Thats right,another thread on Israel.
Because in this case ignorance does not equal bliss,it equals genocide.
We've all heard the stories,the claims;Arabs and Muslims want to wipe Israel from the map,they hate all Jews.And we've all heard the replies to such
things;these people are animals,Israel is defending itself,these people want war they've got it,Palestinian people should be killed no matter
what,etc etc etc etc.
Maybe these quotes from Israeli prime ministers,politicians and others will make you stop and think.I know for some members thats asking an awful
lot,but Israel has made no secret over the decades about their feelings for Arabs and the people of Palestine.
Thats right.Israel has done something worse than lying,they've told the truth.The truth of how they (not all Israelis) feel about the Palestinian
people,and what they will/have done to achieve their ends.
So maybe now is the time to start listening to these truths.
The quotes below can be found here.www.monabaker.com...
Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves...politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves...The country is theirs,because they
inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country.
David Ben Gurion, quoted
on pp 91-2 of Chomsky's Fateful Triangle, which appears in Simha Flapan's "Zionism and the Palestinians pp 141-2 citing a 1938 speech.
There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.
David Ben Gurion, quoted in The Jewish
Paradox,by Nahum Goldmann, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978,p.99.
"There is no such thing as a Palestinian people...It is not as if we came and threw them out and took their country.They didn't exist."
-- Golda Meir, statement to The Sunday Times, 15 June, 1969.
We walked outside,Ben-Gurion accompanying us.Allon repeated his question,What is to be done with the Palestinian population?' Ben-Gurion waved
his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!
Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.
The settlement of the Land of Israel is the essence of Zionism.Without settlement,we will not fulfill Zionism.It's that simple.
Yitzhak Shamir, Maariv, 02/21/1997.
Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass
expulsions among the Arabs of the territories.
Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel,
speaking to students at Bar Ilan University,from the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24,1989.
Everybody has to move,run and grab as many (Palestinian) hilltops as they can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now
will stay ours...Everything we don't grab will go to them.
Ariel Sharon,Israeli Foreign Minister,addressing a meeting of the Tsomet Party, Agence
France Presse, Nov. 15, 1998.
Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 25 March, 2001 quoted in BBC News Online.
The quotes below can be found here.whatreallyhappened.com...
If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to
us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ?
They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?
David Ben Gurion.Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le
Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.
Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about
American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.
Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October
3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio. (Certainly the FBI's cover-up of the Israeli spy ring/phone tap scandal suggests that Mr.
Sharon may not have been joking.)
We enthusiastically chose to become a colonial society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands,transferring settlers from Israel
to the occupied territories,engaging in theft and finding justification for all these activities.Passionately desiring to keep the occupied
territories, we developed two judicial systems: one - progressive,liberal - in Israel; and the other - cruel,injurious - in the occupied territories.
In effect, we established an apartheid regime in the occupied territories immediately following their capture.That oppressive regime exists to this
Michael Ben-Yair .The Wars Seventh Day.3 March 2002.
We'll make a pastrami sandwich of them,...we'll insert a strip of Jewish settlements in between the Palestinians,and then another strip of
Jewish settlements right across the West Bank,so that in 25 years' time,neither the United Nations nor the United States,nobody,will be able to tear
"Every discussion of the Palestinians as equal human beings born in the image of God is termed "treasonous," the language of "Arab lovers."
Therefore, there is no language or democratic discourse that supports disengagement and rejects a referendum.
Lev Greenberg,9 February 2005
"Hamas was also established under Israel's aegis and with its encouragement."
Reuven Pedatzur,16 August 2004.
I believe that when Jews behave and act like Nazis, they should be compared to Nazis. This wouldn't be a sweeping condemnation of Jews, but
rather a rejection of evil actions, behaviour and dogmas."
Ada Ravon, 22 February 2004.
My heart sings. There were 200 Arab villages here, which no longer exist. It was necessary to demolish them, otherwise here, too, as in Galilee,
there would be another million Arabs in our midst. After 2,000 years of exile, it's impossible to establish a state with kid gloves.
Pundak, 23 April 2004.
Everybody is somebody's Jew.And today the Palestinians are the Jews of the Israelis.
Primo Levi 1982.
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