Friday, January 23, 2009
President Obama, do the right thing! Appointing pro-Israeli hawks isn't change we can believe in.
One of the greatest myths created by the zionist movement is the claim that zionism is a fulfillment of the historical aspiration of every jew to return to Palestine. By the year 250 B.C., Alexandria, Egypt contained the largest number of jews in the world; most had fled from Palestine.
These Palestinian Jews would never return to Jerusalem. As Judaism spread due to vigorous proselytizing, Jewish communities, which emerged in Yemen, India, China, Italy and France, never considered migrating to Jerusalem or Palestine.
Even during the periods of extreme persecution, such as under the Romans at various times, and under the Spaniards after the demise of Islamic Rule in the Iberian Peninsula, there was never a movement to migrate to Palestine.
The Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition went to other parts of Europe, to North Africa, and to other regions of the Islamic world.
The central idea of Zionism, an organized worldwide Jewish migration to Palestine, has no precedence in Jewish history.
Zionist occupation of Palestine has no moral, historical or religious basis.