Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Palestinian Charter Still Contains 10 Articles Promoting Terrorism and the Destruction of Israel

The ZOA (Zionist Organization of America) took out a full page ad this past week in the New York Times, Herald Tribune and English edition of Ha'aretz reminding readers that there are still 10 articles in the Palestinian charter that promote terrorism and the destruction of Israel. Click on full page ad to see all 10 articles. Following are highlights from some of these articles:
  1. Article 22: Opposing any political solution offered as an alternative to demolishing the Zionist occupation in Palestine...
  2. Article 12: Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence
  3. Article 19: Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic...and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated
  4. Article 17: Armed public revolution is the inevitable method to liberating Palestine
  5. Article 25: Convincing concerned countries in the world to prevent Jewish immigration to Palestine as a method of solving the problem

Editorial Commentary
A few historical facts are prudent here in light of the charter:

  1. The term Palestine was coined by the Romans for the Judean state as a repressive measure to the failed Jewish rebellion for independence from the Roman Empire in 66 C.E.
  2. Jews have continuously lived in the land of Israel for over 3,000 years and prior to the Arab conquest in the 7th century
  3. Until Jewish immigration in the 20th century to the land of Israel, the sparse Arab settlers never referred to themselves as Palestinians or had any notable body of literature, culture, or national identity pertaining to this strip of land
  4. Many Arabs, later to call themselves Palestinians immigrated to Israel as Jewish immigration presented new economic opportunities to this largely economically dormant landscape
  5. Had the British opened the flood gates to the the land of Israel during World War II, millions of Jews murdered by the Nazis could have been saved and there would have been no demographic conflict over this narrow strip of ancient Jewish homeland
  6. There were a similar number of Jewish refugees from Arab countries in wake of Israel’s independence and the collapse of British and French colonialism in the near east. But in contrast to the Arab states, Israel absorbed Jewish refugees of different languages and cultures from around the world into the tiny strip of land called Israel. The Arab countries on the other hand, with vast territories stretching from the Indian Ocean in the east to the Atlantic ocean in the west, put Arab refugees in refugee camps, despite that they called them their brethren and despite their speaking the same language and culture, in a cynical use of human life in order for them to serve as part of a strategic tactic to undermine the Jewish state

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