Essay:anti-Israel bigotry: the Apartheid slur part1
Arab nations attempted to eliminate Israel since the beginning of its re-establishment, planning complete genocide.
(Including calls by political and religious leaders like, Mufti Haj amin al-Husseini: 'Kill the Jews wherever you find them, this pleases Allah...' 'I declare a holy war, my Moslem brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all.' Nasser and other Arab leaders: 'throw the Jews into the sea,' Syria's Assad: 'It is time to embark on a war of annihilation.' Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader al-Qaradawi, and Hamas: 'kill them, down to the very last one,' Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi: "by Allah we will not leave one Jew alive in Palestine." Iran's Imam M. Rabbani (1991): 'Israel must disappear from the face of the Earth.' Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, (2001): it is the mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to erase Israel from the map of the region. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former president of Iran (2001), one bomb Is enough To destroy Israel... in due time, The Islamic world will have a military nuclear device. Muslims Should Use Nuclear Weapon against Israel. Iran's president Ahmadinejad in 2005: 'Wipe Israel off map... and Death to America!' In 2007: 'Israel, US will soon die.' Speaker of PA Legislature (2007): "Kill Every Last Jew & American." Hamas' spokesman Ismail Radwan (2007): "..the Islamic resurrection and end of days - is dependent on the killing of Jews by Muslims." Hamas Cleric Muhsen Abu 'Ita (2008): The Annihilation of the Jews in Palestine Is the Most Splendid Blessing for Palestine. Iran's Ahmadinejad in 2008: 'Israel will soon disappear.' Ahmadinejad (2009): <i>'This regime (Israel) will not last long... This regime has no future. Its life has come to an end.' Fatah/Palestinian Authority TV sermon (2010): 'Fight The Jews & Kill Them -- They Are Enemies Of Humanity & Allah.' Palestinian Authority's Yunis al Astal (2011): Jews 'Gathered for Annihilation.' As well as polls of Arab-Palestinians - as late as in 2010 and 2011 - showing majority support for destroying Israel).
Fortunately, they failed time and time again. Yet the demonization of Israel and the Jews never ceased. In fact, despite the racism epidemic in Arabia and religious bigotry in Islamia, the hypocritical Arab initiated vilification campaign of Israel, especially since the 1970s, picked up steam in recent years accusing the very victim of its racism with this horrific crime.
Aided by naive or even by those few super-guilt-ridden radical-lefty-Jews, who fail to see the reality of Israel's dire situation under constant menace from Arabs, Muslims who seek to annihilate it. Using imagery of the powerful VS the powerless, [false as it is, as the Arab side, bent on wreaking havoc upon its population to prove its "victim hood" and draw sympathy, has been using is own civilians, thus making the Arab attacker much more destructive than the Israeli side that always seeks to minimize Arab casualties, (like the IDF dropping "millions of flyers over areas it planned to invade," and making "over a quarter of a million phone calls to private homes and mobile phones warning people to leave,") not to mention the fake fabricated images produced by Pallywood,] the use of harsh terminology has been implemented, where self-defense measures are criminalized as "inhumane act[s] of apartheid." Though knowing full well the sincere Israeli concern for survival which prompts its security measures (anybody can be harassed in Israel, the understandable sensitive State has been investigating: Jews, Arabs alike. In fact, right-wing Jews are sometimes harassed more than Arabs. Nor is it too hard to grasp its preferential protection for Jews escaping persecution "Law of Return"), yet, malicious and criminal Arab propagandists, realizing, since 'racism' and 'apartheid' rings a bell of total negativity, the destructive -which is all about demeaning Israel, never about sincere care for the Arab Palestinians- Arab propaganda machine adopted this hype language as a useful tool for its goal of bigoted de-legitimization of the Jewish state in its midst. It also inflates, exaggerates any slight 'usual differences that exist in any Western democracy' to be used as "proof" to "affirm" its pseudo claims.
This hype [regardless how deceptive it is, masking itself as merely "criticizing Israel" their bubble has been burst, time and time again, as it] has been used to harm Israelis and international Jews, in image and often physically. Those openly advocating for the annihilation of Jews wave it constantly and so-called "protesting Israeli apartheid" theatre has been linked with hatred, racist attacks and boosting up Anti-Semitism.
No matter how many non-Arabs the Arab propaganda misinformation [Pallywood] machine manages to recruit with or without money to this propaganda, the seeds of this smear campaign movement is Arab, Arab initiated bigotry that is. No other country on earth has been so scrutinized with half-truths, with exaggerated cases and with 100% complete distortions to be branded in such a vile image.
Conclusion, the "racism/apartheid" mantra is not only unfair, unjust, [correctly termed "The Apartheid Slur"] malevolent and detrimental, but extremely dangerous as well. Another organized Arab-Islamic crime.
- 1 OASIS DEMOCRATIC ISRAEL IN THE M.E.
- 2 ISRAEL: HIGH DEMOCRATIC VALUES DESPITE FACING GENOCIDE
- 3 PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ARABS, MUSLIMS
- 4 'MADE' IN ARABIA: "RACISM / APARTHEID" IDEA
- 4.1 1961: Genocidal pro-Nazi Arab leader: Ahmad Shukairy, 'father' of 'Apartheid' slander
- 4.2 1975: Collective Arab demonization of Israel picks up steam
- 4.3 PLO's M. Tarazi
- 4.4 Because demonization of Israel was never related to any so-called 'Israel's policies' [whatever that means]
- 4.5 Non-Arabs used as alibis for Arab racism
- 5 Notes
OASIS DEMOCRATIC ISRAEL IN THE M.E.
Israel's still the only true democracy in the Middle East. Even "apartheid- slur" promoter: Jimmy Carter (paid by the Arab lobby,, deemed to have been influenced by the vast sums of Arab money he has received, has long deep ties with oppressive Arab regimes like Saudi Arabia, had a Syrian committee and a Lebanese committee, and his brother Billy registered as an agent for Libya in 1980,) admitted:
"I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis."
ISRAEL: HIGH DEMOCRATIC VALUES DESPITE FACING GENOCIDE
While Israel always faced genocide  Or as M. Wallace has put it (1958) "the huge majority of the Arab people are interested in the extermination of Israel."  It managed to upheld its democratic values despite being threatened like no country on earth... In defending itself against wars of aggression, unparalleled terror campaigns and continuous promises to annihilate it, Israel has a track record on the protection of rights that would compare favorably to the record of any democracy, much less democracies under threat."
Pluralism, diversity and respect for all groups in Israel
From 'Say Yes To Peace':
A Pluralistic SocietyFrom an article (2005) titled "Racism in the Islamic World":
- Israel has enacted affirmative action policies to help its minority citizens achieve full social and economic equality.
Israel formally recognizes 15 religions, including Islam, the Báha'í and Druze faiths, as well as Chaldaic and many other Christian denominations, and others. Each religious community freely exercises its faith, observes its own holy days and weekly day of rest, and administers its own internal affairs. Israel protects the holy sites of all religions.
Israel is the only Middle Eastern country where the Christian population is thriving instead of disappearing. Between 1948 and 1998, Israel's Christians grew fourfold, from 34,000 to 130,000.
The Báha'ís, a religious group persecuted in Muslim countries, built its world center in Haifa, Israel.
Israel's non-Jewish minority forms about 20 percent of the population and is made up of Arab Muslims, Arab Christians, non-Arab Christians, Druze, Bedouins, Circassians, Asians and others. Eighty percent of Israelis are Jews of different ethnicities and races from Arab countries, Ethiopia, India, Russia, the former Soviet Union republics, Latin America, the U.S. and Europe. Refugees from Arab and Muslim Middle Eastern and North African countries and their descendants make up over half the Jewish popuation.
In 1948, almost all of the 160,000 Palestinian-Arabs who remained within Israel's borders became citizens. Today, Israeli-Arab citizens have equal civil and human rights as all other Israeli citizens.
There are 1.3 million Israeli-Arabs now living in Israel, making up almost 20 percent of the population.
Hebrew and Arabic are Israel's two official languages.
There are five official Israeli-Arab political parties.
Three Israeli-Arabs were elected to the first Knesset. Israeli-Arabs have held as many as 12 of the 120 seats in the Israeli Parliament at one time.
All Arab municipalities receive government funding for education and infrastructure.
Many Israeli-Arabs hold high-level positions, such as
- Salim Jurban, selected a permanent member of Israel's Supreme Court (2004)
- Nawaf Massalha, deputy Foreign Minister
- Ali Yahya, Walid Mansour and Mohammed Masarwa, who held ambassadorships
- Major General Hussain Fares, commander of Israel's border police
- Major General Yosef Mishlav, head of homeland security as Israel's Home Front commander
In truth, Israel is perhaps the most racially and ethnically diverse and tolerant country in the world. More than half of Israel's Jewish population consists of people of color — blacks from Ethiopia and Yemen, as well as brown-skinned people from Morocco, Iran. Syria, Egypt and Israel itself. In addition, Israel's population includes more than one million Arabs, who enjoy the same civil rights as Jewish Israelis. In Israel hate speech is banned, and it is against the law to discriminate based on race or religion.
In contrast, anti-Semitism—a poisonous form of racism directed specifically against the Jewish people—is rampant in most all Islamic societies. Not only is anti-Semitism commonplace in Muslim nations, but it is propagated shamelessly by their leaders, in state-sponsored media, and by Muslim clergy.
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ARABS, MUSLIMS
Preferential treatment for Arabs, Muslims in Israel, often as "first class citizens" is a routine.
There was already a title printed in an American newspaper in 1968: Arabs Treated As First Class Citizens In Israel
The wide range includes: Subsidized housing. Land issues, especially favoring Arab' rights in disputes with Jews. In court (broader issues), In Voting, parties' participation in the election process. In employment - affirmative action. Quotas in academia. In Media freedom. Access to fields, restricting Jews during Arab Olive Harvest. Access to holy sites.
'MADE' IN ARABIA: "RACISM / APARTHEID" IDEA
Origins of the apartheid/racism slander:
1961: Genocidal pro-Nazi Arab leader: Ahmad Shukairy, 'father' of 'Apartheid' slander
[Also transcribed: Ahmad Shukairy, Ahmad Al-Shukairy, Ahmad al-Shukairi, Ahmad el-Shukairy, Ahmed Shukeiry, al-Shuqayri, Shukeiri, Shukeiry, Shuqeiri, Shuqairy]
The idea to slander Israel via a false analogy to "apartheid" of S. Africa, dates back to an October 1961 speech by Saudi Arabia's representative Ahmad Shukairy during a strongly anti-Western chide. He went as far as to object to Israel's right to try Nazi extermination chief of WW2: Adolf Eichmann. Famous for the often hysterical violence of his political rhetoric. A dagnerous agitator since, at least, the age of 19, when he was seized by authorities at the University and expelled from Leabanon.
[It was amidst a season of strong UN condemnation of South Africa, thus, the Arab icon came up with a tactic of defamation by fictitious comparison to S. Africa's system. He constantly tried to poison the African delegates against Israel. It has been said that he never failed to refer to Israel's UN representative Comay as a South African. He reiterated his "thesis" in his 1966 PLO book.]
1961 - That's about 6 Years before the so-called "occupation" even came about, yet, it was picked up by Arab propaganda machine ever since, and has been "adjusted" to any situation between Israel and its Arab attackers. As this well 'oil' greased machine (Arab oil lobby, or the Arab world in general -for that matter- never advocated, nor cared for the Arab-Palestinians, but has used them against Israel) went on, demagogue-like symbolism [like the security fence] have been used and included to be "updated" along the way, to make the criminal propaganda seem somehow "legitimate."
As Shukairy opposed Israel's trial of Eichmann, it's Worth mentioning that at the trial (Session 50), Eichmann's deputy Wisliceny gave eyewitness testimony on the cooperation between Eichmann and the Mufti. That the Mufti, indeed aided in the 'final solution' in exterminating Jews. (This is not to suggest that the Nazis 'needed' cooperation in their evil plans.)
- Ahmad Shukairy (1908-1980) was born in Lebanon.
- His father, a sheik, was interned in a castle at the time by the Ottoman Empire authorities for stirring up the Arabs against the Turks. In 1910 his family moved to Acre in what was later Palestine.
- In 1927, at the age of 19, the Arab under-graduate was seized at the American University in Beirut for making an over-zealous speech. He was hauled into court as a political agitator and ordered out of Lebanon.  He was barred for 10 years from Syria and Lebanon by the French mandate authorities for a fiery speech in favor of Arab unity
- Several times during the 1930s he was jailed in Palestine by British authorities for political agitation.
- Was an aide and spokesman for the infamous Haj Amin Al-Husseini, Hitler's ally. (The Mufti, who worked closely with the Nazis and prevented Jewish children from being rescued during WW2.) He himself admired Nazism. Furthermore, as testified in U.S. Congress (in 1967), Shukairy actually aided in extermination: he worked with the Nazis in the Middle East and was a henchman of the notorious Mufti who advised Hitler on ways and means of extermintaing Jews.
- Became assistant Secretary General for the Arab League from 1950-56.
- Served as Saudi Arabia's representative to the UN from 1957-1962.
- Famous for his 1956 admission to the falsehood of a "Palestinian" (distinct) people, or Palestine as a "separate" Arab entity.
- Pungently described by one pro-Arab British journalist as "a sort of cross between Adolf Hitler and the Reverend Ian Paisley." His Anti-Semitism became most publicized, at his fall of 1961 UN address, against American-Jews. His hatred crossed all boundaries in minimal logic. In a UN (16th session) address he mumbled a ludicrous conspiracy-theory, confusing words, something about fusing finance and the "intention" of creating the State of Israel...
- His openly [shocking] pro-Nazism, was expressed in 1962 at the UN while praising and identifying with Nazi groups.
ISRAELI ACCUSES ARABS OF NAZISM; U.N. Envoy Sees Link to Modern Fascist GroupsUNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 6 Israel accused Arab representatives today of cooperating with neo-Nazi and fascist groups in the United States, Latin America and elsewhere "to exploit anti- Semitism as a political weapon.")
By KATHLEEN TELTSCH Special to The New York Times December 07, 1962 (Page 14)
- Originator of Arabs controlling U.N. to wage war on Israel.
Efforts to denounce Zionism as racism had started as early as 1962, when Ahmad Shukairy of Saudi Arabia had termed Zionism
"a blend of colonialism and "imperialism in their ugliest forms," recommending that the U.N. 'exterminate" the Zionist movement. Said Shukairy: "Nazism is now planted in the shape and in theimage of Israel in the Middle East."
- Described by the 'Time' (Dec. 21, 1959): "Ahmad Shukairy, wildest of Arab orators..." Known for his hate-speeches at the United Nations in the early 1960s, including vile comparisons to Nazis (UN, 1960, in replying to the accusations that Arabs created the refugee problem) crude anti-Semitic statements.
His speeches at the U.N. tone and content were reminiscent of the diatribes hurled against the Western democracies by the Nazi leaders It has been said on Shukairy's anti-American diatribes, few Arabs can match Shukairy In his fanatical hatred of the United States.
- Spearheaded the major shift in Arab strategy in the "creation" of a "Palestine entity" in 1963, seeing that the collective Arab VS Israel war lacks support. It was designed to tap into the anti-colonialism that spread in the UN with the fight in Algeria and to suggest parallels, in order to gather support among Africans. (A 360 degrees shift by this, pathological liar who, as late as 1957 admitted that Palestine is nothing but an integral part of Syria).
(Worth mentioning what author Meir-Levy calrifies on Palestinian "nationalism":
...even a cursory reading of Khalidi's treatment of this subject reveals that the only early example of what he calls "Palestinian National sentiment" is actually an example of Muslim religious apartheid. The Muslim religious leaders of Jerusalem protested the Sultan's permitting French representatives to establish an office in Jerusalem in the late 18th century. The Jerusalem Muslim religious elite were affronted that an infidel "Ifrangi" (Frenchman) not under a dhimmi treaty should be allowed to pollute the sacred precinct with his presence. Disdain and disgust for someone of another religion is hardly an example of nationalist sentiment.)
- Was the first to head the PLO in 1964. In [his] then "Palestinian" original charter, there's no call for a "homeland" or so-called "rights," but as part of a 'pan-Arab' struggle. The Palestine Liberation Organization was established: <i>for the express purpose of wiping out Israel. [As openly reported at that time].
- Called to assassinate Jordan's king Hussein and "liberating" Jordan.
- Was very instrumental in the six-day war of June 1967 by collective Arab nations whose leaders, like Shukairy called to annihilate Israel.
- Before the 1967 six-day war, he coined the [extermination] phrase: "Driving the Jews unto the sea." (/ "Throwing the Jews into the sea," as the official PLO slogan. It was told that when a journalist asked Shukairy what he would do about the Jewish problem if war came, he replied, "There's not going to be a Jewish problem." Like Nasser, he spoke openly of "finishing Hitler's job.")
Later on, the Arab leadership admitted, that the statement was in fact stated. Another 'Palestinian' Arab personality (I. Sartawi, who was murdered by fellow Arab-Palestinian [terrorist]) acknowledged Shukairy's error. After the six-day war, realizing the great damage it has dome to Arabs, Arab propagandists, including Shukairy himself, tried, somehow to "transform" his statement from the meaning of annihilation to the meaning of "transfer" of Jews (or 'ethnic cleansing'), but it was too late, the clarity of his authentic genocide message was already publicized.
- First head of the 'Palestine Liberation Organization' (PLO) in 1964, that's 3 Years before the "occupation," (what is referred to Israel's victory over Arab aggression in 1967) he called for "liberation." (of what?) Indeed: terrorism of targeting innocent civilians, proceeded "occupation." There was already a long blood trail of Arab attacks in the 1950s and in the 1960s.
- From the New York Times, December 25, 1967: Ahmed Shukairy, the fiery orator who had nourished Arab dreams of destroying Israel, resigned today as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
There you have it, Arab racism, Nazism and Arab genocide [in action assisting in WW2 and in open declaration in the 1960s] hiding behind "liberation," has invented the "apartheid" meme against its victim: Israel.
Old tactics: the typical hypocritical element of "accusing" Israel with the crime of the Arabs, that of "nazism," was also encapsulated by this Arab-Nazi mastermind of 'Arab-Palestine' in his elaborated opposition to try Eichmann.
This Arab-Nazi also had the audacity to use a line like: "I have never been an anti-Semite; I am a Semite myself." (November, 1966) While, of course, anti-Semitism always referred to anti-Jewish bigotry alone, and not to others. Anti-Jewish bigotry has no parallels in history. Today, in the heightened age of Arab anti-Semitism, many Arab, Muslim anti-Jewish bigots attempt to hide their demonic passionate hatred under this kind of coverup - crap - canard.
It is only "natural" that a notorious hate-speaker would come up with such a thesis.
1975: Collective Arab demonization of Israel picks up steam
Ever since Arab nations' racist infamous move in 1975 at the United Nations, ganging up to demonize Israel, and the Arab lobby which began advertising in 1975-6 defiling Israel's important security struggle as "apartheid,"
this "racism" idea left a stain on the organization. Indeed, Almost all the former non-Arab supporters of the resolution have apologized and changed their positions. When the General Assembly voted to repeal the resolution in 1991, only some Arab and Muslim states, as well as Cuba, North Korea and Vietnam were opposed.
(Worth mentioning that about the same era of Arab lobbying, the PLO was granted observer status in United Nations bodies.)
Two years after that Arab vilification of Israel at the UN, in 1977, Islamic "scholar," Ali Mazrui wrote: "Zionism and apartheid: strange bedfellows or natural allies?" As hew "grew" in his hate lectures, he was exposed for being a vile anti-Semite, coming up with fantasy theories about the Jewish "race," as this pathetic black Muslim sounds more like a racist KKK lunatic.
In that same year, Jimmy Carter was criticized for being silent in face of Arabs' isolating and excluding Israel from a UN conference in Africa. In the words of an outraged European ambassador at the time: this is another infamous instance of the racist Arab states autocratically imposing their will on the United Nations.
The same Jimmy Carter, who almost copied the title of his 2006 book straight from Arab "Palestinian" propagandist Marwan Bishara's 2002 book, tied to the Arab lobby, pushed this propaganda (of total distortion, hatred, apology for Arab anti-Jewish crimes, and in 2011 Carter was sued for his "deceptive acts") even further in 2006 (despite his clarification in saying "I chose that title knowing that it would be provocative." Showing he doesn't really think his provocative title on Israel is deserving), as part of his "waving the bloody shirt of racism." Though he issued some half apology for his errors, Carter was accused of (simply) having a "problem" with Jews, and "Worst Ex-president." His role in helping remove the Shah of Iran (which in turn gave the world the current theocratic totalitarian brutal regime of the Mullahs, committing massacres, crimes against humanity, racist against its ethnic minorities, endangering the region and Europe with planned nuclear weapons, involved directly or via Hezbollah thugs in pushing violence around the globe including in: Iraq, Somalia, Lebanon, France, Israel, Afghanistan) surfaced especially as Strong intelligence has begun to emerge that US President Jimmy Carter attempted to demand financial favors for his political friends from the Shah of Iran. The rejection of this demand by the Shah could well have led to Pres. Carter's resolve to remove the Iranian Emperor from office.
PLO's M. Tarazi
In between Bishara and Carter's (almost) identical entitled erroneously books, there was that PLO's M. Tarazi in Oct. 2005 who pushed the 'apartheid slur' embedded with false statements, in the NYTimes. All the while, editors ignored such obvious refutations of the slur as the fact that 23 percent of the country is non-Jewish, mainly Arab Muslims and Christians, that they are the freest "non-Jews" of the Middle East, and that members of these communities serve in the Israeli parliament, the armed forces, and the Supreme Court.In response, former New York Times foreign correspondent, Clifford D. May wrote: "The NEW Anti-Semitism ...an End Time Factor?"
In 1948, genocidal anti-Semitism took the form of five Arab armies attempting to drive Israeli Jews into the sea.
But people such as Mr. Tarazi are not crazy. They know exactly what they are doing. They just hope people like you won't be able to figure it out until it's too late.
In 1967, a second conventional war was led by Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq. The "Voice of the Arabs" radio station declared the goal: "extermination" of Israel. Ahmed Shuqayri, the first leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, added: "We shall destroy Israel and its inhabitants."
Since the collapse of the Camp David talks in 2000 - when Yasser Arafat turned down an independent Palestinian state on 93 percent of the West Bank and Gaza - radical anti-Semitism has taken the form of suicide bombings in Israel's streets, shops and restaurants.
Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Abu Mazen said this month many of those responsible believed "after the killing of 1,000 Israelis in the Intifada, Israel would collapse." Well, about 1,000 Israelis have been slaughtered, but Israel has not collapsed. Instead, the Israelis are demonstrating terrorism can be defeated.
So genocidal anti-Semitism is taking another form. This week, the New York Times gave Michael Tarazi, an American lawyer who advises the Palestine Liberation Organization, space on its Op-Ed Page to make this audacious argument: Having failed to eradicate Israel with tanks and terrorism, Palestinian leaders are now "being forced to consider a one-state solution."
Yes, "forced" to consider demanding a "right" to flood Israel with people who hate Israelis, people loyal to such terrorist organization such as Hamas, and who want to replace Israel with a radical Islamist state.
And if Israelis refuse to willingly become a despised minority in their own country, ruled by people who have waged genocidal campaigns against them, that will demonstrate, Mr. Tarazi declares, "Christians and Muslims, the millions of Palestinians under occupation are not welcome in the Jewish state." "Not welcome." Imagine that. The nerve. The chutzpah.
As Mr. Tarazi well knows but neglects to mention, there is only one Jewish state on the planet. It's about the size of New Jersey. By contrast, there are 22 Arab nations and more than 50 predominantly Muslim countries, covering an area larger than the United States and Europe combined.
In these lands, Jews are, to varying degrees, conspicuously unwelcome. In Jordan, a relatively liberal country that has diplomatic relations with Israel, Jews are denied citizenship. In Saudi Arabia, no synagogue or church may be built.
Mr. Tarazi forgets to note, too, that half of Israel's Jews have their roots in such places as Egypt, Yemen, Iraq and Iran — but that after intense persecution they fled what had been their families' homes for centuries. Similarly, Christians have fled Syrian-controlled Lebanon and from Bethlehem and Nazareth since those cities came under Yasser Arafat's control.
Nor does Mr. Tarazi appear to recall that almost 15 percent of Israel's citizens are Muslims. They enjoy more rights and freedoms than Muslims elsewhere in the Middle East — including the right to free speech, to vote and to worship as they choose. You do not see graffiti on mosques in Israel.
Israeli Arabs have been elected to Israel's parliament and serve on its supreme court. The CNN cameraman recently taken hostage in Gaza is an Israeli citizen. That was not mentioned in much of the coverage because it was thought that those who took him captive might not know, and it would go better for him if they didn't. Israeli Muslim Bedouins and Druze even serve in Israel's armed forces - and many have given their lives to defend their country.
But Mr. Tarazi believes he can convince "the international community" that if Israelis are unwilling to open their doors to millions of people who have been indoctrinated to believe butchering Jews is a form of "martyrdom," it is the Israelis who are the bigots and oppressors.
If I'm wrong about this, there's a simple way for Mr. Tarazi to prove it. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has pledged to remove all Jewish settlements from Gaza. Mr. Tarazi should tell him not to bother. Mr. Tarazi should advise the Palestinian Authority to "welcome" the Jews living in the Gaza - and the West Bank, as well.
If and when a Palestinian state is created, those Jews would comprise only a small percentage of the population — much smaller than Muslims in Israel. This way, Mr. Tarazi could show he sincerely wants to see "all faiths and ethnicities live together as equals."
But Mr. Tarazi is not sincere. He wants Gaza and the West Bank judenrein. And eventually he wants what is now Israel to become "jew-free" as well — by whatever means. He really isn't choosy.
In 2004, this is the form genocidal anti-Semitism takes. In the long run, anti-Semites seek a world free of Jews. In the short run, a world free of a Jewish state will do.
If they can disguise such extremism as a fight against bigotry, a "struggle for equal citizenship" and against "apartheid," and if they can push such boldly Orwellian propaganda on the pages of the New York Times, they would be crazy not to.
Tarazi was also harshly criticized on his propaganda "writings" in 2004 in IHT, acting as if "Palestinians" just want "peace," and ignoring its constant hatred campaign, and refusal to recognize Israel's right to exist. His anti-Jewish incitement propaganda through lies, was exposed in 2005 in an article entitled 'Racist road show.'
The fact that Arabs' anti-Jewish boycott began in 1945, and that the "apartheid slur" thesis was crafted in 1961, and the unconditional vilification of the Jewish State no matter what it does or does not, says it all about its roots at pure Arab-Islamic bigotry. There was never a time by the Israel bashers that went something along the line of: had Israel only done 'this' or 'that' she would be accepted.
Non-Arabs used as alibis for Arab racism
Question: Who is N. Finkelstein? Answer: a confused extremist "Prof." associated with 'Holocaust denial,' belittling the Holocaust,  and when the Iranians convened a Holocaust-denial conference in 2006, they invited two Americans: former KKK David Duke and Norman Finkelstein. He has praised genocidal Hezbollah, and as researcher Robert S. Wistrich writes: "It is no accident that both the radical Muslims and the neo-Nazis so eagerly quote from such left-wing anti-imperialists as Noam Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein... as Jewish alibis to cover up their own virulent racism."
As Jimmy Carter came under fire for his slanderous title, there was a debate in 2007 hosted by "Democracy Now." Carter was defended (mainly) by notorious N. Finkelstein, in such an argument leaning on what some radical liberal Israelis use the term. G. Troy refuted this argument and explained that when Israeli (radical political-motivated) "peace activists" use it, they're being just provocative and incendiary, and they're not so destructive, (since their political stand and goal is clearly obvious).