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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

by David A. Harris
Executive Director
American Jewish Committee
January 26, 2009

Dear Ms. Trine Lilleng,

You were an unknown Norwegian diplomat till this month.

No longer.

As first secretary in the Norwegian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, you recently sent out an email on your office account in which you declared: "The grandchildren of Holocaust survivors from World War II are doing to the Palestinians exactly what was done to them by Nazi Germany."

Accompanying your text were photos, with an emphasis on children, seeking to juxtapose the Holocaust with the recent Israeli military operation in Gaza.

Clearly, you are miscast in your role as a diplomat, all the more so of a nation that has sought to play a mediating role in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

In fact, you're desperately in need of some education.

Let's begin with your current posting. You've been in Riyadh since 2007.

If you're so anguished by human rights violations, perhaps you could have begun by devoting some of your attention - and email blasts - to what surrounds you. 

Or were your eyes diplomatically shut?

Have you failed to notice the many legal executions, including beheadings, going on in your assigned country?

Have you ignored the often abysmal treatment of foreign workers, many from Asia, who also happen to be disproportionately counted among the victims of Saudi capital punishment?

Have you neglected the gender apartheid that surrounds you? Did you ever look out of your car to notice that Saudi women are proscribed from driving, and that's hardly the worst of it?

Have you checked the skyline of Riyadh or Jeddah lately to count the number of church spires or other non-Muslim houses of worship?

Have you bothered to inquire about the fate of homosexuals?

Okay, you were AWOL on those issues. Maybe you just didn't want to offend your hosts by speaking the truth, or maybe you're suffering from that diplomatic disease known as "localitis" or "clientitis."

But surely a woman like you, with such capacity for empathy for those in far-away places, and especially for children in danger, couldn't remain silent about other human rights transgressions, could she?

After all, could an individual so deeply moved by the plight of Palestinians in Gaza remain silent about what a New York Times columnist earlier this month described as "hell on earth" - Zimbabwe? Could a person so anguished by the fate of Palestinian children stay mum about a country where a girl's life expectancy at birth is 34, much less than half that of her Norwegian counterpart, and where the health care sector has vaporized, all thanks to the one-man rule of Robert Mugabe?

Could such a dedicated humanist possibly avert her eyes from the deadliest conflict since the Second World War, which has killed over five million people, many of them children, in the Congo in the past decade - not to mention the documented and widespread use of torture, rape, and arbitrary detention? 

An observer of such acute sensitivity could hardly hold her tongue while Afghan girls attempting to go to school have been doused with acid by those who wish to deny young women access to education, reminiscent of the five years of Taliban rule, could she?

In neighboring Pakistan, where you served in the Norwegian embassy for three years, the beleaguered human rights community must have been fortunate to have such an impassioned voice for all that's wrong in this failing state. Or was that voice, perhaps, on mute?

The children of Sderot, the Israeli town near the Gaza border, have been in desperate need of just such a spokesperson as you for the past eight years. 

After all, their town has been in the crosshairs of literally thousands of missiles and mortars fired from Gaza. Those Israeli children live with all the signs of trauma, knowing that, with only 15 seconds warning, they could be hit at any time in their schools, their parks, or their beds. Yet, during my visit there last week, for some reason, those children and their parents had yet to hear you speak out for them. What a pity!

And the children of Iran could use your help as well. According to human rights groups, Iran has no compunction about executing children or those who were children when their crimes were allegedly committed. 

Oh, and by the way, your compassionate help would also undoubtedly be welcomed by others under the gun in Iran, including women's rights activists, union organizers, student protesters, independent journalists, reformist politicians, and religious minorities. And let's not forget, once again, the children of Israel, who, according to the Iranian president, don't have a right to live.

But wait! A Google search about you reveals nothing, not a single word, regarding your views on Zimbabwe, Congo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sderot, or Iran. Or, for that matter, Burma, Darfur, Syria. Shall I go on?

Only Israel, faced with those who wish to destroy it, manages to prompt your impassioned correspondence and righteous indignation. Why?

No less, your stunning lack of education extends beyond the contemporary world to 20th century history, specifically the Holocaust.

Your invocation of the Holocaust to describe what's taken place in Gaza is, frankly, nothing short of obscene.

Your claim that the grandchildren of the survivors are doing to the Palestinians exactly what was done to them goes beyond any norm of decency, much less honesty.

Approve or disapprove of the Israeli military operation, but there is no basis whatsoever for such a comparison.

When Israel entered Gaza in a war of self-defense in 1967, the population was 360,000. After Israel withdrew totally from Gaza in 2005, it was estimated at 1.4 million.

Would that the Jewish population under Nazi rule had quadrupled!

When Israel entered Gaza in 1967, life expectancy for women was 46. When it left Gaza, it was 73.

Shall we even bother to discuss life expectancy for Jews under Nazi occupation?

The Second World War in Europe lasted from September 1, 1939 to May 8, 1945 - 68 months in all. That means an average monthly extermination rate of nearly 90,000 Jews.

Compare that to the total number of victims in Gaza over three weeks - roughly guesstimated at more or less 1,000 - and recall that the majority were armed fighters committed to Israel's destruction, who used civilians, including children, as human shields, mosques as arms depots, and hospitals as sanctuaries.

Believe me, Ms. Lilleng, if the "grandchildren of the Holocaust survivors" had wanted to do exactly what the Nazis did to their grandparents, they would have unleashed their full air, land, and sea power. They would have thrown the Israel Defense Forces' ethical guidelines to the wind, kicked out the UN and Red Cross personnel on the ground, stopped humanitarian transports of food, fuel, and medicine, prevented media reporting, and left absolutely nothing - and no one - standing.

Unless, of course, they needed slave labor, in which case they would have carted off the able-bodied to work in Auschwitz replicas until they dropped. Or material for ghoulish medical experimentation, in which case, in the spirit of Mengele, they would have kept Palestinian twins alive temporarily.

But Israel didn't do any of these things. It's a peace-seeking democracy dedicated to the rule of law - unlike so many of the countries whose horrific sins you blithely choose to overlook.

What are we to make of your selective moral outrage and rank hypocrisy? 

You ought to take a look in the mirror and ask yourself why Israel, and only Israel, makes your blood boil and leads you to speak out, even at the risk of grossly distorting both reality and history.

The answer, Ms. Lilleng, should be painfully obvious.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Truly Inspirational

After viewing this, I have no excuse to give up on anything that I put my mind to, and neither do you. Wow!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"The People of Israel Have the Strength to Confront", but Does Bibi?

@netanyahu just tweeted "The People of Israel Have the Strength to Confront"

It's great that Bibi believes the people of Isreal have the strength to confront. Our problem isn't the people! Our problem is our leadership! 

The question is will Netanyahu have the courage to do what is necessary to lead the people or instead will he try to please the media and the Supreme Court and leave the people dissapointed, like he did in 1996?

Will he place Dan Meridor or Benny Begin as Justice Minister? Two proponents of making NO changes to the Supreme Court system that is a "friend brings friend" system? or will he appoint someone to continue the work that Minister Freidman has begun to change the elitist Supreme Court system that only represents the elitist left of Isreal?

Will he place Ehud Barak as Defense Minister who is responsible for the practical and strategic failure of running out of Lebanon as well as responsible for the kidnapped soldiers at Sultan Yakoub, the Tzealim disaster and other failures, just to please the media and the elitist left? or will he have the guts to place Bugi Yaalon?

Don't get me wrong, I'm a Likud member, who believes in the people of Israel, the members of the Likud and the Likud voters but I have big doubts regarding the Likud leader.

In 1996 we voted in Bibi with the hopes that he would put a full stop to the Disasterous Oslo process that he as well described as a disaster. Instead he got into office and continued Oslo and shook hands with Arafat, the arch terrorist.

So which Bibi will we get if the Likud wins the elections? 
- The Bibi who will want to please the media and the Supreme Court? 
- The Bibi who will talk about peace with security when it is clear to all that there is nobody to make peace with? 
- The Bibi who will empahsize that the Hamas are the ones who we can't talk to because they are the arm of Iran, but Fatah and Abu Mazen are true partners for peace, even though they also want to destroy Israel and take part in terrorism against Israelis?

- The Bibi that will tell the world that the 2 state solution is impossible, because, after 15 years of Oslo and the arabs investing all the billions of $ the world has thrown at them to develop militarily (against the Oslo accords) yet have not spent the money to develop industry, jobs, proper hospitals etc for their people! that it is very clear that they are more interested in destroying Isreal than establishing their own State!
- The Bibi who will tell the world that Fatah has the same goals as the Hamas but just puts on a different "face" to implement their "planned phase" solution of destroying the State of Israel. (The Fatah was established in 1964! 3 years before the 1967 war when Isreal returned to the biblical lands of Judea and Samaria that the world calls "occupation". Ask people who Judea, Samaria and Gaza belonged to before 1967 and they don't even though that it was never sovereign to any state, especially not the fictitious "palestine" that was a British mandate yet not a country)
- The Bibi who will tell the world that the UN must abolish UNRWA (that fosters terrorist development) and begin to have UNHCR deal with the refugees in Judea, Samaria and Gaza so that the world is an active partner in resettling these people?
- The Bibi that will lead Israel in dealing with the Iran issue instaed of trusting the world to deal with it (which it hasn't!)?
- The Bibi that believes in a Jewish State which deserves a Supreme Court that reflects the Jewish character of the State and its right to exist? or the Bibi that will allow the status quo, "friend bring friend", extreme left Supreme Court remain as is?
- The Bibi that will explain to the world that the way to beat terrorism and our enemies is to take away their hope to destroy us and not feed their hope?
Which Bibi will be get if the Likud wins?

Israel needs a strong leader with courage to say and IMPLEMENT a policy based on what is good for Israel and the world, not one who will give in to the elitist left and the weekly polls. Which Bibi will we get?

The Gaza war is finally making many people of Israel realize that giving away our land to people who want to kill us (aka The Oslo Process) is a disaster and that a 2 state solution is suicide for Israel. Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people and Judea and Samaria is the heartland of the Jewish homeland. No country in its right mind would willfullygive away its homeland, especially not to people who are committed to destroying it. Giving away parts of our homeland to terrorists (whether they call themselves Fatah, Hamas or any Arab group) will be laying the infrastructure for rockets to then be shot on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and all of Israel, no matter how strong an army Israel has. 

Will Bibi have the guts to lead us to a new reality and use his wonderful PR skills to convince the world about our just cause and the Arabs true intention of using the peace process to destory Isreal or will he continue the Oslo path, just with his more security minded perspective?

I hope and pray that we will get the Bibi who will have as much courage as the people, but I'm very much fearful that we will get a reincarnated 1996 Bibi who talked the talk before the elections, but then left his supporters very very disappointed leading a leftist policy.
Will we again vote right but get left?

If Bibi or anyone in his campaign wants to reply to this post, it would be my pleasure to post it to my blog and give it the attention it deserves. As I said, I'm a Likud member and I believe it is the party that best represents the people of Isreal as a whole and not just a sector of the people, but I want to feel confident that Bibi also represents us when in power and not just in the opposition.


Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Importance of an Israeli Victory Against Hamas for the West

When will people begin to realize that Israel is the frontline of Western civilization fighting against Islamic Jihad that wants to take over the world?

The Jewish people (and now Israel) have always been the canary in the mine. First go after the Jews, because the world lets, and then go after others too. Well, in today's state, the Islamists are going after Israel and the Jews, but they are really after the whole world. If the world allows the Islamists to come out with a victory or PERCEIVED victory over Israel, then the whole Western world better watch out, because they are coming after you next

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A Jew's Message to the World

Is anyone listening?

(Sometimes we must laugh at the absurdity at the way the world is.  Hysterical, yet such a sad commentary about  humanity today)

What happens when a fly falls into a coffee cup?

The Italian - throws the cup and walks away in a fit of rage.

The Frenchman - takes out the fly, and drinks the coffee.

The Chinese - eats the fly and throws away the coffee.

The Russian - drinks the coffee with the fly, since it was extra with no charge.

The Israeli - sells the coffee to the Frenchman, the fly to the Chinese, buys himself a new cup of coffee and
uses the extra money to invent a device that prevents flies from falling into coffee.

The Palestinian - blames the Israeli for the fly falling in his coffee, protests the act of aggression to the UN, takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives....

 ...and then blows up the coffee house where the Italian, the Frenchman, the Chinese, and the Russian are all trying to explain to the Israeli that  he should give away his cup of coffee to the Palestinian.

Monday, January 05, 2009

A Letter to the World from Jerusalem, 1969

This is a condensed version of a letter written in 1969 expounding upon the reasons that Jerusalem  does not need to explain its existence to anybody!

Hill 769 - Interview with Producer/Director Yechezkel Laing

12Tribe Film Foundation's newest endeavor to introduce more Jewish value based tv and movies about the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. Yechezkel is an inspiration in spearheading the way with this new online TV series Hill 769. Seeking financial backing to turn this into a full production to be seen worldwide. 

Hill 769 - The new drama series of Judea and Samaria residents to what really goes on there.  

Distance is Only a Matter of Time

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Son of Hamas Leader Escapes from Hamas and converts to Christianty


He has harsh things to say about Islam.

Must See Videos!!!!

Escape from Hamas Part 1

Escape from Hamas Part 2

Escape from Hamas Part 3

Escape from Hamas Part 4

Escape from Hamas Part 5

Escape from Hamas Part 6

Saturday, January 03, 2009

My Heart Aches

The Israeli ground forces have begun to go into the Gaza strip. My heart aches for each Israeli soldier that will lose his life or become injured from this action. My prayers are with all of them. 

I can't explain how sad and angry I'm at this moment. The Gaza strip is one big booby trap that was prepared by the Hamas for an eventual Israeli incursion. Hamas has had 3 years to smuggle weapons, rockets, build underground bunkers and tunnels and booby trap all over the place.

This is one the saddest things ever, because if we hadn't left the Gaza strip 3 years ago the South of Israel wouldn't be under fire like it is today, the Gaza strip wouldn't be booby trapped to the gazoo and Israeli soldiers wouldn't have to lose their lives going back to a place where we once had control over only 3 years ago!

My prayers are with all of the Israeli soldiers at this moment and my hope that those responsible for bringing us to this brink of madness will  be held accountable.

Unfortunately, all those soldiers will be losing their lives while many of us scream out THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED BECAUSE WE TOLD  YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN but you wouldn't listen.

Pray, pray and pray some more and then some more for the soldiers.

Then pray that we be blessed with better leaders who will lead the Jewish people and the Land of Israel to a future of true peace and not a false one based on giving in to sworn enemies who want to destory us. We all want peace, some of us have just realized that a piece of paper with worthless signatures of murderers, with backing of international leaders who have many other concerns besides Israel, does not bring peace, yet actually furthers us from it.

By the way, I also hurt and sympathize for those Arabs in Gaza who have been hurt or killed due to the suicidal negligence of their leaders who use their civilian populations as human shields! They also would all be in much better shape if we were still in Gaza, but nobody talks about that...

As Gold Meir once said "We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us".

Al-Jazeera - Israel's actions in Gaza are self defense!

Nice choice of guests by Al-Jazeera!Keep up the good work!

See the QASSAM movie trailer:

Sign up today for the online solidarity event for Israel with the powerful Qassam movie:

Keep on praying for true peace to come, but we still have a while to wait...don't let yourself be fooled again.15 years of Oslo should cure us of the false hopes that so many of us have held onto regardless of the realities on the ground

Friday, January 02, 2009

Palestinian legal adviser gets owned by Fox News

MUST SEE Video! 

Hamas and Arab terrorists are NOT victims they are sick and perverted jihadists who strategically use their civilian population as human shields.  

Golda Meir once said "there willl only be peace when the Arabs learn to love their children more than they hate us". I guess there is no peace on the horizon.  

Sign up today for the online solidarity event for Israel with the powerful Qassam movie:  

Keep on praying for true peace to come, but we still have a while to wait...don't let yourself be fooled again.15 years of Oslo should cure us of the false hopes that so many of us have held onto regardless of the realities on the ground.  

Shabbat Shalom to all!
“If the PLO had won in 1970 in what became Black September,” when the late King Hussein and his Jordanian Arab Legion slaughtered more than 20,000 PLO fighters in the [UNWRA} refugee camps and forced them to flee into Lebanon and Syria, there already would have been a Palestine established on over three fourths of the original Jewish Homeland mandated at San Remo in 1920 by the League of Nations.” - Tzafrir Ronen
“would you as an American give up the island in lower Manhattan harbor on which stands the Statue of Liberty to make peace with Bin Laden? No. So, why should Israel give up the Golan or retreat to the ‘Auschwitz line’ and divide Jerusalem?” - Tzafrir Ronen
Who are the Palestinians

By Yashiko Sagamori

If you are so sure that “Palestine, the country, goes back through most of recorded history”, I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of Palestine:

  • When was it founded and by whom?
  • What were its borders?
  • What was its capital?
  • What were its major cities?
  • What constituted the basis of its economy?
  • What was its form of government?
  • Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
  • Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?
  • What was the language of the country of Palestine?
  • What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?
  • What was the name of its currency? Choose any date in history and tell what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese yuan on that date.
  • Have they left any artifacts behind?
  • Do you know of a library where one could find a work of Palestinian literature produced before 1967?
  • And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

You are lamenting the “low sinking” of “once proud” nation. Please tell me, when exactly was that “nation” proud and what was it so proud of?

And here is the least sarcastic question of all: If the people you mistakenly call “Palestinians” are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over — or thrown out of — the Arab world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they never try to become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War?

I hope you avoid the temptation to trace the modern day “Palestinians” to the Biblical Philistines: substituting etymology for history won't work here.

The truth should be obvious to everyone who wants to know it. Arab countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel; they still cherish it today. Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal with military means, they decided to fight Israel by proxy. For that purpose, they created a terrorist organization, cynically called it “Palestinian people” and installed it in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria. How else can you explain the refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept back the “West Bank” and Gaza, respectively?

The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza, Judea, and Samaria have much less claim to nationhood than that Indian tribe that successfully emerged in Connecticut with the purpose of starting a tax-exempt casino: at least that tribe had a constructive goal that motivated them. The so called “Palestinians” have only one motivation: the destruction of Israel, and in my book that is not sufficient to consider them a “nation” — or anything else except what they really are: a terrorist organization that will one day be dismantled.

In fact, there is only one way to achieve piece in the Middle East. Arab countries must acknowledge and accept their defeat in their war against Israel and, as the losing side should, pay Israel reparations for the more than 50 years of devastation they have visited on it. The most appropriate form of such reparations would be the removal of their terrorist organization from the land of Israel and accepting Israel's ancient sovereignty over Gaza, Judea, and Samaria.

That will mark the end of the Palestinian people. What are you saying again was its beginning?

You are absolutely correct in your understanding of the “Palestinians'” murderous motives. I am afraid however that you, along with 99% of the population of this planet have missed the beginning of WWIII (the enemy call it Jihad) quite a few years ago. The siege of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979, an event to which the latest Nobel Peace Prize winner had so miserably failed to respond, can be very well used as the day WWIII stepped out of the pages of the Koran and into the current events. I pray the United States and Israel lead the world to victory in this war. Come to think of it, there is no choice, be you a Christian, a Jew, or even, believe it or not, a Muslim.

Hadrians Curse

Part III- Will Israel finish Hadrian's Work?

Thus, the way to Palestinian Hell was paved with the good intentions of Christian Zionists like Lord Balfour, the British foreign secretary. In the Balfour declaration, and by the decree of the Mandate, they decided, based on historic rights, to grant Eretz Yisrael to the Jewish people. Yet they called it Hadrian's Roman name, Palestine, which had originally had the precise intention of blotting it off the map.

From that moment on, the way was prepared for the birth of the Palestinian fiction.

The name Palestine, by which the British accidentally called the land, bore the seeds of destruction of the Palestinian bluff, as if the entire Land was the stolen property of the Palestinian people, an ancient, rooted people, thousands of years old. This was such an incredible but successful fabrication that large portions of Israeli society fell into its snare. In the report presented in 1938 to the League of Nations, the British made it very clear: "The name 'Palestine' is not a country but a geographic region.'"

No one could have imagined in 1917, at the time of the Balfour declaration during WWI, that anyone would use the name Palestine to create a monstrous, hostile, false identity, for propaganda purposes, and would engrave on their flag the destruction of Israel.

The reporter and writer Joan Peters, in her book From Time Immemorial, writes, "The one and only identity never adopted [by the inhabitants of Eretz Yisrael] before 1967 was that of 'Palestinian Arab'."

The Palestinian lie was not hatched by any land or any people, but by a map, a map drawn by two European colonial ministers, an Englishman, Herman Sykes, and a Frenchman, George Picot, and on the map was written… "Palestine". It was clear to the British that Palestine as a sovereign political unit had never existed. No nation had ever borne its name. No people had ever prayed for its welfare. It was a name that hadn't existed at all for 1300 years, ironically, precisely when Muslim empires were dominant. "Palestine" was a Roman political fabrication that had faded and disappeared together with the empire that had created it.

The Land regained independence only when the name "Eretz Yisrael" [the Land of Israel], the name in the hearts of the first Zionists, was restored to it. Had not this identity been preserved by the Jewish People, and had it not been preserved in the hearts of the Christian Bible-loving nations who made up the League of Nations, the national rebirth of the Jewish People might never have taken place.

This is the substance of the war being waged on millions of television screens throughout the world. It is being waged over the identity of Eretz Yisrael. It is being waged by means of all the media, and it seems as though the Arabs have the upper hand, while Israel leaves an impression of impotence, of not yet having even identified the battlefield on which its fate will be sealed.

While Israel prepares jets and tanks for a military struggle, Israel's enemies are preparing their weapons for the final battle, for sticking the last dagger into the back of a State of Israel that does not understand and is not even ready for this battle. Unless Israel prepares for this battle, comes to an understanding of its complexity and frees itself from the false terminologies and constant brainwashing, Israel will be defeated and its land will be irrevocably taken from it.

Will Israel, which valiantly vanquished all the Arab armies when they attacked it also know how to face this propaganda attack that is threatening to destroy it?

It would seem as though the battle is already decided. The Arab propaganda has already penetrated the nervous system and destroyed the immune system that defended the Jewish People for 2000 years, with even the Israeli Prime Minister and Foreign Minister saying that "Israel's interest is to establish a Palestinian state"…

In other words, what they want is for the Bible to be rewritten and for King David's land of the Bible to become the land of Goliath the Philistine. 

Could anything be more insane? Is there another nation on earth that behaves this way?

Is it possible that Israel will be beaten without a single shot being fired, simply handing over their land to a wretched fabrication, a coarse, primitive, charlatan canard, a deception that conceals the destruction that the Arabs are preparing for Israel? Could Israel's leaders be too blind to see the danger looming of the Land's Jewish identity being lost? Will precisely the vision of the prophets, fulfilled with the establishment of the State of Israel, bring with it the destruction of the identity of the Jewish People's land, and lead to its exchange for the false identity of Hadrian – Palestine? When lies are repeated many times, they become true. Such a lie is the fabrication regarding the existence of a historic Palestinian identity. That false identity, which began with Hadrian's curse and that was revived by Lord Balfour, has become a first rate propaganda tool. It became that the moment the Arabs understood the potential of destroying the identity of Eretz Yisrael, and with it the identity of the People of Israel, whose name bears the stamp of ownership of the Land.

The struggle against Israel was the glue that bound the Arab world, otherwise sunken in endless internal quarrels. The Arabs' aim in fabricating Palestine was not to build a nation but to annihilate a nation. Yet to conceal that plan, they invented the plan of "phases". The first phase is the invention of a "Palestinian People". The second phase is the liquidation of Israel, weakened and wearied after Oslo.

By such means did the Arabs conceal their genocidal intent with a "new tool", in the words of Zahir Muhsein, for conquering Eretz Yisrael without firing a shot.

All of these lies and falsehoods, this whole "costume ball" is being marketed by the media, which is turning out to be an obsessive collaborator with the biggest lie on earth. Precisely this Hadrian understood. That's why he chose the name Palestine. Precisely this is understood as well by Hadrian's heirs – the Arab propagandists who through their use of this false name sever the historic tie between the People and the Land of Israel. Without doing that, it would be impossible to use the word "conquest" – could a people be considered the conqueror of its own land? The question Israel faces is this: Will the Jews forego the name and the identity of their Biblical land? Will the Christian world agree to concede on the identity of the cradle of western civilization, the holy land, Eretz Yisrael?

It's the twist of fate that for all this to happen, the Jews had to vanquish Hadrian completely, return to their land, establish sovereignty, resurrect the Hebrew language, establish a mighty army, industry, the best agriculture on earth, hi-tech, culture, song, dance, reestablish a nation, rebuild Jerusalem as their capital and settle every town and village that Hadrian destroyed. Could we have possibly come full circle? Will Hadrian's curse, which didn't succeed for 1800 year, precisely when Israel was in exile from their land, succeed just now, with Israel's return? Will it be precisely the Israeli government that will resurrect Hadrian's curse, previously lost in the depths of forgetfulness?

Today, 1800 years later, an Israeli Prime Minister is calling for fulfilling what Hadrian failed to do – the erasure of Eretz Yisrael and the establishment of Palestine.

The Emperor Hadrian is smiling from the grave. The writer, a Former member of the secular Kibbutz “Ein Charod” is a media personality, serves in an elite army unit [Sayeret Matkal] and was one of the founders of the “Nahalal Forum on Behalf of the Entire Eretz Yisrael”. He is presently preparing a documentary film on the Arab Palestine myth called : Hadrian's Curse 

Hadrians Curse

Part II - The Arabs' Ultimate Goal

Following the Six Day War, the Arab countries, defeated by a small county determined to survive, understood that Israel would be impossible to beat militarily. They understood that the Israeli Samson would be possible to beat only by way of the cunning of the Philistine Delilah. And that's what happened…. No longer would there be cries firing up the masses to genocide, but rather, sophistication… A melody carefully aimed at the delicate western ear. The Arabs discovered that from a propaganda standpoint, it was easier to convince world public opinion of the rights of the poor, small, deprived "Palestinian People" to its own state, than to justify the demand of the enormous Arab empire for an addition of territory from a tiny country fighting for its life.

The Palestinian People is a fabrication invented with aforethought as a psychological weapon of Arab countries defeated in battle, a "Trojan Horse" for conquering Eretz Yisrael, as Feisel Husseini said after the Oslo Accords.

So was born the worldwide propaganda campaign that turned matters on their head. The Israeli "David" against the Arab "Goliath" was transformed, by way of sophisticated propaganda, into the Israeli "Goliath" oppressing the Palestinian "David". The object of this propaganda is to blot out and forge the name and identity of the ancient, Biblical Eretz Yisrael, and to transform it into the land of "the Palestinian People" fabricated by Arab propaganda.

By such means did their false propaganda gain such a strong foothold in the media and the bastions of liberalism that no one has paid any attention to the simple truths spoken openly by Zahir Muhsein, Assad, Shukari, King Hussein or Arafat.

By means of brainwashing, fabrications, lies, falsification, and taking advantage of the world's ignorance and the international media's superficiality, a process has been taking place in broad daylight, for several dozen years already, of counterfeiting and blotting out history. And just as Goebbels and Hitler, the arch propagandists of the 20th century said derisively, the bigger the lie, the more people will believe in it.

Fulfilling the demands of the Palestinian lie, will put an end to the identity of Eretz Yisrael. Following the loss of the Land's identity, will come the loss of our right to the land. For, if there are "Palestinians", that implies that there is also a land called Palestine, and if there is a Palestine… then there is no Eretz Yisrael.

The most terrible part is that large sectors of Israel, itself, have already fallen into the Arab propaganda trap. It is they who are opening the door to the Trojan horse that will destroy the identity of Eretz Yisrael. This is a war that is not being waged by means of weapons and armies, or over physical territory. It is being waged on the battlefields of awareness of the Land's identity. The Roman name "Philistia" was a fiction invented by the Roman emperor Hadrian after the Bar Kochba Revolt in 135 C.E., a fiction of Hadrian then, and a fiction of the Arabs today, to the same degree.

It is a fabrication that represents no people, not then and not today. It is a sophisticated fiction invented for one purpose and one purpose alone, to wipe out a land's identity. If the land is called Palestine, then the Jewish people are occupiers. If the land is called Eretz Yisrael, then the Arabs are occupiers.

This is the essence of the Arab propaganda war, which is intended to steal the identity of Eretz Yisrael and to transform it into Palestine, and by such means to turn the Jewish people into occupiers of Eretz Yisrael. That's the whole story.

Now it's already clear. The Palestinian identity is tactical, artificial and temporary. It is just a tool in the pan-Arab struggle against Israel. The amazing thing is that it's all out in the open. Section 12 of the Palestinian charter summarizes the idea of this temporary identity, by stating that:

"The Palestinian people believes in Arab unification. It believes that in order to fulfill its task towards achieving this goal, it must, at this stage of its national struggle, preserve all the components of its Palestinian personality, and it must increase awareness of its existence, and reject all plans liable to weaken it or make it disappear."

Is there another people in the world that writes in its charter of self-definition the expression "at this stage"? And what will be in the next stage? Obviously, after conquering Israel, the territory will be divided up between Arab countries, and those Arab countries themselves will throw Palestine into the wastebasket of history.

As Arafat said, the Palestinian people are a fiction. The same is true regarding the Jordanian people, and all the other Arabic speaking peoples in the Middle East. These are not peoples with separate identities, but part of the great Arab nation. Only that has a true identity. By their self-definition, they cannot be divided up into a number of peoples with individual identities. Rather, they constitute one nation consisting of many states, as Arafat himself said to Arianna Palazzi in an incautious moment.

For the sophisticated Saudis, with their Saudi Peace Plan, it is clear that its purpose is not to actualize the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, for no such people exists. They conceal the truth that the great Arab nation has already actualized its right to self-determination by establishing a large number of countries, one of which extends over about 78% of the area of mandatory Eretz Yisrael. For the Arabs, exploding with laughter over the foolishness of the West, it is clear that if an additional Arab state arises in the western portion of Eretz Yisrael, that will not serve the right of self-determination, but the demand of imperial conquest of all Eretz Yisrael by the Arab nation. Is George Bush dragging Israel to its destruction?

The Palestinian fabrication is exposed precisely when we listen to authentic Arab voices. The prominent Arab historian, Dr. Philip Hitti, who expressed himself at the Anglo-American commission of inquiry in the State Department building in 1947, said as follows:

"Sir, Palestine never existed throughout history. Absolutely not!"

Moreover, Professor Juhan Hazam, in his testimony before that same commission, added:

"Before 1917, when Balfour made his declaration, there had never been a Palestinian question, and there was no Palestine as a political or geographic unit." 

Also a local Arab leader, Abd al-Mahdi, testified before the Peal Commission in 1937 as follows:

"There is no such land. Palestine is a term invented by the Zionists. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our land was for hundreds of years a part of Syria."

Indeed, this is a picture of the real situation in 1918 and at the start of the British conquest of Eretz Yisrael…

Were there any trace of truth to the claim regarding the historicity of a Palestinian People, we should certainly have expected to find mention of it in the history books and encyclopedias, as well as in archaeological research.

Hadrians Curse

Part I - The Secret All the Arabs Know 
At the Annapolis Conference, George Bush spoke about his vision regarding the virtues of two nations for two peoples.

One of those peoples has a clear identity – the Jewish People. Yet it would be interesting to know the identity of that second people: Already in 1977, one of the central spokesman of that "second people", a member of P.L.O. leadership, Zahir Muhsein, the leader of the al-Sa'iqa Organization, revealed the truth in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw:

The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism for tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa. While as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan."

Are you in shock? If the Palestinian People does not exist, what does exist? Arabs who live in Eretz Yisrael and who have disguised themselves as "Palestinians" for fraudulent purposes. "Only a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Israel," in Muhsein's words. A fraud so successful that even George Bush can be found seeking a state for that fraud!

Do you think Zahir Muhsein is alone? This transparent fraud about the so-called existence of Palestine is revealed to us by all the Arabs' leaders:

In 1974, the late Syrian President, Hafez al-Assad, declared: "It would be fitting for us to mention to the responsible Israeli authorities that we view Palestine not just as an inseparable part of the Arab nation, but as a part of Southern Syria." In 1987, he reiterated himself at a conference in Amman, "A country named 'Palestine' has never existed." Jordanian King Hussein responded, "The appearance of the national Palestinian persona serves as a response to Israel's claim that Palestine is Jewish."

Yet the prize goes to Arafat who in 1970, with candid simplicity, told the reporter Arianna Palazzi: "The question of borders doesn't interest us… From the Arab standpoint, we mustn't talk about borders. Palestine is nothing but a drop in an enormous ocean. Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it….. The P.L.O. is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call "Jordan" is nothing more than Palestine." 

Such revelations are an eye-opener for anyone who has not understood until today the masked-ball being run by the Arabs: The true meaning of Arafat's words, that "Palestine is Jordan," is that for the Arabic people, living under the "Pan-Arab" umbrella, in addition to over twenty Arabic countries, there is already a country called Jordan that was established by the British for the Arabs on 77% of the Land of Israel, promised to the Jewish People by the League of Nations in 1922. Anywhere else on earth, could an additional country would be established for a people that already has twenty-one countries?

All the same, there is nothing like the testimony of the founder of the P.L.O. himself, Ahmed Shukari. Already in 1956 he proclaimed from the podium of the U.N., as the Arab League's ambassador there, that "such a creature as Palestine does not exist at all. This land is nothing but the southern portion of Greater Syria…"

And if Ahmed Shukari says that Palestine does not exist at all, the logical inference is that "Palestinians" do not exist at all either. That same Shukari was born of a Turkish mother in Lebanon, was himself a Jordanian lawyer, served as the ambassador of Syria to the U.N., the ambassador of the Arab League to the U.N., and the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.N. In 1964, after this talented actor who changed loyalties like a chameleon was fired by the Saudis, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser hired him to found the "Palestine Liberation Organization", the P.L.O., an organization dedicated to the liberation of a country that in his own words did not exist at all. 

All the prominent spokesman of that poor, homeless "people" say openly: The Arabs who live in Eretz Yisrael are precisely the same Arabs who live in Syria, Jordan or Lebanon. They are not a separate country, but a fragment of the enormous Arab nation divided amongst many Arab countries. In their identity they are Arabs and the invention of Palestine is just a transparent bluff: "a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Israel for our Arab unity". Can any testimony be better than that of the Arabs themselves, exposing the lies and deception involved in Palestine's creation?

Yet the most compelling argument for the idea that the "Palestinian People" is a fraudulent invention, and that the Arabs are all one people, was expounded by none other than Mr. Husseini, head of the Supreme Arab Committee, to the U.N. special committee that was deliberating on Eretz Yisrael in 1947:

"An additional consideration of great importance for the Arab world is racial uniformity. The Arabs lived in a broad expanse stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean. They spoke one language, and shared a common history, tradition and aspirations. Their unity was the solid foundation for peace in one of the most central and sensitive regions in the world. For that reason, it does not make sense that the United Nations should facilitate the establishment of a foreign entity within that well-rooted unity." 

Indeed, Mr. Husseini is correct. His declaration before the investigative committee of the United Nations exposes the simple fact that there is no "Palestinian" language and no unique "Palestinian" culture. The Palestinians are Arabs, and they cannot be set apart from the Jordanians, Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc.

Remove from the argument the lies and untruths and you reveal that the conflict is taking place between the Arabic, Muslim empire of twenty-one states and the Jewish People, claiming their right to their one and only historic homeland, consisting of less than one fifth of a percent of the lands under Arab control.

This is the twisted story of the biggest, most unprecedented fraud in history. It involves such a successful bluff that many people have no doubt about its veracity. This propaganda has become a powerful weapon by which means Israel's enemies, the Arabs, are trying to conquer Eretz Yisrael without firing a shot, without an army, tanks or jets. 

Hadrian's Curse - The Invention of Palestine

May 26, 2008
by Tsafrir Ronen 
Tsafrir Ronen Blog
Tsafrir Ronen is a member of the secular Kibbutz Ein Harod. He is a media personality, serves in the elite army unit Sayeret Matkal and was one of the founders of the Nahalal Forum on Behalf of the Entire Eretz Yisrael.

Hadrian's Curse
The Invention of Palestine as a Psychological Weapon for Conquering Eretz Yisrael Summary Almost 2,000 years ago, the Roman Emperor Hadrian cursed the Jewish People and decreed that Judea should be henceforth called "Palestine" after the Philistines, an ancient enemy of Israel that had disappeared from the world’s stage more than 600 years earlier. It was his final twist of the knife and legacy after wars, massacres, persecutions, and exiles that had largely extinguished theJewish presence from Judea.

Today, the modern enemies of a resurrected Jewish Nation have dusted off Hadrian's curse and are attempting to pull off a monumental theft: the Arab world have reincarnated "Palestine" to steal Israel's heritage and the Land of the Jewish People.
"Hadrian's Curse" will expose the BIG lie of the "Palestinian cause" in a full-length 120-minute documentary. The film will document that there never was a "Palestinian" people, The world has become so accustomed to the "truth" of the "Palestinian" perversion of history and work backwards, exposing recent claims and acts whose absurdity and villainy shock uninformed observers.
When Arafat declared: "Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it", it turns out that Arafat's nation already stretches over an area larger than all of Europe.
his is the twisted story of one of the biggest, most remarkable fraud in history. It is such a successful fabrication that many otherwise informed people have been duped and mislead. This propaganda has become a powerful weapon used Israel’s enemies, the Arabs, to try to conquer Eretz Yisrael without firing a shot, without an army, tanks or jets. The Jewish People eventually bested Hadrian. They returned to their land and reestablished sovereignty over it.
They rebuilt Jerusalem as their capital, and resettled desolate Judea. They did all this only to now confront the reincarnated curse of Hadrian in the guise of Arabs renaming themselves "Palestinians" and claiming all the ancient Land as their own.
As explained in the Film, many Israelis and lovers of Zion have accepted this misnaming and misidentification. Hadrian’s ancient curse now threatens Israel’s very existence.Israel’s success and endurance and the world’s hope for peace in the 21stcentury, demands that the deceit and danger of a Palestinian state must be exposed and avoided. It is our fervent hope that "Hadrian's Curse" will expose the historical truth.

"Let's remember that the Israeli Left laughed at us in 1993 when we warned that the criminal and shameful Oslo agreements would bring Katyushas to Ashkelon and Ashdod. The Left even called us "hysterical warmongers".

Let's remember that when the IDF had full control over Gaza, and Jews lived and flourished in Gush Katif, there were no Katyushas on Israel at all. Only when the IDF abandoned Gaza in the year 2000 did the rockets start falling; first on Gush Katif and Sderot, and after the expulsion, the Arab Kassams reached Ashdod and Ashkelon." - Nadia Matar

The truth hurts and Nadia says it just as it is.