David Horowitz - Confronting the Anti-Israel Jihad on Campus: (snippets)
I’ve given 400 speeches on university campuses, yet I’ve been invited only three times by members of university faculties. Three out of 400. I assure you this experience is not exceptional or unique among conservative speakers. The Left should be ashamed of itself for working so assiduously to deny their students the opportunity to hear the other side of these important debates. But we should not forget that leftists are totalitarians, and therefore we should not be surprised by these behaviors. [...]Do read it all.
The Left does not want to be in a room with anyone who is ready to point out that these self-proclaimed champions of women and gays and minorities are acting in solidarity with Islamic Nazis who oppress women and are determined to cleanse the world of gays and Jews.
This explains why I am hated by the Muslim Students Association and Students for Justice for Palestine, and their progressive allies like Jewish Voice for Peace. I am hated because I have exposed them as agents of the Muslim Brotherhood, supporters of Hamas, and willing accomplices to the genocidal agendas of the Palestinian cause. The Muslim Brotherhood spawned al-Qaeda, created Hamas, and supported Hitler in the ’30s and ’40s. Its founder, Hassan al-Banna, said in 1948 that if the Jews create a state, Muslims would push the Jews into the sea. Its spiritual leader today, Yusef Qaradawi, says that Muslims will finish the job [...]
Israel is in fact the only country that is not an apartheid state. Most of the Arab countries of the Middle East exclude Palestinians, which is why the Palestinian refugee camps are still filled 63 years after the 1948 war. There were 800,000 Jewish refugees from Arab states as a result of that war, but they have all been re-settled in Israel. The head of the Palestine Authority has said no Jews will be allowed to live in the Palestinian West Bank. [...]
I want to read some of the statements recently made by Hamas leaders, now part of a unity coalition representing all Palestinians. If, during the question period, there is anybody from Jewish Voice for Peace who wants to explain these quotes and how, as Jews, they could embrace a movement that lives by them, be my guest.
The head of Hamas, Mahmoud al-Zahar, recently said, “There is no place for you Jews among us and you have no future among the nations of the world. You are headed to annihilation.” The speaker of the Hamas-controlled Gaza parliament said this: “Be certain that America is on its way to disappear. Make us victorious over the infidel people. Allah take hold of the Jews and their allies, Allah take hold of the Americans and their allies, Allah count them and kill them to the last one and don’t leave even one.” That’s everybody in this room, in case you didn’t get his point. [...]
Israel was not created on any land that belonged to Arabs, let alone “Palestinians.” Israel was created on land that belonged to the Turks for 400 years before the birth of the Jewish State. Four hundred years is longer than America has been in existence. The Arab claim has less justification than the claim of the Iroquois to New York. If one is going to roll back the map 400 years, why not 1,000 or 2,000? The land that is Israel today was owned by the Turks and the Turks are not Arabs, and certainly not Palestinians.
How many people under the age of 25 in this room know this fact, that Israel was created on land belonging to the Turks? I see by your hands that there are about ten. Out of more than several hundred. Some education you’re all getting at this university. For those of you new to this history, the Turks could not prevent this transfer from taking place because they had chosen the wrong side in World War I and were defeated. One of the rules of war is that when you lose, the victors get to redraw the map. This also applies to aggressors in war. The Arabs of Jordan and of all the Arab states bordering Israel launched, not one, but three wars of aggression against the Jewish State. By all the laws of international warfare, the Jews had every right to expel all the Arabs from the West Bank and Gaza. But in fact they didn’t.
After World War II, the entire region of East Prussia – the industrial heartland of Germany – was taken from Germany and given to Poland. That was because they had invaded Poland three times in a century. Twelve million Germans were removed from Prussia and from the homes and lands which they had occupied for nearly a thousand years. That was their punishment for being aggressors, like the Arabs.
There were other nations created out of the ruins of the Turkish empire — Arab nations: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan. Jordan is 70 percent made up of the same ethnic people who live on the West Bank and in Gaza — in other words, Palestinian Arabs. But they are ruled by a Hashemite minority. Where are the calls for the liberation of the Palestinians of Jordan? There are none. Nobody calling for the liberation of Palestine is interested in the self-determination of Palestine. Their first priority is getting rid of the Jews. “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free.” The Jordan River is the eastern boundary of Israel, the Mediterranean Sea is the boundary to the West. In other words, Palestinian freedom is synonymous with Israel’s destruction. Who can fail to understand this?
Even the word “Palestine” is not Arabic. It is Latin. The Romans gave the region around the Jordan the name “Palestine” as a humiliation for the Jews whom they had just conquered nearly 2,000 years ago. The name referred to the Philistines, who were the Jews’ enemies but were not Arabs. There were no Arabs in the area until 500 years later. Throughout the subsequent two thousand years, there has never been a political entity or state or country called “Palestine.” The idea of such a country was invented in 1964, fifteen years after Israel’s birth.
In 1948 when Israel was created, there was no Arab people self-identified as “Palestinians.” The Palestinian national identity was invented in 1964 with the creation of the Palestine Liberation Organization. In 1949, after the Arab war against Israel, Jordan annexed the West Bank and the so-called Palestinian homeland disappeared from the map. [...]
The Palestinian cause is not about Palestinians. If it was, there would be a liberation movement in Jordan and protests against the bans on Palestinian immigration to other Arab states. It is about pushing the Jews into the sea. That is why there has been no peace in the Middle East, why the Arabs rejected the creation of a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza in 1948, and the offer of 98% of what they claimed to be asking for from Clinton and Barak in 2000. The terms were intolerable to them in both cases because they included a Jewish state, however tiny – in fact less than 0.02% of the entire land mass of the Arab Middle East. The Arab Middle East must be Judenrein. That is the true agenda of the Arabs and their supporters on the Left.