“In the course of the past year, a new belief has emerged in the town: the belief in war against Iraq. That ardent faith was disseminated by a small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost all of them JEWISH, almost all of them intellectuals people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history a partial list:

Richard Perle,

Paul Wolfowitz,

Douglas Feith,

William Kristol,

Eliot Abrams,

Charles Krauthammer”
Haaretz – March 4, 2003

Helen4Yemen Charlotte Ruse 12 hours ago
{I’m personally, against the horrific treatment of the Palestinians. }
It goes without saying that Zionism, like colonialism and slavery would inflict horrific crimes against the colonized. I am against this foreign European entity in my region. It belongs in Europe.

Helen4Yemen 12 hours ago
Avnery:– In the beginning of the Jewish immigration, the Arabs were indeed remarkably acquiescent. Perhaps they believed that the Zionists were a new version of the German religious immigrants who had arrived a few decades earlier and indeed brought progress to the country.
My response: — This is so insulting to the Arab intelligence. Where in the world has a people been known to receive with candy and flowers a bunch of aliens stampeding to their shores without their permission?
Jabotinksy:– Some of us have induced ourselves to believe that all the trouble is due to misunderstanding – the Arabs have not understood us, and that is the only reason why they resist us ;if we can only make it clear to them how moderate our intentions really are, they will immediately extend to us their hand in friendship. This belief is utterly unfounded and it has been exploded again and again. There is only one thing the Zionists want, and it is that one thing that the Arabs do not want, for that is the way by which the Jews would gradually become the majority, and then a Jewish Government would follow automatically, and the future of the Arab minority would depend on the goodwill of the Jews; and a minority status is not a good thing, as the Jews themselves are never tired of pointing out. So there is no “misunderstanding”. The Zionists want only one thing, Jewish immigration; and this Jewish immigration is what the Arabs do not want.

Helen4Yemen 13 hours ago
Avnery:– But it is far worse than South African apartheid, because the whites there had no interest in driving the blacks out. It is also far worse than most forms of colonialism, because the imperial powers did not generally pull the land out from under the feet of the natives in order to settle there.
Theodore Herzl : — “Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment… Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly.” Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.
Theodore Herzl : –” We must expropriate gently the private property on the state assigned to us. We shall try to spirit the penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it employment in our country. The property owners will come over to our side. Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discretely and circumspectly. Let the owners of the immoveable property believe that they are cheating us, selling us things for more than they are worth. But we are not going to sell them anything back.” (Theodore Herzl, 12 June 1895)
Theodore Herzl : — “If we move into a region where there are wild animals to which (European) Jews are not accustomed – big snakes etc. – I shall use the natives, prior to giving them employment in the transit countries, for the extermination of these animals. High premiums for snake skins, etc, as well as their spawn.” Herzl, Handwritten Diary entry 12 June 1895, op. cit. Herzl Diaries, vol.1,
Note: “prior to giving them employment in the transit countries” = prior to expulsion

Helen4Yemen johnflagg 13 hours ago
No Ashkenazi Jew has a genetic connection to Palestine since they are Europeans going back to time immemorial who converted to Judaism in the 8th century.

Helen4Yemen Stevenkuch 14 hours ago
{you will see for yourself that the prayers focus around Israel.}
Therefore, reciting hocus/pocus is a path towards land theft? I better start hocus-pocusing! I need some free land.

Helen4Yemen Stevenkuch 14 hours ago
{You are also right that both the Arabs and the Jews are semites}
1- Arabs = Muslims, Christians, Jews, non-believers, i.e. a people.
2- Jews = Africans, Europeans, Arabs, Asians, Chinese
i.e. a religious group just like Muslims and Christians.
3- Arabs are Semites but not European Jews
4- Arab Jews are the blood relatives of Arab Muslims and Arab Christians and only coreligionists of European Jews. Understood?

{ “European Jews” do not represent any “mother country” –they are home. }
Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania are the mother countries of the European Jews. Zionism succeeded because the West found a perfect solution to its ‘Jewish Question’ and also the Europeans planted on Arab soil were to serve Western imperialism’s agendas.
They are not home! Look in the mirror and tell me in which direction the mirror pointed as to your origin.

Helen4Yemen Guest 18 hours ago
Great and very honest comment

Helen4Yemen badfinger 19 hours ago
{Yes, they look like Europeans.}
Aha, guess what? Ethiopian Jews look Ethiopian and Ugandan Jews look Ugandan and Yemeni Jews look Yemeni and European Jews look European. And the reason? Because the Yemeni Jews are Yemeni and the Ugandan Jews Ugandan and European Jews European. It makes you look pathetic when you aim to claim other people’s identity. Stick to yours. Look in the mirror and love the European face staring back.

Helen4Yemen Stevenkuch 19 hours ago
1- {There has been a Jewish presence all along}
But never European Ashkenazi presence until after Herzl wrote his ‘Jewish State’>
2- {Israel is also the spiritual homeland of the Jews.}
Also of Muslims and Christians.
3- {My own wife’s grandmother’s family lived in Hebron for 8 generations.}
Are they Europeans or Arab Jews? If the former, they are foreigners who seized Palestine by force. (Look in the mirror)
4- {{There is no other country on earth that is sacred to the Jews. }}
Nonsense! 90% of world Jewry is European with ZERO lineage to Palestine. (look in the mirror. Who is staring back?