Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Netanyahu at His Best & A Crash Course on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Netanyahu at his best

Even those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Benjamin Netanyahu could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with

British Television during the retaliation against Hamas' shelling of Israel .

The interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Palestinians have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?" (A nasty question if there ever was on)

Netanyahu: "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?

Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) Why not?

Netanyahu: "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the war was caused by Germany 's aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London , the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden , burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima ... Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944, when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen , some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children's hospital, killing 83 little children. Perhaps you have another question?"

Apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu gave another interview and was asked about Israel 's occupation of Arab lands. His response was, "It's our land". The reporter (CNN or the like) was stunned - read below "It's our land..." It's important information since we don't get fair and accurate reporting from the media and facts tend to get lost in the jumble of daily events.

"Crash Course on the Arab-Israeli Conflict."

Here are overlooked facts in the current & past Middle East situation. These were compiled by a Christian university professor:

BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY... (It takes just 1.5 minutes to read!)

It makes sense and it's not slanted. Jew and non-Jew -- it doesn't matter.

1. Nationhood and Jerusalem : Israel became a nation in 1312 BC, two thousand (2000) years before the rise of Islam.... Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel..

Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BC, the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand (1000) years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.

4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 lasted no more than 22 years.

5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem , they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders
did not come to visit.

6)Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran.

7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem . Mohammed never came to Jerusalem .

8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem . Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem .

9. Arab and Jewish Refugees: in 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews . Sixty-eight percent left (many in fear of retaliation by their own brethren, the Arabs), without ever seeing an Israeli soldier. The ones who stayed were afforded the same peace, civility, and citizenship rights as everyone else.

10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.

12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own people's lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel , a country no larger than the state of New Jersey ...

13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel defended itself each time and won.

14. The PLO's Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel . Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.

15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.

16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel .

17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were directed against Israel .

18. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

19. The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives .

20. The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like a policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

H/T The Golden Report


Christopher said...

Not to mention that the current building by Israel is in fact in their own territory which is not disputed by Palestinians or other Arabs and therefore NOT an issue until the Hussein regime made it one.

innominatus said...

Go Bibi!

Christopher is right. The regime has screwed the situation up so much that one has to wonder if it is intentional.

Eman said...

Ben is brilliant. Long live Israel and may they see Ben as the leader they need now more than ever. I do believe he is the man who will take out Iran because under Obama, we would never raise a finger to help. Thanks young lady. Good to see you made it safely back and I hope you’re feeling better these days. You are number 8 on my daily prayer list each morning. Be well.

Teresa said...

Exactly! Hussein just likes causing trouble.

Teresa said...

It definitely seems like it could be intentional.

Teresa said...

I hope Ben does take out Iran. Ben is a great man. Thanks so much for all your prayers. God Bless!

PatriotUSA said...

Yeah, way to show some
moxi unlike the muslim
who is masquerading in
the White House as POTUS.
ANYTHING Israel does is an
issue with the mullah
obamaham. What a loser.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Every thing stated in your blog posting is true, but not to worry, Muslims and liberals WILL find a way to dispute you.

Liberty said...

I would like to point out however, that there are always two sides to a story.
PDF: http://www.kairospalestine.ps/sites/default/Documents/English.pdf
(That's from Palestinian Christians BTW, not Palestinian Muslims. ;) )

One more thing- in my long experience with kids, there's something I've learned. It takes two to fight. :)

Teresa said...

"ANYTHING Israel does is an
issue with the mullah
obamaham. What a loser."

I agree. Obama is showing his favoritism toward Muslims.

Teresa said...

Most Rev. Gregori,
I will always strive to bring the truth to people. If Liberals don't want to face the truth then they are doing themselves a disservice.

Teresa said...

I like that you pointed out that there is two sides to the story because our MSM and most news sources around the world fail to give the side I just posted.

Israel has primarily fought the likes of Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations in self-defense.

Israel is the size of New Jersey and can't handle that number of people and still prosper as a nation, but the countries that the Palestinians originated from, like Egypt and Jordan do have more space and should provide for those that are actually their own people.

But, yes I do realize that the Palestinians are all human beings and that as human beings they need to be taken care of and allowed the opportunity to provide for their families.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Thank you for the history lesson, Teresa.

Quite Rightly said...

Great post, Teresa.

I have abandoned hope that the Obami foreign policy decisions are accidental. The law of averages is against it. If this administration were basing their policies on random biases--or even unadulterated ignorance--they'd get things right enough about half the time.

After all, our expectations are not very high.

Anonymous said...

Your fact #7 is wrong David captured Jerusalem by crawling through the sewers according to the Bible.

Where did you get the idea he founded/established it?

Teresa said...

"Jerusalem became a city in 1010 B.C.E. when King David defeated the Jebusites. King David made that city his seat of government.In fact, King David loved Jerusalem that he brought the sacred Ark of the Covenant into that city and stripped the so-called twelve tribes of Israel of some of their spiritual and administrative functions."

You might be interested in this also:

Teresa said...

I have liked Netanyahu for awhile also. Thanks for further clarifying the ancestry of the Palestinians.

Teresa said...

My pleasure.

Teresa said...

Quite Rightly,
"The law of averages is against it."

I hate to think that this administration's anti-Israel foreign policy decisions are on purpose but I tend to agree with your analysis.

DeanO said...

Great Post,

Liberty said...

Teresa- However, David did not found it. He merely made it his capital city. :)

rosey said...

Where is #2 & #3? Great history lesson