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Palestinians want a Jew-free world, nothing else

Anti-Semitism, Hamas, Palestinian, Ultra orthodox Jew, Gaza, Hezbollah, Iran, Lebanon

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Palestinians want a Jew-free world, nothing else

Anti-Semitism is spreading in the world like bonfire. Thanks to media’s extreme bias towards Palestinians and Hamas and those radical Islamic jihadists. If someone has seen videos of recent attacks on Jews in New York City, Los Angeles, London and elsewhere, they may not have missed a very revealing aspect of those notoriety. They were almost always – as they have been for decades – accompanied by curses such as “F—- the Jews”. Such dangerous acts remind us of the murder of six million Jews by nefarious Adolph Hitler and his cruel Nazi forces. Recently senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahar in an interview said, “This land is not suitable for a two-state solution. It’s either or. Either the occupation remains forever – an option that has become completely inconceivable – or this occupation will be removed and each [Israeli] will go his way”.

Meaning, Palestinians and Hamas are no more interested in any peace effort. They are now working as mercenaries of Iran’s notorious agenda and are actively helping the Iranian regime in emerging as the next boss of the Middle East. They also are working as collaborator of Erdogan in his wild dream of re-establishing the Ottoman caliphate.

Al-Zahar also called for cooperation between Muslims against Israel, saying that it is an obligation to do so.

Exposing his current mission of serving Iran’s purpose, Al-Zahar said, “Iran has been targeted by the Israeli entity, which killed Iranian leaders,” he said, adding that Israel had “incited America to place an [economic] siege on Iran. Therefore, Iran is the enemy of our enemy. Syrian lands are occupied, including the Golan Heights. Syria is the enemy of our enemy”.

He even went further by voicing in favor of Iran’s proxy in Lebanon saying, “Lebanon – where Hezbollah is – has been attacked and its lands occupied, and it is also the enemy of our enemy. Why should we not cooperate with the enemy of our enemy in order to liberate our land? We have a common enemy and one land, so why not cooperate in order to liberate it? I don’t just ‘accept’ this. I think it is our duty to cooperate on all levels, in order to liberate the land and get rid of this cancer on our land”.

While Palestinians and Hamas have rejected any solution through peace process how can anyone in the world still continue blindly extending support to them?

While the world is witnessing alarming rise in anti-Semitism and attacks on Jews, most of the nations in the world are portraying recent war between Israel and Hamas as “atrocity of Israel on the Palestinians”. And why this is happening? The unfortunate answer is, Muslims who seek Israel’s destruction do so because Israel is Jewish, not because Israel occupies the West Bank or Gaza.

Muslim world sought Israel’s destruction from the day Israel was established in May 1948, before it occupied a centimeter of the West Bank or Gaza. One point is missing in the Muslim and international media. No one publishes the truth about Israel not occupying Gaza, while Israel withdrew completely from Gaza 16 years ago.

The Muslim and international media never published another important fact. Palestinians rejected a state of their own five times:

Rejection No. 1: In 1937, the British Peel Commission offered the Arabs 80 percent of the geographical area known as Palestine. The Jews were offered 20 percent. The Arabs rejected it.

Rejection No. 2: In 1947, the Arabs rejected the United Nations partition plan.

Rejection No. 3: In 1967, in the course of defeating the attempt by Egypt, Syria and Jordan to destroy Israel, Israel conquered the West Bank from Jordan, Gaza from Egypt and the Golan Heights from Syria. Most Israelis had no interest in retaining Gaza or almost any part of the West Bank except for East Jerusalem, the Jewish city in which Jews have lived for 3,000 years, from 1,400 years before Muhammad was born. The Palestinians, as the Arabs of Palestine came to be known, and all the Arab states rejected partition and peace.

Rejection No. 4: In 2000, at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat a Palestinian state in all of Gaza and 94% of the West Bank (Set ITAL) with East Jerusalem as its capital. But Arafat rejected the offer. In the words of U.S. President Bill Clinton, Arafat was “here 14 days and said no to everything.”

Rejection No. 5: In 2008, Israel tried again. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert went even further than Ehud Barak had, expanding the peace offer to include additional land to sweeten the deal. The Palestinians said no, again.

The reason for all these Palestinian/Arab rejections of a state of their own was that it meant a Jewish state in the Middle East still existed.

The Middle East dispute has never been about land. Israel is the size of New Jersey. It is slightly larger than El Salvador. If it were the size of Manhattan, the Palestinians and many Muslim states would still seek its destruction.

There are 22 Arab states in the Middle East, but there is no room for one Jewish state. There is even a state with a Palestinian majority: Jordan. The issue is not land. The issue is religion.

Why is Iran wholly preoccupied with destroying Israel? It has nothing to do with Muslim solidarity; the Iranians don’t give a damn about Palestinians. It is entirely about hatred of Jews and the Jewish state. Moreover, Iran wants to establish its dominance in the Middle East by using the Palestinian ISIS Hamas, Lebanese Hezbollah and finally succeed in establishing dominance of Shias over Sunnis.

And finally, talking the latest statement of senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahar into consideration, we can finally understand, Hamas and Palestinians have turned into mercenaries of Iran. They want to initially drive-away Jews from the Middle East and strengthen Iran. The consequence is dangerous. Middle Eastern nations, especially Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates will come under dominance of Shiite Iran. Hopefully member countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference and Arab League will finally understand this fact.

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