Whenever there is a debate about what happens in Palestine, and what kind of hell the Palestinians endure under the Israeli occupation, there is always a Zionist volunteer ready and armoured with the same sentence “Isn’t it enough that Israel is THE ONLY DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST?”
I don’t know who offered Israel such a description and who granted Israel such an honour.
While Palestinians were counting their 240 sick people who died in Gaza as a result of the Israeli siege, Israel’s Prime Minister Shimon Perez celebrated his 85th birthday at Demona atomic power plant. Was he sending the world a certain message having in mind that Israel was and still is nagging the USA to do all it can to prevent Iran from developing its atomic programme?
Going back 39 years ago to this day, Israel burned Al-Aqsa Mosque. Palestinians are still, as they were then, struggling to stay alive, and keep what is left of their identity. Many of them resisted all the direct and indirect methods used to empty the land of what remains of its indigenous people and dissolve its identity. While Israel is still doing the impossible to bring every person it can who claims he is a Jew to come and settle in Palestine, regardless of his origins, or when he embraced Judaism. It is offering such total strangers a piece of Palestine’s liver on a gold platter. This policy has nothing to do with religion or human reasons; it is the war of demographic policies and numbers.
Today the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced that he decided to bring 7,232 Indians who claim they descended from a long lost Jewish group called Bnei Menashe. He never acknowledged that I descended from Abraham, as many Palestinians are, since we are Semites and Abraham - peace be upon him - is our grandfather. Olmert chooses who he acknowledges his ancestors to be and they will have something to do with Palestine upon Zionist calculations.