Editor’s note: Joseph Farah, along with “The Harbinger” author Jonathan Cahn, is leading a tour of 400 in Israel through Nov. 17. All of his columns during this period will focus on the big issues facing Israel – along with some shocking facts you won’t find anywhere else.
It’s tough to get consensus on what’s wrong and what’s right these days.
But there’s one thing almost all civilized people can agree on – “ethnic cleansing” is bad. “Ethnic cleansing” is defined as a policy of eliminating unwanted ethnic or religious groups by deportation, forcible displacement, mass murder or by threats of such acts, with the intent of creating a territory inhabited by people of a homogeneous or pure ethnicity, religion, culture and history.
The U.S. led a NATO attack against Serbia in the 1990s on the mere accusation it was involved in ethnic cleansing policies directed against Muslims.
Nevertheless, even with this broad consensus opposing ethnic cleansing, there’s one place in the world nearly everyone supports ethnic cleansing.
It’s in the lands known as Judea and Samaria on the West Bank of the Jordan River under the administration of the Palestinian Authority. There – and only there – does the entire international community favor the complete elimination of all Jewish residents by deportation and forcible displacement if not by mass murder or threats of such acts.
That’s because the Palestinian Authority insists that the “Palestinian state” it seeks to create be 100 percent “Judenrein,” as Hitler would say – free of Jews. And that’s OK with all those supporting the concept of creating a new state based on ethnic cleansing and bigotry that would make Himmler blush.
Did you know this is a prerequisite for a Palestinian state?
Very few do.
It is simply never discussed in the media.
It is the only place in the world where it is perfectly acceptable to insist on the eradication of residents of a particular religious or ethnic background.
This is one of the great untold stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In any other part of the world, this kind of racist, anti-Semitic effort at ethnically cleansing a region would be roundly condemned by all civilized people. Yet, because most people simply don’t understand the clear, official plan by the Arab leaders to force out all Jews from the new Palestinian state, those leaders retains a degree of sympathy, even political support, from much of the world.
Think about what I am saying: It is the official policy of the Palestinian Authority that all Jews must get off the land! Why is the United States supporting the creation of a new, racist, anti-Semitic hate state? Why is the civilized world viewing this as a prescription for peace in the region? Why is this considered an acceptable idea?
Is there any other place in the world where that kind of official policy of racism and ethnic cleansing is tolerated – even condoned?
Why are the rules different in the Middle East? Why are the rules different for Arabs? Why are the rules different for Muslims?
Why do we accept as a fait accompli that Jews should be forced off their land in the coming state of Palestine?
Why are U.S. tax dollars supporting the racist, anti-Semitic entity known as the Palestinian Authority?
What would you say if I told you the United States is backing a plan to uproot forcibly people from their homes because they are Muslim?
By the way, if you think I’m exaggerating about the official policy of the Palestinian Authority that all Jews must leave their future Palestinian state, just remember what happened before Israel transferred Gaza to the Arabs: All the Jewish homes and communities had to be destroyed and the Jews evacuated by force.
That’s because the monsters who control the Palestinian Authority, even the so-called “moderates,” demand that all Jews leave. Jews will simply be unwelcome in this future Palestinian state. End of story. It’s a non-negotiable demand.
Isn’t that the definition of ethnic cleansing?