| The Arabs’ Real Grievance against the Jews
| Sunday, May 08, 2016
|As Arabs, we are very adept at demanding that our human rights be respected, at least when we live in liberal democracies such as in North America, Europe, and Israel.
|Jewish Quarter Jerusalem bombed by the anti Semitic Arabs|
But what about when it comes to our respecting the human rights of others, particularly Jews?
When we examine our attitude towards Jews, both historically and at present, we realize that it is centered on denying Jews the most fundamental human right, the right without which no other human right is relevant: the right to exist.
Anti-Zionists often repeat the claim that before modern Israel, Jews
were able to live in peace in the Middle East, and that it is the
establishment of the State of Israel that created Arab hostility towards
Jews. That is a lie. Before modern Israel, as the historian Martin Gilbert wrote, "Jews held the inferior status of dhimmi,
which, despite giving them protection to worship according to their own
faith, subjected them to many vexatious and humiliating restrictions in
their daily lives."
As another historian, G.E. von Grunebaum, wrote,
Jews in the Middle East faced "a lengthy list of persecutions,
arbitrary confiscations, attempted forced conversions, or pogroms." Zionism stemmed from the need for Jews to be masters of their own fate; no longer to be the victims of discrimination or massacres simply for being Jews. This project was accepted and formally recognized by the British, who had been granted a mandate over Palestine by the League of Nations.
The Arab world, however, never accepted the recognition formulated by Britain in the Balfour Declaration of 1917, and it never accepted the partition plan approved by the United Nations in 1947, which recognized the right of the Jews to their own state.
The Arab refusal to accept the Jewish state's right to exist, a right that carries more international legal weight than almost any other country's right to exist, resulted in several wars, starting with the war of independence in 1948-1949.
The Arab world still does not today accept the concept of a Jewish state of any size or any shape. Even Egypt and Jordan, which signed peace agreements with Israel, do not accept that Israel is a Jewish state, and they continue to promote anti-Semitic hatred against Israel.Read it all here............................
HT : BCF
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 3:18 PM