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US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Theft of a Nation:
How Racist Zionists Stole
By Paul Balles
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, July 23, 2012
A recent story from a small
American town in Pennsylvania reported a bank robbery by a 35-year-old who
allegedly held up a Citizens Bank branch.
Bank robbers, when caught,
are tried in court and sent to jail. Those who steal from others, whether a
purse snatcher or car thief, get tried for theft and punished.
the Ten Commandments of the Bible’s Old Testament to the verses of the
Quran, stealing is prohibited.
However, punishment for violating
the "Thou shalt not steal" rule isn’t always applied to all thieves under
all circumstances everywhere.
In Israel, the theft of Palestinian
property, including homes and farmland is a common everyday occurrence.
Plundering has been a daily manoeuvre for many years, inspired by David
In a Letter from Ben-Gurion to his son Amos, written in
1937, the Zionist patriarch said "...a Jewish state on only part of the land
is not the end but the beginning."
Later in the same letter he wrote
"... every increase in strength helps in the possession of the land as a
Ben-Gurion indicated to his son how Israel intended to
accomplish the plundering of Palestinian land with massive Jewish
immigration, saying "We shall admit into the state all the Jews we can."
In the boastful father-to-son script, he added "We shall organize an
advanced defence force—a superior army which I have no doubt will be one of
the best armies in the world."
What did the patriarch have in mind
for the superior army? Zionists, with a pretence of having peaceful goals,
tell blatant lies about needing to defend the Jewish state against Arab
But Ben-Gurion, sounding like a robber-baron, gives it away,
adding "At that point I am confident that we would not fail in settling in
the remaining parts of the country, through agreement and understanding with
our Arab neighbours, or through some other means."
What kind of
agreement and understanding with Arab neighbours did he have in mind? The
kind that Israel finally extracted from Jordan and Egypt?
agreements, in effect, gave what was stolen from Palestinians to the
Zionists: Jordanian and Egyptian blessings to Israel's piracy of Palestinian
lands, homes and possessions.
Speaking to his General Staff in 1948,
Israel's first Prime Minister Ben-Gurion commanded, "We must use terror."
Any doubt about Ben-Gurion's forecast or intentions for Israel is put
to rest by Gideon Levy, writing in Haaretz on April 24, 2012:
generation of 1948 is disappearing, but its spirit has never diminished. In
1948, new immigrants were brought straight from the ships into abandoned
Palestinian homes with pots of food still simmering in the kitchen, and no
one asked too many questions.
Some 962,000 refugees had been
registered with the newly-established UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
Levy's honesty must raise hackles among Israeli settlement hawks.
"In 2012, the Israeli government is trying to whitewash the theft of
Palestinian lands, all the while scorning the law,” adds candid critic Levy.
He also faults the propaganda used by the Israeli right and echoed in
the halls of America’s Jewish lobbies.
A single, perpetual mode of
conduct runs from 1948 to 2012: Palestinian property is ownerless, always
abandoned property, even when this is demonstrably not the case, and Israeli
Jews are free to do whatever they want with it.
If Levy was a “goy”
instead of an Israeli Jew, he'd be castigated as anti-Semitic.
He concludes, "When messianic faith dictates that Jews have the exclusive
right to this land, the international
delegitimization campaign against Israel is understandable."
It's time for the blind supporters of everything that Israel does to be
critical of Israel's plunderers.