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Does Israel want the Palestinians to thank her
for not exterminating them?
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, May 13, 2016
Like apartheid South Africa did to justify its repulsive approach
toward its majority black citizens, Israel is making all sorts of
similarly despicable arguments to justify its decades-old evil occupation
and systematic persecution of Palestinians.
As some of us
remember, the apartheid South African regime had argued that black South
Africans ought to be grateful to the White regime for giving them
employment and enabling them to have a semblance of decent life.
The White regime’s PR machine would shamelessly argue that “Our black
citizens have a higher standard of living than other fellow black people
anywhere in the continent.”
When I was studying in the states in
the 1980s, I remember a visiting high ranking official from the apartheid
regime boasting about the high living conditions enjoyed by blacks in
South Africa in comparison to the rest of the continent.
(South African black majority): would they prefer to live in South Africa
or in Zimbabwe,” the official said.
What is wrong with this
argument is that it doesn’t really distinguish between humans and animals.
In the final analysis, humans, unlike animals, don’t live by bread alone.
They are also entitled to freedom and dignity. This is the crux of the
matter which fascist and racist regimes love to ignore.
apartheid Israel is making virtually the same arguments to justify and
defend its manifestly criminal treatment of the Palestinians.
Thus, whenever Israel’s sinister occupation is criticized, we see that
big-mouthed Israeli officials and professional hasbara liars try to make
black look white and the white look black by claiming that Palestinians
are better off than most other Arabs.
Now, as the BDS movement is
gaining momentum to the chagrin of the Israeli establishment, Israeli
officials and other hasbara mouthpieces are becoming more brazen in their
defensive but mendacious discourse.
And, yes, as usual, lying is
their modus operandi.
They are saying the Palestinians ought to be
thankful to Israel for not treating them like Bashar Assad or Abdul Fattah
Sissi are treating their own peoples.
One Zionist pundit wrote
recently that were Israel to follow Arab rules, all Palestinians would
have been expelled from “the Land of Israel a long time ago.”
Needless to say, this is a classic example of “going beyond Chutzpah”
After all, since when the Hitler of Damascus, who murdered half a million
of his own people, and the virulent tyrant of Cairo, who usurped power
from the only truly democratically elected regime in Egypt’s history,
were role models for the world to be followed or emulated?
Israel, “the purported light upon humanity” wants the Palestinians to
thank Israel for murdering their children on the spot in the West Bank,
and not burning them alive by way of dropping barrel bombs on their homes
and schools as Assad is doing in Syria.
Yes, Israel would like to
see the Palestinians “thank” her for conducting slow-motion genocide
whereas “human-rights unfriendly states” would pursue fast-motion
genocide” and get rid of the problem once and for all.
But it is
only sick and depraved minds that are capable of making such nefarious
Otherwise, we should thank the Iberians Catholics for
not playing by the rules of Old Testament and exterminating every Jewish
man, woman and child during the inquisition!! Israelis are embarrassed
when explaining the Tsfarad Geroush (the Spanish inquisition) because it
reminds them of something they don’t like to remember, namely the golden
age Jews had undergone in Islamic Spain!!!
According to the morbid
logic we hear from some Israeli officials, we should also thank the Nazis
for building the concentration camps relatively later in the course of the
Second World War, because had these death camps been established earlier,
a greater number of Jews would have perished.
arguments are only the product of sick minds.
Today, in its rabid
reaction to the non-violent BDS movement, Israel and its hasbara shipyard
dogs, from Sydney to California, are arguing that it is the BDS campaign,
not the malignant occupation, that is hurting the Palestinians. That it is
the BDS movement that is impeding the establishment of a viable
Palestinian state, not the ubiquitous proliferation of settlements,
inhabited by fanatic cutthroats who believe spilling more innocent blood
would expedite and accelerate redemption and salvation!!
know what sort of Torah are those people reading and following: The Torah
of Moses or the Torah of Satan?
Well, in the Torah of Moses,
Jeremiah 7:6, the God of Israel equated oppressing strangers living
amongst Israelites with the greatest sin ever in Judaism, namely the
unforgivable sin associating gods with God.
And in Exodus 22:21:
The Almighty commands the Israelites, telling them in straightforward
manner "Do not mistreat or oppress a stranger, for you were foreigners in
Don’t tell me I am being selective or quoting things out
of context. For even the Talmud, who Orthodox Jews consider the verbal
Torah, states that true Jews are not supposed to oppress non-Jews living
in their midst.
Let us consider the following Talmudic story which
sums up the point I am trying to make: A heathen came to Shammai with the
request to be accepted as a convert to Judaism on condition that he would
be taught the whole of the Torah while he stood on one foot. The Rabbi
drove him away with a yard-stick he was holding. The heathen then went to
Hillel with the same request. Hillel said to the man what is hateful to
yourself, don’t do to your fellow man. That is the whole of the Torah and
the remainder is but commentary. “Go, learn it.”
Amayreh is a veteran Palestinian journalist and current affairs
commentator living in Dura in the West Bank
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