By Simon Fischler
On September 23rd the United Nations will induct into its halls a nation state with national aspirations and policies completely based on anti-semitism.
It is no surprise that the U.N. will allow the Palestinians their state. It will do so no matter how many crimes against humanity the Arabs have committed nor how racist they intend their state to be (just days ago the PLO ambassador in Washington stated that the future state of Palestine will be JEW FREE).
There is no Zionist document that calls for Israel to be Arab or Muslim free. There is no Zionist manifesto that calls for the Arabs to be thrown into the sea.
In fact, in the “bible” of modern Zionism, Theodore Herzl’s book “Old, New Land,” Arabs play a key role in society and are accepted as brothers and partners by their Jewish compatriots.
If only the same could be said of our friends the Arabs and Palestinians. In both the PLO’s and HAMAS’ manifestos, it is clearly stated that Israel must be destroyed and the Jews removed from the land.
Along with these Palestinian manifestos of hate there have been the endless calls for genocide against the Jews of Israel. Anyone who dares to call Israel a racist or colonialist state would be wise to know the Palestinian and Arab leaders by their words.
Here are just a few of them.
5/15/48, Azzam Pasha, Sec’y. Gen’l. Of Arab league: "this will be a war of extermination."
5/20/67, Hafez el Assad, Syrian Minister of Defense: "The time has come to enter into a battle of annihilation."
1968, Palestinian National Charter states: "the liberation of Palestine will destroy the Zionist and imperialist presence.”
9/88: Hamas covenant (preamble): " Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory)."
3/92, following its bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Islamic Jihad, the Iranian-backed terrorist group, declared: "The war is open until Israel ceases to exist and until the last Jew in the world is eliminated … Israel is all evil and should be wiped out of existence."
3/31/77, In an interview with the Amsterdam-based newspaper "Dagblad de Verdieping Trouw", March 31, 1977, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein said: "The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people. Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer Sheva and Jerusalem.”
Recently PLO big wig Nabil Shaath was forced to try and cover up this racist Arab policy after the PLO ambassador to the US let slip that the future state of Palestine would be “JEW FREE.”
While attempting to “make nice” for American and Israeli media outlets Shaath himself slipped up, although no one seems to have picked up on his gaffe.
Shaath, when asked why the Palestinian Leadership refuses to recognize Israel as the Jewish nation state, said, “Palestinian leadership refuses to recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people because the Jewish people, on their own, decided to build their state not only for the Jewish people … because 22 percent of Israelis are not Jewish."
This is an incredibly revealing admission by Shaath, one that should take the wind completely out of the sails of the boycott movement against Israel. Even more damning, it clearly exposes the fact that it is not the Jews who have continued this conflict or perpetuated the hatred, but the Arabs.
Yes, Israel is the Jewish nation state, but it is also a democratic refuge for Arab Israels, Arab homosexuals, Palestinian homosexuals, Israeli Druze, Bahais, Israeli Circassians, the Vietnamese boat refugees and 900,000 Jews who were forcibly removed from their homes in Arab and Muslim nations.
The moral is simple: if you stand against Israel you are standing with some of the worst perpetrators of fascism.
It is your choice to make now. Do you demand that the Palestinians finally give up their hopes of destroying Israel; or do you do what the majority of Germans did before and during World War II -- silently allow the Nazis to take over.