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A Call for Justice, Peace and Truth

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Submitted by Azer Ben Canaan (United States), May 3, 2002

Dear Friend,
Please, see on the following words of respect a call for Justice, Peace and TRUTH:
• We, Arab people, are not your enemies. If you look at both ancient and recent history you will find that we were not the ones who persecuted you. Millions were killed in Europe, but millions are living here in our lands and within us and will live in the Middle East and with us. We are not the ones who refused you or betrayed you. The history tells you that you found in us with us, people who received, welcomed and helped you. READ THE HISTORY, before the promises to create or before the existence of the state of Israel, did we do anything against you? Please, ask the good Jews who lived in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Arab Muslims welcomed you always, at least on the last 1000 years everywhere. Arab Christians have never persecuted you or fought against you until recent years as part of the Palestinian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian or Jordanian peoples. On the contrary in Europe, despite that your people were those who pioneers in different fields, scientific, inventions, music, art, economic, etc., you were persecuted in different periods. Those who are defending you today in Europe, or in USA (European descendants) they do it because they are feeling the guilt and not because they do love you.
• We became your enemies, as Arabs, when you took our land, when you put us outside. When you claimed that our lands, culture, history, food belongs to you. When you said that we are primitive people, and when you said that our land is "No-man’s Land" or an empty land, "Terra Nullius". When you said that you have the right to take and build settlements taking it from its Arab owner. When hundreds of thousands were evacuated, exiled or escaped when you came to possess our lands. When you said that God, Yahweh is your only God, and our God, Allah is not God and our religions Christian and Muslim is religions of hatred against Jews, and created in the world the complex of anti-Semitism, anti-Jews, anti-Israel, and anti-Zionism. When we tried, or our friends tried, to speak about the Arab and Palestinian rights to live a dignified pride and human life in our lands that you possessed sometimes in contravention of international law and placed it under Israeli control by annexation, often coercive or of questionable legality.
• We Arab people, Semitic and sons of Abraham as much as you are, we are asking ourselves what did we do to you, on the recent history or on the past to be so hated by you, or what we did not do to you to be treated and deserve that you destroy our image all over the world, that deprive the future of our Children and your children, our families and Your families and our nations and your nation of comprehensive justice and peace. Remember that Ishmael was the first son of Abraham; Isaac came second.
• Do you remember the Story of Samson in the Bible? His enemies tried by all means to kill in him everything. But they could not kill his SOUL, his SPIRIT, his WILL to return back, TO WIN, he even killed himself, but it was disastrous for others.
Do you remember the history of the brave place called Masada in Israel? The Jews preferred the death to surrender to the Romans, and by their BRAVE death they inspired their people for the future. They WON the war, and by that brave death, they multiplied. You use this place, till now, as a symbol of your wonderful heroes. In what way Masada was a victory? How Masada won? Because the Roman Empire with all its big army could not kill the SOUL of the Jews, their SPIRIT and their WILL to stay and come back one day.
Do you remember the Camps of Concentration of the Nazis? By the UNJUST and unjustified suffering and death of innocent people, the Jews eventually became stronger and unified. No Nazi could kill the Spirit, the SOUL and the WILL of the Jews. The Jews WON the battle and history. Till now the history speaks about you and will speak and sympathize. Do you know in what way the People in Auswich and other camps WON in the end? Because the suffering and the death did not and cannot and will never be able to kill the SOUL, the SPIRIT of people who were determined to live and survive.
Do you understand the GREAT LESSON of all these things, your history, for the present -- for the determination of the Palestinian people under oppression? That people will multiply and come back one day.
Your history is an example for all nations worldwide. Isn't it also the history of the wonderful American Black people in USA, with Martin Luther king? Isn't it the history of the Apartheid in South Africa with Mandella. This history will be repeated for the Arabs: Iraqis, Syrians, Lebanese, Egyptians and especially for Palestinians, they shall overcome one day in spite of what those who do not read the history are doing to kill their soul, spirit and will.
• What do you think, Dear friends, that you will eventually accomplish by confiscating the Palestinian lands and Arab lands, in building in Jerusalem and in controlling the Media and in telling the whole world that you are right and the Arabs are bad people, the Palestinians are terrorists?
For fifty years the media were saying that Palestinians do not exist, Palestine has never existed, there were no Palestinian identity. Then in Oslo, Madrid and USA, after more than fifty years, Palestinians were recognized partners of PEACE, people with full rights, a proud nation.
Do you think that having the USA at your side now that you will have it forever with you and it is sufficient for you to prevail?
Do you think really that by weapon and armies you can always control the weak people?
Do you think that in killing and jailing and exiling Palestinians you can kill their soul and their will and destroy for ever their spirit and future as a people?
With great respect and love, listen to me: This people will multiply, as happened to you throughout the history; the history will speak about Palestinians and Arabs and will sympathize with its suffering, the war criminals will pay by the will of the International law one day or another.
• The Arab people and the Palestinian people will live, will survive and will come back as you did. The history is with those who have a will, a determinate will. Time is not working for you and with you.
You cannot kill but one thing the will and spirit of people, the will of a nation! JUST REMEMBER THAT.
No body could kill yours and you came back, and you multiplied. Just remember this, my friends.
There is a say in Arabic: When the soul of a whole nation YEARNS for survival, NATURE cannot but respond (and it Will respond)
Help Israel to live and survive?
Only peace and justice can help Israel to live and survive.
Only if Israel and USA work for real justice and real peace in the Middle East region could help Israel to live and survive. In giving a blind eye on the injustices you are not helping Israel, the history tells you that, already I am sure your conscience is telling that TRUTH. You are working instead for violence and war, you are not helping Israel, you cannot be GOOD FRIENDS to Israel as well, and you cannot be friends for anybody in the world.
The veto will not help. On the contrary it is feeding the SOUL, the SPIRIT and the WILL of those people who want to survive. In working against JUSTICE in the Middle East you are nourishing the souls and spirits of people with anger and violence.
You are creating thousands and thousand of SAMSONS; you are creating a new MASDA.
• Do you believe really that the Jews have the right over Palestine by the promise of God? How could God, Yahweh, Allah, the creator of all prefer one people on anther? How God would give right to one people over another. In god's eyes we are all his creatures, we are all equal, there is no difference in His Holy Eyes of love between Jew, Arab, American, European or any foreigner, we are all brothers and sister of the one God "who art in Heaven".
We should all in front of God live under the same law. There is no differences, no preferences. Otherwise, the friends of Israel themselves will find themselves foreigner in front of the choices of the God of the Jews. They will feel that they are creatures of second hand, or second Class. Do not put on God what human interests and injustices.
• You cannot kill the soul and spirit of a people. Try to make from them your FRIENDS not your ENEMIES.
The Arabs will be the neighbors of the Israelis forever, Americans are not the neighbors of Israel, Europe is not your neighbor, and they will not stay forever friends of one only people. Time will tell you that this is what will happen one day or another. ..

And violence is not only killing one person but also depriving him of his fundamental rights. Stop all kinds of violence. Cultivate a culture of love, cooperation and sharing. Confiscating Palestinian lands, building settlements, demolishing their houses, jailing their youth,..., and closing their roads to Jerusalem is VIOLENCE. Please, just stop this and go back to the Bible and read, Leviticus chapter 25 and ss.
• Our Arab children and the Jews Children are cousins, sons of the same Father, Abraham; they deserve to live in Peace.
Work for JUSTICE then, all what you are called to cultivate and work for, is justice for all and for every single component of the society of the Middle East, Arabs and Israelis (Palestinians and Israelis in the Holy Land) Jews, Christians and Muslims, those five components should have the same rights duties and responsibilities, justice, security and equality for all...
• Do not listen to the Christian-Zionists who pretend in the name of the Bible that you have right on the Palestinian lands. Do not listen to them, they want you to go to Israel for only one reason to become one day Christians, they pretend that if you go to Israel the prophesies will be accomplished, and the Messiah will come and you will become all Christians. What kind of hypocrisy is that!

It is not even a respect to your religion, it is not even a respect to your future, it is not even a respect to your past as Jews.
Listen to the REAL Christians and Real Muslims that try to respect you and tell you that those things do not exist in the Bible.
Israel and Palestine should be two STATES with JERUSALEM as Capital...

Build a society of love and not of hatred and violence. You can never empty Palestine-Israel from Arab Muslims and Arab Christians, make from them your friends, you will be living forever with them...

Just use your judgments. You cannot empty Palestine from Arab Muslims and Arab Christians who want to live a decent life and real future of peace and justice. YOU CANNOT KILL THE SOUL, THE SPIRIT AND THE WILL OF SAMSON. He will return one day...make from him your friends before he returns, it will be too late for him and for you then...

I will pray for you. May God, Allah, Yahweh Adonia, the one Most Holy give you the wisdom to see clear the needed COMPREHENSIVE justice so as to find the way for peace and cooperation, and love.

With love and respect,

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