Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The one hundred and thirty-first weekly "No shit, Sherlock" award

This week's winner is Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, for this comment: "This is not a conflict about 1967, this is a conflict about 1948, about the State of Israel’s very existence. You must have noticed that yesterday’s events did not take place on June 5, the day the Six Day War erupted, they took place on May 15, the day the State of Israel was established."

"No shit, Sherlock"

Actually this award is a bit unfair as Benjamin Netanyahu knows this to be the case and has done for years. The award for stupidity should really go to the Middle East 'experts' in western governments and media (especially the BBC) who spread the lie that the Israeli/Palestinian dispute is about 1967 when so much points to it being about Israel's actual right to exist. If anyone doubts this then just read through my articles about Hamas, Fatah and the many many links that I refer to in my pieces.

Hamas are on record as wanting to "slaughter all Jews" and look forward to the day that "Islam will obliterate (Israel). Fatah's Chairman Yasser Arafat is on record as saying "Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel."

So the Palestinian people's leaders aims are clear so why are so many in the west in denial, or do they know the truth as well and agree with the aims of Hamas and Fatah?

Here are a few more Hamas and Fatah quotations to ponder on:
"The time will come, by Allah’s will, when their property will be destroyed and their children will be exterminated, and no Jew or Zionist will be left on the face of this earth." Ziyad Abu al-Haj, Hamas cleric in Friday sermon 3 April 2009

"Regarding the Jews, our business with them is only through bombs and guns... the prophet [Muhammad] promised that we will fight you, with Allah's help, until the tree and stone say: "Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him." Nizar Rayan, Hamas religious and military leader, 1 Jan 2009

"We find occasional condemnation and denunciation of the resistance operations and bombings [suicide attacks], carried out by Hamas and the Palestinian resistance branches... [Eventually] everyone will know that we did this [suicide attacks] only because our Lord commanded so - 'I did it not of my own accord' [Quran] - and so that people will know that the extermination of Jews is good for the inhabitants of the world." Source: Al-Rissala (Hamas weekly), 23 Apr 2007

"The Jews are the Jews. There never was among them a supporter of peace. They are all liars… They are terrorists. Therefore it is necessary to slaughter them and murder them, according to the words of Allah… It is forbidden to have mercy in your hearts for the Jews in any place and in any land. Make war on them any place that you find yourself. Any place that you meet them – kill them. Kill the Jews and those among the Americans who are like them… The Jews only understand might. Have no mercy on the Jews, murder them everywhere." Dr. Ahmed Yousuf Abu Halabiah, a member of the Palestinian Sharia (Islamic religious law) Rulings Council, and Rector of Advanced Studies at the Islamic University: 13 October 2000

Fatah - extracts from the 1968 Fatah Charter:
'– In the Palestinian state only Jews who lived in Palestine before 1917 will be recognized as citizens [Article 6]:
– Only the Palestinian Arabs possess the right of self-determination, and the entire country belongs to them [Articles 3 and 21].
– Any solution that does not involve total liberation of the country is rejected. This aim cannot be achieved politically; it can only be accomplished militarily [Articles 9 & 21].
– Warfare against Israel is legal, whereas Israel's self-defence is illegal [Article 18].'

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