The picture below is of the Egyptian state crushing Copt protesters under the wheels of armored personnel carriers. KGS
Real Arab versus Alleged Israeli State Terrorism By Manfred Gerstenfeld
Threatening its own civilians is a traditional mode of state terrorism in parts of the Muslim world. A second type of state terrorism – the murderous one – has recently increased significantly. A few among many examples: On 11 July, Syrian soldiers shot and killed 10 participants in a funeral procession in the town of Homs.1 During the funeral of Kurdish leader Mashaal Tammo on 8 October in Qamishli, Syrian security forces fired indiscriminately at the crowd and killed five mourners and wounded three.2 A day later, 24 Copts were killed by Egyptian security forces in Cairo and more than one hundred were wounded.3 One can add many more examples of homicidal state terrorism including in Libya or Yemen. The principle remains the same: Arab government forces not only threaten their own civilians, but also kill them intentionally. A third type of state terrorism is trying to murder foreign civilians abroad. Recent examples were the planned attacks on the Saudi ambassador and the Israeli Embassy in Washington, both ordered by Iran. Murderous state terrorism has extremely vicious precedents. In 1982, the Syrian regime of President Hafez el Assad killed at least ten thousand people — and probably a multiple of that — in the town of Hama. The murdered were mainly civilians. In 1988, Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi air force released poisonous gas over the Kurdish city of Halabja in Northern Iraq, killing thousands.4 Even more murderous was the Al Anfal campaign of that year, where an estimated 100,000 Kurds in Northern Iraq, mainly civilians, were killed by Iraqi forces. A major case of homicidal state terrorism by a Muslim state abroad was carried out in 1994 when the Jewish AMIA center in Buenos Aires was bombed. Eighty five people were killed and 300 wounded. It was the largest attack on Jews outside of Israel since World War II. In 1992, there was the bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires in which 29 people were killed. The attackers were never found.
the reason for this post, besides the obvious of showing just how evil the lie is against the state of Israel, but what a pernicious fantasy the left and the muslim world have concocted about what israel is and what it does. this evil lie extends to what western culture has meant to the world, what nchristianity has meant to the world and what capitalism has meant for the world, all have been net positive and have lifted the world out of abject poverty of mind spirit, production, wealth health and justice. but the left would destroy it all as they spin thier lies.
here is a perfect example, and he is a college professor. he’s unhinged and steeped in anti israel lies and propaganda. I consider him the enemy of real humanity and an aider and abbetor of the goblins of the world.
A common sentiment among liberal academia.
Via The Blaze:
A Kent State history professor, who has allegedly been linked to elements of Muslim extremism, reportedly lashed out at a former Israeli diplomat speaking at the university Tuesday night.
The event was co-sponsored by the undergraduate student government and entitled “An Evening with Ishmael Khaldi.” Khaldi spoke in regards to his book, A Shepherd’s Journey, which details his life journey from a small tent in a Bedouin village to the inner-circles of the Israel Foreign Service. When his speech ended, Khaldi opened the floor to a Q&A, where History Professor Julio Pino rushed to be the first to question Khaldi.
John Milligan of KentWired, an independent student publication, reports that Pino began to question how Khaldi could justify speaking of foreign aid given from Israel to countries like Turkey, when that aid was financed by “blood money that came from the deaths of Palestinian children and babies.” Milligan then captured the the most shocking part of the exchange:
“The crowd fell into an awkward silence as the two continued to exchange words from across the auditorium.
‘It is not respectful to me here,’ Khaldi said.
Pino responded by saying ‘your government killed people’ and claimed Khaldi was not being respectful to him.
‘I do respect you, but you are wrong,’ Khaldi said. ‘It’s a lie.’
The exchange ended as Pino stormed out of the auditorium shouting ‘Death to Israel!’”
Israeli Democracy vs. Arab Apartheid, by JanSuzanne Krasner
It is a falsehood to say that Israel is an apartheid state. This indictment, made by Mahmoud Abbas repeatedly in his speeches, is an Orwellian distortion of the truth, but it has been extremely effective in the public relations war of words that plays out in the United Nations, on the international stage, in the media, and on college campuses every day.
This is a grave and toxic travesty that needs to be made right. In light of the “Arab Spring” spreading seeds of sharia law throughout the Middle East, Western civilization needs to see the truth. Americans are being hijacked by propaganda against Israel…and not defending Israel’s right to be a Jewish state will lead to our own eventual downfall.
The analogy of Israel to South African apartheid commands a response. Because of its catchy, slick word combination and its connotations that evoke vivid images of human unfairness and suffering, it has become a fashionable narrative for the media and international community’s discourse. But it is not factual, and it is very deceptive.
Labeling Israel “apartheid” is meant to provoke worldwide criticism and elicit human rights-based anger that sanctions demonstrations, boycotts, and the denigration of Jewish morals. This finger-pointing is an intentional attack on Israel. It condones terror in the guise of “freedom-fighters,” encourages prosecution of Israeli officials in foreign courts, promotes laws against Israeli goods, and supports boycotts of stores selling Israeli products. It sees the advantage of kidnapping soldiers, allows the destruction of Jewish artifacts and religious sites, and tries to exclude Jews from their legitimate claim to their historic homeland.
Factually speaking, apartheid was the policy of the South African government as a way of dealing with the white and non-white social, political and economic issues up until 1992. It was the official policy that established and maintained racial segregation and racial discrimination. The South African non-whites could not vote, and they had to carry a “Pass Book,” or they risked being jailed or deported. By contrast, all citizens of Israel have equal voting rights. Arabs have eleven representatives in Israel’s Knesset, including an Arab on the Israeli Supreme Court. Every citizen must carry an identity card, along with all legal residents.
In addition, non-white South Africans were kept from a wide range of jobs. They had no free elementary through high school education; mixed sexual relationships were restricted and segregated; hospital and ambulance services were segregated; they could not use most public amenities; sports were segregated; and public facilities were labeled for correct racial usage. Non-whites could not enter a building through the main entrance, be a member of a union, or participate in a strike. That is apartheid, and Israel is not an apartheid state.
Although many pro-Palestinian organizations are aware that the Israel-apartheid analogy is inaccurate, this rhetoric is continually used to condemn and isolate Israel. Just visit Israel to see the truth…Israeli Arabs shopping at Jerusalem’s Mamila Mall, enjoying Tel Aviv beaches, enrolled in the universities, getting hospital care, going on school trips to the zoos, and having free access to public places.
One of the more outspoken defenders of Israel is Benjamin Pogrund, a Jew born in Cape Town, now living in Israel. Pogrund lived under apartheid, and as an anti-apartheid activist, he took grave risks by reporting the injustices against blacks. He often comments that the comparison of Israel to South African apartheid “greatly minimizes the oppression and misery caused by apartheid and is debasing to its victims.”
In his rebuttal, Pogrund argues that “Israel is not unique in declaring itself a state for a specific people.”
Everyone knows that Egypt is for Egyptians, Ireland is for Irishmen, France for Frenchmen, Italy is for Italians, Serbia for Serbs, China for the Chinese, Iran for the Persians…and the list goes on.
“Apartheid”-supporters substantiate their stance by claiming that Israel discriminates against Israeli Arabs by barring them from buying land.
The facts regarding land ownership are clarified by Mitchell Bard, the executive director of the non-profit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and a foreign policy analyst who frequently lectures on U.S.-ME policy:
In the early part of the century, the Jewish National Fund was established by the World Zionist Congress to purchase land in Palestine for Jewish settlement. This land, and that acquired after Israel’s War of Independence, was taken over by the government. Of the total area of Israel, 92% belongs to the State and is managed by the Land Management Authority. It is not for sale to anyone, Jew or Arab. The remaining 8% of the territory is privately owned. The Arab Waqf (the Muslim charitable endowment), for example, owns land that is for the express use and benefit of Muslim Arabs. Government land can be leased by anyone, regardless of race, religion or sex. All Arab citizens of Israel are eligible to lease government land.
The reality is that both Arabs and Jews build homes illegally throughout Israel. And the fact is that the number of illegal Arab homes scheduled for demolition is miniscule compared to Jewish homes that must adhere scrupulously to the rules for fear of condemnation. (Please check Bard’s point-by-point rebuttal.)
The problems in Israel’s Arab communities are much like conditions others face in various places in the world, but Arabs don’t point a finger at those places. Only Israel is labeled and attacked as “apartheid.” Arabs need only to look at their neighboring countries in the Middle East to find real apartheid. Does anyone honestly believe that Muslim women do not suffer from apartheid in countries with sharia law? Or that Christians and Jews in some Arab nations are being attacked and killed purely because of their religion? More pointedly, both Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not allow Jews to live there, and Saudi Arabia doesn’t even let Jews visit.