September 15, 2010
Please take a look at
these two (of many other) telling quotes before we
The Sudan is the basis of the Arab thrust into...
black Africa, the Arab civilizing mission...
The Arab fatherland belongs to the Arabs. They alone
have the right to direct its destinies.... The Arab
fatherland is that part of the globe inhabited by
the Arab nation that stretches from the Taurus
Mountains, the Pacht-i-Kouh Mountains, the Gulf of
Basra, the Arab Ocean, the Ethiopian Mountains, the
Sahara, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean
The first quote is from the Sudan's ex-president,
Gaafar Muhammad al-Nimeiry, stated during the
earlier slaughter of a million blacks during the
last half of the 20th century and is found in
"Arabism and Pan-Arabism in Sudanese Politics,"
Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 11, no. 2,
1973, pp. 177-78. Like the second quote as well, it
is one of hundreds of other sources used in my own
new book, The Quest For Justice In The Middle
East--The Arab-Israeli Conflict In Greater
Perspective (http://q4j-middle-east.com), which gets
into these issues (and many more) in great depth and
Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive
doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and
conducted counter-Arab propaganda programs for college youth, has
lectured on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has publicly
debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles and op-eds have been
published in dozens of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and
websites all around the world.
slaughter of black Africans in the Sudan has
continued ever since, and victimizing not only
non-Muslims in the south, but now also Muslim--but
not Arab/Arabized enough--blacks in the Darfur
region in the west of the country as well. And the
Sudan is not the only black African victim along
The second quote is taken from the constitution of
the ruling Arab nationalist (Baath) party of Syria.
As I like to say (only half jokingly), I can't tell
for sure--are there any Eskimos included in these
Arab claims and overall plan of conquest?
Millions of non-Arabs have been massacred in this
process, and the slaughter, intimidation,
subjugation, and forced Arabization indeed continues
as I pen this article. Just ask tens of millions of
native, pre-Arab "Berbers" (Imazighen) in North
Africa--who are not allowed to speak their own
language, increasingly not allowed to even name
their children with their own, non-Arab names,
practice their own culture, and so forth. Ditto for
millionsof native, pre-Arab Kurds in Syria, and
before the overthrow of Saddam's own Baath in Iraq,
the same for the millions of pre-Arab Kurds there as
well. Talk to a native, pre-Arab Copt from Egypt to
find out what the story is that nation, or one of
the native, pre-Arab kilab yahud--"Jew dogs"--as
Keep in mind that both of those above quotes are not
exceptional regarding the overall conquering,
subjugating attitude and approach that continues to
this very day, over thirteen centuries after
Muhammad's armies stormed out of the Arabian
Peninsula, launched murderous jihad, and spread out
in all directions.
All of the above is summed up by an openly-professed
Arab attitude which sees virtually the entire region
as merely "purely Arab patrimony."
Having said this, we are now ready for current
Recently, Arabs and Jews began their latest rounds
of "negotiations" in Washington, supposedly to
achieve peace between them. Unfortunately, the Arabs
unabashed approach to such things is that Jews will
be doing all the giving while they just do the
Palestinian Arab Authority President (and Arafat's
Fatah successor), Mahmoud Abbas, insists that Israel
will never be recognized as a Jewish State
--regardless of whatever additional concessions
Israel's "friends" squeeze out of the Jews. Abbas
and other "moderates" have been consistent about
this--and a review of the first part of this article
is useful for the reader on this matter.
Years earlier, other Arab "moderates" said the exact
same thing. For the vast majority of all Arabs,
virtually the entire region is simply and
exclusively their own.
Recall this one example I like to use in such
On July 3, 2003, the highly respected Middle East
Media Research Institute (MEMRI) translated an
interview with Ahmed Qurei', aka Abu Alaa. Among
other things, he was asked about the Arab problem
with having the word "Jewish" placed in front of the
words "State of Israel" at earlier summits. Here was
"What is the meaning of a Jewish state? Do we say...
Sunni state... Shi'ite state... Christian state?
These are definitions that will bring... turmoil."
It's not unusual to hear critics of Israel, even
some academics, mouth those very same words.
Now, follow me...
Someone from England is English, from Poland is
Polish, from Sweden is Swedish, from Ireland is
Irish, and so forth. While there are other ways of
describing one's nationality or ethnicity, the
addition of the suffix "-ish" denotes this as well.
Indeed, that's how Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
primarily defines it.
So, what's Abu Alaa's, Mahmoud Abbas's, and their
"moderate' buddies' problem here?
It's no minor issue, after all, but involves the
very acceptance of a state for Jews. If Arabs are
allegedly serious about wanting a true peace with
Israel (which they're not), then they must be
confronted head-on about this.
What's going on here is, unfortunately, really very
If Arabs admit that the Jews are a nation or a
people, it makes Arab rejection of their national
movement--Zionism--more difficult to defend; i.e.,
how could Arabs demand some two dozen states for
themselves while denying Jews their one?
Please look at this quote from one of the most
important ancient Roman historians regarding the
nation and people-hood of the Jews. It was written
around the time of the Jews' fight for freedom
against their mighty imperial conqueror( 66-73 and
133-135 C.E.)...Vol. II, Book V, The Works of
It inflamed Vespasian's ire that the Jews were the
only nation which had not yet submitted...Titus was
appointed by his father (Vespasian) to complete the
subjugation of Judaea...he commanded three legions
in Judaea itself...To these he added the twelfth
from Syria and the third and twenty-second from
Alexandria...amongst his allies were a band of
Arabs, formidable in themselves and harboring
towards the Jews the bitter animosity usually
subsisting between neighboring nations.
Or, how about this one, Ruth's famous quote to Naomi
in the Hebrew Bible...
Whither than goest, I shall go, your people shall be
my people, their G_d, my G_d.
Note, please, the word order above...people-hood
before religion...perhaps a coincidence, probably
While it is true that others' may join the
people-hood of Israel via conversion to the
particular faith of that people, the latter is but
one (very important) aspect of that people's
identity...not the sole source of that people's
identity, as Arabs and their assorted mouthpieces
like to claim.
It is beyond irony when folks like Mahmoud Abbas
bring these issues up.
Consider, for example, how you identify "Arab"...
Due to, as we read above, their widespread imperial
conquest, colonization, settlement, subjugation, and
forced Arabization of scores of millions of native,
non-Arab peoples and the latters' teritories in the
region--going on to this very day-- the definition
has come down to language spoken, paternal (so to
claim the children of those conquered as their own)
ancestry, and/or one's own actual or willingly
adopted identity as such...Not exactly precise.
The point is, there's no purity of blood, genes
and/or nation demanded for the Arabs' own collective
self-definition (even though there are ethnically
pure Arabs), yet they demand this of Jews to prove
themselves worthy of statehood and so forth.
Furthermore, Islam is the forcibly imposed official
religion of state of virtually all of the almost two
dozen Arab states that exist so far. Check out their
constitutions and so forth. And they let it be known
in those same documents that those states are "Arab"
as well, despite the blurriness of what that term
really means and the presence of often tens of
millions of native, non-Arab peoples in those lands.
Of the twenty-one "Arab" states to date in the Arab
League (with the PLO having observer status as the
22nd in waiting), many indeed have numerous non-Arab
folks not only living in them, but forced to deny
their own identities while catering to the
subjugating "purely Arab mindset" of their
conquerors. Contrast this with an admittedly
imperfect Israel which made Arabic the second
national language of the state, has Arabs calling
for Israel's own destruction serving in Israel's
Parliament (the Knesset), and so forth.
Israel is at least as Jewish as those Arab states
If scores of millions of non--Arabs are expected to
live in almost two dozen states proclaimed to be
"purely Arab patrimony," then some Arabs--not very
many--will have to live in someone else's
state...that of the Jews.
If Arabs cannot recognize this, then Israel's
leaders must look them straight in the eye and say
goodbye...and stay away from any further arm-twisting,www.ekurd.netone-sided
"negotiations" until this and a few other crucial
points are accepted. And if they never are, then the
alternative was a fake peace anyway, just another
ploy to wring more one-sided concessions from the
Jews. In the meantime, Israel must prepare
wholeheartedly for the next round of warfare with
their rejectionist enemies.
Despite all of the whitewashing, the only real
difference between Hamas and Abbas in terms of
Israel is that the latter chooses to play the
openly-admitted, "destruction-in-stages," Arab
Trojan Horse game to enrich himself and his cohorts
like his predecessor did. Arafat's Swiss bank
accounts, filled with dhimmi gelt, are legendary.
There must be no creation nor recognition of a
second--not first--state for Arabs within the
original April 25, 1920 borders of "Palestine"
(Jordan sitting on almost 80% of it since 1922),
without official Arab recognition of the sole state
of the Jews. Any Israeli leader who accepts anything
less is simply courting disaster.
Hint:The Arabs demand that Israel allow itself to be
inundated by millions of allegedly returning
refugees (note: more Jews fled "Arab" lands because
of the fighting Arabs started in 1948 than
Guess why ?
Add all of this together and see that the current
so-called "peace" negotiations are simply the latest
chapter in the Arabs' perpetual campaign to
delegitimize Israel and to deny Jews their one,
sole, resurrected, miniscule state .
The Jews themselves must not be a party to this
Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has
done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern
Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-Arab
propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured
on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has
publicly debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles
and op-eds have been published in dozens of
newspapers, magazines, academic journals and
websites all around the world. Visit his
Gerald A. Honigman, a longtime contributing writer
for ekurd.net. Honigman has published a major book,
Quest For Justice In The Middle East--The
Arab-Israeli Conflict In Greater Perspective."
By Gerald A. Honigman for eKurd.net,
September 15, 2010. You may reach the
author via email at: honigman6 (at) msn.com.
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