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Treads a hackneyed path demonizing Israel
on 9 May 2012
A book full of lies such as zionism having set out to dispossess palestinian arabs of 'their' land. The fact is there were around half a million arabs in the Land of Israel at the turn of the 19th century and in the same area there are now at least 12 million jews and arabs, maybe more depending on what area of land is looked at.
Jews always lived in the land, and mostly got on with their neighbours until agitators like the genocidal first Mufti of Jerusalem who stirred up ethnic conflict. The mufti later went to work for the nazis and set up the Bosnian muslim SS legion which killed gypsies jews and partisans in Yugoslavia.
Israel has one and a half million arab citizens who live side by side with jews in peace and having full rights. Unlike in the palestinian territories next door where christians are being ethnically cleansed, down from 15% some years ago to 3% now and falling. Where chrisitians made up 70% of Bethlehem in 1970 they are now only 3%. The problem is not Israel, but of intolerance of the other in palestinian ruled areas, of different cultures and religions other than islam.
Neumann's justification of palestinians using terror against innocent Israeli citizens, of their using rockets and bombings on buses tells us all we need to know about him. He does not know what it is like to have to fear becoming one of the thousands of killed and injured from terror incidents. London sadly got a taste of what this is like in 7/7 and 21/7 but Canada has thankfully been spared this.
Palestinians should give up trying to destroy Israel, stop inciting against Israel with calls to kill jews "wherever they can be found" such as the Mufti of Jerusalem recently did at the Fatah anniversary and instead sit down and negotiate with Israel to form a lasting peace. Only with peace will a successful Palestine emerge, something which is in the interest of Israel as much as it is for palestinians.