UPDATE: Please see Desert Peace: THE CAMERA EYES IN ON ISRAEL.. AND LIES
We’ve heard time and again that History is written by the Victor. And since Israel enjoys the blind support of the U.S. of A which Veto’s every U.N. resolution against Israel, regardless of the atrocities Israel commits, and with unwavering financial support in excess of $4.0 billion a year – that we know of – they will view themselves as Victors and try to get away with murder. To a large part, they have been successful.
And to think with all the support we provide, they still dare call us Gentiles! Have you looked up the meaning of the word or do you blindly utter it as fact? They claim that we’re Pagans! Yes, and then they insert additional definitions to disguise the word and sooner or later, the definition will be accepted, as it is now. And we dance to the Israeli tunes as they wish.
Amazingly though is the fact that this little nation of terrorists and thugs is now attempting to re-write historical facts. The Jewish Post… err, I meant Jerusalem Post, in an article published by Caroline Glick, Our World: The New Guardians of Israel, wrote the following:
After the Romans destroyed the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, refugees from Jerusalem fled to the Galilean town. Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi, who presided over the writing of the Mishna, or oral law, moved to Tzipori from Beit Shearim, and it was there that he codified the six books of the Mishna and died.
The Jews of Tzipori revolted against the Roman Emperor Constantine, refusing to accept Christianity and the city was destroyed. The Jews later returned during the Islamic period.
Wait, what? The Jews returned during the Islamic period? What does this mean? The same Muslims the Jews have always accused of being terrorists? Interesting! It must be true then that Jews lived in peace and respect under Muslims or Islamic rule. But we already know this from the Spanish Inquisition.
LAST FRIDAY afternoon, the struggle for Jewish control of Tzipori, the Galilee and the Land of Israel as a whole continued on the ancient ground. On that quiet afternoon of Purim, under the blistering sun, three horses stood happily grazing in a field of shrubs and grasses. The only problem with the otherwise pastoral scene was that the horses belong to Arab squatters from the Kablawi clan. In recent years, the Kablawis have built themselves an illegal village of some 20 houses masquerading as storage containers on stolen Jewish National Fund land adjacent to Tzipori’s fields.
Amazing. Tzipori by the way is on the outskirts of Nazareth. It has been, and will always be Palestinian land. So the Palestinians who are more likely to be descendants of the Kingdom of Judah, are now squatters? Has the writer gone mad or is this a casual attempt of lying and rewriting history.. slowly but surely? The thugs known who steal Palestinian lands – plenty of videos of such here, on this blog, or on Youtube, are called “settlers” but when Palestinians live on their lands and the lands of their forefathers, they’re considered squatters? Ah, yes.. so said the Jews!
The lies continue (from the last paragraph):
They are faced with three equally unacceptable options for contending with this state of affairs. They can do nothing and let their livelihood and lives’ work be destroyed. They can pay protection money to Arab criminal gangs, who in exchange agree not to rob them. Or they can try to sell off their lands and abandon agriculture altogether.
This is getting comic now. In Israel? Excuse me? If Arabs could do such a thing, the Israelis/ Jews would have long abandoned Palestine. And of course, there’s always the Israeli “might” and force that would send these Arabs to their graves, as they did in Gaza! Wouldn’t you agree? So, what do we conclude here? Anyone with basic knowledge of the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict, would know that this is far fetched and fabricated.
Then again, it sounds good to the ignorant.. and that’s who the target audience is!
The original Hashomer, or Guardsmen was established in the Galilee in 1909 for the same purpose – protecting Jewish farming communities from Arab marauders who demanded protection money from the farmers. It was the progenitor of the Haganah, which in turn, became the Israel Defense Force.
And more lies.. the Haganah was a terrorist group – and the Israelis are the first to bring terrorism to the Middle East – yet the story tries to paint a different picture: that the Jews had to become organized and defend their farms! Interesting… but the writer simply transposed the Arab with Jew and suddenly the story became as was posted in Jew… err.. Jerusalem Post!
And about the Haganah… here are the historical facts:
- The British government issued the Balfour Declaration on November 2, 1917, in the form of a letter to a British Zionist leader from the foreign secretary Arthur J. Balfour “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of the existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
- The Palestinians convened their first National Conference and expressed their opposition to the Balfour Declaration.
- The Great Uprising, Great Revolt, or Great Arab Revolt was an uprising during the British mandate by Palestinian Arabs in Palestine which lasted from 1936 to 1939. In April 1936, the Arab leadership in Palestine, led by Hajj Amin al-Husayni, declared a general strike to protest against, and put an end to Jewish immigration to Palestine. The revolt was driven primarily by Arab hostility to Britain’s permission of restricted Jewish immigration and land purchases which Palestinian Arabs believed was leading them to becoming a minority in the territory and future nation-state. They demanded immediate elections which, based on their demographic majority, would have resulted in a democratic Arab government.About one month after the general strike started the leadership group declared a general non-payment of taxes in explicit opposition to Jewish immigration. In the countryside, armed insurrection started sporadically, becoming more organised with time. One particular target of the rebels was the major TAP oil pipeline constructed only a few years earlier from Kirkuk to Haifa.The strike was called off in October 1936 and the violence abated for about a year while the Peel Commission deliberated and eventually recommended partition of Palestine.
- Purple area: Open Jewish State (Akko, Haifa and Jaffa/ Tel Aviv)
- Gray area: Open Arab Palestinian State (Gaza and Rafah included)
- Lined area: Jerusalem to Jaffa – Under British Mandate
With the rejection of this proposal, the revolt resumed during the autumn of 1937, marked by the assassination of Commissioner Andrews in Nazareth. Violence continued throughout 1938 and eventually petered out in 1939. The decision of the French to crack down on Arab leaders in Damascus may have been a significant factor in stopping the conflict.The British responded to the violence by greatly expanding their military forces and clamping down on Arab dissent. “Administrative detention” (imprisonment without charges or trial), curfews, and house demolitions were among British practices during this period. More than 120 Arabs were sentenced to death and about 40 hanged. The main Arab leaders were arrested or expelled. Amin al-Husayni fled from Palestine to escape arrest.The mainstream Jewish military organization, the Haganah actively supported British efforts to quell the largely peasant insurgency, which reached 10,000 Arab fighters at their peak during the summer and fall of 1938. Although the British administration didn’t officially recognize the Haganah, the British security forces cooperated with it by forming the Jewish Settlement Police, Jewish Auxiliary Forces and Special Night Squads.
- A smaller Haganah splinter group, the Irgun organization adopted a policy of revenge against civilians. Despite the assistance of 20,000 additional British troops and 14,500 well trained and well armed Haganah men, the Great Uprising continued for over three years. By the time order was restored in March of 1939, more than 5,000 Arabs, 400 Jews, and 200 Britons were killed.Another outcome of the hostilities was the disengagement of the Jewish and Arab economies in Palestine, which were more or less intertwined until that time. For example, whereas the Jewish city of Tel Aviv relied on the nearby Arab seaport of Jaffa, hostilities dictated building a separate Jewish-run seaport for Tel-Aviv. Historians later pointed to the uprising as a pivotal point at which the Jewish population in Palestine became independent and self-sustaining. During the revolt, British authorities attempted to confiscate all weapons from the Arab population. This, and the destruction of the main Arab political leadership in the revolt, greatly hindered their military efforts in the 1948 Israeli War of “Independence.”
- Since the Balfour Declaration of 1917 (which endorsed the idea of a Jewish state within Palestine), the British government had been struggling to reconcile the conflicting aspirations of Jews and Arabs in Palestine, which Britain administered under a League of Nations mandate . Those who still believed in the possibility of peaceful coexistence between the two groups got a grim comeuppance in July 1937 when the Peel Commission, headed by Lord Robert Peel, issued its report. Basically, the commission concluded, the mandate in Palestine was unworkable. There was no hope of any cooperative national entity there that included both Arabs and Jews. The impetus for the commission’s formation had been the most recent spark of Palestinian violence. Riots and Arab protests against the Jews in Palestine had been escalating throughout the 1920s and ’30s. In the mid-1930s, in response to the thousands of Jews who’d arrived from Europe, Palestinian Arabs formed the Arab High Committee to defend themselves against what they perceived as a Jewish takeover. A general strike exploded into a revolt. Desperate for a solution, the British appointed Lord Peel to study the situation. The Arab leadership boycotted the study. After dismissing the possibility of Arab-Jewish amity, the commission went on to recommend the partition of Palestine into a Jewish state, an Arab state, and a neutral sacred-site state to be administered by Britain. Within two years, Britain found itself in a no-win situation, and on the eve of World War II issued the infamous “White Paper” severely curtailing Jewish immigration into Palestine.
- The Woodhead Commission was established in 1938 in the British Mandate of Palestine after the Peel Commission failed to achieve resolution to the Arab Revolt and the rejection of its recommendations by the three major parties in the conflict: Zionist Jews, Palestinian Arabs, and the British government. The Commission was intended to “examine the Peel Commission plan in detail and to recommend an actual partition plan” ; in some views, its purpose was to absolve Great Britain of its responsibilities in Palestine so that it could focus its attention to the growing threat in Europe.The Commission was headed by Sir John Woodhead, who was charged with identifying the circumstances leading to the failure of the Peel Commission. He was instructed to reject the Peel Commission’s findings and to attempt to placate the Arab side in the argument, since they constituted a majority in the country.The members of the Commission arrived in Palestine in 1938 to research the problems there. In their report, they proposed two separate plans for partition of Palestine into two states and a British Mandatory Zone, “Plan B” and “Plan C” (“Plan A” having been that of the Peel Commission). The majority of the commission supported Plan C, which recommended:
- A Jewish state of only 1,250 sq. km., less than 5% of the area of Palestine, which would consist of just a coastal strip of land, no more than twenty kilometers in width. It would extend from the town of Rehovot to Kibbutz Nachsholim, adjacent to the town of Zichron Yaakov.
- An Arab state to occupy most of the remaining territory of central Palestine, south of a line extending across from the northern edge of the Jewish state, and north of a line running approximately from the south end of the Dead Sea to Gaza.
- The remainder of the territory of Palestine (south of the Gaza-Dead Sea line; north of the Jewish and Arab states; and an enclave around Jerusalem) was to remain a British Mandatory Zone
The Jews of Palestine were sharply opposed to the findings, leading to the Commission’s failure. In consequence, Britain invited the parties to London in 1939 to participate in a third attempt to resolve the crisis, the St. James Conference (also known as the Round Table Conference of 1939), to investigate the results of the Peel Commission of 1936. The recommendations were eventually rejected by both Zionists and Palestinian Arabs.
- With World War II over and the Nazi death camps open for the world to see, Zionists redoubled their demands that Britain open its Palestine mandate to unlimited Jewish immigration. Jewish terrorist groups the Irgun Zvei Lumi and the Stern Gang escalated their campaign to force Britain’s hand.
- Arabs in the region opposed a Jewish influx, but in Palestine itself they lacked unified leadership. So in March 1945, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Transjordan, Yemen, and Egypt organized the League of Arab States to pressure Britain from the other side. Britain’s new labour government (unlike its predecessor) strongly sympathized with Zionism’s goal, yet it hoped to remain friendly with the Arabs. Adding to the British quandary was President Truman. whose Zionist leanings were clear. In April 1946, yielding to U. S. pressure, Britain sent yet another commission to study the issue. The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry recommended that 100,000 European Jewish refugees be admitted immediately, that restrictions on Jewish land purchases in Palestine be lifted, and that a binational Jewish-Arab state be established under United Nations trusteeship. Faced with the political and economic costs of policing Palestine, the British gladly turned the matter over to the UN. In 1947 the UN sent its own commission to seek answers to the Palestine problem. The result, the following year, was the founding of Israel and a war between the Jewish and Arab.
- On the night of January 30-31, 1947, a mixed force composed of the First Battalion of Palmakh and the Carmelie brigade (estimated at approximately 150 to 200 terrorists) launched a raid against the two towns under the leadership of Hayim Afinuam. Taking the homes by surprise as their inhabitants slept, they pelted them with hand grenades, then went inside, firing their machine guns. The terrorist attack led to the deaths of approximately sixty citizens inside their homes, most of them women, elderly and children. The attack lasted for an hour, after which the Zionists withdrew at 2:00 A.M. after attacking a large number of homes.According to a report written by the leader of the terrorist operation, ” the attacking units slipped into the town and began working on the houses. And due to the fact that gunfire was directed inside the rooms, it was not possible to avoid injuring women and children. ”