Sunday, January 11, 2015

  • Sunday, January 11, 2015
  • Elder of Ziyon



2 WaWriting in the Jerusalem Post, Lahav Harkov tells us that Israeli firebrand Naftali Bennett has a few words for Israeli parliamentarian Tzipi Livni concerning the recent rebel attack upon the French Occupying Power:
Speaking at the same event, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett slammed Livni, saying she "talked about the occupation and diplomatic isolation, and I wondered why she didn't get on a plane to Paris to solve their problems? Maybe she can run their negotiations, offer them a diplomatic horizon, tell them there's a solution.
"Offer them to stop the occupation for peace, tell them to apologize for the caricature; that always works," Bennett sarcastically suggested to Livni. "Tell them that you make peace with your enemies, that they have a partner. Maybe they can divide Paris and give it to Muslim fundamentalists." Bennett wondered what else needs to happen for the world to wake up: "Do they not understand that a terrorist who runs over a baby in Jerusalem and a terrorist in Paris are the same, Muslim fundamentalists?"

No, in fact, they do not understand that a terrorist attack in Paris against non-Jews comes from the same ideological well-spring as does a terrorist attack in Jerusalem toward Jews.

Most white western anti-Zionist "liberals" tend to believe that killing Jews in Jerusalem is justified due to the racist, colonialist, imperialist, apartheid nature of the insidious Jewish state.

When a Muslim kills an innocent non-Muslim in Paris that is terrorism.

When a Muslim kills an innocent Jew in Jerusalem that is righteous resistance against the despised Zionist imperialist authority.

In my opinion, Livni deserves Bennett's mockery.

Perhaps the French do need to apologize to the Muslim world for their extreme insensitivity through allowing satirical newspapers, such as Charlie Hebdo, to make fun of the Prophet Muhammad.

{Peace be unto him.}

You can poke fun at Jesus and you can poke fun at Moses, the Easter Bunny, and Barack Obama, but if you say anything about Muhammad you better watch your backside.  Not all of these intense, dark-eyed, hawk-nosed, desert deities have much of a sense of humor, after all.

So, yes, the French must apologize not only for their extreme insensitivity toward their Muslim citizenry, but also to Islam, in general.  Just as Hillary Clinton stood up before the world and groveled after Jihadis slaughtered Ambassador Chris Stevens and his diplomatic team in Benghazi, Libya - allegedly because some unknown guy with a camcorder in California was mean to the Prophet - so the French need to grovel now.

Or, perhaps Paris should be divided in order to make a capital for an Islamist state in that part of the world.

Arabs and Muslims have lived in France for centuries and deserve a state for themselves in peace next to the French state.  The ethnically "French" have no exclusive claim to the land that they occupy and by any measure of human justice need to end the occupation of Islamic and Arab lands in Europe.  France, after all, has been the home to any number of people aside from the exclusively "French."  Over the centuries the place that we call "France" has been the home of Romans, Greeks, Franks, Celts, Carthaginians, Arabs, Africans... and even Jews.

The "we got here first" argument holds no water.

France is a major part of the European imperialist infrastructure that dominates and controls people of color throughout the world and therefore deserves no special privileges or considerations.  Crusading white European powers, such as France, deserve a commupence due to centuries of racist abuse of indigenous peoples everywhere, most particularly within France itself.

France needs to be a state for all its peoples and so long as France defines itself exclusively as French then it can expect the kind of understandable response from the indigenous population that we just saw in Paris.

The indigenous Arabs are persecuted by the racist French government which keeps them in poverty and in separate and entirely unequal economic and educational systems throughout the country, so what would the French expect?

For example, French government intransigence in insisting that the French language exclusively be the official language of the French state just screams white, western privilege and is a well-understood insult to other native peoples throughout the country, such as the Basque.  The Israelis, for an alternative humanist perspective, are not nearly so xenophobic and therefore have institutionalized Arabic as one of the official languages of Israel and France must do likewise if it wishes to be considered among the fair and civilized nations of the world.

The French, it must be further understood, are guilty of centuries of foreign oppression in places like Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and even India; not to mention Syria, Lebanon and parts of Turkey, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

France recently voted at the United Nations, over the objections of the Jewish people worldwide, for the creation of a 23rd Arab state to be imposed directly upon the heartland of the Jewish people in Judea and Samaria.

If the French wish to be free of Arab-Muslim resistance toward the French occupation of Muslim lands in Europe then it must end that occupation.

Until it does so, France will never know peace and therefore a French version of J Street is necessary.

We'll call it F Street and, much like F Troop, it will be the necessary moral French equivalent of J Street.

What we need is for progressives to tell the French people and the French government what they must do in order to make peace with the native population.  What I recommend is that we finance a series of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to monitor French settler behavior, and the behavior of the French government, toward the native Arab population.

There will be no peace until there is justice toward the Arab-Palestinian population of France and there shouldn't be.

No Justice.

No peace.



Michael Lumish is a blogger at the Israel Thrives blog as well as a regular contributor/blogger at Times of Israel and Jews Down Under.



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