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Sultan Knish ^ | May 23, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 05/23/2021 10:38:02 AM PDT by silent majority rising

In 1948, the armies of seven Arab nations invaded Israel. They failed to wipe out the newly reborn nation, but Jordan occupied part of Jerusalem and ethnically cleansed its Jews.

Among the former Jewish neighborhoods was a small area named Shimon HaTzadik or Simon the Righteous after a high priest who became famous for talking Alexander the Great out of putting up an idol in the Temple. The Arab Muslim colonists who had occupied the area however called it Sheikh Jarrah after an associate of the Iraqi invader Saladin.

Saladin had invaded Israel some 1500 years after Shimon HaTzadik’s death. His associate settled in Jerusalem and died there. A mosque was built over the house of the invader, Jarrah, which later gave its name to the neighborhood when the Husseini family set up shop there in the 19th century. Hitler’s Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, grew up in the first house in the neighborhood.

Seven years after he got a pledge from Hitler to invade and kill all the Jews, the Islamic leader tried to finish the job with the Army of the Sacred Jihad backed by thousands of Muslim Brotherhood Jihadis. Aside from blowing up the newspaper that would later be known as the Jerusalem Post, the Jihadis performed poorly in battle and fell apart when their commander, another Husseini, was killed trying to cut off Israeli supply convoys to the siege of Jerusalem.

The Jordanians desecrated the synagogues of East Jerusalem, used Jewish tombstones to pave roads, and seized Jewish property through their Custodian of Enemy Property.

In 1956, UNRWA worked with the Jordanian occupiers to settle “Palestinian refugees” in this Jewish neighborhood. The UN agency had been entirely dedicated to caring for the Arab Muslim settlers who had failed in their invasion of Israel and was settling them in violation of international law in the homes of the Jewish residents who had fled the illegal occupation.

Once the UNRWA had “resettled” its “refugees” in homes stolen from their Jewish owners through ethnic cleansing, it deemed them to no longer be refugees. The actual refugees however were the Jewish residents who had their homes stolen by the UNRWA.

The only thing more disturbing than a UN agency collaborating in ethnic cleansing was that after Israel liberated and unified Jerusalem, the illegal Arab Muslim occupiers of the homes not only refused to leave, but their right to remain in homes stolen from their Jewish inhabitants was taken up by the UN and the international community. Not to mention a lot of lawyers.

It took the original Jewish owners five years to even win legal rights to the homes in court. But they didn't actually get the property back. In an attempt to avoid just the kind of international incident going on now, the Israeli authorities brokered a deal in which the Muslim squatters would pay rent and accept the legal rights of the Jewish owners of the trusts.

The rent on the homes was a fraction of what they would go for on the open market. But even that money was never actually paid. The next three decades were spent trying to evict the illegal Muslim settlers who wouldn't pay rent or leave.

The recent court decision on evictions, which was used by Hamas and the PLO as a pretext for the war that they had been planning on starting anyway, is the latest in a string of legal decisions over these homes going back 50 years.

These decisions came from independent courts, not the Netanyahu government, in a legal battle that began when he was a college student studying at MIT. There isn’t a single argument for why the Jewish trusts that owned the homes should have lost the right to them when Jordan invaded and seized those homes, or why the UNRWA’s decision to illegally collaborate in ethnic cleansing by settling members of an occupying nation in those homes was legal.

All their arguments come down to shouting, “apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing” when the only time there was apartheid and ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem was under Arab Muslim occupation.

Every anti-Israel radical in public office from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and the rest of the gang have denounced evictions from ‘Sheikh Jarrah’.

"We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. Israeli forces are forcing families from their homes," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tweeted.

"The evictions of Palestinian families must not go forward,” Bernie Sanders ranted.

“The Administration should make clear to the Israeli government that these evictions are illegal and must stop immediately,” Senator Elizabeth Warren declared. Despite being a lawyer, she declined to identify how the Israeli court ruling was "illegal".

The Biden administration also got into the act.

“We are deeply concerned about the potential eviction of Palestinian families in the Silwan neighborhood and in Sheikh Jarrah, many of whom have lived in their homes for generations," State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter, a former cheerleader who had falsely accused America of genocide, claimed.

The only way to argue that the homes were “theirs” is by recognizing the legitimacy of occupation and ethnic cleansing, at least when it’s practiced by Muslim invading armies.

The moral principle for which AOC, Sanders, Warren, and the State Department are fighting is that when Arab Muslims drive out the Jews and seize their homes, it’s their property now.

The entire legal basis for the court case by the squatters is their claim that the property had been given to them by Jordan’s Custodian of Enemy Property office. This claim has standing in Israeli courts which chose to wrongly recognize those seizures. And so the court cases have revolved around whether the squatters could ever prove that an illegal occupying power had transferred title to them during its ethnic cleansing campaign. The squatters couldn’t even meet this low bar because they were never given title to the homes, but the vicissitudes of local real estate law aside, there’s still the invasion, the illegal occupation and the ethnic cleansing.

When AOC, Warren, Sanders, Tlaib, Omar, the UN, and the Biden administration treat the occupiers of Sheikh Jarrah as the rightful owners, they’re defending ethnic cleansing.

And it should be called what it is.

The fundamental issue at stake in Shimon HaTzadik and Sheikh Jarrah are crystal clear. Unlike some parts of Israel where territory changed hands in more complex ways, we know exactly what happened and why it happened. And those simple facts tell a story of the UNRWA’s complicity in the ethnic cleansing of Jews, not just today when it serves as a storehouse for Hamas missiles and an employment agency for Hamas propagandists, but back in the 50s.

Jews were ethnically cleansed from Jerusalem after an invasion and occupation. The United Nations, through UNRWA, violated international law by taking part in population transfer by an occupying power which had expelled the indigenous population. This is the charge that the UN and the anti-Israel politicians and media have repeatedly lobbed at Israel.

And they’re the ones guilty of it.

Their Sheikh Jarrah argument is that ethnic cleansing and occupation are moral and legal when Arab Muslim armies do it. It’s that Arab Muslim squatters who moved into Jewish homes in 1956 had gained an immutable moral right to live in them by 1967 that outweighed those of the Jewish trusts which had owned them since the 19th century.

There’s no better way to show the hypocritical double standards of an anti-Israel movement that cries about occupation, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid while practicing those very things.

AOC, Sanders, Warren, the UN, the Quarter, the EU, and the Biden administration are demanding that the Arab Muslim occupation of Jerusalem continue. They are ordering a free country to overturn the legal ruling of a court in case that goes back to the 1970s because they believe that Arab Muslim occupiers have a right to live in Jerusalem… and Jews don’t.

That’s what this was about in 1948. That’s still what it’s about in 2021.

The occupiers cry about the “occupation” and the ethnic cleansers cry about “ethnic cleansing” as they fight to bring back the state of apartheid that drove the Jews out of Jerusalem.

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With permission from the author, Daniel Greenfield. The Land has belonged to Israel every since God gave it to them. It has been stolen from them by the Babylonians, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims, Turkish Ottoman, and occupied by the British, French, Arabs, and Turks, and anyone else who wished to possess the "possession". There has never been a Palestian State, nor a Palestinian 'people', only those occupants in the possession who were 'deemed' the conquered by the Romans (Palestina Region), the Muslims, the Turkish Ottomans, and the Brits, who reclaimed the name "Palestine" from the Roman occupation in 66 until displaced by the Muslims in the 7th Century. The Palestinians have never had a valid claim to the land, period, and have AlWAYS been invented and designated by the worldly empires.
1 posted on 05/23/2021 10:38:02 AM PDT by silent majority rising
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The stench from the UN is worse than the fish market that was demolished to build this glorified VIP lounge for dictators and terrorists. The Secretariat Bldg is 525ft. Who knew 🐂💩 can pile so high? Throw the bums out, sell the site to the Trumps for $1 and let them negotiate with the Mohawks to convert it into a resort and casino.

2 posted on 05/23/2021 10:52:18 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (Virtue signalling is no virtue)
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The US being the global empire, I can’t help but thinking this new war is immediately the result of the puppet Biden’s take-over of power in Washington DC

3 posted on 05/23/2021 10:52:59 AM PDT by PGR88
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It's time for Gentiles / Christians to realize that the Bible says we are to unite as "two sticks" and become one." The stick of Ephraim/Israel and the stick of Judah/the Jewish people.

UNITE and defend our brothers!!

4 posted on 05/23/2021 11:00:11 AM PDT by high info voter
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5 posted on 05/23/2021 11:22:56 AM PDT by Conservat1
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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

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6 posted on 05/23/2021 11:30:01 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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The United Nations admitted Israel as a member in 1949 and has been doing its best to destroy Israel ever since.

7 posted on 05/23/2021 11:58:31 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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The only way to argue that the homes were “theirs” is by recognizing the legitimacy of occupation and ethnic cleansing, at least when it’s practiced by Muslim invading armies. The moral principle for which AOC, Sanders, Warren, and the State Department are fighting is that when Arab Muslims drive out the Jews and seize their homes, it’s their property now.

Leftwing 'logic' from hell...

8 posted on 05/23/2021 12:43:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Liz Cheney: There was NO VOTER FRAUD Winston. YOU agree Winston? How many fingers Winston...?)
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Churchill was right regarding islam and rabies.

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10 posted on 05/23/2021 3:16:16 PM PDT by lizma2
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Sending to some brain-locked friends.


11 posted on 05/23/2021 4:33:23 PM PDT by Loud Mime (A living and breathing Constitution empowers evil; living and breathing Commandments do was well. )
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Just because Mr. Greenfield displays “bad netiquette” and types his headline in all-caps doesn’t mean you have to bring his rudeness here.

12 posted on 05/23/2021 7:14:06 PM PDT by Paal Gulli
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To accept the palestinian position on Sheikh Jarrah one must accept the proposition that expulsion of civilians and confiscation of their property is neither a war crime nor genocide when committed on Jews. And that recovery is impossible. Needless to say the dems speaking out on this are also horrified at Jews attempts to recover property seized by Nazi Germany. Consistency requires it. And, of course, silent on the confiscation of property and expulsion of millenia old communities by various Arab nation.

13 posted on 05/24/2021 6:46:38 AM PDT by SJackson (Whom will insane lust for power spare, if it dares violate ties of kin & friendship? Dominic Mancini)
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