Treat Palestinians as Israelis

David Ben-Gurion (First Prime Minister of Isra...

“But the stranger that lives with you [the Israelis] shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God” (The TorahLeviticus 19:34).

Even if the Israelis regard the Palestinians as strangers, their holy writings the Torah commands them to treat them as themselves and to love them as equals. So where does Israel get the idea that they may treat the Palestinians so badly?

The same Torah that Netanyahu quotes as giving to David and his descendants the land of Israel, is the Torah that requires Israel to treat foreigners as equals.

There is nothing more to this issue – it is a simple as that. Accepting the Palestinians as equals in Israel is as real as the land being given to David’s descendants.

Israelis can possess and live in the land, but they are not the only ones permitted to be there. The LORD commands the Israelis to treat the Palestinians as equals in Israel.

This must therefore now be carried out forthwith. No more delays, no more wars, missiles, attacks, camps, Israeli only areas/roads, etc. The Palestinians must be free to move and live throughout Israel and be given full Israeli citizenship.

This is the only solution to the present problems in Israel. The Palestinians are not going away. They cannot be kept in hovels like rats forever. Free them to be equal Israelis and thus strengthen the Kingdom of Israel with God‘s blessings.

God wants Jews and Palestinians to live together as equals, loving each other and caring for each other and the new generation of citizens (the children) who will inhabit the land hereafter.

How Many Jews Died at 911?

World Trade Center

By
Robert E. Reis

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/31/national/portraits/31PORT.html?ex=1220587200&en=7be19a8449177745&ei=5070

“Through today’s issue, The Times has published more than 1,800 sketches. The official count of those dead and missing in the trade center attacks stands at 2,937. Reporters have contacted, or tried to contact, relatives or friends of nearly every victim the paper was able to locate. Some have declined to give interviews; others said they were not ready to talk. (As more names become known and more families agree to interviews, the editors intend to publish additional profile pages from time to time.)”

The New York Times did not continue to add additional profiles to this series.

The New York Times series is searchable.

In order to determine how many Jewish victims appeared on the list of 1,800, I used the following search terms: Jew, Jewish, Temple, Synagogue, Israel and Mitzvah.

I then examined the resulting list of names and removed individuals who had been identified as Jewish in error.

I then search the list for the following terms: Catholic, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim.

250 named victims resulted from using my search terms, i.e. 250 victims out of 1800 can be identified by religious affiliation.

18% of the named victims were Jewish.

82% of the named victims were not Jewish.

If we multiply 1800 by .18, we find that 324 of the listed in the New York Times were probably Jewish.

This partially confirms the information provided by the United States Department of State.

“A total of 2,071 occupants of the World Trade Center died on September 11, among the 2,749 victims of the WTC attacks. According to an article in the October 11, 2001, Wall Street Journal, roughly 1,700 people had listed the religion of a person missing in the WTC attacks; approximately 10% were Jewish. A later article, in the September 5, 2002, Jewish Week, states, “based on the list of names, biographical information compiled by The New York Times, and information from records at the Medical Examiner’s Office, there were at least 400 victims either confirmed or strongly believed to be Jewish.” This would be approximately 15% of the total victims of the WTC attacks. A partial list of 390 Cantor Fitzgerald employees who died (out of 658 in the company) lists 49 Jewish memorial services, which is between 12% and 13%.”

http://usinfo.state.gov/media/Archive/2005/Jan/14-260933.html

My research indicates that it is unlikely that American Jews in general were warned beforehand.