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After the war in Gaza ended last week, a very interesting report caught my attention. The leaders of France, Germany, England, Spain, Italy and the president of the European Union met with Israel’s prime minister only ONE day after the war in Gaza ended. They wined and dined with the butcher himself just few hours after he finished slaughtering young children. What is more interesting was the comment of Italy’s prime minister. He said,” I am very pleased to be here this evening to express my support, together with the other European leaders. As far as my country and I am concerned, we have always stood beside you. We feel for the hardships you must face.You certainly remember that Italy always stood beside you, even when Israel was the only democracy in the Middle East. This is because of our shared values, our aspiration for freedom, our cultures and our free market rules.

What shared values are these? Can you try to imagine how an ordinary Arab would think when he sees all of those European leaders honoring a murderer shortly after he finished killing more than 410 Arab children? For us it seems that the West will never treat us with the same dignity and respect as they treat their own citizens or the citizens of their apple of the eye, Israel!

Anyway, I also wanted to share another interesting article I read in the Guardian about some of the atrocities that happened in Gaza during the war. What took my attention the most were the following things:

“But most disturbing of all was the graffiti they daubed on the walls of the ground floor. Some was in Hebrew, but much was naively written in English: “Arabs need 2 die”, “Die you all”, “Make war not peace”, “1 is down, 999,999 to go”, and scrawled on an image of a gravestone the words: “Arabs 1948-2009”.

There were several sketches of the Star of David flag. “Gaza here we are,” it said in English next to one.”

Dear reader, I am sure you think,” So what? These are childish behaviors of young men and they do not express the general feelings of Israelis toward the Arabs!” I will now share what some of Israel’s most influential men have said about the Arabs and the Palestinians only as examples of how they real feel about us.

“One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.” – Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 in N.Y. Times, Feb. 28, 1994, p. 1.

“All of the Palestinians must be killed: men, women, infants and even their beasts” – Rabbi Yisrael Rosen, director Tsomet Institute, Israeli ‘Haaretz

“We must use terror, assassination, land confiscation and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population” Israel Koenig, ‘The Koenig Memorandum

“Let’s hope for a new war with the Arab countries so that we may finally get rid of our troubles and acquire our space” Moshe Dayan, ‘Israel’s Sacred Terrorism’

“It is important that the Palestinians are made to understand, in the deepest recesses of their consciousness, that they are a defeated people.” – Moshe Yaalon, Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces in 2002

Finally, I’d like to quote some comments made by Israel’s former chief rabbi, Ovadia Yosef. He is the spiritual leader of Shas party which is the 3rd largest party in the Israeli parliament and is participating in the current Israeli government. According to Wikipedia he is “generally considered one of the most important halakhic authorities. In particular, he is widely considered as the ultimate halakhic authority for Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews.”

Now let us see what that great leader and religious scholar said:

 “It is forbidden to be merciful to Arabs. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable,” and, “The Lord shall return the Arabs’ deeds on their own heads, waste their seed and exterminate them, devastate them and vanish them from this world.” 

“In the old city of Jerusalem they [Arabs] are swarming like ants. They should go to hell — and the Messiah will speed them on their way.”

Rabbi Yosef also generated controversy in 2000 when he declared that Prime Minister Ehud Barak has “no sense” because he is trying to make peace with the Palestinians, which he likened to another senseless act, attempting to make peace between a human and an animal such as a “snake”, which is motivated by instincts that cannot be overridden, asking, “Will we make peace with a snake?”

I know in the Western media they tell you that Palestinians are teaching hatred to their children. But really who are the ones who are teaching hatred to their children? Do they tell you about these kind of comments made by Israelis? Do you still think that what the Israeli soldiers did does not represent what they are taught in their society?