Actuality HISTORY

Jerusalem, Capital of Israel: An Islamic Prophecy by Ali Salim

January 29, 2013
Jerusalem is the capital of the Children of Israel, now called the Jews; and it is forbidden for Musims to demand it, just as a married woman belongs only to her husband. Is it possible that Allah, who on His infinite mercy, calls them the Chosen People, and promises them the Holy Land, also plans to murder them, using the Muslims in Palestine as His intermediary? Every Muslim knows that Allah does not break His promises.

Did the Armenian Genocide Inspire Hitler? Turkey, Past and Future by Hannibal Travis

Jan.22 2013
It is well known by genocide scholars that in 1939 Adolf Hitler urged his generals to exterminate members of the Polish race.[1] "Who speaks today of the extermination of the Armenians?" Hitler asked, just a week before the September 1, 1939 invasion of Poland.[2] However, while it is generally agreed that Hitler was well aware of the Armenian genocide,[3] some genocide scholars and historians of the Ottoman Empire have questioned whether he actually made the above statement or even intended to exterminate portions of the "Polish race."[4]

Why Arabs Hate And Kill Palestinians by Khaled Abu Toameh

December 26, 2012
The Arab League did not hold an emergency meeting to discuss what Palestinians describe as "massacres " against the refugees in a Syrian camp, home to more than 50,000 people. Those who meddle in the internal affairs of Arab countries should not be surprised when bombs start falling on their homes. Palestinians are not always innocent victims. They bring tragedy on themselves and then want to blame everyone else but themselves.

More than 800 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds others injured since the beginning of the crisis in Syria nearly two years ago.

The Unbearable Silence about the Jewish Refugees by Michael Curtis

December 14, 2012
The status of those Jews as refugees has been found to be in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees. The UNHCR announced on two occasions, in February 1957 and in July 1967, that Jews who fled from Arab countries "may be considered prima facie within the mandate of this office," thus regarding them, according to international law, as bona fide refugees.

Kuwait Expels Thousands of Palestinians by Steven J. Rosen

Much has been made of the Palestinian exodus of 1948. Yet during their decades of dispersal, the Palestinians have experienced no less traumatic ordeals at the hands of their Arab brothers.

Hillary Clinton on Palestinian missed opportunities for statehood America / Sharyn Mittelman

Dec 4 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was honoured at the Saban Forum in Washington on November 30, where she delivered an insightful speech on the challenges confronting the Middle East and Israel in particular. It's worth reviewing because Clinton offered a number of insights and historical reminders that anyone seeking to unravel the Middle East Gordian knot should understand.

A Fateful Week for the Middle East by David Harris

November 26, 2012
This week ushers in two significant events.
The first is a milestone anniversary. On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly, by a vote of 33 in favor, 13 opposed, and ten abstentions, endorsed Resolution 181, otherwise known as the Palestine Partition Plan.

That plan recommended the division of the land, then under British mandatory rule, into two states -- one Jewish, the other Arab.

No Change in the Palestinian Position on the Right of Return Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi,

November 5, 2012
Claims that Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas – in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV on Nov. 2, 2012 – had apparently relinquished the “right of return” for Palestinian refugees are baseless in light of the clarifications provided by Abbas himself, in which he called the return a “sacred right” and affirmed his full commitment to the basic Palestinian positions.

PA: Abbas did not relinquish right of return By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

11/03/2012 17:43
Palestinian Authority president slammed for Channel 2 interview; adviser says Abbas referred to state within '67 borders.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Channel 2 Photo: Screenshot

The Palestinian Authority announced Saturday that its president, Mahmoud Abbas, has not relinquished Palestinian refugees’ “right to return” to their former homes inside Israel.

The statement came after Abbas told Channel 2 on Thursday that he did not want to return to his former hometown of Safed and that a Palestinian state would be established only within the pre-1967 lines.

UN Resolution 194 and the "Right of Return" / Eli E. Hertz

October 10, 2012

Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries and Palestinian Arab Refugees
Resolution 194, adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 11, 1948, addressed a host of issues, but only one paragraph out of 15 dealt with refugees created by the conflict. Resolution 194 attempted to create the tools required to reach a truce in the region.

UN Security Council Resolution 242 November 22, 1967 by Eli E. Hertz

September 27, 2012
The first principle of international law
Agreements must be honored and adhered to.Resolution 242 is the cornerstone for what it calls "a just and lasting peace." It calls for a negotiated solution based on "secure and recognized boundaries" - recognizing the flaws in Israel's previous temporary borders - the 1948 Armistice lines or the "Green Line"[1] - by not calling upon Israel to withdraw from 'all occupied territories,' but rather "from territories occupied."

Why a Special Issue on UNRWA? by Steven J. Rosen

Led by the United States, the founders of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the institution tasked with oversight of the Palestine refugees, conceived of it as a temporary instrument to help relieve the plight of the Arab refugees displaced by the struggle over Israel's creation in 1948-49.

Why Do They Hate Us? by Daniel Greenfield

September 24, 2012
Conflicts begin with the hope of political, territorial and economic gains. Muslims are encouraged by their leaders to hate us for the same reason that Nazi leaders encouraged Germans to hate the Jews whose wealth and property they had their eyes on. The appeaser consensus obstinately refuses to understand that Muslim violence is not blowback in response to our foreign policy, but an aggressive action intended to extend Muslim power and influence in a vacuum that we have left open for them.

Hanan Ashrawi and the attempt to write Jewish refugees out of history by Sharyn Mittelman

Sep 7 2012
Hanan Ashrawi, who sits on the PLO Executive Committee and is a former Sydney Peace Prize winner, has caused controversy by recently writing in an article intended for an Arabic-speaking audience that there were no Jewish refugees from Arab countries. She wrote, "the emigration of Jews was a voluntary act that was influenced by factors of pressure and temptation by Zionist movements and the Jewish Agency." Ashrawi explained that: "If Israel is their homeland, then they are not ‘refugees;' they are emigrants who returned either voluntarily or due to a political decision."

Forty years later, new revelations on the Munich massacre / Sharyn Mittelman

Sep 5 2012
Today marks forty years since the Munich massacre - when eleven Israeli Olympic athletes, coaches and officials, as well as a German police officer, were killed at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games by Palestinian terrorist group Black September. This tragedy has recently been given renewed attention following the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) defiance of an international campaign to hold a minute's silence to remember those killed at this year's London Olympic's opening and closing ceremonies.

Hanan Ashrawi Is to Truth What Smoking Is to Health /by David Harris

September 3, 2012
Hanan Ashrawi, the PLO Executive Committee member much sought after by Western media outlets, has just earned a gold medal for historical revisionism.

In a recent article intended for an Arabic-speaking audience, she asserted there were no Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

Instead, according to her, there were only "emigrants," who left their ancestral homes voluntarily. Jews were not singled out for persecution, and if they were, it was, in reality, a plot by "Zionists."

The plight of Palestinian nationalism / Jonathan Spyer

Aug 27 2012
There is a strong case for saying that the Fatah-led Palestinian national movement, as we have known it from the late '60s onward, is fading from the scene.

But while, in practical terms, the Palestinian national movement is an increasing irrelevance, the symbolic cause of Palestine nevertheless retains great emotional appeal both for the Muslim world as a whole and for a wide spectrum of Western leftists. The result is that a new, loose, global, Islamist-led movement is emerging in its stead to carry the Palestinian banner.

The War Against the Jews/ Prof.Efraim Karsh / Part Two

The Apartheid Canard
Another malignant anti-Israel slander that has become a commonplace over the past few decades compares the Jewish state to apartheid South Africa. Invented by the PLO in the early 1960s,[22] this canard quickly struck roots not only among Arabs and their Third World allies but also among many educated Westerners, such as Nobel Prize laureates Desmond Tutu,[23] Jimmy Carter,[24] and Mairead Corrigan-Maguire.[25] And the message could not be clearer: Just as the South African regime was emasculated, so its Zionist counterpart has to be destroyed.

The war against the Jews by Prof. Efraim Karsh / Part One

July 2012
The sustained anti-Israel de-legitimization campaign is a corollary of the millenarian obsession with the Jews in the Christian and the Muslim worlds.

Slouching Towards Greater Kurdistan? by Pepe Escobar

Aug 7, 2012
Of course I'm just scratching the (Martian) surface. In fact this is much more complex than Curiosity landing in Mars. And we have no CalTech geniuses to guide us.

In this article I'm trying to make sense of Syria from the Pipelineistan angle.

The cast of characters is worthy of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - from Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, the US and Europe to Alawites, Wahhabis, Syrian Kurds, Iraqi Kurds and Turkish Kurds.

Here are some excerpts.

On Syria's energy strategy:

Is the war in Syria undermining the Palestinian claim to the right of return /By Pinhas Inbari

30 July 2012
The fate of the Assad regime in Syria has been the main focus of media attention in recent months. Yet, another crisis has quietly developed on the sidelines of the Syrian calamity which may greatly affect the Palestinian refugees and the coveted “right of return”.

WJC welcomes Congressional initiative on Jewish refugees from Arab countries

06 August 2012
The World Jewish Congress has applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the United States by six US Congress members to ensure recognition of the plight of 850,000 Jewish refugees displaced from Arab countries since Israel's War of Independence in 1948.

The French Railroad and the Holocaust Is a Public Company Private? by Michael Curtis

August 3, 2012
In all these legal encounters, the SNCF has used contradictory, but successful, arguments. In the French case, it argues that the court has no jurisdiction over it because it was a private company. In the U.S., it argues that courts have no jurisdiction over it because it was not a private company but an arm of the French government.

I make a point about Jewish refugees from Arab lands / Ray Cook

17 Jul 2012
For months now a particular pro-Palestinian website has directly linked to an image on my website.

The image was of a UK and an Israeli flag and used to illustrate an article, on this other website, about the decision of the UK government to tighten up the universal jurisdiction rules which were being abused to issue arrests for Israeli lawmakers and military visiting the UK.

I just deleted the image so that a blank space would replace the flag image.

Iran, Israel, and the Bomb / David Harris

July 1, 2012
When I first saw the headline in the current issue (July/August 2012) of Foreign Affairs – "Why Iran Should Get the Bomb" – I thought there was a typo. Surely it was meant to read "Why Iran Should Get the Bomb – Not!"

But then I remembered that this bimonthly journal is not known for its typos – nor, for that matter, irony.

On the contrary, this is arguably the world's most influential and straight-shooting publication on foreign policy.

What is Behind the EU Special Relationship with the Arab World / Eli E.Hertz

Historic ties. Trade. Oil. Demographics. Rivalry with the United States.
The EU has a special relationship with the Arab world, although the latter boasts no democracies, affords its citizens few civil liberties, and treats women as second-class citizens. It is also a region rife with antipathy toward the Western civilization, which grew out of Europe .

The Rhetoric of Nonsense:Fabricating Palestinian History / Alexander H.Joffe

Middle East Quarterly
Summer 2012, pp. 15-22 (view PDF)
For nearly two decades the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been denying Israel's right to exist, and a recent "Nakba Day" was no exception. In a Gaza speech on behalf of Mahmoud Abbas, his personal representative made the following statement:

Counting Palestinians / Shoshana Bryen

May 25, 2012
"When we have a state accepted as a member of the United Nations, this is not the end of the conflict." Abdullah Abdullah, Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon.

Senator Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) has offered an amendment to the FY 2013 funding bill for the State Department that would require the Department to provide two numbers to Congress: 1) the number of Palestinians physically displaced from their homes in what became Israel in 1948, and 2) the number of their descendants administered by the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA). [1]

Who Are the Palestinians/ Hamas Minister, Al Fathi

Who Are the Palestinians / Hamas' Minister, Al Fathi, on Egyptian TV on March 23 2012
Editor's Note:
The Palestinian propaganda around the world tells they are the ancient people of Palestine. They tell the world, that a Palestinian nation lived in Palestine from time immortal, and the Jews are European colonists who took their land by force.

Here is a Palestinian leader who reveals the truth: the Palestinians are Arabs who immigrated to Palestine from Arab countries. If they still have family roots in Arab countries it means that they immigrated only recently.

Historical Roots of Contemporary Anti - Semitism / Peter Martino

March 5, 2012 at 4:00 am
The Jewish homeland guarantees Jews their security -- which is why every attempt to rob them of this homeland, or endanger its existence, is an anti-Semitic act endangering the entire Jewish community.

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