´PALESTINIANISM´ EQUALS ANTI-SEMITISM / Exclusive: Joseph Farah explains realities of ´a virulent form of hatred of an entire people´ (WND-WORLD NET DAILY COMMENTARY) by JOSEPH FARAH 03/31/12)
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I’m sure you’ve all heard the leftist canard that “Zionism equals
You have seen the disgusting signs at Occupy Wall Street
You remember the United Nations’ resolutions to this effect.
You recall the charges at the World Conference on Racism in Durban.
You might have forgotten the 2011 conference in Istanbul where this
accusation was affirmed by Islamists.
Anyway, it’s a constant propaganda theme of what I
call “Palestinianism,” a warped ideology that infects the minds of
many throughout the world but dominates in Dar al Islam.
It’s a lie, of course. But it’s worse than that. While some
deceptions – often the best – contain a grain of truth, this one
represents the exact polar opposite of the truth.
What’s the truth?
The truth is that anti-Zionism equals anti-Semitism, a virulent form
of hatred of an entire people – almost synonymous with racism. And,
even more specifically, what I call “Palestinianism” equals anti-
First, though, we need to define Zionism. It is and was a political
movement for the establishment and support of a national homeland for
the Jews in what was, at the time, called Palestine. Throughout the
20th century, when the movement caught steam and when the nation of
Israel was reformed, most of the people living in the region were
If you called yourself a “Palestinian” prior to 1948, chances are
good you were a Jew. It was never a popular term among Arabs until
after the 1967 war when Yasser Arafat popularized “Palestinianism” as
a new nationalist liberation movement that caught on among leftists
who love nationalist liberation movements. Arafat
claimed “Palestinian” Arabs, not Jews, were the true indigenous
peoples of the land. And that had great appeal worldwide – just as
anti-Semitism always has.
Why is anti-Zionism anti-Semitic?
For several reasons:
-Because it was invented and popularized by people, like Arafat, who
sought to use it as a twisted ideology for personal gain, empowerment
and eradication of the Jews.
-Because those same forces claimed – and still claim today – that
Jews never really possessed the land, denying overwhelming historical
and archeological evidence.
-They also claimed that the Jews all came from Europe, which is
provably untrue. In fact, there are as many Jews in Israel today who
were either refugees from Arab countries or are the children of those
displaced from Arab countries as there are Arab “Palestinian”
refugees – perhaps more. The remainder of Jews in Israel today
literally come from every continent in the world, representing every
-Today there is at least one Muslim nation in the world that
regularly threatens to annihilate Israel – and all Jews – while it
builds nuclear weapons. Iran is also one of the biggest sponsors
of “Palestinian” terrorism. To my knowledge, none of that money and
none of those weapons have been turned away.
-Multiculturalists are fond of contending that “all people have a
right to self-determination.” Yet many of the non-Islamic purveyors
of the Zionism-equals-racism myth are multiculturalist leftists who
have adopted the “Palestinianist” cause. Why the exception? Why are
Jews the only people denied a nation in their only historical
homeland? The answer – racism, if indeed you consider Jews a race,
which I do not.
-And that raises the next question: If Zionism is racism, who is the
victim of that racism? The slanderous proponents of this invention
suggest it is the “Palestinian.” But who are “Palestinians”? They are
Arabs, mostly Muslims, who claim to be the genealogical and spiritual
descendants of Abraham, just as the Jews do. So, where is
But there’s one more greatly overlooked reason that “Palestinianism”
equals anti-Semitism, and I don’t know why I seem to be the only
person pointing this out.
Both the Palestinian Authority, the officially recognized entity
representing the “Palestinian” statehood movement, and other Islamic
terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah that continue to wage this
asymmetrical war on Israel, insist when their beloved “Palestinian”
nation is created it will not permit any Jews to live there.
Note they do not, at this point, insist that Christians will be
excluded. They do not insist, at this point, that other non-Muslims
will not be allowed. But they are strong advocates of what would be
called anywhere else in the world the “ethnic cleansing” of all Jews
from the territory – even though they do not all admit publicly and
on the record that they seek to destroy Israel and eradicate all
Jews. They understand the latter might meet with more resistance
internationally and in the media than merely demanding a state where
one already exists.
That’s why “Palestinianism,” as I call it, equals anti-Semitism.
And that’s why it is a detestable, defamatory fable and blood libel.
Shabot shalom, Israel. Never compromise. Keep the faith. Happy
Passover. Trust in God, not in men, for your future. (© 2012
WorldNetDaily.com, Inc. 03/31/12)
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