs and the Jews for the airport seems likely. Messages to the airlines speak of “dangerous circumstances” at Lydda.
The British have also withdrawn from Wilhelma Camp, just across the road from the airport and controlling its entrance. The Arabs are said to have occupied the camp at once.
A small military airfield called Ein Shemer, midway between Tel Aviv and Haifa, meanwhile fell into Jewish hands when the British left it yesterday.
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The recent incidents in the Arab Palestinian city of Nablus, where a a group of supposedly Ultra Orthodox Jews went to pray inside the Tomb of Prophet Joseph (when Jews don’t even consider Joseph a Prophet), is simply a joke. Maybe its the Jewish version of April’s fool!
Ultra-Orthodox Jews frequently defy a military ban on entering the shrine that is in Palestinian-controlled territory.
The incident came in the wake of Israeli forces’ Friday attack on a group of Palestinian and international activists protesting Tel Aviv’s separation barriers built on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
At least 13 demonstrators were injured on Friday when Israeli soldiers attacked protesters in the town of Bil’in, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Elsewhere, three Palestinians were wounded in separate incidents after Israeli troops attacked the blockaded Gaza Strip on the same day, according to medical sources.
Israel has been regularly bombarding Gaza ever since its 22-day massacre on the impoverished enclave in December 2008 and January 2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians — most of whom were women and children.
Jews and especially these terrorist-settlers will create any lie to justify the stealing of more Arab Palestinian lands.
The facts (and comparisons) are as follows:
- Joseph is represented as a “perfectly righteous man” the rabbinical literature! One opinion holds that the Holy Spirit dwelt in Joseph from his childhood until his death (Pirke R. El. 38).
- Judaism began after the revelations to Moses.
- 300 to 500 years separate Joseph and Moses
Therefore Joseph, his father Jacob and his father Isaac and his father Abraham could not have been Jews. Period. See I will bless those who bless thee
For the Ultra-Orthodox to claim his shrine in Nablus as “their own,” or for that matter, Abraham’s tomb in Hebron as Jewish shrines, are despicable historic manipulations to serve a Zionist Nazi-like Jewish-supremacist agenda.
It is Palestinians who are the real descendants of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and Jesus! The real descendants of the inhabitants of the Kingdom of Judah are the Palestinians as Dr. Shlomo Sand explains in his best seller (When and How Was the Jewish People Invented):
“It is not taught in Israeli schools but most of the early Zionist leaders, including David Ben Gurion [Israel’s first prime minister], believed that the Palestinians were the descendants of the area’s original Jews. They believed the Jews had later converted to Islam.”
Meanwhile, the Nazi forces of Israel will use any excuse to massacre and kidnap more Palestinians. And Palestinians will retaliate and the cycle will continue until the Holy land is cleansed from the filth of Zionists!
The Quran and Joseph (Yusuf)
12:4 LO! Thus spoke Joseph unto his father: “O my father! Behold, I saw [in a dream] eleven stars, as well as the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves before me!”
12:5 [Jacob] replied: “O my dear son! Do not relate thy dream to thy brothers lest [out of envy] they devise an evil scheme against thee; verily, Satan is man’s open foe!
As in the Biblical account of Joseph’s story, the Qur’an shows that Jacob did not fail to understand the meaning of his son’s dream-vision of future greatness, with the eleven stars symbolizing his brothers, and the sun and the moon his parents. But whereas the Bible quotes the father as “rebuking” his son (Genesis xxxvii, 10) in the obvious assumption that the dream was an outcome of wishful thinking, the Qur’an makes it clear that Jacob – who was himself a prophet – at once realized its prophetic quality and its deeper implications.(Quran Ref: 12:5 )
12:6 For, [as thou hast been shown in thy dream,] even thus will thy Sustainer elect thee, and will impart unto thee some understanding of the inner meaning of happenings, and will bestow the full measure of His blessings upon thee and upon the House of Jacob -even as, aforetime, He bestowed it in full measure upon thy forefathers Abraham and Isaac. Verily, thy Sustainer is all-knowing, wise!”
12:7 Indeed, in [the story of] Joseph and his brothers there are messages for all who search [after truth]
12:8 NOW [Joseph's brothers] spoke [thus to one another:] “Truly, Joseph and his brother [Benjamin] are dearer to our father than we, even though we are so many. Behold, our father is surely suffering from an aberration!”
12:9 [Said one of them:] “Slay Joseph, or else drive him away to some [faraway] land, so that your father’s regard may be for you alone: and after this is done, you will be [free to repent and to live once again as] righteous people!”
12:10 Another of them said: “Do not slay Joseph, but -rather – if you must do something – cast him into the dark depths of this well, [whence] some caravan may pick him up.”
12:11 [On this they agreed; and thereupon] they spoke [thus to their father]: “O our father! Wherefore wilt thou not trust us with Joseph, seeing that we are indeed his well-wishers?
12:12 Let him go out with us tomorrow, that he may enjoy himself and play: and, verily, we shall guard him well!”
12:13 [Jacob] answered: “Behold, it grieves me indeed [to think] that you might take him with you, for I dread lest the wolf devour him at a moment when you are heedless of him!”
12:14 Said they: “Surely, if the wolf were to devour him notwithstanding that we are so many-then, behold, we ought ourselves to perish!”
12:15 And so, when they went away with him, they decided to cast him into the dark depths of the well. And We revealed [this] unto him: “Thou wilt yet remind them of this their deed at a time when they shall not perceive [who thou art] !”
12:16 And at nightfall they came to their father, weeping,
12:17 [and] said: “O our father! Behold, we went off racing with one another, and left Joseph behind with our things; and thereupon the wolf devoured him! But [we know that] thou wouldst not believe us even though we speak the truth”
12:18 and they produced his tunic with false blood upon it. [But Jacob] exclaimed: “Nay, but it is your [own] minds that have made [so terrible] a happening seem a matter of little account to you! But [as for myself,] patience in adversity is most goodly [in the sight of God]; and it is to God [alone] that I pray to give me strength to bear the misfortune which you have described to me.”
12:19 AND THERE CAME a caravan; and they sent forth their drawer of water, and he let down his bucket into the well – [and when he saw Joseph] he exclaimed: “Oh, what a lucky find, this boy!” And they hid him with a view to selling him: but God had full knowledge of all that they were doing.
12:20 And they sold him for a paltry price – a mere few silver coins: thus low did they value him
12:21 And the man from Egypt who bought him said to his wife: “Make his stay [with us] honourable; he may well be of use to us, or we may adopt him as a son. And thus We gave unto Joseph a firm place on earth; and [We did this] so that We might impart unto him some understanding of the inner meaning of happenings. For, God always prevails in whatever be His purpose: but most people know it not.
12:22 And when he reached full manhood, We bestowed upon him the ability to judge [between right and wrong], as well as [innate] knowledge: for thus do We reward the doers of good.
12:23 And [it so happened that] she in whose house he was living [conceived a passion for him and] sought to make him yield himself unto her; and she bolted the doors and said, “Come thou unto me!” [But Joseph] answered: “May God preserve me! Behold, goodly has my master made my stay [in this house]! Verily, to no good end come they that do [such] wrong!”
12:24 And, indeed, she desired him, and he desired her; [and he would have succumbed] had he not seen [in this temptation] an evidence of his Sustainer’s truth: thus [We willed it to be] in order that We might avert from him all evil and all deeds of abomination -for, behold, he was truly one of Our servants.
The interpolated phrase “and he would have succumbed”, is implied in the above sentence. The moral significance of “virtue” consists in one’s inner victory over a wrongful desire, and not in the absence of such a desire. The well-known saying of the Prophet, recorded, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, by Bukhari and Muslim: “God, exalted be He, says: ‘If a servant of Mine [merely] desires to do a good deed, I shall count this [desire] as a good deed; and if he does it, I shall count it tenfold. And if he desires to commit a bad deed, but does not commit it, I shall count this as a good deed, seeing that he refrained from it only for My sake…”‘ -i.e., in consequence of a moral consideration (which, in the present instance, is described as “an evidence of God’s truth”).(Quran Ref: 12:24 )
12:25 And they both rushed to the door; and she [grasped and] rent his tunic from behind-and [lo!] they met her lord at the door! Said she: “What ought to be the punishment of one who had evil designs on [the virtue of] thy wife – [what] but imprisonment or a [yet more] grievous chastisement?”
12:26 [Joseph] exclaimed: “It was she who sought to make me yield myself unto her!” Now one of those present, a member of her own household, suggested this:If his tunic has been torn from the front, then she is telling the truth, and he is a liar;
Here, again, the Qur’anic narrative differs from the story as told in the Bible, since according to the latter (Genesis xxxix, 19-20), the husband immediately believed the false accusation and cast Joseph into prison; the episodes related in verses 26-34 of this surah do not appear in the Biblical account.(Quran Ref: 12:26 )
12:27 but if his tunic has been torn from behind, then she is lying, and he is speaking the truth.”
12:28 And when (her husband] saw that his tunic was torn from behind, he said: “Behold, this is [an instance] of your guile, O womankind! Verily, awesome is your guile!
12:29 [But,] Joseph, let this pass! And thou, [O wife,] ask forgiveness for thy sin-for, verily, thou hast been greatly at fault!”
According to almost all the commentators, the meaning is, “do not mention this to anyone”, the implication being that the husband was prepared to forgive and forget.
12:30 NOW the women of the city spoke [thus to one another]: “The wife of this nobleman is trying to induce her slave-boy to yield himself unto her! Her love for him has pierced her heart; verily, we see that she is undoubtedly suffering from an aberration!
12:31 Thereupon, when she heard of their malicious talk, she sent for them, and prepared for them a sumptuous repast, and handed each of them a knife and said [to Joseph]: “Come out and show thyself to them!” And when the women saw him, they were greatly amazed at his beauty, and [so flustered were they that] they cut their hands [with their knives], exclaiming, “God save us! This is no mortal man! This is nought but a noble angel!”
12:32 Said she: “This, then, is he about whom you have been blaming me! And, indeed, I did try to make him yield himself unto me, but he remained chaste. Now, however, if he does not do what I bid him, he shall most certainly be imprisoned, and shall most certainly find himself among the despised!
12:33 Said he: “O my Sustainer! Prison is more desirable to me than [compliance with] what these women invite me to: for, unless Thou turn away their guile from me, I might yet yield to their allure and become one of those who are unaware [of right and wrong].”
12:34 And his Sustainer responded to his prayer, and freed him from the threat of their guile: verily, He alone is all-hearing, all-knowing. -
12:35 For, presently it occurred to the nobleman and his household [even] after they had seen all the signs [of Joseph's innocence] – that they might as well imprison him for a time.
12:36 NOW two young men happened to go to prison at the same time as Joseph.One of them said: “Behold, I saw myself [in a dream] pressing wine.” And the other said: “Behold, I saw myself [in a dream] carrying bread on my head, and birds were eating thereof.” [And both entreated Joseph:] “Let us know the real meaning of this! Verily, we see that thou art one of those who know well [how to interpret dreams]
According to the Biblical account (not contradicted by the Qur’an), they were the King’s cup-bearer and baker, both of them imprisoned for unspecified offences.(Quran Ref: 12:36 )
12:37 [Joseph] answered: “Ere there comes unto you the meal which you are [daily] fed, I shall have informed you of the real meaning of your dreams, [so that you might know what is to come] before it comes unto you: for this is [part] of the knowledge which my Sustainer has imparted to me. “Behold, I have left behind me the ways of people who do not believe in God, and who persistently refuse to acknowledge the truth of the life to come;
Joseph wants to avail himself of this opportunity to guide his two fellow-prisoners towards the true faith; and so, while promising that he would explain their dreams presently, he asks them to listen first to a short discourse on the oneness of God.(Quran Ref: 12:37 )
12:38 and I follow the creed of my forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is not conceivable that we should [be allowed to] ascribe divinity to aught beside God: this is [an outcome] of God’s bounty unto us and unto all mankind -but most people are ungrateful.
12:39 “O my companions in imprisonment! Which is more reasonable: [belief in the existence of numerous divine] lords, each of them different from the other” – or [in] the One God, who holds absolute sway over all that exists?
12:40 “All that you worship instead of God is nothing but [empty] names which you have invented – you and your forefathers- [and] for which God has bestowed no warrant from on high. Judgment [as to what is right and what is wrong] rests with God alone-[and] He has ordained that you should worship nought but Him: this is the [one] ever-true faith; but most people know it not
12:41 “[And now,] O my companions in imprisonment, [I shall tell you the meaning of your dreams:] as for one of you two, he will [again] give his lord [the King] wine to drink; but as for the other, he will be crucified, and birds will eat off his head. [But whatever be your future,] the matter on which you have asked me to enlighten you has been decided [by God].”
12:42 And [thereupon Joseph] said unto the one of the two whom he considered saved: “Mention me unto thy lord [when thou art free]!” But Satan caused him to forget to mention [Joseph] to his lord, and so he remained in prison a few [more] years.
12:43 AND [one day] the King said: Behold, I saw [in a dream] seven fat cows being devoured by seven emaciated ones, and seven green ears [of wheat] next to [seven] others that were withered. O you nobles! Enlighten me about [the meaning of] my dream, if you are able to interpret dreams!”
12:44 They answered: ” [This is one of] the most involved and confusing of dreams, and we have no deep knowledge of the real meaning of dreams.”
12:45 At that, the one of the two [erstwhile prisoners] who had been saved, and [who suddenly] remembered [Joseph] after all that time, spoke [thus]: “It is I who can inform you of the real meaning of this [dream]; so let me go [in search of it].”
12:46 [And he went to see Joseph in the prison and said to him:] “Joseph, O thou truthful one! Enlighten us about [the meaning of a dream in which] seven fat cows were being devoured by seven emaciated ones, and seven green ears [of wheat appeared] next to [seven] others that were withered – so that I may return [with thy explanation] unto the people [of the court, and] that they may come to know [what manner of man thou art]!”
12:47 [Joseph] replied: “You shall sow for seven years as usual; but let all [the grain] that you harvest remain [untouched] in its ear, excepting only a little, whereof you may eat:
12:48 for, after that [period of seven good years] there will come seven hard [years] which will devour all that you shall have laid up for them, excepting only a little of that which you shall have kept in store.
12:49 And after that there will come a year in which the people will be delivered from all distress,and in which they will press [oil and wine as before].”
12:50 And [as soon as Joseph's interpretation. was conveyed to him,] the King said: “Bring him before me!” But when the [King's] messenger came unto him, [Joseph] said: “Go back to thy lord and ask him [first to find out the truth] about those women who cut their hands-for, behold, [until now it is] my Sustainer [alone who] has full knowledge of their guile!”
12:51 [Thereupon the King sent for those women; and when they came,] he asked: “What was it that you hoped to achieve when you sought to make Joseph yield himself unto you?” The women answered: “God save us! We did not perceive the least evil [intention] on his part!” [And] the wife of Joseph’s former masterexclaimed: “Now has the truth come to light! It was I who sought to make him yield himself unto me – whereas he, behold, was indeed speaking the truth!”
12:52 [When Joseph learned what had happened, he said: "I asked for] this, so that [my former master] might know that I did not betray him behind his back, and that God does not bless with His guidance the artful schemes of those who betray their trust.
12:53 And yet, I am not trying to absolve myself: for, verily, man’s inner self does incite [him] to evil, and saved are only they upon whom my Sustainer bestows His grace. Behold, my Sustainer is much forgiving, a dispenser of grace!”
12:54 And the King said: “Bring him unto me, so that I may attach him to my own person.” And when he had spoken with him, [the King] said: “Behold, [from] this day thou shalt be of high standing with us, invested with all trust!”
12:55 [Joseph] replied: “Place in my charge the store-houses of the land; behold, I shall be a good and knowing keeper.
By making this request, Joseph wanted to assure an efficient build-up of grain reserves during the coming years of plenty, knowing well that they would be followed by seven years of scarcity. It is obvious from the sequence that his request was granted, and that he was able to fulfil the task which he had set himself.(Quran Ref: 12:55 )
12:56 And thus We established Joseph securely in the land [of Egypt]: he had full mastery over it, [doing] whatever he willed. [Thus do] We cause Our grace to alight upon whomever We will; and We do not fail to requite the doers of good.
12:57 But in the eyes of those who have attained to faith and have always been conscious of Us, a reward in the life to come is a far greater good [than any reward in this world].
12:58 AND [after some years,] Joseph’s brothers came [to Egypt] and presented themselves before him: and he knew them [at once], whereas they did not recognize him.
Le., to buy wheat from the stores which Joseph had accumulated during the seven years of plenty: for all the countries in the vicinity of Egypt were by now affected by the famine which he had predicted, and Egypt alone had a surplus, the distribution of which he supervised personally (cf. Genesis x1i, 54-57).(Quran Ref: 12:58 )
12:59 And when he had provided them with their provisions, he said: “[When you come here next,] bring unto me that brother of yours from your father’s side. Do you not see that I have given [you] full measure and have been the best of hosts?
Lit., “a brother of yours from your father”-i.e., their half-brother Benjamin, who was Joseph’s full brother (their mother having been Rachel, Jacob’s favourite wife), whereas the other ten had different mothers. Benjamin, the youngest of Jacob’s children, had not accompanied his brothers on their first journey to Egypt, but they had presumably mentioned him in the course of their conversation with Joseph.(Quran Ref: 12:59 )
12:60 But if you do not bring him unto me, you shall never again receive a single measure [of grain] from me, nor shall you [be allowed to] come near me!”
12:61 They answered: “We shall try to persuade his father to part with him, and, verily, we shall do [our utmost]!”
12:62 And [Joseph] said to his servants: “Place their merchandise in their camel-packs, so that they may find it there when they come home, and hence be the more eager to return.
“Their Merchandise” I.e., the goods which they had bartered for wheat (Ibn Kathir): a very plausible explanation in view of the fact that barter was the most common form of trade in those ancient times.(Quran Ref: 12:62 )
12:63 And so, when they returned to their father, [Joseph's brothers] said: “O our father! All grain is [to be] withheld from us [in the future unless we bring Benjamin with us]: send, therefore, our brother with us, so that we may obtain our measure (of grain]; and, verily, we shall guard him well!”
12:64 [Jacob] replied: “Shall I trust you with him in the same wayas I trusted you with his brother (Joseph] aforetime? [Nay,] but God’s guardianship is better [than yours], for He is the most merciful of the merciful!”
12:65 Thereupon, when they opened their packs, they discovered that their merchandise had been returned to them; [and] they said: “O our father! What more could we desire? Here is our merchandise: it has been returned to us! [If thou send Benjamin with us,] we shall (again] be able to bring food for our family, and shall guard our brother [well], and receive in addition another camel-load of grain That [which we have brought the first time] was but a scanty measure.”
12:66 Said [Jacob]: “I will not send him with you until you give me a solemn pledge, before God, that you will indeed bring him back unto me, unless you yourselves be encompassed [by death]!” And when they had given him their solemn pledge, [Jacob] said: “God is witness to all that we say!”
12:67 And he added: “O my sons! Do not enter [the city all] by one gate, but enter by different gates. Yet [even so,] I can be of no avail whatever to you against [anything that may be willed by] God: judgment [as to what is to happen] rests with none but God. In Him have I placed my trust: for, all who have trust [in His existence] must place their trust in Him alone.”
12:68 But althoughthey entered [Joseph's city] in the way their father had bidden them, this proved of no avail whatever to them against [the plan of] God [His request] had served only to satisfy Jacob’s heartfelt desire [to protect them]: for, behold, thanks to what We had imparted unto him, he was indeed endowed with the knowledge [that God's will must always prevail ]; but most people know it not.
When Jacob gave his sons this advice, he followed only an instinctive, humanly-understandable urge, and did not really expect that any outward precaution would by itself help them: for, as he himself pointed out on parting, “judgment as to what is to happen rests with none but God”. This stress on man’s utter dependence on God – a fundamental tenet of Islam – explains why Jacob’s advice (which in itself is not relevant to the story) has been mentioned in the above Qur’anic narrative.(Quran Ref: 12:68 )
12:69 AND WHEN [the sons of Jacob] presented themselves before Joseph, he drew his brother [Benjamin] unto himself, saying [to him in secret]: “Behold, I am thy brother! So grieve thou not over their past doings!”
Thus, contrary to the Biblical account, Joseph is stated here to have disclosed his identity to Benjamin long before he revealed himself to his ten half-brothers. The words “their past doings” obviously refer to their treacherous behaviour towards himself which Joseph had now presumably disclosed to Benjamin.(Quran Ref: 12:69 )
12:70 And [later,] when he had provided them with their provisions, he placed the [King's] drinking-cup in his brother’s camel-pack. And [as they were leaving the city,] a herald called out: “O you people of the caravan! Verily, you are thieves!
This extremely plausible explanation contrasts sharply with the Biblical account of this incident (Genesis xliv), according to which the false accusation was part of an inexplicable “stratagem” devised by Joseph. If we discard-as we must-this part of the Biblical version, it is far more logical to assume that Joseph, who had been granted by the King full authority over all that belonged to the latter (see verse 56 above), had placed the royal cup as a present in the bag of his favourite brother; and that he did this secretly, without informing his servants, because he did not want anyone, least of all his ten half-brothers, to know his predilection for Benjamin.
12:71 Turning towards the herald and his companions, the brothers asked: “What is it that you miss?”
12:72 They answered: “We miss the King’s goblet; and he who produces it shall receive a camel-load [of grain as reward]!” And [the herald added:] “I pledge myself to this _ [promise]!”
12:73 Said [the brothers]: “By God! Well do you know that we have not come to commit deeds of corruption in this land, and that we have not been thieving!”
12:74 [The Egyptians] said: “But what shall be the requital of this [deed] if you are [proved to be] liars?”
12:75 [The brothers] replied: “Its requital? He in whose camel-pack [the cup] is found-he shall be [enslaved as] a requital thereof! Thus do we [ourselves] requite the doers of [such] wrong.
12:76 Thereupon [they were brought before Joseph to be searched; and] he began with the bags of his half-brothersbefore the bag of his brother [Benjamin]: and in the end he brought forth the drinking Cupsout of his brother’s bag. In this way did We contrive for Joseph [the attainment of his heart's desire]: under the King’s law, he would [otherwise] not have been able to detain his brother, had not God so willed. We do raise to [high] degrees [of knowledge] whomever We will – but above everyone who is endowed with knowledge there is One who knows all.
The meaning of this story is now clear: it is a further illustration of the basic doctrine that “judgment [as to what is to happen] rests with none but God” (verse 67 above). Joseph had wanted to keep Benjamin with himself, but under the law of Egypt he could not do this without the consent of his half-brothers, who were the legal guardians of their minor brother; and they -bound as they were by the solemn promise given to their father-would certainly not have agreed to Benjamin’s remaining behind. The only other alternative open to Joseph was to disclose his identity to them; but since he was not yet prepared td go so far, he was obliged to allow Benjamin to depart with his brothers. The accidental discovery of his gift, entirely unexpected by Joseph, changed everything: for now Benjamin appeared to be guilty of theft, and under the law of the land Joseph was entitled to claim him as his slave, and thus to keep him in his house. The words, “In this way did We contrive for Joseph [the attainment of his heart's desire]“, referring to the incident of the cup, indicate that its final outcome was neither planned nor even foreseen by Joseph.(Quran Ref: 12:76 )
12:77 [As soon as the cup came to light out of Benjamin's bag, the brothers] exclaimed: “If he has stolen-well, a brother of his used to steal afore-time !”Thereupon Joseph said to himself, without revealing his thought to them: “You are far worse in this respect, and God is fully aware of what you are saying.
12:78 They said: “O thou great one! Behold, he has a father, a very old man: detain, therefore, one of us in his stead. Verily, we see that thou art a doer of good!”
12:79 He answered: “May God preserve us from [the sin of] detaining any other than him with whom we have found our property-for then, behold, we would indeed be evildoers!”
12:80 And so, when they lost all hope of [moving] him, they withdrew to take counsel [among themselves]. The eldest of them said: “Do you not rememberthat your father has bound you by a solemn pledge before God – and how, before that, you had failed with regard to Joseph? Hence, I shall not depart from this land till my father gives me leave or God passes judgment in my favour:for He is the best of all judges.
12:81 [And as for you others,] return to your father and say: `O our father! Behold, thy son has stolen-but we [can] bear witness to no more than what has become known to us;and [although we gave you our pledge,] we could not guard against something that [lay hidden in the future and, hence,] was beyond the reach of our perception.
12:82 And ask thou in the town in which we were [at the time], and of the people of the caravan with whom we travelled hither, and [thou wilt find that] we, are indeed telling the truth!”‘
12:83 [AND WHEN they returned to their father and told him what had happened,] he exclaimed: “Nay, but it is your [own] minds that have made [so terrible] a happening seem a matter of little account to you! But [as for myself,] patience in adversity is most goodly; God may well bring them all [back] unto me:verily, He alone is all-knowing, truly wise!”
12:84 But he turned away from them and said: “O woe is me for Joseph!”-and his eyes became dimfrom the grief with which he was filled.
Lit., “white”: i.e., dim with the tears that filled them. Although Jacob was now deprived of three of his sons, his grief for Joseph was the most acute because he was the only one of the three of whom Jacob did not know whether he was dead or alive.(Quran Ref: 12:84 )
12:85 Said [his sons]: “By God! Thou wilt never cease to remember, Joseph till thou art broken in body and spirit or art dead!”
12:86 He answered: “It is only to God that I complain of my deep grief and my sorrow: for I know, from God, something that you do not know.
Namely, that “judgment as to what is to happen rests with none but God”, and that “all who have ‘trust [in His existence] must place their trust in Him alone” (verse 67): the twin ideas which underlie the whole of this surah, and which Jacob now seeks to impress upon his sons. In addition to this, his remembrance of Joseph’s prophetic dream (verse 4) and his own conviction at the time that his beloved son would be elected by God for His special grace (verse 6), fills Jacob with renewed hope that Joseph is still alive and this explains the directives which he gives his sons in the next sentence.(Quran Ref: 12:86 )
12:87 [Hence,] O my sons, go forth and try to obtain some tidings of Joseph and his brother; and do not lose hope of God’s life-giving mercy:verily, none but people who deny the truth can ever lose hope of God’s life-giving mercy.
12:88 [AND THE SONS of Jacob went back to Egypt and to Joseph;] and when they presented themselves before him, they said: “O thou great one! Hardship has visited us and our folk, and so we have brought but scanty merchandise;but give us a full measure [of grain], and be charitable to us: behold, God rewards those who give in charity!”
12:89 Replied he: “Do you remember what you did to Joseph and his brother when you were still unaware [of right and wrong]?”
By coupling his own name with that of Benjamin he possibly hinted at his brothers’ early envy and hatred of the two sons of Rachel (cf. verse 8 of this surah); alternatively, the mention of Benjamin may have been due to the readiness with which they accepted the “evidence” of the latter’s guilt (verse 77).(Quran Ref: 12:89 )
12:90 They exclaimed: “Why – is it indeed thou who art Joseph?” He answered: “I am Joseph, and this is my brother. God has indeed been gracious unto us. Verily, if one is conscious of Him and patient in adversity behold, God does not fail to requite the doers of good!”
12:91 [The brothers] said: “By God! Most certainly has God raised thee high above us, and we were indeed but sinners!”
12:92 Said he: “No reproach shall be uttered today against you. May God forgive you your sins: for He is the most merciful of the merciful!
12:93 [And now] go and take this tunic of mine and lay it over my father’s face, and he will recover his sight.And thereupon come [back] to me with all your family.”
12:94 AND AS SOON as the caravan [with which Jacob's sons were travelling] was on its way,their father said [to the people around him]: “Behold, were it not that you might consider me a dotard, [I would say that] I truly feel the breath of Joseph [in the air]!”
12:95 They answered: “By God! Thou art indeed still lost in thy old aberration!”
12:96 But when the bearer of good tidings came [with Joseph's tunic], he laid it over his face; and he regained his sight, [and] exclaimed: “Did I not tell you, `Verily, I know, from God, something that you do not know’?”
12:97 [His sons] answered: “O our father! Ask God to forgive us our sins, for, verily, we were sinners.”
12:98 He said: “I shall ask my Sustainer to forgive you: He alone is truly forgiving, a true dispenser of grace!”
12:99 AND WHEN they [all arrived in Egypt and] presented themselves before Joseph, he drew his parents unto himself,saying, “Enter Egypt! If God so wills, you shall be secure [from all evil]!”
According to the Biblical account – not contradicted by the Qur’an – Joseph’s mother Rachel had died while giving birth to Benjamin. We may, therefore, assume that the “mother” implied in the term “parents” was another of Jacob’s wives, who had brought up Joseph and Benjamin; this would be in consonance with the ancient Arabian custom of applying the designation “mother” to a foster-mother.(Quran Ref: 12:99 )
12:100 And he raised his parents to the highest place of honour [throne]; and they [all] fell down before Him, prostrating themselves in adoration. Thereupon [Joseph] said: “O my father! This is the real meaning of my dream of long ago, which my Sustainer has made come true.And He was indeed good to me when He freed me from the prison, and [when] He brought you [all unto me] from the desert after Satan had sown discord between me and my brothers. Verily, my Sustainer is unfathomable in [the way He brings about] whatever He wills:verily, He alone is all-knowing, truly wise!
The fulfilment of Joseph’s childhood dream consisted in the high dignity with which he was now invested and in the fact that his parents and his brothers had come from Canaan to Egypt for his sake: for “no reasonable person can expect that the fulfilment of a dream should be an exact replica of the dream itself”.(Quran Ref: 12:100 )
12:101 “O my Sustainer! Thou hast indeed bestowed upon me something of power,and hast imparted unto me some knowledge of the inner meaning of happenings.Originator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art near unto me in this world and in the life to come: let me die as one who has surrendered himself unto Thee, and make me one with the righteous!”
12:102 THIS ACCOUNT of something that was beyond the reach of thy perception We [now] reveal unto thee, [O Prophet Muhammad:] for thou wert not with Joseph’s brothers when they resolved upon what they were going to do and wove their schemes [against him].
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The Jerusalem International Foundation warned of the continued Israeli aggression on Al Aqsa Mosque, after Israeli soldiers threw a petrol bomb at the mosque on Wednesday.
The firm said in a statement on Thursday – a day after celebrations of the Jewish Passover, which began Monday and continue until the twenty-fifth of this month – that this targeting of the mosque is part of the escalation of the project of conversion (to Jewish Only) the occupied city of Jerusalem.
In its barbaric “efforts” of the Judaization of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel took advantage of the current revolutions in the Middle East to accomplish a most despicable and barbaric act. Then again, what’s new?
It was an Israeli soldiers who, during evening prayers yesterday, threw a petrol bomb at the forest area on the east side of Door of Mercy of the mosque, igniting a fire and almost cause an outbreak of fire in the mosque. Luckily Palestinian guards immediately noticed and extinguished the fire.
Eyewitnesses stated that they saw an Israeli military patrol in the area and one of its members drop the bomb before being driven away towards the Mount of Olives.
Meanwhile, a group of extremist thugs (settlers) attempted last Monday evening to enter mosque to “make a sacrifice” at the Dome of the Rock. Mosque guards were able to control the situation. Source
There’s Israel for you: a country based on NaZionism and terrorism by heathens and thugs!