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10 Myths and Facts about Israel

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Published on January 30, 2009

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Slide 1: 10 Myths and Facts about Israel Slide 2: Myth no. 1 – The land of Israel is really the land of Palestine Slide 3: Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E, two thousand years before the rise of Islam. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B.C.E. the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 C.E. lasted no more than 22 years. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel. Slide 4: Myth no. 2 – Israel is an illegal occupier Slide 5: When the Egyptians were in possession of Gaza for almost twenty years nobody accused them of being occupiers. The Jordanians, who were in possession of Judea/Samaria (the “West Bank”) and much of Jerusalem for the same length of time, were not considered occupiers by the nations of the world and by the inhabitants of the area. The Israelis were considered “occupiers” when, after a war of extermination against them, they prevailed and came into possession of these territories. The oldest rule of warfare is that to the victor belong the spoils. Do people expect France to return Alsace-Lorraine to Germany? Do they expect the Czech Republic or Poland to return the German territories awarded to them after Germany’s defeat in World War II? Of course not! Slide 6: Myth no. 3 – If Israel ends the occupation there will be peace Slide 7: The violence of the Palestinians is not a result of the occupation. Rather, the occupation is the result of the violent opposition of the Palestinians to the existence of Israel. The occupation is not intended by the Israeli government to be permanent. Israel has already withdrawn from the Gaza strip. Israel offered virtually all of the territories and Arab Jerusalem to the Palestinians at Taba  in 2001, but Yasser Arafat rejected the offer and the Palestinians went on with the second intifada instead. Slide 8: Myth no. 4 – Israel doing genocide to the Palestinian people Slide 9: Lets look at some numbers of what many may consider genocide. For example, 500,000 in Rwanda, were killed in 1994. Another major genocide in the past 25 years would be the 1-3 million killed in Cambodia, between 1975-1979. By comparison, B'Tselem lists 2,010 Palestinians killed from 1987-2001 and 3208 from 2000-2005, many of the victims were involved in terror. From 1987-2001, 611 Jews have been killed by Palestinians, and 971 Jews killed from 2000-2005. the majority of the casualties are civilians that have been killed by suicide bomber while shopping, eating in the restaurant or driving on the bus. Slide 10: Myth no. 5 – Israel caused the Arab refugee problem Slide 11: Arab residents of Palestine in 1948 were not expelled by Israeli officials or military forces, as many claim, but were actually ordered to leave by local Arab leaders, says Palestinian journalist Mahmud Al-Habbash who writes for the official Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. Al-Habbash writes in his column, "The Pulse of Life," that Arab residents were explicitly instructed by their local Arab leaders to leave their homes when the 'Catastrophe' (the establishment of the State of Israel) occurred in 1948. Says Al-Habbash: "...The leaders and the elites promised us at the beginning of the 'Catastrophe' in 1948, that the duration of the exile will not be long, and that it will not last more than a few days or months, and afterwards the refugees will return to their homes, which most of them did not leave only until they put their trust in those false promises made by the leaders and the political elites. Afterwards, days passed, months, years and decades, and the promises were lost with the strain of the succession of events..." Slide 12: Myth no. 6 – The Arabs of Israel are a persecuted minority Slide 13: The approximately one million non-Jews (mostly Arabs) who are citizens of Israel have the same civil rights that Jews have. They vote, are members of the Knesset (parliament), and are part of Israel’s civil and diplomatic services, just as their Jewish follow citizens. Arabs have complete religious freedom and full access to the Israeli legal, health and educational systems, including Arabic and Moslem universities. The only difference between the rights of Arabs and Jews is that Jewish young men must serve three years in the military and at least one month a year until age 50. Young Jewish women serve for two years. The Arabs have no such civic obligation. For them, military service is voluntary. Not too surprisingly, very few avail themselves of the privilege. Israel remains to this day one of the few countries in the Middle East where Arabs can legitimately vote - and it is the only one where women can vote. Slide 14: Myth no. 7 – Israel is the aggressor in the current conflict Slide 15: 1. The Palestinians are the aggressors; they started the conflict, and they purposely drive it forward with fresh killing on an almost-daily basis. 2. The Palestinians regard this second intifada not as a sporadically violent protest movement, but as a war, with the clear strategic aim of forcing a scared and emotionally exhausted Israel to surrender on terms that would threaten Israel's viability. 3. As a tactic in this strategy, the Palestinians will not fight Israeli forces directly but instead have concentrated their efforts on murdering Israeli civilians. The greater the number, the more pathetically vulnerable the victims- disco-goers, women and children in a pizza restaurant - the better. 4. Israel has acted defensively in this conflict; and while Israeli forces accidentally killed Palestinian civilians, their planned lethal attacks have all been aimed only at Palestinian military and terror-group leaders. Slide 16: Myth no. 8 – Israel is fighting a war against the Palestinians Slide 17: Israel is fighting a war against Hamas, a terrorist organization that took control of Gaza in a bloody coup in 2007. Its “military strategy” is to target Israeli civilians while hiding behind its own. It fires missiles from residential areas, stores weapons in mosques and schools and takes refuge in hospitals. This strategy succeeds by either deterring Israel from attack, or resulting in civilian casualties which Hamas proudly and gruesomely displays to garner world sympathy. Slide 18: Myth no. 9 – Israel occupies Gaza Strip Slide 19: Israel unilaterally disengaged from Gaza in 2005, withdrawing all civilian and military presence. Hamas responded by destroying all infrastructure in Gaza and intensifying the number of rockets into Southern Israel. Hamas has run Gaza's economy into the ground, leading to 50 percent unemployment, and has demonstrated a complete lack of state-building. The weakening of Hamas is not only in the best interest of Israel but also the Palestinians who must live under this cruel militant regime that has brought them so much tragedy. Israel's primary objective continues to be peace – a two-state solution for two peoples living side-by-side in peace and security. Slide 20: Myth no. 10 – Israel is an expansionist country Slide 21: Israel's boundaries were determined by the United Nations when it adopted the partition resolution in 1947. In a series of defensive wars, Israel captured additional territory. On numerous occasions, Israel has withdrawn from these areas. As part of the 1974 disengagement agreement, Israel returned territories captured in the 1967 and 1973 wars to Syria. Under the terms of the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, Israel withdrew from the Sinai peninsula for the third time. It had already withdrawn from large parts of the desert area it captured in its War of Independence. After capturing the entire Sinai in the 1956 Suez conflict, Israel relinquished the peninsula to Egypt a year later In September 1983, Israel withdrew from large areas of Lebanon to positions south of the Awali River. In 1985, it completed its withdrawal from Lebanon, except for a narrow security zone just north of the Israeli border. That too was abandoned, unilaterally, in 2000. After signing peace agreements with the Palestinians, and a treaty with Jordan, Israel agreed to withdraw from most of the territory in the West Bank captured from Jordan in 1967. A small area was returned to Jordan, and more than 40 percent was ceded to the Palestinian Authority. The agreement with the Palestinians also involved Israel's withdrawal in 1994 from most of the Gaza Strip, which had been captured from Egypt in 1973. Slide 22: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered to withdraw from 95 percent of the West Bank and 100 percent of the Gaza Strip in a final settlement. In addition, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and his successors offered to withdraw from virtually all of the Golan Heights in exchange for peace with Syria. As part of the Oslo agreements, Israel withdrew from more than 40 percent of the West Bank and approximately 80 percent of the Gaza Strip. Israel evacuated all Jewish residents and disengage from the entire Gaza Strip in 2005 and in total have withdrawn from approximately 94 percent of the territory it captured in 1967. Negotiations continue regarding the final disposition of the remaining 6 percent (about 1,600 square miles) of the disputed territories in Israel's possession. Israel's willingness to make territorial concessions in exchange for security proves its goal is peace, not expansion. Slide 23: Don’t rush to judge Israel When terror in power…

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