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History of Israel: Part Three (1973-2000)

Updated on March 8, 2019
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THE HOLY CITY JERUSALEM
THE HOLY CITY JERUSALEM

The Yom Kippur War of 1973

In 1972 Syria, Egypt and Jordan again vowed total destruction of Israel and began planning a new offensive. The Soviets provided massive shipments of military equipment and satellite intelligence of Israeli defenses. The attack came in 1973 on the most Holy Day of the Jewish calendar: Yom Kippur.

This time the Muslims were ready. They amassed 750,000 men—more than three times the size of the Israeli Army—and had the latest Soviet technology. The Jews fought with outdated weapons again. The Arabs had superiority in war planes 860 to 480; tanks 3200 to 1700; artillery 3300 to 800. And they caught the Jews off guard and unprepared.

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said he would sacrifice 1,000,000 men to extinguish the Jews. It did not go as planned.

Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir asked for help. The United States rushed military hardware to Israel—after they were attacked—to save them from destruction (Arab nations retaliated by raising oil prices to America by 2000% in the 1970s Oil Embargo).

The Jews smoked the Syrian Army—again. They marched to within 22 miles of Damascus and could have flattened the city—but did not lob one bomb at it. Syria would have surely flattened Tel Aviv had they the opportunity. In the air battles of the Yom Kippur War the Arabs lost 498 aircraft—the Jews 4.

To say the Jews made better pilots would be the understatement of the century. In the Sinai, the Jews slaughtered the Egyptian Army—destroying over 300 tanks while losing none. The Jews taken as prisoners-of-war by Muslims were executed; Arab prisoners-of-war were well fed and well treated by the Jews.

This would be the last time Muslim nations fought Jews like men. They had learned their lesson after four humiliating defeats in a row by a tiny nation. From now on, they would murder Jewish women and children; and then run hide behind their women and children. Muslims turned to terror and hijacking airliners, primarily through the PLO, which was armed to the teeth.

In 1974, Yasser Arafat, the greatest of these murderers, was invited by the United Nations to address that assembly. American Leftists applauded as he said there is no place for Israel in this world. The U.N. was now dominated by Third World Communists and Totalitarian regimes, having lost its way as a force for good in the world.

It could be said the U.N. has a mission to destroy Israel. Only the United States still stood up with the Jews consistently. Many countries turned their back on them because Arabs supplied 1/3 of the world's oil. No Arab government offered Israel peace or recognized its right to exist.

ARIEL SHARON IN YOM KIPPUR WAR OF 1973
ARIEL SHARON IN YOM KIPPUR WAR OF 1973
BRITISH MAJOR GENERAL ORDE CHARLES WINGATE IS CONSIDERED THE FATHER OF THE ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES
BRITISH MAJOR GENERAL ORDE CHARLES WINGATE IS CONSIDERED THE FATHER OF THE ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES
SYRIAN TANKS ABANDONED
SYRIAN TANKS ABANDONED
GOLDA MEIR
GOLDA MEIR
THIS MURDERING TERRORIST IS HAILED AS A HERO IN THE ARAB WORLD: YASSER ARAFAT
THIS MURDERING TERRORIST IS HAILED AS A HERO IN THE ARAB WORLD: YASSER ARAFAT

Palestinian Liberation Organization

Arabs living in Jerusalem soon found their standard-of-living (and city services) much improved under the Israelis, and enjoyed religious and educational freedom. But the Islamic World was outraged that Jews could now pray at the Western Wall and burial sites of the Jewish Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

This allowed the rise of Yasser Arafat, an Egyptian committed to the violent ideas of Franz Fanon. Arafat led terrorists, the PLO, who were trained and armed by Syria but based in Jordan. Arafat's public pledge was the destruction of Israel. He promised a generation of revenge on Jews for daring to establish a Homeland in ancient Israel. In 1971 the PLO was forced out of Jordan and fled to Lebanon.

Meanwhile, the Gross Domestic Product of the West Bank improved 80% in six years after the Six-Day War. Many residents owned refrigerators and televisions for the first time. Few who actually lived there wanted to be terrorists against the Israelis—their lives had dramatically improved to a higher standard-of-living than any Arabs living anywhere on Earth. But the 100,000 living in refugee camps in Lebanon provided fertile ground for PLO recruits.

The PLO forged a new national identity for Palestinians, refused to accept the presence of Jews in the Middle East, and had as its stated goal the elimination of the Israeli State. The PLO massacred Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

In the 1970s the PLO tried a new tack: the cultivation of perception that they were victims of the Jews—which of course, was swallowed by the American and European Left.

The PLO demanded all land surrendered in war by Arabs be returned and the right for unlimited numbers of Arabs to move inside Israel; while continuing to publicly preach the annihilation of all Jews and refusing to negotiate with or recognize Israel as a state. All conquered lands were not only part of the original Holy Lands of Israel; they had been used repeatedly as staging areas to terrorize Jews, so it is understandable that Israel refused.

11 MEMBERS OF THE ISRAELI OLYMPIC TEAM MURDERED BY THE PLO IN MUNICH 1972
11 MEMBERS OF THE ISRAELI OLYMPIC TEAM MURDERED BY THE PLO IN MUNICH 1972
MUSLIM SUICIDE BOMBER KILLED 30 AND WOUNDED 140 DURING PASSOVER MEAL
MUSLIM SUICIDE BOMBER KILLED 30 AND WOUNDED 140 DURING PASSOVER MEAL
PLO BOMBED THIS BUS IN ISRAEL
PLO BOMBED THIS BUS IN ISRAEL

ISRAEL IN THE 1970s

By 1975 Israel boasted one of the most educated populations in the world—in stark contrast to the illiteracy in the surrounding Muslim nations.  It became a nuclear power.  Orthodox Judaism flourished (30% of the people), as did archaeology, music and literature.  After the 1970s religion waned and Secular Humanists came to the fore, creating a great question: What is a Jew? 

New Jewish immigrants arrived from America, Canada and South Africa.  Americans admired Israelis as courageous, industrious people with the only successful democracy in the Middle East.  In the 1976 raid on Entebbe, the Israelis showed the cowards of the world how to deal with terrorists.  The few Jews remaining in Arab lands were routinely persecuted.    

In 1979 Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin signed a peace treaty brokered by Jimmy Carter, as Egypt became the first Arab country to recognize Israel.  In the agreement Israel gave up the Sinai and got navigational rights in return.  The Arab World (and the USSR) was outraged!  Sadat was assassinated in 1981. 

MENACHEM BEGIN & ANWAR SADAT AFTER SIGNING HISTORIC PEACE TREATY IN 1979
MENACHEM BEGIN & ANWAR SADAT AFTER SIGNING HISTORIC PEACE TREATY IN 1979
ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES DESTROYED THIS STADIUM USED BY THE PLO TO STORE AMMUNITION IN BEIRUT
ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES DESTROYED THIS STADIUM USED BY THE PLO TO STORE AMMUNITION IN BEIRUT

ISRAEL HISTORY: THE 1980s

In 1980 Israel declared Jerusalem its indivisible capital—thus provoking more Arab hysterics. The Holy City had flowered spectacularly under Jewish rule, with community centers, parks, playgrounds, theaters, gardens—and that's in the Muslim neighborhoods.

The next year, the Jews pulled off an incredible strike against Iraq's nuclear program, which had been made possible by French and Soviet technology and material.

By 1982, those in Lebanese refugee camps numbered 300,000 and many were recruited as terrorists. For a few years Muslims had lobbed bombs over the border into northern Israel. The Israelis grew tired of this and attacked under war hero Ariel Sharon.

15,000 PLO fighters ran away to Beirut where they could hide among 500,000 Muslim civilians, 600 of whom were accidentally killed during the battles. The Liberal Press in the United States and Europe incredibly equated these deaths with the 6,000,000 dead Jews in the Holocaust.

Many American and European Jews—no longer observant— became turned off by Israel. A Syrian backed Muslim assassinated the Lebanese President, Bashir Gemayel, and the PLO relocated to Tunis. Muslims had destroyed Lebanon, once the flower of the Mediterranean and the only democracy besides Israel in the Middle East.

The 1980s saw a new Israel, loaded with impressive talent in architecture, engineering and science. There were spectacular achievements in farming; hydrological technology; aviation; communications; software; military equipment; and solar energy (now in 2/3 of Israeli homes).

Israel's relationships with Jordan and Egypt improved greatly. In 1988, King Hussein of Jordan separated the West Bank from his kingdom, as per the request of the PLO.

By this time, 750,000 Arabs lived there and 500,000 in Gaza. There can be no question that their lives had improved drastically regarding economics and health, after 20 years of Israeli rule. The Jews—who had largely created this wealth—were surely richer than they were. But they could see for themselves that their standard-of-living was better than in Arab lands.

THIS IS THE HOLY CITY OF MUSLIMS: MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA
THIS IS THE HOLY CITY OF MUSLIMS: MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA
MEDINA, SAUDI ARABIA IS THE OTHER HOLY CITY FOR MUSLIMS
MEDINA, SAUDI ARABIA IS THE OTHER HOLY CITY FOR MUSLIMS

ISRAEL IN THE 1990s

The collapse of the Soviet Union allowed 500,000 Jews immigrate to Israel. Meanwhile, there was the First Intifada. This Palestinian uprising would involve 4,300 attacks upon Israeli citizens—because of a car accident.

The Gulf War in 1991 was a disaster for Arabs in the Holy Land. 200,000 of them had worked in Kuwait and remitted most of their earnings to their families. 60% of the Arab wheat harvest rotted. Half of all Arabs in Israel, who worked for Jews, lost their jobs after throngs of them were shown on television ululated, singing and dancing in the streets in joyous revelry when Israel was shelled by Saddam Hussein.

In 1991 and 1992 there were peace talks with Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestinians—which ended when the Palestinians insisted that Jerusalem be their new capital city and that they be allowed a standing army right on Israel's border with the express intent of killing all Jews.

The Oslo Accords in 1993 were the result of the first face-to-face negotiations between Israel and the PLO. In the West Bank, except in Jewish settlements, the PLO took over education; health & social services; policing; utilities; tourism; and taxation. The World Bank loaned Arafat $2B, and Israel loaned him $60M, to fund his new administration. But the terrorism against Israeli civilians did not stop.

From 1948 to 1992 Eastern European Jews (Ashkenazi) held most prominent positions in Israel. All Prime Ministers except Rabin were born in Russia or Poland. The Sephardic Jews—from Spain, Portugal and Arab countries—were of lower economic and social status, which created some tension as their percentage of the population gradually grew. By 1980 Sephardic Jews reached 50% of the populace and their circumstances improved.

In 1994 Israel and Jordan established normal relations. In 1995 Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. After all these years of war and terrorism, 500,000 Jews had given up on the country and moved away by the end of the 1990s. Among these, some of the 360,000 who immigrated to America were among the best and brightest Israelis.

1993 SIGNING OF OSLO ACCORDS BY YITZHAK RABIN & YASSER ARAFAT WITH BILL CLINTON
1993 SIGNING OF OSLO ACCORDS BY YITZHAK RABIN & YASSER ARAFAT WITH BILL CLINTON

Israel Today

Jerusalem is the most Holy City on Earth. Its name appears 622 times in the Torah (Hebrew Bible or Christian Old Testament) and 155 times in the Christian New Testament. It is never mentioned in the Quran.

Muslims claim it as a Holy City, though their holy cities are actually Mecca and Medina.

Israel sits on 8,000 square miles. The Arabs have 6,145,389 square miles of land. Muslim children are taught in school that Jews kill children to drink their blood.

Today, the turnout for elections in Israel is 90%: the highest in the world. By 2000, 20% of the populace was Israeli Arab citizens (1,000,000 people).

Tel Aviv, a city with a Central European ambiance early on, is now a sundrenched seaside metropolis, pulsing with beaches, cafes, and nightlife. On the Jewish Sabbath, public transportation ceases, businesses and airlines are closed. Kosher dietary laws are observed. Religious courts (100% Orthodox) have jurisdiction of family matters.

All Jews serve in the military—3 years mandatory for men and 2 years for women (plus service in active reserves until about age 40).

The State funds both secular and religious schools—the parents choose.

The Leftist Labor government ruled from 1948 to 1977 when the first Conservative government was elected (largely because of support from Sephardic Jews who remember their treatment by Arabs).

Since the founding of Israel, Muslims, surrounding it on three sides, have been obsessed with destroying it. This incredible democracy—under siege since day one of its existence—has survived despite constant fear of terrorism, rockets, and invasions.

MAP OF ISRAEL TODAY
MAP OF ISRAEL TODAY
TEL AVIV
TEL AVIV

The History of Israel

This is part three of a three part series on The History of Israel.

The previous episode covered the modern State of Israel from its founding in 1948, up to where this article begins in 1973. You may read it by clicking here.

The first segment is about the History of the Holy Land from ancient times up to 1948. You may read it by clicking here.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

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      7 years ago from Chicago

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Peanuts— Hello. Thank you for coming back. It is good to be filled with compassion, as you are. I appreciate the links you provided. I checked them all out. The last one in particular deserves a rebuttal.

      The word "massacre" generally means you round up a unarmed village into the square and murder them. When a terrorist blows up a bus full of women and children, and then runs to hide in a house full of his women and children, and to kill him there is collateral death, we can debate the rightness or wrongness but the word "massacre" itself is a weapon of propaganda. The former is a deliberate act to murder as many women and children as possible; the latter is to kill a mass murderer hiding behind skirts for the express purpose that either he will be let off for what he did, or his killing will take his family and friends with him thereby created a great propaganda opportunity. I think it would be more noble for the terrorist to give himself up and spare the innocent.

      I know what terrorism is: setting of bombs on buses, in crowded markets; higjacking airplanes and ships because of who is on board, flying planes into the Twin Towers; killing Israeli athletes; etc. This is targeting the innocent for political goals. A military action targeting terrorists is not the same thing, anti-Western Civilization propaganda aside.

      Perhaps it would be helpful to read this:

      http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/...

      You wrote: "James, in reality since the 1930s with the aid of the British, and with the intentions to diminish a race called the Palestinians"

      Absolutely false on all counts. In the 1930s there was no such thing as "Palestinian." There were Muslims of various nationalities who fled the 13 percent of "Palestine" after their five national armies attacked a one-day-old state. They had 87 percent of "Palestine" to live in (Transjordan). Those who did not resettle were not put in camps by Israelis but by their own Muslim brothers.

      Imagine if since 1948 the Muslims would have said: "Hey, we have 6,400,000 square miles of land to live on. Let our Jewish brothers have this 8,000 square miles, which after all is undoubtedly their ancestral home." Imagine if their had been NO attacks on Israel since 1948 and NO terrorism. Do you honestly believe there would not be peace there? Do you think Israel has been the aggressor since 1948?

      You wrote: "It is disturbing that you are even suggesting that this is about the size of the land."

      It is ALL ABOUT THE LAND. The Palestinians say so themselves. It is about land and to kill all Jews. Do you ever hear a Jew say "WE should kill all Muslims?" Of course not. Civilized people do not say such things.

      Let's test your theory: let's say in the next ten years there is zero terrorism against Israel. Do you think the Israelis will attack anybody esle? If Muslims say "Let us be friends and live in peace. No more violence." Do you think this violence originates from the Israelis?

      The Muslims do not want peace with Israel. They want it destroyed.

      Look at the Oslo Peace Accords. Fatah, the group that represented the Palestinians in the negotiations, accepted the accords. But Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine objected to the accords because their own charters refuse to recognize Israel's right to exist.

      After the signing of the Oslo Accords, the attacks against Israel intensified, an attempt by certain Palestinian organizations to thwart the peace process. The Palestinian Authority had no interest in stopping these attacks and was instead endorsing them.

      Since the start of the al-Aqsa Intifada, the Oslo Accords are viewed with increasing disfavor by both the Palestinian and Israeli public. AND WHO launched this Intifada? Jews!?

      I have been to Israel. I saw Muslims moving about freely undisurbed by the thousands. I was told it was unsafe for me to go to Bethlehem, of all places, or any Muslim held land, because any Christian might be murdered or beaten there.

      In the last link you provided, the writer says: "I, like so many other Jews, was not taught that the founding of Israel required the forced removal of 700,000 Palestinians."

      He wasn't taught that= because it is not true. There were no Palestinians at all. 700,000 people of any kind were not "forcibly removed." 550,000 Muslims fled the war that their fellow Muslims started and that they applauded.

      He wrote: "It was clear to me that Israel’s main interest was not to achieve peace"

      Pure poppycock. If Israel had been allowed to live in peace there would have been total peace over there all these years.

      He wrote: "forcing Palestinians into a life of poverty"

      Utter nonsense. Who is forcing them into a life of poverty? The Muslims inside Isreal have the highest standard of living of any Muslims living anywhere in the Middle East.

      He wrote: "Israel was building a 425 mile wall"

      Let's see the millions of people surrounding my tiny nation, only 40 miles wide, have publicly vowed to kill every single citizen of my nation. Build a wall to keep them out? Damn straight!

      He wrote: "the humiliation of the Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks"

      Oh! Boo hoo! They don't hae to come to work in Israel. THEY WANT TO! Thousands of them have used the pretense of coming to work to smuggle in weapons and terrorize. Let me ask you this: Are Jews humiliated when they want to travel to Saudi Arabia or Syria or Jordan? THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CROSS THE BORDER AT ALL!!

      He wrote: "Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem"

      Israel conquered this lands after being brutally attacked. Never once has it been offered peace by its Muslim neighbors. These are the very lands from which israel was attacked.

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      Peanuts 

      7 years ago

      Hi James,

      I have so much compassion to spread around and sometimes it gets the better of me (but that is another story).

      Growing up I have always had compassion for the suffering and torment the Jews endured during the holocaust and always will.

      The Jews have endured, but now they are inflicting terror. Regardless of their painful history I know many Jews, who are ashamed of the crimes that are happening today.

      Firstly there is a distortion in your writing and the use of the word “terrorist” to distinguish Palestinian from Israeli atrocities in history.

      Let’s define this word “Terrorist” because in all fairness both parties have been guilty of terrorising one another.

      Terrorist: 1. a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.

      2. a person who terrorizes or frightens others.

      3. (formerly) a member of a political group in Russia aiming at the demoralization of the government by terror.

      I don’t understand this line, “Jews who live in constant fear of terrorism?”

      Since the quest for Palestinian depopulation, the Palestinians have been outgunned and out numbered. They have had no support from the western strengths, quite the contrary they have been persecuted by them.

      The Israelis have the best trained air force, best arms and security in the highest form and not to mention the ongoing support of the world leader, the USA.

      http://www.securityacademy.com/

      When there are any strikes from Hezbollah or rebels the Israelis are extremely well equipped and prepared. They have bomb shelters and more.

      http://www.rocketsintoroses.com/lifeshield.html

      James, in reality since the 1930s with the aid of the British, and with the intentions to diminish a race called the Palestinians, in one year alone over 3000 Palestinians had died already. Would you like to give me the numbers today in comparison? Approximately 1.5 million Palestinian civilians have died since 1948! We’re half way there to the victim’s of the holocaust.

      I think the number of casualties speak for themselves since the rise of Zionism.

      There are documents and evidence to prove along with countless stories and facts about the homes and villages that have been forcefully occupied.

      Imagine somebody claiming your home violently after you have lived there for generations, afterwards you have to endure watching a whole new civilisation and the renaming of places you once played as a child. Suddenly the map of your country is a stranger to you.

      What would you do? Would you give them your home with open arms with gratitude in your eyes, or would do all you can to reclaim what you believe is truly yours? I think you asked me if I would defend myself and my family. This is what the Palestinian people continue to do!

      Name a MASS massacre that the Palestinians have achieved against the Israelis since they were dispossessed and banished?

      Here is a list of massacres that the Israelis accomplished quite successfully.

      http://www.soundofegypt.com/palestinian/adult/mass...

      There are over 50 listed and this was just before 1999.

      There is no mercy from the hands and strength of the Israeli Forces. When they are about to embark on an airstrike they consider themselves fair because they claim to give the civilians notice to evacuate. In 2006 there was the 2nd Israeli Genocide of Christians and Muslims in Qana where civilians were given an hour to evacuate their homes. Most of these people live destitute lives and they don’t have means of transportation to evacuate so rapidly or even a place to go. Israeli solution = strike = body bags of innocent lives. Red cross.

      The Palestinians are and continue to live in oppression. They don’t have any rights to move about freely, vote, have access and control over their own water, electricity etc. The Palestinians are in apartheid and are victims of a genocide as we write these words.

      Please do not claim that the Palestinians are treated as humans. (Maybe you should visit the other side of the wall). I mean at the start of the occupation, why were the Jews treated as a superior human race that had priority over the Palestinians people for this land? I am not asking for a history lesson, I am asking for a human answer.

      Somebody’s story to share with you all:

      http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/05/24-1

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Peanuts— Where is your compassion for the Jews who live in constant fear of terrorism? Where is your compassion for their women and children blown up on buses? Who is the aggressor to this ongoing fighting? Surely not the Jews. You know the Muslims who have them surrounded have publicly pledged to kill every last one of them. The Jews are not terrorizing anybody. All they do is defend themselves. Would you not defend yourself and your family?

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      Peanuts 

      8 years ago

      My comments are far from begrudging. My comments are those of compassion to any person of any race or religion that has had to enduring suffering under these circumstances.

      It is disturbing that you are even suggesting that this is about the size of the land. This is about occupying land by terrorizing another human being.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Peanuts— This article is not ideological in any way. I have thoroughly researched this history and what I wrote is true. That is why you cannot rebut any of my facts. The Truth simply doesn't figure in YOUR ideology of preferring falsehood over the Truth.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Ranzi— Mr. Finklestein is typical of Americans who are Jews by birth or bloodline only. He does not believe in Judaism, which should be what a Jew is, yes?

      He is a Jew who hates the fact he was born a Jew. This self hatred is not uncommon in America.

      You wrote: "And you my so called historian sit behind your computer screen, researching bias , quoting dates, numbers and names. Which don’t really matter in the bigger picture."

      You are saying that the Truth doesn't matter. It matters to me. I am not a Jew-lover or Israel-lover; I am a lover of the Truth. Every word I wrote is true. And it does matter.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Peanuts— As far as land goes, why would you begrudge the Jews 8,000 square miles of land when the Muslims who surround them have 6,400,000 square miles of land to live on? Should the Jews have nothing? No land at all? Because they are Jews?

      Palestine was never a country, as you claim. That is false.

      The Jews did not depopulate the Muslims who lived in what is now the State of Israel. The day after Israel was established, it was brutally attacked by five Muslim countries. The Muslims inside the borders of Israel ran away. The 500,000 who ran away were matched by 500,000 Jews who ran away from the surrounding Muslim nations. The Jewish refugees were blended into Israeli society; the Muslim refugees were put in and kept in camps by their Muslim brothers. That is the truth of what happended.

      Long before that happened, rhetoric of Muslims was "We want to kill all Jews!" It still is. Have you ever heard a Jew say "Death to all Muslims!" No, you haven't.

      Thank you very much for your comments.

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      Peanuts 

      8 years ago

      Final comment from me. If you are a true historian and truly believe that people have the right to the truth about history then I recommend you challenge your ideology and spend a duration of your life on the opposite side of what you are in support of. This is the only way you will find out the truth about anything.

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      Cut The Bullshit 

      8 years ago from All Over

      Many Know: U.S +IRAEL + MEDIA = LIES

      In the US no one dares to criticize Israel and any public figure. who does so, will pay. You can criticize blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Arab, Asians, but to insult Israel and you’re life and career are screwed

      Do you know the political scientist Norman Finkelstein? A Jew, both his parents are holocaust survivors. This man was forced to resign from the university he had taught at and scrutinised by the American media? Why? Because he told the truth. When asked how he, as the son of Holocaust survivors, felt about Israel’s operation in Gaza Finkelstein replied: “It has been a long time since I felt any emotional connection with the state of Israel, which relentlessly and brutally and inhumanly keeps these vicious, murderous wars. It is a vandal state. There is a Russian writer who once described vandal states as Genghis Khan with a telegraph. Israel is Genghis Khan with a computer. I feel no emotion of affinity with that state. I have some good friends and their families there, and of course I would not want any of them to be hurt. That said, sometimes I feel that Israel has come out of the boils of the hell, a satanic state”

      Mr Finkelstein, a Jew, a scholar with a PHD in political science, has researched, examined and dissected each action of both Israel and Palestine. He has travelled to the Middle East and has spoken to both sides, looked at both sides, sat at close proximity from the Palestinian victims, and listened to their stories and investigated. This Jew dug deep for the truth. And you my so called historian sit behind your computer screen, researching bias , quoting dates, numbers and names. Which don’t really matter in the bigger picture. Because we all know who big brother is. We all know big brothers will take care of there little brother Israel, kill, demolish, conceal.

      Also thanks to people like Freelance journalist Alison Weir, the founder of (If America knew) An independent research, Information and dissemination institute. This women’s main objective is to educated every American about unreported, underreported, or misreported in the American media. She is more concerned about the truth, rather than protecting Israel and Americas feeling. The links bellow will give you all the actual figures that the U.S and Israel have tried to hide and deny.

      http://www.ifamericansknew.org/media/gsnt.html

      http://sites.google.com/site/falastinel7ora/if-onl...

      James my main goal is not to try and change your mind about your beliefs and views. I know that will never happen. But to also show your readers the other side. The side that is hidden by the legal mafias; the U.S, ISRAEL AND MEDIA. This will be my last comment. And to those who would like to see the other side, check out this great hub by money maker.

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Occupation-101

      This will be my last comment and effort, as long as people can open their minds and try to see both side is all that matters.

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      Peanuts 

      8 years ago

      Hi James,

      Not to sound condescending but I must say that you are very talented at convincing many readers of your version of the “bias truth” as you put it.

      I’m sure if I made as much effort I could go ahead and give you a whole article of the Palestinians side and call it “the biased truth.”

      If there is free thinking and logic nobody will take another mans land without a fight, and with that fight there will be violence and horrific crimes and that is where my compassion lies towards the Palestinians, just as it would and has to many people that have suffered inhuman actions against them including the Jews during the holocaust, including the African Americans during slavery, including the Cambodians during the civil war and many more.

      My point was simply that Palestine was a country, that the humans that regarded it home lived there for many generations.

      If we go back and judge everybody’s wrong doing and colonization over the course of history we are all guilty of being less than human regarding the mistreatment of one another.

      I am refereeing to the inhumanity and disregard of compassion at the way the Jews depopulated the Palestinians to take their alleged land back.

      The Palestinians are not angels, but would you be an angel if somebody bulldozed what you believed to be your home? Would you be an angel if somebody, demolished your school, your place of worship? Would you be an angel if somebody shot at your family?

      These humans have suffered and that is the bias truth.

      They are suffering today, that is the bias truth.

      They will suffer for many years to come, that is the bias truth.

      Thank you

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Peanuts— I appreciate you reading my article. Thank you for your comments. You wrote: "In 1948 the Jews forced their occupation on an established Palestine."

      There was no established "Palestine" as a nation at any time in world history.

      This article is part three of a series. I broke into three so as it would not be too long to digest in one sitting. The story of the Holy Land before the State of Israel was established in 1948 was the first part, which you you might find interesting:

      https://hubpages.com/education/History-of-Israel

      And Here is a link to the History of Israel from 1948 to 1973:

      https://hubpages.com/education/History-Israel

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Ranzi— I do not believe the truth can be biased. I believe the words I wrote in this article to be true. If I have made mistakes, point them out specifically and I will edit the article.

      Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I will come over and read some of your Hubs soon. I appreciate your comments.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Ranzi— By your photo I see you are a drummer, as am I. That is why I "followed" you on HubPages.

      You have a right to your opinion about the treatment of Muslims living in Israel. But I quoted some interesting facts in my article that you might have missed in your outrage. Such as:

      "Arabs living in Jerusalem soon found their standard-of-living (and city services) much improved under the Israelis, and enjoyed religious and educational freedom."

      And: "Meanwhile, the Gross Domestic Product of the West Bank improved 80% in six years after the Six-Day War. Many residents owned refrigerators and televisions for the first time. Few who actually lived there wanted to be terrorists against the Israelis—their lives had dramatically improved to a higher standard-of-living than any Arabs living anywhere on Earth."

      And: "By 1975 Israel boasted one of the most educated populations in the world—in stark contrast to the illiteracy in the surrounding Muslim nations."

      And: "The Holy City had flowered spectacularly under Jewish rule, with community centers, parks, playgrounds, theatres, gardens—and that's in the Muslim neighborhoods."

      And: "The 1980s saw a new Israel, loaded with impressive talent in architecture, engineering and science. There were spectacular achievements in farming; hydrological technology; aviation; communications; software; military equipment; and solar energy (now in 2/3 of Israeli homes)."

      And: "By this time [1988], 750,000 Arabs lived there [The West Bank] and 500,000 in Gaza. There can be no question that their lives had improved drastically regarding economics and health, after 20 years of Israeli rule. The Jews—who had largely created this wealth—were surely richer than they were. But they could see for themselves that their standard-of-living was better than in Arab lands."

      Do you deny any of these truths?

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      Peanuts 

      8 years ago

      Have you ever considered starting at the beginning? Apart from there being two sides to every this demolished history you have not considered motives for angered Arabs around the Israeli nation. In 1948 the Jews forced their occupation on an established Palestine. Many homes and evil blood was shed of the of the Palestinians people. Your article is on the most part unjust, uncompassionate and quite simply bias.

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      Cut The Bullshit 

      8 years ago from All Over

      BTW this article is so one sided and biased.

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      Cut The Bullshit 

      8 years ago from All Over

      I blame most of today’s conflicts and terrorist attacks, on Israel’s existence and the U.S support and also millions of tax payer’s money to fund this terrorist state.

      Terrorism would not even exist if it wasn’t for the ill treatment of Palestinians been killed, raped, tortured and kicked out if their homes/land. And also terrorism exists, (as Make Money said in the comments above,) due to the irgun and the stern gang, the first violent terrorists of that area . Zionist terror groups have existed for decades, but I guess propaganda washes the brains of the masses, which like robots are programmed to obey, shut their eyes and roll over as told.

      So I guess in order for these so called ‘’CHOSEN PEOPLE’’ to occupy and steal land, millions of innocent people around the world have to suffer and die.

      Finally these people of israel need to stop playing the victims and guilt tripping the masses. Life is a bitch, move on, build a bridge that belongs to you, and don't think that just because you have suffered you have the right by God and humanity to hurt, victimise and steal other peoples homes!

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— Oh yes, this is true. Versailles does appear to be a raw deal for Germans.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Alexander Mark— You are welcome. I too pray that our public schools can be loosed from the grip of the anti-American, atheistic, socialistic teachers unions so our children may once again be taught the truth about the world.

      I appreciate your excellent comments about the Jewish people. They tend to set themselves apart, and they tend to do very well in many professions. The former creates a sense of "otherness" about them that some distrust; the latter creates that dangerous human emotion: Envy.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Truly Different— Thank you for these keen insights. Yes, Jews had to be useful to the society in which they found themselves in order to be allowed to live. HubPages does engage in some politically correct censorship from time to time. They don't have the time to read every published article. Another Hubber has to "flag" your Hub as "offensive" to put the HubPages police into action.

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      hmmm? It is evident that Hitler was a sore looser over WW1.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      ayaan— You are welcome. Thank you for reading my work.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lioswhelp— Hitler thought the Weimar Republic was "oppressive?" hmmm . . .

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      Alexander Silvius 

      8 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Why are the Jews persecuted? There are several things in play, one is that generally, Jewish people often rise to the top through industriousness and inventiveness (how do people not only live but make progress for decades while under constant mortal threat???), and typically, people who are not successful themselves, are often jealous of those who are able to make their own success. I'm probably wasting pixels, this is obvious stuff.

      The more important reason in my opinion is that Israel is a "type" for Christians, their history represents God's relationship with his chosen people (also people who choose him). I recently read a passage in which Jesus stated, "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake." (Luke 21:17).

      The Jews are God's people, therefore they are hated without good reason except maybe because they chafe the world's conscience.

      Thanks again for the history lesson, you never learn this in public school. (Wish America used vouchers so parents could choose where to send their children instead of forcing poor parents to allow their kids to be indoctrinated).

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      Truly Different 

      8 years ago from Israel.

      Thank you, James. My grandparents were from Ukraine, they told that in Ukraine, in Russia (and I suppose, in any place out of Israel) Jews simply had to be the best not to be expelled from schools, jobs, etc. Also, Jewish people always invest in their children's education more that in anything else, probably for the same reasons.

      What is interesting, one of my hubs (with statistics about suicide bombing in Israel since Oslo agreement) was unpublished by Hubpages administration and now I am in the process of trying to put it back. It was just a statistics hub, no more....

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Truly Different— Thank you for your kind compliments. I see that you are actually from Israel? That certainly gives you credibility. I will go and read your Hubs. Yes, Muslims have a serious shortage of contributions to humanity. I think they know this and it creates an inferiority complex that is at the root of many of their problems. The Jews, on the other hand, are surely a highly intelligent race of people. There can be no disputing that. We cannot discount the role envy plays in human affairs. Envy is a powerful motivator. Thank you for your excellent comments. I appreciate your affirmation and encouragement.

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      ayaan 

      8 years ago

      ty for the info

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      James,

      Ha, Both had a gripe against oppressive Governments, King George the III probably looked like te devil to our founding fathers. War is a horrible thing no matter who starts it. I guess what Jesus said holds true even to day in Luke 23:34- Then said Jesus, "Father forgive them; for they know not what they do."

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      Truly Different 

      8 years ago from Israel.

      Hello, James A Watkins. I am very glad that I've came across this hub. You are a very good historian- detailed, independent thinking and courageous. Your responds in this discussion show unbiased and uninfluenced attitude.

      I myself know the topic from within and I wrote several hubs of truth. Nobody reads my hubs, oh well, no wonder- the truth I show is not popular.

      I used to take part in forum discussion on the same topic of Israel and I noticed one and the same tendency- the same people bash Israel and the same people defend Israel. Those who bash Israel would not give an independent thought to the truth told by those who defend Israel. So, I just stopped going to forums, as I don't see any good in discussing the topic with deaf and blind.

      When I give some info about life in Gaza, I am told that I am a lier and the info is not authentic. When in response I give the links to authentic Gaza sites (even in Arab languages) all my opponents just disappear from the discussion.

      Of course, there are Arabs and there are Arabs.

      Obama praises the Arab nation, but nobody denies Arab nation their achievements (though Obama mentions a lot of achievements that were not thanks to Arabs), but at least they gave us Arabic numerals, rudiments of medicine and beautiful Arab fairy tales.

      Just to think-

      The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world's population.

      Through the years they have received 7 (seven) Nobel Prizes (among them a terrorist Yassir Arafat).

      The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000; that is FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world's population.

      They have received 129 Nobel Prizes.

      Arabs and many other people (including some orthodox Jews who are also extremists in their way) deny that Holocaust happened. How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center 'NEVER HAPPENED' because it offends some Muslim in the United States ?

      Anyway, thank you for this hub and for your courageous ways of discussion.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      SirDent— A house divided cannot stand. America is surely divided. It has been divided by godless progressives who in their own words despise America and wish to destroy what it is so they can remake it into an earthly paradise founded on secular humanism and socialism. Cleverly, their first line of defense when their subversive ideas are brought out into the open is "YOU are trying to divide Americans!" As if those fighting reckless and terminal change while defended the beacon of light to the world are the agitators.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— Well, let's see: now you equate Adolph Hitler with the Founding Fathers of America. Nice one.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— Yes, I did know the good Rabbi had passed on from these mortal bonds. And I had read the Wikipedia entry from which you kindly quoted.

      The point of the article in the link provided by LG is not that anybody shouldn't have children. The point is the "right of return" is being demanded for millions of people who have never set foot in Israel.

      My ancestors are mostly from Wales. And I've actually been to Wales. Do I, and all my cousins, aunts and uncles have a right to land in Wales today because our ancestors lived there? If yes, then you better plan on moving half the people in the world to someplace else. We can start with the migrations of people when India and Pakistan separated, which were far larger numbers than in the former region known as "Greater Palestine."

      My understanding of Samaritans is that they worship Jehovah, and use the exact same Hebrew Bible used by Jews and even speak Hebrew. Muslims are not Hebrew speakers. The mark of a Muslim is the use of Arabic. The people who are today called Palestinians are a mixture of Arab and other muslim nationalities. The Arabs counquered the Holy Land in the 7th century and from then on it was occupied mostly by nomadic Muslims who were Arabs, Egyptians, Syrians, etc. Samaritans were never Muslim except in the cases of forced conversion with a sword at their necks. The Samaritans are descendants of Isaac; the so-called Palestinians are descendants of Ishmael.

      You seem to be hostile over the word Palestinian, because you say they have a right to call themselves anything they want. I'll accept that. You should look at the census records of the Ottoman Empire done at various times in the 19th century and the early 20th century of the Greater Palestine (modern day Israel and Jordan). There was a place on the census for nationality. Those who you call Palestinians called themselves Syrians, Egyptians, Libyans, Ethiopians, Turks, and Arabs. There is not a single record of a single person calling themselves a Palestinian because that nationality had not yet been invented. Just as Yassir Arafat was an Egyptian who took to calling himself a Palestinian.

      I find it appalling that Muslims couldn't bring them selves to allow Jews to live in peace on the tiniest of fractions of what they consider "Muslim lands." They were Muslim lands in the first place by conquest. You do know that right? These lands were ruled by the Ottoman Turks, who never called the inhabitants there "Palestinians." The Ottoman Turks lost their Empire in WWI. That's how it goes. Some people are only happy when the West loses, when civilization loses, when democracy loses.

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      SirDent 

      8 years ago

      I know what you mean James. I watched a Middle School football game a couple nights ago. Our tean woin the game and I love it that they did. The team they faced against were destructing from within. During half-time they started arguing and fighting among themselves.

      I can see this has started in the USA a long time ago. Even back to the 50's and maybe as early as the 40's. Fighting one another from within. Jesus said, "A house diuided against itself cannot stand." Way to go Jesus!!!!

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      SirDent— The comparison of Columbus to Hitler is shameful. It is all about the deconstruction of America and the West, to denigrate the incredible achievements of both. It is about bringing America and the West down to the Third World.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      SirDent— That is a great quote from a great link. Thank you for posting it here for us to savor.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Kaie Arwen— Sorry for the confusion. A comment was made about the long line of American Presidents who were secretly Jewish and an old folk joke came to mind about Lincoln. I was kidding yes. :D

      That is horrible that kids in public schools are told Columbus was a mass murderer—which he was not. It is all part of Cultural Marxism, which was designed to destroy America and Western Civilization from within. I'll be writing more about that in the future.

      It is always a delight to hear your voice. I am glad you came.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— The bit about Lincoln was a joke. It is an old saying from the deep south. The two links you provided are dead ends. I can't say much about the origins of the Merovingians. Jews were widely despised in Europe in those day as "Christ Killers," so if they were Jewish—which I think a remote possibility—I can see why they hid it.

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      History will try to paint Hitler as a mad man. His early life shaped how he did things. He was no coward and was completely nationalistic. He loved Germany/Austria and in World War I he was given many metals for bravery. He was a runner, that is one who took messages to other officers in the trenches. These guys had a very high casualty rate he was wounded serveral times and gased but still lived.

      After the war the little corperal remained in what was left of the army. This is where he got his start by listening and speaking among his rough buddies and finally being recognized as one that inspired a very miserable Germany to take back all that they had lost. Of course Satan is the god of this world and used him to fight a big war.Kind of what happend over here in the USA during the Revolution, maybe different reasons but still what humans will do when pushed to the limit,Proverbs 14:12 - There is a way that seems right to a man but the end there are the ways of death. Of Of course there have always been those that saw War for profit dollar signs like the

      Rothschilds during the Revolutionary War supplied ole king George with - rent a Hessian soldier- cheap to fight your war.

      Lion's whelp - hey that was neat Kia Arwen. Actually it can be used as a lions' whelp, I've got two parents God the Father and Ruach HaKodesh- Holy Spirit is the Mother in the Old Testament Ruach is a female noun, Genesis 1:2. Actually I take the term from Dueteronomy 33:22 and of course Genesis 49:16-18. We Irish are like that. We will wait for God's salvation, even though at times we kinda kick people in the shinsto get their attention!

      Have a nice day.

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      James there were 77,800 results in the link that I posted in my last comment which was a search for "Hitler offered a ransom for the Jews". You do realize that Rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandl is deceased don't you. The below page says "Weissmandl claimed that too little money was provided too late and that this was due to the indifference of those he asked. Specifically, he accused the Zionist organizations of refusing to assist in saving Jews unless they were to go to Palestine. Weissmandl supported his allegations by quoting letters from memory, and some historians such as Bauer had doubt in the accuracy of his account. Other historians, such as Fuchs and Kranzler, accepted Rabbi Weissmandl's word. Nonetheless, some of these letters have been later found, and when compared to Rabbi Weissmandl's account, they are very similar, if not word-for-word in some instances."

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaim_Michael_Dov_Wei...

      I figured you guys would like that link that LG posted. Although it gives the impression that Palestinian refugees are not suppose to have children. Nevertheless there are over 4 million Palestinian refugees registered with the United Nations. And the UN Resolution of Right of Return for them is still on the table.

      A lot of people believe that the Palestinians are descendants of Esua. But actually Herod was a descendant of Esau.

      http://www.google.com/search?q=Palestinians+are+de...

      You know the Herodian Dynasty that ruled the Roman province of Judea between 37 BC and 92 AD.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herodian_Dynasty

      In contrast this page on the Samaritans says many Palestinians are descendants of the Samaritans, as in the good Samaritan from the Bible. And descendants of the Northern Israelite tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, two parts of the tribe of Joseph. Many Samaritans converted to Christianity during the Byzantine period then some converted to Islam upon it's rise. But in 1021 with the passing of the al-Hakem Edict by the Fatimids all Jews and Christians in the Fatimid ruled southern Levant were ordered to either convert to Islam or leave. There are 5 families left, a total population of 712 people that still practice the Samaritan Jewish religion. For these reasons this is why we find Jews, Christians and Muslims within the Palestinian population.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritan

      Many Jews in Israel are starting to realize this. That is why many Jews including Shlomo Sand in his book are calling for a one state solution where both Jews and Palestinians are guaranteed equal protection. In fact, it was one of several plans considered by the United Nations when it created the state of Israel in the 1940s. Making Jerusalem an international city was part of the original accepted UN plan. In his book Shlomo Sand compares the ancestry of both the Palestinian Arabs and the Ashkenazi Jews. The 4 page review of his book is well worth reading.

      http://www.alternet.org/story/122810/?page=1

      In the video series on my hub title 'Occupation 101' there is a series of quotes at the end of the last video that you should hear, about it being an American issue that has to be fought and won in the US, because this is an issue of American Foreign Policy. I'll post one quote from Allegra Pacheco, an Israeli human rights lawyer. She says "Israelis are talking about this. And I think it's time for Americans to realize they are the only ones that are not talking about it. And that is very dangerous for their own interests and for the interest of Israeli Jews here."

      Today Oct. 22, 2010 the front page of the True Torah Jews web site is quoting Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch. The page dedicated to him is very revealing also.

      http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com//rabbi_quotes/hi...

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      SirDent 

      8 years ago

      Kaie Arwen said: "Then again I sat through a 5th grade history lesson this week in which the teacher compared Columbus with Hitler."

      I find this a fascinating statement. I am sure that next George Washington will be compared to Mussolini.

      What it actually does is shwo me how things are going in the world. Watch and see if more history isn't changed just to make everyone seem to be even more alike.

      I cannot recall Hitler ever sailing to America. Maybe my history teacher didn't think it was important enough to mention.

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      SirDent 

      8 years ago

      From the site LG gave a link to.

      ___________________________________________

      It is clear that the “Palestinian refugee problem” is a red herring, kept alive by the Arab nations for their political purposes, and with cynical disregard for the great number of impoverished people who live in these camps. It is being kept alive and is being used as a “non-negotiable” bargaining chip, for the purpose of destroying the State of Israel — a feat that the Arabs have attempted several times by military means, but which has always ended in disastrous failure. Apart from the unsolvable social problems it would create, the introduction of, say, even one-half of the 5 million who claim to be “refugees” would, with one stroke, dramatically alter the demographic makeup of the country and would inevitably destroy the Jewish State. That is of course the whole idea behind the demand for the “return of the refugees”. If the Arab nations were willing to solve the “refugee problem,” the legitimacy of Israel could no longer be questioned. But that is not acceptable to the Arabs. They are firmly committed not to allow Israel or any “non-believers” to be in control of any part of the Middle East. It is that, and that alone, which is the real cause of the “Palestinian refugee problem.”

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      Kaie Arwen 

      8 years ago

      The banter here is quite intriguing................ Abraham Lincoln a Jew? I am confused............... thought I knew my presidents........... uh oh. Corduroy made its appearance in America around 1650, so I guess anything is possible, but shoes????? You're kidding~ ;-D

      Then again I sat through a 5th grade history lesson this week in which the teacher compared Columbus with Hitler........... everyone must be reading the same websites. You don't have to be right to out things in print............. that would be why wikipedia is not allowed as a source for students.

      "A Whelp: a young, carnivorous mammal, essentially one that is still dependent on its parent(s) for food, care and/or protection." I guess the name explains it all......... makes for great reading though. You guys have fun! Kaie

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      James,

      So Abraham Lincoln was a Jew. You said there were none. Hey here's a web site thay says he was conceived in North Carolina : www.biblebelievers.org.au/pandora.htm

      And how about that old Merovinginian Jewish blood line that extends up to Elizabeth the II. see: http://www.dejanlucic.net/Merovinginian%linage%20of%202008%Predidential%Candidates.html

      Awesome - Tell me about all these guys are they none Jews? Well they are at least part Jewish mixed with Esau's blood lines

      also: http://watchpair.com/dragon-linage.html

      www.hubpages/hub/bloodlines

      Great Hub James. I guess some Jews are good and some are bad. I prefer the good Jew - Yeshua - The Christ. The rest of them stink like a lingering skunk. But Jesus will save them out of all the trouble they caused, Jeremiah 30:7-17

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— I read the link that you provided. Thank you.

      The first article at the top of that link is this:

      http://www.scrapbookpages.com/bergenbelsen/BergenB...

      And it says this: "Himmler, who was beginning to think of himself as Hitler's successor, had begun working BEHIND HITLER'S BACK in negotiating with the Jews." "[He] asked for farm machinery and 10,000 trucks, and in return, he promised to free 318 Hungarian Jews from Bergen-Belsen. Mayer offered minerals and industry goods instead of the trucks."

      OK. 10,000 trucks for 318 people. They couldn't GET

      10,000 trucks. So they offered minerals and other goods, which was refused. And Hitler knew nothing about this. In fact, your article goes on: "When Hitler learned that Himmler was negotiating to ransom the Hungarian Jews he was so enraged that he later expelled Himmler from the Nazi party"

      I also looked up yor chief source, Michael Dov Weissmandl ZT"L Dean of Nitra Yeshiva. He has 210 followers. Hell, I have 1,900 followers and I say the moon is made of green cheese.

      Anyway, this conspiracy theory stems from this:

      "EUROPA PLAN, code name for a large scale rescue plan to exchange European Jews for money, developed in the autumn of 1942 by the "Working Group" in Slovakia, an unusual alliance between Zionists and ultra-Orthodox Jews headed by a Zionist and a woman, Gisi Fleishmann, at the suggestion of RABBI MICHAEL WEISMANDEL, the ultra-Orthodox leader who was the son-in-law of the spiritual leader of Slovakian Jewry, Rabbi Samuel David Halevi Ungar, the rabbi of Nitra, and a cousin of Fleishmann."

      "At Weissmandel's initiative but with the group's support an offer was made to Dieter Wisliceny, Eichmann's emissary to Slovakia, to ransom Jews for money and an initial bribe, whose sum total is still a matter of historical dispute but was between $20,000 and $55,000, was accepted. Soon thereafter the deportation of Slovakian Jews was halted. The Working Group believed that the bribe had brought the deportations to a halt and that larger sums would indeed save a larger number of Jews."

      "In his posthumous memoirs edited by his brother and disciples Weissmandel bitterly criticizes the Jewish leadership in the West for not being forthcoming with the required sums of money and for their unwillingness to support such unusual, nonlegal actions. It was part of his attack against the Zionists and against assimilated, Westernized, secularized Jews. However, no evidence has been uncovered that link the bribe to the halt in deportations."

      "Slovakia was an ally of Germany and the Slovakian Jews were comparatively small in number and could be dealt with after the massive deportations from Poland were completed. Indeed, they were deported to Auschwitz in 1944."

      After the war, this plot to free 50,000 Jews from Slovakia only for ransom (or bribes), was blwon out of proportion by Jew-haters that Hitler was going to let all six million Jews killed in the Holocaust go free for two or three million dollars. It is true that the Allies had prohibited wire transfers of any amount of money from the West to Germany—that is standard procedure during war. Naturally, you do not allow your citizens to send millions of dollars to your enemy to replenish his supply of bombs and bullets.

      "The Germans were well aware of the difficulties that the Jews had in raising the promised sums though the Jews did not know that the Germans were informed about their communications with Switzerland. It is assumed that the main idea behind the apparent German willingness to discuss the plan lay in Nazi counterpropaganda. The Europa Plan served later as a basis for the negotiations between *Eichmann and the "Relief and Rescue Committee" headed by Rezsö *Kasztner in Budapest in the summer of 1944 and the so-called offer of one million Jews for 10,000 trucks."

      SOURCE: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaic...

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Lady Guinevere— Thank you ever much for contributing that brilliant link. Bravo! This is the truth.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— 'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel'

      Hold on. I want to know how you can refute this. If the Arabs today recognized Israel's right to exist, ceased all terrorism, stopped lobbing rockets into Israel—do you think the Jews would then attack the Arabs?

      If the Jews disarmed, do you think the Arabs would leave them alone to live in peace?

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      I didn't write it James, Michael Dov Weissmandl ZT"L Dean of Nitra Yeshiva did. Try looking here.

      http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=firef...

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— Who says Hitler would have accepted a "ransom" for the German Jews? Why should they have been ransomed? Is this what you are referring to?

      http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspas...

      I am surprised you had to ask if your comments can stand here. I have never deleted anybody's comments, except when HubPages made me delete 50 comments from one Hub "Black guys with White girls" which were politically incorrect.

      I can find no support for this statement except from anti-Jew websites, where it is repeated ad nauseum:

      "in 1942, the German Gestapo offered all European Jews transit to Spain"

      In none of these cases is there a footnote to show the source for this statement. Can you show me any newspaper clipping from the time, any real history book written, any NAZI document, that supports this claim?

      Franco remained silent in regard to Jewish matters and Spain became an unlikely escape route and haven for thousands of Jews. It seems absurd that Jews would have been welcomed in Spain, a country where no Jews had been allowed to live openly as Jews for over four centuries. Spain only permitted transit and did not wish to increase its own small Jewish population.

      Franco's chief of security issued an official order dated May 13, 1941 to all provincial governors requesting a list of all Jews, both local and foreign, present in their districts. After the list was compiled, Romani was appointed Spain's ambassador to Germany, enabling him to deliver it personally to Himmler. Following the defeat of Germany in 1945, the Spanish government attempted to destroy all evidence of cooperation with the Nazis, but this official order survived.

      I do agree with you that the Mufti and the Nazis were allies and both wanted to rid the world of "filthy Jew pigs."

      You wrote: "in 1944, at the time of the Hungarian deportations, a similar offer was made, whereby all Hungarian Jewry could be saved"

      I have searched the history of Jews, the history of Hungary, the history of the NAZIs, and can find no reference whatsoever to this. Where is your proof that this is so?

      According to Winston Churchill, in a letter to his Foreign Secretary dated July 11, 1944, "There is no doubt that this persecution of Jews in Hungary and their expulsion from enemy territory is probably the greatest and most horrible crime ever committed in the whole history of the world."

      You wrote: "270 Members of the British Parliament proposed to evacuate 500,000 Jews from Europe, and resettle them in British colonies"

      If this is true, it surely exists in the record of Parliament. Any proposal by 270 MPs is on record. I can find no record of this anywhere, except Jew hating websites. Can you point me to this in the archives of Parliament?

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      Debra Allen 

      8 years ago from West By God

      I also posted a link on Make Money's hub:

      http://www.factsandlogic.org/ad_03c.html

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      James SirDent posted that same quote by Benjamin Netanyahu on my hub. This is how I replied.

      Do you actually believe a word that man says? I have another quote to match the yahu's, "If the Zionists didn't start the violence to begin with it wouldn't be still going on today. If the Palestinians, who comprise of Jews, Muslims and Christians and their supporters, which is the majority of the world stopped protesting against Zionism the Israeli state would eventually swallow up all Palestinian land, and US administrations wouldn't just allow it but finance it." quote by me

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      Well James I am just dumbfounded with your last comment. What Michael Dov Weissmandl ZT"L Dean of Nitra Yeshiva is talking about is the same as what lionswhelp was talking about 5 days ago when he asked,

      "Why didn't the rich Rothschild's ransom the Jews from Hitler?"

      This needs to be seen James. If you allow this to be left on your hub then I will allow your comments to be left on my hub. Deal?

      Quotes from Michael Dov Weissmandl ZT"L Dean of Nitra Yeshiva.

      "TEN QUESTIONS TO THE ZIONISTS

      1. IS IT TRUE that in 1941 and again in 1942, the German Gestapo offered all European Jews transit to Spain, if they would relinquish all their property in Germany and Occupied France; on condition that:

      a) none of the deportees travel from Spain to Palestine; and

      b) all the deportees be transported from Spain to the USA or British colonies, and there to remain; with entry visas to be arranged by the Jews living there; and

      c) $1000.00 ransom for each family to be furnished by the Agency, payable upon the arrival of the family at the Spanish border at the rate of 1000 families daily.

      2. IS IT TRUE that the Zionist leaders in Switzerland and Turkey received this offer with the clear understanding that the exclusion of Palestine as a destination for the deportees was based on an agreement between the Gestapo and the Mufti.

      3. IS IT TRUE that the answer of the Zionist leaders was negative, with the following comments:

      a) ONLY Palestine would be considered as a destination for the deportees.

      b) The European Jews must accede to suffering and death greater in measure than the other nations, in order that the victorious allies agree to a "Jewish State" at the end of the war.

      c) No ransom will be paid

      4. IS IT TRUE that this response to the Gestapo's offer was made with the full knowledge that the alternative to this offer was the gas chamber.

      5. IS IT TRUE that in 1944, at the time of the Hungarian deportations, a similar offer was made, whereby all Hungarian Jewry could be saved.

      6. IS IT TRUE that the same Zionist hierarchy again refused this offer (after the gas chambers had already taken a toll of millions).

      7. IS IT TRUE that during the height of the killings in the war, 270 Members of the British Parliament proposed to evacuate 500,000 Jews from Europe, and resettle them in British colonies, as a part of diplomatic negotiations with Germany.

      8. IS IT TRUE that this offer was rejected by the Zionist leaders with the observation "Only to Palestine!"

      9. IS IT TRUE that the British government granted visas to 300 rabbis and their families to the Colony of Mauritius, with passage for the evacuees through Turkey. The "Jewish Agency" leaders sabotaged this plan with the observation that the plan was disloyal to Palestine, and the 300 rabbis and their families should be gassed.

      10. IS IT TRUE that during the course of the negotiations mentioned above, Chaim Weitzman, the first "Jewish statesman" stated: "The most valuable part of the Jewish nation is already in Palestine, and those Jews living outside Palestine are not too important". Weitzman's cohort, Greenbaum, amplified this statement with the observation "One cow in Palestine is worth more than all the Jews in Europe".

      There are additional similar questions to be asked of these atheist degenerates known as "Jewish statesmen", but for the time being let them respond to the ten questions.

      These Zionist "statesmen" with their great foresight, sought to bring an end two two-thousand years of Divinely ordained Jewish subservience and political tractability. With their offensive militancy, they fanned the fires of anti-Semitism in Europe, and succeeded in forging a bond of Jew-hatred between Nazi-Germany and the surrounding countries.

      These are the "statesmen" who organized the irresponsible boycott against Germany in 1933. This boycott hurt Germany like a fly attacking an elephant - but it brought calamity upon the Jews of Europe. At a time when America and England were at peace with the mad-dog Hitler, the Zionist "statesmen" forsook the only plausible method of political amenability; and with their boycott incensed the leader of Germany to a frenzy. And then, after the bitterest episode in Jewish history, these Zionist "statesmen" lured the broken refugees in the DP camps to remain in hunger and deprivation, and to refuse relocation to any place but Palestine; only for the purpose of building their State.

      The Zionist "statesmen" have incited and continue to incite an embittered Jewish youth to futile wars against world powers like England, and against masses of hundreds of millions of Arabs.

      AND THESE SAME ZIONIST "STATESMEN" HEEDLESSLY PUSH THE WORLD TO THE BRINK OF ANOTHER TOTAL WAR - REVOLVING ENTIRELY AROUND THE HOLY LAND."

      The rest can be read here,

      http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/rabbi_quotes/wei...

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— Thank you for these interesting links. I am fully aware that some Jews are opposed to Israel. And I know ideas were floated around to move them out of Germany, after they surrendered every dime they had, to Spain or Mauritius. Do you want to give up everything you own and move to Mauritius? I am surprised to see you favor the ideas of Nazis. You have that right but Nazis are not generally held in a favorable view.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— I'll tell you how many Jews have been president of the United States: Zero. I just read the Noahide Laws and I have to ask: what is wrong with them? Are you in favor of murder, theft, and idolatry? Methinks you have read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion one too many times.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      SirDent— Thank you for your excellent comments. That is a great quote from Netanyahu. It is the truth and one I notice was not rebutted by any of the jew haters in this conversation. That is because they KNOW it is true. It bears repeating:

      'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel'

      Your third comment is spot on, and cannot be refuted. I appreciate your clear, concise thinking on this subject.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— Thank you for the notification your Hub is published. I will go read it.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— I appreciate you providing these links. I have read the articles. I do not believe them. In a country with a free press, anybody can write anything. That doesn't make it true. What it does do is make it very hard to keep huge secrets, such as that President Bush is an imposter. If we were behind the Iron Curtain, this might be plausible. Too many people have big mouths and love to have, or pretend to have, the inside scoop, esoteric knowledge, to keep humungous conspiracies a secret in this country for very long.

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      The True Torah Jews web site has a different quote on it's front page each day by one of their Rabbis from the past. Yesterday they were quoting Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach of Belz who said,

      "There could be, before the arrival of Mashiach, that the Satan should succeed, and the evildoers should get a State in the Land of Israel. Their state would be a big danger for every Jew in material and spiritual matters."

      The first link below is the True Torah Jews front page. The second link is the page for Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach of Belz in case viewers want to read what he said when they change the quote to a different Rabbi.

      http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/

      http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/rabbi_quotes/rab...

      Today, Oct. 21, 2010 the True Torah Jews quote Rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandl ZT"L Dean of Nitra Yeshiva on the front page of their web site.

      "What may befall the Jewish inhabitants of Palestine, of the Arab crescent, Europe, or the USA; is of no concern to these Zionist leaders. The rising anti-Semitism in the Western World is the product of their "statesmanship".

      Under the guise of "love of Israel", the Zionist "statesmen" seduced many Jews to replace devotion to the Torah and its Sages with devotion to the scoundrel who founded Zionism. It is of no little significance that Herzl originally sought conversion of the Jews as a solution to the problems of the Diaspora. When he realized that this was not acceptable to the Jewish masses, he contrived Zionism as a satisfactory alternative!"

      This is just a part of what Michael Dov Weissmandl ZT"L Dean of Nitra Yeshiva had to say. God bless him. His whole page is a must read. If a christian zionist dares to read this page he would be brain dead if he didn't denounce the leaders of the christian zionist movement in the US as false prophets.

      http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/rabbi_quotes/wei...

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      Well SirDent,

      That will not happen of course. Whether you think the Jews are the bad guys or not its very plain that they are the "apple" of God's eye and anyone that messes with them will have a hard time, Zechariah 2:8.

      Jesus Christ will return to save them and then they will finally understand, Zechariah 12:10-14; 14:1-9. Jesus Christ -Yeshua- The God of Israel will come to MT Zion with his Christian Zionist and save the House of Israel and the House of Judah, Zechariah 8:1-15.

      Has any one looked to see how many of the Presidents of the USA where Jewish. Another thought is why would the 41st President George Herman Walker Bush sign a proclamation allowing the Lubavich Jews to have a special Day - Education Day to celerate there ideas. Especially when we know that the Lubavitch Jews with their Noahide Laws hate anything to do with Jesus Christ and will scanction the cutting of the heads of any who profess his name, namely Christians. What a mess, Jeremiah 17:9-10, 11-17!

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      SirDent 

      8 years ago

      The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims. The Jews don't hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants.

      There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people.

      The Jews don't traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

      Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

      Muslims must ask 'what can they do for humankind' before they demand that humankind respects them.

      Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel 's part, the following two sentences really say it all:

      'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel' . Benjamin Netanyahu

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      SirDent 

      8 years ago

      LOL James. Good comeback.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— If is was true, that would be quite the story alright. I have also heard that Abraham Lincoln was the king of the Jews, wore couduroy pants and courduroy shoes.

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      SirDent 

      8 years ago

      'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel' . Benjamin Netanyahu

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      Before we get off on a tangent about the Bush family here's my first installment to correct this distorted history of Israel. "Occupation 101"

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Occupation-101

      I will be putting the account by Jews of what really happened in Palestine between 1946 and 1948 on another hub.

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      James,

      Trying again, http:///www.loveforlife.com.au/content/10/03/01/nikola-tesla-deathbed-confessions-photos-support-claims-george-h-scherf-jr-was-41s

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      Sorry James,

      I Thought for sure I put those links on correctly.

      Here I'll try again:

      http://loveforlife.com.au/content/10/03/01/nikola-...

      http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20070405.htm

      I thought I checked the links to make sure I had them on their right.Very weird. Well,here I go again. I see when I posted the links the last part of the first link was not there

      The second link was okay. Very strange. I'll try sending the first link seperately. When I edited my comment the first link was okay but when I posted it not all of it was there.

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      I did a Goggle search for 'George Scherf and the Bush family'. Quite the story if it's true.

      I'm not too bad Lady Guinevere, thanks for asking. How are you these days? I'll post the hub in the next couple of days, although it may be 2 or 3 hubs with all the info.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— The first two links you provided were dead ends. Nonetheless, I appreciate the dialogue.

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      James,

      Here are a few websites about George Scherf and the Bush family. You might already know about it or you may not. It does make interesting reading.

      http://www.loveforlife.com.au/content/10/03/01/nik...

      Also shorter versions with details:

      http://www.proliberty.com/onservr/20070405htm

      http://scherf.com/club.htm

      Have a nice day.

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      Wow, that was quite interesting abouit Prescott Bush. Nice going Mike I had not read about all of these details before.

      Another interesting point is was Prescott Bush really George Herman Walker Bush's real father. I'll get back with you guys and gals as soon as I locate my info presented by Adolf Hitler's body guard. This is a real bomb but hard to believe for some. But truth is sometimes stranger then fiction and harder to believe but facts are facts.Nasty, nasty, nasty.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Lady Guinevere— Welcome to the discussion. I haven't heard from you in a while.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— The Guardain article for which you provided a link says this:

      "While there is no suggestion that Prescott Bush was sympathetic to the Nazi cause . . ."

      I am aware of the business between Bush and Thyssen. And I have read the story of how Thyssen backed Hitler at first—so did much of the German population. You have to remember that people didn't realize what Hitler was going to do. It is easy to look back at history and say people should have predicted Hitler's actions, but hardly anybody in the world did. That is because when history happens, it is very unpredictable. Read "The Black Swan" for a full explanation as to why that is, and why we are fooled into thinking otherwise when we look back at events which have already transpired.

      I believe my three part series to be entirely accurate. Of course, in 4,000 words one cannot tell everything that happened, of which many 500,000 page books have been written. If you see a fact I wrote that is false, tell me specifically which one.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— The United States certainly has its sins and flaws, as do all of us. But destroying its own buildings at a cost of thousands of lives and tens of billions of dollars is not one of them. I suppose the U.S. Government crashed into its own Pentagon, too? And hated that field in Pennsylvania?

      http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/enginee...

      One can easily trace the Bush family name back into the 18th century. I know all about Skull & Bones, and the Bohemian Grove (and Jekyll Island, for that matter).

      Any time a building, or a simple house for that matter, burns down there are going to be explosions. Bin Laden claimed the act the same day it happened, and there is a mountain of evidence that he was involved.

      I appreciate your point of view. You have a right to your opinion—but that doesn't make your opinion right.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      point2make— You are welcome. Thank you for the affirmation and encouragement. Some folks have never met a conspiracy theory they didn't like. Such as Area 51, for instance. Are there people who want a World Government? Of course, including some Hubbers. :D

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      Debra Allen 

      8 years ago from West By God

      Make Money, let me know when you have that hub out. I want to read it. BTW How the heck are you doing, I haven't heard from you in quite a while.

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      I doubt Obama will do it too lionswhelp but it would be nice to finally see that investigation. James there are 7 pages with 22 videos on each page of eye witness accounts of people hearing or seeing explosions on 9/11 at Youtube. Even Ehud Barak just about let it slip out that explosions took down the Twin Towers in an interview 3 hours after the attack.

      http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=explos...

      Here's an account of Prescott Bush's involvement with Nazi Germany.

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/25/usa.se...

      James because your 3 part history of Israel is so distorted this week I will be putting up a hub with the truth. This will not be from Palestinians, Arabs or Muslims because you probably will not believe it. No, this truth about the occupation of Palestine will be coming from good Jews and Christians that are sick and tired of seeing the Palestinians treated the way they are by the Zionists and the truth not being told. It will be a series of videos put together by Christians and Jews then an account by Jews of what really happened in Palestine between 1946 and 1948. I will also add my disgust with the US administrations over the years as well as my disgust with the many God less false prophets like Hagee and Robertson and the many other US false prophets in the Christian Zionist movement, because it just would not be able to continue if it was not for them. I'll post it here when it's finished. The first video starts out with this quote, which reminded me of you James.

      "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance ...

      ... it's the illusion of knowledge."

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      If it was no inside job why is NIST the people who are responsible for the facts and finding out the cause for what happened finally are giving out the video records about what happened. Even the people who sued NIST to make them hand over the facts have found where NIST Has tried to edit some of the videos. These guys at Nist are proven liars already and the investication is under way to find out just what happened and why the cover up.

      Mike if you go on www.infowars.com usually there are daily comments about world events to keep us up to date. The comments roaches and rats were mind. The commentator had his own words for those US delegates which where very similar to mine. They change daily so they have gone by but be sure there will be some new ones as the investigation zero's in on those crazies. If you would like to comment you can place whatever comments you would like to add. Obama agreeded with Muhmaud to have an investigation. I Doubt he will but he is a Moslem too. He might if he wants to get re-elected again next time. The Dirt would really hit the fan then.

      No, James, Prescott was a known Nazi symathizer. Again check the Internet and the Skull and Bones and Bohemian Grove while you are at it..Prescott Bush's name is not his real name but that's another story.

      James, 911 was and inside job. Just yesterday I was showing a group of Christian friends the Video 911 Mysteries and I let them make up their own minds. After hearing all the bombs go off and comments from the Firemen and police and many other eye witnesses you would have to be deaf, dumb and blind to believe it was burned down. After hearing the chilling words of that poor soul on his telephone utter his last words before he was blasted to pieces with the hundred of others with him you get to become an believer that it was and inside job. Or see the poor souls jumping to their deaths from the windows make you a believer.

      Its was Thermite, James a very powerful type of explosives used by the military. The question is who's military? Ben Laden he denied it three times and the FBI could not find any conclusive evidence to convict him. On Alex's Jones video DVD , "Lose Change" even the Taliban said they would hand him over if there is evidence to convict him. Be assured there is done. If you know your way around Alex's web sites then why not try www.prisonplanet.tv, Alex has an whole bunch of videoes of his own and from the "Lone Lantern's", 911 Mysteries, from Gary Franci and a number of his own like " Lose change". If you are still in denial maybe thats just the way you are. You need proof, so go get it.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— 9-11 was no inside job. You do a disservice to your country by saying so. People are not that secretive. People talk. People have big mouths. How many people do you figure would have to be involved with a conspiracy that big? Where is your whistleblower? Obviously, Osama bin Laden is in on it since he immediately claimed credit for it to throw us rubes off track.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— Prescott Bush was no Nazi. Even Jews who have hunted down Nazis all over the world to bring them to justice all agree that this internet rumor has no basis in fact. You shouldn't defame people if you don't have facts. If you facts about Prescott Bush, let's see them.

      My study of the Rothschilds ended about the year 1900. I have read dozens of books about WWII, and watched every documentary ever made about that conflict. I have not heard that the Rothschilds could have "bought" the Jews from Hitler. Where do you get that idea?

      I am not in denial. I simply do not believe every hare-brained idea that comes down the pike without any facts to back it up.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— I did not recall a Meyer Bauer changing his name to Rothschild but that is probably true. I do not believe any people ever "faked" being Jews in Europe of those days. That is downright idiotic. They were persecuted all over Europe from time to time and nobody is going to pretend to be in a hated group like that. Lots of Jews DID pretend NOT to be Jews. That is true.

      My sound is out on my computer so I can't hear the videos in the links you provided (at this time).

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      point2make 

      8 years ago

      Excellent Hub James....as usual your FACTS and Conclusions are essentially correct. I especially enjoyed this hub as there are not many defenders of Israel James thank-you. My friend you have the "Patience of Job" I am always amazed at how people can so easily replace "the truth" with their own bias and perceptions. The Truth can never twist itself into a lie.......unfortunately many people, with agendas, do that with ease...how sad!

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      I am on my way to the theatre to see "I Want Your Money." I'll be back.

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      Nice to hear from you again too lionswhelp. You are posting some good information here. Is there a video at www.infowars.com or www.prisonplanet.com showing how the USA delegates to the UN ran like roaches from the truth last week when it was mentioned that 9/11 was an inside job contrived by the Bushwackers in the White house and the Jewish Mossad? I'd be interested in watching that if there is. I did a quick look at both sites for it but couldn't find it.

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Mike, It's nice to hear from you again.

      James did you know that Prescott Bush was a Nazi who worked closely with Hitler? I found out lately that he was the broker for the Chemical company that sold the cyanide gas to dear ole Adolf. He got caught laundering money to the Nazi's but nothing was done to him. Maybe he had connections in the White House.

      Of course if the Rothschilds had offered to ransom and pay for 6 million Jews, Hitler more than likely would have done it. So being part Jewish himself he would have more than likely made extra bucks for his war machine. Since no one would stand up for the real Jews he cut a good deal with the Chemical company. So, 6 million Jews got martyred and it is played to the hilt at how horrible the Germans were because the money grubbing Rothschilds are still at their best formenting more wars while trying to make out that Israel is okay. Only about 20% are religious.

      Hey,James while you are doing research check what the British "Crown" is. This is a little city of one square mile in London, England where all the Rothchilds bankers are. Even when the Queen visit these money grubbing power guys, she has to bow before them before they let her in. These are the real rulers of Britain. These are the ones that thought they could push their taxes down our throats but got their tea dumped in Boston Harbor.

      America and Canada are waking up. Thanks to Alex Jones and crew these murderers are in a panic to try and get their NWO order set up. They better hurry up before we dump them in a harbor. No matter what it's getting close to that time when Jesus Christ will have to come back and save this world. Just like in Genesis 6:5-7, only this time God the Father will send Jesus the Christ to save our hides from Satan's puppets the NWO and their Noahide Laws. You have your right to stay in denial James. Its your First Amendment right as long as there is a Constitution and people to stand up for it.

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      Yeah like lionswhelp I have read more than once that Meyer Bauer changed his name to Rothschild. In fact within the first minute of this 3 part video series that exposes the Rothschilds it says the same.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F4IGwuKdUQ

      The same commentator in the above set of videos is also the commentator in this video series about The Money Masters. It basically says the problems with the financial system started in 1694 during the time of William of Orange when the Bank of England was established. If you have 3 and a half hours The Money Masters is well worth watching.

      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-515319560...

      When you consider that the Rothchilds (who may or may not be Jews) financed and were behind the idea of the Zionist state of Israel you can be guaranteed that the history will be full of re-writes and propaganda. "Why didn't the rich Rothschild's ransom the Jews from Hitler?" Yeah lionswhelp that is also the question that the True Torah Jews, that do not support the state of Israel are asking.

      When investigating who knocked down the 3 Twin Towers you may want to do some research into building 7, how many steel buildings in history have collapsed do to fire (only 3), the many eye witness accounts of explosions, thermite, the fake bin Laden tapes, reports of the alleged hijackers being still alive after 9/11, the insurance policy covering terrorist attacks taken out by Silverstein the owner of the Twin Towers just months before 9/11, Odigo the Israel messenger service that it's employees had been forewarned of the attacks on the World Trade Center (remember the original count of victims was expected to be about 5,000), Comverse Technology, Verint Systems, Kobi Alexander, the six dancing Israelis or the huge network of Israeli spies in the US that were being investigated prior to 9/11, just to name a few.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— I have seen "End Game" and gave it four stars (out of five). I have no doubt there are people who want to rule the world. There always have been. I have no doubt there are people scheming to rule the world. There always have been.

      I have looked into the New World Order. I am opposed to the Federal Reserve, and the Income Tax. But we did not knock down our own buildings. There have been 300 Islamist terrorist events in the past ten years, and mountains of taped speeches by Islamists who say exactly what they want and intend to do: destroy America. Many people simply aren't listening. They are no co-conspirators with people from the west. They hate people from the west.

      I have read all about all of these secret organizations you mention. Thank you for this information. I apprciate your point of view.

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      You can believe what you want about Alex Jones that's your right. A friend told me about him 4 years ago and I started listening to him when he was still on radio in this area. I believe him now and follow him and have investigated him by what people say about him on the internet. My opinion is that he is honest person.

      Hard to believe that our own government would be a bunch of traitors but they are. There is so much information from other sources that prove that the Federal Reserve runs this country and the White House and much of congress. If you are a researcher I'm surprised you haven't investigated this whole bunch of history about the New World Order, The Builderberg, CFR. You don't need Alex Jones to prove these things but he is the best source. Try watching his video "End Game" I am certain this one video will enlighten your understanding if not you will probably find out the hard way when it is to late.

      Try putting FEMA concentration Camps on your browser or try putting in about the guilotines GHWB imported into this country when he was Ron Reagans VP and check out the Noahide Laws he signed into law when he was President for those Judaizers so they can have us celibrate "Education Day". These Judaizers helped make sure his son got elected.

      The Bauer Family changed their name to Rothschild back in the 16th or 17th centuries I will have to check the dates. Rothschild means "Red." This is a very Interesting history so check them out on the Internet because they are the ones running the whole conspiracy. Also try the Roscrucians, Illuminati, Freemasons and the Skull and Bones organization at Yale University. Pappy Bush and George are members so was Prescott Bush. PB is GHWB's father check him out while your are at it.

      These are just for starters there is a whole lot more. Try the Catholic Apostalic Church in Scotland and the Knights Templars and the Jesuits. I gotta go now my wife wants to use the computer.

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      lionswhelp— I doubt it. I'd have to look into that first question. I bought Niall Ferguson's great two volume "The House of Rothschild," which is well over 1,000 pages. I got to about the year 1900 and my daddy borrowed them and never gave them back! (Just forgetful.) It is an incredible story and one I intend to write a Hub about.

      I am not familiar with the story of the Bauer family. I am quite familiar with both World Wars, though. WWI has to be one of the most tragic events in all of history. There were many causes: countries had sworn to protect or fight with other countries if a conflict broke out; generals were over confident. It was about land and political power—as always. The problem was also that military technology had far outpaced old tactics—such as trench warfare. Had anybody known what the result would be, it would not have happened.

      I am quite familiar with Alex Jones, and most of his work is fascinating. But he lost me with "USA knocked down its own buildings" idea. That is simply not true and I can think of little more pernicious than to spread the idea that it is—or even could be. The USA has plenty of warts without making them up out of thin air.

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      lionswhelp 

      8 years ago

      Great Hub James,

      Will we humans ever get things right. We are still at one anothers throats. Why didn't the rich Rothschild's ransom the Jews from Hitler? This Bauer family of Germany seem to be behind many of the wars including World war 1 and World War 2 and the coming World War 111. they put one nation against each other to make money of all this carnage. They may say they are Jews but maybe they are not.

      Whatever, their NWO will cause the finally end of human endeavors to bring peace on earth. Alas, Jesus Christ wil return and intervene and save what is left of the Jews in Jerusalem and depose their false messiah who pushed the Noahide Laws to slaughter Christians in the USA and abroad - who follow the same real Messiah that will save them, Zechariah 12:1-11 & Zechariah 14:1-9. What a mess, but inspite of how the Jews act, Christ will make the difference.

      Hey, did you hear what Mahmoud said at the UN last week about 911 being an inside job contrived by the Bushwackers in the White house and the Jewish Massad? When in doubt check out Alex Jones' websites @ www.infowars.com & www.prisonplanet.com for more up to date info. Watch the fireworks on Alex's videos and see for yourself that those building were not burnt down by Moslems but blown to smitherines by the NWO puppets masters. Did you see all the USA delegates to the UN from run like roaches from the truth. Well, thanks for the history lessons and I really enjoy them.

      The ones about the Crusades were very good and make you think twice about some who clain to be Christians really are. You can't blame the Crusades on the Rothschilds though, I wonder who was behind them, people that say hey are Christians but are not, Revelation 13,17&18?

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— Why should the Jews make Jerusalem an international city? Is Washington DC an international city? How about Riyhad? Amman? Damascus? Cairo? Beirut? Tehran? Mecca? Funny how the only people asked to make their capital an international city are Jews.

      Speaking of Arafat, he was offered a state of Palestine with 95% of the land he asked for. This was a negotiation—nobody gets 100% of what they ask for. The offer included East Jerusalem. He turned it down. They do not want any settlement other than all Jews dead. They say so themselves every single day. Why do you not believe their very own words? I have seen a thousand film clips of "palestinians" and other muslims shouting "kill all jews" "we will drive the Jews into the sea." I have yet to ever see a film clip of a Jews shouting "death to all muslims!" "it is our duty to kill all muslims!" Have you?

      Show me the story of everyday Palestinians being blocked from Jerusalem. I was there last year and saw Muslims all over the city.

      The Dome of the Rock was put there precisely because it was the Holy site of Jews and Christians. It was artifically made holy to muslims. It is believed that this is where God created Adam and Eve; and where the Holy of Holies was located, the most sacred site in Judaism, once home of the Ark of the Covenant. In the 4th Century, St. Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, built a church on the Mount. In 691, after conquering Jerusalem, Muslims tore down the church and built a domed octagonal building on this spot for political reasons—to obscure that this was a holy place for Jews and Christians. This building is called the Dome on the Rock.

      The Arabs came out of Arabia, after slaughtering the Jews who had lived there for hundreds of years (for rejecting Muhammad's message), and conquered the Holy Land in 635 A.D. This ended 300 years of rule by Christian Byzantium and spelled serious trouble for the 3,000,000 Jews living there, many of whom fled. The Arabs ruled about 450 years; then the Christian Crusaders took the Holy Land back and held parts of it nearly 200 years as the Kingdom of Jerusalem. After the Crusaders were expelled, the Holy Land was ruled by Egyptians for 250 years before the Ottoman Turks took it from them, and kept it for 400 years.

      At the Congress of Berlin in 1878, the Ottomans allied themselves with Western Europeans against the Russians, and offered protection for Jews if they were to create a Jewish state in Palestine. Inspired by this, Jews invested in farming and roads in Israel.

      In 1880, half the population of 300,000 in greater Palestine (including the future Jordan) were Arabs; mostly migrants, nomads and bandits, from various tribes. They had made no contribution to modern civilization. 50 nationalities with as many languages inhabited the land, including 38,000 Christians—but none were called Palestinians. Arabs had never named this land and had not governed it the previous 800 years.

      After the Jews had turned barren desert into irrigated farmland, created a clean water supply, sanitation, and largely eliminated malaria; Arabs began moving there to work as laborers on Jewish farms. Most of the land in Israel was purchased by Jews from absentee Arab landowners. This land was in no way the "ancestral homeland of Palestinians for thousands of years." That is a modern myth.

      The Peel Commission (1937) set out to resolve the problems in Palestine. The solution: to divide Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states. This would grant the Jews only 17% of their original promised Homeland—yet they accepted it. Arabs complained that this solution would grant Jews the best farmland—conveniently not mentioning that these fabulous agricultural areas had been swamps or desert for centuries before Jewish labor and capital had miraculously transformed them.

      I do know where you are coming from, Mike. I have an uncle that I love dearly who constantly preaches about the Jews running the world through the Tri-Lateral Commission, etc., that the real jews moved to Britain, or better yet, became the American Indians, while the Jews killed in the Holocaust are "phony Jews" [if they were killed at all—maybe Jews faked the Holocaust]. It is his hatred of Jews that made me research this as extensively as I have—to see if he was right.

    • Make  Money profile image

      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      James the propaganda in western media has never been pro Palestinian. For some reason the western media has always equated the Zionists as us and the Palestinians as them. But I am a Christian with no affiliation to neither. I don't follow an eye for an eye like those two groups do, which is no doubt the origin of their ongoing dispute. I am not a Judeo Christian, I am a Christian, period.

      What we are seeing these days are people looking through the Zionist propaganda to see the truth. I remember hearing a middle east reporter when asked about the then current issue say something to the effect "you can't believe either of them. Both Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat are liers." So it is very obvious that there is propaganda coming from both sides. What we are to do is try to decipher the news that we get to decide what side is closest to the truth. One thing that I do remember that helped me decide was that Yasser Arafat agreed with Pope John Paul II to make Jerusalem an international city. The Zionists did not agree to this. That gives us a good example to show who is pushing who. This also gives us a picture into the future with the Zionists plan to build the third temple for their animal sacrifices on the site in Jerusalem that now holds the Dome of the Rock, the third most holiest site in Islam. Palestinians have been evicted from east Jerusalem lately. They have been refusing entry into Jerusalem for any Palestinians other than the elderly, that includes Christian Palestinians. The very day after Obama recently spoke at the UN the cement started to be poured in east Jerusalem.

      Yeah a few Zionists bought Palestinian land but most of it was stolen. The Deir Yassin massacre is considered to have generated more panic among the Arab population than all other previous operations by Irgun and Stern Gang Zionist terrorists together and to have caused a mass flight of Palestinians in numerous areas. Because there is a Jewish population in Syria, Iran, Yemen and Turkey, all with Muslim majorities I believe the so called mass exile of Jews from Muslim countries is exaggerated. Like I say there's propaganda on both sides. In fact I have read that most Jews from Muslim countries just chose to move to Israel. You never hear of a call for compensation by Jews from those countries, which is just not consistent with there character. If you don't believe there are Jews living in Syria, Iran, Yemen and Turkey then you can check the CIA Factbook, choose the country, click People then scroll down to religion. Some of the other countries in the middle east show a percentage for other religions, so that also could include Jews.

      https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world...

      Well at least it's good that you recognize those living in the refugee camps as those that used to live in Palestine. You call them what you want. I'll call them what they are, Palestinians. You say tomato, I say tomato. The nomads you refer to are the Bedouin tribes. They also took part in overthrowing the Ottoman Empire. The English certainly did not overthrow the Ottoman Empire without lots of help from the Arabs of that region. I believe there are still some desert dwelling Bedouins living in the Negev desert of southern Israel, unless the Zionists have kicked them out too. Actually there are over four million registered Palestinian refugees with the UN and that's just as of 2002.

      You've mentioned that it wouldn't work if the people of North America went back to the countries that their ancestors lived in. I agree. The same holds true for the Zionists. I mean the few that their ancestors were actually part of the 12 tribes. It's not working James. A one state solution would. Call it Israel or what ever you want.

      The UN did not recognize the state of Israel because they thought the Zionists were the "chosen" or that land was given to them by God with His promise to Abraham. It's not from God if it has to be controlled by the gun. And if you hold the belief of the Christian Zionists you might want to read these passages from Galatians 3. Galatians 3:7 "Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham." Galatians 3:16 "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ." Galatians 3:29 "And if you be Christ's, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise."

      You may also want to read this web page called The Chosen. I wrote it 5 or 6 years ago to try to put those that are deceived by Christian Zionists back on the right path.

      http://www.whymostfail.com/chosen.html

      Call me Mike if you like.

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— Of course, people can call themselves anything they want. Many censuses were conducted in the area before 1948 and the people identified themselves then as Arabs, Egyptians, Libyans, etc. Zero people called themselves Palestians and most Americans are very surprised to learn this, having absorbed decades of propaganda that for centuries there have been a people known as Palestinians. Most of them were just passing through, living as nomads.

      Most of the land in the Holy Land was legally sold to Jews by absentee owners who held title issued by the Ottomans. In other words, they paid for it—they didn't just take it (as is implied by anti-Jewish rhetoric).

      No doubt when the fledging state of Israel was attacked by Muslims on all sides, 500,000 settled Palestinians fled to escape the fighting zone. They figured the little state would be soon crushed. But at the same time, an equal number of Jews living in Muslims lands fell under severe persecution and fled from where THEY had lived for centuries TO Israel. The difference is in how both groups of refugees were treated by their brethren. The Jews were made citizens; the Muslims were put into refugee camps by their own people.

      I am well familiar with the story in the rest of your post. Perhaps you can direct comments to the first and second Hubs in this three part series about those.

      Surely you don't doubt that Israel is the ancient home of the Jews—just as Arabia is the home of Arabs. There were three million Jews living in Israel in the 7th century when the Muslims invaded and conquered the Byzantines. Should not the descendents of those three million people have a "right to return?"

      The Ottoman Turks ruled this land until 1917. They were not from there—they are not even from Turkey. Turkey was a Christian nation until the 13th century when the Christians fled the Turkish invasion. Should their descendents have a "right to return" to Turkey?

      The British had as much right to do as they saw fit with the Holy Land after they defeated the Ottomans as the Ottomans had when they ruled it.

      If you want to destroy Israel you may as well destroy dozens of other countries that were formed in a similar fashion. We can start with the partition that created Pakistan.

    • Make  Money profile image

      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      First James I did not say that you are a Zionist. Elie Weisel may endorse that book but many other Holocaust survivors and their children support the Palestinian cause against the state of Israel, Norman Finckelstein being one of the most outspoken. In fact the majority of people that are very outspoken against the state of Israel these days are Jews.

      The Arabs are Semites, see

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic

      Denying the Arabs of that region the use of calling them selves Palestinian is akin to denying you the use of calling yourself an American. The only difference is that one side of your heritage moved to the US while the Arabs in Palestine have been living there for thousands of years, see this page on the Samaritans for proof,

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritan

      And I do not hate anyone. A solution to peace in that region is the sole purpose of me posting. Your 3 part series here does completely nothing to advance peace in that region. Contrary to Joan Peters' book Jews and Arabs did live in peace together in that region prior to the first Zionist colony in Palestine in 1878. I know that for a fact because I have heard Jews say that their ancestors that lived in Palestine for generations lived in peace with the Palestinians before the Zionists moved there. This was in a crowded heated chat room. When these Jews said they lived in peace with the Palestinians before the Zionists moved there they were viciously verbally attacked by Zionist Ashkenazi Jews. Elie Weisel may endorse Joan Peters' book but seeing he is a Holocaust survivor he or his ancestors never lived in that region. Shlomo Sand's solution to peace with a one state solution is the best that I have heard and many Jews, even Jews that live in Israel agree.

      This map shows the first Zionist colony in Palestine, started in 1878 just north east of Jaffa. It also shows many Palestinian towns and villages plus 6 mixed Jewish and Palestinian towns, Jaffa, Haifa, Safed, Tiberias, Jerusalem and Hebron.

      http://www.passia.org/palestine_facts/MAPS/first_z...

      This map shows the Zionist colonies in Palestine at the beginning of the British Mandate in 1920. Note the many Palestinian towns and villages plus the 6 mixed towns still existed then.

      http://www.passia.org/palestine_facts/MAPS/Zionist...

      This map shows Zionist and Palestinian landownership in percentages by subdistrict in 1945. Quite the major difference to what it looks like now.

      http://www.passia.org/palestine_facts/MAPS/Zionist...

      During the first world war the British made two contradicting deals, one with the Arabs and one with Zionist Jews in New York. The Arabs in that region were our allies and were the major factor in defeating the Ottoman Empire. The deal the British made with the Arabs was that there would not be a Zionist homeland in Palestine. Contradicting this deal with the Arabs was the Balfour Declaration with only 5 agreeing to it, 3 of which were Zionists.

      Note the Arab opposition to the Balfour Declaration was made by both Muslims and Christians. "Later that month, (November 1918) on the first anniversary of the occupation of Jaffa by the British, the Muslim-Christian Association sent a lengthy memorandum and petition to the military governor protesting once more any formation of a Jewish state."

      And there was major controversy behind the declaration as we can see by these quotes below from this page on the Balfour Declaration.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration_o...

      "British public and government opinion became increasingly less favorable to the commitment that had been made to Zionist policy. In February 1922 Winston Churchill, telegraphed Herbert Samuel asking for cuts in expenditure and noting:

      "In both Houses of Parliament there is growing movement of hostility, against Zionist policy in Palestine, which will be stimulated by recent Northcliffe articles. I do not attach undue importance to this movement, but it is increasingly difficult to meet the argument that it is unfair to ask the British taxpayer, already overwhelmed with taxation, to bear the cost of imposing on Palestine an unpopular policy.

      Sir John Evelyn Shuckburgh of the new Middle East department of the Foreign Office discovered that the correspondence prior to the declaration was not available in the Colonial Office, 'although Foreign Office papers were understood to have been lengthy and to have covered a considerable period'." The 'most comprehensive explanation' of the origin of the Balfour Declaration the Foreign Office was able to provide was contained in a small 'unofficial' note of Jan 1923 affirming that:

      little is known of how the policy represented by the Declaration was first given form. Four, or perhaps five men were chiefly concerned in the labour-the Earl of Balfour, the late Sir Mark Sykes, and Messrs. Weizmann and Sokolow, with perhaps Lord Rothschild as a figure in the background. Negotiations seem to have been mainly oral and by means of private notes and memoranda of which only the scantiest records seem to be available."

      End of quotes.

      What is so dumbfounding behind the Balfour Declaration is the power and authority these Russian Jews had, that had just recently emigrated to New York after their failed 1905 communist Russian Revolution. I mean how was it possible that these Russian Jews in New York City could promise the British that they would bring the US into the first world war if a couple of Englishmen promised these Russian Jews a Zionist homeland in Palestine. I mean where would these Russian Jews possibly get the power and authority to promise US involvement in the first world war when they had just emigrated to New York City 12 years before hand.

      After their failed 1905 communist Russian Revolution some Russian Jews also emigrated to Germany where they thrived and lived a prosperous life. Prior to the Balfour Declaration England was just weeks away from starvation. The world was taken by surprise with the German U-boats. But also prior to the Balfour Declaration Germany was ready to settle for peace. With the Balfour Declaration and the US coming into the first world war it caused many more un-needed deaths. At the Treaty of Versailles the Germans found out about the Russian Jews' deal with the Balfour Declaration and we all know the rest of the story.

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— You are mistaken about the "disgusting denial" of a people who called themselves Palestinians. I am no Zionist, sir. I am an American of Welsh and Cherokee descent who has studied history all of his life. I have never read a book by a Zionist and rarely read any books written by Jews.

      Everybody knows the Romans called the area "Palestine" thinking it was the area originally inhabited by "Philistines" who were essentially Greeks, not a semitic people. I did not dispute the word Palestine. I am telling you that no human being on this earth called himself a PALESTINIAN until the 1950s. The Muslims who roamed through this region, mostly nomads, called themselves Syrians, Egyptians, Libyans, etc etc etc. None of them said "I am a Palestinian." Your mind is clouded by propaganda. You probably think Yassir Arafat was a "Palestinian."

      Return home to Palestine? I suppose they would like to claim that land since it was a desert wasteland when their ancestors last lived there. I have viewed extensive photographs of the Holy Land from the mid 1850s til now. It is the Jews who transformed it from dirt poor poverty living in the stone age to one of the most modern and accomplished nations on earth. Do you also expect an equal number of Israelis to "return" to all the countries they were driven out of? Those Muslims living in camps have never lived in Israel. Should I return to Wales? Should all the Europeans in America return to Europe? Should the American Indians return to Asia? Should the English return to Normandy and Saxony and Norway? Should the Irish and Scottish return to Turkey? Should the Turks return to Central Asia? Should the Mexicans return to Mexico? People move around. That's what they do.

      If someone now lives in a mansion where my grandfather once lived in a shack is that mansion rightfully mine?

      Yes, I have heard of all the incidents you quoted. If you are a backer of the United Nations no wonder you have blinders on.

      Why don't you read: http://www.amazon.com/Time-Immemorial-Arab-Jewish-...

      and get back to me. It is endorsed by Elie Weisel—unless you hate him too.

    • Make  Money profile image

      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      No James, that is what the zionists would like you to believe but history tells a different story.

      "Since the Byzantine Period, the Byzantine borders of Palaestina (I and II, also known as Palaestina Prima, "First Palestine", and Palaestina Secunda, "Second Palestine"), have served as a name for the geographic area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Under Arab rule, Filastin (or Jund Filastin) was used administratively to refer to what was under the Byzantines Palaestina Secunda (comprising Judaea and Samaria), while Palaestina Prima (comprising the Galilee region) was renamed Urdunn ("Jordan" or Jund al-Urdunn)."

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestine

      April 1946 map of Palestine

      http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Maps/Story...

      To me this is the lowest thing the zionists could possibly do, to try to convince the world that the Palestinian people never existed. Disgusting.

      I once heard a UN official that had just returned from the middle east say on the news that the Palestinians living in refugee camps in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon have a higher standard of living there than people living on disability support, mother's allowance and social assistance do here in the west. I imagine the Palestinians will continue to live in the refugee camps until they can return home to Palestine.

      "and mostly that the hate and violence comes entirely from the Muslim side." Um I guess you didn't notice the white phosphorus raining down on Gaza during the winter of 2008–2009. Or the complete Israeli overkill in the 2006 Lebanon War. Or the Israeli barrier walls and check points that are akin to the iron curtain. Or the blockade of Gaza making it the largest concentration camp in the history of the world. James I guess you have never heard of the Irgun or the Stern Gang. They were the first terrorists in the middle east, and zionists. Have you never heard about the bombing of the King David Hotel by zionist terrorists. Or the deliberate Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. Or the many many UN resolutions against Israel for war crimes and crimes against humanity that the US continually veto.

      No, contrary to what the zionists would like you to believe Palestine was not a desert wasteland before the Ashkenazi Jews got there. They just moved right into Palestinian homes, shops and orchards.

      James you do realize that Ashkenazi Jews are descended from Noah's son Japheth don't you (Gen. 10:1-3 & I Chr. 1:4-6). That means not from Noah's son Sem or Shem who the Semites descend from. Taken directly from the Encyclopedia of Judaism. About 80 to 90% of the Jewish world are Ashkenazi.

      http://www.answers.com/topic/ashkenazi

      On the other hand from this page on the Samaritans we see that many Palestinians descend from the Samaritans as well as the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. Ephraim and Manasseh were two parts of the tribe of Joseph.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritan

      Yes Shlomo Sand said a mouth full in his book that I posted in my previous comment when he called for a one state solution.

      It's almost laughable when someone from the US says "but why do they hate us so much?" You can be virtually guaranteed that it is not because of jealousy.

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Make Money— I followed these links. Thank you for providing them. I agree with you that my Hubs are one-sided. What with all the propaganda coming from the other side of this argument, I felt it was high time someone told the Israeli side.

      What cannot be disputed is that there was no such thing as a "Palestinian" until the 1950s; That the "Palestinians have been kept in camps by their own brothers for 60 years, while an equal number of Jewish refugees were accepted into Israel as citizens; and mostly that the hate and violence comes entirely from the Muslim side. I never hear a Jew say "Exterminate all Muslims!" Israel was a desert wasteland before the Jews made it into a remarkable country. Naturally, there is always someone who wants what others have created, especially if it is wealth.

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      Make Money 

      8 years ago from Ontario

      I generally enjoy and agree with most of your hubs James. But I find this 3 part series on Israel extremely one sided. I could correct a pile of your errors but that would take 3 hubs in itself. So I will leave it up to the majority of the Jewish world from these two searches to correct you.

      http://www.google.ca/search?q=Jews+against+Israel&...

      http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=firef...

      In fact some Jews in Israel are suggesting a one state solution where Jews and Arabs are guaranteed equal protection, not a two state solution at all. But that won't happen if US administrations continually stick their noses in where they don't belong.

      http://www.alternet.org/story/122810/?page=1

      http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1844674223/?tag=pubden09-2...

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      CMerritt— You are most welcome. Thank you for reading my work. I agree with your comments wholeheartedly.

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