Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Root Cause of MidEast Violence

Newspaper headlines from seminal 1929 Arab riots

Jews Are Being Killed Simply for Being Jews - Eitan Na'eh

Arab rioters burned my great-great grandparents' house in Hebron in 1929. In 1936, the house of my great-grandparents in Jaffa was burned down by Arab rioters. In 1939, my father's cousin, Zalman Na'eh, was murdered at age 8, shot in the stomach by Arab terrorists while travelling on a bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

What prompted all these acts of terror? Was it the Israeli "occupation" - which did not exist at the time? Was it frustration about the peace process?

The very presence of Jews in the Land of Israel appears to be the root cause of terrorist violence against them. We have heard the lie that "Al Aqsa is in danger" since the 1920s. What we are seeing is not about religious rights or land. The reality is that, be it 1929 or 2015, Jews are being murdered simply for being Jews. 
The writer is Israel's Acting Ambassador to Great Britain.


Excessive Force? - Eli E. Hertz

Rather than condemn Palestinian Arab terrorist tactics, the U.S. State Department condemned Israel's "excessive use of force" when it retaliates against the terror attacks.
How did the British deal with Palestinian Arab violence under the British Mandate during the Arab Revolt of 1936 to 1939?

According to Oxford historian Glen Rangwala, the British killed 5,032 Palestinians, wounded 14,760, detained 50,000, hanged 146, sentenced 2,000 to life prison terms, and demolished 5,000 houses in reprisals.
(Myths and Facts)

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