June 18, 2010 at 23:47
is right, so is Helen Thomas
Amayreh in occupied Palestine
ganging up on two elderly targets these days. The first is the
84-year-old Fidel Castro, a man who apparently made up his mind about
Zionism more than six decades ago. And the second is 89-year-old
veteran American journalist Helen Thomas.
Castro’s crime was a few passing remarks he uttered
recently, saying that the Swastika has become Israel’s real flag.
“It would seem that the Fuehrer’s (Nazi leader Adolf
Hitler’s) Swastika is today Israel’s banner.” The ex-Cuban leader added
that “the hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians
is such that they wouldn’t hesitate to send the one and a half million
men, women and children of that country to the crematoria where
millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated by the Nazis.”
As to Thomas’s, she has been vilified and demonized for
saying that all Ashkenazi Jews who had immigrated to Palestine from
their native East European states, such a Poland, should go back to
their native homelands.
Castro and Thomas didn’t cry blaspheme. Their remarks,
though courageous, are factually true.
When speaking of the Swastika becoming Israel’s banner,
Fidel Castro was only voicing what millions of people around the world
are saying and whispering. In the final analysis, when Israel thinks,
behaves and acts like Nazi Germany, Israel can be and should be
compared with Nazi Germany.
For so many years, Israel and her immoral supporters and
spin doctors have been utilizing the holocaust to justify Israel’s own
slow-motion holocaust against the Palestinian people and other peoples
in the Middle East.
Now, given her manifestly nefarious behavior, one can safely
state that Israel is indulging in actions and behaviors that qualify
her for the Nazi epithet. To be sure, this is not a new discovery. In a
certain sense, one can claim that Israel has always been a Nazi state
in one way or the other..
In the final analysis, the extirpation and partial
annihilation of an entire people from their ancestral homeland is a Nazi
act par excellence. Even Jews recognize this fact.
Hence, Israel and its hypocritical supporters can’t have it
both ways, namely behave and act like as the Nazis behaved and acted,
and at the same time continue to enjoy the fruits of the holocaust
In the final analysis, European Jewry didn’t perish in order
to leave propaganda ammunition for later-day Zionists to cover up
genocidal crimes against another Semitic people, the Palestinians.
Castro’s courageous remarks have actually been echoed by
many Jewish leaders both in Israel and abroad.
For example, Sir Gerald Kaufman, the veteran British Labor
MP, remarked a few years ago that “Israel was born out of Jewish
Kaufman compared the actions of Israeli troops in the Gaza
Strip with the Nazis who forced his family to flee to Poland.
Kaufman, who was brought up as an Orthodox Jew and Zionist,
argued eloquently that Israeli crimes made the Star of David look like
the Nazi Swastika.
“My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her
hometown. A German soldier shot her dead in the bed.
“My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli
soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.”
And, one might add, nor did they perish in order to provide a
cover for Israeli soldiers massacring innocent aid activists in
international waters in order to starve and savage 1.7 million men,
women, and children in Gaza.
And now the Helen Thomas’s story. Responding to a passing
question, the elderly veteran White House correspondent said that the
ultimate solution for the Palestinian question should see European Jewry
return home, to Poland, even to America.
Well, what is wrong with this most logical observation? For
sure, some Jews have the right to live in Palestine, as equal and
dignified citizens, but not as masters of violence and land thieves.
However, Jews, or more correctly descendants of converts to
Judaism originating in the Khazar region, have no automatic right to
claim Palestine as their patrimony especially if that dubious right is
exercised at the Palestinian people’s expense.
Even religiously and theologically, there is no religious
text in the Old Testament stating that the Almighty promised Jews a
homeland in Palestine. There is a promise to the Israelites but not to
Jews. Needless to say, the Israelites and Jews are not the same people
since there are more Israelites, or descendants of Jacob or Israel, who
are non-Jews than there are Jews.
Indeed, there is ample evidence that hundreds of thousands
of modern-day Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Israelites?
So, is it logical to say that Khazari converts have more right to
Palestine than these Arabic-speaking Muslims and Christians who have
been living in the land from time immemorial, certainly centuries before
an Austrian Jewish Journalist envisioned a “Jewish” homeland in the
land of the Palestinians.
Of course, Zionist leaders, who are actually pathological
liars with little or no rectitude , can continue to repeat the stale
historical lie, that “this is our eternal homeland.”
But the truth is that Palestine has never been the exclusive
homeland of Jews. And the wheel of history doesn’t stop rolling.