From Sunday 26th to Monday 27th February, 2012, the Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman, Mahmoud Abbas-Abu Mazen and his delegation participated in ‘The International Conference for the Defence of Jerusalem’ that took place in Doha, the capital of the State of Qatar.
The Conference was held under the auspices and attendance of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and attended by General Dr. Nabil Al Arabi, the Arab League Secretary, Arab foreign ministers, heads of international and regional organizations and bodies, organizations and federations advocating human rights, clerics, as well as intellectuals, legal, political and history figures. All the participants gathered to express solidarity with the Arab-Palestinian people in the city of Jerusalem and their claim to have legitimate rights in the city.
The Conference was held under the slogan “support the steadfastness of Jerusalem.”
On Sunday evening, Abbas-Abu Mazen, the Fatah and PLO leader, delivered a speech that attempted to deny the ancient Jewish roots of Jerusalem. Abbas had the Chutzpah and ruse to tell the Arab leaders that the Israeli occupation authorities are using the ugliest and most dangerous means to implement plans to erase and remove the Arab-Islamic and the Christian character of east Jerusalem. In 1967, shortly after the Six Day War, Moshe Dayan, at that time the Minister of Defence of the State of Israel, ordered the Israeli flag to be removed from Har-Habayit-Temple Mount, and handed over administrative control, effectively gave over the keys, of Temple Mount, to the Waqf, the Supreme Moslem Council and an Islamic Trust.
The truth to be said is that, since the Waqf was entrusted with the keys to Har-Habayit-Temple Mount, the Waqf’s authorities have been doing all they can to remove any and all evidence, and there are mountains of them, that the First and Second Jewish temples stood where the al-Aqsa Mosque now stands, thus attempting to remove any and all evidence that Har-Habayit-Temple Mount belongs to the Jews from time immemorial. In April 637 CE, the Caliph Umar traveled to Jerusalem, in person, to receive the submission of the city to the Moslem conquerors. In 705 CE, the Moslem conquerors built the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a statement of conquest.
Abu Mazen went on to state that visiting “occupied Jerusalem” was the goal of every Muslim, Arab and Christian, “forgetting” to mention that only since the Israeli authorities took control of Jerusalem, the whole, all religions’ worshippers are welcome to the city to worship. He also “omitted” that in 1948, the Arabs expelled all the Jews from Jerusalem, thus made the city Judenrein-cleansed of Jews, and they desecrated all the Jewish sites, synagogues and cemeteries in the city. From 1948 to 1967, Jews were not allowed to enter the city that was under the control of the Jordanian government and were denied worshipping their holy sites there.
The world needs to acknowledge and be proud that Jerusalem, under Israeli sovereignty, has been and will continue to be open to believers of all faiths. Israel allows freedom of worship for all, which was lacking when Jordan was in control of Jerusalem, and Israel will continue to carefully respect and maintain the holy places of all religions.
Abu Mazen carried on and accused Israel of surrounding Jerusalem with “an apartheid wall and a band of settlements in order to isolate the city from its surroundings in the West Bank.” He however, “forgot” to mention, that Arab jihad and intifada forced Israel to build a separation wall to protect its innocent civilians from the ongoing onslaught of Arabs’ murderous intentions. As for apartheid, Abbas has no idea what is the real meaning of the term Apartheid. In South Africa, where the Apartheid system was invented, the system separated the black people from the white people and it treated the black people as second class citizens.
All the black people wanted was to abolish the Apartheid polity and gain equality in their citizenship, which finally took place in 1974. The black people in South Africa did not strap themselves with explosives and blew themselves up in the midst of white civilians’ gathering. They did not wish the genocide of the white man. In Israel, the Arabs, who hold an Israeli citizenship, are equal citizens to the Jewish citizens. We do however hope that the Arabs living under the control of the Abu-Mazen-PA gang enjoy the same human rights as the Arabs, holding an Israeli citizenship enjoy. So where is the Apartheid Mr. liar Abu-Mazen?
In his speech Abbas alleged that Israel had made it “almost impossible to obtain” permits for PA Arabs to enter Jerusalem, forgetting to state that each day thousand PA-Arabs enter Jerusalem, weather for religious purposes, personal or commerce. As part of their war to end the existence of the Jewish State of Israel, the Arab-Moslems, the archenemy of the Jewish state, simply omit Jewish history facts and deny the connection of Jews to the Land of Israel as a whole.
The Arabs deny the fact that since King David declared Jerusalem the capital of his kingdom, for thousands of years, thereafter, Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish People and no other people. In his speech, the host of the Jerusalem Conference, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani called on the UN to investigate the ‘Judaization’ of Jerusalem. The term ‘Judaization’ is often used by the Arabs in order to demean the Jewish character of Jerusalem and as one of the anti-Semitic terms they often used against Israel.
In response to Abu-Mazen poisonous rhetoric, the Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu had accused Abu Mazen-Abbas that he knows well that there is no foundation to his contemptible remarks, including his baseless and irresponsible claims regarding the al-Aqsa Mosque. Netanyahu said that the citizenry of the state of Israel expect from the one who supposedly champions peace, to prepare his people for peace and coexistence and not disseminate lies and incitement. “This is not how one makes peace,” Netanyahu hollered, and told Abbas that the time has come for the Palestinian leadership to stop denying the State of Israel Jewish past and distorting reality. It is worthwhile noting here that Abbas belongs to the Holocaust deniers’ camp.
Though Prime Minister Netanyahu replied to Abu-Mazen with fiery words, he was wrong. Abu Mazen’s speech is entirely consonant with the Oslo “peace” process. In the context of Israel and the Arabs, the world has adopted the Arabs’ definition of “peace,” which means, the destruction of the state of Israel. This process inscribes the death of the state of Israel by a thousand cuts. Anything that tends to reduce Israel, dismember Israel, demonize, delegitimize and demoralize Israel, or defeats Israel outright, is therefore a positive part of the Oslo “peace process.” Anything that strengthens Israel is an “obstacle to peace.”
That is why the world is outraged by every Jewish home built in land that the entire world recognized, in 1922, as the Jewish homeland but was illegally conquered and occupied, by Jordan, for 19 years. Same “righteous” world could not care less about Jews murdered by terrorists. For this peace seeking world, Jewish blood is Hefker- of no value and consequence. That is why the security wall is an “obstacle to peace” but Arab terrorist atrocities against Jews are not. Killing Jews is making “peace.” Preventing it is an “obstacle to peace.”
The Israeli leadership must stop whining about “no way to make peace” and deal with the Orwellian meaning that it has been invested with. “Peace process” is today’s exact counterpart of “Arbeit macht frei. The slogan arbeit macht frei, is the German phrase that was posted at the entrance of some of the Nazi Concentration Camps, during the Holocaust of WWII, in which 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazi killing machine. This includes the most infamous Camp, Auschwitz, where the slogan was posted on the camp’s entrance metal arch that was made by prisoners with metalwork skills and erected by order of the Nazis in June 1940.
The slogan’ arbeit macht frei’ literally means work makes (one) free, or, work sets you free, or work liberates you. However, the slogan was a deceiving facade for the Jews, the Nazis gathered from all parts of Europe and shipped, in cattle cars to these Camps, to believe they are entering a labor camp, not a death camp. Just like ‘arbeit macht frei’ camp was nothing more than for a factory of death to all Jews, the Oslo “Peace process” is a facade, its real statement is to kill all the Jews and destroy the state of Israel.
Deal with it.
Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet Jewish Refusenik and prisoner, an Israeli politician, human rights activist and author once said:
When do attacks on a country become anti-Semitic? When the 3D’s appear:
Delegitimize the country, Double standard is applied when dealing with the country, Demonize the country.
It is obvious that the Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas-Abu Mazen and his cohorts at the ‘The International Conference for the Defence of Jerusalem’ apply to and practice the 3D’s toward the State of Israel. Deal with this one too. – Mr. Golbert contributed to this article