Monday, February 2, 2009

The Silver Salver



Chaim Weizman once famously said that no state is given to a people on a silver salver. He was of course referring to the toil and effort of the early Zionist pioneers and to the thousands of Jewish soldiers who gave their lives in defense of their country. Many people erroneously believe that Israel was magnanimously handed to the Jewish people by the UN. They fail to recognize the hundred years prior in which Jews came from all over the world to establish themselves in Israel. Jews worked to raise money to purchase land through the Jewish National Fund. The Zionist leaders established schools and hospitals, and built the political infrastructure that would later become the Israeli Knesset.

The zeitgeist of the time, and the newest method of destroying Israel, is "the two-state solution". The UN has declared negotiations "irrevocable", and the US and the Mid-East Quartet have committed themselves fully to advancing this policy. It is an accepted dogma that the solution to the current problem is a sovereign state for "the Palestinian people". Billions of dollars have been poured into this project, as well as countless summits, meetings, UN resolutions and diplomatic tours. Anyone who is a "moderate" accepts the necessity of such a solution.

Especially due to the fact that the "Palestinian" narrative is largely a product of historical revisionism, there is little reason why the "Palestinians" are deserving of a state. In the 60 years since the so-called "Nakba", the Arabs of Gaza, Judea and Samaria have produced or contributed little to the world at large, besides terror and hatred. The Arabs have languished in camps, hotbeds of fundamentalism and extremism, and have never sought to improve their situations. Rather, they use their own desperation, actual and imagined, as a weapon against Israel. They justify their repeated murderous attacks on Jewish civilians and refusal to come to a peace agreement as a result of Israeli aggression, occupation or supposed war-crimes. Somehow, the world has come to accept that "Palestinians" are entitled to depraved behaviour as a result of what they believe to be historical crimes against them. Incredibly, the Jews who founded Israel never resorted to this. Israel arose out of the ashes of Auschwitz. The evil the Jews suffered at the hands of the Nazis far outweighs any indignities the Arabs have ever suffered. The survivors of the Nazi death camps did not turn to suicide bombings and murder, but rather re-built their lives in Israel. Having lost their entire families, with barely any possessions, they became doctors, professors, artists, writers and contributed to society. Similarly, the close to a million Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Arab countries were not permitted to languish in camps. They are now an integral part of Israeli society.

Various UN organizations, as well as the US and EU, have spent billions of dollars on the "Palestinians". None of this has been used to build schools or hospitals. Children in Gaza barely know how to read and write, yet their are all experts at explosives and handling weapons. They may not be familiar with literature, math or history, but they will all proudly proclaim their deepest desire to grow up to be a shaheed, to kill Jews, the highest honour. When Israel left Gaza in 2005, it transfered to the Arabs billions to built their society. Instead, they used this money to buy rockets and missiles. The Jews of Gush Katif left behind greenhouses for the Arabs to use. Rather than creating a flourishing economy, they destroyed the greenhouses in a fanatical frenzy. This is a civilization that does not create, but destroys. It is a perverse culture which dances in the streets and gives out candy as Jews are murdered, as they did on 9/11.

It has been said that the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Despite the efforts of the international community, the "Palestinians" have never shown themselves deserving of a state. There is little central government in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. When given the choice to vote for a government to represent them, they voted overwhelmingly for a terrorist organization committed to the destruction of Israel and the genocide of the Jews. This says a lot about the type of society in which they live. Would it be the wisest move to give such a people a country? Has there ever been a moment in "Palestinian" history when they have rejected terrorism and violence? Given the Islamic regime in Hamastan, it would be hard to argue that the world needs another Taliban-style Islamic country. If one looks at Gaza, Judea and Samaria, they will see the self-inflicted squalor of the Arabs. They will see a pseudo-state whose streets are overflowing with sewage because the pipes have been used for rockets.

The Zionist pioneers found a deserted wasteland, uninhabited for thousands of years. They proclaimed it a land without people for a people without a land. These self-sacrificing chaluztim made the deserts bloom, built cities in desolate land, and created life where there was none. The Arabs, on the other hand, have done nothing. They are not the sons of the desert, but rather its fathers. The corrupt leaders of the "Palestinians" pocketed international aid at the expense of their people. They raised generations of children on a steady diet of death and anti-semitism, instead of giving them basic skills necessary to running a country. They prefer to whine about what they endured 60 years ago instead of planning for their future. Looking at the tragic failure of the "Palestinians" in Gaza, Judea and Samaria, there is not reason to believe that they can sustain a state. Such a state will undoubtably be used as a launching pad for terror attacks against Israel and a bastion of repression and fundamentalism. They are a culture that worships death and is addicted to martyrdom. Generations of Arabs have been taught how to die for their faith, but they have not been taught how to live for it.

No state is given to a people of a silver salver. The "Palestinians" have certainly not earned the right to a state. They blame Israel for their current situation instead of taking responsibility for the poor choices they have made as a society: multiple wars against Israel, endless terror attacks, creating a culture of fanaticism and hatred. In the recent conflict in Gaza, they could not accept that the Israeli onslaught was because of 8 years of rocket bombardment from Gaza. This juvenile mindset cannot maintain a country. It would be one of the greatest human tragedies to uproot 100 000 Jews from their homes in Judea and Samaria, only to hand their land over to terrorists and their sympathizers. The Arabs simply do not deserve another state, especially one handed to them on the silver salver of UN humanitarian aid. "Palestine" has no industry, no infrastructure and is an assured failure. Israel will be forced to clean up the mess that the international community created in its backyard. Israel's leaders must have the courage to say no to what will assuredly be a Final Solution.

Cross-posted to Goat's Barnyard

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

New blog dedicated to defending Geert Wilders.

Young Activist said...

Bar, you have said that Israel's legitimacy is entirely religious in nature and secular reasoning is irrelevant so why do you offer secular arguments to support your position? It seems like a contradiction.

vsegdagotov said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
vsegdagotov said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
vsegdagotov said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
BNP voter said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
vsegdagotov said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
vsegdagotov said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
vsegdagotov said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Eitan said...

vsegda gotov...zashishat rossiyu ot zhidov!? In other words, Bar, this guy is "vsegda gotov": always ready to defend 'Mother Russia" from the yids.

Baruch Hashem we left "Mother Russia." Hope now that most Jews who still call themselves Jews have left the Evil Empire, it will go to hell where it belongs along with the Russian people. May they go the way of the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the Nazis.

Anonymous said...

British National Party members discuss attacks on Jews.

vsegdagotov said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
vsegdagotov said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Eitan said...

Hey Bar: this guy is a retard. But I beg you bro, leave his comments up there. It goes to show how ignorant Russians are. And this guy is from Minsk.

Do you know what the Belarussians did during WWII? They created death squads of their own long before the SS got there. The guy probably doesn't have a job so all he's good for is hating Jews. He's hate eats him up so bad that he can't sleep at night.

Let him leave all the comments he wants up there. Screw him, his mother, his family and his people. May they rot in hell!

What really bothers me is that there are still Jews in Russia. They're just ignorant. Putin is just as bad as Stalin (mach shmo ve'zichro)

Young Activist said...

Eitan,
I don't know what this person said because all of the comments are deleted, but how is his hating Jews any different from your hating Russians?

Bar Kochba said...

YA, here are some of the gems left by our Nazi commentator:

"it's shocking how many zionists are allowed into blogosphere. their poison is being spread out to misinform people. but the truth is clear. they are trying to drag the whole world into the third world war. we won't allow them to do this to us.
joos are evil! joos deserve the worst.
let's clean our planet from this scum!"

"joos only faith is money. they pray to their god to make them rich and powerful and to enable them to enslave nations. when all the people realize that joos days are numbered"

"isrehell will be destroyed soon with all it's joos rounded up and sent to treblinka"

Eitan grew up in Russia and experience first-hand Russian hate. His hatred for Russia is no different than what many Jews feel towards Germany. Comparing him with this genocidal commentator is obscene.

YA, have you any comments on the post?

Eitan said...

Bar: thanks for the support, buddy. In truth, YA has a point. It wouldn't be right of me to hate all Russians. In fact, we have family in Russia. I said that to piss off the illiterate scumbag.

YA: you're referring to two separate issues. One is that Israel legitimacy stems purely from the Torah. Another is that there are arguments which are secular in nature which also support Israel's right to exist.

Young Activist said...

It is just as wrong for Jews to hate Germans as it is for Palestinians to hate Jews. It makes no sense, but as he has clarified/retracted his comments I won't pursue that any further.

On your post? This reeks of racism. You say that the Arabs are a bunch of idiotic, lazy, terrorists who are incapable of acting responsibly while the Jews are a superior people. You do know that many Jews are Arabs don't you?

Idealistically I would support one democratic sate encompassing the whole area between the river and the sea where all people can live on a non-ethnic basis. However, I realize that pragmatic realities may dictate otherwise and that whatever the final solution looks like is up to those who live in the area, not to me or anyone else.

The Arab regimes bare some responsibility for the suffering of Palestinian refugees. They use the Palestinians as a political isseu (likely to deflect public anger from themselves and delay political reform), but they treat them horribly. I am not under any illusion that the Arab regimes actaully care about the plight of the Palestinians. However, that can never justify what Israel has done and continues to do. The portrayl of the Palestinians as a bunch of terrorists is not accurate, but what do you think has driven many Palestinians to violence. Their hatred is understandable although not justifiable given the suffering inflicted upon them by Israel. Many Palestinians have advanced to high intellectual positions. They have been joined in their struggle for justice by many Jews, some who have even joined them in taking up arms against Israel. I have spent a lot of time trying to understand what motivates those who I disagree with. My understanding is always evolving, but I am fairly confident I understand what motivates you on these issues. After reading this post and your other writing is is fairly evident that you have no idea what motivates the Palestinians. This doesn't mean changing your views, many Israelis understand the conflict and remani devoted Zionists, but how are you supposed to understand the conflict if you only understand one side of it?

"If I were a Palestinian at the right age, I would have joined one of the terrorist organizations at a certain stage."
Ehud Barak

"There has been antisemitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country."

David Ben Guiroin

"Neither Jewish ethics nor Jewish tradition can disqualify terrorism as a means of combat. . ."

"But first and foremost, terrorism is for us a part of the political battle being conducted under the present circumstances, and it has a great part to play: speaking in a clear voice to the whole world, as well as to our wretched brethren outside this land, it proclaims our war against the occupier."

Yitzhak Shamir

Young Activist said...

Eitan,
You are undercutting your position that Israel's legitimacy comes purely from the Torah when you repeat secular arguements. If Israel's legitimacy comes exclusivly from the Torah secular arguements are irrelevant.

There are arguements from the Torah (i.e: Neutari Karta) to support my position, but to me these are irrelevant, human rights is the only relevant issue, so while I am aware of these arguements I do not repeat them because they have nothing to do with how I form my position. If I were to repeat them I would lend legitimacy to the idea that a religous justification for my position is nessecary when I do not feel it is. Do you see where I'm coming from? When you make arguements that you concede are irrelevant you start to sound like an apoligist who is interested only in producing a desired conclusion, not in following a logical approach to the issue.

YA: you're referring to two separate issues. One is that Israel legitimacy stems purely from the Torah. Another is that there are arguments which are secular in nature which also support Israel's right to exist.

Bar Kochba said...

There is nothing racist about this post. The Arabs are not racially inferiour, G-d forbid. Such an idea is nonsense. Yet, the technological primitiveness of the Arab world is quite obvious. Jews are certainly not racially superiour to Arabs. But one must be blind to not to see how backwater the Arab world is.

Islamic society is ruled by tribalism and hatred. When Israel left Gaza in 2005, it, the US and the EU gave the Palestinians billions of dollars so that they could rebuild their society. Israel left behind the greenhouses which had made Gush Katif and the Jewish settlements so successful, in the hopes that the Arabs would use them to stimulate Gaza's economy. Instead, they destroyed them in a maddened frenzy, motivated by their hatred of Israel. If the Arabs wanted peace, they could have had it numerous times.

Your quotes are taken out of context. Yet I admit that Zionism and Islamic supremacism, and Arab pride, are entirely opposed to one another. Under Islam, non-Muslims are dhimmis, must be humiliated and accept second-class status. Zionism seeks to empower Jews and will not accept such oppression. A proud Arab, and a devout Muslim, can never tolerate a sovereign Jewish state in the bosom of the Islamic world. That's why Hamas's charter calls for "peace", with Jews and Christians living as second-class citizens under Islamic rule. I understand the Arabs and have deep respect for them. It is those who think that the Arabs will concede their national aspirations and accept Israel who condescend to the Arabs.

As for a one-state solution, it is a pipe dream. I encourage you to read my post:

http://masada1234.blogspot.com/2008/03/one-state-final-solution-part-i.html