Ben Dror Yemini has a series of articles on the current conflict which I’ve been meaning to post. Now, in the context of AB Yehoshuah’s rebuke to Gideon Levy, and Levy’s response, I post the third of his essays. (H/T: EG)
About Gideon Levi, Robert Fisk and the far left as the propoganda depatment of HAMAS and AL-KAIDA
Ben Dror Yemini 17/1/2009
On December 28th 2008, a few days after Hamas violated the cease fire agreement with Israel, increased its missile fire on Israel and by doing so forced the Israeli government into the operation we are witnessing, Al Hayat published that the government of Gaza is going to impose Sharia law.
The Israeli operation is postponing the implementation, but very soon new punishment measures ranging from chopping of hands, lashings and executions, will be introduced in Gaza. The Taliban has made a comeback in Gaza. Hamastan is not alone in its desire of Sharia law. The chant heard in demonstrations in London and other locations is “Allah Akbar”. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. 40% of Muslims in Britain support the implementation of Sharia law in Britain.
The big question is however, what are the likes of Robert Fisk, Naomi Klein and Gideon Levi doing with this crowd. “We are against Sharia law” they will tell us. That’s true – they are against it. “The disagreement with Hamas should have been solved in another way” they will excuse themselves. “Israel should have accepted the results of the Palestinian people’s vote” because that is democracy – accepting the Palestinian’s right to elect the own leadership.
They add that “if only Israel wouldn’t have blockaded Gaza. If only Israel was generous towards the Palestinians, especially those in the Gaza Strip, and allowed them free passage, work, schooling, medical treatment etc. etc. If only Israel would have done one of the above, this whole conflict would have been avoided. Hamas wouldn’t be forced to fire rockets at Israel and all the bloodshed would never happen”.
Global opinion seems to think in the same way, the West as a whole and especially the Zionists are the oppressors. Israel massacres Palestinians. Globalization and national statehood exploit the wretched and these oppressed people must retaliate.
These are the main claims of the lie industry and they should be exposed.
ROCKET FIRE WAS NOT A REACTION TO THE BLOCKADE OR EMBARGO
Firstly, Israel did not impose the blockade after it withdrew from Gaza. Following the disengagement, Israel signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority known as the “Crossings Agreement”. After Hamas’ bloody revolution which overthrew the Fatah government, it announced that it is not committed to any of the agreements which were signed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (including the “Ceossings Agreement”. This led to the closure of the Rafah crossing. Hamas breached the agreement – not Israel.
This happened after Hamas massacred and executed scores of Fatah loyalists. Al Jazeera chose not show those pictures. The crossings were closed because Hamas proclaimed that it doesn’t recognise the cease fire or Israel’s right to exist. To Hamas eliminating Israel and not creating normal life for the Palestinians is the most important objective. The crossings were closed because Hamas lived up to its word and started firing rockets at Israel and by doing so made the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in southern Israel a nightmare. This went on and on and Israel held back and restrained itself like no other country in the world would.
Amira Haas tried again to justify Hamas’ behaviour. She wrote in Haaretz that the blockade on Gaza started in 1991 and was made more elaborate as time went by. This is complete non sense. Hundreds of thousands of Gaza’s Palestinian labourers worked in Israel during the 90’s. Besides, Hamas’ charter as a subsidiary of the “Muslim Brotherhood” was drafted in 1988, three years prior according to Amira Haas’ mathematics. The only thing that is getting more and more elaborate is the lie industry.
By the way, throughout the period that Gaza was under blockade, the crossings to Israel were left open. Through these crossings hundreds of truck carrying fuel, construction materials and humanitarian supplies passed into Gaza. This was despite Hamas’ repeated mortar, rocket and suicide bomber attacks on those very crossings.
HAMAS DOESN’T WANT A PALESTINIAN STATE
Secondly, the Palestinians had their chances at building a state of their own. The option was there and if they would have seized the opportunity, their struggle would be justified. But, they kept saying no. They said No to the Peel commission in 1936, No to the UN proposal of 1947 to divide the land, No after the Six Day War (the three “no”s of the Khartoum declaration) and No to the Clinton proposal in 2000.
This pattern of refusal was intensified by Hamas. They rejected any agreement, past or future. If Hamas was interested in lifting the blockade, it would have happened by now, but they are not. They want something else: war, rockets and the destruction of Israel.
MUSLIMS PAY THE PRICE OF MURDEROUS ISLAM
Thirdly, lose of innocent lives doesn’t really matter to those protesting against Israel now. They didn’t protest in the past when Jordan massacred Palestinians or Syria massacred Isalmists. They don’t protest today against Sudan where atrocities are being committed against African Muslims.
They also didn’t propose a boycott on Sudan. On the contrary, they will support any tyranny as long as it represents the model of Global Islamic domination.
Therefore, the question shouldn’t be “can the progressive world protect Hamas from Israel?” but “is it too late for the free world to stop the spread of Radical Islam?” The radical left is helping this expansion. Now Muslims are paying the price for this support, soon the free world will as well.
POLITICAL ISLAM IS A DISASTER
Fourthly, Hamas’ actions are not a response to Israel. Political Islam grew in Saudi Arabia (Wahhabi), Egypt (Muslim Brotherhood) and the Indian sub continent (Deobandi). They were created way before the state of Israel, Zionism or George Bush existed. Hamas is just another cancerous offshoot.
Everywhere political Islam was established it entailed oppression, destruction, poverty and death. Like in Afghanistan where the Taliban murdered close to one million Muslims or Algeria where the Islamic Front slaughtered two hundred thousand people. Another example is Sudan which has become the most murderous regime in the Muslim world. Let us not forget about all the other conflicts raging in Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq where radical Muslims are slaughtering other Muslims without any reason. Destruction and death are daily occurrences without the need of justifying it with a “blockade”.
THE RADICAL LEFT AND RADICAL ISLAM MEET
So what are Annie Lennox and her likes doing there? Why are they trying to justify the instigators of destruction and not those who defend themselves from it? Why did Naomi Klein publish an article calling for a boycott on Israel?
One of the popular signs in the protests against Israel read “Boycott Israel” with a picture of Hassan Nasrallah beneath it. Israel is where the interests of the coalition of radical leftists and radical Islam converge.
NAOMI KLEIN WOULD CONDEMN THE WARSAW GHETO UPRISING
Following the war in Gaza, a Canadian academic union demanded a boycott on any Israel academic institution which would not condemn Israel’s actions in Gaza. Dr Yunis Al Astal, a Hamas member of parliament is the dean of Sharia studies at The Islamic University of Gaza which is a Hamas stronghold. Al Astal, as disclosed in previous articles, decreed that global Islam has to take over “both Americas”. Yes, this includes Canada. He also decreed that Killing Jews is relevant in our times.
Did you read an article by Naomi Klein about boycotting Hamas or the Islamic University? Where did she get the nerve to write her article about Israel? One can only assume the Naomi Klein would demand a boycott on the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising for resisting extermination.
Klein and her kind are not moral beacons but moral criminals. The problem is that the majority of public opinion is subjected to their distorted propaganda. This majority still doesn’t realize that Israel isn’t fighting against the Palestinians in Gaza. Israel is fighting Iran and the global Jihad movement’s which preach hatred and extermination and are a threat to the free world. Hamas and Gaza are their first line of attack. Ahmadinejad and Nasrallah are happy. Their work is being done by Naomi Klein and the other moral criminals.
PEOPLE OF CONSCIENCE HAVE BECOME SPOKESPERSONS FOR HAMAS AND AL QAEDA
Consciousness people have valid criticism on world suffer. Criticizing Israel is not a crime; the obsession about it is the problem. And so Israel becomes “the most dangerous country in the world” despite the fact that its contribution to world violence is minimal. Despite the fact that the terror attacks of London, Madrid and New York were carried out by Muslims and not Israelis. Most violence in the world is perpetrated by radical Islam. But the moral criminals don’t protest against that, on the contrary they show understanding and empathy. They have become Hamas and Al Qeada’s propaganda department.
These fact don’t convince the moral criminals. Robert Fisk of The Independent recently claimed that the real reason for the conflict in Gaza is the refugee issue. This is yet another magnificent lie. 38 million people have gone through population transfers. Many of these population transfers happened at roughly the same time the Arab armies and the Palestinians declared a war to eliminate Israel. None of those 38 million have a right of return.
Because of people like Fisk the Palestinian’s problem are perpetuated. The problem would be solved if the free world would tell the Palestinians the game is over. It is over because more Jews were forced to leave Arab lands and flee to Israel than Arabs forced to leave Israel. It is over because other tens of millions of refugees didn’t get a right of return. Those who encourage the Palestinians to be stubborn, to refuse compromises and delude them about their nonexistent rights – hurt the Palestinians themselves and perpetuate their anguish. These people are moral criminals.
GIDEON LEVI ENCOURAGES PALESTINIAN MURDEROUSNESS
How can I go on without a word about Gideon Levi, the exceptional exporter of lies? He, just like Frisk, will always find justifications for Palestinian terror. He goes a step further. He is already excusing their future terrorism. “The children of Jenin”, he writes, “who have seen less horror than the children of Gaza, grew up to be suicide bombers. A child who saw his house destroyed, his brother killed and his father humiliated, will never forgive.”
I got news for you Mr. Levi. The Germans bombed London and killed 43,000 thousand civilians. The Americans bombed Tokyo and killed 100,000. The British bombed Dresden and killed 50,000. The Germans killed six million Jews and a significant number of Gypsies. And yet funnily, we haven’t heard of Japanese exploding in the US, Germans blowing up in London or Jews or Gypsies going on murder rampages in Berlin after the war. And believe me Mr. Levy, they had many more reasons. The destruction and casualties were much greater. Not one thousand who died in a war but millions butchered for no reason. But you, Mr. Levi, justify future Palestinian murderousness and give it a free pass.
Why Mr. Levi? What is the reason behind this warped thought? The reason is that you are a nothing but a racist, both you and your moral criminal posy. You don’t try and Justify British, Jewish or Japanese revenge. In your eyes they are part of better race, a different culture. But Muslims, they are a different story. They are part of an inferior and barbaric culture and you don’t expect much from them. If they aren’t, you will make them like that. You will write up some lies and give them an excuse.
By the way Mr Levi, your justification does not pass the test of reality. Because your lies have blinded you, you are unable to see that 95% of radical Islam’s victims are other Muslims. You try giving the radicals excuses but they don’t listen to you – they kill fellow Muslims.
You are wrong Mr Levi. Muslims are not inferior. They are people like you and me. Equals. We can and we must ask them to behave like other human beings do and not like barbarians. If you start acting like this, you will help lower the number of deaths, mainly Muslims deaths.
THE MORAL CRIMINALS ARE WEAKENING THE SANE MAJORITY
I have a question for Levi, Fisk, Klein, Lennox and their likes. Do you really not know what type of world those who you support want to impose on us?
They aren’t fighting to be free of oppression. Not Hamas, not the Taliban and not Hizballah. On the contrary, they want to globalize oppression. They want to create a dark world. They are fighting against equality, mainly women equality.
The hate towards the free world, humanism, freedom of religion and freedom of speech, women’s rights and free choice is these groups’ common denominator. It is part of their philosophy and is in fact written in the Hamas charter. In that respect Hamas’ charter even takes it a step further. Not only does the charter support the idea of establishing a global Islamic Caliphate, it calls for the killing of Jews wherever they are.
But the moral criminals ignore this. They love pointing at others. Not at those who commit mass killings. Not at those who chop of hands, stone women and hang homosexuals. Not at those who murder their own people whether Hamas or Taliban. To the moral criminals those who fight them are the dangerous ones. If that’s not a crime then what is?
The Arab and Muslim worlds have an array of different views. There is the dark, Jihad ideology followed by Hamas, Al Qaeda, Hizballah, the Taliban and their type. But there are many others opinions. The problem is that the moral criminals don’t support them and choose to stand alongside the Islamists. They are the leaders of the lie industry which strengthens the dark forces. Any expression of pro Western views or compromise by an Arab intellectual they denounced as treason and any Hamas rocket gets them started on fabricating excuses.
IF HAMAS HAD THE WEAPONS – WE WOULD BE DESTROYED
In a piece in the Wall Street Journal, Garry Kasparov wondered how things would play out if Hamas had Israel’s weapons and Israel had to defend itself. I wonder if it would end with one thousand dead or another six million dead.
We know the answer. It is written in Hamas’ charter. It appears in the public statements of Hamas leaders. It’s evident in the mass murders committed by radical Islamists. The moral criminals knew in the past. They knew but kept quiet. Now they aren’t silent. They are walking on the streets, university campuses and newspaper bureaus but they are walking with wicked.