'Festival Of Hate' Against
Israel Set For UN
By Melissa Radler
Jerusalem Post

NEW YORK - In an annual event an Israeli official here called "a festival of hatred against Israel," Palestinians stationed at United Nations offices in New York, Geneva, and Vienna are to mark today's 54th anniversary of the UN partition plan by denouncing Israel.
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which has been commemorated annually since 1977, is sponsored by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, which counts more than 20 UN ambassadors - most from the Third world - as members. The committee includes the Palestinian right of return to Israel among its tenets. Israel and the US are boycotting the event.
"Israel does not participate in any convention organized by the committee, because that body is one-sided and extremely hostile towards Israel," said Ariel Milo, a spokesman for Israel's mission to the UN.
At the US mission to the UN, a spokesman said the Americans are not scheduled to participate in today's events, and said they did not participate in last year's commemoration. He declined to elaborate on the reason for the US absence.
On the agenda this year are speeches on the Palestinian issue by high-ranking UN officials, including Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the presidents of the Security Council and General Assembly. Also scheduled to speak are groups traditionally hostile to Israel, including officials from the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries and the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.
The committee also plans to screen two documentary films, Gaza Under Siege and Mahmoud Darwish: As the Land is the Language, which is to be followed by a General Assembly discussion on "The question of Palestine."
Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat told this year's General Assembly debate in early November that "the Palestinian state was not recognized by the UN [in 1947]. On the contrary, the Palestinian people faced a tremendous historic injustice, the majority were uprooted from their homes and were made refugees."
Middle East expert Daniel Pipes said the Palestinians' annual looking back to 1947 "confirms that the Palestinians have not yet come to terms with the existence of a sovereign Jewish state. That they still want to go back and fight that battle confirms to me that there is no utility in discussing the details of a settlement so long as this reluctance continues," he said. Pipes also criticized the Palestinian leadership's "pattern of historical fabrication and denial in the Arab-Israeli conflict," including Arafat's rewriting of the partition plan during the General Assembly debate.

Richard Colfax

Only Israel can be publically tromped like this and it go unseen and unrecognized, even celebrated. So long as any Arab in the world, foreign or domestic, can call him/herself a "Palestinian" then the Palestinan state is nothing more than a phantom nation, a seemingly endless resource of jew-hating Arabs bent on the destruction of a jewish state of Israel. Who do they think they're fooling? If you emptied the country of Palestinians, in three days it would refill with all new people claiming to be Palestinians!

Rabid Zionism under the banner of "Israel can do no wrong" is equally evil... but something has got to change. Israel has patiently endured non-stop terrorism from so-called Palestinians for decades. Soon now the world will see the powerful hand of Israel; she will strike back in ways never before imagined.

The prophet Zechariah should be heeded:

"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God. In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." Zechariah 12:2

This will likely begin with Saddam and end with the so-called Palestinians.
From Christopher Day 11-30-1
Dear Jeff,
Richard Colfax's comment, ''Israel has patiently endured non-stop terrorism from so-called Palestinians for decades," ( 'Festival Of Hate Against Israel Set For UN' by Melissa Radler. Jerusalem Post, November 29, 2001) requires a considered response. Charley Reece presents a well reasoned opposing piece posted on on October 5, 2001.
Chris in Australia.
...A concerned human being who is trying hard not to be an anti-Semitic, racist, nationalist, isolationist, separatist, extreme rightist, looney leftist, middle-eastern looking terrorist.) ___
It Is Absurd To Say Israel Is Not A Racist State
By Charley Reese (c) 2001
King Features Syndicate -
September 10, 2001
Posted on October 5, 2001
It was no surprise that the United States and Israel walked out of a United Nations conference on racism as soon as Israel came in for criticism. It is, however, a disgrace. Israel certainly is a racist state. Its own human-rights advocates call it that. The claim that Israel doesn't discriminate against non-Jews is absurd on its face.
Suppose, for example, the U.S. Congress passed a law that said the United States is a Christian, Anglo-Saxon nation and that any Christian, Anglo-Saxon person anywhere in the world is automatically eligible to become a citizen. Do you seriously think the Anti-Defamation League would not have a conniption fit and scream racism?
Well, Israel has such a law for Jews. Thus a Russian Jew, for example, can become a citizen, but a Palestinian driven out of his own country in 1948 cannot return.
Suppose, for another example, a group of wealthy people established the Christian National Fund. This fund would be used to purchase property. Once purchased, the property could never be sold to, rented to or leased to a non-Christian. Would that not be called discrimination? Well, there is such a fund called the Jewish National Fund, which has all of those restrictions on the property it owns. It played a great part in establishing Israel.
And, of course, if American officials routinely issued building permits to Christian Anglo-Saxons while denying them to Jews or other groups, that would be considered racist. And neighbourhoods that denied non-Christians an opportunity to buy or rent would likewise be considered racist. All of these forms of discrimination are practiced in Israel against Palestinians.
The language that caused the United States to leave the conference was in a resolution passed by 3,000 non-governmental organizations in 44 regional and interest-based caucuses, according to the Indian Express. Some American news reports have made it seem like it was an Arab-only move. I'd say the United States is definitely in a minority, as it usually is when it defends Israel -- not on the basis of facts, but on the basis of the power of the Zionist lobby in the United States.
Fortunately, a growing number of American Jews are beginning to defy the slanders of the Zionist lobby and speak out against the human-rights abuses Israel inflicts on the Palestinians.
That indeed is the duty of all people of conscience. Acts that would be unacceptable in the United States cannot be condoned simply because they are done by Israelis to Palestinians. That in itself is a racist attitude.
In the meantime, much of the American press is allowing the Israeli government to dictate its language for propaganda purposes. If the Israelis wish to refer to assassinations as "targeted killing," that's their business, but American journalism should call them what they are -- assassinations. Assassination of political opponents, collective punishments inflicted on innocent people, confiscation of property, restriction of movements and employing military engines of destruction against an unarmed population are all considered crimes against humanity. Employing tanks against unarmed demonstrators in the West Bank and Gaza is no different than employing tanks against unarmed demonstrators in Tiananmen Square.
You might want to meditate on why the American reaction is different even though the circumstances are similar.
It is also useful to keep George Washington's warning constantly in mind: "Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence -- I conjure you to believe me, fellow citizens -- the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government."
Zionism is foreign influence.


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