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The Jews took no one's land by Joseph Farrah
WorldNet Daily - November 19, 2002
As the most visible Arab-American critic of Yasser Arafat and the
phony "Palestinian" agenda, I get a lot of hate mail. I've even received more than
my share of death threats.
Most of those who attack me at least those who bother
to get beyond the four-letter words and insults say I just don't understand or
have sympathy for these poor Arabs who were displaced, chased out of their homes
and turned into refugees by the Israelis.
Let me state this plainly and clearly: The Jews in Israel took no one's land.
When Mark Twain visited the Holy Land in the 19th century, he was greatly
He didn't see any people. He referred to it as a vast wasteland.
The land we now know as Israel was practically deserted. By the beginning of the
20th century, that began to change. Jews from all over the world began to return
to their ancestral homeland the Promised Land Moses and Joshua had conquered
millennia earlier, Christians and Jews believe, on the direct orders of God.
That's not to say there wasn't always a strong Jewish presence in the land
particularly in and around Jerusalem. In 1854, according to a report in the New
York Tribune, Jews constituted two-thirds of the population of that holy city.
The source for that statistic? A journalist on assignment in the Middle East
that year for the Tribune. His name was Karl Marx. Yes, that Karl Marx.
A travel guide to Palestine and Syria, published in 1906 by Karl Baedeker,
illustrates the fact that, even when the Islamic Ottoman Empire ruled the
region, the Muslim population in Jerusalem was minimal.
The book estimates the
total population of the city at 60,000, of whom 7,000 were Muslims, 13,000 were
Christians and 40,000 were Jews. "The number of Jews has greatly risen in the
last few decades, in spite of the fact that they are forbidden to immigrate or
to possess landed property," the book states.
Even though the Jews were
persecuted, still they came to Jerusalem and represented the overwhelming
majority of the population as early as 1906. And even though Muslims today claim
Jerusalem as the third holiest site in Islam, when the city was under Islamic
rule, they had little interest in it.
As the Jews came, drained the swamps and made the deserts bloom, something
interesting began to happen. Arabs followed. I don't blame them. They had good
reason to come. They came for jobs. They came for prosperity. They came for
freedom. And they came in large numbers.
Winston Churchill observed in 1939: "So far from being persecuted, the Arabs
have crowded into the country and multiplied till their population has increased
more than even all world Jewry could lift up the Jewish population." Then came
1948 and the great partition.
The United Nations proposed the creation of two
states in the region one Jewish, one Arab. The Jews accepted it gratefully. The
Arabs rejected it with a vengeance and declared war.
Arab leaders urged Arabs to leave the area so they would not be caught in the
crossfire. They could return to their homes, they were told, after Israel was
crushed and the Jews destroyed.
It didn't work out that way. By most counts,
several hundred thousand Arabs were displaced by this war not by Israeli
aggression, not by some Jewish real-estate grab, not by Israeli expansionism. In
fact, there are many historical records showing the Jews urged the Arabs to stay
and live with them in peace. But, tragically, they chose to leave.
Fifty-four years later, the sons and daughters and grandsons and granddaughters
of those refugees are all-too-often still living in refugee camps not because of
Israeli intransigence, but because they are misused as a political tool of the
Those poor unfortunates could be settled in a week by the rich Arab oil states
that control 99.9 percent of the Middle East landmass, but they are kept as
virtual prisoners, filled with misplaced hatred for Jews and armed as suicide
martyrs by the Arab power brokers.
This is the modern real history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. At no time did the
Jews uproot Arab families from their homes. When there were title deeds to be
purchased, they bought them at inflated prices. When there were not, they worked
the land so they could have a place to live without the persecution they faced
throughout the world.
It's a great big lie that the Israelis displaced anyone one of a series of lies
and myths that have the world on the verge of committing yet another great
injustice to the Jews.
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