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By Raphael Israeli
Hatred, Lies, and Violence on this planet of Islam examines the torrential flood of anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish, and anti-Zionist propaganda that permeates many Muslim societies. Raphael Israeli locates the resource of this anti-Semitic sentiment within the inadequacies and insecurities of Muslim states. by means of demonizing and delegitimizing Israel and Jews, they search to get rid of a winning counterexample in their personal mess ups, therefore placing an finish to their very own "humiliation."
Beyond mapping the distribution of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish propaganda within the Arab and Islamic worlds, Israeli makes use of case-studies to demonstrate the premises of this examine: the Palestinians, who've an instantaneous stake in struggling with Israel; Turkey, which now claims management of the Arab and Sunni Muslim worlds; and Shi’ite Iran, which gives a extra severe instance of either hatred and disrespect for truth and historical past whereas threatening to ruin Israel.
Israeli records the global collaboration among Jew-haters of all kinds, explaining the exponential progress of Jew-hatred on the net, with hundreds of thousands of recent hate websites further each year, outpacing Jew-hatred within the conventional media. He areas anti-Semitism in a broader culture of political lies and political deceit. within the ultimate bankruptcy, Israeli considers the opportunity of reversing anti-Jewish agitation in Muslim international locations, which he unearths not likely simply because such a lot of of the region’s regimes are equipped on foundations of anti-Semitism.
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I'll offer you an instance of the way hatred for the Zionist entity takes root within the soul of the Arabs . . . I as soon as attended a world convention on highway injuries within the army, held in Paris . . . With me used to be my colleague . . . whose temper replaced whilst he was once knowledgeable guy who stood subsequent to us . . . used to be a transportation oﬃcer of the detested Zionist entity . . . My colleague raged, swearing that he wouldn't stand subsequent to this felony, check with him or input the corridor during which he was once sitting . . . He didn't quiet down until eventually I swore to him that i didn't be aware of the nationality of that guy, Lies Generated by way of Hatred 2. simply because he was once within the corporation of oﬃcers from around the world, and that i myself used to be incapable of status subsequent to anyone whose arms have been dripping with the blood of blameless Arabs . . . those are our enemies and our hatred in the direction of them is rooted in our souls, and the single factor which can get rid of it really is their departure from our lands and the puriﬁcation in their deﬁlement of our Holy areas . . . 6 An editor of the Egyptian weekly, al-Usbu’, defined a dream he had had, during which he was once delegated by means of the Egyptian govt to function the bodyguard of Israeli major Minister, Ariel Sharon, on his oﬃcial stopover at [also within the dream] to Cairo. The scene of the dream, beginning with a “pig” [pointedly abhorred by way of Jews and Muslims alike] came about on the airport: “After a little while the pig landed; his face was once diabolical; his palms dirty with the blood of girls and kids; a felony who could be achieved within the public sq.. should still I stay silent as many others did? may still I safeguard this butcher on my homeland’s soil? immediately, I forgot every thing: the earlier and the long run, my spouse and kids” and that i determined to do it. I pulled my gun and aimed toward the cowardly pig’s head. I emptied the entire bullets and screamed: “Blood vengeance for the [Egyptian] POW’s! Blood vengeance for the martyrs! ” The assassin collapsed below my toes. Then i spotted the that means of masculinity and self-sacriﬁce. The felony died. I stepped over the pig’s head with my sneakers and screamed from the ground of my middle: “Long stay Egypt ! lengthy dwell Palestine! Jerusalem won't ever die, and not will the glory of the kingdom be misplaced! ” I saved screaming on the most sensible of my lungs until eventually my spouse positioned her hand on me. I awakened from this most pretty dream and made up our minds to not hand over to humiliation . . . 7 those perceptions of Israel additionally dictate the alternative of things that the Arab and Islamic press publishes concerning the Zionist nation in addition to the interpretations they lend to them. Political controversies in addition to political factions in Israel, for instance, are obvious no longer as coming up from political conﬂicts inside of a democratic procedure, yet as an indication of dissent, disintegration, and failure to accomplish cohesion. Former generals serving within the Israeli executive don't represent a typical and bonafide manner for individuals to maneuver from one sphere of task to a different, like Generals Marshall, Eisenhower, Haig, and Powell within the usa, yet are “proof ” of the “militarization” of Israeli society or the “martial mentality” of its leaders.