I went over to Israeli Watch blogsite, whose blogger I know as a passionate pro-Palestinian supporter. If I may, I would offer two pieces of advice to him (and to my Penang kinfolk, mahaguru58, as well):
(1) The more serious one
He wrote “..We call upon all the nations of Islam to forget their differences and unite to organise a military response against Israel. Drive Israel back from the occupied lands that rightfully belong to our Muslim brothers and sisters …”
While he has the right and indeed passion to say that, I believe the Palestinian cause, for which I support too, would be better served by a non-religious approach. The Palestinian cause is one of justice. Besides, don’t forget, there are non-Muslim Palestinians too.
As an example, the Israelis have cleverly turned their cause into one of Christianity’s, rather than just Judaism’s, interest. The Palestinians would be better served by an approach of common decency, justice and anti-oppression. Regrettably, many non-Muslim Malaysians are not supporting the Palestinians because they see it as a Muslim problem rather than one of justice.
(2) The Incongruous Advertisements
Obviously, either the Israelis are targeting his blogsite or Google Ads have a weird sense of humour. Israeli Watch, for all its serious pro-Palestinian blogsite, ironically advertises information peculiar to Israeli interests and cause, that range from the frivolous to the very serious.
There are a couple which invite readers to meet Jewish girls. I am all in favour of that. Then, there is the extreme rightwing, Nazi-like Samson Blinded site operated by one Obadiah Shoher.
Obviously, the reference to Samson is about Israel, and his main grouse is that Samson is blinded and fighting half heartedly like a wimp. He wants Israel to grow a bit of backbone and consider the following:
Israel must create a credible threat, act brutally
Israel does not need peace with Arabs
The creation of a Palestinian state would not bring Israel peace
Annexation of Arab lands will not necessarily impede Israeli-Arab peace
A culturally attractive Israel could annex the Palestinian territories more easily
Israel as Middle Eastern empire
Israel should conquer only militarily weak, economically viable Muslim states
Israel may annex Arab land
Israel can win tolerance of foreigners to annexation in Arab countries
Israeli annexation tactics in Palestine, expansion from a security belt
Israeli threat of expansion would bring peace with Muslims
Harsh measures, not limited victory against Israel's Arab enemies
Israel must use chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons
Don’t those just say something about the website?
On top of that he dedicates his site to the memory of Avraham Stern, yes, he of the notorious murderous Lehi or Stern Gang. Wait, there’s more, he even boasts that he could include Baruch Goldstein in the dedication.
Those two, Stern and Goldstein, and indeed Menachem Begin of the notorious Deir Yassin massacre were unmitigated murderers.
Obadiah Shoher does not reserve his vile only for Arabs, for he lambasts the Christians as well. He said:
What a bizarre notion Judeo-Christianity is! Judaism and Christianity are the different poles, practicality and idealism. Jews do not preach poverty and humility. Judaism and Christianity are incompatible, not parts of the same culture. If anything, Islam is closer to Judaism than Christianity is. It is also repugnant to side with people who oppressed and exterminated Jews for millennia against Muslims who were reasonably tolerant to the Jews. Peaceful relations with Christians are perfect, but lumping Jewish heritage together with Christian doctrine is abominable.
Opponents of Revisionist Zionism tout Einstein's condemnation of Zhabotinsky. If Zhabotinsky understood nothing in physics, why assume Einstein understood anything in politics?
Note the use of that frightening Old Testament word 'abominable' at the end of his 1st paragraph? Then he explains why Jews were massacred during WWII:
Nazis exterminated European Jews; how can we still claim the divine protection and biblical rights? The Lubavitcher Rebe remarked that he sees divine intervention in Germany, the military superpower, being crashed. Also in being a few months short to develop nuclear bomb. But the German annihilation of Jews reminds of the generation of Egyptian bondage that perished in Sinai steppe.
Only free Hebrews were to enter the Promised Land with Joshua. Could not it be the divine intention to keep the shtetl Jews out of Israel? In the last moment, the divine compassion saved the remnant.
Look at his rationalisation in the 2nd paragraph. Makes me sick that a man like that would imagine 6 million Jews were senselessly slaughtered because they were not fit to enter Israel.
I think Israeli Watch should re-examine its blogsite advertising policy. That’s why KTemoc Konsiders doesn’t allow any advertising on its site, even though I have been approached. I continue to be pristinely independent.