Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

"More Judenrein Than Post-War Europe": Today's Muslim World

Antisemitism Without Jews
On the 15th of this month a nasty little anti-Israel hate-fest in the guise of a peace forum takes place in Helsinki, sponsored by the Finnish Ministry of Education.

Judging by who's on the panel, the "ethnic cleansing" of the Palestinian Arabs and demands for the return of the "refugees" is sure to be high on the agenda.

Isn't it always, at events of that nature?

But consider this, from that perspicacious scholar Daniel Greenfield:
Courtesy: blogger Edgar Davidson
"The Jews who fled the Muslim world left many things behind. They left behind their homes and their possessions. Their synagogues, their neighborhoods, and much of their history remained in the alleys of Aleppo, the neighborhoods of Cairo and the streets of Baghdad.
Today when their history isn’t being ignored, while that of the Arabs who fled Israel after their failed attempts at genocide of the country’s Jewish population in 1948 and 1967 is lionized, it’s being lied about....
What began with anti-Semitism in the Iraqi press in the 1920s turned into overt discrimination and violence in the 1930s. As in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, Jews were purged from the civil service, Jewish businesses were ransacked, and Jewish homes looted. Restrictions on traveling abroad were imposed, as well as educational quotas.
Anti-Semitism in the school system came down from the director general of education and the growing collaboration between Arab nationalists and the Nazis turned Iraq into a haven for Third Reich ideology, especially when it came to the Jews....
Courtesy: blogger Edgar Davidson
No matter how much Iraqi Jews tried to claim that they had nothing to do with Zionism, they went on being persecuted, attacked and murdered.  The establishment of Israel gave Iraqi Jews a place to go to escape the violence and the hate. Those who didn’t or couldn’t get out experienced even worse abuse, torment and terror in the decades to come.
This is the “shining example of unity” in Iraq. And the story is not too different from the shining examples in Egypt and Syria and throughout the Arab world. The problem with so much of the Muslim world is that its unity only exists under tyranny....
If Muslims cannot even grant equal rights and find national unity with other Muslims, what hope was there for the Jews?
Today the Muslim world is more Judenrein than post-war Europe because the Muslim world made it clear that Jews had no future there....'
Read the entire Greenfield article here  The pity of it is that the Israel-demonisers who comprise the Palestine Solidarity Campaigns round the Western world almost certainly won't.  Their minds are, I suspect, too firmly closed.

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