“The Palestinians are not like us. Their fight is not our fight. We natives believe in bringing about change peacefully and we refuse to be affiliated with anyone who engages in violence targeting civilians. I cannot remain silent and allow the Palestinians to gain credibility at our expense by claiming commonality with us.““I cannot stand by while they trivialize our plight by tying it to theirs, which is largely self-inflicted. Our population of over 65 million was violently reduced to a mere 10 million, a slaughter unprecedented in human history. To compare that in whatever way to the Palestinians’ story is deeply offensive to me. The Palestinians did lose the land they claim is theirs, but they were repeatedly given the opportunity to build their state on it and to partner with the Jews — and they persistently refused peace overtures and chose war. We were never given that chance. We never made that choice.“
“Various anti-Israel groups argue that the Palestinians are like Israel’s “Native Americans. However, the truth of the matter is that the Jewish people are the closest thing to an indigenous people within the Holy Land, while the Palestinian Arabs ancestors sprung out from centers of empire.
Despite all of the facts proving the contrary, some anti-Israel activists have falsely compared the Palestinians to the Native Americans. For example, during this year’s Palestinian Solidarity Week at the University of Maryland at College Park, the UMD Students for Justice in Palestine hosted a lecture titled “Two Trails of Tears: From Turtle Island to Palestine.” In this lecture, the UMD Students for Justice in Palestine held a discussion on “settler colonialism, ethnic cleansing, broken treaties and racist policies as a form of systematic oppression for the Palestinian and Native American peoples.”
Unfortunately, the UMD Students for Justice in Palestine is not the only anti-Israel group to seek to compare the Palestinian cause to the Native American struggle. This type of rhetoric disregards Jewish history within the Land of Israel dating back to antiquity and is an attempt to re-write history by anti-Israel groups in order to belittle the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel. This propaganda is so popular among anti-Israel groups that in one anti-Israel protest outside of Nablus, Palestinians even dressed up like Native Americans in order to make a political point. Many Native American’s find this offensive and an unethical form of cultural appropriation.”
Then, there’s THIS little-spoken of effort at Genocide by islam
“Marlene: First Nations are split on Israel. Many are with the BDS groups. I remember reading a few years ago how muslims were encouraged to meet Natives on dating sites in order to infiltrate Native communities, marry the girls to produce muslim kids and eventually get the groups on board with Islam and BDS campaign.
The story was published in Québec media. Today, I can say that Natives in universities tend to side with Hamas and are active in BDS. I met a Native guy on a dating site. Didn’t last long… a 3-minute phone call and he hung up when I mentioned I was pro-Israel.”
The points below…do they sound familiar to you, my Brothers, Sisters, Cousins??
“Despite all Palestinian propaganda points to the contrary, the Palestinians are not Israel’s “Native Americans.” In fact, the Jewish people, composed of the twelve tribes of Israel, not Muslim Palestinian Arabs, made up the majority of the population in Israel up until 135 CE, when the Jewish people through massacres, brutal oppression, persecutions, and ethnic cleansing were forcibly made into a minority within their own country. Just like the Native Americans, the fact that Jews were made into a minority within their own country does not rob them of their indigenous status nor does it imply that they abandoned their country.“
“In fact, Jews continued to live in Israel throughout history, regardless of which regime was in power. The Jewish Virtual Library estimates that in 1517, well before the Zionist movement existed, there were only around 300,000 people living in Eretz Yisrael, where 5,000 of them were Jewish. According to the Ottoman Turkish Census of 1893, there were 371,959 Muslims, 42,689 Christians, and about 9,000 Jews living in Israel. These statistics demonstrate that Jews were living in the Land of Israel well before Zionism and the Balfour Declaration. “
“Muslims were never the sole inhabitants of the land like the Native Americans were in the United States & Canada.”
Yes, VERY familiar-sounding, isn’t it…here’s why…
“According to Ward Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, 12 million Native Americans used to inhabit North America in 1500. They were the continent’s first original indigenous human inhabitants and some of the tribes referred to their ancestral homeland as Turtle’s Island. Yet today, after experiencing massacres, persecutions, outright racism, ethnic cleansing, systematic oppression, and having their traditional lands colonized by European settlers who refused to permit them to live beside them even if they were peaceful and adopted aspects of European culture, their population size was reduced to 237,000 by 1900.“
“During the infamous Trail of Tears, about 20,000 Cherokees were forcefully expelled from their homes and sent on a death march, where up to 8,000 of them perished. The Cherokee nation endured all of this suffering, despite the fact that they were very much assimilated into the society, rejected utilizing violence, and had legal documents in their possession demonstrating what land was supposed to belong to them. It was one of the darkest chapters in American history.”
Now, why should Native Americans NOT allow ourselves to be conned and bullied and coerced by Politically-Correct Leftists with not a dram of genuine facts to back their ‘BDS’ movement?
Here is why…
“Indeed, the Jewish people, who have always sympathized with the oppressed and have a history of assisting the Native Americans in their just struggle for civil and human rights. In 1973, over 500 Native American activists were jailed after battling with American forces at Wounded Knee.
Over 80 percent of the lawyers assisting these Native American activists were Jewish. Israel has also formed a close relationship with the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. Israel assists them with agriculture and trade, and the Coushatta have shown their appreciation by recognizing May 14th, Israel’s Independence Day, as a national Coushatta holiday.
The Coushatta nation, like many other Native Americans, feel a special bond with the Jewish people due to the fact that both peoples have endured centuries of persecution, relocation and prejudice, while holding on to a strong commitment to their ancestral homeland.“
By now, if any of you Leftist, wrong-headed, false-talking ‘BDS’ types have even bothered to read this far, you’re likely pretty pissed-off…
Good, and we will see you expose your True Heart-of-Hatred on Twitter and other social media. But, you need to know this:
The First Native Nations stands with Israel, who has always been a Friend to us, who has always Listened and done what they could for us when we had little or nothing to gift back.
TRUE Native Americans stand with their Friends and family, we give our blood for them, as often that is all we have to give…and is most precious as it is Life.
The FNN was welcomed by Israel, when we opened Diplomatic Contact, as an experiment, just-to-see, we tried with ‘palestine’ and got a reply that was insulting, and made it clear that ‘palestine’ is NO friend of any Native American. But, they are quick to twist and pervert Native American history for their anti-Israel campaign.
On that, ‘palestine’ has two choices, as does BDS;
They can CEASE using our history, name and identity as a people for their twisted game and perversions of such to serve their games.
They will pay the price and Consequences for defying this polite request.
We are NOT your ‘toys’, and we are not to be ‘used’ or trifled with.
The FNN has been preparing to step forth into the world and take our Rightful Place on the world stage, a place that is LONG overdue. Since the end of WW2, we have been Quiet, preparing, learning, Watching, studying and thinking about the outside and greater world.
We have learned well, Prepared, and we know who Lies, who speaks Truth, and who our Friends are, as well as our Enemies.
By all means, laugh at us and insult/disparage/denigrate us as you have for many-times-many decades…and enjoy it.
You will only be able to laugh for so much longer.
“We will meet The Wendigo that we were fore-warned was coming. We will meet it as Bear and Wolf…but with hands of Men, and weapons of the modern world.”
An interesting questionnaire for Palestinian Advocates By Yashiko Sagamori
If you are so sure that ” Palestine , the country, goes back through most of recorded history,” I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of Palestine :
- When was it founded and by whom?
- What were its borders?
- What was its capital?
- What were its major cities?
- What constituted the basis of its economy?
- What was its form of government?
- Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
- Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?
- What was the language of the country of Palestine ?
- What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine ?
- What was the name of its currency? Choose any date in history and tell what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese yuan on that date.
- And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?
You are lamenting the “low sinking” of a “once proud” nation. Please tell me, when exactly was that “nation” proud and what was it so proud of?
And here is the least sarcastic question of all: If the people you mistakenly call “Palestinians” are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over — or thrown out of — the Arab world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they never try to become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War?
I hope you avoid the temptation to trace the modern day “Palestinians” to the Biblical Philistines: substituting etymology for history won’t work here.