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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions

Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions (download a pdf of this study)

1. God promises to bless those who bless Israel and curses those who curse Israel

This popular if misguided assumption is based on Genesis 12:3. It shows how vital it is we allow Scripture to interpret Scripture. First, the original promise was made to Abram (that is Abraham) and no one else. Second, there is nothing in the promise to indicate God intended it be applied to Abraham’s physical descendants unconditionally, or in perpetuity. Third, in the New Testament we are told explicitly that the promises were fulfilled in Jesus Christ and in those who acknowledge Him as their Lord and Saviour. God’s blessings come by grace through faith, not by works or race (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Promise Fulfilment
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12:2-3). The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ… There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:16, 28-29)
“I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore… and through your seed all nations on earth will be blessed…” (Genesis 22:17-18)

2. The Jewish people are God’s “chosen people”

The assumption that the Jewish people are God’s “chosen people” is so deeply ingrained, to question it sounds heretical or anti-Semitic.  Yet both Hebrew and Christian Scriptures insist membership of God’s people is open to all races on the basis of grace through faith in Jesus Christ. In Isaiah 56, we see the Lord anticipate and repudiate the rise of an exclusive Israeli nationalism. In the New Testament the term “chosen” is used exclusively of the followers of Jesus, irrespective of race (See also Ephesians 2:14-16 and Colossians 3:11-12 concerning the unity of God’s people).

Old Testament New Testament
“Do not despise an Edomite, for the Edomites are related to you. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you resided as foreigners in their country. The third generation of children born to them may enter the assembly of the LORD.” (Deuteronomy 23:7-8) “A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.” (Romans 2:28-29)
“I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me— Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush— and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’” Indeed, of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her.” The LORD will write in the register of the peoples: “This one was born in Zion.”
(Psalm 87:4-6)
“It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.”
(Romans 9:6-8)
“Let no foreigners who have bound themselves to the LORD say, “The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.” … And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants … who hold fast to my covenant—these I will bring to my holy mountain… for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”” (Isaiah 56:3, 6-7) “Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.  Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:11-12 – see also 1 Peter 2:9-10)
3. The “Promised Land” was given by God to the Jewish people as an everlasting inheritance

Contrary to popular assumption, the Scriptures repeatedly insist that the land belongs to God and that residence is always conditional. For example, God said to his people, “‘The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.” (Leviticus 25:23). In Ezekiel, it seems the Lord anticipated the reasoning of those who arrogantly claimed rights to the land because of the covenant made originally to Abraham.

“Son of man, the people living in those ruins in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was only one man, yet he possessed the land. But we are many; surely the land has been given to us as our possession.’  Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Since you eat meat with the blood still in it and look to your idols and shed blood, should you then possess the land? You rely on your sword, you do detestable things… Should you then possess the land?’ … I will make the land a desolate waste, and her proud strength will come to an end.’ (Ezekiel 33:24-26,28-29)
The scriptures insist, residence was open to all God’s people on the basis of faith not race. Indeed, the writer to Hebrews explains that the land was never their ultimate desire or inheritance any way. The land was only ever intended as a temporary residence until the coming of Jesus Christ.  Our shared eternal inheritance is heavenly not earthly.

Old Testament Command New Testament Explanation
“You are to distribute this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners residing among you and who have children. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. In whatever tribe a foreigner resides, there you are to give them their inheritance,” declares the Sovereign LORD.” (Ezekiel 47:21-23) “By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God… These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”
(Hebrews 11:9-10; 39-40)
“…the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.”
(Ephesians 3:4-6)

4. Jerusalem is the exclusive and undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people

The Christian Zionist assertion that God intended Jerusalem to be the exclusive and undivided eternal capital of the Jewish people has no basis whatsoever in Scripture. As we have already seen, God insists in Psalm 87 that Jerusalem must be a shared and inclusive city. Nations specifically mentioned as having residence rights include those living in what is today, Egypt, Iran and Lebanon. Even the hated Philistines are mentioned as “…born in Zion” on the basis of faith not race.  Likewise, the vision of Isaiah 2 associates Jerusalem with the end of war, with peace and reconciliation between the nations.

“In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills,  and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways,  so that we may walk in his paths.” (Isaiah 2:2-3)

The Old Testament vision of Jerusalem is of an international, shared, inclusive city of faith, hope and love. But what of Luke 21:24, “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled”? Many Zionists like to think this prophecy came true in 1967. This is problematic since, Revelation 11:2 says the Gentile ‘trampling’ of Jerusalem would last only ’42 months’. The context of Luke 21 shows Jesus was referring to the events of 70AD and God’s sovereign use of foreign tyrants to fulfil his purposes (see Isaiah 63:3-6 for the meaning of ‘trampling’). It is more likely Jesus means deliverance will come at his return and not before. The focus of the New Testament instead moves away from the earthly Jerusalem toward the new, heavenly Jerusalem as the home of all who trust in Jesus (Hebrews 12:22-23; Revelation 21:2; 22-27).

5. The Jewish Temple must be rebuilt before Jesus returns 

Prophecy pundits like to quote Daniel 9 and Matthew 24 to suggest a future temple will be built and desecrated by the anti-Christ, before Jesus returns to Jerusalem in order to set up his kingdom.
The only problem is, Christian Zionists require a 2,000 year gap between Daniel 9:26 and 9:27 and between Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:1-2 and 24:15-16 in order to explain why, after the destruction of the temple in 70AD, another temple is needed.  But there is absolutely nothing in either text, or anywhere else in Scripture, to suggest a gap of 2,000 years, or that a future temple is predicted, let alone needed. Just the reverse – the old temple was declared redundant the moment Jesus died on the cross when the curtain was torn in two from top to bottom (Hebrews 1:3; 10:1-3, 11). The true and lasting temple is revealed to be the Lord Jesus himself and his followers.

John 2:19-21 Ephesians 2:19-21
“Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body.” “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,  built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.”

The true temple, therefore, is under construction. Quoting Old Testament temple imagery, the Apostle Peter writes, “you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2:5-7)

6. Believers will soon be ‘raptured’ to heaven before the ‘end-time’ battle of Armageddon 

The rapture is a popular idea that Jesus will actually return twice: first of all secretly, to rescue true believers out of the world, then later visibly with his saints to judge the world. There is, again, no basis in Scripture for this novel idea. The Bible is emphatic: the return of Jesus will be personal, sudden, public, visible and glorious.

Matthew 24:30-31 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the peoples of the earth[a] will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.  And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

The idea of a secret rapture is actually based on a misreading of Matthew 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-35 where Jesus warns that one person will be taken and the other left behind. Rapture proponents insist it is the believers who will be taken and that unbelievers left behind. However, in the parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13, Jesus provides the key to interpreting the later parable, “Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’” (Matthew 13:30).
So it will be unbelievers who are ‘taken’ first and believers who are ‘left behind’ to be with Christ.
However we understand the ambiguous apocalyptic language of Matthew 24, or Revelation, about the future, we must hold on to the clear promises of Jesus. He will never leave us nor forsake us (John 10:27-30; 14:14-27). The biblical vision of the future is of paradise restored and healing of the nations.
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” (Revelation 22:1-2)

Our mandate is to be peacemakers not widow makers (Matthew 5:3-10). We are ‘God’s co-workers’ entrusted as ambassadors with a ministry of reconciliation not speculation (2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2).

7. God has a separate plan for the Jewish people apart from the Church

Christian Zionists typically believe that God has a continuing covenant with Israel, separate from the Church. They usually base this on passages like Romans 9-11, although they invariably ignore the context. In Romans 2:28-29, for example, the Apostle Paul defines the word ‘Jew’.

“A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.” (Romans 2:28-29)

That is why in Romans 9, the term ‘Israel’ is limited to those who acknowledge the Lord Jesus.
“It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.” (Romans 9:6-8)

In the letter to the Philippians, Paul explicitly identifies the church as the true ‘circumcision’ (Philippians 3:3). This is entirely consistent with the Old Testament, where, as we have already seen, citizenship of Israel was open to all ‘those who acknowledge me’ (Psalm 87:4). And here is the clue to understanding Romans 9-11. Of course God has not rejected the Jewish people. His covenant purpose for them, as with every other race, has always been ‘that they may be saved’ (Romans 10:1), to create one people for himself, made of both Jews and Gentiles (Romans 11:26). God’s covenant purposes are fulfilled only in and through Jesus Christ. This is most fully explained in Ephesians 2.

“Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” … remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.” (Ephesians 2: 11-16)

The following passages show that there is a harmony between God’s purposes for his Old Testament saints and for his New Testament saints – a clear continuity between Israel and the Church.

Israel: The Church in the Old Testament The Body of Christ: The Church in the New Testament
Righteous live by faithfulness (Habakkuk 2:4) Righteous live by faith (Romans 1:17)
Holy people (Deuteronomy 7:6; 33:3; Numbers 16:3) Holy people (Ephesians 1:1; Romans 1:7)
Chosen (Deuteronomy 7:6; 14:2) Chosen (Colossians 3:12; Titus 1:1)
Called (Isaiah 41:9; 2 Chronicles 7:14) Called (Romans 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 1:2)
Assembly (Psalm 1:5; 89:5; 149:1) Assembly (Acts 7:38; 20:28; Hebrews 2:12)
‘Church’ = Assembly in Greek (Micah 2:5) Church (Matthew 16:18; 18:17; Ephesians 2:20)
Flock (Ezekiel 34:2, 7; Psalm 77:20) Flock (Luke 12:32; Acts 20:28)
Holy nation (Exodus 19:6) Holy nation (1 Peter 2:9)
Treasured possession (Exodus 19:5) Special possession (1 Peter 2:9)
Kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6) Royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9)
Children of God (Hosea 1:10) Children of God (John 1:12)
People of God (Hosea 2:23) People of God ( 1 Peter 2:10)
People of his inheritance (Deuteronomy 4:20) Glorious inheritance (Ephesians 1:18)
My dwelling place = tabernacle  (Lev. 26:11; Ezekiel 37:27) Dwelling among us = tabernacle (John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 6:16)
I will walk among you (Leviticus 26:12; Jeremiah 32:38) I will… walk among them (2 Corinthians 6:16-17)
God is a husband betrothed ( Isa. 54:5; Jer. 3:14; Hos. 2:19) Christ is a husband betrothed (2 Cor. 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-30)
Twelve tribes (Genesis 49:28; Revelation 21:12) Twelve Apostles (Mark 3:14; Revelation 21:14)

The most important question to reflect on is this: Does the New Testament teach that the coming of the Lord Jesus was the fulfilment or the postponement of God’s purposes for the Jewish people?
This study can be downloaded and is based on, Zion’s Christian Soldiers: The Bible Israel and the Church (IVP).  A more comprehensive Bible study guide can be downloaded from the website

Monday, August 29, 2011

NATO mulls marriage with Israel

Israel wishes to participate in NATO’s future wars, judging by the content of a diplomatic cable released this week by WikiLeaks.

Dating from November 2009, the document from the American embassy in Tel Aviv summarizes a briefing given by Claudio Bisorgniero, NATO’s deputy-secretary general, during a visit to Israel.

Fresh from talks with Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, Bisorgniero noted that Israel wishes to sign a status of forces agreement (SOFA) with the alliance. Such an accord lays down the rules covering a country’s troops when they are operating abroad.

The notion of a SOFA (a silly acronym) between Israel and the alliance has been advocated by the Zionist lobby for a few years now. Less than a fortnight before the cable was drawn up, the policy journal Europe’s World published an article by Matthew Mark Horn from the American Jewish Congress on Israel’s relations with NATO. He indicated that a status of forces accord would allow Israel join NATO operations more swiftly than it has to date. Horn, a former official in the US defense department, hinted at his frustration over how it took two years of negotiations before an Israeli officer could be posted to the headquarters of Operation Active Endeavor in Naples. Originally, that Mediterranean-patrol mission was part of NATO’s response to the atrocities on 11 September 2001; its remit has subsequently been expanded to serve a reactionary agenda of stopping impoverished foreigners from sailing to Europe.


Bisorgniero described Israel’s idea of a SOFA as “sensitive”, according to the cable. It could be problematic, he suggested, for NATO to conclude such an agreement with Israel, unless similar arrangements could be found with some Arab countries. Since 1994 NATO has been involved in a process called the Mediterranean dialogue with states neighboring members of the alliance. Along with Israel, those states are Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan and Mauritania. Israel has used this forum for dialogue to forge greater ties with the alliance than all of the others, however.

It is telling that the cable does not allude even once to Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s assault on Gaza in 2008 and 2009. NATO gave its tacit approval for that act of aggression earlier this year. When Gabi Ashkenazi, the Israeli military chief who oversaw Cast Lead, visited Brussels in January, he was treated to a farewell dinner to mark his imminent retirement as head of the world’s “most moral army.”

No guilt over massacres

Under Ashkenazi’s leadership, that army wiped out 22 members of the al-Dayah family — including 12 children and a pregnant woman — when it bombed the family’s Gaza home in early 2009. NATO commanders may be feeling a sense of affinity with Ashkenazi this month as they have tried to excuse an even bloodier massacre in Libya. On the night of 8 August, NATO attacked residential areas in Zliten, a city in the district of Misrata. According to the Libyan authorities, 85 people were killed. Thirty-three of them were children; 32 them of them women, some reports say.

Don’t feel bad if you have not heard of that massacre; it received scant attention in the Western press. The BBC’s Matthew Price visited the scene of the attack and admitted that he saw the corpses of women and children in the morgue. But he also sought to lend credence to the NATO narrative that it had struck a “legitimate target” (the words of its propagandist Roland Lavoie), where Gaddafi loyalists were sheltering. “The front line is not far away,” Price reported. “From the site, plumes of white smoke can be seen rising from where the fighting is taking place. It would make sense that soldiers would need somewhere to rest in the area.”

NATO’s killing of children does not elicit even the faintest pang of conscience among its commanders and their lackeys in the media. It would be logical, then, for NATO to make sure its flirtations with Israel lead to a proper marriage.

Brazilian Elites Call on Gov't to Cut Relations with Israel

14:15 | 2011-08-29

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Brazilian elites and citizens in a statement lashed out at the Zionist regime of Israel for massacring the defenseless Palestinian people, and urged their government to sever ties with the regime.

The statement which was issued by more than 150 Brazilian officials, academics and students as well as Muslims and citizens residing in the Latin American country, also stressed support for the oppressed Palestinian nation in their fight against the usurper Zionist regime.

The Brazilian elites and citizens also asked their government to annul all contracts with the Zionist regime, expel all Israeli companies from Brazil and downgrade its relations with the regime.

The statement was issued on the occasion of the International Quds Day (August 26) in support of the Palestinian nation.

On August 26, millions of people around the world took to the streets on the International Quds Day to voice support for the Palestinian nation against Israeli regime.

The International Quds Day was started by the late Founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, in 1979 as a way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and underscoring importance of the holy Quds to Muslims.

International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel's occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab countries around the world, and especially in Iran.

Protesters unanimously condemned Zionists' crimes in the occupied lands of Palestine.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Aren't Palestinians as responsible as their leader al-Hajj Amin Hussieni who collaborated with the Nazis during WW II?

Posted on August 2, 2001

Unfortunately, to the Palestinian people this question implies that they should pay the price for the collaboration of a single person with the Nazis! Although there were a minority of Palestinians who collaborated with the Nazis, a whole nation cannot pay the price for the choices of a few. It's not just that the Palestinian people (and most of the Arab countries as well) aided the allies with men and logistical support, they also ignored the call for Jihad, against the Allies, that was declared by al-Hajj Amin in April, 1941 (Righteous Victims, p. 165).

Since the Palestinian people were promised full independence in 1949, and strict limitation on Jewish immigration to Palestine, based on the 1939 White Paper, the Palestinian people had an incentive to help the Allies win the war. It should be noted that several Palestinian brigades were enlisted into the British Army, and the Palestinian resistance to the brutal British occupation almost completely ceased during and after WW II.

In general, the Palestinian people are proud of the fact that they were among the few who did not collaborate openly with Nazis. On the other hand, the peoples and governments of France, Italy, Japan, Romania, Croatia, Chechnya, Bulgaria, Switzerland, ... etc. all collaborated openly with the Nazis. Tragically, many of these peoples and governments happily pointed out their Jewish citizens to the Gestapo. So it's unfair, if not outright criminal, to exploit al-Hajj Amin's conduct in order to eternally condemn the Palestinian people as Nazis, while ignoring the choices made by most European peoples and governments who openly collaborated with the Nazis. At least the Palestinian people did not harbor nor cover up for Nazi war criminal as the US have done for decades, click here for details.

In that regard, it's worth noting that Josef Stalin, the Soviet premier and dictator, forcibly transferred the people of the Caucasus to Siberia as a collective punishment for their collaboration with the Nazis during WWII. However, the same people were allowed to return to their homes in 1958 when the scale of the war crime became known to Khruschev, Stalin's successor in the 1950s. If the people of the Caucasus were allowed to return to their homes under Communist rule, why can't the Palestinian refugees return to their homes under Israeli rule?

IRONICALLY, the shocking truth is that it has been proven that the Jewish Stern gang received funding and arms from the Italian Fascists to resist the British Mandate in Palestine. In fact, the Stern gang's collaboration with the Fascists and Nazis was going on while their Jewish brothers were being persecuted in Nazi concentration camps. It should also be noted that when the Americans, British, and their Arab allies were busy blocking the Desert Fox's (Erwin Rommel) advances in north Africa, the Stern gang's leader Yitzhak Shamir and the Irgun gang's leader Menachem Begin were busy ambushing British soldiers, blowing up the vital Haifa-Cairo railroad supply line, and terrorizing British and Palestinian civilians (Righteous Victims, p. 174). And when Yitzhak Shamir, Israel's future Prime Minister in the 1980s, was asked to explain their collaboration with the Fascists, he replied:
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend." (One Palestine Complete , p. 464).
Since these findings have only have only JUST started to surface lately (and are kept smothered in many Jewish communities), we feel it's necessary to directly quote one of the MOST pro-Israel historians, Martin Gilbert, who wrote:
"Avraham Stern who had formed a breakaway 'Irgun in Israel' movement (also known as the Stern Gang), tried to make contact with Fascist Italy in the hope that, if Mussolini were to conquer the Middle East, he would allow a Jewish State to be set up in Palestine. When Mussolini's troops were defeated in North Africa, Stern tried to make contacts with Nazi Germany, hoping to sign a pact with Hitler which would lead to a Jewish State once Hitler had defeated Britain. After two members of the Stern's Gang had killed the Tel Aviv [British] police chief and two of his officers, Stern himself was caught and killed. His followers [chief among them Yitzhak Shamir who led the Stern Gang after Stern's death] continued on their path of terror." (Israel: A History, p. 111-112)
What makes many Palestinians and Arabs EXTREMELY ANGRY is that the memories of the Holocaust are being exploited to paint Palestinians as Nazis. Such dangerous comparison and propaganda tactics are continuously fed to many Israeli school children from inception, especially upon visiting the Holocaust museum at Yad Vashem. It should be emphasized that many life size pictures of al-Hajj Amin standing alongside Hitler are on display at Yad Vashem, just West of Jerusalem not far from DEIR YASSIN. It's hypocritical to hold Palestinians responsible for the "ill fated" choice of al-Hajj Amin, while Israelis and Jews still blind themselves to the choices some of their leaders made during WW II.

Posted by Brent on May 26, 2011 #134743
Some grammar corrections and more info: Again that crucial segment of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 about the indigenous Palestinian Arabs of the nation of Palestine: "it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine". As for Arabs supporting the Axis powers in WWII this was mostly realpolitik and was because the Arabs were mad, angry, and against the evil British and French colonialist powers occupying their lands (the colonialist British Empire was occupying Palestine and Iraq and supporting the European Zionist Khazar colonialists stealing Palestine and the colonialist French were occupying Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and most of North Africa, etc.)

Also a funny point showing colonialist Zionist hypocrisy is how the Zionists still promote Anwar al-Sadat the late ruler of Egypt because Sadat sold out and signed a "peace treaty" (i.e. betrayed the Palestinians, gave away Egypt's natural gas to "Israel" at ridiculously low prices, and in general betrayed the Arab and Muslim world itself) with Zionist "Israel" in 1979. Yet Anwar al-Sadat was actually somewhat pro-Axis and pro-Nazi during WWII, because the colonialist British Empire was occupying Egypt still and had in place their corrupt puppet monarchy King Farouk of Egypt. Read: "As Egypt was under the occupation of the United Kingdom, Sadat was fascinated by Hitler’s Nazi German army for their quick ability to become a strategic threat to Britain." and "During the Second World War he was imprisoned by the British for his efforts to obtain help from the Axis Powers in expelling the occupying British forces." Note that the Zionist Jewish terrorist Menachem Begin (who was once a member of the fascist Zionist Jewish Betar movement of Vladimir "Ze'ev" Jabotinsky who Ben-Gurion even nicknamed "Vladimir Hitler", Betar also was closely allied with Benito Mussolini's fascist Italy) was then Zionist "Israeli" Prime Minister and signed this "peace treaty" with Sadat in 1979!

Posted by Brent on May 26, 2011 #134742
Again: So yes there were Palestinian Arab soldiers and brigades that fought for the British Empire and the "Allies" in WWII, again this is despite the fact that the British Empire was largely supportive of evil Zionist colonialism in its Middle East policy and was occupying the land of Palestine with the British Mandate of Palestine of 1920-1948. For the evil colonialist British Empire's support of Zionist colonialism/theft of Palestine away from the indigenous Palestinian Arabs see the Balfour Declaration of 1917 wherein the British Foreign Secretary "Lord" Arthur James Balfour promised the European Khazar Zionists a colonialist "Jewish homeland" but even Balfour himself made at least one specific caveat about indigenous Palestinian Arab rights in Palestine. Here is the text of the Balfour Declaration of 1917: "His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

Again that crucial segment of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 about the indigenous Palestinian Arabs of the nation of Palestine: "it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine". As for Arabs supporting the Axis powers in WWII this was mostly realpolitik and was because the Arabs were made at the evil British and French colonialist powers occupying their land (the colonialist British Empire was occupying Palestine and Iraq and the colonialist French were occupying Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and most of North Africa, etc.)

This same realpolitik led many different non-Arab, non-Muslim peoples to work with and ally with the Nazi Germans and Axis powers in WWII to some degree. For example there was an Armenian legion of the Nazi SS called the Armenische Legion (the Armenians allied with the Nazi Germans because the Armenians didn't like the Soviet Russians, who joined the Allies in WWII after 1941, who were in control of Armenia at the time). There was a Nazi SS legion of Indians (from the nation of India) called the Indische legion led by a Hindu Indian who was angry about the continuing, brutal colonialist British occupation of India (aka the "British Raj"). There were Serbs that supported the Nazis from the ZBOR, the Serbian Chetniks (Serbian royalists), Pecanac Chetniks, Milan Nedic and his pro-Nazi Nedic's Serbia, the pro-Nazi Serbian State Guard of pro-Nazi Nedic's Serbia that looked over specific Nazi concentration camps in Nazi occupied Serbia (aka Nedic's Serbia). I could give tons of examples, again this was all realpolitik of people who were simply against the "Allies" (mostly because of the colonialism of Britain, France, the US government, and Soviet Russia) thus they saw it as "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". Much like how the United States government supported Saddam Hussein's Baathist Iraq against Ayatollah Khomeini's revolutionary Iran in the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), all government's tend to do a lot of realpolitik actions in their foreign policies.

Posted by Brent on May 25, 2011 #134739
Hi Stu, there were certainly Palestinian Arab brigades in the British military (despite the fact that Palestine was being occupied by the British Empire under the British Mandate of Palestine from 1920-1948). You can search and find a news article entitled "Bittersweet Remembrance Sunday for Palestinian veterans" AIN AL-HELWEH, By Jocelyne Zablit | AFP - November 14, 2010
Ain al-Hilweh is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Here are a few quotes from the article: "Mussa al-Hussein may have a hard time recalling dates and places, but the 86-year-old Palestinian does not miss a beat when asked for his ID number when he was in the British army in Palestine in World War II.

"5472," he fired off assuredly, sitting in his rundown home in the densely populated Ain al-Helweh refugee camp in the Lebanese coastal city of Sidon.
"They will come on Remembrance Sunday from Tripoli, Sidon and Tyre, aged 80 or 90... they will travel three or fours hours to get here and they will stand in the sun with their medals on... proud ex-soldiers," Frances Guy, Britain's ambassador to Lebanon, told AFP.

Guy said given that the veterans had served less than 20 years in the British army, which withdrew the last of its troops from Palestine in May 1948, they were not entitled to a pension.

"The Palestinians are in a particular case because they were chased out of their homes immediately after they served with the British army, and if there is a way that we could help make the end of their lives more comfortable, then perhaps we should be doing that," she said.

The veterans, whose numbers have dwindled over the years, receive the equivalent 150 dollars annually from the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, a charity that provides assistance worldwide to needy ex-servicemen or women.
Several non-governmental organisations also provide medical and other assistance on a case by case basis.

But for Manhal Freih, 84, a twice-decorated veteran who joined the British army at the age of 16 and who now lives in the Burj al-Shemali refugee camp in the southern city of Tyre, the aid is all but negligible.
"We witnessed so much and suffered so much and in return we have received very little," said the blue-eyed Freih whose only keepsake from his military service is a cane.

end quote.
So yes there was a Palestinian Arab soldiers that fought for the British Empire and the "Allies" in WWII, again this is despite the fact that the British Empire was largely pro-Zionist in its Middle East policy and was occupying the land of Palestine with the British Mandate of Palestine of 1920-1948.

Posted by Stu on April 3, 2011 #132312
I am wondering if someone can clarify the issue of Palestinian soldiers fighting with the British Army. From what I read the "Palestinian Brigades" were also known as the "Jewish Brigades", so I am wondering if you are referring to them or to some other units I don't know of. I agree with the thrust of this article, but if there is an inaccuracy I feel it should be corrected.

On a side note regarding Bosnian Muslims, they were forbidden by their local clerics to assist the Nazis, and in order to recruit them the Nazis had to take the Grand Mufti there to convince them to sign up.

Posted by Webmaster on March 20, 2011 #131787
By Haaretz Service

Helen Thomas, former dean of the White House Press Corps, reportedly told Playboy in an interview for their April issue that Jews have power over the White House and Congress, who are in the pockets of the Israeli lobbies.

Thomas left her post at the White House after she publicly made anti-Israel comments last May, telling the Jews they should "get the hell out of Palestine."

The former reporter told Playboy that the Israeli lobbies "are funded by wealthy supporters, including those from Hollywood. Same thing with the financial markets. There’s total control."

When asked about her comments that ultimately cost her her job, Thomas told Playboy that "everybody knows my feelings about the Palestinians," adding "sure, the Israelis have a right to exist—but where they were born, not to come and take someone else’s home. I’ve had it up to here with the violations against the Palestinians. Why shouldn’t I say it? I knew exactly what I was doing—I was going for broke. I had reached the point of no return. You finally get fed up."

Thomas also clarified that when she said the Jews should go back to Poland,Germany and America, that she was not referring to the concentration camps, but rather that "they should stay where they are because they’re not being persecuted—not since World War II, not since 1945."

However, when asked about the Holocaust, Thomas told the magazine that "there’s nothing wrong with remembering it [the Holocaust], but why do we have to constantly remember? We’re not at fault."

She then launched into criticism of Israel and its alleged oppression of the Palestinians, accusing the Jews of lacking introspection.

"Do the Jews ever look at themselves?" asked Thomas, "why are they always right? Because they have been oppressed throughout history, I know. And they have this persecution. That’s true, but they shouldn’t use that to dominate."

The former reporter told Playboy that she is not anti-Jewish, just anti – Israel, saying she thinks Jews are wonderful people. :I’m not anti-Jewish," clarified Thomas, "I’m anti-Zionist. I am anti Israel taking what doesn’t belong to it. If you have a home and you’re kicked out of that home, you don’t come and kick someone else out."

Posted by Brent on May 30, 2010 #113958
Keeping in mind the close alliance between the Zionists and the Nazis (Haavara agreement, Stern Gang, Rudolf Kastner, etc.) a good quote on the issue of the Mufti Hajj Amin al-Husseini was made by Lenni Brenner in his work "51 Documents": "[A]s many readers will not recognize the Palestinian 'Grand Mufti' of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husayni, let me introduce him.
He tried to get rid of the threatening Zionist colonizers by allying himself first with Mussolini, then with Hitler. After the war, he was seen as a major war criminal for mobilizing Muslims in the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia to fight on Hitler's side against the Red Army and Marshall Tito's partisans."

Posted by Mat Heywood on April 8, 2010 #109133

I am a British Journalist and Film - maker, and I am researching a film about the Palestinian forces in the British Army during World War 2. I have tracked down two surviving Jewish veterans, and I am desperate to find a Palestinian colleague. If you know of a surviving veteran, or even a relative who knows their story, please feel free to email me at mat dot heywood 'at' gmail dot com
Any help would be most gratefully received, and if you have any questions I would be happy to explain more.

Posted by Abdul-Rahman on March 23, 2010 #107513
One interested in Nazi-Zionist collaboration should definitely read the works of the great secularist Jewish writer Lenni Brenner. Lenni Brenner's two best works on the subject of Zionist-Nazi collaboration are "Zionism in the Age of the Dictators" and "51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis". He goes through issues like German Zionist Joachim Prinz speaking favorably of working with the Nazis in the early 1930s, the "Lehi" Stern Gang and Yitzhak Shamir offer, the Haavara agreement, and into issues of the Zionist Jew Rudolf Kastner (of "Kastner train" fame) collaborating with Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
Posted by Powerofnight on June 29, 2009 #81617
The fact that Jews and Zionist had their own deals and agreements with Nazi it is not much important or something consider surprise. they always did the same, and while Caesar of Russia was killing Jews for trying to assassinate him many other Jews served in his royal guards who led the executions. The point which a big story made from, about Hajj Ameen were in contact with Nazi and had directly met with Hitler. Is not surprising also and if I were in his place I would do the same. To understand why the Mufti did so and why some Palestinian even got their military training in Nazi Germany such famous name Hasan Salamah and thu al kofol Abdul Latif. We should understand the political seen at that period:
1.Palestinian been forced in 1939 to end their strike (longest strike ever 1936 to 1939) and the rest of violent action against occupation army by their brothers the Arab leaders such King Abdullah of Jordan and King Farooq of Egypt. This strike which causes the occupied army and allied Jewish a lot to make them begging for truce.
2.The continue British dream of Making Palestine a Jewish State by continue arming the Jewish gangs, give military train for Jewish youth inside British camps, and the non stop stealing of lands from Arabs to give it gift to Jewish. Also the continuation of (Legal)immigration.
These facts made any leader in Palestine to think twice before giving the Great liar Britain any comfort agreement. And trust them to give you your rights with golden spoon after all these years of lies and betrayal from 1915 will be really committing a suicide crime against whole nation.
If I was in his place I will look directly where it can hurt them and to hurt them badly I should look forward to their worst enemy.

Posted by Brent on March 24, 2008 #32608
Also study the Haavara agreement also called the "Transfer Agreement". In this agreement started around 1933 the Zionist Jewish organizations operating in Germany freely and openly collaborated with the ruling Nazi party in Germany. The Zionist Jewish organizations agreed to pay money to have the Nazis in return provide transportation of German Jews to Palestine. Once in Palestine the Zionist Jewish colonies were given access to purchasing of German farming supplies, etc. Around 60,000 German Jews invaded Palestine via the Haavara "Transfer" Agreement with the Nazis.
Posted by Brent on November 13, 2007 #23398
Correction: This little Waffen SS militia recruited and organized by al-Husseini was AGAIN Bosnian (not Arab) and was fighting Communists partisans in the Balkans during WWII.
Posted by Brent on November 13, 2007 #23397
al-Husseini's only roles were speaking into the Middle East on Nazi radio stations and militia organizing. Al-Husseini's only military role with the Nazis was forming a Bosnian Waffen SS unit of about 10,000 men to fight against Communist (Communism often equaled Jewish) partisans in the Balkans. This little Waffen SS militia recruited and organized by al-Husseini was against Bosnian (not Arab) and was fighting Communists partisans in the Balkans during WWII.
Posted by Brent on November 13, 2007 #23395
Zionist often overemphasis al-Husseini role with the Nazis: There, according to objective historians, the mufti helped the Germans with propaganda and recruiting among his fellow Muslims, steadfastly opposing any German actions that would facilitate Jewish emigration to Palestine (which National Socialist policy had earlier supported).

Those verifiable grievances have never been enough for Zionist publicists, however.

Posted by Brent on September 29, 2007 #21046
You also do a good job pointing out in your article that Husseini had was almost completely ignored that is why he ran away for some safety in Berlin. Husseini actually had the bravery to resist against the British Zionist controlled occupiers. Also on the comment list Gary makes a good point that after the war Husseini's relationship with the Nazis was considered of such little importance he wasn't even sought out by the Nuremburg show trial. The same Zionists again had leaders in the Lehi (Stern Gang) that worked with and got arms from Mussolini's Fascist Italy and offered the Nazis a military alliance. Among them the Zionist future "Israeli" PM Yitzhak Shamir (Yzternitzky)
Posted by Brent on September 29, 2007 #21045
The British army enlisted around 6,000 Palestinian Arab soldiers for the British military. These Palestinian soldiers put aside the hate them must have felt for the British Colonial occupiers of Palestine to fight against the Axis powers. Again these Palestinian Arab British forces were fighting with the same British who had the raving British Christian Zionist Lord Balfour. These same British were working hand and hand with the Zionist movement and would betray the Palestinian Arabs later.
Posted by Brent on August 8, 2007 #18973
Many Zionist Jews aided the Nazis and Axis powers during WWII. Jews like Avraham Stern, Yitzhak Shamir (real last name Yzernitzky), Begin, etc. Also the Arab nations mostly aided (with men+arms) the Allied powers in WWII. Also Palestinian brigades were in the British army in WWII!! Also Jewish groups+ org.'s during the WWII era were willing to send their Jewish bros and sis to death in hopes that more Jewish deaths would give them sympathy for a "state" after the war. A quote by WWII era Jewish Zionist Yitzhak Greenbaum "One Cow in Palestine, is worth more the all the Jews in Europe" they didn't give a crap about their Jews bros and sis they just had hope in being famous for having a "state" and power. See website Jews Not Zionists. Jews ran the Russian Bolsheviks and the USSR which killed 100 million+ non-Jews in Jewish run Gulags under Leon Trotsky (real name David Bronstein), Lenin, Genrikh Yagoda, Lazar Kaganovich (Jewish butcher of the Ukraine) etc. Go to website JewWatch.
Posted by Gary on May 6, 2007 #15505
Those critical of al-Hajj Amin Husseini should acquaint themselves with the circumstances and events that caused him to seek sanctuary in Hitler's Berlin, including being chased throughout the Middle East by the British for his role in the Palestinian resistance, e.g., the Great Rebellion of 1936. Nor should it be forgotten that following the war, his relationship with the Nazis was seen as being of such little consequence that he was never sought out by officials at Nuremberg. He lived out his last days in Beirut. Zionists continually point their fingers at al-Hajj Amin Husseini and unjustly malign him while ignoring the documented collusion with Nazis and Mussolini's thugs on the part of the Stern Gang (including future Israeli PM, Yitzhak Shamir - real name Yitzhak Yzernitzky) and its betrayal of fellow Jews in Europe.
Posted by خطاب on February 7, 2007 #13619
One can't say "never again" about the Shoah and allow things like Deir Yassin to happen. Unfortuantely, the Jewish suffering during the shoah is well known while the Palestinian experience during the al-Nakba has been kept from world scrutiny. How much collaboration existed between the Zionists and the Nazis during the war? Was the Shoah exacerbated by the Zionists failing to help their brothers in the hope for an Israeli state? Why aren't these things known? why is it so hard to find out about the Nakba and the Palestinian people? Why is one called anti-semitic if one criticises zionism? Sorry too many questions and not enough answers. But there wouldn't b a problem if we had the answers.

South Africa activists visit Gaza

Published Friday 26/08/2011 (updated) 27/08/2011 03:09
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A solidarity group from South Africa arrived in Gaza Thursday evening, for a four-day visit they have called "Freedom for detainees."

The 36 activists will meet with figures who work on the issue of Palestinian detainees in Israeli jail, a Ma'an correspondent said.

The group brought 10 trucks of medical and humanitarian supplies, entering through the southern Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.


The support map changes daily…. Palestinian Statehood is imminent!
A partial listing of the Ayes, as of July 2011…
Countries that support the recognition of a Palestinian state:

# Name Date of recognition
1 Algeria 15 November 1988
2 Bahrain 15 November 1988
3 Iraq 15 November 1988
4 Kuwait 15 November 1988
5 Libya 15 November 1988
6 Malaysia 15 November 1988
7 Mauritania15 November 1988
8 Morocco 15 November 1988
9 Somalia 15 November 1988
10 Tunisia 15 November 1988
11 Turkey 15 November 1988
12 Yemen 15 November 1988
13 Afghanistan 16 November 1988
14 Bangladesh 16 November 1988
15 Cuba 16 November 1988
16 Indonesia 16 November 1988
17 Jordan 16 November 1988
18 Madagascar 16 November 1988
19 Malta 16 November 1988
20 Nicaragua 16 November 1988
21 Pakistan 16 November 1988
22 Qatar 16 November 1988
23 Saudi Arabia 16 November 1988
24 United Arab Emirates 16 November 1988
25 Serbia 16 November 1988
26 Zambia 16 November 1988
27 Albania 17 November 1988
28 Brunei 17 November 1988
29 Djibouti 17 November 1988
30 Mauritius 17 November 1988
31 Sudan 17 November 1988
32 Cyprus 18 November 1988
33 Czech Republic 18 November 1988
34 Slovakia 18 November 1988
35 Egypt 18 November 1988
36 India 18 November 1988
37 Nigeria 18 November 1988
38 Seychelles 18 November 1988
39 Sri Lanka 18 November 1988
40 Belarus 19 November 1988
41 Guinea 19 November 1988
42 Namibia 19 November 1988
43 Ukraine 19 November 1988
44 Russia 19 November 1988
45 Vietnam 19 November 1988
46 China, People’s Republic of 20 November 1988
47 Burkina Faso 21 November 1988
48 Comoros 21 November 1988
49 Guinea-Bissau 21 November 1988
50 Mali 21 November 1988
51 Cambodia 21 November 1988
52 Mongolia 22 November 1988
53 Senegal 22 November 1988
54 Hungary 23 November 1988
55 Cape Verde 24 November 1988
56 Korea, North 24 November 1988
57 Niger 24 November 1988
58 Romania 24 November 1988
59 Tanzania 24 November 1988
60 Bulgaria 25 November 1988
61 Maldives 28 November 1988
62 Ghana 29 November 1988
63 Togo 29 November 1988
64 Zimbabwe 29 November 1988
65 Chad 1 December 1988
66 Laos 2 December 1988
67 Sierra Leone 3 December 1988
68 Uganda 3 December 1988
69 Congo, Republic of the 5 December 1988
70 Angola 6 December 1988
71 Mozambique 8 December 1988
72 São Tomé and Príncipe 10 December 1988
73 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 10 December 1988
74 Gabon 12 December 1988
75 Oman 13 December 1988
76 Poland 14 December 1988
77 Botswana19 December 1988
78 Nepal 19 December 1988
79 Burundi 22 December 1988
80 Central African Republic 23 December 1988
81 Bhutan 25 December 1988
82 Rwanda 2 January 1989
83 Ethiopia 4 February 1989
84 Iran 4 February 1989
85 Benin May 1989 or before
86 Equatorial Guinea May 1989 or before
87 Gambia May 1989 or before
88 Kenya May 1989 or before
89 Lebanon May 1989 or before
90 Vanuatu 21 August 1989
91 Philippines September 1989
92 Swaziland July 1991 or before
93 Kazakhstan 6 April 1992
94 Azerbaijan 15 April 1992
95 Georgia 25 April 1992
96 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27 May 1992
97 Tajikistan 2 April 1994
98 Uzbekistan 25 September 1994
99 South Africa 15 February 1995
100 Kyrgyzstan November 1995
101 East Timor 1 March 2004
102 Papua New Guinea 4 October 2004
103 Paraguay 25 March 2005
104 Montenegro 24 July 2006
105 Costa Rica 5 February 2008
106 Côte d’Ivoire 2008 or before
107 Venezuela 27 April 2009
108 Dominican Republic 14 July 2009
109 Brazil 1 December 2010
110 Argentina 6 December 2010
111 Bolivia 22 December 2010
112 Ecuador 24 December 2010
113 Chile 7 January 2011
114 Guyana 13 January 2011
115 Peru 24 January 2011
116 Suriname 1 February 2011
117 Uruguay 15 March 2011
118 Malawi 19 April 2011
119 Lesotho 6 June 2011
120 Syria 18 July 2011
121 Liberia 2011
122 Turkmenistan 2011 or before
List taken FROM
If your country is not on the list, urge your government to join in…. USA, Canada, Australia and Columbia in particular. HELP US FILL IN THE MAP ABOVE!
Be a part of Peace and Progress!!
The zionists were able to ‘pull it off’ in 1948…. the rest of the world can do it today!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Egyptian flag still flying over Israel’s embassy in Cairo

[ 25/08/2011 - 11:34 AM ]

CAIRO, (PIC)– The Egyptian flag that was raised by young man Ahmed Al-Shahhat on the roof of Israel’s embassy in Cairo is still seen flying alone, according to eyewitnesses on Tuesday morning.
Earlier rumor had it that the Israeli flag was raised once again over the embassy next to the Egyptian flag.

For his part, governor of Asharqiya province Azzazi Azzazi decided to honor Egyptian young man Ahmed Al-Shahhat who removed Israel’s flag from its embassy in Cairo and replaced it with the Egyptian flag.

Azzazi said he would honor Shahhat in a ceremony held at the province headquarters, and pledged to give him a government job worthy of his stature as a national hero and an apartment for his intended marriage, according to news reports from Cairo.

In another context, grand imam of Al-Azhar mosque and university Ahmed Al-Tayeb warned Israel of the Egyptian people’s wrath, stressing they can no longer tolerate its criminal actions and its constant disrespect of all agreements and international resolutions.

Tayeb hailed the Egyptian youth for their revolutionary spirit and their rejection of Israel’s aggression against Egypt and demanded the Arab leaders to respond to the will of their peoples and help them to get their legitimate rights.


Nunu: We won’t accept killing to continue while calm being enforced

[ 25/08/2011 - 12:25 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Taher Al-Nunu, the Gaza government’s spokesman, has held the Israeli occupation authority fully responsible for the consequences of its military escalation over the past few hours that killed and wounded dozens of citizens.

Nunu told the Aqsa radio station at dawn Thursday, “We won’t accept killing to continue while calm is being enforced”, adding that the Palestinian people know how to deal with such a situation and to defend itself.

He said that intensified contacts were underway between his government and the parties that brokered the calm mentioning in particular Egypt and the UN to brief them about the Israeli escalation and to tell them that the situation was not accepted and should come to an immediate end.
Nunu said that consultations were also made with Palestinian factions to consider means of dealing with the situation at hand.

The Palestinian foreign ministry in a statement on Wednesday strongly denounced the Israeli violation of the calm, charging that the escalation indicated that the IOA was not interested in preserving calm and was intent on fueling tension.

It asked the world community topped by the UN to pressure the IOA into halting its aggression.
Hamas MP Ismail Al-Ashqar said that resistance factions are entitled to retaliate to the IOA attacks.
He told the same radio station also at dawn Thursday that the attacks reflected the “bloodthirsty mentality of occupation”, adding that Israeli practices were a threat to international peace.

United Nations urged to condemn Israel’s detention of Palestinian reporters

[ 25/08/2011 - 04:02 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Palestinian Institute for Communications and Development has called on the the world community to condemn Israel’s recent violations of press freedoms as five Palestinian reporters remain in Israeli custody.

The calls come after Israel’s Salem military court extended the detention of Al-Jazeera reporter Samer Allawi, 46, the day after the arrest of two more reporters in the occupied West Bank.
Allawi, who heads Al-Jazeera’s Afghanistan bureau, was arrested last week during a visit to his family in Sabastea near Nablus in northern West Bank.

The other West Bank reporters recently arrested by Israel include Useid Amarina, 26, who works for Al-Aqsa Channel, Amir Abu Arafah, a reporter for the local Shehab agency, Mohammed Bisharat, 25, and Nawwaf al-Amer, a program coordinator for Al-Quds Channel.

Amer has been placed in administrative detention and is being held without charges.

In the Gaza Strip, a violent Israeli air strike on civilian structures caused major damage to government and non-governmental organizations. Among those hit was the Gaza office of China’s Xinhua News Agency.


Report: Israel to take measures against Qatar

Published yesterday 11:13
TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) -- Israel is ready to implement measures against Qatar for supporting the Palestinian UN bid for recognition in September, Israeli newspaper Maariv reported Thursday.

Israeli authorities are reportedly thwarting all Qatari funded projects in Palestine and have closed their diplomatic mission in Qatar, Maariv said.

Qatari officials have also been forbidden to enter the West Bank or Israel.

Qatar also has strong relations with Hamas, Maariv reported Israeli officials as saying.

Witnesses: Settlers burn hundreds of olive trees

“At the time when Hashem created the first human being, He showed him each of the trees in the Garden of Eden and told him: “See my works how good and excellent they are! Now all that I created is for your sake. Think upon this. Do not corrupt or destroy My world. For if you destroy it, there will be no one to restore it after you.” 
~ Kohelet Raba 7:19 (Real Judaism)

Maan News Agency | Aug 25, 2011

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Dozens of Israeli settlers set fire on Thursday to more than 100 olive trees in Mikhmas village southeast of Ramallah.

Local witnesses told Ma’an that settlers from the illegal Ma’ale Mikhmas settlement adjacent to the village set fire to agricultural land before vacating the area.
The Mikhmas village council condemned the attacks and called for support in protecting land from settler violence.

A report by the Palestinian Authority found that settler violence increased “dramatically” in June 2011, documenting 139 attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank and the destruction of over 3,600 olive trees and vineyards.

Annual figures compiled by Israeli rights group Yesh Din have repeatedly shown that nine out of 10 police investigations about settler crimes fail to lead to a prosecution

Iran pledges to support Palestinians

Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:43AM GMT
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during an interview with al-Manar TV on August 24, 2011.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has pledged the Islamic Republic's enduring support for the Palestinian cause, urging a united regional front against Israel.

“The cause of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the support for resistance will never be taken off the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said President Ahmadinejad in an interview with the Lebanese-based al-Manar TV, quoted by the presidential website on Wednesday.

“The Zionist regime is tasked with creating constant instability in the region in order to pave the way for the presence and interference of hegemonic powers in the area. Therefore, to confront this regime would be to confront the hegemonic system and the world's oppressors and enslavers,” he added.

The Iranian chief executive further said that the issue of al-Quds is a global one and as such controlling the core issue to the Muslim world is of ultimate significance.

President Ahmadinejad also pointed out that any nation who supports humanity needs “to seek the disappearance of the Zionist regime (Israel) as the global symbol of oppression and discrimination.”

He underlined the need for a united regional front against the US and Israel and warned regional countries against following in the footsteps of the enemy.

He went on to say that Israel was established based on materialism, and represented all the hegemonic powers that seek to run the world through “chicanery and egotism”.

Regarding Palestinians' efforts to gain the UN recognition for a Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders, President Ahmadinejad said the Palestinian state already exists, but the hegemonic system has been trying to replace it with a fake regime.

He stated that Iran has always believed that the Palestinian land belongs to Palestinians, but added that the Islamic Republic supports the formation of a Palestinian government.

This comes as Muslims all across the world are expected to take part in the International Quds Day rallies on Friday to voice their support for Palestinians.

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, designated the last Friday of Ramadan as the International Quds Day, during which Muslims across the world hold rallies to show their solidarity for Palestinians.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011


“Some of my best friends are Jews”
Dershowitz supports Beck rally 
Ahead of major Jerusalem event on Wednesday, US law professor says he believes controversial commentator’s motives are genuine

“At a time when old friends and allies who should be supporting the Jewish state are abandoning it in droves, (Glenn) Beck’s willingness to stand up for Israel must be accepted with gratitude,” Harvard law Professor Alan Dershowitz stated in a piece published in Hudson New York.

According to Dershowitz, “I, for one, do not question his motives. I believe they are genuine. One need not accept all of Beck’s positions on Israel– and I certainly do not – in order to agree with him that support of Israel is one of the great moral issues of the 21st Century.”

Read the rest HERE


Will the real Glenn Beck please stand up….

The man is a certified whacko!

Keep standing with Israel Glenn Beck …. these are the people that stand behind you ….

Way to go Alan Dershowitz! Obviousy your ‘love’ of zion is greater than your love for the Jews.
Perhaps you should take a few minutes to read the following ….

With friends like Glenn Beck…

Glenn Beck has used his media platforms to promote secular anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists and evangelical end-times prophets. What these two groups have in common is an obsession with Jews and the belief that Jews control and manipulate the lives and destiny of non-Jews.