PALESTINIAN CELEBRITY OF THE WEEK: AHED TAMIMI
Ahed Tamimi is that lil blondie in the above photograph. I don’t really have anything bad to say about her because she’s a kid. She was made…
Wow, you’re an ass, but whatever.
A variety of Jewish agencies were active in the displaced persons camps. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committeeprovided refugees with food and clothing, and the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT) offered vocational training. Jewish displaced persons also formed self-governing organizations, and many worked toward the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. There were central committees of Jewish displaced persons in the American and British zones which, as their primary goals, pressed for greater immigration opportunities and the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
rom the end of World War II until the establishment of Israel (1945-1948), illegal immigration was the major method of immigration, because the British, by setting the quota at a mere 18,000 per year, virtually terminated the option of legal immigration. Sixtysix illegal immigration sailings were organized during these years, but only a few managed to penetrate the British blockade and bring their passengers ashore. In 1947, 4500 immigrants on the Exodus were sent back to Europe by the Mandatory government. The British stopped the vessels carrying immigrants at sea, and interned the captured immigrants in camps in Cyprus; most of these persons only arrived in Israel after the establishment of the state. Approximately 80,000 illegal immigrants reached Palestine during 1945-48.
The number of immigrants during the entire Mandate period, legal and illegal alike, was approximately 480,000, close to 90% of them from Europe. The population of the yishuv expanded to 650,000 by the time statehood was proclaimed.
In 1939, the British issued the White Paper of 1939, which severely restricted Jewish immigration, leaving many European Jews during the Holocaust with nowhere to go. Illegal immigration, though dangerous, became a necessity. By the time the United Nations agreed to split Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, a very well ordered and lively Jewish society had been created there.
Both the Jews and the Arabs continued to attack the British. The Arabs attacked because they believed that the British had failed to keep their word after 1918 and because they believed that the British were not keeping the quotas agreed to as they did little to stop illegal landings into Palestine made by the Jews.
During World War II, the Jewish Agency completely dishonored the 1939 White Paper issued by British government, which outlined the steps related to Jewish immigration into Palestine. The White Paper included the following major recommendations:
- Ten years after the release of the paper, Palestine will be given conditional independence. It will function as a unitary state.
- For five years, 10,000 Jewish immigrants can enter Palestine on an annual basis. Further immigration will be subjected to Arab acquiescence.
- Palestinian land will be protected from Zionist acquisition and safety of the citizens will be ensured by both the parties.
Since the White Paper was a major blow for the Zionist agenda, they never accepted it. The outbreak of World War II deteriorated the situation even further as Jews came out in the open to oppose the Paper and continued their illegal migration to Palestine. David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, went as far as saying:
“We will fight the White Paper as if there is no war, and fight the war as if there is no White Paper.”
With the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, Zionist and British policies came into direct conflict. Throughout the war Zionists sought with growing urgency to increase Jewish immigration to Palestine, while the British sought to prevent such immigration, regarding it as illegal and a threat to the stability of a region essential to the war effort.
And nah, semitic is not “synonymous” with only Israelis and Jews, but the word anti-semiticspecifically means hatred towards Jews.
And this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOaxAckFCuQ
So what would you call what Palestinians, Ethiopians, and Eritreans (who are Semitic by definition) are going through in Israel?
And just because people, including myself, are critical about the actions taken by Israelis doesn’t make them “anti-Semitic” or anti-Jewish. What went on in Gaza and the rest of Palestine (past and present) is awful and hypocritical considering the history of the immigrants there. Hell you have members of the Jewish community disagreeing with/about Israel. Are they anti-Semitic like you say? You can’t label someone anti-Semitic or anti Jewish just because they disagree with and about Israel and their actions.You can’t say you’re the oppressed when you’re the oppressor.
Oh and by the way, red velvet is the absolute worst cupcake flavor.
Okay. That’s not an insult, that’s not even a zing or a fact.
But whatever helps you sleep at night.