Saturday, April 23, 2011

How To Not Make Peace

From MEMRI’s Special Dispatch Series and the MEMRI TV Project.

Special Dispatch No. 3781—
Article in Jordanian Daily: Israel Replicating the Deeds and Laws of the Nazis

In an article titled "[Israel] Inherited Nazism and Outdid It," Husni 'Ayesh, a columnist for the Jordanian government daily Al-Rai, claimed that Israel is emulating the laws and actions of the Nazis, and attacked the West for supporting it.

Following are excerpts from the article:

The West's Support for Israel Exposes Its Hypocritical Stance on Human Rights

"It is clear to all that the Arab information efforts and the Arab media flinch from exposing Israel's laws to the world, and the Nazi deeds it commits on a daily basis against the Palestinian people. [At the same time,] they [merely] observe and perhaps even turn a blind eye to the Zionist-Israeli information efforts, which sully the image of the Arab ummah in the world every time an Arab government, group, or individual commits some dastardly or inhumane deed – such as the public flogging of the Sudanese girl [on the orders of] Al-Bashir's unenlightened government – depicting such incidental occurrences as if they happen every day, in every Arab or Muslim place.

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Special Dispatch No. 3780—
Israeli Arab Journalist Zuheir Andreus: Israel's Laws Resemble Nazi Laws; Israeli Arabs Must Exploit Nakba Law to Delegitimize Israel

In an article in the Israeli Arab weekly Kul Al-Arab titled "Exploiting the Nakba Law to Delegitimize Israel," Israeli Arab journalist Zuheir Andreus, who also writes on the Israeli news website Ynet and in the London Arabic daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi, called on the Arab public in Israel and on its leaders to exploit the Nakba Law, recently passed by the Knesset, in order to delegitimize Israel in the eyes of the international community. The law enables the cutting of state funding to any bodies which negate the existence of Israel as a Jewish state or its democratic character; mark Israel's Independence Day as a day of mourning; support armed resistance or racism, violence, and terror; and which desecrate the Israeli flag or its national emblem.

In his article, Andreus said that Israel's laws were reminiscent of Nazi laws, and called on Israeli Arabs to participate in an international campaign to delegitimize Israel and "expose its disgrace." He proposed ways of circumventing the Nakba Law in order to ensure that the Nakba would be instilled in the consciousness of the coming generations. Finally, he stated that the Palestinians were "neither guests nor sojourners" in Israel and that anyone who disliked this fact could take the next plane back to the country from which he came to Palestine.

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