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Israel - Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  The root cause of the conflict

The existence of Israel




Genocidal quotes

The Palestinian nation was invented

Human rights under Palestinian rule

Why do people support the Palestinians?

War crimes

The "genocide" of the Palestinians

The Israeli wall



The future

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The western left does not understand the cause of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and for this and other reasons it has made a historic mistake in picking the wrong side.

Step one should be to find out what is the cause of the conflict. It is not what the left says it is. It is something far darker and more depressing.

The conflict in one set of maps.
See full size. From here.

The resting place of evil.
Yasser Arafat Mausoleum, in Arafat's Compound, Ramallah, West Bank.
See full size. From here.
Search for more public domain images here and here and here.

The root cause of the conflict (The Dar al Islam, the dhimmi, and honour-shame)

This is typical: Some person pontificates about Israel on Twitter. And has never heard of the word dhimmi - the cause of the Israel conflict.

The existence of Israel

A few points in defence of the existence of Israel:
  1. When Israel was defined in Nov 1947, the area designated was a clear majority Jewish area.
  2. Report of UNSCOP: 3 September 1947 gave: 498,000 Jews. 407,000 Arabs.
  3. Jewish Virtual Library pages here and here and here says the population was 538,000 Jews. 397,000 Arabs.
  4. This Jewish majority had developed peacefully (not through warfare) over the previous 70 years.
  5. Setting this area up as a state was reasonable because: (a) the Jews (the majority in the area) wanted it, and: (b) the state would be a free democracy, whereas the alternative was dhimmi status within some standard Arab Muslim tyranny.
  6. Setting up this area as a state does not need to be justified by "making up" for the crimes of the Holocaust (with the Palestinians paying for European crimes). The area was majority-Jewish, and had become so peacefully over the previous 70 years, with no Palestinians evicted by force. This area in 1947 had a right to self-determination, independent of the Holocaust.
  7. I see nothing wrong with setting up the majority-Jewish area as Israel in 1947, therefore. Whether it was sensible for Jews fleeing persecution to go to the Middle East in the first place, however - as opposed, say, to America - is another question. Apparently (though I'd like to see a bit more context), Lord Curzon, British Foreign Secretary 1919-24, said about the idea of the Jews going to live in the Middle East: "I cannot think of a worse fate for an advanced and intellectual community".
  8. Still, once brave, embattled democrats are in the Middle East, it is our duty to support them against non-democrats.
  9. The Arabs rejected this state because it was Jewish. Had it been just another Muslim group, a separate state would have been accepted without controversy. But it was intolerable to allow the dhimmis to set up a state. Even worse, one in which dhimmis would rule over some Muslims. This problem is the root cause of the conflict.

Hence for the future:

  1. No solution that allows the existence of a Jewish (or any non-Muslim) state in any form can possibly end the conflict.
  2. The only thing that will end the conflict is a change of mind by the Arabs, such that they will tolerate the existence of a non-Muslim state, and non-Muslims in general. The root cause of the conflict is, and always has been, Muslim bigotry.

The left and the existence of Israel:

The use of violence:

A traitor to the West:
Englishman Sir John Glubb, commander of the Arab Legion 1939-56 in its wars against Israel.
All Westerners should defend Israel, because it is a democracy.
Photo from here.

Palestinian refugees (1948), Jewish refugees (1948) and German refugees (1945)

Immediately after the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948, a combined Arab army of Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi, Jordanian, and Lebanese forces invaded to try to destroy the dhimmi state and exterminate the Jews.

Israelis turned out to be good at war, because their culture is based on western ideas rather than "honour and shame" tribalism. Israel managed not only to beat the combined Arab armies but in fact expanded its territory.

The 60 year long oppression of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
From, 2011.

How many western leftists even know about the ethnic cleansing of the Jews?
See full size. From here.

How come all refugees in the world have been absorbed, except for one group?
See full size. From here.

End Jordanian apartheid!

A lost world: Iraqi Jews in 1932 at Ezekiel's Tomb in Iraq.
From here.

A lost world: BAGDAD (thus spelt) in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Baghdad was 1/4 Jewish in 1911.

Silent Exodus, by Pierre Rehov, about the Jews expelled from Arab countries.




Pretty much sums up 1948 to 2023.
Found here.

Brilliant cartoon from Moshik Gulst sums up the conflict.
Note how Israel grows and grows as the Palestinians continue to reject and reject.


Genocidal and ethnic cleansing quotes

Israel's Arab and Islamic enemies have always been clear that their goal is to destroy Israel and kill or expel all the Jews. See Arab Threats Against Israel in 1967. Israel's enemies are the heirs to the Nazis, with the same goals but, thank heavens, not the power to implement them.

Israel, thank heavens, won in 1948 in 1967 and 1973 and prevented the Arabs carrying out their genocide. But Israel cannot afford to lose even once, or Holocaust II will happen under the eyes of an indifferent world.

  1. "I personally wish that the Jews do not drive us to this war, as this will be a war of extermination and momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Tartar massacre or the Crusader wars. ... This war will be distinguished by three serious matters. First - faith: as each fighter deems his death on behalf of Palestine as the shortest road to paradise; second, [the war] will be an opportunity for vast plunder. Third, it will be impossible to contain the zealous volunteers arriving from all corners of the world to avenge the martyrdom of the Palestine Arabs, and viewing the war as dignifying every Arab and every Muslim throughout the world."
    - Quote from Azzam Pasha, the first Secretary General of the Arab League.
    The quote is from an article of October 11, 1947. As well as the genocidal intent, it is interesting that he confirms the Arab-Israeli conflict is about Islam, not about nationalism/land/imperialism/oppression.
    In May 1948 the non-democracies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq launched their attempted war of extermination against the infant democracy of Israel.

  2. "If the Jewish state becomes a fact, and this is realized by the Arab peoples, they will drive the Jews who live in their midst into the sea."
    - Quote by Hassan al-Banna, founder and head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Aug 1948.
    He was referring to the Jews in Arab countries, who were indeed soon after cleansed. Later in the interview he said the Jews should be deported to Australia.

  3. "We knew that by closing the Gulf of Aqaba it might mean war with Israel. [If war comes] it will be total and the objective will be to destroy Israel."
    - Quote from the Egyptian dictator Nasser in May 1967.

  4. PLO Chairman Ahmad Shukeiri was asked in June 1967 what would happen to the Jews if the Arabs won the coming war. His answer has been misquoted, but the real answer is horrifying enough: "His answer: "We will endeavor to assist [the Jews] and facilitate their departure by sea to their countries of origin." Regarding the fate of Israeli-born Jews, he replied: "Whoever survives will stay in Filastin, but in my opinion no one will remain alive.""

  5. "Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, vanquish the Americans and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one."
    - Quote from Ahmad Bahar, Acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council and top Hamas official, Apr 2007.

  6. "In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli - civilian or soldier - on our lands".
    - Quote from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, July 2013.

The Palestinian nation was invented

Why do people support the Palestinians?

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: War crimes

Israel - The future

"The notion that the Palestinians want to rule themselves, that they could do it successfully, that they really accept a two-state solution is one of the most grotesque deceptions ever foisted on the West. Alas, the entire conflict centers around the Palestinian/Arab/Muslim need to restore their lost honor by destroying that which has humiliated them, the autonomous Jewish state in the heart of Dar al Islam."
- Richard Landes sums up the right-wing view of the Israel conflict, which contrasts dramatically with the left-wing view that the Palestinians are rational actors with rational grievances. I used to unthinkingly believe the left-wing view. Now I know it is a misunderstanding of the situation.

"Whoever studies the nature of the conflict between the Muslims and the Jews understands an important fact, [namely that] this is a religious conflict, not a dispute about politics or nationality, or a conflict between races or tribes, or a fight over land or country, as some describe it".
- Saudi schoolbook tells the truth. But the West isn't listening.

"That is actually one of my red flags when taking in the argument of someone who claims to have the solution to the Israel/Palestine problem. I ask, how have they factored in Islam. If they haven't, their solution has no real world application."
- Blog entry (unknown author) on "5 Minutes For Israel" sums it up, Dec 2012.

Bat Ye'or says that Arab anger at Israel is: "the distress of the oppressor confronted by his victim's rebellion."

"Our enmity towards Hindus is not due to the Kashmir issue; our enmity towards America is not due to Iraq and Afghanistan; the enmity between us and the Jews is not due to the Palestine; the real cause is that they do not accept our system and Islam. Our enmity towards them (the non-believers) will continue even if they renounce all their crimes."
Al Qaeda, Sept 2013, explains the root cause of the Israeli conflict. But the left isn't listening.

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