Israel gets it in the neck with boring regularity from the UN. The totally negative attitude seeps down even to Oz Universities where one finds the scummiest sorts of anti-semitic, bearded lefties in the engine room of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions slime-pit.
It is as if the Israel-Palestine issue were the only game in town in this inceasingly blinkered and going mad world of ours. I say 'ours', barely acknowledging that I have to live cheek by jowl with 7 billion mostly mad buggers despite trying hard to make a living as a hermit. Many of my customers seem similarly afflicted with dismay.
But our friend Denis Prager was not about to let an opportunity go by without reminding those BDS folk that they too have other protest, chanting and spitting opportunities that they might consider for, say, every other weekend.
You see, the creation of Israel in the mid 1940's happened not in isolation. Go a tad further east and it this 'Nation-Birthing was happening in the great Sub-Continent at the same time.
The British who had tried hard to civilise the natives in Arabic lands, had been trying for an even longer time in India, and frankly had done a damned fine job. But, as ever, the poor British ended up with the 'Damned' and left the 'Fine' to others.
Pushed and shoved by bankrupcy after WW2 and by the freedom-loving ally America who disapproved of Britain having an Empire while they did not, Britain reluctantly disembarked from the Sub-Continent ship while there was still a lick or two of tar to be applied to the hull. And you know what happens for the sake of a ha'peth of tar.
The Sub-Continent, having been united at great expense in Blood and Treasure, was sub-divided.
Just as the Muslim Arabs got the lion's share of the middle east, and Israel a tiny bit to establish their 'Religious-rationale' Jewish State, so too did Hindu India get a large part to themselves and a smaller part was given to the Muslims as their 'religious-rationale' State of Pakistan.
See where we are going?
Denis takes us down the road if you cannot see quite yet.
No-one as yet boycotts Pakistan.
The University of Sydney Geography department is slacking.
Why Is Pakistan More Legitimate than Israel?Whenever I have received a call from a listener to my radio show challenging Israel’s legitimacy, I have asked these people if they ever called a radio show to challenge any other country’s legitimacy.
In particular, I ask, have they ever questioned the legitimacy of Pakistan?The answer, of course, is always “no.”
Get up to speed, folks.In fact, no caller ever understood why I even mentioned Pakistan.There are two reasons for this.First, of all the 200-plus countries in the world, only Israel’s legitimacy is challenged. So mentioning any other country seems strange to a caller. Second, almost no one outside of India and Pakistan knows anything about the founding of Pakistan.
Only months before the U.N. adopted a proposal to partition Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state in 1947, India was partitioned into a Muslim and a Hindu state.
The 'violence' has resulted in sevaral wars between the two and both sides developing an arsenal of nuclear weapons.The Hindu state was, of course, India. And the Muslim state became known as Pakistan. It comprises 310,000 square miles, about 40,000 square miles larger than Texas.In both cases, the declaration of an independent state resulted in violence.
The BDS mob have ignored all of that.
As soon as the newly established state of Israel was declared in May 1948, it was invaded by six Arab armies.
And the partition of India led to a terrible violence between Muslims and Hindus.According to the final report of the United Nations Conciliation Commission from Dec. 28, 1949, the 1948 war of Israel’s independence created 726,000 Arab refugees. Many sources put the figure at about 200,000 less. A roughly equal number of Jewish refugees — approximately 700,000 — were created when they were forcibly expelled from the Arab countries where they had lived for countless generations. In addition, approximately 10,000 Arabs were killed in the fighting that ensued after the Arab invasion of Israel.Now let’s turn to the creation of Pakistan.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, the creation of Pakistan resulted in
14 million refugees —
.....Hindus fleeing Pakistan and Muslims fleeing India. Assuming a 50-50 split, the creation of Pakistan produced about seven million Hindu refugees — at least 10 times the number of Arab refugees that resulted from the war surrounding Israel’s creation. And the Mideast war, it should be recalled, was started by the Arab nations surrounding Israel.Were it not for the Arab rejection of Israel’s creation (and existence within any borders) and the subsequent Arab invasion, there would have been no Arab refugees.And regarding deaths, the highest estimate of Arab deaths during the 1948 war following the partition of Palestine is 10,000. The number of deaths that resulted from the creation of Pakistan is around one million.In addition, according to the Indian government, at least 86,000 women were raped. Most historians believe the number to be far higher. The number of women raped when Israel was established is close to zero. From all evidence I could find, the highest estimate was 12.Given the spectacularly larger number of refugees and deaths caused by the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan, why does no one ever question the legitimacy of Pakistan’s existence?This question is particularly valid given another fact: Never before in history was there a Pakistan. It was a completely new nation.
Moreover, its creation was made possible solely because of Muslim invasion.
The border between Israel has always been a place of conflict. Israel is heavily criticised for building a fence and a wall. The BDS mob cite this as evidence of Israel's 'apartheid' and 'racism'.It was Muslims who invaded India, and killed about 60 million Hindus during the thousand-year Muslim rule of India. The area now known as Pakistan was Hindu until the Muslims invaded it in A.D. 711.On the other and, modern Israel is the third Jewish state in the geographic area known as Palestine. The first was destroyed in 586 B.C., the second in A.D. 70. And there was never a non-Jewish sovereign state in Palestine.So, given all these facts, why is Israel’s legitimacy challenged, while the legitimacy of Pakistan, a state that had never before existed and whose creation resulted in the largest mass migration in recorded history, is never challenged?The answer is so obvious that only those who graduated from college, and especially from graduate school, need to be told: Israel is the one Jewish state in the world. So, while there are 49 Muslim-majority countries and 22 Arab states, much of the world questions or outright only rejects the right of the one Jewish state, the size of New Jersey, to exist.If you are a student in Middle Eastern Studies — or for that matter, almost any other humanities department — and your professor is anti-Israel, ask your professor why Pakistan is legitimate and Israel isn’t.They won’t have a good answer. Their opposition to Israel isn’t based on moral considerations.
What of the fences between Pakistan and India?
It is an invisible one to bearded Uni students and their agitprop professors.
Quite what level of apoplexy they would have if someone from the border guard force came over to give a lecture, I cannot imagine. I do know they would not be allowed to speak, just as Col Kemp was prevented the other week.
Perhaps India might think a bit more about this feminist equality bizzo a bit more.
And quite what the BDS weenies would make of the daily audience-participation insults at the border crossings, well....... actually I can imagine inviting some of these altercating chaps in for a drink in the P&B. At least they can shake hands once in a while.
(as opposed to Pakis)