Monday, June 27, 2011

Nothing ticks off Arabs more than Aliyah

From Ma'an:
The Palestinian Authority on Monday slammed Israel's decision to bring Jews from northeast India to Israel.

According to Monday’s issue of Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, the ministerial committee convened under Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and decided to bring 7,300 Jews from India to Israel.

The report highlighted that up until 2007, 1,700 Indian Jews were brought to Israel, and immigration stopped since then.

PA spokesman Ghassan Khatib said the decision came in line with Israel’s policy to bring non-Israeli Jews to Israel at the expense of the Palestinian people.
The Arab complaints about Jews living in the Middle East have not changed one iota since 1870.

They are upset at Jews moving to the Land of Israel.
They are upset at Jews owning land in Israel.
They are upset at any trappings of Jewish sovereignty in Israel.
They are upset at any Jewish economic success in Israel (even when it benefits Arabs.)

Here, for example, is part of a newspaper article from 1922:

Nothing has changed, and nothing ever will.