The hijacking of the Jewish faith (by Tomohiko Nukui)

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20080209endgazasiege1347“”” Israeli military operations against Palestinians continue despite sixty years of tension, war and bloodshed. What most people fail to notice is that the current conflict against the Palestinians has its roots in history.

For some reason most people forget that the occupation of Palestine was initiated by Zionists on what they claim to be religious principles.

The creation of the Zionist entity has been based on what is described as the divine concept of the Promised Land. Interpreting the book of Genesis (17:7 – 9) of the Old Testament, Zionists say the land of Canaan forever belongs to the Jewish people. “And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

“And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.”

These verses provide, in their opinion, the primary basis for the Promised Land concept.

But this is not the view of all Jews. Many Orthodox Jews and groups such as the Neturei Karta object to the Zionist interpretation and state that the “covenant” was based solely upon the people’s obedience to the Will of God.

The Torah spells in detail that if the covenant were to be broken, Jews would be punished horribly and exiled. And yet twice they failed in their task. Each time as a punishment, the Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed and the Jews were exiled.

Some maintain that the second Jewish exile still continues to this day. The Arabs entered the covenant with Ishmael and the Hebrews with Isaac, both of whom were the descendents of the Prophet Abraham (PBUH). Therefore, even according to the Jewish concept of the Promised Land, Arabs and Hebrews should own the land equally as the descendants of Abraham.

Israel is currently intensifying its attacks on Gaza, claiming that Hamas rockets present a tangible strategic threat. It is common knowledge that Hamas does not have state-of-the-art weapons and therefore does not pose the threat Israel has portrayed it as posing. The real problem is whether Hamas will continue to threaten Israel by questioning its existential legitimacy.

The ongoing presence of Hamas on the political stage in the Middle East shows that the Zionist regime is falling short of its main objective — to legitimize the occupation of Palestine in the region. In fact, Israelis have even been struggling to legitimize the occupation within their own society and among non-Zionist Jews.

Israeli-American scholar Robert (Yisrael) Aumann has even gone so far as to say that Israel may not be capable of continuing to exist in the long run.

“Too many Jews don’t understand why they are here, If we don’t understand why we are here, and that we are not America or just a place in which to live, we will not survive, The desire to live like all the nations will sustain us maybe another 50 years, if we are still here,” the winner of the Nobel Prize for economics was quoted by the Haaretz daily on November 17th 2006 as saying.

This is precisely why Israel always requires that regional countries promise recognition as the primary clause in their contacts.

It is thus necessary for the international community to address the issue of the hijacking of the Jewish faith by the Zionist movement or their will be no tactical solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian problem. “””


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