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    *Did you know?*

    1 - THAT, when the Palestine Problem was created by Britain in 1917,
    more than 90% of the population of Palestine were Arabs, and that
    there were at that time no more than 56,000 Jews in Palestine?

    2 - THAT, more than half of the Jews living in Palestine at that time
    were recent immigrants, who had come to Palestine in the preceding
    decades in order to escape persecution in Europe?... And that less
    than 5% of the population of Palestine were native Palestinian Jews?

    3 - THAT, the Arabs of Palestine at that time owned 97.5% of the land,
    while Jews (native Palestinians and recent immigrants together) owned
    only 2.5% of the land?

    4 - THAT, during the thirty years of British occupation and rule, the
    Zionists were able to purchase only 3.5% of the land of Palestine, in
    spite of the encouragement of the British Government?... And that much
    of this land was transferred to Zionist bodies by the British
    Government directly, and was not sold by Arab owners?

    5 - THAT, therefore, when British passed the Palestine Problem to the
    United Nations in 1947, Zionists owned no more than 6% of the total
    land area of Palestine?

    6 - THAT, notwithstanding these facts, the General Assembly of the
    United Nations recommended that a "Jewish State" be established in
    Palestine?... And that the Assembly granted that proposed "State"
    about 54% of the total area of the country?

    7 - THAT, Israel immediately occupied (and still occupies) 80.48% of
    the total land area of Palestine?

    8 - THAT, this territorial expansion took place, for the most part,
    before 15 May 1948: i.e., before the formal end of the British forces
    from Palestine, before the entry of Arab armies to protect Palestinian
    Arabs, and before the Arab-Israeli war?

    9 - THAT, the 1947 recommendation of the General Assembly in favor of
    the creation of a "Jewish State" was outside the competence of the
    Assembly under the Charter of the United Nations?

    10 - THAT, all attempts by the Arab States and other Asian countries
    to have the Assembly submit ³the question of constitutionality" of its
    recommendation to the International Court of Justice for an "advisory
    opinion" by the Court were rejected or ignored by the Assembly?

    11 - THAT, when the Assembly began to experience "second thoughts"
    over the matter and convened for its second special session in 1948,
    it failed to reaffirm the 1947 recommendation for the partition of
    Palestine-thus destroying whatever dubious legality that
    recommendation for the establishment of a "Jewish State" had had?

    12 - THAT, that original 1947 recommendation to create a "Jewish
    State" in Palestine was approved, at the first vote, only by European,
    American and Australian States...for every Asian State, and every
    African State (with the exception of the Union of South Africa) voted
    against it?...And that, when the vote was cast in plenary session on
    29 November 1947, urgent American pressures (which a member of the
    Truman cabinet described as "bordering onto scandal") had succeeded in
    prevailing only upon one African country (Liberia), both of which had
    special vulnerability to American pressures, to abandon their declared
    opposition?...And that, in other words, the "Jewish State" was planted
    at the point-of-intersection of Asia and Africa without the free
    approval of any Middle Eastern, Asian or African country except that
    Union of South Africa, itself ruled by an alien minority?

    13 - THAT, Israel remained, ever since its inception, a total stranger
    in the emerging world of Afro-Asia; and that Israel has been refused
    admission to any inter-state conference of Asian, African, Afro-Asian,
    or Non-Aligned States ever held?

    14 - THAT, since the General Armistice Agreements were signed in 1949,
    Israel has maintained an aggressive policy of waging military attacks
    across the Armistice Demarcation Lines, repeatedly invading the
    territories of the neighboring Arab States...And that Israel has been
    duly rebuked, censured, or condemned for these military attacks by the
    Security Council of the General Assembly of the United Nations on
    eleven occasions-five times by the Security Council and six times by
    the General Assembly?

    15 - THAT, no other country in the world, whether member of the United
    Nations or non-member, has been so frequently condemned by the United
    Nations?

    16 - THAT, no Arab State has ever been condemned by any organ of the
    United Nations for military attacks upon Israel?

    17 - THAT, besides expelling the bulk of the Arab inhabitants of
    Palestine, and besides constantly attacking the neighboring Arab
    States, Israel has also consistently harassed the United Nations
    observers and other personnel stationed along the Armistice
    Demarcation Lines: It has assassinated the first United Nations
    Mediator and his military aide; it has detained some truce observers;
    it has militarily occupied and illegally searched the Headquarters of
    United Nations personnel; and it has boycotted meetings of the Mixed
    Armistice Commissions?...

    18 - THAT, Israel has additionally imposed a system of apartheid upon
    the Arabs who stayed in their homeland? More than 90% of these Arabs
    live in "security zones;" they alone live under martial law,
    restricting their freedom to travel from village to village or from
    town to town; their children are denied equal opportunities for
    education; and they are denied decent opportunities for work, and the
    right to receive "equal pay for equal work?"

    19 - THAT, notwithstanding the foregoing facts, Israel has always
    been, and still is, widely portrayed in the Western press as the
    "bastion of democracy" and the "champion of peace" in the Middle East?

    20 - THAT, the Western Powers have persisted in declaring their
    determination to ensure a so-called "arms balance" in the area, as
    between Israel, on the one hand, and the one-hundred million
    inhabitants of the thirteen Arab States, on the other hand?... And
    this unilateral Western doctrine of so-called "arms balance" is no
    more reasonable than the suggestion that, in the Cuba-U.S.A conflict,
    there should be "arms balance" as between Cuba and the United
    States... or that the whole Continent of Africa should not be allowed
    to acquire more arms than South Africa... or that Mainland China
    should not be permitted to have more arms than Taiwan... or that the
    military allowed to acquire more arms than South Africa... and that
    only thus can peace be safeguarded in the Western Hemisphere, in
    Africa, in Asia, or in Europe?...

    21 _ THAT, Israel allots 85% of the water resources in the occupied
    territories for Jews and the remaining 15% is divided among all
    Palestinians in the territories? For example in Hebron, 85% of the
    water is given to about 500 settlers, while 15% must be divided among
    Hebron's 120,000 Palestinians?

    22 _ THAT, The United States awards Israel $3 billion in aid each
    year, more than to any other country in the world: US aid to Israel
    exceeds the aid the US grants to the whole sub-Sahara Africa?

    23 _ THAT, GDP, per capita, and consumption per capita in the Occupied
    Territories have dropped about 15 percent in the West Bank and Gaza
    since 1993 - that's even with large foreign assistance pouring in,
    from Europe, mostly?

    24 _ THAT, Up until 1993, the U.S. and Israel permitted humanitarian
    aid to come into the territories. UN humanitarian aid was permitted
    into the West Bank and Gaza. In 1993, that was restricted?

    25 _ THAT, Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has
    nuclear weapons?

    26 _ THAT, Israel is the only country in the Middle East that refuses
    to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international
    inspections from its sites?

    27 _ THAT, Israel currently occupies territories of two sovereign
    nations (Lebanon and Syria) in defiance of United Nations Security
    Council resolutions?

    28 _ THAT, High-ranking military officers in the Israeli Defense
    Forces have admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were
    executed by the IDF?

    29 _ THAT, Israel refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have
    acknowledged executing prisoners of war?

    30 _ THAT, Israel routinely confiscates bank accounts, businesses, and
    land from Palestinians and refuses to pay compensation to those who
    suffer the confiscation?

    31 _ THAT, Israel stands in defiance of 69 United Nations Security
    Council Resolutions?

    32 _ THAT, Israel's current prime minister, Ariel Sharon, was found by
    an Israeli court to be "personally responsible" for the Sabra and
    Shatilla massacres in Lebanon in which thousands of unarmed
    Palestinian refugees were slaughtered in 1982?

    33 _ THAT, Today's Israel sits on the former sites of more than 400
    destroyed Palestinian villages, and that the Israelis renamed almost
    every physical site in the country to cover up the traces?

    34 _ THAT, Ariel Sharon's coalition government includes a party --
    Molodet -- which advocates expelling all [of the over two million]
    Palestinians from [their homes in] the occupied territories?

    35 _ THAT, Israel's illegal settlement-building in the Occupied
    Palestinian territories more than doubled doubled in the eight years
    since the Oslo agreements?

    36 _ THAT, Illegal settlement building under Prime Minister Barak
    doubled compared to settlement building under Prime Minister Netanyahu?

    37 _ THAT, More illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian
    territories were built under Prime Minister Barak than at any other
    time in the history of Israel's occupation of Palestinian land?

    38 _ THAT, Despite a ban on torture by Israel's High Court of Justice,
    torture has continued by Shin Bet interrogators on Palestinian prisoners?

    39 _ THAT, Palestinian refugees make up the largest refugee population
    in the world?

    40 _ THAT, Israeli military checkpoints surround every Palestinian
    population center in violation of the Oslo Accords?

    41 _ THAT, The right of self-determination is guaranteed to every
    human being under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (December,
    1948), yet Palestinians were/are expected to negotiate for this right
    under the Oslo Accords?

    42 _ THAT, Palestinians have the highest ratio of PhDs per capita in
    the world?
     
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    I'd like to see your source for this, please.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    look a message boars is not a book to be reviewed by a publisher, it's ridiculous to insiste that every fact be sourced! what am I supposed to do, go to the library for every line I post..

    having said that read:

    Fateful Triangle-Noam Chomsky

    most of those facts are backed up in his book and he sources them, also I will post some web-sites that back up my facts just give me a day to find them, i'll try to keep my posts non-inflamatory but I refuse to stop saying Israel is racist and I havn't called anyone any names like that guy who says i'm illeterate(sic)
     
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    By the nature of the forum you are on the net, source when asked please.
     
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    Heres one:

    http://www.nimn.org/

    they are Jews and even they say Israel is racist.. see the link on the page:

    'baraks generous offer'

    I will take time now to find more sources for my posts and not post for a while

    And I don't think there's anything wrong with comparing Israels segregationist Likud party and the NRP to the Ku Klux Klan, to a Palestinian it's the same kind of racism, even worse

    you want a source for that, look at the Newsweek issue (it's froma few months ago' where they show a map of Sharons 'aphartied' wall and it describes the Palestinian Cantons as 'Bantustans' also look at Time magazine's Dec. 15 issue in which the escribe the Geneva Accords, which the Palestinians and Yasser Arafat accepted and the Americans and Israelis rejected, anything that would give the Palestinians just a little bit of Freedom, the USA Govt. and Israel reject, and I say it's because they are dominated by racist politians..


    OK i'll lay off the statistical facts and just use general data, but I can still call it a 'racist aphartied state' and state that the basic reason Arabs and Muslims hate Americans so much is because their double-standard, S. Afrika was sanctioned, Israel is supported


    Also Katherine, you PM to me:

    "'This is a group. Jews against Israel basically. That's fine, but you need to source inflammatory statements with publications that lead to the facts. Meaning your 'source' citing another reliable source ie., AP, Reuters, WAPO, NYT, etc. IF not, site as your own opinion, not fact.'"

    Thank you.

    nimn org do NOT consider thmeselves "Jews against Israel-basically" they are just opposed to Israels racist and oppresive occupation policies and it's current Likud govt, that does not mean they are against Israel's existence, but you seem to think that anyone who is against it's oppresive policies or who thinks it should withdraw completly from the territories is against it's existence,
     
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    Jowlover, the name is Kathianne, Kathleen, Kathy, or your royal highness, any will do, though Katherine will not. With that out of the way:

    I don't care how they bill themselves, they still come out to be Jews for Palestinians hoping to be not eaten.

     
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    Damn, missed this one.

    I suspected the infamous Noam Chomsky was involved. Nice work, KA :)
     
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    Oooops, I mean, Your Royal Highness.;)
     
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    Much better. Thank you!:D
     

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