Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish and by Jonathan Cook

By Jonathan Cook

What does Israel wish to accomplish with its fresh withdrawal from Gaza and the construction of a 700km wall round the West financial institution? Jonathan cook dinner, who has mentioned at the Israeli-Palestinian clash through the moment Intifada, provides a lucid account of the Jewish state's reasons. the center of the problem, he argues, is demography. Israel fears the instant while the region’s Palestinians – Israel's personal Palestinian electorate and people within the Occupied Territories – turn into a majority. Inevitable comparisons with apartheid in South Africa can be drawn. The e-book charts Israel’s more and more determined responses to its problem: -- army repression of Palestinian dissent on either side of the golf green Line -- accusations that Israel's Palestinian electorate and the Palestinian Authority are secretly conspiring to subvert the Jewish nation from inside -- a ban on marriages among Israel’s Palestinian inhabitants and Palestinians residing below profession to avoid a correct of go back ‘through the again door’ -- the redrawing of the golf green Line to create an elevated, fort kingdom the place in basic terms Jewish blood and Jewish faith count number finally, concludes the writer, those abuses will result in a 3rd, a ways deadlier intifada.

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The Second Temple was destroyed 2,000 years ago, and only an original retaining wall known as the Western Wall survives, but the Temple Mount – as it is known to Jews – has become the main symbolic focus of attention of Israeli politicians fighting the Palestinians for control of Jerusalem. 4 The Israeli leadership’s motive is mainly political: by playing up the significance of Jewish ownership of the Temple Mount, Israel strengthens its hand in preparation for the day when it may have to negotiate with the Palestinians over the future division of spoils in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied territories.

By exposing the glass wall, Arab citizens were threatening to shatter it. Israeli Jews would protect it at all costs. BARAK: PROTESTS WERE ‘ON BEHALF OF ARAFAT’ In its popularised form, the democratisation ideology of a state of all its citizens emerged in the late 1990s, shortly before the eruption of the second intifada. Maybe then it is not so surprising that most Israeli Jews regarded the two phenomena as intimately connected. The Arab protests that erupted inside Israel in the immediate wake of the second intifada were interpreted by the Israeli government, the security establishment and the Jewish public as sedition, as part of a nationalist insurrection inspired by the Palestinians of the occupied territories.

Again, Barak made Jerusalem a hurdle that could not be surmounted. According to Barak’s main adviser on Jerusalem, Dr Moshe Amirav, the Israeli prime minister insisted on describing the whole plaza of the Noble Sanctuary, including the mosque areas, as the “Holy of Holies”, a title traditionally reserved by Jews for the small inner sanctum of the temple, whose location is unknown and where only the High Priest was allowed to enter. Barak was the first Israeli leader to use the term in this way.

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