"Guests" must remain polite when they are being slaughtered

August 5, 2012

From Ma’an, a story that unintentionally highlights the everyday discrimination of Arabs towards their Palestinian “brethren” – and how Palestinian Arabs are willing to accept it silently:

Palestinians in Syria will remain neutral in the conflict, a Palestinian Authority official said Saturday, as refugees become increasingly caught up in the violence.
Rising numbers of Palestinians are leaving their homes because of the fighting and in the latest attack on Yarmouk refugee camp 20 people were killed and 65 injured.
However, the Palestinian Authority has reiterated that the Palestinians in Syria should remain neutral as they are “guests” and not Syrian citizens.

Is there any PalArab group who is demanding that Arabs in Syria who have lived there for generations be given the option of becoming citizens if they want?
Of course not! Because their entire existence is meant to pressure Israel, not to enjoy equal rights in the only country most of them have ever lived in!
So we have a bizarre situation where Palestinian Arabs are the “dhimmis” of Syria, second-class citizens that everyone pretends are happy with their situation. They are afraid to speak up because they might be targeted (and murdered) by their supposedly benevolent hosts if they do. They can’t flee to Jordan because Jordan will send them – and only them – right back. So they shut up when they are murdered and try to become invisible in the country where they are celebrated as “guests.”
They are “dhimmis” not only because the Arab world insists on treating them that way, but because their supposed “leaders” work to keep them that way.

(1) How is the opposition treating the Palestinians? (2) Are Palestinians allowed in the Syrian refugee camps? When Palestinians go into refugee camps in Turkey (yeah those pictures of the tents with the crescent on them), Can they possibly be refugees of refugees? I’m not telling you, as I have no idea and I don’t think we will find out the answer for years


Why Don’t The Israeli Arab have better Representatives?

November 15, 2011
(h/t writingtw / Khaled Abu Toameh  November 15, 2011)
Dudu Elharar, a famous Israeli singer, music producer, actor and television and radio presenter, was once a staunch left-wing supporter of the peace process with the Palestinians. Today, however, he is a right wing activist who no longer believes in peace or coexistence.
Last week, Elharar revealed that he changed his political views after watching and hearing former Arab Knesset member Azmi Bishara campaign against Israel in the local and international arenas.
Bishara was one of a number of Arab Knesset members who spent more time and effort seeking to delegitimize and isolate Israel in the international community than to look after the needs of his constituents.
Some of the Arab Knesset members have exploited this position to widen the gap between Jews and Arabs inside Israel. These Knesset members are largely responsible for the fact that Elharar and many Israelis today see Arab citizens of Israel as a fifth column and an enemy from within. Most of the Arab Knesset members are elected to defend the rights of the Arab minority and seek equality and better opportunities for their community. But instead of devoting most of their time to solving serious problems facing the 1.5 million Arab citizens, such as unemployment, poverty and lack of proper infrastructure, these parliamentarians start doing things that only cause damage to the interests of their constituents.
Bishara, for example, became friendly with some of Israel’s enemies, including Syria and Hizbullah. He and other Arab Knesset members have been taking an active role in efforts to delegitimize, defame and isolate Israel in the international community.
It is not that they shouldn’t have the right to criticize Israel. But when they appear alongside leaders and spokesmen for Hamas, Fatah, Hizbullah and anti-Israel groups around the world, the Arab Knesset members are playing into the hands of those Israelis who consider the Arab citizens as a real threat to Israel.
Just last week, another Knesset member told an anti-Israel forum in South Africa that Israel is an apartheid state. It is hard to see how such a grave allegation would help improve relations between Jews and Arabs inside Israel.
The role of Arab Knesset members should be to fight for increased budgets, better infrastructure, new working places and full integration into Israeli society. The overwhelming majority of Israeli Arabs are fighting for integration into Israel, not separation.
The next time Israeli Arabs go to the ballot boxes, they should vote for those who represent their real interests, and not candidates who only know how to deliver fiery speeches and promote hatred. This is the only way to rebuild mutual confidence between Jews and Arabs inside Israel and persuade people like Elharar that the Arab citizens are not on the side of the country’s enemies.

What the #ADL does with your money

November 3, 2011
Do you contribute money to the ADL or to your local federation, which gives the ADL money? Do you know what the ADL does with that money? You may be in for a surprise….

Only 3 percent of ADL’s press releases focus on Islamic extremism and Arab anti-Semitism. Only another 5 percent deal with domestic and international terrorism. By contrast, fighting for causes unrelated to Jewish defense accounts for 31 percent of ADL’s press release output.

If you follow that link, you will find only the paragraph Carl quoted above. But with the author’s permission, Carl uploaded the article to ScribD and it is embedded below. Here’s the key passage:
Only 3 percent of ADL’s press releases focus on Islamic extremism and Arab anti-Semitism.
Only another 5 percent deal with domestic and international terrorism. By contrast, fighting for causes unrelated to Jewish defense accounts for 31 percent of ADL’s press release output. Instead of warning the Jews about Islamic anti- Semitism, these days, the ADL is often warning us about the dangers of “Islamophobia,” a term created and employed by radical Islamists to block and stain with the racist label, any public concern about Islamist beliefs and conduct.
Read the whole thing below.


Saudis Afraid to Say Their Mother’s Maiden Name In Fear of Offending Their Mother’s Honor

September 28, 2011
(memri.org) I wonder how much of the rest of the world we just did not understand because to the rest of the world a woman’s identity is to be protected. The so called liberal feminist need to protect women and their reputation… where does it come from? Not as progressive as progressives like to think.

human-rights groups report that soldiers loyal to Gaddafi were rounding up people and forcing them onto boats at gunpoint.

August 23, 2011

…When NATO bombardments against Libya began, Gaddafi vowed to “unleash an unprecedented wave of illegal immigration” on Europe. And the ships have been arriving from Libya since. REDRAW IMAGE : via Newsweek and h/t elderofziyon.blogspot.com This is what Europe gets for it’s Arabist slant. This is what the world gets for putting Libya on the Human rights Council. and yet today that UK Guardian is critical of Israel and their need for borders. Ha’aretz has an op-ed by an Arab: h/t elderofziyon.blogspot.com

[I]n Syria, another Arab Nakba is taking place before our eyes. This Nakba is the lot of the Syrian people. But this time, those behind the Nakba are not Zionists. They aren’t Jews or French or godless British or Americans. Neither the Little Zionist Satan nor the Great American Satan is behind this Nakba. This time, the Satan is Arab, flesh of our flesh. When thousands of Arab citizens – men, women and children – are massacred, when many others flee an Arab country because they fear an Arab regime with pretensions to waving the flag of Arab nationalism, then this so-called nationalism becomes dubious and ought to raise questions. This is all the more the case when non-Arab Turkey is the country to which people are fleeing. Yes, the same Turkey that is regularly mentioned in Arab national discourse as the height of defilement and the source of all Arab ills. And all because of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled over the Arabs for hundreds of years and to which Arab nationalists have long attributed all the falterings of the Arab world. Ha’aretz has an op-ed by an Arab: h/t elderofziyon.blogspot.com

Why Aren’t You Boycotting Arab States?

August 7, 2011

Soldiers loyal to Gaddafi are rounding up people and forcing them onto boats at gunpoint.

July 2, 2011

…When NATO bombardments against Libya began, Gaddafi vowed to “unleash an unprecedented wave of illegal immigration” on Europe. And the ships have been arriving from Libya since. REDRAW RAFTS or SOLDIERS details and story from Newsweek and  h/t Elder Ziyon