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No to annexation, yet real racism is on the Arab-Muslim side

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Submitted by E. P. (United States), Jul 4, 2020 at 23:49

No to annexation, yet real racism is on the Arab side.

We object annexation for so many reasons.


The hype of racialized language isn't just wrong. It's dangerous, as it wrongly "legitimizes" racist Arab Islamic attackers who target civilian Jews. Inside Israel or outside.

That, and the racist dehumanization "as apes and pigs" education and sermons in mainstream Arab Muslim bigoted Palestine.

Racial language

It is vital to know that the slippery slope language of demonizing Israel and often used as a way to vilify Jews as a whole began by Issa Nakhleh in June 17 1949 at UN at his -more brutal than nazis- inventive phrase and in 1963 wrote to fascist Candian fuhrer Arcand; in 1972 showed his colors by denying Hitler killed Jews - that the 6,000,00 are "alive" and in 1981 lectured at IHR Holocaust deniers representing Muslim Congress.
Issa Nakhleh's hate terminology was adopted by Hitler's ally ex-Mufti's henchman Ahmad Shukairy in 1960, and a year later October 17, 1961 he began first the apartheid slanderous comparison. He questioned Catholic Uruguayan Representative Enrique Fabregat's loyalty saying he is a "Jew." He also said Jews sre not a nation. And in end of 1962 was sacked from UN after saluting Nazi Tacuara.

As to Israel's legitimacy as a safe haven for most persecuted group in the world, which are persecuted for belonging or being connected to Jewish origin or culture, or/ and for perceived as such in the eye of the persecutor, that isn't a "race" thing either. Not just because the persecuted areca mixture of colors, but also because it's as it is, a refuge. Not a racial superiority ideology. Never was. Even colonialist Jabotinsky was not about a "race."

As to Zionism of any string, today it is less about ideology. Today there is a question of survival. So is the barrier for example. And you can be called a "zionist" today for just being a defender of lives.
(Even Carter admitted -at the time on CNN and on NPR- that his "book" is not about inside Israel territory which is a wonderful equal democracy.).

More to the point of real racism and bigotry:
Ask yourself, if there had been a conflict (since 1920) had it not been for being Jewish, mostly. Amidst the goliath Arab Muslim neighborhood, where all nations are Muslim and most are Arab.


NOTES on Issa Nakhleh:

June 17, 1949 Memo from Arab Higher Cttee for "Palestine" ..Isa Nakhleh "...exceeding in brutality."
Anti-Jewish Activities, Arabs in Argentina, 1958, pp.18-9, chapter 5 - The Arab League in Argentina
'The Canadian Fuhrer: The Life of Adrien Arcand,' Jean-Francois Nadeau, 2011, p.351, 'Issa Nakhleh, letter to Adrien Arcand, New York, 30 December 1963.'
'Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ..., Volume 113, Part 17. United States. Congress, 1967. | '"Antiā€Zionists" and antisemites,' Journal -
Patterns of Prejudice , Volume 4, 1970, Issue 4, p.28. Taylor & Francis journals
Justice Department Keeps Watch on Arab Students Group As Sirhan Probe Continues,' June 24, 1968, JTA
'Arab Says Hitler Didn't Kill Jews,' (UPI), The Times from San Mateo, California, November 14, 1972, p.10; "Hitlers Killing Of Jews Big Lie', Arab Declares.' Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida, November 15, 1972, p.3; L. Kagan: 'National Lampoon,' Page lviii, New York Times 1973, 'According to Issa Nakhleh, a Palestinian Arab leader, the six million Jews generally thought to have been exterminated by Hitler are "very much alive" and living in the United States and Israel after fabricating the well-known story of their deaths... Nakhke said it was... invented the big lie...' | 'American Spectator' Volume 19, p. 20, 1986: ... Muslim Congress's representatives at the symposium was Issa Nakhleh... The Six Million Reconsidered attempts to prove that the Holocaust never occurred; Antizion, a compendium of anti-Semitic writing, includes a description of Hitler as a "twentieth century statesman" and the assertion, "There were no Jews killed in ' gas ... and with the racist West Coast group, Western Front. In 1981 Nakhleh spoke at the Third Annual Convention of the Institute for Historical Review, a group that maintains that the Holocaust is a myth concocted by Jews. Nakhleh's address was called "Palestinians and Zionist genocide"... | 'Holocaust Denial,' Knneth S. Stern, AJC, New York, 1993, Revisionism in Australia," p. 56: 'For many years the IHR, like its cousin, the Liberty Lobby, has tried to ingratiate itself with the Arab world. While refusing to call what happened to Jews in World War II genocide, it liberally promotes the term to describe lsraeli treatment of Palestinians. At the IHR's Third Revisionist Conference, lssah Nakhleh, described as "chairman of the Palesline-Arab Committee.' | 'Icon of Evil Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam,' David Dalin, 2017: 'In 1982, Issa Nakhleh published an article in Journal of Historical Review, a publication devoted to Holocaust denial.' | ShofarFTP Archive: 'One participant of the 1982 conference was Issa Nakhleh, head of the Palestine Arab Delegation, an extremist pro-PLO group originally formed by the notorious Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who broadcast from Nazi Germany to the Arabs in the Middle East. In the US, Nakhleh has associated in recent years with Western Front, an antisemitic organisation.'
'Henri Temianka Correspondence,' Chapman University Digital Commons ,by E.Aran, Dec 15, 1982, '...telegram to the district attorney from Issa Nakhleh, Chairman of the "Palestine Arab Delegation" and adviser to the "World Muslim Congress."' | 'Holocaust denial: antisemitism, racism & the new right ,' Page xxviii, Gill Seidel, Beyond the Pale Collective,1986 1986: 'The previous year the conference had been addressed by Mr Issah Nakhleh, who describes himself as "Legal Adviser to the World Muslim Conference". In 1982, when the Swedish Holocaust-denier, Ditlieb Felderer, was convicted...'
Project MUSE - Perceptions of the Holocaust in Palestinian Public Discourse,Meir Litvak and Esther Webman, Israel Studies - Vol. 8, No. 3, Israel and the Holocaust (Fall, 2003), p.124: 'Towarss denial - 1945-1948,'
Palestinian public figures and the press had to address, willingly or unwillingly, the issue of the Holocaust in their response to the evolving political conditions. p.127: Issa Nakhle, for instance, attributed the "mutual admiration".
'Issa Nakhleh, IAP :: Audio and Video Clips :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism, Issa Nakhleh, IAP, November 26, 1999 ,' Investigative Project, November, 1999. | [American Muslims for Jerusalem: Radical] Islam's American lobby,' by D. Pipes, Jerusalem Post, September 20, 2001
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 45, Issues 1-4, p.78, Library of Congress, 2005: 'Issa Nakhleh's Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem (Intercontinental Books, 1991) is essentially a piece of anti- Israel propaganda.'


NOTES: on Shukairy (Shukeiri)

On first historic (apartheid slur) comparison, by Shukairy with objection to Eichmann's trial in Is:
Y. Oron: 'Middle East Record,' volume 2, 1961, p.188
On Graciela Sirota:
Richard S. Levy: 'Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution,' Volume 1. p.697
Beatrice D Gurwitz: 'Argentine Jews in the age of Revolt...', 2016, p.53
Shukairy aide to Hitler's ally Mufti:
Congressional Record: proceeding and debates... Vol.107, part 24, US Congress
Shukayri admitting praying with his friends for Hitler's victory:
E. Kedurie: 'Arabic Political Mmoires', 1964, p.189
'Encounter,' vol. 39, p.76. S. Spencer, Irving Kristol, 1972
Shukairy's salute to Tacuara:
"Recall of Arab Delegate from U.N. is Sought; 'saluted' Tacuara", JTA, Dec.3.1962
"Chile Rebukes Arab Delegate at UN for 'saluting' Tacuara Group." JTA, De.4.1962
Shukairy's praise and Tacuara's Hitlerism
'Congressional Record: Proceedings and...' US Congress, 1965, PA15915-6
Denying anti Semitism exists but Zionists "created"it, questioned Catholic diplomat's loyalty claiming/reasoning he is Jewish
'Facts,' 1963, p.434
His diatribe language enshrined in PLO charter
Jeffrey Herf: 'Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective: Convergence and Divergence', 2013 (pt.296)
Fired from UN post by S. Arabia over support for Nazi Tacuara:
'Israel's Relations with Non-arab Lands in Middle East Irk Arabs,' JTA,
September 12, 1963; 'Israel Presses for Peace Talks Now', The Jewish Floridian, p.8a, Dec.21.1962
'Middle East Information Series,' Volume 7, Iss. 4, 1974, p.102
Y. Harkabi: 'Arab Attitudes to Israel, Arab-Israeli conflict, 1974, p.473
His plan to invite Mussolini:
'Majallat Al-Maghrib', 1986, Vols. 11-12, p.32
Mufti's right hand at WW2:
'Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates...' Congress, Vol. 107, Part 24 - U.S Congress, 1961
Fled with the Mufti in WW2
'Palestine,' 1943, Volumes 1-5. p.5
Leaving the Russians for Hitler's side for his anti Jewish war
'Ahora,' 1965, p.9
In 1946, speaking about "racial" matter
'La Grande Observer from La Grande, Oregon, Aug.8.1946, p.5
In 1956, stating Jews are not a race not nation:
'Issues', 1956, p.46


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