State Dept.: No Mention of Netanyahu Quid Pro Quo


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John R. Houk

© September 13, 2016

 

While examining some of the G+ Communities I belong to, I came across a two-minute video of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talking about the absurdity for blaming Israel for the disruption of talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Of course those talks are about proceeding with the deplorable plan of a so-called Two-State Solution for the existence of both the Jewish State of Israel and a sovereign nation of Jew-hating Palestinians.

 

As Netanyahu points out, the reason for blaming Israel is absurd because the reality it is the PA holding up talks with racist stipulations. The racist stipulation addressed in the two-minute video is that the PA demands that no Jews be allowed – EVER! – within the boundaries of a Palestinian State.

 

Netanyahu says this is comparable to ethnic cleansing because there is already a sizable presence of Jews of what the Israelis call Judea and Samaria and what the Palestinians (and most of the world) call the Occupied Territories or the West Bank.

 

Netanyahu’s reasoning is if the Jews must leave the homes established in Judea-Samaria then how would the world feel about forcibly removing Arabs from the State of Israel? It is absurd! The world would scream Israel is committing ethnic cleansing.

 

VIDEO: Netanyahu: There will be no ethnic cleansing in Judea, Samaria

Posted by Arutz Sheva TV

Published on Sep 10, 2016

 

Watch: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu rejects the idea that the presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria is an obstacle to peace.
Click here for more: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/217578

 

Unsurprisingly the Obama Administration via the auspices of the State Department were not very pleased with Prime Minister Netanyahu “ethnic cleansing” analogy.

 

VIDEO: Daily Press Briefing – September 9, 2016

[Begin at the 19:01 point]


 

 

Posted by U.S. Department of State

Published on Sep 9, 2016

 

Press Relations Director Elizabeth Trudeau leads the Daily Press Briefing at the Department of State on September 9, 2016. A transcript is available at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2016/08/261239.htm

 

Elizabeth Trudeau the Prime Minister’s use of the term of “ethnic cleansing” but doesn’t address Netanyahu’s analogy of also expelling the million or so Arabs that are citizens of Israel under the same logic used by the PA. Why? Because if Israel expelled Arabs out of the Jewish State the American government would put the finger of ethnic cleansing accusation at Israel.

 

For the State Department to address the quid pro quo analogy would signal Obama’s antisemitism toward Israel. Ergo it is my guess – as is typical of the Obama led Administration – part of the details for condemning Prime Minister Netanyahu are left out merely to smear Netanyahu.

 

That is absurdly ridiculous!

 

JRH 9/13/16 [Hat tip: G+ Community Crushing Jihad and World Israel News (See Also WIN)]

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Get Rid of the Trojan Horse


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John R. Houk

© June 30, 2014

 

I read an editorial by Joseph Farah in which the title says everything, “2-State Solution is Dead”. Of course the title is due to the Arab-Israeli conflict that has been going on between Jews desiring the return of their Biblically ordained Homeland, even before Israel became a nation, and Arab that are culturally taught the Islamic Supremacist concept – once conquered for Islam then always owned by Islam (Dar al-Islam).

 

The premise of Farah’s editorial is based on polls which show that the majority of Arabs that call themselves Palestinians believe in a ONE-State solution in which all Jews are exterminated. In case the word “exterminated” didn’t sink in. These Arabs calling themselves Palestinians desire a Palestinian State in which Jews are ethnically cleansed from the Holy Land.

 

Farah stating that the 2-State Solution is dead implies (but not actually stated) the only alternative then is a One-State Solution. Didn’t I just write that is exactly what the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians believe? Indeed I did; however the One-State Solution implied by Farah is one sovereign Israel that includes Judea-Samaria (labeled West Bank by Jordan and occupied land by Arabs and blind Liberals – SEE ALSO HERE). Frankly I would include Gaza but the Jews that lived there that actually operated prospering businesses, were forced to leave by now deceased Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Sharon, whether an actual change in stands or forced by arm twisting by the EU & USA, created a term called Disengagement. Sharon’s Disengagement was to unilaterally transport Jews outside of Gaza as a precursor to an independent Palestine. That mistake resulted in the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas (dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews) seizing control of Gaza and setting up a terrorist military structure armed with ballistic missiles that wasted no time to be aimed at Israeli cities. This should have proved to the world that the Land for Peace concept as a deceptive scam in the agenda to destroy Israel rather than a Palestinian State living in peaceful coexistence with Israel.

 

The concern of pro-Israel supporters is that extending sovereignty over Judea-Samaria under the current democratic political system in Israel would lead to an Arab birthrate population explosion that would make Jews the minority electorate in their own homeland. In which case a Muslim majority would democratically end the Jewish State in favor of a Muslim State basing the rule of law upon Islamic Sharia. Just view the manner in which Muslim dominated nations treat their minority Christian population to get a snapshot of what would happen to Jews in their own Homeland under Sharia Law. Then realize the hatred in Muslim lands for Jews dwarfs in comparison Muslims disdain Christians in Muslim lands.

 

Might the Jewish Israel begin their own version of ethnic cleansing JUST as the Muslim neighbors intend for Jews? Israel’s rule of law has a Western orientation. Even though Jews have faced ethnic cleansing for a better part of their existence after their last expulsion from their Homeland, I doubt Israel would utilize the same method to solve a majority Muslim problem. After all Israel is experiencing the same political polarization between Left and Right as America currently is. I am hopefully guessing the cough compassionate Liberal Jews would not stand for anything to do with ethnic cleansing. There might be a very small minority of Israeli Conservatives that favor some sort of ethnic cleansing or actual political apartheid but most politically Conservative Jews are sane enough to join the cough compassionate Liberal Jews. So unlike Muslim Arabs gaining control democratically of the Holy Land that would stoop to ethnic cleansing, Israel would not.

 

It is my humble politically incorrect opinion the best option for a ONE-State Israel Solution is a forced expulsion of Arabs that hate Jews. This is one practice that Jews have experienced first-hand over thousands of years. However, unlike Jews, an Arab expulsion would be sending them to Muslim majority nations. The Jewish Diaspora NEVER resulted in a Jewish majority in any non-Jewish land.

 

At this point Liberals (Leftists, Progressives, etc.) are howling for me to experience the noose and Muslims for my stoning or beheading. Think about it though. Because of the Islamic Supremacist concept Dar al-Islam vs. Dar al-Harb, we will always see Muslim nations trying retake the Holy Land. Ergo, the best viability for the Jewish State of Israel is to rid the nation of its Islamic Trojan Horse –expulsion of Jew-hating Muslims.

 

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2-STATE SOLUTION IS DEAD

Exclusive: Joseph Farah reveals reality behind efforts for Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

 

By Joseph Farah

June 29, 2014

WorldNetDaily

 

It’s official – or should be.

 

The much-championed, so-called two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict should never be mentioned again as even a remote possibility. The “international community,” as it is known, as well as the nation of Israel, needs to declare it dead, buried, pushing up daisies.

Why?

 

Because it is. We just need a coroner to come and make it official. We have to get beyond denial and recognize reality.

 

The reality is that the very people for whom the two-state solution was dreamed up to satisfy have rejected it resoundingly as an option.

 

Last week, a poll commissioned by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy found a clear majority of so-called Palestinians in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip rejects the idea of creating a Palestinian state in those territories.

 

In Judea and Samaria, 55 percent said they reject the idea in favor of exterminating all Jews from the Jordan to the Mediterranean. In Gaza, fully 68 percent took that position.

How anyone could think that creating yet another radical Islamic state in the Middle East is a solution for anything is beyond me – poll or no poll. But clearly, the solution that has been de rigueur for 25 years, is not going to make anyone happy – least of all Arab Palestinians.

 

The poll results are even worse than that when you scrutinize the numbers carefully. They show that less than one-third of Arab Palestinians actually support a two-state solution in which Arabs live peacefully alongside a Jewish state. Nearly two-thirds of the Arab population says “resistance should continue until all of historic Palestine is liberated.”

 

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.

 

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For decades, the Arab leadership, inside the territories and outside, has been fostering anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hatred and a victimization mentality in its schools, its media, its popular culture and in its own rhetoric. They indoctrinate the population, from the earliest age, to embrace jihad and martyrdom as the only acceptable path. Under the circumstance, it’s amazing the level of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish terrorism and violence is not higher.

 

The institute’s scholars got it right in their analysis of the poll: “U.S. policy should seriously consider abandoning all hope now of a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.” They suggested focusing on “immediate steps to lower tensions.”

 

Those steps should include a complete suspension of aid to the territories until all incendiary and provocative and anti-Semitic government, school and media rhetoric ceases. Since that will never happen, the U.S. and other aid could be put to much more constructive use.

 

These polls, by the way, are as close to free elections as anything in which Arab Palestinians get a chance to a chance to participate. So it is truly meaningful.

 

This has always been Israel’s problem, try as it might to make peace.

 

How do you make peace with a neighbor who doesn’t want it? How do you make peace with a neighbor who is sworn to murder you? How do you make peace with a neighbor who is sworn to killing you, your family, your community, your entire nation?

 

That’s what Israel is up against and has been up against since it was reborn as a nation-state 66 years ago. Things aren’t getting better. They are getting worse.

 

So why not try something new?

 

There’s an old saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.”

 

It doesn’t work. It’s not rational. It’s not scientific. It’s no sensible.

 

Has anyone noticed in the U.S. State Department? Not a chance.

 

Because the U.S. State Department has never been accused of being pragmatic, rational, scientific or sensible.

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John R. Houk

© June 30, 2014

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Year 1942 – 768 Jews on the Struma Fleeing Nazis, Blasted out of the Sea


768 Jews Refused Refuge & Eventually Sunk by Soviets 2-24-1942

John R. Houk

© March 2, 2014

 

About a week ago was the 70th anniversary of the ethnic cleansing of 768 Jewish men, women and children by a combined policy decision of Great Britain and Turkey to keep Jews from reaching the British Mandate for Palestine during and shortly after WWII. Those 768 Jewish souls were on the Romanian vessel Struma. 103 of those Jewish souls were babies. All of the Jews on the Struma were fleeing the Nazi extermination of Jews.

 

The Struma was eventually torpedo blasted out of the Black Sea by a Soviet submarine. Their voyage of death began December 16, 1941 and ended in utter destruction on February 24, 1942. Only one survivor was picked up from the debris of the blasted Struma – 19-year-old David Stoliar. Stoliar was picked up ironically by a Turkish fishing boat.

 

The Spiegel Online International tracked down the then 90 year old David Stoliar in Oregon to conduct an interview published May 23, 2013. Here is an excerpt of Stoliar’s harrowing experience of survival now over 70 years ago:

 

Setting Out for Freedom

 

David Stoliar grew up in Romania, home to nearly 800,000 Jews before World War II. By the summer of 1940, their life, too, had become unbearable, thanks to anti-Semitic laws, deportations and, ultimately, bloody pogroms.

 

Stoliar’s mother fled to Paris to seek safety. The 19-year-old son stayed behind with his father, who eventually bought him a passport and a ticket to freedom — or, rather, a ticket to Palestine on a ship named Struma. In today’s value, that ticket cost $1,000 (€775).

 

The Struma followed an armada of previous ships that had been trying to make it to the Holy Land since the beginning of the war. Many of these passages, however, ended in death, and most were illegal. Great Britain, which administrated the British Mandate of Palestine back then, had been curbing Jewish immigration since 1939 and ultimately blocked it altogether in the hopes of keeping the Arabs from taking up arms in support of Nazi Germany.

 

The Struma was no more than a pile of junk. Built in 1867, this former luxury yacht had been sadly degraded to a cattle transport ship. The masts were long gone, leaving just a wooden hull, barely held together by metal plates. The engine, added later, worked only sporadically.

 

That didn’t prevent two Jewish groups from Romania from chartering the Struma in 1941 for their escape from the Nazis. They advertised the journey into the unknown with promising pamphlets, some of which read “Bon voyage!” and “Welcome to Palestine!”

 

Stoliar signed up along with his fiancée, Ilse Lothringer, and her parents. But when they finally caught a first glimpse of the Struma in the Black Sea harbor of Constanta, it was a bad omen: The ship, originally meant for only 150 passengers, had been retrofitted to carry almost 800, in tiny wooden bunks on three low levels — and that in the coldest winter in generations.

 

“Like sardines,” Stoliar says. “We couldn’t even turn over. But we had no way of going back.”

 

After several delays they finally put out to sea on December 12, 1941. Their route was supposed to take them through the Black Sea, the Bosporus and the Mediterranean to the port of Haifa. But they had gone only a few kilometers when the engine started sputtering – and then died completely as they approached the Bosporus.

 

A Turkish tugboat schlepped them to the harbor of Istanbul, supposedly to have the engine fixed. The refugees, lacking visas, were forbidden to disembark. Instead, the authorities raised the black and yellow quarantine flag over the Struma.

 

Trapped in Turkey

 

Meanwhile, a long, diplomatic tussle began behind the scenes. Great Britain refused to allow the Struma to continue on to Palestine. Romania didn’t want it back, either. The United States stayed out of it completely. And Turkey, still neutral at the time and not wanting to get on the wrong side of anybody, forced the passengers to stay on board, where they were slowly starving.

 

“We were not considered human”, Stoliar says. “So why should you help?”

 

Conditions on board worsened rapidly. Food became scarce; a pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage. The only help came from Simon Brod, a local Jewish businessman who rescued many refugees over the course of the war. He occasionally brought food and water.

 

Turkey eventually took action on its own. On February 23, 1942, policemen stormed the Struma, cut the anchor chain, tugged the ship back into the Black Sea — and set it helplessly adrift.

 

“We knew we had nowhere else to go,” Stoliar recalls. “We all smelled the end of it.” (Holocaust at Sea: The Lone Survivor of the ‘Struma’; By Marc Pitzke in Bend, Oregon; Spiegel Online International; 5/23/13 03:29 PM)

 

Crazy stuff, right? The above quoted data was an excerpt of a Spiegel part one on David Stoliar. As Paul used to say, you should read the rest of the story in part two entitled, “A Sudden, Explosive End”.

 

Imagine living in an age when a Super Power nation as a matter of Policy has a Final Solution for Jewish people – regardless if they are religiously Observant or not – to wipe them off all land under their control. Imagine living in an age in which other powerful nations could care less of the Super Power’s internal Policy even though they are geopolitical rivals that eventually engage in war AND they do NOTHING to help Jews facing a government’s Policy of the extermination of all Jews. Imagine living in an age in which one of the warring nations against the Super Power actually has governing control of a parcel of land created SPECIFICALLY for Jews but stop the immigration of the very Jews facing extermination from the Super Power’s Final Jewish Solution.

 

Millions of Jews under the power of Nazi Germany in Europe were indeed exterminated! Before, during and after WWII devastated Jews tried to make it to the land designated as the British Mandate for Palestine which was created to provide a Jewish National Homeland long before Adolf Hitler came to power as the Nazi Fuhrer of Germany with the design to making the German people the Master Aryan Race empire of a new global power the Nazis called the Third Reich. “Third” implying the Roman Empire was the first empire, the German based Holy Roman Empire was second and Hitler’s intended new German empire would be the third version of European global superiority.

 

The Struma tragedy was one of many of Jews thwarted from escaping Nazi death camps. Another notorious doomed ship was the St Louis that departed a German port on May 13, 1939 with nearly a 1000 Jews fleeing the beginnings on the Nazi Final Solution was bound for Havana Cuba. The St Louis reached Havana the ship was forced to lay in port for several days with a quarantine flag attached to it to prevent the Jews from departing and entering Havana. It took 43 days for the St Louis to travel to Havana. Cuba ultimately refused the Jews from leaving the ship except a mere 29 passengers. President Roosevelt forbade the St Louis to dock in the USA. Eventually the St Louis was forced back to Germany to the welcoming arms of Nazi death camps.

 

Check out the lame excuse reason the British would not allow European Jews to embark to safety to the land designated as a Jewish Homeland in the British Mandate for Palestine. The British official reason was they believed intelligence reports that many of the German Jews were actually enemy Nazi spies sent to infiltrate British authority.

 

Now this is lame because no proof of any intelligence has ever turned up validating the official reason AND British Policy had changed from providing Jews for a National Homeland to placating the large majority of Arabs – primarily Muslims – that had a great sympathy for the Nazi Jewish Final Solution. It was becoming clear that there was huge deposits of oil in Muslim Arab lands thus the Brits desired to make nice with Arab nationalism because of oil – the black juice that kept and still keeps modern industry to be successful.

 

The British White Paper of 1939, passed on the eve of the destruction of European Jewry, was a death sentence for tens of thousands of Jews who wanted to escape the Holocaust.


Illegal ships of Jews continued to attempt to infiltrate Palestine, and most were turned away – often to tragic consequence. Even as the situation grew more and more dire, British officials remained adamant in severely limiting the number of Jews who could enter Palestine.

On February 7, 1940, Vernon Bartlett asked that the ban on immigration be lifted. The answer, by Malcolm MacDonald, alleged that there was a danger associated with illegal immigration:

 

Malcolm MacDonald, alleged that there was a danger associated with illegal immigration:

 

Mr. Bartlett asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the tragic plight of some 2,000 Jewish refugees now marooned in small barges on the Danube is due mainly to the fact that shipowners are threatened with confiscation of their ships and imprisonment of their crews if captured near the Palestine shore; and will he consider raising the ban on further immigrants to Palestine to cover these victims of Nazi racial doctrines?

Mr. M. MacDonald I understand that reports have reached the Foreign Office that a number of Jews who were on their way to embark at a Rumanian port on a ship chartered for the purpose of carrying illegal immigrants to Palestine were recently stranded on the Danube. It is well known that masters and crews of ships engaged in this illegal traffic are liable to imprisonment and the ships to confiscation.

…The normal objections to illegal immigration are increased in time of war owing to the danger of enemy agents travelling to Palestine by this means. In the circumstances I cannot adopt the hon. Member’s suggestion.

 

This supposed fear of enemy agents became an actual allegation in a debate on March 20, even though no proof was offered:

 

Mr. Stokes asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that amongst the Jewish illegal immigrants into Palestine there are German citizens, many of whom are German spies; and what steps he proposes to take to stop this illegal traffic on that account?

Mr. M. MacDonald: Yes, Sir. Though local inquiries have not yet produced conclusive proof, the High Commissioner has strong reasons for suspecting that the passengers of two ships which about a month ago landed illegal immigrants in Palestine included German agents. These persons, together with other illegal immigrants, are held in detention camps. As regards the second part of the Question, His Majesty’s Government and the Palestine Government are taking various measures to suppress the traffic in illegal immigrants.

§Mr. T. Williams Will the right hon. Gentleman state exactly what he implies when he states that many of these illegal immigrants may or may not be German spies?

Mr. MacDonald I cannot add to the answer which I have given, which was that the High Commissioner has strong reasons to suppose, from information at his disposal, that some of these people are German agents.

§Mr. Shinwell Can the Minister say how many have been detained?

Mr. MacDonald Some hundreds.

§Mr. Lipson Has my right hon. Friend any reason to believe that these German agents are Jews?

Mr. MacDonald As I say, we have not any conclusive proof, but from the information we have received we understand that there are strong possibilities that some of the Jewish members of these parties are German agents.

§Mr. Leach Would they not be in serious danger of their lives in such company in such a ship?

 

No answer is recorded.

 

 

Macdonals (sic) insists that evidence exists that German agents are among the detained Jews, but even weeks after their detention he cannot reveal any details, nor can he even say that any evidence is conclusive.

And he never did return to the topic. As far as I can tell, not one Jewish immigrant was charged with spying for Germany.

But there was one postscript. On April 3, as seen above, MacDonald claimed that any offers of help by Jewish organizations to help vet the immigrants for German ties would be welcomed. He was lying.

 

 

From all evidence, the British authorities in Palestine made up the charge that there were Jewish German spies, and they used this bogus charge to punish all Jews attempting to flee the Holocaust in 1940. (1940 Britain claimed “German agents” among illegal Jewish refugees to Palestine; By Elder of Ziyon; 9/26/13)

 

 

I’ve known of these antisemitic global occurrences for some time but I found a reminder in my inbox of the anniversary the Struma travesty through Facebook group Israel Hasbara. For some reason the Israel Hasbara post was removed (probably by Facebook) so I went to the person that my inbox gave credit for posting. Fortunately I found it there. That which piqued my interest in the first place was this message:

 

Please repost this, along with the link explaining the incident, and email it to all you know. This needs to go viral.

 
Here is where you can learn more about this sickening event:
http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63594313

 

Then a few hours later she posted this about the Struma Jewish deaths:

 

This has me so sad and disturbed. It is hard to get it out of my mind.

 

The link she provides is to one of my favorite blogs – Israpundit. The original article written by Sarah Honig is on the Jerusalem Post dated 2/23/14. As you can see I am a bit behind the curve in getting this out; nonetheless the flood of global antisemitism flowing toward Israel and defensible borders as well as traditional land that is of Jewish heritage is reprehensible. Americans at the very least need to be reminded of the treatment of the Jews before their homeland was returned. This not just the Holocaust even though it was the Holocaust that elicited a guilty conscience from the sane parts of the world. Devastation of Jews is at least 2000 years old and that is even before their last ejection from their homeland between 70 AD and 135 AD. Below is the Jerusalem Post version of the story of the Struma by Sarah Honig.

 

Related Link: The sinking of MV Struma – February 1942

 

JRH 3/2/14

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Another Tack: Lessons from the floating coffin

 

By SARAH HONIG

02/23/2012 21:24

Jerusalem Post

 

The world’s apathy-cum-enmity toward Jews hasn’t disappeared, it has simply mutated.

 

Exactly 70 years ago – on February 24, 1942 – 19-year-old David Stoliar terrifyingly clung to bobbing debris in the Black Sea. At first he heard screams in the frigid waters but the voices died down. It eventually emerged that Stoliar was the sole survivor of the Struma, an un-seaworthy vessel chuck-full of frantic Jewish refugees.

World War II was already in fever pitch. Against the enormity of the then-unfolding Holocaust, the loss at sea of 768 Jewish lives (103 of them babies and children) was at most blithely overlooked as a marginal annotation.

Moreover, although these Jews fled the Nazis, in the pedantic literal sense they weren’t executed by Third Reich henchmen.

This atrocity was the coldblooded handiwork of Great Britain (committed while it combated the Germans but remarkably without compassion for their Jewish victims), supposedly neutral Turkey (whose so-called nonalignment didn’t extend to outcast Jewish refugees), by the Arabs (who were openly and unreservedly Nazism’s avid collaborators and who pressured London into denying endangered Jews asylum in the Jewish homeland) and, finally, by the Russians (who targeted the immobilized sardine can that carried Jews to whom nobody would allow a toehold on terra firma).

The entire world seemed united in signaling Jews how utterly unwanted they were anywhere.

Such apathy-cum-enmity hasn’t disappeared.

Only its form and context had mutated but the essence is still ultra-relevant to the Jewish state.

We’re still threatened with annihilation. Nonetheless, unmistakable harangues from Tehran notwithstanding, the international community worries about an Israeli preemptive strike – not a genocidal strike against Israel.

To put it plainly, our fate today interests other nations just about as much as the fate of the Struma’s Jews did back then, which (to resort to understatement) was hardly much.

Today’s disingenuous post-Holocaust lip-service is invariably accompanied by hand-wringing about lack of foreknowledge of Germany’s fiendish plot to systematically exterminate the defenseless Jewish people (unmistakable harangues from Berlin notwithstanding).

What sets the Struma apart and imbues it with extraordinary significance is that from December 16, 1941, until the afternoon of February 23, 1942, its ordeal was played out before the entire watching but unfeeling world. No country could deny awareness of the impending calamity and yet all countries let it happen in full view.

The Struma, then a 115-year-old Danube cattle barge, was a pitiful peanut-shell of a boat packed with nearly 800 refugees from Romania. Bound for the Land of Israel, they desperately fled Hitler’s hell and the horrors of Bucharest’s fascist regime.

Pogroms and ghastly atrocities had already sullied cities like Iasi, where thousands of Jews were assembled in the market square and mowed down with machine guns. Venerable old rabbis and Jewish community leaders were impaled on meat hooks in town centers.

THE STRUMA wasn’t struck suddenly. It was slowly tortured, accentuating with demonic deliberation how disposable Jews were, just when genocide’s monstrous machinery was switched into high gear. This 75-day shipboard melodrama underscored the total helplessness and humiliation of Jews without power.

Struma passengers gathered in the Romanian port of Constanza on December 8, 1941. For four days, Romanian customs officials “examined” their belongings. In fact, they pilfered all they saw – clothing, underwear, jewelry and most important, food. The immigrants left on the perilous journey bereft of provisions and medications. But the Struma did carry 30 doctors, 10 engineers and 15 lawyers.

On December 12, the rickety vessel chugged out to sea. After four hair-raising days (instead of the routine 14 hours) the Struma unsteadily dragged itself into Istanbul Harbor. It couldn’t continue. Its makeshift motor had sputtered its last. There was no fuel, food or water.

Several passengers held valid entry visas into pre-independent Israel. All others were “illegals.”

The hope, though, was that once in Turkey, they’d all be allowed to proceed to their destination.

After all, with Europe in the throes of war, thousands of Jewish immigration certificates (British Mandate permits) remained unutilized.

But the British authorities refused unequivocally.

The Arabs raged and rallied against giving haven to Jewish refugees. Eager to appease pro- Nazi Arab opinion, Britain chillingly declared that under no circumstance could the Struma’s human cargo set foot in Eretz Yisrael.

Furthermore, Britain pressured Turkey not to let anyone off the crippled boat at its end either.

Obligingly, the Turkish premier argued that “Turkey cannot be expected to serve as a refuge or surrogate homeland for people unwanted anywhere else.”

Thus hundreds were imprisoned in narrow, unventilated confines. A sign saying “Help!” was suspended over the Struma’s side. One of the visa-holders, who after weeks was allowed ashore, described the boat as a “floating coffin.”

The freezing hull below reeked, but there wasn’t sufficient room on deck. Refugees took turns to climb up for a breath of air. There was no sleeping space for all, no infirmary, no galley, no bathing or sanitary facilities. Minimal food rations, provided by local Jews, were smuggled aboard after enough Turkish palms were greased.

An official Jewish Agency appeal, forwarded to the British on January 19, 1942, stressed that the Struma transported refugees escaping the most tangible threat of massacre. The Mandatory authorities didn’t even dignify the Jewish Agency with a reply.

On the next day, the Struma’s 35th in Istanbul, the Wannsee Conference opened in suburban Berlin to formally decide on “the final solution for the Jewish problem.” Hitler surely hadn’t overlooked this latest demonstration of utter callousness toward hapless Jews.

The British didn’t bother to answer ensuing emotional Jewish Agency entreaties on January 30 and February 10. Then they acquiesced to the entry of four visa-holders, who only at this point were permitted to disembark. More news of the dreadful conditions on the Struma now came out.

The new British line was that the Struma’s refugees were suspect Nazi agents because they came from enemy territory. The assertion that the Germans’ most hideously persecuted victims were their tormenters’ spies was labeled “Satanic” in embryonic Israel.

In a very long February 13 communication to the Mandatory government, the Agency noted that Britain was helping with much fanfare to resettle in the Mideast thousands of non-Jews – Greeks, Yugoslavs, Poles and Czechs – all of whom came from German-controlled areas.

More than any of them, Jews had reason to be loyal to the Allies.

On February 15, the British announced they’d make an exception in the case of Struma children aged 11 to 16. Wartime rationing was cited as the pretext for barring younger or older kids.

The Jewish Agency guaranteed maintenance for all 103 underage Struma captives. In the end no child was freed.

Meanwhile, Turkey, egged on and emboldened by Britain, threatened to tow the floundering deathtrap beyond its territorial waters.

The Jewish Agency warned that “the boat is in total state of disrepair and without life-saving equipment. Any sea-journey for this vessel cannot but end in disaster.”

The Turkish government, however, pitilessly ordered the condemned Struma tugged out to the Black Sea. Hundreds of truncheon-wielding Turkish policemen were dispatched to the Struma on February 23. They viciously clubbed passengers below deck. Despite resistance from the refugees, the anchor was cut, the Struma was towed out and was left paralyzed, to drift precariously without supplies or a drop of fuel.

On February 24, an explosion ripped it apart.

A Soviet submarine, Shchuka-213, patrolled northeast of the Bosporus. Stalking Axis craft, it torpedoed the wobbly barge, which sank in minutes. It’s estimated that as many as 500 were killed outright by the blast. The rest flapped feebly in the waves, till they expired of wounds, fatigue and hypothermia. Stoliar alone hung on, semi-conscious.

In pre-state Israel there was shock and grief.

Demonstrations were mounted. For one day all work and commerce were halted and the population imposed a voluntary protest curfew on itself. Posters appeared on exterior walls everywhere bearing British High Commissioner Harold MacMichael’s photo and announcing that he was “Wanted for Murder.”

The Struma’s heartrending end marked the effective end to most attempts to break Britain’s anti-Jewish blockade until the conclusion of WWII. A few fishing and sporting sailboats briefly tried to ferry handfuls of refugees. Some of them were sunk. Europe’s Jews had no escape left. Embattled Britain took time out from the war to make sure of it.

Stoliar was imprisoned by the Turks for six weeks for the crime of not drowning. He was finally allowed into Mandated Palestine despite MacMichael’s warnings that “this would open the floodgates” and “completely undermine our whole policy regarding illegal immigrants.”

Today, to most Israelis, Struma is a curious street name in a few towns. Israeli school children barely encounter its esoteric story. Politically correct authors and trendy leftwing filmmakers shun the subject, preferring postmodern portrayals of Arab terrorists as Zionism’s prey.

Oblivion is perhaps the greatest sin against the Struma but also against ourselves. If we forget the Struma, we forget why this country exists, why we struggle for its survival. We forget the justice of our cause.

Dimmed memory and self-destructive perverse morality hinder our ability to protect ourselves from the offspring and torchbearers of the very Arabs who doomed the Struma. They haven’t amended their hostile agenda. We just don’t care to be reminded.

The state the Jews created is threatened with destruction and its population with obliteration.

Yet there’s negligible sympathy for Israel and even less practical support to avert tragedy. The Struma’s story is seminal in understanding why the Holocaust was possible and why a second Holocaust cannot be ruled out. More than anything, the Struma powerfully illustrates what happens when Jews rely on others’ goodwill.

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America is Complicit in the Murder of Religious Minorities


Christians are being murdered in the Middle East and other Muslim majority nations at such a rate it can be labeled ethnic cleansing or genocide. How are Americans, Christian Americans and the U.S. government handling this outrage? There is the appearance that they – WE – are doing nothing rather than something.

 

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America is Complicit in the Murder of Religious Minorities

 

By Bill Warner

February 10, 2014

Political Islam

 

Christians and other religions are persecuted around the world and America plays a role. Our government, churches, media, universities and others stand by silently as innocents die. We are complicit in our silence in the face of evil.

See the video America is Complicit in the Murder of Religious Minorities.

 

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USA, EU and UN join to MAKE a Judenrein Palestinian State


No Jews Palestine - Dry Bones

John R. Houk

© January 19, 2014

 

There has been a conflict between Israel and Arabs – primarily Muslim – since the Jews managed to turn the hope of the Balfour Declaration hope into a Jewish State reality in their ancestral land in 1948. The essence of the conflict is simpler than world leaders are willing to admit. The conflict boils down to the thousands of years desire to return to their Biblically Promised Land and multiple centuries of persecution that spanned the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Christian Europe through the ages including the NAZI Holocaust of late 1930s to 1945 and actually a modern reemergence today. The Balfour Declaration perceived as a promise of return for Jews rubbed Muslims who had been indoctrinated in Islamic Supremacism of once land was conquered it became a part of the Land of Islam (Dar al Islam) never to be restored to the conquered non-Muslims. The 20th century Alia of Jews to the Holy Land was and still is a miniscule portion of the actual Holy Land/Levant area AND YET Muslim theopolitical ideology refuses such a small portion to exist under non-Muslim control. As long as Muslims view the Quran as the pure very word of their Allah sent through Mohammed and as long as the almost as holy Islamic Hadith and Sira-Sunnah commentaries amplify Quranic hatred of Jews there will be no end to a conflict between Israel and Muslims motivated by Islamic Supremacist Dar al Harb thinking. UNLESS of course the Islamic terrorist led coalition of Arabs that call themselves Palestinians succeed in another Jewish genocide destroying Israel. Creating a sovereign Palestinian State that has one purpose in destroying Israel. A Palestinian State will result in a Judenrein area in the new Arab State followed by the design of destroying Israel.

 

In this present time when you think of the phrase ‘ethnic cleansing’ what is the first thing that comes to mind? As a part of the aging Baby Boom generation the first thing that comes to mind for me is Adolf Hitler’s agenda to rid Europe of traditionally vilified ethnicities, mentally challenged, physically challenged via birth defects, other groups NAZI ideology considered to inferior to mix with the so-called Aryan Germanic peoples and especially Jews. The Hitler-NAZI Solution for a society of ethnically pure Aryan Germanic peoples resulted in around 12 MILLION genocidal deaths. Approximately 6 MILLION of that were Jews.

 

Other significant moments in recent history’s ethnic cleansing can span from the end of WWI right through to the present day.

 

Toward the end of WWI Turkey began to ethnically cleanse Armenian Christians killing about 1.5 MILLION Armenians:

 

In April 1915 the Ottoman government embarked upon the systematic decimation of its civilian Armenian population. The persecutions continued with varying intensity until 1923 when the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey. The Armenian population of the Ottoman state was reported at about two million in 1915. An estimated one million had perished by 1918, while hundreds of thousands had become homeless and stateless refugees. By 1923 virtually the entire Armenian population of Anatolian Turkey had disappeared. (READ MOREArmenian Genocide; By Rouben Paul Adalian; Armenian National Institute; Copyright © 1998-2014)

 

After WWI Turkey and Greece had a population exchange of Turks and Greeks with the Greek expulsion becoming brutal:

 

Pontian and Anatolian Greeks were victims of a broader Turkish genocidal project aimed at all Christian minorities in the Ottoman Empire. A total of more than 3.5 million Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians were killed under the successive regimes of the Young Turks and of Mustafa Kemal from roughly 1914 to 1923. Of this, as many as 1.5 million Greeks may have died. The end of the genocide marked a profound rupture in the long Greek historical presence on the Asia Minor. (READ MOREBold Emphasis Mine; The Genocide of Ottoman Greeks, 1914-1923; Copyright © 2013, Rutgers)

 

Here is brief gleaning of 20th and 21st Century genocides from “The worst genocides of the 20th and 21st Centuries” provided by Piero Scaruffi in 2009:

 

 

o   Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50: 49-78,000,000

 

o   Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39): 7,000,000 (the gulags plus the purges plus Ukraine’s famine)

 

o   Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44): 5,000,000 (civilians in WWII)

 

o   Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79): 1,700,000

 

o   Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94): 1.6 million (purges and concentration camps)

 

o   Saddam Hussein (Iran 1980-1990 and Kurdistan 1987-88): 600,000

 

 

The above list is only a sampling provided by Piero Scaruffi.

 

There is the Rwanda Genocide of 1994:

 

Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. As the brutal killings continued, the world stood idly by and just watched the slaughter. Lasting 100 days, the Rwanda genocide left approximately 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers dead. (READ THE RESTBold Emphasis Mine; Rwanda Genocide; By Jennifer Rosenberg; About.com; ©2014)

 

There is the Bosnia-Herzegovina Genocide roughly 1992-95 – 200,000:

 

In the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, conflict between the three main ethnic groups, the Serbs, Croats, and Muslims, resulted in genocide committed by the Serbs against the Muslims in Bosnia. (READ THE RESTBosnia-Herzegovina 1992-1995 – 200,000; Copyright © 1999 The History Place™ All Rights Reserved)

 

The genocides I have mentioned here are only the ones that my history interests have taken me. This is hardly an exhaustive list of ethnic cleansing.

 

Are you aware the collusion of USA, EU and the UN to promote sovereign Palestinian State includes PA-PLO Islamic terrorists to make the area Jew-free EVEN THOUGH 20% of the Israel population are Arab Muslims? This amounts to joining the Palestinian elites desire to ethnically cleanse Jews while demanding that not only can Arab Muslims continue to live in Israel but that the descendants of the Arabs made into refugees after the failed invasion of several Arab nations tried to destroy the new Israeli State in 1948. WND’s Joseph Farah has some legitimate and interesting thoughts on this issue.

 

 

JRH 1/19/14

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‘Ethnic cleansing’ in ‘Palestine’

Exclusive: Joseph Farah asks, why is U.S. supporting creation of anti-Semitic hate state?


By Joseph Farah

January 17, 2014

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is citing a cold, hard, inconvenient fact I have been pointing out for a number of years – one that has the potential to reframe the entire Israeli-Palestinian debate.

 

In an hour-long interview with Canada’s CTV this week, he explained that the official position of the Arabs on a Palestinian state is that the land must first be “Jew free” through ethnic cleansing that is rejected everywhere else in the world today an argument first made by me 10 years ago, and I alone have continued to make it repeatedly ever since.


When interviewer Lisa LaFlamme pointed out that one in five Israelis are Arabs, Netanyahu responded: “Sure, we’re not asking them to change their religion. They have full civic rights. Now in the Palestinian state, the way it’s being contemplated, no Jew can live there. It has to be Jew free, ethnic cleansing. Well, what is that? There are Arabs who live here, but they can’t contemplate Jews living there.”

 

That’s exactly what the Palestinian Authority is demanding – ethnic cleansing of it land so that a future Palestinian state can be Jew-free.

 

It’s amazing to me that the rest of the civilized world doesn’t categorically reject such a premise. But it doesn’t. In fact, no one even speaks of it. An idea that would be condemned anywhere else in the world is considered appropriate – even commendable – in the Middle East.

 

There’s one thing almost all civilized people can agree on – “ethnic cleansing” is bad. “Ethnic cleansing” is defined as a policy of eliminating unwanted ethnic or religious groups by deportation, forcible displacement, mass murder or by threats of such acts, with the intent of creating a territory inhabited by people of a homogeneous or pure ethnicity, religion, culture and history.

 

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Nevertheless, even with this broad consensus opposing ethnic cleansing, there’s one place in the world nearly everyone supports ethnic cleansing.

 

It’s in the lands known as Judea and Samaria on the West Bank of the Jordan River under the administration of the Palestinian Authority. There – and only there – does the entire international community favor the complete elimination of all Jewish residents by deportation and forcible displacement if not by mass murder or threats of such acts.

 

That’s because the Palestinian Authority insists the “Palestinian state” it seeks to create be 100 percent “Judenrein,” as Hitler would say – free of Jews. And that’s OK with all those supporting the concept of creating a new state based on ethnic cleansing and bigotry that would make Himmler blush.

 

Did you know this is a prerequisite for a Palestinian state?

 

Very few do.

 

It is simply never discussed in the media.

 

It is the only place in the world where it is perfectly acceptable to insist on the eradication of residents of a particular religious or ethnic background.

 

This is one of the great untold stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

In any other part of the world, this kind of racist, anti-Semitic effort at ethnically cleansing a region would be roundly condemned by all civilized people. Yet, because most people simply don’t understand the clear, official plan by the Arab leaders to force out all Jews from the new Palestinian state, those leaders retains a degree of sympathy, even political support, from much of the world.

 

Think about what I am saying: It is the official policy of the Palestinian Authority that all Jews must get off the land! Why is the United States supporting the creation of a new, racist, anti-Semitic hate state? Why do American taxpayers send hundreds of millions of dollars a year to the leaders of this movement? Why is the civilized world viewing this as a prescription for peace in the region? Why is this considered an acceptable idea?

 

Can you think of any other place in the world where that kind of official policy of racism and ethnic cleansing is tolerated – even condoned?

 

Why are the rules different in the Middle East? Why are the rules different for Arabs? Why are the rules different for Muslims?

 

Why do we accept as a fait accompli that Jews should be forced off their land in the coming state of Palestine?

 

Can you imagine the U.S. backing a plan to uproot forcibly people from their homes because they are Muslim or any other religion?

 

Of course not.

 

But the monsters who control the Palestinian Authority, even the so-called “moderates,” demand that all Jews leave. Jews will simply be unwelcome in this future Palestinian state. End of story. It’s a non-negotiable demand.

 

Isn’t that the definition of ethnic cleansing?

 

Why is that acceptable?

 

I’ve been asking this question for a decade. Thankfully, Netanyahu has made the point. It must be repeated over and over and over again until the whole world recognizes the diabolical Nazi-like plan afoot within the Palestinian Authority.

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Where Are The Saints?


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Justin Smith writes of American Christians and Congressmen that play the three monkeys – hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil (whatever the order is). Christians in Muslim dominated nations are experiencing ethnic cleansing (or as Justin writes – religious cleansing). You may hear a peep here and there, BUT we should hear a roar of outrage over this indignity!

 

There is a war going on! The motivators behind Islam – i.e. those we call Radical Muslims – are determined to exact global Islamic domination. Our politicians and journalists are so fearful of being called prejudiced racists they are afraid to note the global extermination of Christians by Muslims. This politically correct fear is so extant that Radical Islam is growing in America so much that we are blinded by the Islamic self-claim that the majority of Muslims are Moderate. AND YET the majority of Mosques and American-Islamic organizations are closely related to funding from Radical Islamic interests in Saudi Arabia or aligned with the Radical Islam of the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

Well that’s my two-cents. Read Justin’s much more eloquent essay below.

 

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Where Are The Saints?

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 10/27/2013 12:50 PM

 

America in general and Christianity specifically have been under attack by Islam for the past forty years, and a renewed clash of Western civilization and Islam essentially has become a very real war, in which Jews and Christians are killed to amplify Islam’s assumed religious superiority; and yet, many prominent Christian theologians have become accomplices of jihad, by wasting precious time and resources on futile dialogues, rather than condemning and rejecting the concepts of jihad/Holy War, martyrdom and a life that begins only after death, in the face of the self-appointed leaders of Islam.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, Islam began to march towards a new ascendancy in many parts of the world, and, in no small part, Islam’s goals have since been aided by Barack Obama’s policies, which support Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda terrorists in several Islamic nations, over dictators who kept the islamofascists checked and were U.S. allies; Obama’s domestic policies also attack U.S. Christians, as seen in a military briefing on October 17, 2013 at Ft Hood, TX, when soldiers were told that Christian and Tea Party groups could be representative of right wing terrorist groups, and, the soldiers were warned to be careful of donating money to such groups, in order to avoid prosecution under the Uniform Military Code of Justice.

The persecution of Christians has increased significantly throughout the world over the past decade, especially in the 57 member nations of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation. A staggering 100,000 Christians are murdered annually within these nations, because of their faith, according to Vatican spokesman Monsieur Silvano Maria Tomassi; and, Persecution.org president Jeff King recently told FoxNews that “two-hundred million Christians currently live under persecution.”

Since 1998, thousands of Christians have been killed in Egypt, Pakistan and Nigeria, with 10,000 of those murders occurring in Indonesia alone. Egypt’s Coptic Christians have battled the worst attacks on their minority numbers since the 14th century, as seen through the Midnight Mass murders and the rioting of January 2010, after Hosni Mubarak’s removal. And, last month, Taliban suicide-bombers killed 85 worshippers at All Saints’ Church, which was founded in 1883 in Peshawar, Pakistan; Christians were also targeted by islamofascists during an attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in which al-Shabaab terrorists released people who could answer questions about Islam and proceeded to kill 70 other people.

Most of Iraq’s Christians have fled the country or been murdered, since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow. In August 2004, five churches were bombed in Baghdad and Mosul. Seven more churches were bombed on one single day in July 2009, and the bombings have continued right through last week; with Assad’s regime in Syria under attack by Al Qaeda and other Islamofascist groups, much the same scenario is currently playing itself out in Syria and an increase in religious cleansing will eventually turn Syria into another base and safe-haven for the world’s islamofascists.

Christians… tortured, raped and murdered by being burned alive in fire-pits and beheaded in the most horrible fashion, as Muslims dance around their victims almost as though this is entertainment or a great noble deed. And these barbarians call themselves “civilized” and Islam “a religion of peace.”

The islamofascists have a saying, “First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People,” which means “first we kill the Jews, then we kill the Christians.” When one looks at Islam in this context, through the words of its leaders, it is baffling to see such a lack of concern, anxiety, action or advocacy on the part of Christians in the United States.

America will be hard-pressed to win this war, as long as career politicians are willing to accept $2 million dollar bribes, like the $2 million then Sen. Joe Biden accepted from Iran in 2004, and as long as universities take $26 million dollar “donations” from Islamic princes, just as Harvard did in 2006; our education system and government has become ever more politicized, and they tolerate and even encourage the rise of anti-American, anti-Christian movements based on feelings of group grievance and victimhood, as some “teachers”/propagandists direct impressionable students to observe the “numerous misdeeds perpetrated by the U.S. against third world nations,” and especially the Islamic world: This emboldens Muslims who see any U.S. compromise and conciliation as weakness and a sign of their own impending victory.

On September 12, 2006, at the University of Regensburg, Germany, Pope Benedict gave a wide-ranging lecture, titled “Faith, Reason, and the University-Memories and Reflections.” Pope Benedict proclaimed that God cannot ask one to do something unreasonable, because He created reason. Benedict further explained that Islam, on the other hand, is predicated on the idea that God may overturn law and human reason. “Allah may demand immoral or unreasonable behavior, for he is all-powerful and demands absolute submission.”

In this clash of civilizations, America needs to criticize any group, person or culture deserving of such criticism by their words and actions, especially if these actions include crimes against humanity. Americans and the Western world must drop the ethos of relativist respect for non-Western religions and cultures, especially when they do not deserve our respect and the term “respect” becomes a euphemism for “appeasement.”

One must wonder over the silence of so many Western Christians, Protestant and Catholic alike, and our pastors and ministers and government officials. As noted by Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) in January 2013, far too many are seemingly not “pained by these accounts of persecution”, and they are not using their sphere of influence to raise the profile of this issue through sermons, articles and interviews. But, while Wolf castigated 300 Christian leaders for their “lack of engagement”, two fine Christian leaders in Murfreesboro, TN, Reverend Darrell Whaley (Kingdom Ministries Worship Center) and Pastor Alan Jackson (World OutReach Church), had already been at the forefront of this battle for quite some time.

Dr. Justin Akujieze’s words ring even more urgent now, than the day I met him (November 11, 2011), and he told a horrific, heart-wrenching story of the islamofascists essentially conquering the northern half of Nigeria. This same day, he also made an impassioned plea for his country and called for action: “Today is the last day and we must not wither. We must confront this (Islam) head-on and together we will win.”

Many of us in America recognize the cautionary tale revealed in the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor, who was executed for speaking out against the Nazis: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” And Islam today represents every bit as much evil as yesteryear’s National Socialism.

1 Corinthians 6:2- Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Christians Receiving the Same Hatred as Jews


Muslims Torch Christian Homes

 

John R. Houk

© October 12, 2012

 

One has read for years about those poor Arabs calling themselves Palestinians about a victimhood blamed by most people on Israel. I have always contended the existence of these populations of Muslim-Arabs in Gaza, Judea and Samaria was the result of the 1948 invasions of Arab armies of the free sovereign Jewish State of Israel. These invading Arab armies are the primary reason Muslim Arabs fled their homes with the understanding they would return after the butchery of Jews. Guess what happened though? The fledgling Israel with the union of Jewish militant underground groups that existed to protect Jews from Jew-hating Muslims and a leaving British military that had swung to an affinity to Arabs over the Jews, miraculously came together to hold off and defeat the far numerical forces of the invading Arab armies.

 

The result of the Arab loss was the creation of Arabs that were homeless for supporting the invading Arab armies. The irony of the newly created 1948 Arab refugees was that the repulsed Arab nations refused to absorb the refugees they created. Indeed there was by design a plan to keep these Arab refugees in flux as an excuse for future invasions of Israel to champion the return of Jew-hating Arab refugees to homes they previously lived in (but not necessarily owned).

 

The truth is the invading Arab armies had the intention of creating a sovereign Arab Palestine on the backs of the slaughter of Jews. The Arab nations behind the invading armies had the intention of establishing sovereign Palestine out of the former British Mandate for Palestine; however there was mistrust of each other among Arab nations that participated in the invasion: primarily Egypt, Jordan and Syria (with perhaps some small spoils going to Lebanon and Iraq).

 

True, Arab armies in 1948 were badly led, badly trained, and uncoordinated. Arab regimes distrusted and disliked the Palestinian leadership and bickered among themselves, striving for individual advantage. This pattern, too, was often repeated in later years. Abdallah secretly negotiated with the Zionists but they distrusted him, knew he couldn’t control the other leaders, and he offered too little.

 

Still, the consensus was, in the words of a U.S. intelligence report, “The loosely organized, ill-equipped armies of the Arab nations do not have any capabilities against a modern opponent but they do have the strength to overrun Jewish resistance in Palestine….”

 

It didn’t work out that way. The nascent Israeli forces gained ground against the Husseini and Qawukji forces before the Arab states’ invasion then largely won the ensuing international war. (SELF-MADE NAKBA by Barry Ruben; Think-Israel; May-June 2008 Featured Stories – Emphasis Mine)

 

Now that most Evangelical Christians are supportive of the existence of Israel, Christians residing in Muslim dominated nations are beginning to experience rising persecution by Muslim rioters oft time instigated by radical Islamic religious elements within Muslim nations.

 

Does anyone in the West stand up for Christians that are experiencing ethnic cleansing in Muslim nations? As far as I know the closest group of people exposing Islamic persecution of Christians are anti-Islamist educators and the Evangelical Christians often labeled as Christian Zionists due to their support for a strong Israel. NO ONE ELSE in the West in governments or in the private sector has condemned the decimation of Christian communities in the Muslim world.

 

Carolyn Glick has pointed out that many Christians are supportive of some the despotic governments in the Muslim world because they perceive a modicum of protection from the actions of Islamist inspired hatred toward Christians in Muslim nations. The perception is inaccurate and is based on centuries of dhimmitude.

 

The basis of Muslim nation dictatorships protecting Christians is based on the ability of Christians using their feet to flee nations because of persecution. Since Iraq was liberated from the brutal dictatorship of Saddam Hussein the focus of religious strife has been on the minority Sunni Muslim population and the majority Shia Muslim population. Little has been said about the near million person Christian population being decreased by acts of Islamic terrorism with very little protection of the current Iraqi regime.  

 

Recently the head of the Lebanese Maronite Church visited Paris and publically decried if the West topples the Syrian regime of Assad, he fears that Christians will receive the same persecution that other Muslims nations have executed with the toppling of a dictator. This prediction seems to be backed up by Missionary Terry Law that has shared from his experiences in preaching the Gospel in Middle Eastern nations that Christians fear the results of the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring is developing into a Christian Winter for Middle Eastern Christians.

 

The European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) submitted a report on Christian persecution in Muslim nations to European nations on January 25, 2011. The report (PDF) demonstrates the cruelty that these Christians face as a whole.

 

One of the largest Christian populations among Muslim nations is in Egypt. Egyptian-Coptic Christians represent 10% of the Egyptian population. With the Obama abandonment of Hosni Mubarak there has been a greater and greater influence of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) over the Muslim-Egyptian population. The MB influence is evidenced by the Egyptian government and military either looking away as persecution happens to Christians or outright aiding in the persecution of Christians.

 

The West is so hampered by political correctness and the fear of offending Muslims that there is all the appearance that Muslim nations are enabled to the ethnic cleansing of Christians in Muslim nations.

 

THE MUST STOP!

 

It is time for Western governments – especially the American government – to become more involved in protecting the rights of Christians in Muslim nations. Protection means more than the occasional press conference publically announcing the verbal displeasure and verbal denunciation of the ethnic cleansing of Christians.

 

JRH 10/12/11

Ethnic Cleansing of Jews in Arab Countries


Here is a video I was made aware of by James Williams of United for Israel. The video briefly traces the history of Jews residing in Muslim lands until they were ethnically cleansed when Israel declared independence as a Jewish State.

 

Here is the description of the video followed by the video.

 

JRH 9/17/11

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James Williams Email Message

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Dear friends,

When it comes to refugees in the Middle East many talk about Arabs who fled the
Holy Land during the Arab attack on Israel. Did you know that there are
millions of Jews who were made refugees in Arab nations? This video sets the
facts strait and will help you understand the truth about the Middle East, a truth
to share with the world.

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Ethnic Cleansing of Jews in Arab Countries

Ethnic Cleansing of Jews in Arab Countries – Shocking! Watch This! Hit Like To Support The Jews!

 

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Up to one million Jews have been forced to flee from Arab countries and hundreds of Jewish communities have been ethnically cleansed throughout this century. Most of these refugees now live in Israel and their old homes are no more. In fact, Jews who immigrated to Israel from Arab and Muslim lands and their descendants constitute about 50% of Jewish Israelis.

In the history of the Arab-Israel conflict, the United Nations have made 687 resolution about the conflict. 101 of these resolutions dealt with the issue of refugees. It is astonishing to know that NOT ONE SINGLE resolution deals with the issue of Jewish refugees from Arab countries. All 101 resolutions are about Palestinian refugees only. This is the hypocrisy of the United Nations.

The documentary is named “The Forgotten Refugees”.