Special Report: al Nakba’s Global Party
Vol: 80 Issue: 8 Thursday, May 8, 2008
One week from now, the tiny nation of Israel will celebrate its sixtieth year of independence.
Sixty years is a major milestone for Israel so it kicked off a week-long celebration period starting at sundown yesterday following Israel’s annual Remembrance Day.
That is the day set aside for the tiny country to remember the 22,437 Israeli soldiers, police and civilians who paid for Israel’s continued independence with their lives.
“We sanctify life, not death,” Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday during a Mount Herzl ceremony for victims of terror attacks before making this philosophical observation:
“I cannot help but think of how deep the moral gap is between us and our enemies,” he said.
“We make every possible effort to limit and focus our attacks on the terrorists and we never intentionally harm the innocent. We don’t have jihadists, shahidim or mothers who joyfully send their children with bomb belts to blow themselves up in packed buses or in busy malls.”
Indeed, while Israel celebrates her life, her enemies mark the anniversary by celebrating ‘al Nakba’ or, “The Catastrophe.”
But al Nakba isn’t just an Islamic party. Not anymore. Anybody who hates Israel is free to join in, and this year, there’s no shortage of party-goers.
America’s City of Fruits and Nuts is holding a street party to observe the catastrophe by which the survivors of Hitler’s Holocaust fled to their ancestral homeland, claiming in the process, 1/6th of 1 percent of the Middle East as a safe haven from persecution.
San Franscisco, which outlawed any form of persecution except that directed against Jews, Christians, heterosexuals, white males, and patriotic Americans, is pleased to host “Nakba 60”.
An ad for the event encourages San Franciscans to: “bring the family, and join us for a special day of resistance music, cultural and youth programs, Nakba tent/art, Dabka, local solidarity groups and more! Meet survivors from 1948, and learn about the tragedy, while listening to Palestinian and Native American elders recount their experiences. Childcare assistance will be provided on-site.”
Doesn’t that sound like fun? Unfortunately, San Francisco is too far to go just to wear my swastika — isn’t there somewhere closer?
Well, I’m glad you asked. In America, one can celebrate the Catastrophe without having to drive too far.
Philadelphia, America’s City of Brotherly Love, is hosting “Sixty Days of Action” to coincide with and counter Israel’s “Sixty Years of Life” celebration. According to its organizers:
“Our intention is to raise awareness of the past 60 years from the Palestinians perspective, and to mobilize people against the occupation. Billions of our tax dollars each year go to the Israeli military, funding the destruction of lives, homes, agriculture, and infrastructure.”
It seems that the Palestinian ’cause’ — the destruction of Israel — should be embraced by all Americans, because it is Israel’s fault America faces multiple crises of its own:
“At the same time, people in the U.S. — including Philadelphians — face crises around health-care, housing and education. The Al-Nakba Coalition believes that federal taxes need to come home to support our communities instead of a militarized foreign policy in Palestine, Iraq and around the world.”
See? Israel’s evil is boundless. If it weren’t for Israel, America would be crisis-free.
Boston, the seat of American Independence, the place where American patriots kicked off the Revolutionary War, had a week-long event entitled: “Nakba 1948: 60 Years of Palestinian Dispossession” that kicked off with a ‘balloon ceremony” culminating on May 2 with a ‘candlelight vigil’.
Allow yourself to participate in the scene in your mind.
There you are, together with thousands of other Americans, holding a ‘candlelight vigil’ in support of the destruction of a state of 12 million people living in the only Western-style representative democracy in the Middle East.
What does one DO at such a candle light vigil? Pray for the death of the Jews?
If you can’t attend an American Israel Death Watch, not to worry. The ‘Catastrophe’ of a Jewish homeland is not merely an Arab or American tragedy. One can go anywhere in the world, it seems, to find a Jew-hating celebration somewhere.
Rome is sponsoring a public debate on the ‘culture of Palestine’ touting the “art of resistance” without ever realizing the irony of tying Palestinian ‘culture’ exclusively to Islamic terrorism.
May 10, one can attend the “National Demonstration for Palestine in Turin, before heading back to Rome to attend another ‘debate’ this one entitled; “Palestinians: The Tragedy to be Victims of the Victims.”
And on June 15, Romans will be treated to an event that I’d love to attend: “Finding Palestine.” (I could save them a lot of time. Tell them to look under the part of the map currently marked, “Israel.”)
Other al-Nakba events are scheduled in Seattle, Columbia, Maryland, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Anaheim, California, Denver, Colorado, Brooklyn, NY, and Portland, Oregon.
Canadians can show their support for terror by attending events scheduled in Montreal, Victoria, BC and Toronto.
The Brits can attend any one of a number events in London, Edinburgh, and smaller events ongoing throughout the British Isles.
And globalists can show their hatred for Jews by attending the September UN Conference on 60 Years of the UNDHR (United Nations Declaration of Human Rights).
There is a special ‘opportunity’ being offered for “Nakba/Right of Return Presentations” where arguments can be presented against the UNDHR being extended to Jews — evidently on the grounds the ‘H’ in UNDHR stands for ‘human’.
Thanks to sixty years of non-stop propaganda, al-Nakba has replaced Israel’s Independence. ‘Apartheid’ has replaced ‘national sovereignty’. The Palestinian ‘Right of Return’ has replaced the Jewish ‘Right to Exist’.
“Palestinian” has replaced “Arab” to describe the Jordanians and Egyptians abandoned by their respective nations following their defeat by Israel in the 1967 Six Days War.
And most interesting of all, ‘atrocity’ has been replaced by the word, ‘resistance’.
Palestinian terrorists tricking young children into blowing themselves up at Israeli checkpoints has become a routine ‘resistance’ tactic.
On the other hand, Israeli use of pin-point munitions against selected terrorist targets, bomb-making factories or rocket launch-sites is an example of an Israeli ‘atrocity’.
Don’t miss the lesson here. The Palestinian al-Nakba is a Western advance-celebration of the death of the only Western-style democracy in a region dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.
What has Israel done to America? Canada? Italy? Britain? What could justify such incredible hatred that even an Islamic terrorist state is preferable to a peace-loving nation of Jews?
Given the state of war that exists between the West and the forces of radical Islam, Israel should be viewed as our last outpost, the one shining example of freedom surrounded by a sea of repressive Islamic dictatorships. Instead, its mere existence is a global catastrophe.
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12:2-3)
It is counter-intuitive; no matter how one looks at it, it violates common sense and both political and military strategic logic. Yet it is EXACTLY the situation predicted by the prophets thousands of years in advance.
And THAT is what makes it ‘prophecy’ — instead of a pretty good guess.
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. ” (2nd Peter 1:19-21)