Palestinian Apologists appeal to a falisification of History and alleged Israeli Oppression in their attempts to de-legitimize and demonize the Jewish State. The following article contains replies to a Palestinian Polemic that was recently recommended to Left-wing anti-Zionist Gentile fanatics as ammunition in their propaganda campaign against the State of Israel.

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Prior to the 1948 war, Palestinian Christians and Muslims were a two-third majority of the population of Palestine, who owned and operated 93% of Palestine's lands?
The  figures are being juggled, but so what?
Prior to the 1948 war, most Israeli Jews were persecuted and dispossessed European Jews who made a one-third minority of the population?
European Jews were the majority but there were also a not-insignificant number of Jews from Arab Lands including many from Yemen.
Jews in Arab lands had suffered from centuries of persecution and debasement contrary to the impression falsely given today by Arab apologists.
Prior to the 1948 war, only one third of the Jews in Palestine were legal citizens of the country?
Probably true. The British due to Islamic Pressure (most Muslims in the world at that time were part of the British Empire), anti-Semitic influences, and oil company interests did not officially allow more than a quota of Jews into Palestine.
For Israel to become a "Jewish majority" it opted to expel and dispossess the two-third Palestinian majority?
Is the intention to the 1948 War of Independence?
This war was forced on the Jewish community by a cruel and vicious enemy that planned to exterminate it. As a result of the war the Arabs left.
No human agency planned it that way but it was good that it happened.
80% of the Palestinian people were dispossessed from their homes, farms, and businesses and have been kept out for the past 54 years?
After 1945 the British under a Labour Government had began to adopt an anti-Jewish policy and favor Arabs against Jews.
Jewish underground resistance forced the British to leave.
The Arabs with the presence of British supplied armaments, foreign mercenaries (including European criminals from the Polish Army etc), and the encouragement of Arab states attacked Jews and began massacring them in an intended war of extermination. They lost. Arab armies from the surrounding nations, armed equipped and trained by Europeans and outnumbering the Jews by more than 10 to 1 invaded. Before invading they ordered the local Arabs to temporarily evacuate their homes so as not to impede the invaders.
Most of the Arabs left voluntarily.
In some instances a minority of Arabs who did not leave with the others and who were in strategic areas may have been later encouraged by the Jews to evacuate.
The Arabs planned to kill all the Jews, men, women, and children in a War they initiated that had been preceded by numerous acts of terror and massacres on their part.
They lost their war but got away with their lives.
They should be thankful.
95% of Israel's lands (which is mostly owned by Palestinian refugees) is open for development to Jews only?
The land is owned by the Jewish People.
Only one of the 45 Zionist Jews who sign the Israeli "declaration of independence" on May 14th, 1948 was born in Palestine. The other 44 were mostly Jewish refugees who escaped their anti-Semitic Europe countries, such as Tsarist Russia, Germany, and Poland.
You see?
Now the pro-Palestinian activists expect descendants of these Jewish refugees to leave the area and become refugees dependant on Gentile charity all over again!
Israeli-Palestinian citizens live almost in segregated communities (or ghettos) because development is strictly limited outside their villages. Ironically, the word "ghetto" was invented to describe the living conditions of Eastern European Jews in Tsarist Russia!.?
Maybe but Arabs from other Arab countries seem to be always trying to enter Israel or areas under Israeli control.
They pay money for it.
They marry strange women for it.
A Palestinian woman who can get her husband some kind of entrance rights (even tentative ones) to Israel or Israeli controlled areas has an attractive dowry.

If Israel is so harsh towards the Arabs why is that Arabs from Arab countries try so hard to enter Israel?
For just being "Jewish" you gain an automatic citizenship in Israel? Plus tens of thousands of dollars in subsidies too.!.?
Could be in some cases.
So what?
Does it hurt the author to see other people get a boost in life?
is there something wrong with giving assistance to new immigrants and the needy?
What kind of social comment is this?
Palestinian Muslims or Christian refugees, who were born in the country and later expelled, cannot gain Israeli citizenship? Of course, unless they convert to Judaism first!
Many Arabs would convert but are not encouraged to do so.
Pretending to be Jewish in Israel is punishable by law with up to one year's imprisonment? On the other hand, if you pretend to be a Muslim or Christian the law does you no harm!!
What's the big deal?
Would the author like to see someone pretending to be an Arab also punished?
What for?
Such offences, if they occur at all, are very rare and do not threaten internal security or disrupt the lives of others.
When the Palestine problem was created by Britain in 1917, more than 92% of the population of Palestine were Arabs and there were at that time no more than 56,000 Jews in Palestine?
In the 1890s there had been ca. 80,000 European Jews and Jews from Arab Lands in Jerusalem alone and Jews comprised a majority in the city.
The Muslim Ottoman Turks became more anti-Jewish and with the outbreak of War in 1914 famine broke out. Many Jews left temporarily or otherwise.
Britain did not create the Palestinian Problem:
The Romans did when they drove the Jews out of the country and other people came in.
That Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Palestinians at that time lived in peace with each other?
Not true.
Arabs were constantly harassing Jews as well as robbing and oppressing each other.
For example,
The Western Wall has a recent addition along the top of it.
This was built by Moses
Montefiore in ca. 1861 to protect Jewish worshippers from Arab stones that were being thrown at them from the other side which is much higher.
Montefiore did not help only Jews,
##A Government loan raised by the Rothschilds and Montefiore in 1835 enabled the British Government to compensate plantation owners and thus abolish slavery in the Empire.##
Palestinians in the early 20th century owned 97.5% of the land, while Jews (native Palestinians and recent immigrants together) owned only 2.5% of the land?
The land was largely in the possession of absentee Arab landowners who oppressed their own people.
The legality of this possession was questionable from the beginning and as a result of war, indemnities owed, and ancestral right the Land reverts to the Jewish people who are its rightful owners.
Close to 4 million Palestinian Muslims and Christians are being subjected to Israeli laws that are different than the laws governing the 4.5 million Israeli Jews? Is this a "democratically" elected apartheid, or not, that is the question?

Strange figures.
How old is this article?

A. Publicly Accepted Figures:
There are maybe 1,144,000 Arab citizens of Israel
##In December 2007, an official Census conducted by the Palestinian Authority found that the Palestinian population of the West Bank (including Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem) was 2,345,000.[19]##
1,400, 000 in the Gaza Strip.

This would give us a total of 4.5 million Arabs including Israeli Citizens and Palestinians in Judah, Samaria, and Gaza.

Since only 83% of them are Muslim and the rest are Druze or Christian which two groups either support Israel or regard Israel at present as the lesser evil. This gives us about 3,740,000.

B. Real Figures
( Presenting their new findings at several U.S. think tanks this week, the researchers reported that the 2004 Palestinian-Arab population was closer to 2.4 million than to the 3.8 million reported by Palestinian Authority (PA) officials.

They found that the Arab resident population in January 2004 was 1.35 million in Judea/Samaria, and 1.07 million in Gaza.

Adding these figures to Arabs Citizens of Israel and Detracting non-Muslims we get ca. 3,200,000 Arabs.
The number of Jews is about 5.2 million.

In the occupied West Bank there are "Jewish Roads" and "Non-Jewish Roads"?
True in part since Jews traveling on "Non-Jewish Roads" are liable to get stoned, have molotov cocktails thrown at them, etc or even just be run into by Arab suicide drivers.
Israel issues national identify cards where the religion of the card holder is clearly shown in bold type?
Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza drive vehicles with license plates that have different coloring than the cars driven by Israeli settlers?
Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza hold ID cards that are of different colors than the cards held by Israeli settlers?
In order to relax such restriction it would be necessary for the Arabs to stop blowing themselves up all over the place and killing Jewish men women and children.
The only form of Judaism recognized by the "Jewish state" is Orthodox Judaism, so most US Jews could not get married in Israel.
Any Jew can get married in Israel if they are Jewish.
Furthermore, the only conversion to Judaism recognized is Orthodox, so most US converts aren't Jewish enough..
There is no other valid conversion other than the Orthodox one.
What has this got to do with the Arab problem?
Suddenly Rabbinical marriages concern the Palestinians?
Maybe the writer is a reform Jewish convert not recognized in Israel and therefore disgruntled and taking out his bitterness at the expense of deluding Palestinians into considering themselves oppressed?

A common trait amongst anti-Zionist polemicists from Western Countries is the Attribute of Deprivation.

They feel as if the Jewish State is depriving them of something.

Examination of the individuals concerned often serves to bear this out.

It may be that the writer is the son of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother who is therefore technically not-Jewish and always resented the fact.

There are numerous other scenarios but the result remains the same. At some stage the person in question would have liked to feel accepted by the Jews or participate in Zionist activity but they could not do so for psychological or objective reasons and resent the fact.

This resentment is not always at the conscious level i.e. the person themself may not be aware of it.

Just prior to the 1948 war, Jews owned under 7% of Palestine's land, and to increase their share after the war, they passed the "Absentees' Law" which dispossessed the Palestinian majority land owners who later became "absent". What is even more tragic was the passage of an oxymoron law, called "Present Absentees' Law," which dispossessed the Palestinian-Israeli citizens who became internal refugees in Israel. It is worth noting that the internal Jewish refugees were not dispossessed as a result of this racist law...
It hurts the writer that Jews were not dispossessed? There are no "internal Jewish refugees" one considerers the expelleees from Gush Katif in 2005 to be refugees.
The U.S. funneled into the Israeli economy over 130 billion dollars, which is almost twice the amount devoted to rebuilding Western Europe after WW II!

The USA by acting as it did in this instance redeemed the self-respect of humanity.
We all should be grateful to the USA for what it did and only regret that other Gentile nations failed to act along parallel lines.
Israeli democracy is a facade for "Jewish Democracy?"
Israel has nuclear weapons, and it was close to dropping one on Cairo in 1973?
When Russia considered sending troops to help the Arabs in 1973 the Southern USSR was under open threat until the USA intervened.
Israeli soldiers use human shields in battle to minimize their casualties?
They should do but they do not. It is illegal and the prohibition against it is unfortunately enforced.
Israel killed over 20,000 Lebanese and Muslims (90% of whom are civilians) with American made and paid for weapons?
Very doubtful figures.
Wikipedia says:
##The conflict killed over a thousand people, widely reported to be mostly Lebanese civilians##.
This Wikipedia article appears to have been written by someone not antipathetic to the anti-Israeli side. He says a thousand but the article claims 20,000. There is a difference.
Most of those killed belonged to militant terrorist organizations established for the sake of waging war on Israel or else they were in neihborhoods that harbored them. The terrorist organizations often deliberately locate their operational points amongst civilians to protect themselves.

The concept of "transferring" European Jews to Palestine and "transferring" the Palestinian people out is central to Zionism.
It is not but it should be. Israel gets blamed as if it was anyway.
Ben-Gurion, the 1st Israeli Prime Minister, eloquently articulated this essential Zionist pillar, he stated in 1944:
"Zionism is a TRANSFER of the Jews. Regarding the TRANSFER of the [Palestinian] Arabs this is much easier than any other TRANSFER. There are Arab states in the vicinity . . . . and it is clear that if the [Palestinian] Arabs are removed [to these states] this will improve their condition and not the contrary." (Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 159)

Note the usage of the word "transfer" to signify the uprooting of the indigenous population to make room for Jewish refugees. Now a days this is a war crime called Ethnic Cleansing...

Ethnic Cleansing is a term applied by Palestinian lovers to a proposed transfer of Arabs.
The eviction of Jews from the Land of Israel or from part of it is not considered Ethnic Cleansing in their eyes since they apply a different standard.
If only Jews suffer it apparently does not matter to them.
Based on our correspondence with many Zionists and their sympathizers in the West, we find the majority of them WISH to continue to live in the illusion that Palestine was empty and it was waiting for its "people to redeem it." But deep inside, they all suspect the Zionist narrative to be a farce. However, their memories of the Holocaust abstract them from reality and that makes them heartless. The Palestinian people has been underwriting their "Never Again" slogan with their homes, blood, and future since the establishment of the "Jewish state". For the average person this slogan may not sound harsh; after all European Jews suffered European anti-Semitism for centuries. On the other hand, to us, the Palestinian people,

The content of this article suggests it was written by a Reform Jew or Christain or at the least that such a person helped in its composition.
The expression "us, the Palestinian people" would appear to be a literary fiction.
The term "Never Again" is used by Jews to express their determination that the Jewish People will not ever have to experience any threat to its existence as happened during WW2.
The Arabs were and are influenced by Nazi and neo-Nazi propaganda and doctrines. They are in the forefront today of holocaust denial and spreading anti-Semitic propaganda. All over the world (especially in Europe) Jews are terrorized because they are Jews by Muslim elements claiming to act on behalf of the Palestinians. The Plaestinians and the Arabs in general have clearly defined Genocidal tendencies towards the Jews.

this slogan implies Never Again regardless of the price; Never Again period. Similarly, Holocaust memories (and the guilt associated with it) are the primary reasons why Western countries (who continue to parade the "Jewish state as the only democracy in the Middle East") turn a blind eye to Israeli war crimes and apartheid. In a nutshell, the Palestinian people are the messiah to whoever caused the Holocaust, turned a blind eye to it, or feel guilty for its victims.

It hurts the writer that Jews get support because of what happened to them in the Holocaust.
Pro-Palestinian propaganda is campaigning against the Jews and attempting in any way whatsoever to downgrade Holocaust consciousness. Their tactics include Holocaust Denial which today is a cause heavily funded by Saudi Arabia.
Liberal and general Left-wingers however are amongst the strongest supporters of the Palestinians. To this community Holocaust denial is still unacceptable so the tactics are changed. Instead of recalling what happened to the Jews  the Holocaust is now presented as what happened to the down pressed in general. The Palestinians are presented as going through or about to go through a "Holocaust". The message is that all they who in hindsight would have wished to prevent the Holocaust should now support the Palestinians against Israel. Palestinians supporters however in some ways have begun to draw closer to the anti-Semitic right wing and to borrow arguments from them. They now speak about the "Holocaust Industry" and claim the Jews blow the whole matter out of proportion to gain sympathy.

As if it were not enough that the Jews were victims of the Holocaust they are now being blamed because of it.
[Just like in Arab countries when a woman is raped she may be considered a criminal because of it and punished!]
Horrible allegations are made against the Israelis all of which are false but widely-believed and accepted as axiomatic sacred truths in left-wing anti-Zionist circles. The Israelis are presented as living beasts who daily kill Palestinians, bull-doze Palestinians homes with families still inside them and are engaged in a program to exterminate and/or expel all the Arabs.
When one asks for some evidence of these allegations the pro-Palestinian left-wingers have been known to provide video-clips etc that have been doctored or relate to other events.
This description as to what anti-Zionist propaganda says IS NOT AN EXAGERRATION.

Yair Davidiy has personal experience of this.
Recently on a pro-Palestinian forum we requested proof that Israeli soldeirs had murdered Palestinians as was claimed. In reply we were provided with a video clip that showed a Palestinian being shot by an Israeli soldier and then carried away. This was presented as proof that Israeli soldiers "murder" Palestinians.
It happened however that were familiar with the clip from the main-stream news services.
Arab demonstrators had been throwing stones, firing sling-shots, etc, at Israeli soldiers. One of the demonstrators was caught and brought before the commander of an Israeli military force policing the area.
He ordered a soldier to shot the offender in the leg from close range with a rubber bullet. He did and the Arab was taken away. The act was criminal and barbaric but from the point of view of the Arab probably preferable to sitting in jail and though extremely painful it is doubtful that any permanent physical damage resulted.
The whole event had been filmed from a nearby house and released to the media. It was widely publicised. Israel apologized for the incident and those responsible are standing trial.
However bad it was, it was not murder but this was how it was being presented by an Apologist for the Palestinian cause.

If anything  we have under-stated the situation.
The writer says that,

##the Palestinian people are the messiah##
if you really feel guilty, says the author, about the Holocaust you may gain atonement by helping the Palestinians assumedly to kill still more Jews.
The Messiah-Complex  is a phenomenon amongst Gentile Western supporters of the Palestinians.
In the past Jews were blamed for killing the Christian Messiah.
By persecuting Jews it was as if the Christians showed devotion to their savior and could ensure their right to heaven.
Nowadays many Westerners (especially in Europe) no longer believe in Christianity but Christian archetypes and the need for them remain.
[True Christians nowadays paradoxically support Israel not because they feel sorry for the Jews but since they realize that the State of Israel represents a fulfilment of Biblical Prophecy.]
The Palestinians in the eyes of left-wingers and lapsed Christians take the place of the Christian Messiah and the Jews remain the villains.
In other words, Atone for the Holocaust perpetrated against Jews by Germans and Europeans by helping to create another Holocaust  this time to be carried out mainly by Arabs!
   The bottom line is that the one to suffer if these evil nefarious desires ever come to fruit is that the Jews will suffer.
If the Palestinians and their Western Champions have their way, The Jews (God forbid) will once again be made the victim.
The Jewish Return to the Land of Israel is the Will of the Almighty.
Whosoever opposes this does so at their own risk.
Beasts run with the pack.
Mankind stands with the Jews.

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The Land of Israel by Yehonatan Davidy.
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