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For This Easter, Think Of Just One Thing (MEGA-PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)
Southwest News-Herald - Chicago City & Suburban ^ | April 2, 2010 | RAY HANANIA

Posted on 04/02/2010 8:58:30 AM PDT by Chi-townChief

My mother is from Bethlehem and my father is from Jerusalem.

Those two important cities don’t seem to mean much to American Christians.

Palestinians living under the Israeli occupation in Bethlehem and in East Jerusalem are oppressed by the Israeli government and supported by members of the U.S. Congress.

This week the oppression reaches its peak as Christians of Palestinian ancestry are oppressed and denied entrance into Jerusalem to pray at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the spot where Jesus was crucified.

Israel’s right wing government insists in its propaganda that Jerusalem, under their rule, is an “Open City” where anyone can enter and pray. They add it was under the Arabs, and Jordan, that Jews were denied the ability to pray in Jerusalem.

It’s a big lie, of course. Yes, since the war in 1948 that divided Palestine allegedly into two states, there has been a continued conflict. Israel’s pre-state army, the Haganah, grabbed West Jerusalem in 1947, before the state of Israel was founded and before the so-called “Arab Armies” of “22 Arab countries” attacked the “tiny state.”

What a bunch of hooey!

That lie was set in stone in the 1960s in the book, Exodus, written by Leon Uris, commissioned by the Israeli Government to write the pulp fiction that became a movie starring Paul Newman.

The truth is, yes, after the 1948 armistice — the war was still going — Jordan prevented all Israelis and anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passport from entering East Jerusalem.

But they did not prevent “Jews” from praying at the holy Wailing Wall that was under their control.

When Israel controlled West Jerusalem, Israel banned all Christian and Muslim Arabs across the board from entering West Jerusalem. And when Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, they not only banned Christian and Muslims Arabs but all pro-Palestinian activists from entering the city.

They also destroyed several Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem to expand the Wailing Wall, and they expelled hundreds of thousands of Christian and Muslim Palestinians from the West Bank.

My mother’s family lives in Bethlehem. Their movement is restricted during Palm Sunday and Easter and they are prevented by Israel from entering East Jerusalem to pray.

It’s a fact. A tragic fact. But that’s not even the worst tragedy at all.

Israel’s government lies about it and Americans are so brainwashed by the propaganda that they don’t even know that their own people, the original Christians where Christianity was birthed, are under oppression.

They don’t even know about how Christians every day suffer because they are Christian and Arab, the original Christians. They care even less about the Muslim Arabs, who are oppressed even worse under Israel’s governments.

Americans should care. And Americans should start questioning our misguided foreign policy. We should ask where our billions of dollars are going when they arrive in Israel’s government’s hands.

Some of it is going to underwrite Israel’s government-sponsored health care for its citizens. Imagine that. Israel’s citizens get almost free government health care but Israel’s champions in the U.S. Congress won’t even allow Americans to have the same kind of health care plan.

If we want peace in the Middle East, the first thing we need to do is open our eyes and see the truth. No side is better or worse than the other. Israel’s government is just as bad as the Arab governments have been.

My relatives have asked me to give you a simple message: Happy Easter.

(Listen to Ray Hanania on WJJG-AM 1530 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. He also may be heard from 7 to 8 a.m. Fridays on www.RadioBaladi.com in the Chicago area, Dearborn, Mich. and Windsor, Ontario. Check out the Web site at www.radiochicagoland.com or call [708] 493-1530.)

Post your comments on this column or any other topic at ChicagolandTalk.

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Ray Hanania is a Palestinian American Arab columnist, author and Chicago Radio Talk Show host. He can be reached at rayhanania@comcast.net


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agitprop; antisemite; dajooz; easter; enemedia; islam; israel; mediawar; palestinians; wot
This fool Hanania begins with an insult to all American Christians, lies about the entire Israeli-Arab conflict, even insults Paul Newman, and closes with this foolish statement 'Israel’s government is just as bad as the Arab governments have been' and the expcts to gain our sympathy at Easter.
1 posted on 04/02/2010 8:58:30 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

Oh, who was it that defecated, urinated and desecrated the holy Christian sites and churches in Bethlehem?

Who was it?

It wasn’t the Jews.


2 posted on 04/02/2010 9:01:11 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: Chi-townChief

*yawn*


3 posted on 04/02/2010 9:02:13 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Socialism is for people who've given up.)
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To: Chi-townChief; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

4 posted on 04/02/2010 9:03:17 AM PDT by narses ("lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi")
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To: Chi-townChief

Christians are dying in every Muslim country. Suffering opression??? Yeah that too, but Dying, being killed by Muslims.

Dont try to tell me the Mussies are being treated badly. That’s BS.


5 posted on 04/02/2010 9:12:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Chi-townChief

I’ve noticed an increased attempt by the Muslims to try to lure Christians away from support for Israel.

It is NOT the Jews that have a declared “Jihad” against the infidels (all non-believers).

Therefore any attempt to “recruit” Christians to the “cause” can only be describe as a blatant attempt to undermine the Christian Faith.

al-Taqiyya/Dissimulation

Never forget it!


6 posted on 04/02/2010 9:17:25 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Chi-townChief
Joel 3: 1 Yes, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather all the nations and take them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will enter into judgment with them there because of My people, My inheritance Israel. The nations have scattered the Israelites in foreign countries and divided up My land.

I would not want to be on the wrong side of this one.

7 posted on 04/02/2010 9:19:48 AM PDT by Taxbilly
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To: Chi-townChief

The palestinians and arabs would do good to start ignoring their own propaganda and start looking objectively at WHY Israel has such a large army and why it has attacked preemptively before.

When you live in a neighborhood surrounded by heavily armed bullies who have sworn to attack you and drive you into the sea, the only logical response would be to arm and defend yourself.

It is the arabs who are responsible for the continuing conflict there, not the Israelis.


8 posted on 04/02/2010 9:25:46 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Entitlements will do to America what drugs eventually do to addicts)
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To: Chi-townChief

Stopped reading after line two:

“Those two important cities don’t seem to mean much to American Christians.”

this guy is in a bubble.


9 posted on 04/02/2010 9:28:01 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Chi-townChief

“For This Easter, Think Of Just One Thing (MEGA-PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)”

I know this is TOTALLY crazy and probably no one EVER thought about it before, but I’m thinking about The Resurrection this Easter. Nuts, huh?


10 posted on 04/02/2010 9:29:24 AM PDT by Spok (If we learn anything from history, it's that we never learn anything from history.)
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To: Spok

My pastor has promised us some “good news” on Sunday.

I’m still trying to figure out what it might be.

Got any ideas?


11 posted on 04/02/2010 9:38:48 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

“My pastor has promised us some “good news” on Sunday.

I’m still trying to figure out what it might be.

Got any ideas?”

He’s still coming back but it’s not Obama?


12 posted on 04/02/2010 9:41:29 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: All

“MEGA PROJECTILE BARF” isn’t suffient. Can we come up with the ultimate of barfers ? “Megabrontothorium-metamaxis-shultze BARF” or something ?


13 posted on 04/02/2010 9:45:20 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: rogue yam

it’s gonna come in the form of 3 words

He is risen.


14 posted on 04/02/2010 9:46:06 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: Chi-townChief

RAY HANANIA - any one got his email?


15 posted on 04/02/2010 9:48:10 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: Chi-townChief
The Islamic empire openly discriminates against all non-muslims, who they see as subhuman. There is a death penalty for any lowly kufir who'd dare enter the segregated cities of Mecca and Medina.

A billion muslims bow to Mecca 5 times a day every day. And never speak out against Saudi apartheid (no religious tolerance for any othe faith in Saudi Arabia, discrimination against non-muslims under the law).


16 posted on 04/02/2010 9:52:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Chi-townChief
They don’t even know about how Christians every day suffer because they are Christian and Arab, the original Christians.

The way I understand it the "original Christians" suffer horribly under Arab rule. And this guy is whining about what the Israelis do?

17 posted on 04/02/2010 10:00:30 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: conservativesister

“He can be reached at rayhanania@comcast.net


18 posted on 04/02/2010 10:26:15 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

Mr. Hanania,

The Arabs declared the UN Partition invalid & attacked Israel and they got their arses kicked ... several times.

“On November 29, 1947, the General Assembly of the United Nations voted with a 2/3 majority to partition western Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state .... Over 75% of the land allocated to the Jews was desert. Desperate to find a haven for the remnants of European Jewry after the Holocaust, the Jewish population accepted the plan which accorded them a diminished state. The Arabs, intent on preventing any Jewish entity in Palestine, rejected it.”

http://www.jafi.org.il/education/100/maps/part.html

And they lost Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza & the Sinai Peninsula. And so the attempted revision of history began, perpetuated by conscienceless, lying anti-Jews like this Hanania character.


19 posted on 04/02/2010 10:29:40 AM PDT by sofaman ( "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government")
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To: conservativesister

He is risen indeed...


20 posted on 04/02/2010 10:32:43 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Chi-townChief
the Israeli occupation in Bethlehem and in East Jerusalem

how can one be an 'occupier' of a region which is historically and factually theirs to begin with ???

21 posted on 04/02/2010 10:35:43 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: conservativesister
He is risen.

Sounds good. Looking forward to it.

22 posted on 04/02/2010 11:18:17 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Chi-townChief
This fool Hanania begins with an insult to all American Christians, lies about the entire Israeli-Arab conflict, even insults Paul Newman, and closes with this foolish statement 'Israel’s government is just as bad as the Arab governments have been' and the expcts to gain our sympathy at Easter.

Right, but it's par for the course. We shouldn't expect any better.



23 posted on 04/02/2010 1:35:58 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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