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Monday, December 19, 2011

Palestinians: Guilty of Identity Theft

Nadene Goldfoot
“How can you grant the Palestinians full membership without protesting the remarks of their President before the General Assembly when he said, ‘I come before you today from the Holy Land, the land of Palestine, the land of divine messages, ascension of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and the birthplace of Jesus Christ peace be upon him, to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people…’?”

Excluding any connection of the Jews to the Land of Israel? No Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, no Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. I told them that, “Usually identity theft takes place without the victim’s knowledge, but Abbas robbed Jews of their heritage before millions in broad daylight -- and no one protested!”

All people have to do is come to Israel to see what archaeology has uncovered.  Finds at Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer, Jerusalem, Beersheba, Ashdod and Dan have uncovered the settlement of the Israelites on their return from Egypt towards the end of the 2nd millennium BC, and particularly after the establishemts of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, providing many details about the daily life, architecture, arts and forms of religious worship.

 Fantastic remains from the time of the 2nd Temple in the Hasmonaean period through the Jewish revolt against the Romans in the 1st century CE were unearthed in Jerusalem, Caesarea, Beit-She'an, Tiberias and Jaffa.  Relics of fortresses in the Judean Desert like Masada and Herodion, bases for a revolt in 70CE are of major importance and are in use today.  From this time  the history ended with the devastation of the land being void of many Jewish citizens and its conversion into a Roman province. 

I just read this UN announcement on the Simon Wiesenthal website and am sickened.  This is what is happening today in the textbooks used by the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria as well.  I know that they used to read in a most terrible way, such as-if there are 6 Jews and 3 are shot, how many are left?  Today they simply leave out any mention of Israel, or if they do it is done in a very negative way, such as not mentioning the historic Jewish presence in the region.  They rarely ever mention "Peace." Texts for religious school openly glorify martyrdom, which means giving up one's life to kill Jews.  Their books give the impression of implicit denial of Israel's legitimacy. 

Israel is not listed in the countries of the Levant.  Hebrew writing was removed in a picture of a stamp from the British Mandate rule of Palestine.  Their books tell of hardships of life under occupation and a Palestinian Authority  official explained to researchers that this is just a difference in views. 

The same thing has been happening in Judea and Samaria at Jewish holy places.  The Jewish identity is being erased as well as preventing Jews from being there to visit.  Israel felt back in 1973 that it is impossible to disregard the attachment of Jews to their holy shrines in areas beyond the bounds of pre-1967 Israel.  No Israelis, even those who would give up land in the administeered areas, would not accept any arrangement that banned Jews from living in places that are of religious and historical significance.  4,200 Jews had settled in the administered areas since 1967 to 1973.  (Facts About Israel) a government book.) 

Chanukah is the time to set out our Chanukiah in a window to show that we are still around after 3,000 years.  We have not been swept under the rugs of Ali Baba.  We're here and proud of it.  The Syrian Greeks tried to get rid of us, and it didn't work.  Abbas would like to pretend to the UN that we not around, but he still has to contend with us.  Too bad he hasn't heard of the saying we have: "What is hateful to you, do not do unto another."   From the moment Israel was declared a state, the Palestinians have been attacking with the goal to drive us into the sea.  It looks like that goal hasn't changed in 63 years.

Between 1967 and 1972, Israel, in an administration position, established only 6 towns in Judaea and Samaria.  There are 3 types of communities. 
1. Nahal villages were established by the IDF where military training is combined with farm work.  They are military points.  If Israel wasn't attacked by the Palestinians, it wouldn't be necessary.
2. Civilian villages are in areas that Israel hopes to be in its jurisdiction through peace treaties, but Israel has felt that in peace talks, everything will be negotiable. 
3.  Communities where the political future is not covered by Israel's position.  We have Arab communities right in Israel.  Why couldn't the Arabs in a peace agreement accept a Jewish community? 

For our distant semitic cousins who hate us so, it sure is amazing that they covet everything of ours that is so Jewish. 

Reference:  Oregonian newspaper, Sunday, December 18, 2011 GOP debate draws focus to Palestinian textbooks,  page A20
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Insidious Revisionism Against the Jewish People by Rabbi Marvin Hier
Facts About Israel page 158, Archaeology in Israel; main themes.  page 180 Israeli Settlement in the Administered Areas. 

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