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Peace, Peace Treaty

Frequently Asked Questions:

● Is Peace the absence of violence and war?


● Is peace possible between Israel and the Arab world?
● Won't peace come when Israel gives the the Arabs more land and
another state?
● Hasn't Israel already secured true peace with Jordan and Egypt using
this 'Land for Peace' equasion?
● Once a peace treaty is signed, is Israel guaranteed true peace?
● What happens when the bribes the U.S. is paying to the Arabs runs
out?
● Isn't peace our ultimate goal - that which we should put all of our
effort?
● What is Arab Islamic tradition and history when it comes to treaties
and peace-making?
● If only the two peoples could meet - especially the children -
wouldn't there be peace?
● What is the Palestinian demand of "Right of Return"?
● Once a Palestinian State is created, the Palestinians would have no
reason to hate the Jews, right?

Is Peace the absence of violence and war?

● "Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a


disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."

- Baruch Spinoza

● It is now widely seen that peace should be more than the mere
absence of war: it should be a positive force that counters violence
as a means of resolving the problems of human society. Justice
should not only aim at controlling the negative traits in human
nature, it should work to promote a sense of fairness, compassion
and universal brotherhood.

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- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace prize winner in a message
to the International Conference on "Universal Rights and Human
Values: A Blueprint for Peace, Justice and Freedom" Edmonton,
Canada, 26-28 November, 1998

● Peace is no longer considered to be simply the absence of war. That


is far too limited a definition. In fact, "the absence of structural
violence" is now viewed as a much more positive definition of peace.
To understand why, we need to understand what is meant by the
term "structural violence". The Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize nominee
Dr. Johan Galtung extended the meaning of the term "violence" to
include all things that stand in the way of the full flowering of human
potential. He called oppressive forces that are deeply rooted in social
conditions "structural violence". Of course, wars that cut off young
lives at the root are the most wanton form of structural violence, but
there are many other hindrances to the flowering of human potential,
including hunger, poverty, the destruction of the environment, social
injustices, discrimination, and backwardness in educational and
medical policies. Thus, peace studies must seek practical means of
creating a society without such structural violence, while the goal of
peace education should be contributing to the establishment of such
a society. To guarantee maximum fulfillment of human potential, it is
essential to ensure maximum protection of human rights, for a
peaceful society is surely one that offers its members a wealth of
human rights. Peace education, then, is directly tied to human rights
education aimed at eliminating all forms of prejudice including that
against the traditional outcast class in Japan. It is also connected to
education about protection of the environment.

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Is peace possible between Israel and the Arab world?

● "We can only arrive at peace with the Arabs through an evolution on
their part that includes democracy. But wherever I turn my eyes to
look, I don't see a shadow of democracy. I see only dictatorial
regimes."

- Golda Meir, in an interview with Oriana Fallaci in Jerusalem in


November 1972

● For the vast majority of Arabs, Israel is "taboo" -- the acceptance


and legitimization of which simply inconceivable irrespective of
diplomatic treaties. The current "peace process" is no different.

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- from ISLAMIC ANTI-SEMITISM AS A POLITICAL INSTRUMENT, by


Yossef Bodansky, in The Maccabean Online, January, 1998

● "It is only natural for Jews and Muslims to clash in the wake of the
clarification that Islam aspires for higher values that contradict what
the Jews call for."

- Abd-Allah al-Thal, a former Jordanian General during the War of


Independence, in The Danger of International Judaism to Islam and
Christianity, cited by Y. Harkabi in Emdat haAravim beSikhsukh
Yisrael-Arav [The Arabs' Position in the Arab-Israeli Conflict], Tel
Aviv, Dvir, 1968

● The answer is YES -- But only after mind-boggling changes in the


Arab world. True peace can only be made after the Arab world
undergoes democratization. Simply put, democracies rarely go to war
with one another. All our major wars of the last two hundred years
have been between dictators or between democracies defending
themselves from dictators. When a ruler is elected by the people, he
has a natural restraint preventing him from sending their sons and
daughters into combat in an aggressive war. No such restraint exists
anywhere in the Arab world.

The second major change required of the Arab/Moslem world is to


create secular states not subservient to the rule of Islam. The
problem for Israel with the rise of Islamic fundamentalism is the very
hostile attitude that Islam has toward Jews and any non-Islamic
person. Islam is all encompassing and guides behavior, law, religion
and attitudes and relations with non-Moslems. Islam perceives the
world as two separate parts:

1.The first is Dar el-Islam or the World of Islam


2. All the rest is Dar el-Harb or the world of the sword or the world of
war -- that is those non-Muslim nations that have yet to be
conquered.

The concept of JIHAD or Holy War has been understood by most of


us but there is another concept in the Koran with which few of us are
familiar. But it is essential to understand this concept when relating
to Moslems. That is the law of HUDAIBIYA which dates back to
Muhammad and states clearly that "Muslims are permitted to lie and
break agreements with non-Muslims." This applies to business,
personal life and politics. Would a peace treaty be worth much if the
other party is Moslem?

Islam divides the world between Believers and Infidels. Jews and

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Christians are relegated to the status of Dhimmis or second class


citizens. The Koran clearly calls on Moslems to degrade and humiliate
both groups.

The Arab/Moslem world will have to develop a tradition of respect for


women, minorities, and human rights in general before they will be
ready for peace with Israel. It seems a bit odd that our State
Department is pushing democracy and human rights from one end of
the globe to the other -- WITH THE REMARKABLE EXCEPTION OF THE
MIDDLE EAST. Why are the Arabs insulated from pressure to
democratize their societies?

It is obvious that no peace agreement would be worth anything with


people believing in the above Islamic tenets, failing to practice
democracy or show respect for minorities and human rights.

- Bernard J. Shapiro, Editor of the Freeman List

● Since every culture has its own traditions, Prophethood, as a part of


the Middle Eastern culture, has a validity for its own people. But
thrusting it on other nations as Islam does for establishing Arab
hegemony, is aggressive and undesirable. On the contrary, the
Mosaic Prophethood is harmless because the Jews do not seek
conversion through propaganda, persecution and promises.

Still worse is the Islamic attitude that preaches destruction of the


Jews as part of faith and means of salvation. It has caused such an
inhuman animosity between the Muslim and Jewish groups that it is
likely to threaten survival of the human race.

- from ISLAM: The Arab Imperialism, by Anwar Shaikh

Won't peace come when Israel gives the the Arabs more land and
another state?

● If you believe what you read in most news sources, Palestinians want
a homeland and Muslims want control over sites they consider holy.
Simple, right?

Well, as an Arab-American journalist who has spent some time in the


Middle East dodging more than my share of rocks and mortar shells,
I've got to tell you that these are just phony excuses for the rioting,
trouble-making and land-grabbing.

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...Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another


recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that
the Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel
represents one-tenth of 1 percent of the landmass.

But that's too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is
ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today. Greed. Pride.
Envy. Covetousness. No matter how many land concessions the
Israelis make, it will never be enough.

- Joseph Farah, Arab-American journalist,


editor and CEO of WorldNetDaily

● "We must remember that the main enemy of the Palestinian people,
now and forever, is Israel."

- Freih Abu Middein, the PA's justice minister, quoted in Arafat and
the Uses of Terror, Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan Torop

● "I say once more that Israel shall remain the principal enemy of the
Palestinian people, not only now but also in the future."

- Abu Middein, quoted as above but on another occasion, reading a


speech in Arafat's name

● "We will take ALL of Israel with Jerusalem as the capital of the State
of Palestine and ONLY of this State, and anyone who doesn't like it
can go drink Gaza sea water". "The Jews will leave and go back
where they came from". "We will liberate the holy land of Palestine in
blood and fire."

- Yassir Arafat, in video from Palestine Broadcasting Company,


after the Oslo handshake. Such statements have been made
repeatedly since then. [source: Emanuel A. Winston, Middle East
analyst & commentator]

● "No Jew has the right to relinquish the right of the Jewish People
over the whole Land of Israel. No Jewish body has such authority,
not even the whole Jewish People has the authority to waive the
right (to the Land of Israel) for future generations for all time."

- David Ben Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister and founder of the
Labor Party, about the Jewish People's connection to the Land of
Israel.

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● If the "Peace Process" produces a Palestinian state, the effects on


enemy capabilities and intentions, and therefore on Israeli
preemption options, will be significant. Here, Israel's substantial loss
of strategic depth could be recognized by enemy states as a
significant military liability for Jerusalem. Such recognition, in turn,
could heat up enemy intentions against Israel, occasioning an
accelerated search for capabilities and consequently a heightened
risk of war.

Louis Rene Beres


Professor
Department of Political Science
Purdue University

Hasn't Israel already secured true peace with Jordan and Egypt
using this 'Land for Peace' equasion?

● See Camp David

Once a peace treaty is signed, is Israel guaranteed true peace?

● "Once peace comes, Israeli doves, more than other Israelis, must
assume a clear-cut 'hawkish' attitude concerning the duty of the
future Palestinian regime to live by the letter and the spirit of its
obligations".

- Amos Oz, September 3, 1993, The Jerusalem Post,

● Great issues of war and peace as related to Israel are being debated
by Jews in Israel and America. There are strong opinions on both
sides of the Atlantic as well as both sides of the major issues.
Professor Paul Eidelberg of Bar-Ilan University, reviews the
historical facts:

Between 1945 and 1978 the longest time without a war going on
someplace was a mere 26 days. On an average day there are 12
wars being fought somewhere on earth. The consensus of scholars
has been that the norm of international relations is not peace but
war. As Eidelberg reports, "Indeed, the occurrence of 1,000 wars
during the last 2,500 years indicates that "peace" is little more than
a preparation for war. Which means that peace treaties are
WORTHLESS, to say the least."

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Eidelberg then quotes from a book by Lawrence Beilenson, entitled


THE TREATY TRAP, saying,

"After studying every peace treaty going back to early


Roman times, Beilenson concludes that treaties are
made to be broken. In fact, he shows that treaties for
guaranteeing the territorial integrity of a nation are
useless to the guaranteed nation, and worse than
useless insofar as they engender a false sense of
security. Such treaties can only benefit nations
governed by rulers intending to violate them whenever
expedient."

- Bernard J. Shapiro, Editor of the Freeman List

● British PM Neville Chamberlain's evaluation of Hitler after 1938


Munich conference:

" a man who could be relied upon when he had given his word."

(Life of Neville Chamberlain by Keith Feiling, London, 1946)

● Hitler's evaluation of the British after the conference:

"they are little worms; I saw them at Munich."

(The Struggle for Europe by Chester Wilmot, London, 1952)

● UN secretary-general Kofi Annan's evaluation of Saddam Hussein


after meeting him in Baghdad:

"someone I believe we can do business with."

(Newsweek March 9, 1998)

What happens when the bribes the U.S. is paying to the Arabs
runs out?

● See Jihad

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Isn't peace our ultimate goal - that which we should put all of our
effort?

"What I want to say is something that virtually the whole history of


the 20th century teaches us and yet something we refuse to learn.
And that is , when applied to the affairs of nations, peace is an evil
word. Yes I said evil. And the idea of peace as we know it is an evil
idea. From the peace of Versailles to "peace in our time" at Munich...
each declaration of peace or expressions of longing for peace ended
in slaughter. Not necessarily immediately and not necessarily
directly, but slaughter all the same..."

"For there is no such thing as making peace. Nations who are friendly
do not need to do so, and nations or people who are hostiles cannot
do so. To cry peace, peace when there is no peace, the prophet
Jeremiah taught us long a go, is not the expression of hope, not even
superstition but a reckless toying with the minds and hearts of
people whose very future depends on their capacity to rise every day
to the harsh morning light of the truth."

- Midge Dector

What is Arab Islamic tradition and history when it comes to


treaties and peace-making?

● The 'Hudibiyya' and 'Salah a-Din' Agreements

Mohammed, the 7th century founder of Islam, once signed a 10-year


peace treaty with the enemy tribe of Koreish. However, after only
two years into the treaty, Mohammed's military position improved
whereupon he tore up this "Hudibiyya Agreement" and slaughtered
the Koreishites.

Salah a-Din (Saladin) was the Muslim leader who, after a cease-fire,
declared a jihad against the Crusaders and captured Jerusalem

If a PA (Palestinian Authority) cabinet minister were to compare the


Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestinian people to the
Hudibiyya Agreement, he would be suggesting that the treaty were
only a temporary truce. Not only have cabinet ministers done just
that... so has the leader of the Palestinian people! Speaking to a
rally of his Fatah movement in Ramallah just last November 16,
1998, Yasser Arafat said, "When we chose the peace of the brave
[the Oslo and Wye Accords], we chose it with trust in the Prophet
who agreed to the treaty of Hudibiyya..." On numerous previous
occasions (and certainly to be continued in the future), both Arafat

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and other senior PA officials have assured Arab audiences that their
treaties with Israel are only "temporary truces" rather than genuine,
permanent peace agreements.

● Address to a rally in Ramallah broadcast on official


Palestinian Television, November 15, 1998:
"We chose the peace of the brave out of faith in the prophet,
in the Khudaibiya agreement."

● Newspaper interview, Al-Quds, May 10, 1998:


Question: Do you feel sometimes that you made a mistake in
agreeing to Oslo?
Arafat: No . . . no. Allah's messenger Mohammad accepted
the al-Khudaibiya [Hudibiyya] peace treaty and Salah a-Din
accepted the peace agreement with Richard the Lion-
Hearted."

● Interview on Egyptian Orbit TV, April 18, 1998:


Question: How do you explain that you occasionally ask the
Palestinian street not to explode?
Arafat: When the prophet Muhammad made the Khudaibiya
[Hudibiyya] agreement, he agreed to remove his title
"messenger of Allah" from the agreement. Then, Omar bin
Khatib and the others referred to this agreement as the
"inferior peace agreement." Of course, I do not compare
myself to the prophet, but I do say that we must learn from
his steps and those of Salah a-Din. The peace agreement
which we signed is an "inferior peace". The conditions [behind
it] are the intifada, which lasted for seven years.

Question: For practical reasons, do you now suggest to


maintain quiet despite everything?
Arafat: Yes, I suggest we maintain quiet. We respect
agreements the way that the prophet Muhammad and Salah a-
Din respected the agreements which they signed.

● But, you may say, what about the Camp David Peace Accords?
Mubarak annulled them 10 years after they were signed, as
mandated by the tenets of Islam in the Koran: 'You may sign a peace
treaty with your enemy, the infidel, but only for 10 years. When he's
weakened, you must take back in blood what you previously lost.'
The Arab states have broken over 350 agreements between
themselves in this century. Contracts and agreements are
meaningless in the Middle East, a simple fact the West and Israel
have been slow to learn.

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- Emanuel A. Winston, Middle East analyst & commentator

If only the two peoples could meet - especially the children -


wouldn't there be peace?

● "They took our school once to a Jewish camp on the cost of Eshdod
for a week to mingle us with other Jewish schools, that didn't work,
on the contrary, every teacher who spoke to a Jew was mocked."

- Walid, a Palestinian Arab defector


quoted from "Answering Islam"

What is the Palestinian demand of "Right of Return"?

● The Specter of Saladin

By AMOS OZ

RAD, Israel -- I am sitting in front of the television in the living room,


seeing Yasir Arafat receive a triumphant hero's welcome in Gaza, and
all this for having said no to peace with Israel. The whole Gaza Strip
is covered in flags and slogans proclaiming the "Palestinian Saladin."
"Welcome home, Saladin of our era" is written on the walls.

In silence, astounded, I watch, and I can't help reminding myself


that the original Saladin promised the Arab people that he would not
make pacts with the infidels; he would massacre them and throw
them in the ocean. I see Mr. Arafat dressed in his gray-green combat
uniform. It's an Arafat clothed like Che Guevara and treated like
Saladin: my heart breaks.

Already in 1967 I was one of the very few Israelis invoking the
solution of two neighboring states, with Jerusalem as the capital city
of both, reciprocal recognition and mutual acceptance. Since then,
for many years, I was treated like a traitor by my own people. My
children at school suffered all manner of insults, accused of being the
children of one ready to sell off his homeland. And after all these
difficult years, Prime Minister Ehud Barak went to Camp David to
offer the solution I foretold over 30 years ago.

I pause to reflect. I remember how in the old days a single phone


booth would have sufficed to contain the entire national assembly of

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Israeli peace activists. We could literally count ourselves on the tips


of our fingers, a tiny minority among minorities. Today everything is
different. More than half the nation is with us.

And yet the Palestinians said no. They insist on their "right of
return," when we all very well know that around here "right of
return" is an Arab euphemism for the liquidation of Israel.

Mr. Arafat doesn't insist on merely the right to a Palestinian state, a


right I fully support. Now he demands that the Palestinian exiles
should return not only to Palestine, but also to Israel, thus upsetting
the demographic balance and eventually turning Israel into the 26th
Arab country. After all, there are millions of Germans who will never
return to their former homes in Poland, East Prussia or the
Sudetenland.

The Palestinians have a right to their own free and independent


Palestine. But if they also want to have Israel, they should know that
they will find me ready to defend my country: an old peace activist
ready to fight for the survival of Israel. I believe this to be the last
opportunity: the Palestinians must choose if they want a new
Saladin, or to really work for peace.

- from Amos Oz, the author of "Israel, Palestine and Peace."

Once a Palestinian State is created, the Palestinians would have


no reason to hate the Jews, right?

● Anti-Semitism in the Palestinian Authority

"Dennis Ross amuses himself on his visits like a


Shylock, deriving pleasure from imagining how he will
slice three percent from the body of the victim... [The]
biased mediator [is] part of the oppressive racist
Zionist apparatus [influenced by the] Likudnik Zionist
lobby in the American administration."

Fatah newsletter, reprinted in official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-


JadeedaSeptember 17, 1998

"The Israelis' haste in sending in a rescue team to


Africa with American approval was in order to create
solidarity among the victims for Israel... What the
Israelis are doing is attempting to Judaize every

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tragedy on the face of the earth and erase the ongoing


tragedies occurring to the Palestinian people. This is a
despicable act from the point of view of turning the
facts on their head, exploiting emotions and directing
accusations at the victim. It is giving credit to the
hang- men, the murderers and the thieves who have
stolen land."

Editorial in the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaAugust 15,


1998

"Everywhere, the Jews have been the subjects of


hatred and disdain because they control most of the
economic resources upon which the livelihoods of many
people are dependent... There is no alternative but to
say that the success of the Jews is not coincidental but
rather the result of long years of planning and a great
investment of effort in order to obtain their wretched
control over the world's media... The winds began
blowing in their favor when the campaign of
persecution against them was begun by Hitler the
Nazi... the international Jewish communications media
under their control exploited this in the best possible
way, and then the show started. They began to
disseminate frightful pictures of mass executions and
invented the shocking story of the gas ovens, where
Hitler allegedly burned them... they focused on
women, children and old people and have exploited
this to arouse sympathy for themselves when
demanding financial compensation, donations and
grants from all over the world."

"The truth is that the persecution of the Jews is a


deceitful myth which the Jews have labeled the
Holocaust and have exploited to get sympathy.... And
even if it is possible that Hitler's assault against the
Jews hurt them a little, the fact is it did them a clear
service whose fruits they are reaping until today..."

Article, "The Jews and the Media Monopoly," in the official


PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaJuly 2, 1998

"Washington's decisions are not made in the White


House, which is busy cleaning up its bed- rooms, but in
the offices of Netanyahu, who is feverishly trying to
recruit America and its allies to serve the hated agenda
of the Torah."

From an article in the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-

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JadeedaMarch 25, 1998

"[Israeli border control policy] should remind the


Europeans of Nazi occupation by Nazi soldiers
surrounding churches and places of worship during the
Second World War. Israeli practices in many aspects
are equal with, if not more brutal than, those practiced
by occupying Nazi soldiers dealing with French-Dutch
citizens during the Second World War."

PAInformation Ministry press release December 10, 1997

"We must not lay aside the blade of the Palestinian


struggle which we grasp with Arab and inter- national
support, a blade with which we must struggle to
shatter the two elements in the Likud's ideology: the
racist-Torah part and the nationalist-fascist part."

Article in the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaDecember 6,


1997

"... 'Netanyahu's Plan' completely matches the


foundations of the greater Zionist plan which is
organized according to specific stages that were
determined when the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
were composed and when Herzl along with Wiezmann
traveled around the world in order to determine the
appropriate location for the implementation of this
conspiracy."

Article in the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaNovember 30,


1997

"We must act on the international level in the


framework of a detailed information plan which will
expose the Zionist-Colonist plot and its goals, which
destroy not only our people but the entire world."

PAAgriculture Minister Abdel Jawad Salehin an interview with the


official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaNovember 6, 1997

"Whoever comes in contact with the banks discovers


that they act in Shylock's way.... We do not want
Shylock-style banks that empty our pockets, but
national banks; we have had enough of the Shylock of
the lands and settlements."

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Article, "The Banks and Shylock" by Hafez al-Barghouti, Editor, in


the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaNovember 5, 1997

"Israeli society started feeling ashamed of Netanyahu's


rise to the highest position of power... when all of his
qualities amount to his outdated Talmudic arrogance
and his absolute belief that he is the spoiled child of
Brooklyn's nymphs."

Communiqué issued by Yasir Arafat's Fatah faction of the PLO,


quoted in the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaNovember 4,
1997

U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Israel Edward Walker


"underwent extensive hearings in the Congress or, that
is, in the 'Council of the Elders of Zion,' in order to win
his post."

Article by Hafez al-Barghouti, Editor, in the official PAnewspaper,


Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaOctober 30, 1997

..."The Jews always set a trap for the community of


Muslims... The Koran repeatedly warns against the
traps and plots of the 'people of the book.' They
relentlessly scheme in all times and places and this is
what they do today and tomorrow against the Muslim
camp."

Excerpts from the weekly Friday prayer sermon at Al-AqsaMosque


broadcast on the official PAradio station, the Voice of
PalestineOctober 24, 1997

"It is impossible to rely on international or Arab


national circles as long as Netanyahu's claws of hatred
dive into our Palestinian blood in search of oxygen-rich
blood cells.... our movement found in Netanyahu
something it could not ignore which is the
dismemberment of the agreement by the fangs of
hatred and the chewing of the peace by the teeth of
the Talmud.... We must recognize that this stubborn
enemy, locks itself in the Talmud's cocoon...."

Excerpts from a position paper issued by Yasir Arafat's Fatah faction


of the PLO, published in the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-
JadeedaOctober 18, 1997

"Just as Hitler's Mein Kampf was a warning sign for his

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future political path which brought disaster on


Germany and the world, so Netanyahu's A Place
Among the Nations explains all of the author's
initiatives since he took power in Israel... The racist
curses against the enemy and the legendary praises of
himself make a noticeable point of similarity between
Hitler's and Netanyahu's books.... Netanyahu tries to
calm Jewish fears about the demo- graphic superiority
and the natural Arab birth rates in Palestine.... HE does
not refer to the means he will employ to achieve the
goal of a reduction of the Arab birth rate.... In this
point we are reminded of Hitler's statements about the
sterilization of undesired segments of the populations."

Article by PALegislative Council member, Nahid Muir Al-Rayis, Al-


QudsOctober 15, 1997

"This reminds me of the Goebbels [Hitler's propaganda


minister] who said 'tell lies and lies, and in the end
they will believe you.' The same is true of the Jews. It
is a disgrace that they are issuing an arrest war- rant
against me. Apparently they have learned Goebbels'
methods."

PAPolice Chief Ghazi Jabali, in reaction to the arrest warrant issued


against him by Israelfor his involvement in terroristattacks, quoted in
Ma'arivSeptember 12, 1997

"The appearance of the Zionist movement prompted


the emergence of terrorist, racist ideologies, such as,
the Nazi ideology. There is great similarity between the
two ideologies: The Zionists believe that they are
'God's Chosen People,' and that other nations were
created to be used and ridiculed... the Zionist Jews
claim that they hate the nations since they persecute
them out of jealousy of their wisdom, their success and
their being God's chosen similarly, the Nazis claim that
the Aryans are the chosen and the pure and that the
anti-Semitism is the punishment of the Jewish
Germans who betrayed their country.... Of course the
similarity between the two racist ideologies -- the
Zionist and the Nazi -- is obvious and the despicable
racial content of each of them is clear... This proves
the shared roots of Nazi and Zionist thought. This also
ex- plains the cooperation between the Jews and the
Nazis during World War II, through which were
revealed the forged claims of the Zionists regarding

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alleged acts of slaughter perpetrated against the Jews


during the same period.... There is no difference
between Hitler and Ben-Gurion, and if there was a
difference at all, it was one of quantity and not one of
substance. Anyone who investigates the crimes of the
Zionists. . . discovers explicitly the complementary
traits between Zionism, which is a racist terrorist
movement, and the Nazi movement."

Article in the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaSeptember 3,


1997

"Since its establishment, the racist Zionist entity has


been implementing various forms of terrorism on a
daily basis which are a repetition of the Nazi terror....
This also explains the cooperation between the Jews
and the Nazis during World War II, through which were
revealed the forged claims of the Zionists regarding
alleged acts of slaughter perpetrated against the Jews
during the same period."

Article in the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-JadeedaSeptember 3,


1997

"It is important to conduct the conflict according to the


foundations which both are leaning on... particularly
the Jews... such as the Torah, the Talmud and the
Protocols [of the Elders of Zion]... All signs
unequivocally prove that the conflict between the Jews
and the Muslims is an eternal on-going conflict, even if
it stops for short intervals...This conflict resembles the
conflict between man and Satan... This is the fate of
the Muslim nation, and beyond that the fate of all the
nations of the world, to be tormented by this nation
[the Jews]. The fate of the Palestinian people is to
struggle against the Jews on behalf of the Arab
peoples, the Islamic peoples and the peoples of the
entire world."

Article from the official PAnewspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda,


summarizing the work of a Palestinianresearcher September 1, 1997

- source for the above quotes: The Anti-Defamation League

● "Just as Jews can't come to the Ka'aba in Mecca, they can't come to
the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and the Temple Mount in
Jerusalem. These are holy Islamic places."

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- Palestinian Legislative Council member Ra'fat Al-Najjar (IMRA,


June 12) Editor's note: the Temple Mount and the Cave of the
Patriarchs are the two most sacred sites for Jews.

● "Five Zionist Jews are running the policy of the United States in the
Middle East: Madeleine Albright, William Cohen, Dennis Ross, [Ross'
deputy Aaron] Miller and [ambassador] Martin Indyk. It is not
possible that the American nation, which consists of 250 million
people, cannot find anyone other than five Zionist Jews to conduct
the peace process with the Palestinians."

- PA "Justice Minister" Freih Abu Middein (Yediot Ahronot, April 13,


1997)

● The following are selected quotes which appear in the Israel


Government Press Office (GPO) report:

"Israeli practices in many aspects are equal with, if not


more brutal than, those practiced by occupying Nazi
soldiers dealing with French- Dutch citizens during the
Second World War."

- PAInformation Ministry press release, December 10, 1997

"... 'Netanyahu's Plan' completely matches the


foundations of the greater Zionist plan which is
organized according to specific stages that were
determined when the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
were composed"

- from an article in the official PAnewspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda,


November 30, 1997

"Just as Hitler's Mein Kampf was a warning sign for his


future political path which brought disaster on
Germany and the world, so Netanyahu's A Place
Among the Nations explains all of the author's
initiatives since he took power in Israel The racist
curses against the enemy and the legendary praises of
himself make a noticeable point of similarity between
Hitler's and Netanyahu's books.."

- from an article by Nahid Munir Al-Rayyis, a member of the PA's


Legislative Council (Al- Quds, October 15, 1997)

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"The appearance of the Zionist movement prompted


the emergence of terrorist, racist ideologies, such as,
the Nazi ideology. There is great similarity between the
two ideologies: There is no difference between Hitler
and Ben- Gurion, and if there was a difference at all, it
was one of quantity and not one of substance. Anyone
who investigates the crimes of the Zionists discovers
explicitly the complementary traits between Zionism,
which is a racist terrorist movement, and the Nazi
movement."

- from an article in the official PAnewspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadeedah,


September 3, 1997

"It is well-known that every year the Jews exaggerate


what the Nazis did to them. They claim there were 6
million killed, but precise scientific research
demonstrates that there were no more than 400,000."

- from a cultural affairs program broadcast on the official PAtelevision


station on August 25, 1997.

"The [Palestinian] Authority cannot do a thing, except


protect its people and itself from an enemy which
bares its Jewish fangs from the four corners of the
earth...

- - from an article in the official PAnewspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda,


August 6, 1997

"We believe that the Israelis are not adventuresome


because the Jewish brain is cowardly and does not tend
toward adventure, but rather exchanges it for
plotting..."

- from an article in the official PAnewspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda,


July 27, 1997

"Israel is distributing food containing material that


causes cancer and hormones that harm male virility
and other spoiled food products in the Palestinian
Authority's territories in order to poison and harm the
Palestinian population."

- PADeputy Minister of Supplies Abdel Hamid al-Qudsi in a newspaper


interview, Yediot Aharonot, June 25, 1997

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"Oh, Allah, destroy America for it is controlled by


Zionist Jews...Allah will avenge, in the name of his
Prophet, the colonialist settlers who are the
descendants of monkeys and pigs...forgive us, oh
Muhammad, for the acts of these monkeys and pigs
who wished to profane your holiness".

- from the weekly Friday prayer sermon by PAMuftiIkrima Sabri


broadcast on the official PAradio station the Voice of Palestine, July
11, 1997.

"Israeli authorities infected by injection 300 Palestinian


children with the HIV virus during the years of the
intifada."

- Palestinianrepresentative Nabil Ramlawi at a session of the United


NationsCommission on Human Rightsin Geneva (Jerusalem Post,
March 17, 1997)

● "It is well-known that every year the Jews exaggerate what the Nazis
did to them. They claim there were 6 million killed, but precise
scientific research establishes that there were no more than
400,000."

- from a "cultural programme" broadcast on PA television

● "I think we are talking about an investment. They [the Jews] have
profited materially, spiritually, politically and economically from the
talk about the Nazi killings. This investment is favourable to them
and they view it as a profitable activity so they inflate the number of
victims all the time. In another ten years, I do not know what
number they will reach. Last year, for the first time, a statistic
appeared according to which 1.5 million children were killed by the
Nazis. This number was not previously known ... If this number was
indeed correct, then someone would certainly have remembered
it .... In my opinion, it is an investment, and as you know, when it
comes to economics and investments, the Jews have been very
experienced ever since the days of the Merchant of Venice."

- Palestinian writer Ahsan al-Agha during the same "cultural


programme"

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