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Israeli Apartheid - The Big Red Lie


Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former U. S. senator and ambassador to the United Nations called it "the big red lie". 


As Egypt's president Anwar Sadat was beginning to warm up to Israel in the mid 1970's, the former Soviet Union appears to have been cool towards this new found friendliness.  So, sponsored by the  Soviet Union and backed by the progressively more powerful Islamic oil states, on November 10th, 1975, the United Nations passed Resolution 3379 by a vote of  72 to 35, with 32 nations abstaining.  The resolution ends by saying, " Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination".  Included in the language of the resolution was a reference to "Israeli Apartheid", a term normally associated with South Africa's racial policies.     


Moynihan, an Irish Catholic, blasted the U. N. for passing the resolution.  He called it the "big red lie"; "red" being an obvious reference to the communist Soviet Union.  Ironically, then Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, born to a Jewish family in Germany, told Moynihan to cool his rhetoric. It was doing nothing for the middle east peace process. 


Zionism is simply Jews being proud of their Jewishness.  Modern day Zionism finds its roots in the late 1800's.  As the Bible predicted in Ezekiel 37:21-22 and elsewhere, Jews began to return to their long lost homeland.  There, they lived among the Arabs, who for centuries barely survived in the desert of Palestine.  That all changed when Jewish ingenuity began to transform the desert into a land of dreams come true, benefitting both Arabs and Jews.  Interestingly, many Arabs moved to Palestine from other parts of the middle east and northern Africa for the sole purpose to cash in on the Jewish success.       


In 1924 the League of Nations (forerunner to the United Nations) chose Great Britain to facilitate the formation of a new Jewish state within the boundaries it had set forth.  In 1948, 2534 years after Israel was conquered by Babylon in 586 B. C., Israel was born again.       


Some critical facts have mysteriously gone missing from the memories of those involved in present day mid east peace talks.  Israel has been under attack by parts of the Arab world from day one of their new existence.  Jews brought the prosperity back to Palestine.  Jews are the original Palestinians, so named by Roman Emperor Haddan in 135 A. D..  Just as many Jews were displaced by Arabs throughout northern Africa and the middle east in 1948 as Arabs.  Displaced Jews found refuge with their brothers in Israel.  Displace Arabs found no refuge, but were left to fend for themselves.  Many try to survive in refugee camps in Jordan to this very day.


A major fact missing from the minds of many is that Britain failed to carry out her mandate to give Israel her promised land.  Instead, she gave 75% of the land to the Arabs, leaving Israel with a mere 25% of the land designated for her by the League of Nations. 


For one very brief moment in 1991 the United Nations came to its senses and revoked Resolution 3379 with Resolution 4686, but by then it was too late.  The damage had already been done.  Anti-Semitism was on the move again, an example being "Israeli Apartheid week". (this year, March 4 -8) Each year university students protest what they call Israeli apartheid.  In front of Israeli embassies they echo the words of Resolution 3379.  "Zionism is racist". 


This big red lie that was Resolution 3379 emerged in an era when the west was being seductively courted  by socialism.  Whether it was Timothy Leary's flower children in San Francisco or the neo-liberal professors in universities, Marxism, Maoism, and other "isms" filtered their way into the minds of a generation.  The Guess Who expressed the ideals of this new socialism in their 1970 top 10 song entitled "Share The Land".  Sharing philosophy, religion, wealth, drugs, sex partners, and of course, "sharing the land", became cool.


In 1981 I sat in the U. S. senate chamber.  I heard Senator Edward Kennedy expounding the virtues of what was then called the Peace Movement.  Socialized sharing of philosophical, religious, and economic, worldviews at the international table of common ground will bring world peace.  That would be nice if true.  Instead of world peace, we have a dumbed down culture that is ignorant of the historical facts and truth.     


Sixties style socialism has now found its way into the While House.  President Obama is probably the first American president who is a product of this socialism, as can be seen in U. S. foreign policy.  He leads the world community in pushing Israel to "share their land".  It's called "land for peace",  or,  the "two state solution".  It should be called the "13% disaster".  If this two state sharing solution is implemented, Israel will end up with roughly 13% of the land promised her by the League of Nations in 1924.  In light of all the territory Arabs possess in the middle east and northern Africa, doesn't this sharing the land scenario oppose the very ideals of fairness espoused by socialism?  Could this be the latest incarnation of the big red lie?      


In Biblical terms, the borders of Israel extend from the Nile River to the Euphrates River, including all the land held by the 10 Canaanite tribes between the two rivers. (Genesis 15:18-19)  The League of Nations granted the Jews less land than that.  Great Britain lost her greatness when she defrauded the Jews in 1948.  If Israel is forced to divide what little land she has, the fall of all nations as seen in the fulfillment of Joel 3:1 to 3 might not be far off. 




The General Assembly  - Resolution 3379


Recalling its resolution 1904 (XVIII) of 20 November 1963, proclaiming the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, and in particular its affirmation that "any doctrine of racial differentiation or superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous" and its expression of alarm at "the manifestations of racial discrimination still in evidence in some areas in the world, some of which are imposed by certain Governments by means of legislative, administrative or other measures", 


Recalling also that, in its resolution 3151 G (XXVIII) of 14 December 1973, the General Assembly condemned, inter alia, the unholy alliance between South African racism and Zionism,


Taking note of the Declaration of Mexico on the Equality of Women and Their Contribution to Development and Peace 1975, proclaimed by the World Conference of the International Women's Year, held at Mexico City from 19 June to 2 July 1975, which promulgated the principle that "international co-operation and peace require the achievement of national liberation and independence, the elimination of colonialism and neo-colonialism, foreign occupation, zionism, apartheid and racial discrimination in all its forms, as well as the recognition of the dignity of peoples and their right to self-determination", 


Taking note also of resolution 77 (XII) adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization Of African Unity at its twelfth ordinary session, held at Kampala from 28 July to 1 August 1975, which considered "that the racist regime in occupied Palestine and the racist regime in Zimbabwe and South Africa have a common imperialist origin, forming a whole and having the same racist structure and being organically linked in their policy aimed at repression of the dignity and integrity of the human being", 


Taking note also of the Political Declaration and Strategy to Strengthen International Peace and Security and to Intensify Solidarity and Mutual Assistance among Non-Aligned Countries, adopted at the Conference of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Non-aligned Countries held at Lima from 25 to 30 August 1975, which most severely condemned zionism as a threat to world peace and security and called upon all countries to oppose this racist and imperialist ideology, 


Determines that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.


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