Finally, after a 64-year delay, the UN has approved organizing a conference to examine the damages suffered by people who were displaced from their native land, forced into exile, and dispossessed.
Did you think the refugees in question are the millions of Palestinians, some still living in refugees camps in Lebanon and many scattered in neighboring countries and elsewhere in the world, or those expulsed more than once and living in internal exile in that final outpost, the hopeless Palestinian Ultima Thule, Gaza?
You were wrong.
Did you think the refugees about to be dispensed justice are millions of Iraqis who escaped death and took refuge wherever they could while their country was devastated by the barbaric assault wrought upon it by the US and its “coalition of the willing” to fulfil the Oded Yinon Plan?
Perhaps you were thinking they are the refugees from Lybia, or Syria, all part of the of the PNAC plan? Still wrong.
A request from representatives of Arab countries to be allowed to have a table at the entrance of the conference hall to distribute statements to the press was denied.
The conference was organized by the Israeli Foreign Ministry and Israel’s special envoy to the UN. The UN officially accepted the conference’s aims to achieve justice for “Jewish refugees displaced from the Arab world” who, according to Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Dani Ayalon, “were expelled and tortured, and their rights were taken away.”
“We are talking about a 64 year delay”, he said, “But it is never too late to achieve historic justice”.
Senior UN officials and ambassadors of various European States, and the United States, are participating in the conference.
Israeli Envoy at the United Nations, Ron Prosor, delivered a speech at the conference demanding the United Nations to establish a center for studying and documenting the issue of Jewish refugees, and demanding the U.N to help the Jewish
refugees in providing their testimonies regarding what happened to them, and to “recognize the humanitarian crisis they faced. Jewish refugees deserve justice”, he said, “Israel is acting on achieving this justice on their behalf.”
One more question:
Do you think Israel is about to commit one great act of atonement for the jewish new year and come clean about the terrorist acts carried out by its agents against synagogues in Iraq and elsewhere to frighten the local jews still unwilling to make “allyah” and convince them that Israel is the only safe heaven for them?
No, no such atonement coming up. Israel, on the contrary, plans to demand reparations from the Arab countries for the jews who emigrated from their native Arab lands to Israel through zionist terror.
Prosor said that the United Nations and the international community remained idle regarding the issue of Jewish refugees, and that “the time has come for demanding the Arab countries to take responsibility, and admit the fact that they expelled around a million Jewish refugees, and confiscated their property”.
Testimonies are to be provided by several Jewish citizens of Israel, who immigrated to the country from different Arab states.
Israel has never taken responsibility for displacing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, destroying hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages,and transforming an entire population into a population of refugees, a criminal action it continues to carry out in the West Bank now. It is also refusing to recognize Palestinian Right of Return in violation of international laws and the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israel is continuing to make Palestinian refugees every day and bulldozing their homes, destroying their orchards and property, stealing their land.
Apparently, just as there is no holocaust but the Holocaust™, there are no Arab refugees, only jewish refugees, and the term “reparations” will probably be soon appropriated as well.
Just when one might have thought the reparations scheme had run out of countries, just when you thought that perhaps the bold act of Hungary
to demand their money back* might be the last nail in their coffin, the extortion shape shifters called reparations strike again!
If chutzpah were measured on the Richter scale, this conference would score a “10.”
Yet it is not a discordant note; it is on a continuum of Israeli and jewish power behavior so if in that moral universe this is natural behavior, why blame Israelis/jews? It is like blaming water for flowing downhill and trying to shame it into stopping. Blame the terrain. And build some digs!
*It pained Elie Wiesel
so much that he returned a Hungarian award (made of some cheap, base metal) he had received earlier in the year.