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Nazi-Minded Rabbi, Dov Lior, Calls for Expulsion of
Palestinians from their Homeland for the 'Ethnic Purity of Israelis'
[ 27/04/2011 - 09:09 PM ]
From Khalid Amayreh
Nazi Rabbis Call for Expulsion of Non-Jews from Palestine
A conference of Nazi-minded rabbis in Israel has called for the
expulsion of non-Jews, especially Palestinians, from occupied Palestine
in order to maintain the "ethnical and religious
purity of the peoples of Israel."
"Today there is a lot
of land in Saudi Arabia and in Libya, too. There is a lot of land
in other places," Dov Lior, the Nazi-minded rabbi of Kiryat Araba,
an illegal settlement near Hebron, told the so-called fourth annual
Ramale conference on Tuesday.
The main theme of the
conference centered on how to get non-Jews in mandatory Palestine to
leave the country for the sake of Jewish immigrants, many without
roots in Palestine.
Lior, who in 1994 praised arch-terrorist
Baruch Goldstein for massacring 29 Arab worshipers at the Ibrahimi
Mosque in downtown Hebron, said peace in the Holy Land was out of
question because the Arabs wouldn't allow Jews to usurp the land.
He claimed that the Arabs were working against "our very existence,"
ignoring the fact that Israel itself is based on land theft, ethnic
cleansing and aggression and as such could not be accepted by the
victims, namely the Palestinians who are constantly discriminated
against, terrorized, deported and killed for not being
members of the "superior race."
Among other speakers attending
the conference was Rabbi Shmuel Elyahu, notorious for his belief that
non-Jews are mentally and intellectually notorious to Jews.
Elyahyu said Israel was fighting a different war over its very essence
and character, adding that Jews and non-Jews shouldn't be allowed to
intermix or be neighbors.
He suggested that while fascism was a
repugnant idea in general, Jewish fascism was different because it was
ordained by God.
Elyahu, son of the equally racist rabbi
Mordechai Elyahu, the anti-Gentile rabbi, was the author of the
so-called Rabbis letter" which implored Jews not to rent or sell
property to non-Jews.
Critics say the letter, which was singed
by more than 50 Israeli rabbis last year, resembled to a shocking degree
the Nazi-era incitement literature against Jews in Germany when Germans
were exhorted to refrain from renting or selling their property to Jews
or mixing with them at the social level.
Talab al-Sanaa, an Arab
Knesset member representing the Arabs of the Negev in southern
Palestine, described some of the rabbis at the conference as "racist
"These people breathe racism as they breathe oxygen.
They think that the lives of non-Jews are worthless and have no
sanctity, they think the property of non-Jews belong to Jews, they think
that the Almighty created the whole universe for the sake of Jews."
Some of the more liberal Jewish speakers at the conference strongly
rejected the anti-Arab discourse.
"People won't leave a city if
it is a good place to live in, no matter who their neighbors are. I live
in a neighborhood with Arabs, and I have no problem" said Acre mayor
He added "with Arabs and Jews there will always
be tensions, always. It is built inside of us and nothing can
change this. They watch al-Jazeera and we watch channel 10 and 2, and
there is nothing to do about this. If the city is strong, if the
population is strong, people won't leave the city."
hate-filled speech at the conference, the rabbi of Kiryat Arba
suggested that Israel should offer Palestinians financial incentives to
leave their ancestral homeland.
Al-Sana retorted that "instead,
we are happy to pay for a one-way ticket for him to leave the land."
"Our land rights are part of our basic rights, and we wouldn't
trade them for any money in the world."
He noted that most of
the speakers at the racism-promoting conference were themselves
emigrants from distant lands in Europe and the Americas and those they
had no roots in Palestine.
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