The article at the url below written by Ruby Hamad, whose prior articles reveal a cunning Muslim apologist, twisting everything from the Rotherham Muslim Grooming Scandal to the Paris attacks as part of sinister, right-wing Islamophobia. As those who know me will agree, I’m suffering from severe Islamonausea, as the news is full of sickening evidence of Applied Islamic Jihad and its disgusting twin, Shariah.
I felt compelled, a frequent feeling nowadays, to pen a Letter to the Editor of Daily Life, a Fairfax Publication:
RE: Article by Ruby Hamad 14/01/2016 Daily Life
When an article purporting to be about how the controversial Australia Day ALA “lamb ad” misuses Aboriginal symbology in an ad devoid of any Aboriginal Australians, and promotes consumption of an introduced livestock animal as an holiday “tradition”, imagine my surprise to see the author’s deceptive segue into a rant about so called Israeli “misappropriation” of hummus & falafel.
Putting aside the issue of perpetual Muslim offence and self-referential victimhood, the op-ed is loaded with historical revisionism that cannot be overlooked, lest your readers believe the hoary old narrative of Palestinian displacement from “their land”.
By 1948, one million Jews lived in the Muslim nations of Arabia and had lived there for over 3500yrs. Having migrated to Arabia from their point of origin in ancient Mesapotamia, Jews were enslaved in Egypt for over 400yrs, intersecting with the reign of Pharoah Ramses II at its end. Following the Exodus from Egypt, regardless of the religious mythology surrounding the event, the Jews entered the land of Canaan, where today Greater Israel is located and together with a number of allied pagan tribes, conquered the region approximately 3500yrs ago.
On several occasions, empires came and went, driving Jews out, as the tiny strip of land was used as the highway between Greece, Rome and Arabia, Africa and later the Ottomans. Although some Jews always remained, many were driven into the surrounding lands of Arabia. When Islam arrived with Muhammad in Mecca & Medina in the 620’s A.D., Jews throughout the Middle East consumed a diet similar to local Christian and Pagan populations that included the whole gamut of Middle Eastern food Ms Hamad is claiming as “Palestinian”. In fact, Muhammad borrowed heavily from Jewish dietary laws in devising Islamic dietary laws. After all, Jewish dietary laws date back some 2000yrs before Muhammad was born.
When Jews fled Israel following the Roman conquest in and the destruction of the Second Temple in 70A.D., whilst many settled in Arabia, others fled to Spain, where they lived for hundreds of years, until expelled by Ferdinand & Elizabeth, under pressure from The Inquistion, in 1492A.D. The Spanish Jews fled in several directions, including north to Central and Eastern Europe, Russia & Ukraine, whilst many returned to Arabia, agreeing to live as second class citizens in Muslim nations and pay the annual “Jizya” tax on infidels to remain alive.
Over the next 500yrs, separation by distance led to a divergence in Jewish culture and tradition, namely the Ashkenazi or European Jews and the Sephardi or so called Oriental Jews. In her article, Ms Hamad ignores the fact that 500,000 members of the Sephardi community were integrated by Israel in 1948 after being expelled from all surrounding Arab nations in response to the United Nations establishment of Israel by way of the “Partition Plan” in 1948. The Arabs rejected the Partition Plan and declared a “War of Extermination” on Israel, two hours after it was declared a Jewish Nation.
In 1922, under British Mandate, there were only 120,000 nomadic Bedouin and about 50,000 Jews in the entire area under British Control. The land was so ravaged by centuries of nomadic neglect that it was considered barren and untillable. The small but growing Jewish population, arriving in dribs and drabs from the mid-1800’s, worked incessantly to rehabilitate the land and as they did, employment opportunities arose that stimulated Jordanian, Syrian, Lebanese and even Egyptian (eg. Yasser Arafat) migration to obtain a better life. By 1948, there were 150,000 Jews and 750,000 Arabs living in what became Israel. By then, what remained of European Jewry had mainly fled the hell of Europe and many migrated to the Jewish Homeland in order to attempt to restart their lives.
The Jews had by then purchased nearly 50% of Israel from the mainly absentee landlords who owned title to most of the British Mandated land. Jews paid inflated prices to obtain this land, until the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, an honorary General (bestowed by Himmler himself) in the Nazi SS during WWII, prohibited Muslims from selling land to Jews under penalty of death. The Grand Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, used the occasion of the declaration of the nationhood of Israel to spread panic amongst the Arab population by broadcasting day and night that the Jews would exterminate them. 400,000 fled Eastward to the border of Israel & Jordan, intending to return after the 7 Arab nations now at war with Israel, destroyed the Jewish State.
When the Arabs were defeated, King Hussein of Jordan refused to permit the refugees from returning to their Jordanian countrymen, many of whom were relatives and friends. The reason he did this was because the King and 20% of Jordanians are Hashemites, one of the ancient pagan Arab tribes converted to Islam by Muhammad. The Hashemite minority control Jordan, whilst “ordinary Arabs” make up the other 80% of Jordanians and are excluded from positions of power or influence. Instead, King Hussein kept the fleeing ex-Jordanian Arabs in limbo, refugee camps that became cities on the West Bank. Worse still, Jordan and all other Arab nations cynically used these people as propaganda tools in their existential religious battle to destroy Israel and end the gross humiliation of Jews residing as free and equal citizens on what Muhammad defined as eternally Muslim land. That humiliation remains today as the primary source of the Middle East conflict. For Islam collectively, the presence of tiny, undefeated Israel in its midst is intolerable & deeply shameful.
The British called Jews living under the 1922 Mandate, “Palestinians” and named the area, “Palestine”. The flag used for “Palestine” was blue and white with a central, gold Jewish Star of David and it bore a strong resemblance to the modern Israeli flag. The Jews did NOT steal the Palestinian’s land. The immigrant Arabs did not own it. Furthermore, the term “Palestinian” as used today was misappropriated by Yasser Arafat following the Arab defeat in the 1967 Six Day War, with the express aim of dishonestly claiming the underdog position from the Jews. This goal was expressly stated by a PLO U.N. representative at the U.N. General Assembly in 1977 (look it up). So there is and never was a “Palestinian People or Nation” and Israel has been wrongly accused in respect of this fabricated Arab group for far too long, despite historians, world leaders and numerous generally educated people knowing the truth of the real historical events.
The blatant misappropriation of Middle Eastern food by Ms Hamad in the name of the “Palestinians” is deliberate and is part of a well articulated policy of dissimulation, trying to claim that the Palestinians are an ancient people with legitimate claims to Jerusalem and Israel. It is important to note that delegitimisation of Israel is integral to the rhetoric of the BDS movement and has been a central plank in the long campaign by the “regressive left” to isolate, demonise and eventually destroy Israel. Tragically, this quest coincides exactly with Muhammad’s repeated commands to Muslims to annihilate the world’s Jews, whom he stated are the “spawn of apes & pigs'” and who are, “the worst of creatures”. Few non-Muslims know that Islam’s Last Days, where souls will be judged and either enter Paradise or be consigned to eternal “Hell Fire”, cannot begin until every single Jew has been destroyed, down to the very last, whose presence hiding beneath or behind even the “Rocks and Trees” will be betrayed as these objects become animate.
In fact, allowing the publication of an op-ed full of historical lies, renders Fairfax an accomplice in the 1400yr long misery of Islamic Jew Hatred and is inherently simply disguised/covert and completely undeserved Anti-Semitism.
Dr Jerome Gelb (Jerry),