Jimmy Carter Says America Is More An ‘Oligarchy Than A Democracy’

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Above Photo: Carter said America has become more like an “oligarchy than a democracy.” (JOHN BAZEMORE/AP)

Calls On Trump To ‘Tell The Truth’

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage.

Carter’s criticisms, offered at his annual presentation to backers of his post-presidency Carter Center in Atlanta, went beyond Trump, but he was particularly critical of the nation’s direction under the Republican president’s leadership.

The 39th president, a Democrat, offered this advice to the 45th: “Keep the peace, promote human rights and tell the truth.”

Carter, 92, did not mention explicitly Trump’s threatening exchanges this summer with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, but the former president said the U.S. should engage directly with the insular leader and discuss a peace treaty to replace the cease fire that ended the Korean War in 1953.

“I would send my top person to Pyongyang immediately, if I didn’t go myself,” Carter said, noting that he’s been three times to the country, even as successive U.S. administrations have refused to deal with the regime.

The North Koreans, Carter said, want a treaty that guarantees the U.S. will not attack unless North Korea attacks the U.S. or an ally, particularly South Korea. “Until we talk to them and treat them with respect — as human beings, which they are — I don’t think we’re going to make any progress,” Carter said.

He also dismissed Trump’s optimism that he can engineer Middle East peace. Trump has tasked his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with handling the issue that has vexed U.S. administrations for generations, but the president notably backed off the long-held U.S. position calling for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

Carter said he is “practically hopeless” that anything Trump comes up with would give “justice to the Palestinians.”

“I don’t think Trump or his family members are making any process in that respect,” he said. Carter criticized both Israeli and Palestinian leaders for a lack of flexibility, but he singled out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu, a Trump ally, for having “no intention at all of having a two-state solution.”

Trump was a disappointment on the world stage, Carter said.  (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Trump was a disappointment on the world stage, Carter said.
(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

The former president and his wife, Rosalynn, largely steer clear of partisan politics, long having yielded any active role in the Democratic Party. But they maintain their high-profile advocacy through the Carter Center, which focuses on human rights, public health and democratic elections.

Carter on Tuesday defended the center’s role in monitoring the August presidential elections in Kenya that the country’s Supreme Court later discarded. The court has ordered a new election.

The Carter Center’s monitoring team, led by former Secretary of State John Kerry, said days after the vote that the process of casting paper ballots was fair, but that the electronic tabulations were “unreliable.” Carter said Tuesday that international monitors were not allowed to observe the counting process.

The center also remains engaged in trying to end the Syrian civil war, Carter said. He noted that he and others from the center have engaged Russian President Vladimir Putin and others trying to broker peace.

Carter touted a program at his center that tracks social media usage in the war-torn nation. By identifying the locations of individual posters with known political and military affiliations, Carter said, analysts can discern which factions control various cities and provinces. Carter said the center shares that intelligence with the Pentagon, the State Department, various media outlets and foreign allies of the U.S.

Carter made no mention of ongoing inquiries into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign or potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

At 92, Carter is second eldest living U.S. president and fourth longest-lived president in history. His birthday is Oct. 1. George H.W. Bush, the eldest living president, turned 93 on June 12, putting him 92 days into his 94th year. Ronald Reagan was 120 days beyond his 93rd birthday when he died in 2004. Gerald Ford died two years later, having lived 165 days beyond his 93rd birthday.

Carter already has the longest post-presidency, having been out of office for 36 years and almost 8 months.

  • AlanMacDonald

    No, Jimmy, it’s an EMPIRE, not an oligarchy (nor a plutocracy, corporate-state, fascism, inverted totalitarianism, nor any of the other complex, confusing, pseudo-academic, and ‘divided’ terms that block the road to a focused Revolution “of, by, and for” we the people) — just like 242 years ago when our undeluded forefathers all knew they were under the boot of an EMPIRE, and when they had the brains and courage to fire a “Shot heard round the world” and ignite the First American “Revolution Against Empire” [title of Justin duRivage's new, deeply researched, and most accurate book on that Revolution].

    But, Jimmy, today’s fast coming Second American “Revolution Against EMPIRE” has to be different in one critical way —- it can only succeed if it is totally non-violent against this current cancer of Empire, against this first in world history; ‘stealthily-disguised’, ‘truly-global’, and crony ‘capitalist-fueled’ EMPIRE, which is only nominally HQed in, and merely ‘posing’ as, our former country.

    We the American people are responsible for this disguised global capitalist Empire, and ‘we the American people’ are the only ones who can overthrow it — for the simple reason that any ‘other’ people who try will be slaughtered in unlimited numbers and with complete impunity, as has already been proven throughout the Middle East, South East Asia, South America, and the whole world, as MLK accurately noted about the evil of Empire on April 4, 1967, and for which truth he was killed — just as Jesus was by the Roman EMPIRE.

  • AlanMacDonald

    Jimmy Carter is firm and critical, but kinder, to the pompous megalomaniac sociopath ‘il Donald’ than I could ever be when I sent this comment to the NYT about Trump’s insanely wrong and dangerous war-mongering at the UN:

    “We have more of a ‘bat-shit’ faux-Emperor than the Roman Empire ever had.

    The good news is that the Empire has him on the leash.

    The bad news is that this disguised global capitalist Empire, only nominally HQed in, and merely ‘posing’ as our former country, has us on the leash also.

    And, of course, Netanyahu applauded ‘Empire Man’ because he’s also a ‘bat-shit’ militarist faux-Emperor of the mis-lead Israeli people.

    My vote goes to that young socialist Jew who overcame the Roman Empire with LOVE.

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    Over
    Violent (dual-party Vichy disguised)
    Empire,

    Alan

  • Robert H. Stiver

    President Carter speaks truth about North Korea, Palestine and Syria. That’s why he’s marginalized and dismissed in neocon (most neocons are Jewish Zionists)-infested and Israel-Occupied WashDC.

    “Carter said he is ‘practically hopeless’ that anything Trump comes up with would give ‘justice to the Palestinians.’ ” That President Carter cites “justice to the Palestinians” as the key to any prospect of peace in the “holy” land is gratifying. (He says nothing, for example, about the Zioregime so-called Israel’s vaunted “right to defend itself.”)

  • DHFabian

    We also enjoy something resembling feudalism, with distinct class divisions that are marked not only by economic lines, but by the rules and laws that apply to each. Upward class mobility is so rare today that when it does happen, it catches the attention of media and the public.

  • DHFabian

    I think Trump is, above all, a reflection of much of America in this era. What people here tend to see as something verging on psychotic behavior, a good chunk of the population considers “bold, decisive, down to earth.”

    On the other hand, American perceptions about Netanyahu are skewed by steady (sometimes contradictory) streams of propaganda. What invalidates the popular anti-Israel ideology is the surprising degree of public ignorance about the historic and modern Jewish nation, worsened by routine misinformation via US media. When Israel is hit, they hit back, and Americans rail with self-righteous fury. Apparently, they forget about the US response to 9/11 — the longest war in this country’s history, waged against the Arab nations. There has always been a strong streak of anti-Jewish ideology in this “Christian” nation that, in the modern era, is disguised as anti-Israel.

  • kevinzeese

    You see Israel through your pro-Zionism, pro-Israeli lens. Readers should know that especially when it comes to Israel, DHFamian almost always gets it wrong.

  • DHFabian

    I honestly appreciate the revolutionary zeal, but we’re stuck with a more banal reality. Think about it: If we had a revolution, who would fight whom, and for what? We’re rich vs. middle class vs. poor, further divided by race and ideology. The split between poor and middle class, workers and those who are left jobless, put the brakes on any possibility of a “people’s uprising.”

    Coming back down to Earth, we have to ask: How many can afford to risk losing their jobs by rising up, knowing there’s nothing to fall back on today? Revolutions aren’t waged by those with full bellies and work schedules.

  • DHFabian

    Except that masses of us don’t march to the anti-Israel beat of our liberal bourgeoisie. Just how liberals reconcile their anti-Israel ideology with their rhetoric about justice, rights and equality remains a mystery. Israel is a tiny country (roughly the size of New Jersey), and Jews are indigenous to this bit of land. It’s the sole Jewish nation, surrounded by oil-rich Arab countries, some of which seek a 100% “pure” Moslem Mideast. Israel is both the historic and modern Jewish nation (think in terms of the re-establishment of, for example, the Cherokee Nation).

    “Palestinians” are Arabs who are recruited to work toward the destruction of the Jewish nation, the eradication of Jews from the Mideast. Many Arabs do live and work in peace in Israel, and they are (obviously) not “Palestinians.” Those who rail against Israel for hitting back when they are attacked, need to reflect on the US response to 9/11 — the longest war in America’s history, killing unknown numbers are Arabs.

    Whatever some imagine “Zionism” means, it has always been about the re-establishment and survival of the sole Jewish nation.

  • Omega

    There is so much Zionist manure in your comment.

  • AlanMacDonald

    Kevin, it would certainly be appreciated and fair if PR restored ‘Empire’ to the list of “Issues” that can be searched by topic — since the term ‘Empire’ is in the title and subject matter of many Popular Resistance articles, not to mention the fact that ‘Empire’ is the proximate cause of many of the other “Issues” listed.

    It certainly is appreciated that “Revolution” is in the list of issues that can be quickly searched by subject.

  • AlanMacDonald

    NO, DHF, Trump is not “a reflection of much of America(n)” people, but only reflective of the minority of American people who have been; lied to, deluded, ‘divided’, and reduced to abject ‘FEAR’ by the worst elements of the ruling-elite EMPIRE’s ‘media/propaganda sector’ of this dual-party Vichy facade of EMPIRE, which is only nominally HQed in, and merely ‘posing’ as, our formerly sometimes improving, generally populist, hopefully progressive country that this effin disguised global capitalist EMPIRE has ‘captured’, controls, and now almost fully “Occupies” (as the Nazi EMPIRE had ‘captured’, controlled, and “Occupied” France during the Second World War of EMPIRES)!

  • Helen4Yemen

    Israel is a tiny country (roughly the size of New Jersey),
    and Jews are indigenous to this bit of land.”

    ……………………………………………….
    “Indigenous peoples, also known as first peoples,
    aboriginal peoples, native peoples, or autochthonous
    peoples, are ethnic groups who are descended from
    and identify with the original inhabitants of a given
    region, in contrast to groups that have settled,
    occupied or colonized the area more recently. Groups
    are usually described as indigenous when they
    maintain traditions or other aspects of an early culture
    that is associated with a given region.” Wikipedia
    ……………………………………………….
    I am indigenous to the Middle East and I find it
    offensive that the white man – the Ashkenazi – who
    stole our land, raped our women and murdered our
    people is now claiming that he is not a white man but
    native? Disgusting! What part of you is native?

    d) Do you cook like us? Now you do, not only are you
    eating our foods but also peddling it in the streets of
    New York and elsewhere. Your grandma Goldberg
    never even heard of falafel and she arrived as a
    colonial settler. On that other hand not have we tasted
    your Ashkenazi foods, we do not even know our to
    pronouced Yiddish foods such Kasha Varnishkis,
    Borscht, Schave.

    c) Do you share our DNA? No! Your DNA is 100%
    deficient in Middle East ancestry, zero, zilch, not even
    a trace.

    d) Do you cook like us? Now you do, not only are you
    eating our foods but also peddling it in the streets of
    New York and elsewhere. Your grandma Goldberg
    never even heard of falafel and she arrived as a
    colonial settler. On that other hand not have we tasted
    your Ashkenazi foods, we do not even know our to pronouced Yiddish foods such Kasha Varnishkis,
    Borscht, Schave.

    e) If you are Ashamed of your own Yiddish heritage,
    that is not my problem, but the white man needs to
    stop claiming that the camel is part of his ancestral
    heritage. Is there anything that is Arabic that you have
    not claimed as your own.

    f) If you claim Grandpa Abraham as your paternal
    ancestry and your maternal ancestry is from Europe,
    please explain why is it that you not want to claim
    your European grandma’s land as your ancestral land.

    h) No one earth has been cursed as we have because
    deluded white European men and women have so
    much hate for their own European heritage and so
    much love for all that is Arabic.

  • Helen4Yemen

    DOES THE ASHKENAZI LOOK MIDDLE EASTERN? WHY?

    Here is a link that has 150 images of the Ashkenazi. I
    assembled these images because I got tired of the
    white man telling me that he does not look like his
    European brothers but that he is a) dark b) swarthy, c)
    olive, d) Mediterranean-looking, e) Arabic-looking,
    Italian-looking, Middle-Eastern-looking. Guess what?
    When I post this link and I ask them to show me which
    one (if any) looks Middle Eastern, they ran quickly.
    Why don’t you show me Mr. “Indigenous” which one
    of the pictures have any resemblance to my people of
    the Middle East? There are 3-side-by-side pictures and
    the pictures are a, b, c from left to right. So you can
    say: 11a, 22c, 40b. Tell me how the white man
    resembles the people of the Middle East.

    Note: I will be adding 800 more pictures to the link, many of
    them the famous and rich Ashkenazi.

    https://disqus.COM/home/discussion/channel-semite/what_do_jews_look_like/ resembles the people of the Middle East.

  • Helen4Yemen

    ITALIANS HAVE SIGNIFICANT LEVELS OF MIDDLE
    EAST DNA – VS. ZERO% FOR THE ASHKENAZI

    Explain to me why Italians have significant levels of ME ancestry
    - as high as 20% – vs. 0% for the Ashkenazi? It is also interesting
    that it was not the Italians with such high levels of Middle East
    DNA who claim ancestry from Palestine but Mr. ZERO% himself
    the Ashkenazi. Why do the Ashkenazi seem to have no shame to
    claim a land where they have ZERO% ancestry connecting them
    to? The link below has over 100 DNA results for Italians. I dare
    anyone to show me an Ashkenazi DNA that has even 1% Middle
    East ancestry. They have 0% Middle East ancestry because what
    they call “Diaspora” is just a myth, children’s’ story. Or else you
    have to explain the total absence of Middle East genes in the
    Ashkenazi. What is also funny is that millions of people around
    the world from Africa to Asia to North, Central, South America,
    Europe have some level of Middle East DNA but it is totally
    lacking in the Ashkenazi. a people with ZERO ancestry arrived
    and grabbed land that did not belong to them.

    https://disqus.COM/home/discussion/channel-semite/italian_greek_types_of_dna/

  • Helen4Yemen

    “Israel is a tiny country (roughly the size of New Jersey)”

    ________The Ashkenazi who claims to be a HALF-BREED of Israelite men and European women feels he can steal land on papa’s side but not on his mama’s side, Europe? Explain why Arab land is open for this White Man
    to grab but Europe is not?

    ________”Area: from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates”.
    Herzl Complete Diaris – page 711

    ________Exodus 23: 31 I will see that your borders reach
    from the Red Sea to the Euphrates River and
    from the Mediterranean Sea to the desert. I will
    let you defeat the people who live there, and
    you will force them out of the land. 32 But you
    must not make any agreements with them or
    with their gods. 33 Don’t let them stay in your
    land.

    ________The White Man did not come for an area size of New Jersey” but for
    Greater Israel – which is

    ♦ All of Palestine
    ♦ All of Jordan
    ♦ All Lebanon
    ♦ 2/3 of Syria
    ♦ 1/2 of Saudi Arabia
    ♦ Egypt up to the Nile

    ________ This White Man wants to dislodge 70,000,000 Arabs because he believes that land belongs to him on his father’s side (he does say he is a HALF-BREED but does not want the land of Europe).

    ________ The Iraq war was towards accomplishing Greater Israel.
    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
    ———————
    Here is the long list:

    Alan Dershowtiz
    Bill Kristol
    Charles Krauthammer
    Daniel Pipes
    David Frum
    David Wurmser
    Donald Kagan
    Douglas Feith
    Dov Zakheim
    Eliot Abrams
    Eliot Cohen
    Frederick Kagan
    Henry Kissenger
    Irving Kristol
    James Schlesinger
    John Podhoretz
    Joshua Bolten
    Marc Grossman
    Michael Ledeen
    Norman Podhoretz
    Paul Wolfowitz
    Richard Perle
    Robert Kagan
    Scooter Libby
    Stephen Bryen
    William Kristol

  • Helen4Yemen

    For over a thousand years, there were no Jews living in
    Palestine. In 1882 when European Jewry arrived in
    Palestine as Zionist colonial settlers, they found:

    • 400,000 Arabic-speaking indigenous Palestinian Muslims (78%)

    • 40,000 Arabic-speaking indigenous Palestinian
    Christians (6%)

    •15,000 YIDDISH-SPEAKING European Jews (3%)

    All the 15,000 Jews were Yiddish-speaking migrants from
    Eastern Europe who had arrived in the 1830′s and
    1840′s to live on Halukka (charity) sent them to from
    abroad. Make no mistake about it that these indigent
    Jews of Eastern Europe were sent to plant the seed
    for Jewish presence on that land before the stampede
    to colonize the land would begin by European Jewry.

  • Helen4Yemen

    Before the White Man grabbed Arab land “the size of New Jersey”,
    he owned NOTHING in Palestine prior to that time.

    Jewish land ownership in Palestine
    of total area of 26,323,000 dunums

    1882 — 22500 — 0.1%
    1900 — 218000 — 0.8%
    1914 — 418000 — 1.6%
    1927 — 865000 — 3.2%
    1936 — 1231000 — 4.7%
    1945 — 1588365 — 6.0%
    1947 — 1734000 — 6.6%

  • Helen4Yemen

    Here is the “Jewish Question” in open display.

    Herzl was telling the Sultan that unless he was given Palestine that he was capable of raining financial havoc on the Ottoman Empire. But If the Sultan was accommodating to Herzl’s needs, then Herzl was offering huge amounts of Jewish money.

    Note: “Dori” refers to Herzl, his childhood nickname.

    Letter to Vdmbery.

    Page 1016-1018 Complete Diaries

    Dec 31, 1900

    My good Vambery bacsi:

    Thank you for your good letter, and cordial wishes for the New
    Year! May this year see something great for mankind, particularly
    for our people, issue from our friendship. I can t get that item in
    the Politische Korrespondenz out of my mind, if only because it is
    getting into every newspaper in the world. It has been
    telegraphed everywhere. Although this hasn’t seriously worried
    me, I still can’t conceal from myself the effect on public opinion.
    Therefore, since my last letter to you the decision has matured in
    me to strike a major blow, based on this semi-officia notice.
    Flectere si nequeo superos Acheronta movebo. [If I cannot bend
    the powers above, I will move the lower world]. In the middle of
    January I shall start on a tour of my financier friends and induce
    them to cut the Turkish government off from all financial sources.
    That will perhaps show them that your Dori is no negligible
    quantity. However, as a real Jew I wish to offer one last
    opportunity for an amicable settlement. What I have in mind is
    that you immediately direct to Cohn a friendly warning in
    something like the following vein, though in your own
    words which will be more clever and more Turkish than mine:

    Dear Cohn, because of my intimate relationship with Dori I can
    today give you some information from which you can derive
    benefit, that is, avoid harm. For years Dori and his friends have
    done you favors, or offered them to you. When the Greek war
    broke out, Dori sent five physicians to your theatre of war at his
    own expense. On various occasions he had your praises sung in
    his newspapers, de- fended you and propagandized for you. The
    first thing he did at every Congress was to send you a telegram of
    homage. When he heard that your government urgently needed
    money, he immediately offered about £700,000 on terms far
    more favorable than the market ones. He never received a word
    of thanks. In fact, as a response to his latest kindness, the offer of
    £700,000, he gets a slap in the face from a semi-official
    news-agency. One of its releases says that the Turkish
    government is prohibiting the Israelites from entering Palestine,
    because the Zionist movement wants to set up the Kingdom of
    Judea. This is an absurdity. All the Zionists want to do is to settle
    the country of Palestine, under your sovereignty, with peaceful
    workmen who are too unhappy elsewhere. You and your whole
    Empire would derive enormous benefits from this. But you don’t
    want to? That’s all right, too! Nobody can or will force you to be a
    friend to the Jews. But since the Jews have nothing to hope for
    from you, you no longer have anything to expect from them
    either.

    Dori has just informed me that in the middle of January he will
    set out on a tour of his most powerful financier friends. He
    intends to induce them to grant you no more loans when you
    most urgently need them. Dori also writes me, among other
    things, that negotiations are now going on with the Canadian
    government (according to a report from Pineles, Galatz)
    regarding immigration. This government shows itself favorably
    disposed to the idea. If you want to heed my advice, send for my
    friend Dori immediately, before he leaves and starts something
    that can make in- calculable trouble for you. Be pleasant to him,
    at least listen to him – then you are still at liberty to say no to
    him if what he presents does not suit you. But this way you will
    at least keep a friend in him who can do you more good in the
    world of the press and of finance than you seem to be aware of.

    This is the loyal advice of your Reshid. But don’t you believe, my
    good Bacsi, that this is only a trick. If I have no invitation from
    Cohn by Jaunary 15, 1 shall carry out what I have said above.
    This is my decision.

    With cordial regards,

    Your devoted

    Dori.
    Cohn by Jaunary 15, 1 shall carry out what I have said above.
    This is my decision.

    With cordial regards,

    Your devoted

    Dori.

  • Helen4Yemen

    “It’s the sole Jewish nation, surrounded by oil-rich
    Arab countries, some of which seek a 100% “pure”
    Moslem Mideast.”
    ————–
    The British in Kenya were surrounded by Africans, the
    French in Algeria were surrounded by Arabs and the
    White Man – the Ashkenzi -inserted himself on Arab
    land against the wishes of the people. The White
    Man also considered Angola and Uganda to settle
    when Palestine looked out of reach and he would
    have found himself surrounded by African peoples.
    Therefore, I do not understand what this newest of
    European colonial settlers wants? There is one way
    for him be surrounded by other white Europeans who
    look like him and that is to go back home to his
    natives lands of Poland, Hungary, Germany… And
    when this Europeans keeps complaining of “sole
    Jewish nation”, how many Jewish nations had he in mind?

    And there is no “Jewish Nation”. The White Jew is in
    fact the most dangerous to non-white Jews. Case in
    point:

    a) The Ashkenazi murdered many Yemeni children in
    order to test on them a new drug he was
    experimenting for sickle cell anemia (which affects
    mostly black Americans). The Ashkenazi believed the
    Yemeni Jews had “negro blood” and therefore, he
    wanted to experiment on them how effective the new
    drug was. (Google “Yemenite children negro blood”)

    b) The Ashkenazi simply hates the idea of black Jewry
    and he forcefully sterilized Ethiopian Jewish women
    and in one decade the black Jewish birth rates fell by
    50%. (Google: Ethiopian Jewish women sterilized
    —also search Youtube)

  • chetdude

    Zionism is to Israel as Manifest Destiny is to North America…

    “Modern Zionism emerged in the late 19th century in Central and Eastern Europe as a national revival movement”

    Think exploitative Western Colonialism or what the European arrivals did to Native Americans…

  • Helen4Yemen

    “It’s the sole Jewish nation, surrounded by oil-rich Arab countries, some of which seek a 100% “pure” Moslem Mideast.”

    ______________

    Well, how then did the White Man – the Ashkenzi
    - find 850,000 Arab Jews that he imported for
    them to do the hard labor for him if the Arabs
    sought “pure Moslem Mideast”.? This man also
    forgets that the Arab Christians are heavily
    discriminated against by this European
    colonial settler. (Google: Christians discriminated
    in Israel). Muslims, Christians and Jews lived
    peaceful lives in the Middle East until the white
    Jew arrived It was actually Christian Europe that
    wanted to get rid of European Jewry.

    France(1182, 1306, 1322, 1394)
    Upper Bavaria(1276, 1442)
    England(1276)
    Saxony(1349)
    Hungary(1360, 1582)
    Belgium(1370)
    Slovakia(1380)
    Austria(1420)
    Cologne(1424)
    Augsburg(1438)
    Netherlands(1444)
    Brandenburg(1446, 1510)
    Warsaw(1483)
    Italy(1492, 1540)
    Lithuania(1495)
    Portugal(1496)
    Naples(1496, 1533, 1541)
    Prussia(1510)
    Prague(1541, 1557)
    Hamburg(1649)
    Vienna(1669)
    Slovakia(1744)
    Bohemia(1774)
    Moscow(1891).
    Spain(1492)
    Bavaria(1551)

  • Helen4Yemen

    Mark Twain explains why Jews were hated in Europe.
    ………………………………………………………………………
    Source: Mark Twain, Concerning the Jews – 1898 -
    Harper’s Magazine
    ………………………………………………………………………
    #1 In the cotton States, after the war, the simple and
    ignorant negroes made the crops for the white
    planter on shares. The Jew came down in force, set
    up shop on the plantation, supplied all the negro’s
    wants on credit, and at the end of the season was
    proprietor of the negro’s share of the present crop
    and of part of his share of the next one. Before long,
    the whites detested the Jew, and it is doubtful if the
    negro loved him.
    ………………………………………………………………………
    #2 In the dull and ignorant England of John’s time
    everybody got into debt to the Jew. He gathered all
    lucrative enterprises into his hands; he was the king
    of commerce; he was ready to be helpful in all
    profitable ways; he even financed crusades for the
    rescue of the Sepulchre. To wipe out his account with
    the nation and restore business to its natural and
    incompetent channels he had to be banished the
    realm.
    ………………………………………………………………………
    #3 For the like reasons Spain had to banish him four
    hundred years ago, and Austria about a couple of
    centuries later. In all the ages Christian Europe has
    been obliged to curtail his activities. If he entered
    upon a mechanical trade, the Christian had to retire
    from it. If he set up as a doctor, he was the best one,
    and he took the business. If he exploited agriculture,
    the other farmers had to get at something else. Since
    there was no way to successfully compete with him in
    any vocation, the law had to step in and save the
    Christian from the poor-house.
    ………………………………………………………………………
    #4 The Jew is being legislated out of Russia. The
    reason is not concealed. The movement was
    instituted because the Christian peasant and villager
    stood no chance against his commercial abilities. He
    was always ready to lend money on a crop, and sell
    vodka and other necessaries of life on credit while the
    crop was growing. When settlement day came he
    owned the crop; and next year or year after he
    owned the farm, like Joseph.
    ………………………………………………………………………
    #5 Trade after trade was taken away from the Jew by
    statute till practically none was left. He was forbidden
    to engage in agriculture; he was forbidden to practise
    law; he was forbidden to practise medicine, except
    among Jews; he was forbidden the handicrafts. Even
    the seats of learning and the schools of science had
    to be closed against this tremendous antagonist.
    ………………………………………………………………………
    #6 “With most people, of a necessity, bread and meat take
    first rank, religion second. I am convinced that the
    persecution of the Jew is not due in any large degree to
    religious prejudice. No, the Jew is a money-getter; and in
    getting his money he is a very serious obstruction to less
    capable neighbors who are on the same quest. I think
    that that is the trouble.”

    #7

    • The Jew has some discreditable ways.
    • He has a reputation for various small forms of cheating,
    • and for practicing oppressive usury,
    • and for burning himself out to get the insurance,
    • and for arranging cunning contracts which leave
    him an exit but lock the other man in,
    • and for smart evasions which find him safe and
    comfortable just within the strict letter of the law,
    when court and jury know very well that he has
    violated the spirit of it

    http://sourcebooks.fordham.EDU/mod/1898twain-jews.asp

  • Helen4Yemen

    Israel is both the historic and modern Jewish
    nation (think in terms of the re-establishment of,
    for example, the Cherokee Nation).
    ___________________

    Only one problem. You ain’t got even a tiny drop of
    Middle East ancestry – ZERO%. Only an illusion,
    a delusion!

    Name………………………. European DNA……. Middle Eastern DNA

    1) Alex Feinberg…………… 99.8% …………… 0%

    2) Dershowitz DNA………. 99.9% …………….0%

    3) Rabbi Hammerman…,,, 99.9% …………… 0%

    4) Tony Kushner…………… 99.9% …………….0%

    5) Joseph Cohen………….. 99.8% …………… 0%

    6) Bill Maher…………………..99.9% ……………..0%

    7) Neil Gaiman……………… 99.9% …………… .0%

    8) Jill Sobule………….. …….99.9% ……………..0%

    9) Alisa R Doctoroff…….. ..98.0% …………….. 0%

    10) A.J. Jacobs………………99.9% ……………. 0%

    Source:

    https://disqus.COM/home/channel/semite/discussion/channel-semite/stunning_ashkenazi_dna/

  • Helen4Yemen

    “Palestinians” are Arabs who are recruited to work
    toward the destruction of the Jewish nation, the eradication
    of Jews from the Mideast.
    _____________________
    Eradiction of Jewry is a European affair. What you are saying
    is that because European hate you with intensity, then you will
    pretend that the White Man was only “returning” to papa’s land
    of Abrham, who was actually from UR – Iraq but told by his god
    to go to Canaan and start murdering the natives and take the
    land.

    These are the Jews now living in Muslim countries. Chances are
    that they are 100% foreign European Ashkenzzi

    Country……….. % Muslim….. ……Jews

    Turkey ………………. 98.6%…….. 18,000
    Iran…………………… 99.7%……….. 9,000
    Azerbaijan…………. 98.4%……….. 9,000
    Morocco…………….. 99.9%………. 6,000
    Kazakhstan ……….. 56%…………. 3,000
    Tunisia ……………… 99.8%………. 1,000
    Lebanon…………….. 60%……………. 200
    Pakistan…………….. 96.4%…………. 200
    Turkmenistan ……… 93.3%………… 200
    TOTAL 46,600

  • kevinzeese

    Thank you for those comments. Many of us feel that way but you said it better than many of us could.

  • kevinzeese

    Thank you for this and all the comments that follow clarifying who is really from the region. DH Fabian puts out Zionist ideology and your responses were greatly needed. Thanks.

  • Helen4Yemen

    “Palestinians” are Arabs’

    Palestinians are in fact Arabs as the Ashkenazi is European.
    An Arab is anyone whose mother tongue is Arabic. That is the
    definition of an Arab. Unlike Jews, the Arabs are a people
    with common language, food, music, art, dance, traditions.
    What language, food, music, art, dance, traditions can a
    German Jew say he shares with Chinese or Yemeni or
    Nigerian Jews? Nothing – except for a common religion.

    Perhaps, the Ashkenazi meant to say the Palestinians do not
    belong in Palestine because Judea for Ashkenazi and Arabia
    for Arabs. You are so ridiculous that you are laughable. So
    Abraham’s children left the land for 2,000 years and came
    back on the wings of the UN-US-UK to find the land inhabited
    by people who do not look like them. Aha, the Ashkenazi can
    explain why he looks European, he says the Israelite started
    “doing” European women and produced half-breeds today
    known as the Ashkenazi. Right? And the Palestinians came
    rushing from Arabia seeing that Abraham’s children were now
    in Europe, right? Ridiculous!

  • Helen4Yemen

    “Many Arabs do live and work in peace in Israel,
    and they are (obviously) not “Palestinians.” ”

    ___________________________

    I think an American member of congress referred to those
    foreign Jews leeching off Arab land as TERMITES?

    And an immigrant termite is now saying the Palestinians people
    do not exist? Is that right, Termite?

    Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.)

    EUROPEAN TERMITES arriving on Arab land.

    ♦ There has been a steady [stream],
    almost like termites can get into a residence and
    eat before you know that you’ve been eaten up
    and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement
    activity that has marched forward with impunity and
    at an ever increasing rate to the point where it has
    become alarming,

    ♦ It has come to the point that occupation,
    with highways that cut through Palestinian land, with
    walls that go up, with the inability or the restriction,
    with the illegality of Palestinians being able to travel
    on those roads and those roads cutting off Palestinian
    neighborhoods from each other, and then with the
    building of walls and the building of check points that
    restrict movement of Palestinians. We’ve gotten to
    the point where the thought of a Palestinian
    homeland gets further and further removed from
    reality.

    ♦ You see one home after another being
    appropriated by Jewish people who come in to claim
    that land just because somebody did not spend the
    night there. The home their [Palestinian] ancestors
    lived in for generations becomes an Israeli home and
    a flag goes up, the Palestinians are barred from flying
    flags in their own neighborhoods.

  • Helen4Yemen

    “Many Arabs do live and work in peace in Israel, and they are (obviously) not “Palestinians.” ”

    ___________________________

    I think an American member of congress referred to those foreign Jews leeching off Arab land as TERMITES?

    Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.)

    EUROPEAN TERMITES arriving on Arab land.

    ♦ There has been a steady [stream],
    almost like termites can get into a residence and
    eat before you know that you’ve been eaten up
    and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement
    activity that has marched forward with impunity and
    at an ever increasing rate to the point where it has
    become alarming,

    ♦ It has come to the point that occupation,
    with highways that cut through Palestinian land, with
    walls that go up, with the inability or the restriction,
    with the illegality of Palestinians being able to travel
    on those roads and those roads cutting off Palestinian
    neighborhoods from each other, and then with the
    building of walls and the building of check points that
    restrict movement of Palestinians. We’ve gotten to
    the point where the thought of a Palestinian
    homeland gets further and further removed from
    reality.

    ♦ You see one home after another being
    appropriated by Jewish people who come in to claim
    that land just because somebody did not spend the
    night there. The home their [Palestinian] ancestors
    lived in for generations becomes an Israeli home and
    a flag goes up, the Palestinians are barred from flying
    flags in their own neighborhoods.

  • kevinzeese

    It is not off the list. If there is an article about Empire we label it Empire. Not everything is about Empire, I know you may disagree!

  • Helen4Yemen

    PALESTINE IS NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S LAND, POLAND IS!

    1914 Chaim Weizmann:

    “In its initial stage Zionism was conceived by its pioneers as a
    movement wholly depending on mechanical factors: there is a
    country which happens to be called Palestine, a country
    without a people, and, on the other hand, there exists the
    Jewish people, and it has no country. What else is necessary,
    then, than to fit the gem into the ring, to unite this people
    with this country? The owners of the country [the Ottoman
    Turks] must, therefore, be persuaded and convinced that this
    marriage is advantageous, not only for the [Jewish] people
    and for the country, but also for themselves”

    Year — Non-Jews — Jews — % Non-Jew/Jew
    1914 — 675,000 — 85,000 — 87/13

    Note: All the 85,000 Jews were all European.

    Note: There are no native Palestiian Jews left in the world today.

    Note: When the Ashenazi was telling the world that Palestine was
    a land without a people, there were 670,000 natives on that land
    in 1914.

  • kevinzeese

    I hope you appreciate the comments below from Helen of Yemen who explains how Israel is really “fake-Jewish” and how they were imported to create a country and steal land from the people who lived there. I know your Zionist ideology will have a hard time digesting it. You probably will not even read it . And, whatever you do read, you will deny. My hope is it opens your mind to the truth and you question the brutal Zionism of Israel. See comments below.

  • Helen4Yemen

    Well, if I were him, I would quit posting false information, because for each falsehood that he peddles here, he only give me the opportunity to disclose that Jewry in Europe was not detested for no reason. There were compelling reasons. One of the compelling reasons is how Jews can conspire and scheme to bring nations down on their knees and that was exactly what Hitler was dealing with.. Here is Herzl on the “Jewish question”:

    Theodore Herzl : “You know that in some lands the Jewish problem has come to mean calamity for the government. If it sides with the Jews, it is confronted by the ire of the masses; if it sides against the Jews, it may call disagreeable economic consequences down upon its head because of the peculiar influence of the Jews upon the business affairs of the world. Examples of the latter may be met with in Russia.”

    — Theodor Herzl’s Opening Address to the First Zionist Congress –(August 1897)

  • Helen4Yemen

    Well, the coward has never responded to my comments. Why? Because he cannot dispute none of them. He only manages to drop his silly comments like dog droppings while nobody is watching. I am Middle Eastern and the notion that this white man at confirmed DNA of 0% Middle Eastern claims to be of Middle Eastern origin is just ludcrous! I can aso say I am from Mars as long as nobody challenges me to prove my claim.

    I read Herzl’s Complete Diaries twice and you see how the Ashkenzi mind operates. He was scheming, conniving. Those “diaries” were not “diaries” but actually they were notes of what he did on this or that day. He had already written in his will that he wanted the proceeds from the sale of his “diaries” to go to his children – meaning that he knew that those “diaries” would one day be read by the general public, therefore, he was careful not to write anything that might be embarrassing disclosures. Herzl left no heirs. Here is the story of his tragic family from Haaretz:
    __________
    Herzl has no direct descendants left today. His wife Julie died in
    1907, three years after Herzl, after being hospitalized a number
    of times for mental illness and drug addiction. Their son Hans,
    who converted to a series of Christian denominations, shot
    himself in 1930, on the day of his sister Paulina’s funeral. Paulina
    also suffered from mental illness and drug abuse from a young
    age, and died at 40 of a heroin overdose.

    Herzl’s youngest daughter, Margarethe (Trude), who had little
    contact with her siblings and also suffered from mental illness,
    died in the Thereseinstadt concentration camp in 1943. Her son,
    Stephan Theodor Neumann (who later Anglicized his name
    during World War II to Stephen Norman) – Herzl’s only grandchild
    – committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Washington D.C.

    Source: Unveiling the Tragedy of Theodor Herzl’s Family- Haaretz – 2015
    ____________

    There is more: Herzl’s family hated his wife and Herzl also excluded her from his will. She died a few years after him and someone deliberately left her ashes on a bus …therefore, she has no burial ground.

    The Zionist leaders were simply embarrassed by the Herzl family and while they took Herzl’s remains and buried in Palestine, they refused to take his children’s and mainly because they were offended by his son who had become a christian. They did take those bodies 60+ years a few years ago.

    An autobiography I read for Herzl written by one Stewart disclosed that Herzl had a loveless marriage and he was a frequent visitor to the wh^re-houses and the reason for his early death at 44 due to heart disease was actual he had contracted a deadly STD

  • Helen4Yemen

    How Palestine was stolen

    from the Truman Online Library

    Read how American Jews impersonated President
    Truman and called poor African and Asian nations and
    told them it was Truman speaking to them on the
    phone and unless they voted for the Jews’ state that
    the funds promised to them by the American
    government would be cut off. The presidents of many
    of these poor countries believed it was Truman they
    were speaking to and worried of losing the promised
    funds switched their vote from ‘no’ to ‘yes’ and that
    was how this ‘state’ was created. This information is
    posted at none other than the Truman Online Library.

    These quotes from the above mentioned interview of
    Edwin M Wright

    In other words, the State Department didn’t even
    know who was making the decisions. Mr Truman
    himself has the most remarkable of all statements in
    there, a memo that’s quoted, in which he says,

    “Something’s going on and I don’t know what it is
    Somebody called up the President of Haiti and he said
    that it was I.” He said, ‘We want you to vote for the
    Zionist program’. As a result the President of Haiti
    changed his vote to satisfy what he thought was me. I
    don’t know who this fellow was that called him up”.

    In other words, somebody impersonated President
    Truman and threatened the President of Haiti. There
    were people who used President Truman’s voice and
    name and he didn’t know who they were. The State
    Department never found out who they were, but this
    is the way decisions are made in Washington. I think I
    know who that fellow was. It was Robert Nathan,
    because I met Robert Nathan frequently at the UN. I
    had met him out in the Middle East, and he was the
    one who was running to the telephone booth and
    calling up the President of Liberia, calling up Costa
    Rica, telling them, “Unless you will vote for our
    program, we will see to it that the American
    interhighway system is not built through your
    country”. These people assumed that Nathan and Co
    were acting for America and nobody had consulted
    them at all. This kind of thing went on at the UN and
    in Washington and if you want the documentary
    proof of it, it’s in Mr Truman’s statement.

    Before I read this statement of Mr Truman’s I’ll have
    to explain what the situation was. There was
    tremendous pressure upon the governments of other
    countries to vote for the partition program, which the
    Zionists had accepted. I was at the UN and was Mr
    Henderson’s assistant and was there when he read
    some of these memos. I was reporting back to the
    State Department what was happening at the UN.

    There were a number of Jewish Zionists at the UN,
    like Robert Nathan, Bernard Baruch, and various
    other people, who were calling up the chiefs of other
    states and saying, “Unless you vote for this partition
    program, the United States will not build a road in
    your country; will not help you in aid or will not do
    something else”. They were pretending they had the
    authority of the President of the United States to
    determine policy, when they were just one individual
    operating on their own. They had no authority, no
    official position, but they were using the importance
    of the United States as a threat against these
    countries.

    Mr Romulo, who was the Ambassador from the
    Philippines, had initially stood against this program;
    did not want the Zionist state. They have a lot of
    Moslems in the Philippines and they were afraid that
    this would create trouble. Romulo left Washington
    and flew to the Philippines. When he got there, the
    Philippine President called him in saying, “You know,
    I have information from Washington that if we vote
    the way you have stated, we’re not going to get any
    American aid. We’re going to change our vote.”

    Our ambassador also reported that the President had
    said that he had gotten this threat and was changing
    his vote. Upon this we immediately notified Mr Truman
    and sent these documents right to him. “This is what is
    happening. These various Jewish representatives are
    simply using the authority of the United States,
    without any responsibility, in order to threaten
    people to vote for that program.”

    On December the 11th, Mr Truman wrote this letter
    to Secretary of State Acheson:
    ____________________________________________
    “I read with a lot of interest your memorandum on the
    10th in regards to the Philippine situation [That's the
    one I've just described]. It seems to me that if our
    delegation to the United Nations is to be interfered
    with by members of the United States Senate and by
    pressure groups in this country, we will be helping the
    United Nations down the road to failure. The
    conversation between the President of the
    Philippines and our Ambassador is most interesting. I
    have a report from Haiti in which it is stated that our
    consul in Haiti approached the President of that
    country and suggested to him that for his own good,
    he should order the vote of his country changed,
    claiming that he had instructions from me to make
    such a statement to the President of Haiti. As you very
    well know, I refused to make statements to any
    country on the subject of his vote in the United
    Nations. It is perfectly apparent that pressure groups
    will succeed in putting the United Nations out of
    business if this sort of thing is continued and I am
    very anxious that it be stopped.” Harry S Truman
    ____________________________________________
    That’s an official document. Somebody represented
    himself as the President of the United States to some
    foreign countries. This was the kind of threat that the
    Zionists used to change votes at that last session
    when finally it was voted by a small majority of two or
    three”

    https://www.trumanlibrary.ORG/oralhist/wright.htm

  • Helen4Yemen

    You are certainly welcome.

    Please understand that the Ashkenazi Jewry who make up 95% of world Jewry claims Palestine based on a total fiction called the “diaspora”. The Ashkenazi does claim to be descended from Israeltie men and European women – and considering how much the Ashkenazi hates the word “Europe” and anything European, he had no choice but to say that he is partially European as a way to explain why he looks European. But his problem is that he has not even a tiny drop of Middle East look in him as you would expect form bi-racial people. As DNA has confirmed, it turns out that his DNA is composed 96% on average what they call “Ashkenazi DNA” or “European Jewish” that traces their ancestry to Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and so on and the remaining 3.9% comes from other parts of Eastern Europe and 0.1% usually is East Asia and 0% Middle Eastern. How embarrassing is that for a people who claim to be descended from the Middle East to have no trace of any Midle Eastern DNA? An Ashkenazi was simply in shock when he received his DNA and did not know what to make of it: there simply was no trace of Middle East ancestry. This was what he wrote:
    ____________

    Am I really ethnically Jewish? 23andme says that I’m 91.8%
    Ashkenazi but I’m 99.8% European. I thought I’d have some
    Middle Eastern heritage if I was genetically Jewish.
    ____________

    People wrote to him saying it is not like what it looks like, that there Middle East DNA is hidden deep inside somewhere. Millions of people have recorded videos and uploaded them to Youtube sharing their DNA results with the world. One group that is usually very vocal is totally absent1 Yep, you guessed it! Not a single Ashkenazi has recorded a YouTube video. What can they say on their video? That they are 0% Middle Eastern? How embarrassing. Here are a few of the videos that I assembled of people sharing their DNA results.

    https://disqus.COM/home/discussion/channel-semite/people_from_all_over_the_world_share_their_dna_results/!

  • Helen4Yemen

    “”Palestinians” are Arabs”

    May I ask why the Ashkenazi put Palestine in quotes?
    ____________
    Vladimir Jabotinsky – The Iron Wall (1923)
    ……………………………………………………………………………………
    Compromisers in our midst attempt to convince us that the
    Arabs are some kind of fools who can be tricked by a softened
    formulation of our goals, or a tribe of money grubbers who will
    abandon their birth right to Palestine for cultural and
    economic gains. I flatly reject this assessment of the
    Palestinian Arabs.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………
    Colonization itself has its own explanation, integral and
    inescapable, and understood by every Arab and every Jew with
    his wits about him. Colonization can have only one goal. For the
    Palestinian Arabs this goal is inadmissible. This is in the
    nature of things. To change that nature is impossible.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………
    If it were possible to discuss Palestine with the Arabs of
    Baghdad and Mecca as if it were some kind of small, immaterial
    borderland, then Palestine would still remain for the
    Palestinians not a borderland, but their birthplace, the
    center and basis of their own national existence. Therefore it
    would be necessary to carry on colonization against the will of
    the Palestinian Arabs, which is the same condition that
    exists now.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………
    http://www.marxists.DE/middleast/ironwall/ironwall.htm

  • Helen4Yemen

    “Palestinians” are Arabs who are recruited
    to work toward the destruction of the Jewish nation”
    _________
    Recruited by who? Who were the Indians, the Yemenis,
    the Algerians, the Kenyans, the Ugandans, the Moroccans, the
    Libyans … recruited by when they resisted European colonial
    settlers on their land? Oh, I beg you pardon, you the white
    man are no ordinary white man, right, you are a hybrid of the
    Israelite men who started “doing” European women and
    produced a bunch of half-breeds. Did I get it right?

  • Helen4Yemen

    “Many Arabs do live and work in peace in Israel,
    and they are (obviously) not “Palestinians.”

    You lost me! There are “Arabs” who work for half-breeds
    called the Ashkenazi and they are not Palestinians but only
    “Arabs”? Where did these Arabs come from and where are
    the Palestinians?
    ___________
    Benny Morris interview – Haaretz – 2004
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    “The revised book is a double-edged sword. It is based on
    many documents that were not available to me when I
    wrote the original book, most of them from the Israel
    Defense Forces Archives. What the new material shows is
    that there were far more Israeli acts of massacre
    than I had previously thought. To my surprise, there were
    also many cases of rape. In the months of
    April-May 1948, units of the Haganah [the pre-state
    defense force that was the precursor of the IDF] were given
    operational orders that stated explicitly that they were to
    uproot the villagers, expel them and destroy the villages
    themselves.
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    In Acre four soldiers raped a girl and murdered her
    and her father. In Jaffa, soldiers of the Kiryati Brigade
    raped one girl and tried to rape several
    more. At Hunin, which is in the Galilee, two girls were
    raped and then murdered. There were one or two
    cases of rape at Tantura, south of Haifa. There was
    one case of rape at Qula, in the center of the
    country. At the village of Abu Shusha, near Kibbutz Gezer
    [in the Ramle area] there were four female prisoners, one
    of whom was raped a number of times. And there
    were other cases. Usually more than one soldier was
    involved. usually there were one or two Palestinian
    girls. In a large proportion of the cases the event
    ended with murder. Because neither the victims nor the
    rapists liked to report these events, we have to assume that
    the dozen cases of rape that were reported, which
    I found, are not the whole story. They are just the tip of the
    iceberg.”
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    In some cases four or five people were executed, in others
    the numbers were 70, 80, 100. There was also a great deal
    of arbitrary killing. Two old men are spotted walking in a
    field – they are shot. A woman is found in an abandoned
    village – she is shot. There are cases such as the village of
    Dawayima [in the Hebron region], in which a column
    entered the village with all guns blazing and killed anything
    that moved.
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    “The worst cases were Saliha (70-80 killed), Deir Yassin
    (100-110), Lod (250), Dawayima (hundreds) and perhaps
    Abu Shusha (70). There is no unequivocal proof of a
    large-scale massacre at Tantura, but war crimes
    were perpetrated there. At Jaffa there was a
    massacre about which nothing had been known
    until now. The same at Arab al Muwassi, in the north.
    About half of the acts of massacre were part of
    Operation Hiram [in the north, in October 1948]: at Safsaf,
    Saliha, Jish, Eilaboun, Arab al Muwasi, Deir al Asad, Majdal
    Krum, Sasa. In Operation Hiram there was a unusually high
    concentration of executions of people against a wall or next
    to a well in an orderly fashion.
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    “That can’t be chance. It’s a pattern. Apparently, various
    officers who took part in the operation understood that the
    expulsion order they received permitted them to do these
    deeds in order to encourage the population to take to the
    roads. The fact is that no one was punished for these acts
    of murder. Ben-Gurion silenced the matter. He covered up
    for the officers who did the massacres.”
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    One of the revelations in the book is that on October 31,
    1948, the commander of the Northern Front, Moshe
    Carmel, issued an order in writing to his units to expedite
    the removal of the Arab population. Carmel took this action
    immediately after a visit by Ben-Gurion to the Northern
    Command in Nazareth. There is no doubt in my mind that
    this order originated with Ben-Gurion. Just as the expulsion
    order for the city of Lod, which was signed by Yitzhak
    Rabin, was issued immediately after Ben-Gurion visited the
    headquarters of Operation Dani [July 1948].”
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    “From April 1948, Ben-Gurion is projecting a message of
    transfer. There is no explicit order of his in writing, there is
    no orderly comprehensive policy, but there is an
    atmosphere of [population] transfer. The transfer idea is in
    the air. The entire leadership understands that this is the
    idea. The officer corps understands what is required of
    them. Under Ben-Gurion, a consensus of transfer is
    created.”
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    “Of course Ben-Gurion was a transferist. He understood
    that there could be no Jewish state with a large and hostile
    Arab minority in its midst. There would be no such state. It
    would not be able to exist.”
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    “Ben-Gurion was right. If he had not done what he did, a
    state would not have come into being. That has to be clear.
    It is impossible to evade it. Without the uprooting of the
    Palestinians, a Jewish state would not have arisen here.”
    That is what Zionism faced. A Jewish state would not have
    come into being without the uprooting of 700,000
    Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them.
    There was no choice but to expel that population. It was
    necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border
    areas and cleanse the main roads.
    ……………………………………………………………………..

    https://www.counterpunch.ORG/2004/01/16/an-interview-with-benny-morris/

  • Helen4Yemen

    Those who rail against Israel for hitting back when they
    are attacked, need to reflect on the US response to 9/11 —
    he longest war in America’s history, killing unknown numbers
    are Arabs.
    ____________
    You mean when Arab pilot trainees kept hitting tower after tower
    with stunning precision and no air force in sight, right? Who benefited
    from 911. You see, no 911, no Iraq war! And who desperately wanted the Iraq war? They are sometimes referred to as TERMITES.
    ______________
    The Iraq war and ‘Greater Israel’

    Here is from Ari Shavit – Haaretz – March 4, 2003 ”

    “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”

  • Helen4Yemen

    “Whatever some imagine “Zionism” means, it has always
    been about the re-establishment and survival of the sole
    Jewish nation.”
    _______________________
    I think the world needs to understand why these European Jews have been hated for centuries. For the Ashkenazi (100% European) to RE-establish anything on Arab soil is like Nigerians re-establishing their nation in Norway. Ridiculous!

    The problem is that you give so many excused as to why
    European ^ss landed on Arab land.

    1) Is it God gave land to European Khazars and God’s will cannot be undone?

    2) It is because the ‘holocaust” and why not ask Germany to give you half of Germany?

    3) Or is it that you simply decided to “return”?

    4) Get your DNA done! It will come back as 99.9% European, 0.1% East Asian and ZERO % Middle Eastern. Did you get that? Zero as in nothing – zilch- not a trace!

  • Helen4Yemen

    Pope Clement VIII: “All the world suffers from the usury of the
    Jews, their monopolies and deceit. They have brought many
    unfortunate people into a state of poverty, especially the farmers,
    working class people and the very poor. […] Their ethical and
    moral doctrines as well as their deeds rightly deserve to be
    exposed to criticism in whatever country they happen to live.”
    _____________

    Therefore, what you suffered in Europe is called “blowback”.

  • Helen4Yemen

    Pope Innocent III at the Fourth Ecumenical Lateran Council: “The
    more the Christian religion is restrained from usurious practices,
    so much the more does the perfidy of the Jews grow in these
    matters, so that within a short time they are exhausting the
    resources of the Christians. Wishing therefore to see that
    Christians are not savagely oppressed by Jews in this matter, we
    ordain by this synodal decree that if Jews in the future, on any
    pretext, extort oppressive and excessive interest from Christians,
    then they are to be removed from contact with Christians until
    they have made adequate satisfaction for the immoderate
    burden. Christians too, if need be, shall be compelled by
    ecclesiastical censure, without the possibility of an appeal, to
    abstain from commerce with them. We enjoin upon princes, not
    to be hostile to Christians on this account, but rather to be
    zealous in restraining Jews from so great oppression.”
    _________________
    Europeans were reacting to your greed and horrors, were they not?

  • Helen4Yemen

    GRAHAM: A lot of the Jews are great friends of mine. They swarm around me and are friendly to me, because they know that I am friendly to Israel and so forth. But they don’t know how I really feel about what they’re doing to this country, and I have no power and no way to handle them.

    NIXON: You must not let them know.

    GRAHAM: This stranglehold has got to be broken or this country’s going down the drain. They’re the ones putting out the pornographic literature. They’re the ones putting out these obscene films

    NIXON: You believe that?

    GRAHAM: Yes, sir

    NIXON: Oh, boy. So do I. I can’t ever say that, but I believe it.

    GRAHAM: If you get elected a second time, then we might be able to do something

  • Helen4Yemen

    Well, Carter does believe that foreign Jews have a right to 82% of Palestine,
    but what he would like to see is peace among two peoples, one native
    and the other foreign, smiling to each other, just delirious with happiness.
    Where on earth is a colonized people willing to live side by side with a
    people that arrived on their land and conquered the land by force? There
    are no more indigenous Palestinian Jews anywhere in the world today.
    Guess where the went? They went nowhere! There are today’s palestinian
    Muslims and Christians whose ancestors converted from Judaism. What I
    fail to understand is that a foreign people were forced on the Arabs as as
    way to solve Europe’s Jewish Question and now the world expects from
    the Palestinians to accept Europe’s unwanted Jewry and to live side by
    side happily ever after. How about we give the Palestinians the right to
    a referendum. The Ashkenazi will go towards Dimmona before he would
    allow such a referendum because he knows that no people on earth want
    colonists on their land. Period!

  • AlanMacDonald

    Thanks Kevin — I hadn’t seen Empire on the list of topics/issues lately for focused access, but I’ll look more carefully.

    Best,
    Alan

    BTW, some of your articles and comments are very good — keep up the good work.

  • Robert H. Stiver

    Helen, I’ve read and take your comments. I can’t respond adequately to them. I would rather all Ashkenazi go back to “Poland…or wherever they came from,” but we know what happened to Helen Thomas when she was brave enough to say those words. My present and long-held (and resigned) position, as an outsider wanting (at this point, some measure of) justice for the Palestinians, is that the Zionist entity must reluctantly but realistically be acknowledged as here to stay…but that it be required, by sanctions, force et al as necessary to adhere to the (awful, flawed, unfair, illegal) terms of the 1947 Partition Plan and “give” the Palestinians the 45 percent of historic Palestine allotted to them by an arrogant, Zionist-goosed abomination. Doing so would at least recognize the reality of today and double the percentage that too many people — President Carter included, and Palestinian “leaders” included — are willing to accept of land upon which the Palestinians would have the chance to have some elbow room, multiply, and thrive. That I must feel satisfied with 45 percent is an indication that I and many others failed to take on the Zionist beast back in the 1940s or ’50s or ’60s when it might have been possible to tame and control the devil-spawn beast and the tribe it polluted and corrupted forever.

  • Helen4Yemen

    Thank you for your response. The question that we all must find out the answer for is what do the Palestinians want and what do the Arabs peoples want? Of course, the Arab people would consent to whatever decision the Palestinians feel will work for them. But people must first get to the roots of why European Ashkenazi was expelled 108 times from Europe? Why were so hated in Europe and why Europeans were excited about Zionism as a way to cleanse Europe of the hated Jewry? Certainly, there are ethnic, racial, religious biases. But does that explain why these people are so hated wherever they go on the plant? Even Herzl wrote that Jew-hatred always emerges wherever Jews immigrate to any land in large numbers. As Middle Eastern, I resent that Europe used our land to remove their own Jewry.
    __________
    I do not know if you ever read this essay by King Abdullah in 1947. It is amazing that what he said back then holds true today. I numbered them to make them easy to read.
    ________
    As The Arabs See The Jews – His Majesty King Abdullah – The American Magazine November, 1947
    Summary

    This fascinating essay, written by King Hussein’s grandfather King Abdullah, appeared in the United States six months before the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In the article, King Abdullah disputes the mistaken view that Arab opposition to Zionism (and later the state of Israel) is because of longstanding religious or ethnic hatred. He notes that Jews and Muslims enjoyed a long history of peaceful coexistence in the Middle East, and that Jews have historically suffered far more at the hands of Christian Europe. Pointing to the tragedy of the holocaust that Jews suffered during World War II, the monarch asks why America and Europe are refusing to accept more than a token handful of Jewish immigrants and refugees. It is unfair, he argues, to make Palestine, which is innocent of anti-Semitism, pay for the crimes of Europe. King Abdullah also asks how Jews can claim a historic right to Palestine, when Arabs have been the overwhelming majority there for nearly 1300 uninterrupted years? The essay ends on an ominous note, warning of dire consequences if a peaceful solution cannot be found to protect the rights of the indigenous Arabs of Palestine.

    As The Arabs See The Jews
    His Majesty King Abdullah

    The American Magazine November, 1947

    1- I am especially delighted to address an American audience, for the tragic problem of Palestine will never be solved without American understanding, American sympathy, American support.

    2- So many billions of words have been written about Palestine—perhaps more than on any other subject in history—that I hesitate to add to them. Yet I am compelled to do so, for I am reluctantly convinced that the world in general, and America in particular, knows almost nothing of the true case for the Arabs.

    3- We Arabs follow, perhaps far more than you think, the press of America. We are frankly disturbed to find that for every word printed on the Arab side, a thousand are printed on the Zionist side.

    4- There are many reasons for this. You have many millions of Jewish citizens interested in this question. They are highly vocal and wise in the ways of publicity. There are few Arab citizens in America, and we are as yet unskilled in the technique of modern propaganda.

    5- The results have been alarming for us. In your press we see a horrible caricature and are told it is our true portrait. In all justice, we cannot let this pass by default.

    6- Our case is quite simple: For nearly 2,000 years Palestine has been almost 100 per cent Arab. It is still preponderantly Arab today, in spite of enormous Jewish immigration. But if this immigration continues we shall soon be outnumbered—a minority in our home.

    7- Palestine is a small and very poor country, about the size of your state of Vermont. Its Arab population is only about 1,200,000. Already we have had forced on us, against our will, some 600,000 Zionist Jews. We are threatened with many hundreds of thousands more.

    8- Our position is so simple and natural that we are amazed it should even be questioned. It is exactly the same position you in America take in regard to the unhappy European Jews. You are sorry for them, but you do not want them in your country.

    9- We do not want them in ours, either. Not because they are Jews, but because they are foreigners. We would not want hundreds of thousands of foreigners in our country, be they Englishmen or Norwegians or Brazilians or whatever.

    10- Think for a moment: In the last 25 years we have had one third of our entire population forced upon us. In America that would be the equivalent of 45,000,000 complete strangers admitted to your country, over your violent protest, since 1921. How would you have reacted to that?

    11- Because of our perfectly natural dislike of being overwhelmed in our own homeland, we are called blind nationalists and heartless anti-Semites. This charge would be ludicrous were it not so dangerous.

    12- No people on earth have been less “anti-Semitic” than the Arabs. The persecution of the Jews has been confined almost entirely to the Christian nations of the West. Jews, themselves, will admit that never since the Great Dispersion did Jews develop so freely and reach such importance as in Spain when it was an Arab possession. With very minor exceptions, Jews have lived for many centuries in the Middle East, in complete peace and friendliness with their Arab neighbours.

    13- Damascus, Baghdad, Beirut and other Arab centres have always contained large and prosperous Jewish colonies. Until the Zionist invasion of Palestine began, these Jews received the most generous treatment—far, far better than in Christian Europe. Now, unhappily, for the first time in history, these Jews are beginning to feel the effects of Arab resistance to the Zionist assault. Most of them are as anxious as Arabs to stop it. Most of these Jews who have found happy homes among us resent, as we do, the coming of these strangers.

    14- I was puzzled for a long time about the odd belief which apparently persists in America that Palestine has somehow “always been a Jewish land.” Recently an American I talked to cleared up this mystery. He pointed out that the only things most Americans know about Palestine are what they read in the Bible. It was a Jewish land in those days, they reason, and they assume it has always remained so.

    15- Nothing could be farther from the truth. It is absurd to reach so far back into the mists of history to argue about who should have Palestine today, and I apologise for it. Yet the Jews do this, and I must reply to their “historic claim.” I wonder if the world has ever seen a stranger sight than a group of people seriously pretending to claim a land because their ancestors lived there some 2,000 years ago!

    16- If you suggest that I am biased, I invite you to read any sound history of the period and verify the facts.

    17- Such fragmentary records as we have indicate that the Jews were wandering nomads from Iraq who moved to southern Turkey, came south to Palestine, stayed there a short time, and then passed to Egypt, where they remained about 400 years. About 1300 BC (according to your calendar) they left Egypt and gradually conquered most—but not all—of the inhabitants of Palestine.

    18- It is significant that the Philistines—not the Jews—gave their name to the country: “Palestine” is merely the Greek form of “Philistia.”

    19- Only once, during the empire of David and Solomon, did the Jews ever control nearly—but not all—the land which is today Palestine. This empire lasted only 70 years, ending in 926 BC. Only 250 years later the Kingdom of Judah had shrunk to a small province around Jerusalem, barely a quarter of modern Palestine.

    20- In 63 BC the Jews were conquered by Roman Pompey, and never again had even the vestige of independence. The Roman Emperor Hadrian finally wiped them out about 135 AD. He utterly destroyed Jerusalem, rebuilt under another name, and for hundreds of years no Jew was permitted to enter it. A handful of Jews remained in Palestine but the vast majority were killed or scattered to other countries, in the Diaspora, or the Great Dispersion. From that time Palestine ceased to be a Jewish country, in any conceivable sense.

    21- This was 1,815 years ago, and yet the Jews solemnly pretend they still own Palestine! If such fantasy were allowed, how the map of the world would dance about!

    22- Italians might claim England, which the Romans held so long. England might claim France, “homeland” of the conquering Normans. And the French Normans might claim Norway, where their ancestors originated. And incidentally, we Arabs might claim Spain, which we held for 700 years.

    23- Many Mexicans might claim Spain, “homeland” of their forefathers. They might even claim Texas, which was Mexican until 100 years ago. And suppose the American Indians claimed the “homeland” of which they were the sole, native, and ancient occupants until only some 450 years ago!

    24- I am not being facetious. All these claims are just as valid—or just as fantastic—as the Jewish “historic connection” with Palestine. Most are more valid.

    25- In any event, the great Moslem expansion about 650 AD finally settled things. It dominated Palestine completely. From that day on, Palestine was solidly Arabic in population, language, and religion. When British armies entered the country during the last war, they found 500,000 Arabs and only 65,000 Jews.

    26- If solid, uninterrupted Arab occupation for nearly 1,300 years does not make a country “Arab”, what does?

    27- The Jews say, and rightly, that Palestine is the home of their religion. It is likewise the birthplace of Christianity, but would any Christian nation claim it on that account? In passing, let me say that the Christian Arabs—and there are many hundreds of thousands of them in the Arab World—are in absolute agreement with all other Arabs in opposing the Zionist invasion of Palestine.

    28- May I also point out that Jerusalem is, after Mecca and Medina, the holiest place in Islam. In fact, in the early days of our religion, Moslems prayed toward Jerusalem instead of Mecca.

    29- The Jewish “religious claim” to Palestine is as absurd as the “historic claim.” The Holy Places, sacred to three great religions, must be open to all, the monopoly of none. Let us not confuse religion and politics.

    30- We are told that we are inhumane and heartless because do not accept with open arms the perhaps 200,000 Jews in Europe who suffered so frightfully under Nazi cruelty, and who even now—almost three years after war’s end—still languish in cold, depressing camps.

    31- Let me underline several facts. The unimaginable persecution of the Jews was not done by the Arabs: it was done by a Christian nation in the West. The war which ruined Europe and made it almost impossible for these Jews to rehabilitate themselves was fought by the Christian nations of the West. The rich and empty portions of the earth belong, not to the Arabs, but to the Christian nations of the West.

    32- And yet, to ease their consciences, these Christian nations of the West are asking Palestine—a poor and tiny Moslem country of the East—to accept the entire burden. “We have hurt these people terribly,” cries the West to the East. “Won’t you please take care of them for us?”

    33- We find neither logic nor justice in this. Are we therefore “cruel and heartless nationalists”?

    34- We are a generous people: we are proud that “Arab hospitality” is a phrase famous throughout the world. We are a humane people: no one was shocked more than we by the Hitlerite terror. No one pities the present plight of the desperate European Jews more than we.

    35- But we say that Palestine has already sheltered 600,000 refugees. We believe that is enough to expect of us—even too much. We believe it is now the turn of the rest of the world to accept some of them.

    36- I will be entirely frank with you. There is one thing the Arab world simply cannot understand. Of all the nations of the earth, America is most insistent that something be done for these suffering Jews of Europe. This feeling does credit to the humanity for which America is famous, and to that glorious inscription on your Statue of Liberty.

    37- And yet this same America—the richest, greatest, most powerful nation the world has ever known—refuses to accept more than a token handful of these same Jews herself!

    38- I hope you will not think I am being bitter about this. I have tried hard to understand that mysterious paradox, and I confess I cannot. Nor can any other Arab.

    39- Perhaps you have been informed that “the Jews in Europe want to go to no other place except Palestine.”

    40- This myth is one of the greatest propaganda triumphs of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the organisation which promotes with fanatic zeal the emigration to Palestine. It is a subtle half-truth, thus doubly dangerous.

    41- The astounding truth is that nobody on earth really knows where these unfortunate Jews really want to go!

    42- You would think that in so grave a problem, the American, British, and other authorities responsible for the European Jews would have made a very careful survey, probably by vote, to find out where each Jew actually wants to go. Amazingly enough this has never been done! The Jewish Agency has prevented it.

    43- Some time ago the American Military Governor in Germany was asked at a press conference how he was so certain that all Jews there wanted to go to Palestine. His answer was simple: “My Jewish advisors tell me so.” He admitted no poll had ever been made. Preparations were indeed begun for one, but the Jewish Agency stepped in to stop it.

    44- The truth is that the Jews in German camps are now subjected to a Zionist pressure campaign which learned much from the Nazi terror. It is dangerous for a Jew to say that he would rather go to some other country, not Palestine. Such dissenters have been severely beaten, and worse.

    45- Not long ago, in Palestine, nearly 1,000 Austrian Jews informed the international refugee organisation that they would like to go back to Austria, and plans were made to repatriate them.

    46- The Jewish Agency heard of this, and exerted enough political pressure to stop it. It would be bad propaganda for Zionism if Jews began leaving Palestine. The nearly 1,000 Austrian are still there, against their will.

    47- The fact is that most of the European Jews are Western in culture and outlook, entirely urban in experience and habits. They cannot really have their hearts set on becoming pioneers in the barren, arid, cramped land which is Palestine.

    48- One thing, however, is undoubtedly true. As matters stand now, most refugee Jews in Europe would, indeed, vote for Palestine, simply because they know no other country will have them.

    49- If you or I were given a choice between a near-prison camp for the rest of our lives—or Palestine—we would both choose Palestine, too.

    50- But open up any other alternative to them—give them any other choice, and see what happens!

    51- No poll, however, will be worth anything unless the nations of the earth are willing to open their doors—just a little—to the Jews. In other words, if in such a poll a Jew says he wants to go to Sweden, Sweden must be willing to accept him. If he votes for America, you must let him come in.

    52- Any other kind of poll would be a farce. For the desperate Jew, this is no idle testing of opinion: this is a grave matter of life or death. Unless he is absolutely sure that his vote means something, he will always vote for Palestine, so as not to risk his bird in the hand for one in the bush.

    53- In any event, Palestine can accept no more. The 65,000 Jews in Palestine in 1918 have jumped to 600,000 today. We Arabs have increased, too, but not by immigration. The Jews were then a mere 11 per cent of our population. Today they are one third of it.

    54- The rate of increase has been terrifying. In a few more years—unless stopped now—it will overwhelm us, and we shall be an important minority in our own home.

    55- Surely the rest of the wide world is rich enough and generous enough to find a place for 200,000 Jews—about one third the number that tiny, poor Palestine has already sheltered. For the rest of the world, it is hardly a drop in the bucket. For us it means national suicide.

    56- We are sometimes told that since the Jews came to Palestine, the Arab standard of living has improved. This is a most complicated question. But let us even assume, for the argument, that it is true. We would rather be a bit poorer, and masters of our own home. Is this unnatural?

    57- The sorry story of the so-called “Balfour Declaration,” which started Zionist immigration into Palestine, is too complicated to repeat here in detail. It is grounded in broken promises to the Arabs—promises made in cold print which admit no denying.

    58- We utterly deny its validity. We utterly deny the right of Great Britain to give away Arab land for a “national home” for an entirely foreign people.

    59- Even the League of Nations sanction does not alter this. At the time, not a single Arab state was a member of the League. We were not allowed to say a word in our own defense.

    60- I must point out, again in friendly frankness, that America was nearly as responsible as Britain for this Balfour Declaration. President Wilson approved it before it was issued, and the American Congress adopted it word for word in a joint resolution on 30th June, 1922.

    61- In the 1920s, Arabs were annoyed and insulted by Zionist immigration, but not alarmed by it. It was steady, but fairly small, as even the Zionist founders thought it would remain. Indeed for some years, more Jews left Palestine than entered it—in 1927 almost twice as many.

    62- But two new factors, entirely unforeseen by Britain or the League or America or the most fervent Zionist, arose in the early thirties to raise the immigration to undreamed heights. One was the World Depression; the second the rise of Hitler.

    63- In 1932, the year before Hitler came to power, only 9,500 Jews came to Palestine. We did not welcome them, but we were not afraid that, at that rate, our solid Arab majority would ever be in danger.

    64- But the next year—the year of Hitler—it jumped to 30,000! In 1934 it was 42,000! In 1935 it reached 61,000!

    65- It was no longer the orderly arrival of idealist Zionists. Rather, all Europe was pouring its frightened Jews upon us. Then, at last, we, too, became frightened. We knew that unless this enormous influx stopped, we were, as Arabs, doomed in our Palestine homeland. And we have not changed our minds.

    66- I have the impression that many Americans believe the trouble in Palestine is very remote from them, that America had little to do with it, and that your only interest now is that of a humane bystander.

    67- I believe that you do not realise how directly you are, as a nation, responsible in general for the whole Zionist move and specifically for the present terrorism. I call this to your attention because I am certain that if you realise your responsibility you will act fairly to admit it and assume it.

    68- Quite aside from official American support for the “National Home” of the Balfour Declaration, the Zionist settlements in Palestine would have been almost impossible, on anything like the current scale, without American money. This was contributed by American Jewry in an idealistic effort to help their fellows.

    69- The motive was worthy: the result were disastrous. The contributions were by private individuals, but they were almost entirely Americans, and, as a nation, only America can answer for it.

    70- The present catastrophe may be laid almost entirely at your door. Your government, almost alone in the world, is insisting on the immediate admission of 100,000 more Jews into Palestine—to be followed by countless additional ones. This will have the most frightful consequences in bloody chaos beyond anything ever hinted at in Palestine before.

    71- It is your press and political leadership, almost alone in the world, who press this demand. It is almost entirely American money which hires or buys the “refugee ships” that steam illegally toward Palestine: American money which pays their crews. The illegal immigration from Europe is arranged by the Jewish Agency, supported almost entirely by American funds. It is American dollars which support the terrorists, which buy the bullets and pistols that kill British soldiers—your allies—and Arab citizens—your friends.

    72- We in the Arab world were stunned to hear that you permit open advertisements in newspapers asking for money to finance these terrorists, to arm them openly and deliberately for murder. We could not believe this could really happen in the modern world. Now we must believe it: we have seen the advertisements with our own eyes.

    73- I point out these things because nothing less than complete frankness will be of use. The crisis is too stark for mere polite vagueness which means nothing.

    74- I have the most complete confidence in the fair-mindedness and generosity of the American public. We Arabs ask no favours. We ask only that you know the full truth, not half of it. We ask only that when you judge the Palestine question, you put yourselves in our place.

    75- What would your answer be if some outside agency told you that you must accept in America many millions of utter strangers in your midst—enough to dominate your country—merely because they insisted on going to America, and because their forefathers had once lived there some 2,000 years ago?

    76- Our answer is the same.

    77- And what would be your action if, in spite of your refusal, this outside agency began forcing them on you?

    78- Ours will be the same.