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Jew and Palestinian: Which Side Are You On?

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In light of the flurry of diplomatic activity surrounding the upcoming UN General Assembly vote regarding Palestinian statehood, it is worthwhile pointing out again, that we’ve been down the “two-state solution” road before. On November 29, 1947 the United Nations voted to create a Palestinian Arab State and a Palestinian Jewish State. The Jewish state, Israel, immediately recognized the Arab state (which contained all of the West Bank, Gaza and much of what is now northern Israel). On the other hand, the Arab state never even recognized itself. Instead, Israel was invaded by the surrounding Arab armies. Azzam Pasha, General Secretary of the Arab League at time, issued the following statement:

“The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:” The Day of Judgment will not come about until the Moslems fight the Jews…the stones and trees will say, O Moslems, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”…so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences are in contradiction to principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement…There is no solution to the Palestinian question except through Jihad.”

Oh sorry, my mistake. That was a snippet from the official charter of Hamas, the merry band of “freedom fighters” who rule Gaza in 2011. (While Gaza is governed by a notorious terrorist organization, the “moderate” alternative, the Palestinian Authority, is led by Holocaust-denier Mohammad Abbas.)  Here is the actual statement issued by Azzam Pasha after the UN Resolution in 1947:

“This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the massacres of the crusades.”

Where do we go from here? It would seem that very little is new under the Palestinian-Arab sun. Jews and Arabs, in case you were unaware, are first cousins. Both are descendants of the children of Abraham; the Jews from Isaac and the Arabs from Yishmael. Ironically enough, both Jews and Palestinian-Arabs have radically transformed the world in which we live. It is quite instructive to note the manner in which each branch of the Abrahamic clan has accomplished this feat. In this conflict between the democratic and free society of Isaac’s descendants, and the repressive terrorist state run by the descendants of Yishmael, there is very little room for middle ground. The nations of the world must choose sides:

The Gifts of Isaac’s Descendants to Mankind (Partial List)

  • Monotheism
  • The Ten Commandments.
  • The notion that all men are created in the image of God and stand equal before their infinite Creator, which is the source for the foundational principles of American democracy as stated in the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and have been endowed by their creator with unalienable rights..
  • Nearly 50% of  Nobel Prize winners in medicine have been Jewish, nearly 40% in physics, and nearly 30% in chemistry – Approximately 20% of all Nobel Prize winners have been Jewish; in the 21st century 32%. (In 2011 Jews constitute approximately 1/4 of a percent of the world’s population.)
  • Israel has the highest number per capita in the world in: university degrees, PhD’s, physicians, and scientific papers; the third highest in per capita patents, behind the U.S. and Japan; the second highest number of NASDEQ-listed companies, behind the U.S; Intel’s Centrino chip which powers wireless networks was developed in Israel, as were many of Intel’s most important innovations; most of the Windows operating systems were developed by Microsoft Israel; key mobile phone technology was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel; voicemail was invented by an Israeli company, ditto for the cellphone camera chip and IMS programs; Israeli dairy cows produce the highest milk yield on average in the world; drip-irrigation was invented in Israel; Israel is home to the world’s largest generic drug company, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, etc, etc, etc…
  • As author and scholar, George Gilder, has put it: “Israel has become one of the most important economies in the world, and is second only to the United States in its pioneering of technologies benefiting human life, prosperity, and peace.” (Israel is smaller than every state in the U.S. except Delaware and Rhode Island, and has a population of  7.5 million. Seven Israels could fit into my home state of Illinois.)
  • The list of Jewish contributions in art, culture, and technology is nearly endless.
  • The dream of a united mankind living in peace under the kingdom of God – “They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, they shall study war no more.” In fact this verse from the prophet Isaiah is enshrined at the United Nations on what is called “The Isaiah Wall” (Delegates first visit the Isaiah Wall where they pay lip service to world peace, and then many go inside and spend most of their time condemning the nation that gave them the idea in the first place.)

The Gifts of the Palestinian Descendants of Yishmael to Mankind (Partial List)

  • The first organized plane hijackings in 1970 – Three western airliners were landed at airfields in Jordan and after being emptied were blown up.
  • Massacre of 24 passengers at Lod Airport in Israel in collusion with Red Army terrorists from Japan.
  • Another first: The murder of Olympic athletes in Munich in 1972.
  • Hundreds of terrorist attacks on civilians inside Israel, including the cold blooded massacre of 26 high school children in 1974.
  • Suicide Bombers (This was a rather innovative Palestinian solution to solve the obvious problems faced by terrorists who heretofore had no choice but to leave suspicious looking parcels and luggage in public places.)
  • Palestinians literally danced in the streets of East Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank, and handed out candies,  to celebrate the news of 9/11.
  • Yassir Arafat, the greatest hero of the Palestinians, is arguably the seminal figure in the creation of what is clearly the most significant and transformative contribution of Palestinians to humanity: Radical Islamic Terrorism.

Well?…Which side are you on?

Rabbi Moshe Averick is an orthodox rabbi and author of Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist. It is available on and Kindle. Rabbi Averick can be reached via his website at

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  • Mira

    The Muslim world also invented algebra. If it weren’t for them, then we wouldn’t have to spend our high school years in boring, repetitive math classes.

  • dutchboy27

    Aladdin, Using the word reason doesn’t make it so. You have to add a relevant thought to the discussion or you just look foolish. Go ahead add something.

  • Phil P

    Moshe – I’m not asking how, what you term, a Palestinian’s “hatred of God” manifests itself, I’m asking you what aspect of the Muslim religion or interpretation of God, do you think leads to this.

    And Aladdin, in his response to me I don’t believe that Moshe meant that Jews “represent God”, rather this was in the minds of those who persecute them.

  • Theresa Teichman

    Yea.. I am good with a 2 state solution… as long as the 2 states are along the same 1947 defined lines… when Israel immediately self actualized, and unfortunately the Arabs declined their state and opted to go to war instead.. remember.. there were no Arab countries yet.. all were created as a result of the Palestinian Mandate(the arabs were NOMADS they had no roots, this was a VAST DESERT, there were tribes and warring factions all over the place, THERE WERENT ANY COUNTRIES YET!), The Balfour Declaration, and The White Paper. Most of our living generations are clueless about the basis of the Middle East conflicts and quickly buy into the 10 second sound bytes or the ancient biblical stereotypes or cast judgement based upon on singular events.. the news and the sitting administration’s agendas are spouting falsehoods and inflammatory propaganda.. their goal is to placate the arabs to secure middle eastern oil and.. well.. the Jews will have to go and so paint as negative a picture as possible in order to garner public support. What is new.
    If you really want to know what is going on at least take the few moments educate yourselves.. then maybe you can at least make a personally informed decision.. Just remember one thing.. when it comes to a people occupying another’s country, eradicating the indigenous population, forcing them into concentration camps,and/or killing them.. we have to look no further than at our own selves… oh yea.. Great Britain has something to do with us too.. right?

  • Svante

    Indeed the israeli list is partial, you completly forgot about the small details of bombing children and families with gunships and tanks. But that doesn’t really count does it?

    Neither side is good, both are made of people who just want to live their lives and a few warmongering evil bastards who seem so think they have a special right to a certain piece of land because some fairy-tale book says so.So you wanna know which side I’m on? The people who just wanna live their lives and don’t give a flying fuck about what fairy-tale gives them the “right” to Jerusalem.

  • yidel

    we “klap kup in vant ” how long can we control 5 million arabs ? history should be our guidance . “ve’iduch perishe zil gemoir”

  • Dave

    Moving the concept of Israel v Palestinians to the more emmotive ‘Jew v Palestinians’ is an attempt at besmirching the Palestinians again. Desperate. Look – if you want to ‘civilise’ (others words) the Palestinians to live in a peaceful state alongside the Israeli state – then support their bid for statehood – dont forget – statehood will give the Palestinians responsibilities too – big ones.

    Statehood would allow both peoples to escape from this semi-religious nasty war (BOTH SIDES). Don’t worry Israelis Palestinains really only want to live their lives, feed their children and have somewhere safe to live. At the moment they can’t and they kick against it – didn’t you!

    • Dave,

      The history of the conflict simply contradicts your point. If all the Arabs wanted was a state, there would have been peace a long time ago. They want the destruction of Israel.

  • Dennis L.

    Great article and analysis. The only problem is that the West and some in Israel believe that a two state option is a real option. The Arab rhetoric, since the 1930s, both overtly and covertly has been that any Jewish State is too much Jewish State. The majority of Muslims want the Middle East to be Judenrein and probably Christianrein as well. Until this fundamental fact is face and until there is a sea change in Arabic ideology I do not see how peace will be possible. My concern is that Israel will face pressure reminiscent of that applied to Czechoslovakia by the UK and France that resulted in the Munich Pact and the ultimate dissolution of the Czech Republic.

    • Phil P

      But can you or anybody else, explain why Muslims hate Jewry – and I mean, prior to the creation of the Israeli state – as you say, “since the 1930’s”?

      I genuinely want to know.

      • Phil,

        They hate Jews for the same reason that so many others throughout history have hated Jews: because they hate what Jews represent, namely God. People hate Jews because they hate God.

        • Phil P

          Hmm – that seems a bit trite. Frankly I was expecting a more reasoned response from you. Don’t Muslims worship pretty much the same version of God as the Jews? If so, then your argument falls apart. If not, then in what way does their interpretation of God differ, and how would that lead to this hatred?

          • Aladdin Connolly

            @ Phil P You read Moshe’s article and were expecting a reasoned response from him? The man is blinded by unreasoned hatred. His response was great in that it more clearly showed the level of his intelligence Jews=God. BTW he believes God can do no wrong keep the connections going.If he believes himself to be an example of Jewish intellectual capacity he just insulted his people big time!

          • Phil,

            I’ll elaborate a little bit on the differences:

            both Palestinians and Jews have a concept of martyrdom in their respective religions. A Jew who is murdered BECAUSE he is a Jew is in the category of a martyr. A Palestinian who straps a bomb on his son and daughter and sends them to blow themselves up in a cafe to murder Jews/infidels is a martyr.

            In other words, a Jewish martyr is one who is killed for what he is and what he believes in. A Palestinian martyr is one who murders others for what he believes in.

            It would be hard to imagine a greater expression of hatred of God than one who would blow himself up in a cafe or schoolbus to murder others.