Where has American Sensitivity and Wisdom Been all These Years?
Or Could the American Sensitivity be the Selective Type?
By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat
Since the beginning of the period of decolonization, settlers have no longer been able to simply say: ‘We came, we won and now we are here’ the way the Americans, the whites in South Africa and the Australians said. This way of taking over somebody else’s land by brute force was becoming extinct. It was becoming historically unaccepted and outdated.
But the Zionists did not think so, all they had in mind was this crazy dream of establishing a home land for the Zionists and in fulfilling that end any means was unquestionably justified even if it was by usurping the Arabic land of the Palestinians.
From day one to its formation up till now, Israel as a state has been faced with a lot of opposition and rejection by its Arab neighbors, honest voices from around the world and most of all by the dynamics of history.
Ground Zero and Palestine- the Analogy
For the Arabs, Israel is always viewed as a newly and forcibly implanted state in one of the Arab world’s most hallowed pieces of land, namely Palestine. The bitterness of the Israeli occupation of Palestine is cutting through the hearts of every ordinary Arab and Muslim. And if you think this is an exaggeration I urge you to think again and take a scrutinizing look at how the Americans and the westerners antagonistically feel to the building of the Islamic community center near Ground Zero, a place most Americans consider as hallowed site for it is reminiscent of the horrific 9/11 attacks on America.
I’m aware that the comparison is not fair to Muslims in so many ways. For the Islamic community center is not a military campaign aiming to occupy New York and the Muslims did not embark on some hideous genocidal plan to get rid of the New Yorkers like the Israeli did to the Palestinians. But while the plan to build the so called Ground Zero mosque was still an idea on paper, half of the Americans and specifically New Yorkers had already been against it.
The Americans and the American mainstream media began accusing the Muslims of lacking the wisdom and the sensitivity in approaching the issue. Most American pundits saw that Muslims did wrong when they chose a spot near Ground Zero for their Islamic center. Ironically those same Americans have been supporting the Zionist state and its despicable crimes in the Arabic land of Palestine for almost 60 years but none of them ever bothered to question neither the sensitivity nor the wisdom of their unconditional support to a criminal state such as Israel.
Americans kept voting for governments that were blindly committed to provide Israel with unlimited political and military aide that helped build the Israeli military arsenal used to expand the Israeli territory by the usurping of more Arab lands (Palestinian, Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian and Lebanese) and shedding evermore Arab and Muslim blood. But that was o.k. that was not hurting any American sensibility, it was not an imperative enough for the flocks of pundits and writers -who are now driving the American public opinion to an Islamophobic bias over the mosque issue- to condemn such inhumane crimes or even criticize the American administration for being the accomplice to the Israeli crimes in the Middle East.
Today Obama is accused of being a cover up Muslim, simply because he pointed out that the American values and constitution cannot stand against the project of the Islamic community center near Ground Zero.
But then why did not the same sincere and patriotic Americans accuse a long line of politicians and presidents of the united states of being Zionists and cover up accomplices to a 60 year of committing war crimes and genocide against Palestinians? Where have the American sensitivity and wisdom been all those years? Or could the American sensitivity be the selective type?
The Zionists made a lot of mistakes and committed a lot of atrocities to achieve their delusion of a comeback to a lost homeland. But the biggest swindle of all was the way they made the westerners believe that they have a historical right to a homeland in Palestine as a nation and a state. An allegation refuted by modern archeology and modern history.
History Steps In
The Israeli archeologist Israel finkelstein in his book “The Bible unearthed” clearly states that the scientific excavations in Palestine throughout the last 50 years proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the Exodus from Egypt never happened, the Patriarchs are imaginary characters, the David empire is a big lie and it was nothing more than a small nomadic tribal community with a lot of fairy tales attached to it especially that of the legendary or rather the imaginary character of Solomon.
Then the prestigious historian Shlomo Sand picked it up in his extensive elaborate research published in his best seller book by the title “ the invention of the Jewish people” in which he revealed as a conclusion that the description of the Jews as a wandering and self-isolating nation of exiles, “who wandered across seas and continents, reached the ends of the earth and finally, with the advent of Zionism, made a U-turn and returned en masse to their orphaned homeland,” is nothing but “national mythology “In other words, the Diaspora never happened, the exile of the Jews is just another myth that managed to live for hundreds of years as an irrefutable fact.
The history of the ancient Israelites is the history of ancient myths, only nobody dared to question their veracity simply because they were deeply embedded in a holy book. The Jewish scribes of the Bible made sure what they wrote down then would serve the Israelites for thousands of years to come.
When the Zionists embarked on the road to Palestine they deliberately trespassed a lot of boundaries and red lines, but they never thought that crossing the boundary of history would be the foolish step that would eventually expose their lies and delusions.
History and archeology proves that the Jewish history is the history of a religion rather than the history of a nation. What the Jews from all over the world share is their religious beliefs and rituals and that is hardly enough reason to call them the Jewish people. The Jews never existed as a nation except within the boundaries of the Bible and it is too late and too unwise of them to step outside those boundaries now.
“From the perspective of Zionism, Palestine does not belong to its citizens, but rather to the Jewish people. I recognize one definition of a nation: a group of people that want to live in sovereignty over itself. But most of the Jews in the world have no desire to live in the State of Israel, even though nothing is preventing them from doing so. Therefore, they cannot be seen as a nation.” Shlomo Sand says in one of his comments about his book.
When The Americans and the West endorsed the Zionists scheme they somehow encouraged the sprouting of radicalism within the world Jewish communities, they encouraged the rationalization of an extremist Jewish group. A trend the Americans now rebuke the Muslims for. But little did the Americans know what the future held for them when they encouraged the first surge of religious radicalism in the modern history of the Middle East.
Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian born in Cairo and based in Alexandria. He graduated from the faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University.
Keen not to be entirely consumed by the medical profession, Dr. Ezzat invests a lot of his time in research and writing. History of the ancient Near East and of Ancient Egypt has long been an area of special interest to him.
In his writings, he approaches ancient history not as some tales from the remote times but as a causative factor in our existing life; and to him, it’s as relevant and vibrant as the current moment.
In his research and writings, Dr. Ezzat is always on a quest trying to find out why the ancient wisdom had been obstructed and ancient spirituality diminished whereas the Judeo-Christian teachings and faith took hold and prospered.
Dr. Ezzat has written extensively in Arabic tackling many issues and topics in the field of Egyptology and comparative religion. He is the author of Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites.
In 2013 his short The Pyramids: story of creation was screened at many international film festivals in Europe. And he is working now on his first documentary “Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites”.