Daniel Swindell

The Colonialist Accusation was Created to Justify Violence

In 1922, Fayez Sayegh was born in Mandatory Syria. In his adulthood, Sayegh became a professor. Sayegh was the father of the “Zionism is Colonialism” accusation. In 1956, Sayegh published a book explaining that Palestine had never existed as a country. In 1965, he published a book arguing that Palestine was a country that was stolen by the Zionists. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Abu Huraira was a companion of Muhammad. He reported Muhammad as saying, “‘Let us go to the Jews.’ We went out till we reached Bait-ul-Midras. He said to them, ‘If you embrace Islam, you will be safe.’”

Rashid Khalidi is a Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. He wrote a book called, “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017.” The goal of the book is to make a case that a Jewish State should not be allowed to exist. In order to do this, Khalidi argues that the Jewish people are foreign invaders to the Land of Israel who have been waging a colonist war against the resisting indigenous Palestinian population. Since colonialism is a crime, the only solution to rectify this crime is to dismantle the State of Israel. In this essay, I will demonstrate that Rashid’s thesis is a form of revisionist propaganda. I will argue that the Arabs repackaged an Islamic war against the Jewish people as a struggle against colonialism.

In general, the Palestinian Authority government is falsely portrayed as a moderate organization compared with Hamas, which is known as a radical Islamic organization. In this essay, I will demonstrate that both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas define the war against Israel as an Islamic struggle to regain control over land that once belonged to Muslims. In the western world, it is not socially acceptable to say that the Palestinians want to bring the Jews under the submission of Muslim rulers. So, the Islamic war against the Jews had to be repackaged as the struggle of the indigenous Palestinian people against the Jewish colonialists.

1. The first false accusation: Israel is a criminal colonialist state.

The age of colonialism began roughly with the discovery of two new sea routes. In 1488, a route was discovered around Africa’s southern coast, followed by the discovery of America across the Atlantic in 1492. These new sea routes enabled Europeans to travel to the New World and Africa in order to export resources back to Europe. The period of colonialism was characterized by a mother country sponsoring a colony in a foreign land in order to bring raw materials back to the mother country. To this end, countries such as Portugal, Spain, the Dutch Republic, France, and England began to settle these regions and enslave the native populations.

In the late 1800s, the Jewish people organized a nationalist movement to return to their indigenous homeland. This movement was called Zionism. Professor’s Khalidi’s mission is to place the creation of the modern State of Israel in the same time period as that of the development of the European colonialist nations like America and Australia. Today, colonialism is considered a crime; so Khalidi’s goal is to lump the Zionist movement together with the rest of these criminal nations.

Khalidi writes: “Today, the conflict that was engendered by this classic nineteenth century European colonial venture in a non-European land . . . Indeed, those who attempt to analyze . . .  the entire Zionist enterprise from the perspective of its colonial settler origins and nature are often vilified. Many cannot accept the contradiction inherent in the idea that although Zionism undoubtedly succeeded in creating a thriving national homeland entity in Israel, its roots are as a colonial settler project (as are those of other modern countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).”

2. The second false accusation: The Jews stole a country called Palestine.

In 1922, Fayez Sayegh was born in Mandatory Syria. As a child, Sayegh moved with his family to Tiberias. In his adulthood, Sayegh became a professor and published many books in which he invented the revisionist history that would become the standard trademark of Palestinian propaganda. In 1956, he wrote a short book titled, “The Arab Israeli Conflict.”

Sayegh wrote: “Until World War I, Palestine was essentially and inextricably a part of the Arab World. As a political entity, it had no existence of its own; it was an indistinguishable part of a larger Arab region, subject to Ottoman rule. As a community, its language and dialect, its culture and social structures, were identical with those of the surrounding Arab communities.”

In 1956, Sayegh wrote that there has never been a country called Palestine. Ten years later, Sayegh wrote that Palestine was a country stolen by the Zionists. In 1965, Sayegh published another short book titled, “Zionist Colonialism in Palestine.” He lied: “The people of Palestine have lost not only political control over its country, but physical occupation of its country.” Abracadabra, the Arabs had invented the myth that Palestine was a country, and suddenly the Jewish people were criminals who stole a country that never existed.

3. The third false accusation: The Jewish people are new arrivals in the Middle East.

In order to claim that the Jewish people are colonialists, Professor Khalidi juxtaposes the Palestinians as the “ancient” people in the land, while Israelis are branded new arrivals. In 1881, there was a series of brutal assaults against the Jewish communities in Russia. These pogroms motivated the Jewish people to promote Jewish immigration to the Promised Land with a mission to develop small farming communities. From 1881 to 1903 these groups organized a wave of roughly 25,000 to 35,000 Jews from Eastern European countries to return to their ancestral homeland. Afterwards, more and more Jews returned to the land from both European and Arab countries. Khalid’s agenda is to present this wave of Jewish immigrants as the first time in history that the Jewish people ever arrived in the Middle East.

Khalidi emphasizes this point explicitly, “Most Israeli Jews came from Europe and the Arab countries relatively recently as part of a colonial process.” Khalidi wants to take scissors and cut this tiny section of Jewish history out from the rest of Jewish history. He attempts to present the Hebrews as new arrivals in the Promised Land. He asserts that today when Jewish people are born in Israel, they are the “descendants of settlers.”

4. The fourth false accusation: It was a crime for the United Nations to recognize Israel.

According to Khalidi, Israel is something that should not exist in the twentieth century, because the Jewish people are evil colonialists. During a lecture at the University of London, Khalidi announced that the only way for Jewish people to redeem their immoral behavior is by agreeing to dismantle Israel. Khalidi asked the audience, “How can these two peoples: The Palestinians and the Israelis transit to a peaceful post-colonial, post-Zionist future?” In other words, how can Jews and Palestinians work together to ensure a future where a Jewish State does not exist?

Khalidi announced, “I have no discomfort, whatsoever, in describing the Zionist movement from its inception – and the Zionist project up to this day – as a settler colonial movement.” Notice, Khalidi specifically calls Israel a “colony,” on Arab land, “up to this day.” Making sure it is understood that he is not speaking in the past tense, but the present.

Khalidi maintains that Israel is a project, “that starts off in the colonial nineteenth century, (and it) is completely inappropriate to the twentieth century.” Khalidi is not saying that Israel was built on stolen land, but that he now acknowledges that the United Nations has recognized Israel as a legitimate country, and although he considers it unfair, he is willing to compromise and accept that Israel can exist as a Jewish country next to a Palestinian State. To him, the recognition of Israel was a crime, and the continued existence of Israel is a crime.

For Khalidi, this is a simple question of a theft and a necessary return: Since Israel is not a legitimate member of the United Nations, but rather a colony resting on Arab land, then justice demands that the colony be broken down and returned to the Arabs. Khalidi does not consider Israel to be a real country, but rather a temporary stain on Arab soil that must and will be washed away.

5. The Jewish people are indigenous to the Land of Israel, in contrast, the Arabs are indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula.

Everyone knows about the Bible. Even if someone doesn’t believe that the miracles really happened, the Bible still remains a document that records 4,000 years of Hebrew stories, which means that the Bible is a written document that proves that the Jewish people have lived in the land of milk and honey for thousands of years. The problem with the Arab accusation that Jewish people are colonialists in the Land of Israel is that everyone already knows that Jewish people are not colonialists in the Land of Israel. The name of the Jewish people tells you where they are from: Jews are from Judea. The word “Jew” means someone who comes from the land of Judea. Exactly like the Russians are from Russia and the Germans are from Germany. Despite this fact, there has been a propaganda campaign to erase the Jewish connection to Judea by renaming it the West Bank.

The Jewish connection to the Land of Israel began with Abraham. Jews hold that Abraham was born in the year 1948 BCE. The Jewish people do not have a vague conception of the time of Abraham’s birth; but rather an exact year, which means that he is viewed as an historical figure rather than an ancient mythological character. The Jewish people maintained detailed records of their formation as a nation. The first Kingdoms of Israel and Judah emerged roughly in 1050–931 BCE. After the destruction of the Temple, the Jewish people were scattered throughout the world. There is a common myth that the Jewish people were completely exiled from the region. That is not quite accurate, the Jewish people were never completely removed from the land and maintained a continuous presence in the Land of Israel since Biblical times.

The Jewish people are indigenous to the Promised Land because their nationhood, religion, and language all formed in the Land of Israel. Unlike the Jews, the Arabs never founded a nation called Palestine in the region. The descendants of the Arab imperialists living in the Land of Israel developed an emotional attachment to the land, but their nationhood, religion, and language all formed in the Arabian peninsula. The Arabs have always focused their attention towards Medina as the fountain of their civilization, which means that the Arabs living in the Land of Israel do not even define themselves as being indigenous to the Land of Israel.

It should be noted, the period of colonialism was followed by a wave of countries who wanted to break free from the colonialists. In the late 1800s, the Jewish people organized a nationalist movement to return to their indigenous homeland land. This movement was called Zionism. In contrast, colonialism is the desire to go to a foreign land. The truth is that Zionism did not “start off in the colonial nineteenth century,” rather the desire to go to Zion started 4,000 years ago. The modern zionist movement is merely an updated version of the same longing of the Jewish people to live in Zion that has existed for a couple of thousand years.

The reality is that Zionism was not born in the period of colonialism, rather Zionism was born in the period of nationalism. The 1800s saw a wave of people who sought to found their own countries across Europe and even the Ottoman Empire. One of these national movements was the Serbian Revolution that took place between 1804 and 1835, in which the Serbian revolutionaries sought independence from Ottoman imperialism. Likewise, the Jewish people were one group of people who sought their independence after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

King David’s first capital was located in Hebron and the Jewish people had a continuous presence in Hebron for 3,000 years. This means that the early Zionists who arrived from Europe returned to find Jewish religious communities that had already been living in the Land of Israel for a couple thousand years. Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. In contrast, the Spanish conquistadors didn’t encounter pre-existing communities of Spanish people already living in the Aztec Empire. Likewise, the Arabs cannot falsely claim that they were encountering Jewish people for the first time in the 1800s, because the Jews and the Arabs had been interacting for centuries.

The key difference between the European colonialists and the Jewish immigrants arriving in the eighteen hundreds is that the European colonialists were arriving in the land for the first time, while the Jewish people were returning to the foundation of their roots. In conclusion, the term “colonialism” does not accurately apply to the Jewish immigrants returning to their indigenous homeland. Indigenous people cannot be colonizers in their indigenous homeland, therefore the Jewish people cannot be colonizers in the Promised Land.

6. The Quran teaches the Nation of Israel was replaced by the Islamic community.

Many westerners attempt to analyze the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without considering the role of the religious beliefs of the Palestinian leadership. Both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas consider all of the Land of Israel as belonging solely to the House of Islam. The Land of Israel is called the “Promised Land” because it is the land promised to the descendants of Isacc to build a nation. In the Qur’an, there are a couple verses which give the impression that Islam repeats the Biblical promises of the land to the Jews. For example, in Surah 5:21, Moses implored, “O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has prescribed for you.” Unfortunately, this is not where the story ends. The Quran goes on to teach that although the Jewish people entered the land, they ultimately twisted the Bible, killed the prophets, and sinned so much that God had to raise up the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic community to correct their mistakes.

The Quran developed a doctrine that the seed of Isaac had corrupted the faith of Abraham and it is the responsibility of the seed of Ishmael to correct the mistakes. The most vivid description of God’s displeasure is when the Quran tells a story about a group of Jews who broke the Sabbath by fishing, so they were punished by being turned into apes. Surah 1:66 announces the punishment: “So when they took pride in that which they had been forbidden, We said unto them: Be ye apes despised and loathed!” Thus, Islam produced its own version of replacement theology, meaning that the Muslim community, known as the “ummah,” had come to replace the Nation of Israel in the blessing of God.

Commentator Ibn Kathir clarified: “The Muslim Ummah (community) is more respected and honored before God, and has a more perfect legislative code and system of life, it has the most honorable Prophet, the larger kingdom, more provisions, wealth and children, a larger domain and more lasting glory than the children of Israel.” In 638 CE, when the Arab-Islamic armies conquered Jerusalem, it was seen as the final vindication that God had chosen the Muslims over the Jews. This was symbolized by intentionally building the Dome of Rock over the Temple Mount.

The Islamic scholar Bernard Lewis expounded, “the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, was completed in 691 or 692 C.E. The erection of this monument, on the site of the ancient Jewish temple, and in the style and vicinity of Christian Monuments such as the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of the Ascension, sent a clear message to the Jews, and, more important to the Christians. Their revelations, though once authentic, had been corrupted by their unworthy custodians and were therefore superseded by the final and perfect revelation embodied in Islam.”

The Nation of Israel had become so corrupt that it no longer had a purpose, meaning that Jews no longer had the right to their own nation. Instead, the Jewish people were condemned to live as citizens of Muslim kingdoms. Mordechai Kedar is an Israeli scholar of Arabic culture. He explains that from the perspective of the Islamic faith: “Jews are not a nation but a collection of religious communities.” The Palestine Liberation Organization charter repeats the same exact idea verbatim: “Judaism, being a religion, is not an independent nationality. Nor do Jews constitute a single nation with an identity of its own; they are citizens of the states to which they belong.”

Hamas is an acronym for, “The Islamic Resistance Movement.” The 1998 Hamas Charter opens by repeating the same message that the Muslims have been chosen as the greatest body of believers over the Jews: “Ye are the best nation that hath been raised up unto mankind.” In the charter, the entire Land of Israel is referred to as Palestine, which is considered to be an “Islamic Waqf.” In Arabic, the word “waqf” means a property which is used for Islamic practices. The charter continues by outlining Hamas’ view of the Land of Israel or Palestine: “The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up.” In other words, Hamas views the Land of Israel as consecrated solely for Muslim ownership and it can never be forfeited to the Jewish people.

7. In 1948, the Jewish people broke free from Islamic apartheid.

In 638 CE, the Arab-Islamic armies conquered Jerusalem. After the rapid expansion of the Arab armies in the seventh century, Muslim commanders had to work out a way to manage the non-Muslim population who came under their control. Caliph Omar issued a surrender contract to the Christians, which was called The Pact of Omar. The surrender pact between the Muslim rulers and the conquered non-Muslim community was called a dhimma. Christians and Jews were given a second class status under Islamic law, called dhimmi. The dhimma surrender pact contained a list of restrictions on dhimmis designed to show their inferiority to Muslims. For example, Christians and Jews could not govern over Muslims, build churches and synagogues higher than Mosques, or carry weapons.

In 1948, the seed of Isaac attempted to break free from the chains of the seed of Ishmael. Immediately, the Arab-Islamic nations tried to stop the Jewish people from slipping out of the shackles. Professor Kedar outlines the problem, “in 1948, the Jews actually declared a state, despite the fact that according to the Muslims “they did not deserve sovereignty.” The 1948 War generated a group of Arab refugees. In the 1960s, these Arabs refugees started to call themselves “Palestinians.” The Arabs borrowed the name from the Romans. In 135 CE, the Roman Emperor Hadrian crushed a Jewish revolt in Judea and renamed the territory Syria Palaestina. In choosing the name Palaestina, the ancient name of Philistia, Hadrian meant to erase the Jewish connection to the land. But the Arabs did not apply this name to themselves until roughly the 1960s.

The entire Palestinian narrative is based on a trick on words. People assume that since there was a geographical region that was called Palestine, then there must have been an ancient group who called themselves Palestinians. Yet, there was never an ancient group called Palestinians. In addition, the Arabs created a fictional story which claimed that prior to the restoration of the modern Nation of Israel, there had been a country called “Palestine,” which had been stolen from the indigenous “Palestinians.”

8. Everyone knows that Jews are from Israel.

The Quran is filled with stories based on the Bible, thus every Muslim knows that Jews are from Israel. This is why the Quran teaches that Jewish people come from Israel. In the Quran, Jewish people are called, “the children of Israel.” Likewise, every Christian has to acknowledge that Jews are from the Land of Israel in order to believe in their own book. The first book in the New Testament is called, “The Book of Matthew.” The first page of the New Testament starts with a genealogy of Jesus, which is a family tree tracing Jesus’ family lineage in the Land of Israel all the way back to Abraham. In other words, The first page of The New Testament starts by explaining that Jews are from Israel. The first page of The New Testament starts by explaining that Jews are from Israel. This is immediately followed by explaining that Jesus was a Jew from Judea. Matthew 2:1 begins with the words, “Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea.”

Every European knows that Jews are from Israel. Throughout the centuries, Europeans viewed Jew as outsiders. Unfortunately, this view of the Jewish people climaxed in the Holocaust. In the 1930s, the influential Nazi racial theorist Hans Gunther characterized the Jews as the, “Hither Asiatic,” race, which means that Jewish people came from the Levant. According to the Jewish Virtual library, “Hitler’s regime touted the ‘Nordic race’ as its eugenic ideal and attempted to mold Germany into a cohesive national community that excluded anyone deemed hereditarily ‘less valuable’ or ‘racially foreign.’” The Jews were recognized as descending from the Middle East, and therefore a threat to inbreeding with European genetics. Eighty years ago, the Nazis murdered the Jewish people because they did not come from Europe. In a complete turn around, Khalidi is contending that the Arabs are resisting Jews because they come from Europe.

10. Why would anyone say that Jewish people are not from Israel when everyone knows it is false?

If every Arab already knows that Jewish people are not colonialists, then why would they want to pretend that Jewish people are colonizers in Israel? I believe the answer is rooted in the Arab desire for more power as well as the desire to vindicate the faith of Islam. Both the Palestine Liberation Charter and the Hamas Charter call for the elimination of Israel and for its replacement with an Arab State called Palestine. If they can succeed in dismantling Israel and replacing it with an Arab State called Palestine, then they will have more territory. Likewise, if the Arab can restore the Land of Israel to Islamic control, then it will validate their view that God has chosen the Muslims over the Jews. Hence, it is only because of their religious beliefs and political ambitions that the Arabs currently pretend that they do not know that the Jewish people are from Israel.

11. Stories are created to justify violence.

Plato observed that civilizations are built on the invention of stories. He taught, “our first business is to supervise the production of stories, and choose only those we think suitable and reject the rest. We shall persuade mothers and nurses to tell our chosen stories to their children, and by means of them to mold their minds.”

Jordan Peterson is a famous professor of psychology. His first book is called, “Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.” Peterson wrote the book during The Cold War when many people were facing the threat of a nuclear bomb. Peterson started to work on the book because he “could not make sense of the human propensity for belief-inspired violence.” Finally, he discovered that the main justification for starting wars was rooted in the creation of an ideological narrative. He exclaimed, “I came to realize that ideologies had a narrative structure – that they were stories.” In plain English, people know that committing acts of violence is wrong, so groups of people create a story about themselves, and they use the story to justify their savagery against another group of people. Likewise, the Palestinians spin a tale to justify shedding Israeli blood.

Professor Khalidi explains, “all nationalisms fabricate a history to justify themselves.” Likewise, the Arabs fabricated a story that Palestine was a country that was stolen by the Jews to justify committing acts of violence against the Jews. More simply, the Jews are land thieves, which means that when a Palestinian commits a terrorist attack, then he is simply trying to retrieve a stolen object, hence his act of terrorism is justified. Susanna Khalil is the founder of a relief human rights group for Palestinians, and yet, she still believes that a, “native people cannot renounce one iota of their national territory.” She also openly calls for violence, “Palestinians must return to the roots of our cause: The fight for the liberation of Historical Palestine against the Israeli Zionist colonial yoke.”

In the Western World, it is hard to justify terrorism, but there is one belief that is socially acceptable to validate shedding Israeli blood. The argument is simple: If the land of Israel was stolen from the Palestinians, even if it was stolen for a good reason like helping the Jews after the Holocaust, then it still has to be returned to its rightful owner. Hence, when the Palestinians fight to destroy Israel, then they are simply fighting to regain what was stolen from them.

Thus, the Palestinians present themselves as being justified to wage a war against the State of Israel because they falsely claim that they are engaged in a battle to resist colonialism. Hence, the only way to resist this on-going colonial movement is to eliminate Israel. This is why Professor Khalidi expresses the future hope that the Palestinians will triumph in their goal to rid themselves of the Jewish colonialist state, “I don’t think that the ideas that are unleashed in anti-colonial movements… are ultimately not going to triumph, they are going to triumph.” This means that the Khalidi is describing the war against Israel as an anti-colonialist war that will ultimately triumph with the disappearance of Israel.

12. In reality, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a struggle to recapture an escaped Jewish servant.

Raymond Ibrahim is a Christian of Coptic descent, he was the first person to translate the Al-Qaeda documents into English. He is also one of the leading experts on Christian persecution in the Middle East. He is the author of the book, “Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians.” Ibrahim has been documenting the on-going ethnic cleansing of Christians from the Middle East. Ibrahim points out that for over fourteen hundred years the Christians in the Middle East have been living as second class citizens under Islamic sovereigns, they are called dhimmis.

The dhimmi legal system is an apartheid system designed to grant legal benefits to Muslims over non-Muslims. It was very beneficial for Muslim rulers to have control over a dhimmi population, because possessing a dhimmi population is like having a servant. In Islamic propaganda, dhimmis are described as a “protected class.” The truth is that the minority dhimmi population had to pay money to be “protected” from the Muslim majority population, similar to the way a group had to pay the mafia for protection.

Rabbi Moses ben Maimon is also known as Maimonides (1138–1204). He spoke fluent Arabic and he was a court physician under the Fatimids and Saladin’s Ayyubids in Old Cairo. Listen to how he describes the treatment of Jewish people under Islamic rulers throughout the centuries: God has entangled us with “the nation of Ishmael, who treat us so prejudicially and who legislate our harm and hatred…. No nation has ever arisen more harmful than they, nor has anyone done more to humiliate us, degrade us, and consolidate hatred against us.”

The dhimmitude system has never disappeared. The dhimmitude system is still practiced in several Muslim countries. For example, the dhimmitude system is still enforced in Gaza, where Muslims have absolute control over the lives of Christians. Occasionally, westerners will quote Christians in Gaza blaming Israel for their problems, but what is missing from the information is that it is not safe for Christians to publicly criticize Hamas. There are about two million people living in Gaza, but the Christian population has been ethnically cleansed to roughly one thousand believers due to persecution from Hamas. Likewise, Hamas wants to extend their rule over Christians in the Gaza Strip to the Jewish people living in the Land of Israel.

In 1948, the Jewish people broke free from the Islamic system of dhimmitude. Unfortunately, just because the Jewish people declared independence, it did not mean that the Muslims nations decided that the Jewish people deserved equality. As soon as the Jewish people escaped from living under the thumb of Ishmael, the Arabs tried to recapture them. In 1964, The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed and they wrote a charter which aspired to recapture all of the territory that belonged to the newly born State of Israel. To this day, the PLO has never changed its charter. Their charter was intentionally written to go back in time before the creation of Israel and force the Jewish people to return to living as subjects of Muslim governments. The charter states: “Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incompatible with the facts of history and the true conception of what constitutes statehood. Judaism, being a religion, is not an independent nationality. Nor do Jews constitute a single nation with an identity of its own; they are citizens of the states to which they belong.”

Throughout Islamic history, it was very beneficial for Muslim rulers to have control over a dhimmi population, because it was like owning a servant. Slave owners are never eager to set their slaves free. Hence, the psychology of both the PLO leaders and the Hamas leaders is similar to southern white people, who could not accept the end of slavery. In comparison, The American Civil War did not end the psychology of superiority of white people over black people. The Civil War granted African Americans their freedom on paper, but it was a war imposed by the northern states on the southern states. The white people in the southern states did not go through a process of repentance and decide that black people were equal to white people. Likewise, to this day, the Palestinian leaders have not gone through a process of repentance and recognized that Jews are equal to Muslims. 

After The Civil War came to an end, the Ku Klux Klan was formed as a domestic terrorist organization with the goal of using brutality to restore the inequality between whites and blacks. The History channel elaborates: “Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for Black Americans.” Bayard Rustin was a leader in the civil rights movement. In 1979, Rustin compared, “The PLO is a terrorist movement whose tactics are little different from those of America’s Ku Klux Klan.” Rustin understood that the PLO was drummed up to be a terrorist organization designed to use savagery against the Jews to restore the inequality that existed prior to the creation of Israel.

In the same way that slave catchers chased black people who broke free from slavery, Hamas brags that their mission is to recapture escaped Jewish people and bring them back under Muslim rulers. The Hamas charter broadcasts their goal: “Under the wing of Islam, it is possible for the followers of the three religions—Islam, Christianity and Judaism—to coexist in peace and quiet with each other. Peace and quiet would not be possible except under the wing of Islam. Past and present history are best witnesses to that. It is the duty of the followers of other religions to stop disputing the sovereignty of Islam in this region.” Hamas believes that it is the “duty” of Jewish people “to stop disputing” the fact that they need to be controlled by Muslims.

Again, Raymond Ibrahim has been carefully documenting the Muslim persecution and ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Middle East. Ibrahim sheds light on the reality of the situation, “The Arab-Israeli conflict is another manifestation of what I am telling you about is happening to Christians, but it is a different form, and it is more violent, because Israel is the dhimmi that got away.” In other words, Ibrahim concluded that because the Jewish people gained independence from their Islamic rulers, the Arab-Israeli conflict is an Islamic war to recapture an escaped Jewish servant.

12. In reality, Palestinian terrorism is not motivated by resisting Jewish colonialism, but rather a desire to reconquer the Land of Israel for the glory of Islam.

The 1988 Hamas Charter presents the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a war against the Jews that began with the teachings of Muhammad. The charter declares that the Hamas movement “goes back to the time of the birth of the Islamic message.” The charter relabels all of the Land of Israel as Palestine, which belongs solely to the House of Islam. The charter declares, “The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic trust consecrated for future Muslim generations until Judgement Day.” The charter casts the ancient Hebrews as “enemies” and “usurpers” on “Muslim Land.” And when, “the enemies usurp part of Muslim land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Muslim. In the face of the Jews’ usurpation, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised.” In the end, “Israel will exist until Islam will obliterate it.”

Abu Huraira was a companion of Muhammad, he reported Muhammad as predicting an end time battle with the Jews. Muhammad prophesied, “The last hour would not come unless the Muslims fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them.” Hamas repeats this prophecy in their charter. Hamas views the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as the first stage of Muhammad’s prophecy that the Muslims will “fight against the Jews.” In summation, Hamas presents the conflict as being a battle to usher in the final victory of the followers of Muhammad over the Jews, while the Palestinian Authority defines the conflict in terms of bringing the Jewish people back to being second class citizens of Muslim countries.

Historian Ephraim Karsh explains the true motives of the Palestinian leaders regarding the conflict: “the ‘Question of Palestine’ is neither an ordinary territorial dispute between two national movements nor a struggle of an indigenous population against a foreign occupier. It is a holy war by the worldwide Islamic umma to prevent the loss of part of the House of Islam to infidels.” The facts being laid out on the table, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an Islamic war to recapture an escaped Jewish servant, which is disguised as a colonialist resistance movement to make it morally acceptable to a western audience

13. Finding a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict:

Many westerners are concerned with finding a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. However, whenever someone asks the question: What is the solution? Then it is necessary to ask what is the problem? According to westerner leaders, the problem is a lack of a Palestinian State next to Israel, so the violence will stop when a Palestinian State is created next to Israel. This is also called the “Two-State Solution.” However, according to Palestinian leaders, the problem is that the Jewish State was created on Muslim land, so the violence will stop when the Jewish State is destroyed and replaced with an Arab-Islamic State called Palestine. This is why the Palestinians have always turned down being offered a state next to Israel.

The solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is for the Palestinian leadership to create an Islamic reform movement. First, the Palestinian leadership must reform the teaching that Jewish people have been replaced by the Islamic community, and therefore forfeited their right to be a nation. Second, the Palestinian leadership must reform the Islamic apartheid legal codes that have been practiced for almost fifteen hundred years. Similar to the way Americans have gone through a process of trying to confess the historical injustice they committed against black people, the Palestinian leadership needs to confess the historical crime of Arabs imposing apartheid laws on Jewish communities.

Lastly, the Palestinian leadership would have to reform the teaching that the Land of Israel belongs solely to Muslims.Think about it: If the Palestinians accepted the “Two-State Solution,” while simultaneously holding the doctrine that the Land of Israel still belongs only to Muslims, then it would only be a temporary stage while they continued to pursue their goal of stealing the indigenous homeland of the Jewish people. Thus, without an internal Islamic reform that creates these changes in the the theology of the Palestinian leadership, there will be no solution to stop the violence against the Jewish people.


About the Author
Daniel Swindell is a Zionist. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri, and has studied in Yeshiva.
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