Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ensure the survival of Israel-from New Jersey!


Well, our foul-mouthed friends are at it again. Settlers have reached a new low by attempting to market properties in illegal West Bank Settlements, such as Shilo, Kiryat Arba, and Ofra on the outskirts of Ramallah, to American Jewish congregations.

The convenient transaction, laid out in the flier to above, would allow prospective buyers to "ensure Israel's survival" (and our destruction) without ever setting foot there, and subsequently having their newly purchased illegal property rented out to illegal settlers at the expense of Palestinians in surrounding villages and towns.


According to this article in the Jerusalem Post:

The project is being billed as an opportunity for American Jews to have a say in Israel's future. The Amana campaign reminds US Jews that they could leave their "thumbprint" on Israel's destiny.

"We are trying to help the settlements grow and prosper, and we see it as an investment in Israel's future," said Rabbi Pruzansky of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun [whose NY Synaoguge
is hosting the even].

The article goes on to say that this new venture will enable young settler families to continue to "re-populate" (see: occupy) the settlements.

In Karnei Shomron for example, said Amrusi, 100 couples married last year. In her home settlement of Talmon one third of the residents live in caravans or rented basements because there is no housing.


I'm devastated inside, really I am. If only it weren't for that whole occupation thing...

If you're interested in buying-or protesting-the informational meeting is being held at Congregation Bnei Yeshurun (flier here), 641 W. Englewood Ave. in New Jersey this Sunday, February 24.

And not to worry-according to the flier, your investment is "insured, protected, and 100% legal".

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's for the excellent news!

Sherif Hussein, the leader of the Arab world during World War I, welcomed the return of the Jews to Palestine. His son, Emir Feisal, who represented the Arab world in the Paris Peace Conference, had this to say about Zionism:“We Arabs, especially the educated among us, look with deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement.... We will wish the Jews a hearty welcome home.... We are working together for a reformed and revised Near East, and our two movements complement one another.

11:52 AM  
Blogger ninuk said...

Salam,
I got to this blog while hopping around virtually. I wish I can do more to help the Palestinian people. Just to let you know, my sons' school in the state of Selangor, Malaysia, had been collecting Infaq (sadaqah) for the Palestinian . It has become a Friday ritual. My sons always remind me to give him extra money on Friday to be donated.

- ninuk
ninuknoviati.blogspot.com

4:42 PM  
Anonymous arabo said...

here's a powerful article regarding the US abuse of power that emphasizes on the mid-east situation.. it's also written by a unique young man who has left American society for a life as a dirt-poor nomad in third world Philippines. Read his article here on power here:
http://coconuter.blogspot.com/2007/02/power.html

6:10 AM  
Anonymous global_activist said...

Salam, Mrs. El-Haddad:

May I suggest http://zionismexplained.org/ for your less informed readers?


"We must expel Arabs and take their places."
-- David Ben Gurion, 1937, Ben Gurion and the Palestine Arabs, Oxford University Press, 1985.


"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population."
-- David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.


David Ben-Gurion told Nahum Goldmann, the president of the World Jewish Congress:
“If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country . . . We come from Israel, but two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been anti-semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that?”

10:01 AM  
Anonymous global_activist said...

Salam, Mrs. El-Haddad:

Have you seen Terror Storm by A. Jones? What do you think of it?

It exposes Government sponsored terrorism, False Flag Operations, the Pro-War Zionist Media and The New World Order.

Terror Storm can also be viewed on-line here… http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=12638

Palestine Forever

10:14 AM  
Blogger SoulSearch said...

Dear Laila,
Zionism is but a disease that will eventually eat itself to decay. Israel is the only country in the world that enjoys all the right to torture, destroy, burn, and consequently kill anyone it deems "dangerous" to its alleged sovereignity. But one day, the tables will turn. And until then, may Peace Prevail...

Love,
SoulSearch

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Eva Smagacz said...

Dear Laila,

I was brought up in Poland and my grandmother told me of the suffering of Jews in the warsaw ghetto. I now read of the occupied territories and weep. I am hounted by this excerpt I came across on the net:
- New York Times journalist Chris Hedges stated about Israeli Soldiers in Palestinian Occupied Territories: " And it was--I mean, I've seen kids shot in Sarajevo. I mean, snipers would shoot kids in Sarajevo. I've seen death squads kill families in Algeria or El Salvador. But I'd never seen soldiers bait or taunt kids like this and then shoot them for sport. It was--I just--even now, I find it almost inconceivable. And I went back every day, and every day it was the same."

Ewa

1:49 AM  
Blogger nuh ibn zbigniew gondek said...

As salaam alaikum.

This stuff making my head spin. The immoral politics and unethical elements of the settlements in Palestine is one thing. But to drag North American not-for-profit organizations into it is quite another.

Wa salaama,

nuh ibn

5:50 PM  
Blogger shlemazl said...

global_activist:

Your quotes are fake. Ben Gurion never said anything like this and the published references you are listing do not provide the quotes. It's libel.

Ewa,

The vast majority of people in Warsaw Ghetto died along with ~6 million Jews and many millions of others during WW2. That was extermination.

The population of 589,177 Muslims in Palestine in 1922 grew to the current estimate of between 9 and 10 million people, who are now calling themselves Palestinian + ~1 million Arab Israelis. That's just a record population growth.

Use your logic. Israel has the capability to do what you say - if it really does kill all the children how come Palestinians are multiplying?

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anti semite? moi?http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2007/02/23/anti-semite-moi/

shlemazl? to funny :)

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Laila, we met late last year while waiting for a presser in the Gazan parliament house. Just wanted to say hi, and pleased to see other Arab bloggers out there. I've got my own (www.yalattif.blogspot.com) but I don't archive.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi - cheers albi, yalattif.blogger@gmail.com

12:16 PM  
Anonymous global_activist said...

shlemazl:

The quotes are accurate…and so are these…

"Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories."
-- Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel, speaking to students at Bar Ilan University, from the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24, 1989.


"Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves ... politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves... The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country."
-- David Ben Gurion, quoted on pp 91-2 of Chomsky's Fateful Triangle, which appears in Simha Flapan's "Zionism and the Palestinians pp 141-2 citing a 1938 speech.


“Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment… Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly.” - Theordore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine, Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.

“We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves.” - Chairman Heilbrun, of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the Mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.


Anonymous:

Cheers for the link

http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2007/02/23/anti-semite-moi/

A few more? ...

Important informational websites:

http://www.voicesofpalestine.org/ --- http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/ --- http://www.washington-report.org/index.htm --- http://www.al-awda.org/ --- http://www.palestineremembered.com/index.html --- http://electronicintifada.net/new.shtml --- http://www.globalexchange.org/countries/mideast/palestine/ --- http://www.stop-us-military-aid-to-israel.net/ --- http://zionismexplained.org/ --- http://www.pchrgaza.org/ --- http://www.rafah.vze.com/ --- http://rafah.virtualactivism.net/news/todaymain.htm --- http://www.americanintifada.com/ --- http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ --- http://www.ussliberty.org/ --- http://www.nowarforisrael.com --- http://www.ipsc.ie/ --- http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/am/publish/ --- http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/ --- http://www.ipc.gov.ps/index.asp --- http://www.imemc.org/ --- http://www.stopaipac.org/ --- http://www.monabaker.com/ --- http://kurtnimmo.com/ --- http://www.rense.com/ --- http://www.normanfinkelstein.com/index.php --- http://www.a-mother-from-gaza.blogspot.com/ --- http://bethlehemghetto.blogspot.com/ --- http://www.democracynow.org/index.pl --- http://bodyontheline.blogspot.com/ --- http://peacepalestine.blogspot.com/ --- http://www.umkahlil.blogspot.com/


Israeli terrorism in pictures …
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14069.htm

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor you,
May Israel grow and you going end up your days caling us the "occupiers".

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Laila,

wish I could provide a link, but I'm short on time. Just wanted to say that there was a short mention and photo of the protesters at this event in New Jersey -- it was in the first section of USA Today, on Monday.

Take care.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Laila said...

Hi thanks yes I did see it-in the NY Times as well!

2:51 AM  
Anonymous heavenhelpus said...

Leaving aside all the hatred, and name calling, and quoting sources from 1948 and before...do you know it's possible to support the existence of israel in peace and security and be disgusted at this retarded campaign to buy property in the settlements? We should stop denying the rights of both sides to their identity and self-determination...time for some fundamentalist moderation!!!!

11:03 PM  
Blogger Laila said...

Personally, I support a one-state solution with equal rights for all, not one exclusive ethnic or religious majority.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I can agree with what you say, heavenhelpus insofar as it IS time for moderation.

The difficulty for me though is that we expect the hard-liners or fundamentalists on either side to be moderate. This is not a valid expectation as by definition, a fundamentalist is not a moderate.

Rather, it is time for the moderate people to say: "Stop!" Stop the targeted assasinations, stop donning bomb vests, stop with the rubber bullets and the car bombs and incarcerations. It really is way past time for all moderate people to take control of the process and let the radical elements know that continuing the argument in a violent fashion needs to stop and it needs to stop now.

I am just as guilty as anyone else on this in that I have not been vocal in my own country or with my own government. I truly believe though that the voice of the moderate majority needs to make itself heard.

I for one am tired of standing by and watching so many lives - innocent and otherwise - ruined or sacrificed on the altar of a "cause."

As salaam aly kum Laila. I hope that Yousuf can grow up in a more peaceful world.

John

2:23 AM  

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