Sometimes nothing is more offensive than the truth and a recent postof mine may have caused some serious offence due to the amount of truth in it.
This is post shall be an edited version of it with further facts added.
Non-Jewish “illegal infiltrators flooding the country” could grow to a number “that threatens our existence as a Jewish and democratic state”
:-Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in 2012
In the original post I said “If you don’t find the statement offensive, then read it again but change the word ‘Jewish’ to ‘Aryan'”
The statement has been labeled Anti Semitic. The fact that if any other world leader had said the same thing with the name of a particular people within their country, people wouldn’t hesitate to refer to that leader as a Nazi has been avoided.
I made the mistake of not citing my sources which when I am writing about Israel/Palestine, are usually Israeli or Jewish sources due to the use of the accusation of antisemitism being used to shut down any legitimate criticism of the state of Israel and I also cleared my internet history so Ican’t find the articles I was quoting from. But in the process of looking for my original sources I found this quote
‘You don’t simply bundle people onto trucks and drive them away … I prefer to advocate a more positive policy, to create, in effect, a condition that in a positive way will induce people to leave
:- Ariel Sharon
I don’t need to point out anything about that quote. Readers of this blog have got the brains to work out why people could find it shocking.
I also said
Another aspect that makes Extreme Zionism akin to National Socialism is the way they talk about ‘the Palestinian problem’ as Nazi’s talked about ‘the Jewish problem.’ But what makes it even more akin to National Socialism is the way they claim Palestine or Palestinians never existed as the Nazi’s claimed the Warsaw Ghetto never existed. As Extreme Zionists like to cite Balfour, I’d like to point out that the Balfour Declaration disagrees with them.
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 existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
As the Israeli government clearly has prejudice against he civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine,it is not keeping to the terms of the declaration.
Notice I said “Extreme Zionism” This is because moderate Zionists want a peaceful solution involving an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel as I do.
Now to go through what the Mr Redsell at Ipswich Spy said here
He says this
In his expression of these extremist views he has managed to hugely offend the Jewish community, some of whom have anonymously contacted Ipswich Spy to express their concerns.
Israel represents world Jewry as much as Latvia represents world Christendom. What Mr Redsell means is that he has received one Email. I’ve received Emails to links to articles like this.
The Spy article quotes Judy Terry
“Conservatives believe in freedom: freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom to live your life as you wish, provided such freedoms don’t harm anyone else.
I believe in a free Palestine based on the 1967 borders.
Judy Terry also said
“I understand that, in his blog, Kevin was merely highlighting his concerns about the discord between Israel and Palestine, something which worries us all, and which we would all like to see amicably resolved. Perhaps the powers that be should listen to Prince Hassan of Jordan who has repeatedly called for a debate led by regional leaders, rather than the West.”
Judy Terry is absolutely right. Israel is not a western state, it is a middle east state and we should treat Israel as a middle east state. As long as we treat Israel as if it is a western state, the middle eastern public will perceive it as a western colonial enterprise. The longer the middle eastern public perceive Israel as a western colonial enterprise the more some of them will want it to be wiped out of existence.
Coincidentally a couple of things have been in the news today. One is the award nominations for 5 Broken Cameras and cretinous hindrance to the Palestinian cause and supporter of Chinese oppression in Tibet, George Galloway demonstrating why he is part of the problem.
Here’s a trailer of 5 Broken Camera’s
Here’s George Galloway showing why he’s part of the problem
So Galloway doesn’t debate with Israeli’s. So he obviously doesn’t want a just peaceful solution. He doesn’t recognise Israel. So he thinks that second and third generation Israeli’s should be thrown out of their homes as Palestinians were in the Nakba. Two wrongs do not make a right. How can anybody talk about the injustice of people being thrown out of their homes while advocating the throwing of people out of their homes?
This post should clarify my position.