When Jordan's Arab Legion seized half of Jerusalem, ethnically cleansed its Jewish population and annexed the city-- the only entity to recognize the annexation was the United Kingdom which had provided the officers and the training that made the conquest possible. Officers like Colonel Bill Newman, Major Geoffrey Lockett and Major Bob Slade, under Glubb Pasha, better known as General John Bagot Glubb, whose son later converted to Islam, invaded Jerusalem and used the Muslim forces under their command to make the partition and ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem possible.
Under Muslim occupation, while Muslim snipers were cold-bloodedly murdering their children, the Jewish residents living under fire couldn't so much as put in an outhouse without being reported to the UN for illegal construction. In one case a UN observer organization held four meetings to discuss an outhouse for local residents before condemning Israel for illegal construction.
It did not however condemn Jordan when one of its soldiers opened fire on a train wounding a Jewish teenage girl.
Not very much has changed.
The hysterical condemnations of “illegal construction” did not end when the Muslim occupation did. The great outhouse of the United Nations and the smaller outhouses of the foreign ministries of countries whose leaders tremble whenever Muslims grow agitated over a cartoon or a YouTube video fill the air with the vilest of substances whenever a Jewish family moves into a home in Jerusalem.
It would be inconceivable for the international community to denounce an ethnically cleansed group which survived attempted genocide for moving back into its own city. It is, however, standard policy at the State Department and the Foreign Office to denounce Jews living in those parts of Jerusalem that had been ethnically cleansed by Muslims, as "settlers" living in "settlements," and accuse them of being an "obstruction to peace."
Peace being the state of affairs that sets in when an ethnic cleansing goes unchallenged.
What we are talking about here is not peace, but ethnic cleansing. In 1948, the Jews were ethnically cleansed from Jerusalem to Islamize the city. Their synagogues were blown up by the Muslim occupiers. Their tombstones were used to line the roads traveled by the racist Muslim settlers. In 1948, the Jews were ethnically cleansed from Jerusalem to Islamize the city. Whether they were Zionists or anti-Zionists did not matter. They were not Muslims. That was all that counted.
“For the first time in 1,000 years not a single Jew remains in the Jewish Quarter,” Abdullah el-Talal, a commander of the Muslim invaders, had boasted. “Not a single building remains intact. This makes the Jews' return here impossible.” In his memoirs he wrote, “I knew that the Jewish Quarter was densely populated with Jews who caused their fighters a good deal of interference and difficulty…. Only four days after our entry into Jerusalem the Jewish Quarter had become their graveyard. Death and destruction reigned over it.”
Every politician who denounces Jews building houses in Jerusalem, but not Muslims doing the same thing is endorsing Abdullah’s genocidal vision and all the terrorism that goes with it.
In 1920, racist Muslim settler mobs in Jerusalem had chanted "Mohammed's religion was born with the sword", “Death to the Jews” and “the government is with us” as Muslim policemen under British colonial rule had joined with them in the rape and murder of the indigenous Jewish population.
Too many governments are still with those who wave the sword of Mohammed and cry death to the Jews. They encourage them, defend their agenda and issue weak rebukes when blood is spilled in the name of Islamization in Jerusalem, as it is in Kobani by ISIS and a thousand other places. Those who endorse the Islamization of Jerusalem cannot escape responsibilities for the crimes of the Islamizers.
Describing Jewish homes in Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest cities, a city that all three religions in the region associate with Jews and Jewish history, as "settlements" is a triumph of distorted language that Orwell would have to tip his hat to. How does one have "settlements" in a city older than London or Washington D.C.?
To understand that, you would have to ask London and Washington D.C. where the diplomats insist that one more round of Israeli compromises will bring peace.
They say that there are three religions in Jerusalem, but there are actually four. The fourth religion is the true Religion of Peace, the one that insists that there will be peace when the Jews have been expelled from Judea and Samaria, driven out of their homes in Jerusalem, and made into wanderers and beggars once again. Oddly enough, this religion's name isn't even Islam-- it's diplomacy.
Diplomacy says that the 1948 borders set by Arab countries invading
Israel should be the final borders and that, when Israel reunified a
sundered city in 1967, it was an act of aggression, while, when seven
Arab armies invaded Israel in 1948, it was a legitimate way to set permanent boundaries. When Jordan ethnically cleansed East Jerusalem, it set a
standard that Israelis are obligated to follow to this day by staying out of East Jerusalem. To violate that ethnic cleansing endangers peace.
The issue is not Israel. If it were, then Arabs with Israeli citizenship would also be condemned. It's only the Jews who are the problem.
The entire Peace Process is really a prolonged solution to the latest phase of the Jewish Problem. The problem, as stated by so many diplomats, is that there are Jews living in places that Muslims want. There were Jews living in Gaza before 1948, but they were driven out, they came back, and then they were driven out again by their own government in compliance with international demands. Now only Hamas lives in Gaza and it's as peaceful and pleasant without the Jews as Nazi Germany.
But there are still Jews in the West Bank and they have to be gotten rid of. Once enough Jews have been expelled, there will be peace. That's not a paragraph from Mein Kampf, it's not some lunatic sermon from Palestinian Authority television-- it is the consensus of the international community. This consensus states that the only reason there still isn't peace is because enough Jews haven't been expelled from their homes. The ethnic cleansing for peace hasn't gone far enough.
There will be peace when all the Jews are gone. That much is certainly undeniable. Just look at Gaza or Egypt or Iraq or Afghanistan, which has a grand total of two Jews, both of them in their seventies. Or Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Syria where peace reigns now that the Jews are gone. Some might say that violence seems to increase proportionally with the number of Muslims, but we all know that would be Islamophobic. On the other hand suggesting that violence increases with the number of Jews living on land that Muslims want, that's just diplomacy. A common sense fact that everyone who is anyone in foreign policy knows to be true.
How will we know when the Muslims have gotten all the land that they want? When the violence stops. Everyone knows that agreements mean nothing. No matter how many pieces of paper are signed, the bombs and rockets still keep bursting. The only way to reach an agreement is by groping blindly in the dark, handing over parcel after parcel of land, until the explosions stop or the Muslims fulfill their original goal of pushing the Jews into the sea.
That's the wonderful thing about diplomacy if you're a diplomat and the terrible thing about it if you are anyone else without a secure way out of the country when diplomacy fails. And diplomacy in the region always fails. Camp David and every single agreement Israel has signed with Muslim countries aren't worth the paper they're written on. The only peace treaty that counts is the one made by tanks and rifles. It's the one made by Israeli planes in Egyptian skies and Israeli soldiers walking the border. It's the one made by Jewish farmers and ranchers, tending their sheep and their fields, with rifles strung over their backs. The only peace that's worth anything is the peace of the soldiers and settlers.
In 1966, Jerusalem was a city sundered in two, divided by barbed wire and the bullets of Muslim snipers. Diplomacy did not reunite it. Israel pursued diplomacy nearly to its bitter end until it understood that it had no choice at all but to fight. Israel did not swoop into the fight, its leaders did their best to avoid the conflict, asking the international community to intervene and stop Egypt from going to war. Read back the headlines for the last five years on Israel and Iran, and you will get a sense of the courage and determination of the Israeli leaders of the day.
When Israel went to war, its leaders did not want to liberate Jerusalem, they wanted Jordan to stay out of the war. Even when Jordan entered the war, they did not want to liberate the city. Divine Providence and Muslim hostility forced them to liberate Jerusalem and forced them to keep it. Now some of them would like to give it back, another sacrifice to the bloody deity of diplomacy whose altar flows with blood and burnt sacrifices.
As we remember Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, it is important to remember that the city is united and free because diplomacy failed. The greatest triumph of the modern state happened only because diplomacy proved hopeless and useless in deterring Muslim genocidal ambitions. Had Israel succumbed to international pressure and had Nasser been as subtle as Sadat, then the Six-Day War would have looked like the Yom Kippur War fought with 1948 borders-- and Israel very likely would not exist today.
As long as Jews allow themselves to be defined as the problem, there will be plenty of those offering solutions. And the solutions invariably involve doing something about the Jews. It only stands to reason that if Jews are the problem, then moving them or getting rid of them is the solution. There is less friction in defining Jews as the problem, than in defining Muslims as the problem. The numbers alone mean that is so.
Yom Yerushalayim is a reminder of what the real problem is and what the real solution is. Muslim occupation of Israel is the problem. The Islamization of Jerusalem is the problem. Muslim violence in support of the Muslim occupation of Israel and of everywhere else is the problem. Israel is the solution. Only when we liberate ourselves from the lies, when we stop believing that we are the problem and recognize that we are the solution. Only then will the liberation that began in 1967 be complete.
Only then will we have liberated our Jerusalem. The
Jerusalem of the soul. It is incumbent on all of us to liberate that little
Jerusalem within. The holy city that lives in all of us. To clean the dross off
its golden gates, wash the filth from its stones and expel the invaders gnawing
away at our hearts until we look proudly upon a shining city. Then to help
others liberate their own Jerusalems. Only then will we truly be free.
General Chaim Herzog in his book The Arab-Israeli Wars described how Moslems shot up a clearly marked medical convoy trying to get to a medical center on Mt. Scopus and how the British stood by and did nothing. He also described the siege of Yerushalem, in which the Moslems cut off all water and food supplies to the mostly unarmed Jewish civilians living there at the time.ReplyDelete
I read some books by Glubb on military affairs before I learned he was an Arabophile. Strange mental disease some English seem to have. I read a lot of Lawrence too, from the point of view of learning military strategy, before I realized that he too was an Arabophile.
Thank you for this article. I am one of those Jews they claim is a "settler", yet I live only a block away from the Promenade in Jerusalem. The arabs build non-stop 7 days a week in Jabel Mukaber~across the road from us. Especially on Yom Kippur. No permits, yet nobody says a word. The houses are flowing towards us like lava down a mountain. We, "the Jews" can't even add a balcony. The good news is, we are not going anywhere. This is our land, our country and we will never give up. You should come and see us sometimeReplyDelete
You correctly mock the use of the word "settler" and then you use it later yourself. Otherwise good article.ReplyDelete
Lawrence of Arabia was an Arabophile all right -- he was also a pederast who liked little Arab boys.ReplyDelete
Funny thing, the United States became an independent and free country after a big shoot out with the crown. Israel became a free and independent country after a big shoot out with its "neighbors." Israel was reaffirmed and Jerusalem freed after another big shoot out with its "neighbors."ReplyDelete
The US declaration of independence, like Israel's announcement in 1948 were nothing but words. In both cases, hard fighting secured freedom. In other words, tell the UN to buzz off and do what is needed to remain free.
The American people are behind you. Build those homes and balconies. Return the favor when fired upon. Continue to show your true nature and spirit when providing humanitarian aid. Remember to draw strength from that higher power who does not forget.
The UN snowflakes and SJW's have a severe testosterone deficiency. Let them rant an rave.
“I no longer believe that the Israelis should give back Jerusalem. I still think they are holding it for a stupid reason: religion, and it doesn't get any more stupid than that.ReplyDelete
But experience has taught us that the Islamic mentality views ANY concession as weakness to be exploited further.
And besides, too many so-called Palestinians seem less concerned with peace and freedom, than with driving the Jews into the sea. So the bombings would not stop.”
Why Do Muslims Always Blame Jews,
a YouTube video by Mr. Patrick Condell, 2013 October 21
Mr. Pat Condell is an atheist, who was born in Ireland around 1950 CE, and raised in England as a Roman Catholic, and educated in Church of England schools. He has no Jewish ancestors and no religious beliefs that might cause him to favor Jews.
It's a pity Trump doesn't read.ReplyDelete
Mr. Cohen I just want to thank you for indicting Condell's viewpoints on Israel and the Temple Mount.ReplyDelete
Some people say they're ashamed of their nationality because of what their nations' leaders did. I'm native English. I'm not ashamed of being English because God chose that I would be English.ReplyDelete
My entire being is filled with great anger that British leaders who are possessed with an all-consuming hate for Israel's God - the HOLY ONE, our Wonderful, Precious Creator, provided the officers and training that achieved Muslim conquest. British leaders are Guilty of the Filthy, Muslim Rapes of Jews. Their hands are Covered with the Blood of Savagely Slaughtered Jewish innocents. Nothing has changed. The Satanic, Murderous UN; British, European, and other God-hater leaders constantly seek Jewish annihilation.
Tiny, besieged Israel stands alone among the nations. As it was from the time of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, our Awesome, Magnificent, Glorious God is with Israel. On a future day promised by God in the Bible, God will utterly destroy Israel's multiple enemies. Forever.
I did it a long time ago, and verily I feel free.ReplyDelete
The fall of the Otoman empire made possible the recreation of Judea, now Israel but so did too for the arab nations/dynasties. Otherwise the Saudis would be drinking camel pee for breakfast and kissing the turk´s derrière for dinner. They say you have to be careful with what you ask for… it might become reality.ReplyDelete