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Palestinian columnist promotes hatred of the West, accuses Zionists of killing Jesus

Excerpt of a column by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for official PA daily and former advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs


Headline: “Kahana and pressing the fascist button”


Zionist fascism is deep-rooted and has existed since the implementation of the Zionist project began in historical Palestine, in other words, more than 100 years ago – dozens of years before the Nazi Holocaust, which has no connection to the results of the Campbell-Bannerman Conference in the years 1905-1907 (apparently refers to the 1907 Imperial Conference led by former British Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the minutes of which disprove PA claims of a conspiracy theory to undermine the Middle East –Ed.), the Sykes-Picot Agreement from 1917 (see note below -Ed.), the ominous Balfour Declaration from 1917 (see note below -Ed.), the results of the San Remo Conference in 1920, or the rest of the plans and crimes that the British Mandate state carried out in the 1920s and 1930s. [These crimes and plans] paved the Palestinian land for absorbing waves of Zionist immigration to Palestine, and they led to a response in the form of a series of Palestinian uprisings and intifadas in 1920, 1929, 1933, 1936-1939, in the 1940s, and of course to this very day, and until Israeli colonialism passes entirely from the land of Palestine.

The Zionist movement was born and grew as a racist and fascist reactionary movement. It arose with the support of all the capitalist Western states without exception…

The reactionary and fascist Zionist spreaders of poison act hypocritically, lie, steal, and deny facts at the same time. There is no lie that they do not use to serve their goals. Every day… their barbarism and the organized international terror that they carry out to oppress and brand the consciousness of the Palestinians, negate their national rights to the land of their homeland Palestine, and steal their identity, history, and cultural heritage without batting an eyelid become stronger…


From their perspective, a good Palestinian Arab is a dead, murdered, and crucified Palestinian – just as they crucified Jesus, the first Palestinian self-sacrificing fighter (sic., Jesus was a Jew according to Christian tradition, and the Palestinians have no history prior to the modern period).

The latest fascist example was provided by Deputy Minister of Religious Services in the government of [Israeli Prime Minister Naftali] Bennett – [Israeli Foreign Minister Yair] Lapid, Matan Kahana, who according to the official [Israeli] radio station Kan declared on Tuesday, June 14 [2022]: ‘If there was a button to make the Arabs disappear from here, I would press it.’ He added: ‘Apparently we were meant to exist alone on this land in some way’ (sic., Kahana did not say “exist alone,” rather he said there is no such “button” so Jews and Arabs were apparently meant to live together in Israel; see note below for full quote)…

He continued to deny the tangible facts on the ground and said: ‘I think that they (the Arab Palestinian people) [parentheses in source] will never concede and will never submit. They will not concede on Sheikh Munis, Tel Aviv University. The Arabs tell themselves a story that they are the ones who always lived here, and that we Jews (the Zionists) [parentheses in source] came and expelled them. That is of course nonsense.’

In order to debunk the lies of Kahana, the new fascist, I would like to ask him: ‘Who was living on the Palestinian land when the first Zionist waves of immigration began at the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th century? Or did you believe your false slogan: “A land without a people for a people without a land”? And who was living on the Palestinian land 10,000 years ago in Jericho, Jebus, and all the Palestinian land, even before Judaism, before Prophet Musa (i.e., Moses) and his brother Haroun (i.e., Aaron), peace be upon them, and before Ibrahim (i.e., Abraham), the father of the prophets, peace be upon him?’ …

Fascist Kahana’s statement is just the tip of the iceberg. It is not the first and it will not be the last, because the reactionary and racist Zionist journal is full of pent-up hatred, lies, crimes, massacres, and wars. The river of Palestinian blood continues to flow every day as a result of the actions of the army gangs, Israeli security forces, and settler herds. But despite all this, they are transient just as they were transient in the past, if they were even ever [here] during the ancient history of Palestine.


Israeli Deputy Minister of Religious Services Matan Kahana’s actual statement, as published by Israeli broadcaster Kan on June 14, 2022, is as follows: “If there was a button that could be pressed that would make all the Arabs disappear from here, sending them on an express train to Switzerland so they would have a wonderful life there, I wish them all the best in the world in Switzerland, I would push that button. There is no such button; apparently we were meant to exist here [together] on this land in some way…

In my eyes the thought that if we would return to the 1967 lines there would be two states here living in peace together – I think that’s nonsense. They will never concede on Beit Gamliel and Sheikh Munis – Tel Aviv University. The Arabs tell themselves a different story, we know that it is not correct and that it is nonsense. They tell themselves that they are the ones who lived here forever and we came and expelled them.”


Sykes-Picot Agreement – A secret agreement between Britain and France negotiated by French diplomat François Georges-Picot and Briton Sir Mark Sykes and concluded in May 1916. The agreement had Russia’s approval and specified Britain’s and France’s proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East if the Ottoman Empire was defeated in World War I. The plan was revealed in 1917 in the Russian press, and subsequently in the British press, angering the Arabs as it contradicted promises of independence made to them - on the condition they helped fight against and bring down the Ottoman Empire. The plan caused lasting distrust on the part of the Arabs in relation to Western countries.


The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that "His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate "responsible for putting into effect the declaration," which led to the UN vote in favor of partitioning Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state in 1947. In response, Britain ended its mandate on May 15, 1948, and the Palestinian Jews, who accepted the Partition Plan, declared the independent State of Israel. The Palestinian Arabs rejected the plan and together with 7 Arab states attacked Israel, in what is now known as Israel's War of Independence.