Once again I am responding to a readers comments through a full posting. This time to Joel who wrote this comment to the article "Useless Discours-Another Israel-Bashing Event at UC-Irvine":
Israel has been occupying the West Bank and Gaza since 1967 and it continues to colonize these territories. It's time to end these policies once and for all.Wow! 2 short sentences that have nothing to do with the article posted, but will make this child look cool to his friends when he mentions it. Oh and it is cool these days to be for the destruction of Israel and the murder of another 7 million Jews (Your skinhead friends will be very pleased with you.).
Normally I would have the author of the posting respond to you, and if Mr. Fouse wishes to, I will be happy to welcome him into the debate.
To start off the debate let me give you a few FACTS.
Arabs are not the Indigenous People, Jews are.
A study by the University of Chicago found that Arab populations, including Palestinians, Jordanians, Syrians, Iraqis, and Bedouin, have at least some sub-Saharan African genes. Non-Arabs from the region, including Turks, Kurds, Armenians, Azeris, Georgians, and Jews did not have any African roots. A possible explanation is the proximity of the Arabian peninsula to the Black African nations. This conclusion is favored by the fact that Yemenite Arabs have 35% Black African genes in their mtDNA (which passes through the mother), while others have less. Yemen, of course, is very close geographically to several Black African nations. Other Arabs, especially those far away from the Arabian peninsula, have as little as 10% African blood in their mtDNA. As such, it is possible that the African gene was merely diluted by the introduction of non-Arab (and non-African) genes to the pool when Arabs began to conquer other Middle East people after the rise of Islam. The "real" Arabs -- those who have Arab ancestors stretching beyond the last 1,400 years - are actually 35% Black in their mtDNA. These Arabs are from the Arabian peninsula.The local Christian Arabs can claim the right of being part of the Indigenous Population due to their being descended from the Jewish population of the land, but not the Muslim population. They originated in Yemen, arrived in the land in the 1480s (About the time Columbus 'discovered' and colonized the New World.), and should be resettled back in Yemen immediately.
There is a significant Christian population among Palestinian Arabs, leading some to claim that at least part of the Palestinian population (the Christians) descended from the original followers of Christ, who were, of course, Jews (they were Jews ethnically, even if they didn't follow Judaism).
Forgetting the genetics, history has shown a presence of the Jewish People in the land, non-stop for the last 3500 years. Historical evidence of this presences in found in the historical writings of the Babylonians, Greeks, Roman, Muslims, Crusaders, Turks and Westerners. Mark Twain mentions the Jews in his travels. The Greeks mention the Jews and their obscene practice of circumcision. The Romans mention them in many places. So looking at historical sources, I give you the following:
- When Joshua led the people of Israel back to the promise land, he was fulfilling God's commandment to return to the land of their forefathers. God admonished him to kill everything and everyone. There were Jews again in the land.
- When the Babylonians conquered, there were Jews in Israel.
- When the Greeks conquered, there were Jews in Israel.
- When the Romans conquered, there were Jews in Israel.
- When the Muslims conquered, there were Jews in Israel.
- When the Crusaders conquered, there were Jews in Israel.
- When the Muslims re-conquered, there were Jews in Israel.
- When the Ottoman Turks conquered, there were Jews in Israel.
- When the British were given the Mandate, there were Jews in Israel.
- When in 1948, the Jews took back the land stolen from them, there were Jews in Israel.
Now here is an HISTORICAL fact that you should know. It happened 6 years ago:
Israel Left Gaza!What a concept! Total withdrawal without a peace treaty, with just the promise that the Arabs MIGHT stop shelling Israel. A Broken Promise! Israel has been shelled almost on a daily basis for the last 10 years. No other nation would have been forced by the world to put up with that, no other nation would have been condemned for attacking those who attack them. Why? Because Israel is the JEWISH nation, it must be held to higher standards by the anti-Semites (Like yourself Joel.) of the world.
Why wasn't Qadaffy put to such a standard? Or Egypt, Iran Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, or any of the Islamic nations (57) whose record of Human Rights is so abysmal that the only redress to do is to put them in charge of it. The lunatics really are running the asylmun.
Before you post your 2 line comments again, research the FACTS. Anti-Israel sentiments is just another name for anti-Semitism.
I am Israel