The truth about Israel

11 08 2010

This first video is a speach given By A Jewish Israeli Historian

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24 08 2010
theantiv

In the 1940s, the Jewish underground movements waged an anti-colonial war against the British. The Arabs, meanwhile, were concerned primarily with fighting the Jews rather than expelling the British imperialists.

So if Jews aren’t a race does that mean Hitler wasn’t a racist?

24 08 2010
theantiv

“Our settlers do not come here as do the colonists from the Occident to have natives do their work for them; they themselves set their shoulders to the plow and they spend their strength and their blood to make the land fruitful. But it is not only for ourselves that we desire its fertility. The Jewish farmers have begun to teach their brothers, the Arab farmers, to cultivate the land more intensively; we desire to teach them further: together with them we want to cultivate the land — to ‘serve’ it, as the Hebrew has it. The more fertile this soil becomes, the more space there will be for us and for them. We have no desire to dispossess them: we want to live with them. We do not want to dominate them: we want to serve with them…..”

— Martin Buber

24 08 2010
theantiv

Emir Faisal also saw the Zionist movement as a companion to the Arab nationalist movement, fighting against imperialism, as he explained in a letter to Harvard law professor and future Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter on March 3, 1919, one day after Chaim Weizmann presented the Zionist case to the Paris conference. Faisal wrote:

The Arabs, especially the educated among us, look with deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement….We will wish the Jews a hearty welcome home….We are working together for a reformed and revised Near East and our two movements complete one another. The Jewish movement is nationalist and not imperialist. And there is room in Syria for us both. Indeed, I think that neither can be a real success without the other (emphasis added).

24 08 2010
theantiv

“Colonialism means living by exploiting others,” Yehoshofat Harkabi has written. “But what could be further from colonialism than the idealism of city-dwelling Jews who strive to become farmers and laborers and to live by their own work?”

Moreover, as British historian Paul Johnson noted, Zionists were hardly tools of imperialists given the powers’ general opposition to their cause. “Everywhere in the West, the foreign offices, defense ministries and big business were against the Zionists.”

24 08 2010
nemo235

Im quite sure these are quotes from the 1940’s. thingshave changed. Actions speak louder then words. Land grabbing and Genocide sure seems like Imperialism to me. as far as Jews being a race, It was the Zionists that lables Jews as a race because they had thier own culture. Thier as much as a race as the Irish.

24 08 2010
theantiv

But don’t some Palestinians murder innocent settlers including children? Shouldn’t that be committed genocide also? I’m not saying Israel is innocent but both sides have there violent extremists.

24 08 2010
nemo235

some. why are the setlers even there,why are the Israelis even in palestine. If some one Invades you country, slaughters your people and steals your land, wouldn’t you fight back. Besides most of the incidents resulting in the death of innocent people are usually carried out by hammas which is a terrorist group. How many palestinian civilians has the IDF killed. another thing, why wont Israel allow building Materials and medical supplies into gaza. Why is Israel allowed to attack peace activists on ships in international waters carying humanitarian aid, with no reprecussions

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