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Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

“Say: He is Allah the One and Only; God the Eternal, the Uncaused Cause of All Being ; He begets not, and neither is He begotten; And there is nothing that can be compared with Him.”(Qur’an;112) “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord”(Deuteronomy;6:4, Mark;12:29). “Say: O People of the Scripture [Jews, Christians], Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but God [Allah], and that we shall ascribe no partners unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).”(Qur’an;3:64).

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Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

A Jewish Perspective and Response
Interfaith Dialogue 4 Peace

By: Abujak
[Brigadier (R) Aftab Ahmad Khan, MA,MBA, LADSC(USA)]
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Faith Forum 4 Peace; is a voluntary virtual Forum for ethical and spiritual peace, through conceptual insight to Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the light of Holy Scriptures. The Basic concept is inspired by Bible and Qur’an;112:1-4, 25:73, 10:24, 60:7-9,5:82, 22:40, 45:14-15, 3:64-65,2:62, 33:39, 3:104, 103:3, Deuteronomy;6:4-5, 33:26; Psalms;14:1, 116:5, Job;23:8-9, Exodus; 9:14, 34:6-7, Psalms;, 2Samuel;7:22, Isaiah;46:5,9, Mathew;19:17-19, Mark;12:29-31, Romans;1:25].
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Be it known!

That

Islam is a universal message, which addresses all mankind. As such, it has something to say to every human being.


Therefore, it does not hold anyone in disregard unless that person or group chooses to take a hostile attitude to Islam.


If one combines this with the fact that it is permissible for Muslims to marry Jewish or Christian women or eat their permissible food, it will be appreciated that Muslims do not reject anything simply for being Jewish or Christian.


Muslims do not take a hostile attitude towards any person, group, race or faith unless they begin by taking hostile attitude towards them or towards their faith [Islam-Total surrender to God].

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Introduction:
Dr. Asher Eder, Jewish Co-Chairman, of “Islam-Israel Fellowship”, [A Division of the Root & Branch Assoc. Ltd, Yerushalayim, Israel] has sent the ‘e mails’ exchanged on the subject: “Palestinian-Israeli Conflict” between himself, Dr. Bernice S. Lipkin, Ph.D, Editor of ‘Think Israel’ and others [e-mails are attached as Annexure B]. Some research documents have also been received/referred in support of Zionist stance. The salient aspcts of these e-mails may be summarized as follows:

1. Ben-Gurion told the Lord Peel Commission in 1938 plainly: “Our title to the Land [of Israel] is the Hebrew Bible, written by our People, in Hebrew our language”. Hence this is not a conflict between two valid religions (i.e. Islam versus Israel).
2. The Koran, completely in line with the Hebrew Bible, foretells the return of the People of Israel into the ancient homeland; and urges Jews to stand firmly on the Torah. [support drawn from some obscure Prof Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi].
3. Israel’s official stance to depict the conflict as an Israel-Palestine one, is deadly wrong it amount to fall in to the Arab propaganda. The conflict is an Arab / Islamic war against any Jewish settlement in the ancient homeland of Israel. Obviously, any concession made to the PA [Palestinian Authority] is a concession to violent Jihad.

In Nutshell:
The above mentioned Jewish Scholars think that, the land of Palestine belongs to Jews, the right granted by God to Jews in Hebrew Bible, also [claimed to be] supported by Koran. Hence Muslims by opposing the Israeli occupation of Palestine have deviated from teachings of Koran. Therefore it is legitimate for Israel not to grant any concession to the Palestinians to live as a sovereign nation in Palestine [their own land].

Short Comments
This complex issue requires detailed response, which has been made available in the URLs referred below. However the short comments are proffered here.
The Qur’an does not support the eternal right of Children of Israel to Palestine. Many Qur’anic verses have been quoted out of context with different interpretations in the following research papers received from the leaned Jewish scholar:
1. Peace Is Possible Between Ishmael & Israel According To Tanakh & Koran.
2. The Psychological/Religious Aspect of Countering Jihad.
3. The Land of Israel – Land of the Moriah, Land of the Hebrews.
4. N a q b a h: The self-inflicted catastrophe.
5. Zionism Versus Racism.

If a single verse from Qur’an is taken out form the main theme/text, then meanings can be manipulated. One has to see Qur’an in totality, in the light of the complete concepts and doctrines. Details of relationship with Jews have been highlighted in article “Islam and Judaism” available at URLs:
https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=dgxfvv3_77c5cxzwdc&hl=en http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_0d7bb5fg7
It is found that some references mentioned by the honorable scholar in document at serial 1 above, are not correct, may be due to typing error, because they are not related with the subject under discussion. The detailed paper; “The Covenant, Fulfillment by God and Violation by Israelis” is attached as Annexure-A.

Neither the Hebrew Bible, nor Qur’an provides unconditional support to the Israelites, obedience to God is the prerequisite.
“Now therefore, If ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:”(Exodus;19:5).
“And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. As the nations which the LORD destroyed before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.”(Deuteronomy;8:19-20).


“And if you shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhors my judgments, so that you will not do all my commandments, but that you break my covenant:” (Leviticus;26:15).
Qur’an does not support the permanent occupation of Palestine by the Israelis, the promise with Abraham was conditional, (Qur’an;2:93,124) which was fulfilled by God: “The fair promise of the Lord was fulfilled for the children of Israel ….”(Qur’an;7:137).
It is left to the imagination of honorable scholars to themselves see as to how far the Israelis are obeying the commandments of God?

For detailed comments please read my response/articles at following URLs:
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_1gtrc64g5
https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AUQfx8dX9TCvZGRyM3c0c21fNjloa2h2cnN0cw&hl=en
Jerusalem, Bible, Qur’an: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=F.08234c59-0111-40fd-83fa-88d92534b905
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B0Qfx8dX9TCvYjNiZTVkYzItYTljYS00MDkyLWJhYzEtYTA4NzdiM2ZkNmZh&hl=en
https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgxfvv3_44fxp7fvg3&hl=en
http://docs.google.com/View?id=ddr3w4sm_21hg56vrxf
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_2cq29qzgj
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_7drfxgpg8

Common Roots, Equitable Status of Jews:
Islam and Judaism are closer to each other as both are linked to their Father Abraham (peace be upon him), the true monotheist, who had totally surrendered his will to the Will of God. He even did not hesitate to sacrifice his only beloved son as fulfillment of the Will of God. Apart from some initial set backs historically they have been with ease with each other; rather the Jews enjoyed a privileged status under Muslim rule in Spain and Jerusalem. In the Muslim world Jews never suffered anything like the atrocities inflicted upon them by Christian Europe over the centuries, including the holocaust in last century. It was in Christendom that the Jews were branded as ‘Killers of God’ and were made to pay for it through one pogrom after another. Even when the enemy was the Muslims, Europe always included the Jews as “collateral damage.” The first Crusade was launched by the massacre of thousands of Jews in Europe, with the mischievous rationalization: “We have set out to march a long way to fight the enemies of God in the East, and behold before our very eyes are His worst foes, the Jews; they must be dealt with first”. Mr. Aba Eban, Israeli scholar, historian and former foreign secretary, stated the Jews during their history were treated justly, once in Muslim Spain and the second, currently, in the United States of America. The great Maimonides was the student of the Islamic philosopher Ibn Rushd (Averroës) of Cordova, and later, when he moved to Egypt, he was the personal physician of Salahuddin (Saladin, of Crusades’ ). Revival of this era of mutual peace and cooperation can again be mutually beneficial.
God Admonish for Disobedience:
Some Qur’anic verses considered to be against Jews are not to be taken to be discriminatory, since same God in Hebrew Bible also admonished and punished the Jews for their wrong behaviors and evil conduct. [see for some examples; Deuteronomy;32:15;9:7; Isaiah;1:2, Exodus;32:9, Jeremiah;3:6-8, 31:32; Ezekiel;16:59, Numbers;25:3; Deutreronomy;32:16; 1Kings;16:2; Isaiah;1:4; 5:24-25, Psalms;78:58-64; Isaiah;65:3-7, Isaiah;24:5; Jeremiah; 11:10, Isaiah;1:4; 24:5-6, Isaiah;24:5. Deuteronomy;28:64; Ezekiel; 6:8; 36:19, Ezekiel;36:3, Deuteronomy;28:49-52;.Hosea;3:4.].
The believers [Muslims] are also reminded and admonished for any wrong doing, to quote few: Qur’an;29:2-4, 3:30, 10:27, 27:90. 28:84, 5:105, 65:10, 8:27, 49:12, 33:53, 4:29, 43, 47:33, 3:100, 1021,149. 8:67-68, 3:128-129, 9:43,80:1-4, 66:1, 47:19.

Islam -A Universal Message for Humanity:
It must be kept in view that that Islam is a universal message, which addresses all mankind. As such, it has something to say to every human being. Therefore, it does not hold anyone in disregard unless that person or a group chooses to take a hostile attitude to Islam. If one combines this with the fact that it is permissible for Muslims to marry Jewish or Christian women or eat their permissible food, it will be appreciated that Muslims do not reject anything simply for being Jewish or Christian. Muslims do not take a hostile attitude towards any person, race or faith unless they begin by taking hostile attitude towards them or towards their faith.

Unethical Behavior of Zionist against Palestinians:
The Zionist passion to rebuild the temple, and expansion of Israel at the cost of Palestinian who also happen to be Muslims (Children of Ishmael not pagans of the old times) and their lands has created an ever widening conflict. The solutions proposed at various forums have been torpedoed by the ambitious politicians for power. The Palestinians are also children of Abraham [spiritual and physical through]. They have the right to live in their land from religious, ethical and prevalent humanitarian standards applicable to every one all over the world, well recognized by UN Charter. They can not be discriminated; they have the right to defend themselves to live in their land, being Muslim they get additional support form Qur’an:
“To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because They are wronged;- and Verily, Allah is Most powerful for their aid;- (They are) those who have been expelled from their homes In defiance of right,- (for no Cause) except that They say, “Our Lord is Allah.. did not Allah Check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, In which the name of Allah is commemorated In abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid His (cause);- for Verily Allah is full of strength, Exalted In Might, (able to enforce His Will).(Qur’an;22:39-40).


Muslims are urged to be kind and equitable with peaceful non Muslims:

Allah does not forbid you to be kind and equitable to those who had neither fought against your faith nor driven you out of your homes. In fact Allah loves the equitable. Allah only forbids you to make friendship with those who fought you on account of your faith and drove you out of your homes and backed up others in your expulsion. Those who will take them for friends are indeed the wrongdoers.”(Qur’an;60:8-9)


Almost for 2000 years Solomon’s Temple is not there, which is sacred to the Jews and Muslims. 13 centuries back, the house of worship of the Yahweh, Allah (God) was restored by the children of Ishmael. In my humble personal opinion which may not be shared by many Muslims & Zionists; ‘the worship of the same God by the Jews and Muslims, for the time being, could be done at the same neighborhood in their own way without any contempt to others (no one is idol worshipper, or pagan). It would provide cooling effect and more time to reach the amicable settlement at a later time. Let’s not be in a hurry. Peace is possible among the children of Abraham [from Ishmael and Israel], by agreeing to the commonalties:
“Say: O People of the Scripture [Jews, Christians], Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but God [Allah], and that we shall ascribe no partners unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).”(Qur’an;3:64).

Abujak
[AftabKhan]
Faith Forum 4 Peace

https://faithforum.wordpress.com
http://peace-forum.blogspot.com

For in-depth study please read following articles:

http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_1gtrc64g5
https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AUQfx8dX9TCvZGRyM3c0c21fNjloa2h2cnN0cw&hl=en
Jerusalem, Bible, Qur’an: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=F.08234c59-0111-40fd-83fa-88d92534b905
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B0Qfx8dX9TCvYjNiZTVkYzItYTljYS00MDkyLWJhYzEtYTA4NzdiM2ZkNmZh&hl=en
https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgxfvv3_44fxp7fvg3&hl=en
http://docs.google.com/View?id=ddr3w4sm_21hg56vrxf
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_2cq29qzgj
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_7drfxgpg8
Annexes Attached:
A: The Covenant, Fulfillment by God and Violation by Israelis
B: E Mails Received form Jewish Scholars

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Annex-A

The Covenant, Fulfillment by God and Violation by Israelis

The Covenant with Abraham:
Though Muslims believe in all the Hebrew prophets and scriptures, but the Last reveled Scripture Qur’an, preserved in its original revealed shape forms, the criteria (Furqan) of tracing and confirming the true revelations of God in the texts of old scriptures, mixed up with commentaries and errors during loss, translation, retranslation, rewriting spread over centuries. Some errors may be deliberate and some unintentional distortions by the scribes. Some verses form Qur’an about the Covenant of God with Abraham, his decedents & the status of Promised Land are mentioned here. Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) has been highly appreciated in Qur’an:

“Abraham was indeed a model, devoutly obedient to God, true In Faith, and He joined not gods with God. He showed His gratitude for the favours of God, who him, and guided Him to a straight way. And we gave Him good In This world, and He will be, In Hereafter, In the ranks of the Righteous. So we have taught Thee the inspired (Message), the ways of Abraham the true In Faith, and He joined not gods with”(Qur’an;16:120-123)

The contents covenant of God with Abraham & his decedents can be traced in the following verses of Qur’an:

“But we delivered Him (Abraham) and (his nephew) Lot (and directed them) to the land which We have blessed for all the people of the world. And we bestowed on Him Isaac and, as an additional gift, (A grandson), Jacob, and we made righteous men of every one (of them). And we made them leaders, guiding (men) by Our command, and we sent them inspiration to do good deeds, to establish regular prayers, and to practice regular charity; and They constantly served us (and us only). ”(Qur’an;21:71-73).
This verse signifies that the Blessed Land is not for any specific group [Hebrews or Jews alone] but for all the people of the world [including Muslims and Christians].
“And call to mind through this divine writ, Ishmael, Behold he was always true to his promise, and He was an apostle (of God), a prophet.”(Qur’an’19:54.)
“We gave him (Abraham) the good news of Isaac – a prophet – one of the righteous. We blessed him and Isaac both. Among their progeny there are some who are righteous and some who are clearly wrong doing to their own souls. ”(Qur’an;37:112-113)
“And commemorate Our servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, possessors of power and Vision. Verily we did choose them for a special (purpose)- proclaiming the Message of the Hereafter. They Were, In Our sight, truly, of the company of the Elect and the good. And commemorate Isma’il, Elisha, and Zul-Kifl: Each of them was of the company of the good. ”(Qur’an;38:45-48)
“And we gave (Abraham) Isaac and Jacob, and ordained among His progeny Prophethood and revelation, and we granted Him His reward In This life; and He was In the Hereafter (of the company) of the Righteous.”(Qur’an;29:27)
“Remember that when Abraham was tested by his Lord with certain commands, he fulfilled them. God said: “Surely, I will make you the leader of mankind.” “What about my offspring?” Asked Abraham. “My Covenant,” said God, “will NOT apply to the evil doers.”(Qur’an;2:124).
Here the claim of the children of Israel as “Chosen People of God” by only virtue of their decent from Abraham, who was made “a leader of mankind”, has been negated. It is conditional to the obedience of God by not doing evil acts. The is also understandable through common sense. Bible also affirms:
“And I will establish my covenant between me and thee (Abraham) and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee”.(Genesis;17:7).
“Now therefore, If ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:”(Exodus;19:5).
They were chosen to be the vehicle of the message of God, the highest honour which any nation can receive.
“And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. As the nations which the LORD destroyed before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.”(Deuteronomy;8:19-20).

The covenant with Abraham is narrated in Bible:
“And I will make of you (Abraham) a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.”(Genesis;12:2-3).
In Bible, deliberate effort appears to have been made (to change the words, Qur’an:5:13 ) to exclude Ishmael, but he is still found to be addressed by God as seed of Abraham: “And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed” (Genesis:21:12-13).

A controversy has raged between the followers of the Bible and the adherents of Islam as to which of the sons of Abraham, Ishmael or Isaac was offered as a sacrifice. It is important to note that, a peculiar sanctity was attached to the first-born both of man and of cattle among people right since the time of Adam, it was especially of great importance among the Israelites. God claimed that the first-born males of man and of animals should be consecrated to him, the one as a priest (Exodus;19:22,24), representing the family to which he belonged, and the other to be offered up in sacrifice (Geneis;4:4). The laws concerning this redemption of the first-born of man are recorded in Exodus;13:12-15; 22:29; 34:20; Numbers;3:45; 8:17; 18:16 and Leviticus;12:2,4. Even the first-fruits of the ground were offered unto God just as the first-born of man and animals. Ishmael, without any doubt was first born son of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him). The Bible is quite clear in designating the offering: “He said, “Take your son, YOUR ONLY son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Mori’ah, and offer him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”(Genesis;22:2). If at anytime, an offspring of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) can be described as “THINE ONLY SON: it could only be Ishmael, because for more than THIRTEEN YEARS, he was the only son and seed of Abraham. God Almighty acknowledges Ishmael as the “SON AND SEED” of Abraham in the Book of Genesis. At NO TIME was Isaac the only son and seed of Abraham. The false pen of the scribe was in the hand of the Hebrews who edited the Books of Moses, as the prophet Jeremiah lament: “How do ye say, We are wise, and the law (the Torah) of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in VAIN made he it; the PEN OF THE SCRIBE IS IN VAIN.”(Jeremiah;8:8). When the Hebrews are found to convert an Israelite into an Ishmaelite when no motives are involved, then how much easier for them to change the word “you only son ISHMAEL” to : your only son ISAAC!” Hence the claim in Islamic traditions that the son offered for the sacrifice was Ishmael not Isaac stands validated. This incidence took place at Makkah where Muslims celebrate this event every year during annual pilgrimage (Hajj).
Jacob’s wife Leah’s maidservant, Zilpah, bore him Gad and Asher, and Rachel’s maidservant, Bilhah, bore him Dan and Naphtali. The children born through maidservants of wives of Jacob are not dealt with contempt in line with the prevalent custom, where as in case of Ishmael, born from Hager, the prejudice and dichotomy of Israelites is too palpable. Hagar was the wife of Abraham (Genesis;16:3).
“And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”(Genesis;22:18)
Qur’an mentions the grant of revelations to the house of Abraham, including Ishmael:
“Do they, perchance, envy other people for what God has granted them out of His bounty? But then, We did grant revelation and wisdom unto the House of Abraham (aal Ibraahem- Descendants), and We did bestow on them a mighty dominion:”(Qur’an;4:54).
“Also mention In the Book (the story of) Ishmael: He was (strictly) true to what He promised, and He was an apostle (and) a prophet.”(Qur’an;19:54)
The descendants obviously include the progeny of Ishmael and Isaac (peace be upon them). Jacob and his descendents have been specially mentioned in addition to Abraham’s at Genisis;17:1-27 & Leviticus;26:42, while excluding Ishmael from the covenant, though was first born son of Abraham, his seed and a Prophet, he remains part of House of Abraham.

Abraham’s Legacy:
“Behold! His Lord said to him: “Bow (thy will to Me):” He said: “I bow (my will) to the Lord and Cherisher of the Universe.” And This was the legacy that Abraham left to His sons, and so did Jacob; “Oh My sons! God hath chosen the Faith for you; then die not save as men who have surrendered (unto Him). “Were ye witnesses when death appeared before Jacob? Behold, He said to His sons: “What will ye worship after me?” They said: “We shall worship Thy God and the God of Thy fathers, of Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac One God, and unto Him we have surrendered.”(Qur’an;2:131-133).
“They say: “Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (to salvation).” say thou: “Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, and He joined not gods with God.”(Qur’an; 2:135)

Covenant with Moses and Children of Israel:
It is described in Bible:
“Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a special treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak unto the children of Israel. And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD has spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes, And be ready by the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. And you shall set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that you go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever touches the mount shall be surely put to death: There shall not a hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mount. And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. And he said unto the people, Be ready by the third day: come not near your wives. And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightning, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceedingly loud; so that all the people that were in the camp trembled. And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the lower part of the mount. And mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke of it ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.” (Exodus 19:5-18).
“O Children of Israel! Remember the special favor which I bestowed upon you; that I exalted you above all other nations.”(Qur’an;2:122). Abraham & Ishmael, while building Ka’ba prayed “O Lord, make us both submissive to You (Muslims); and make our descendants a nation that will be submissive to You (Muslims). Teach us our rites of worship and forbear our shortcomings; surely, You are the Acceptor of repentance, the Merciful.”(Qur’an;2:128).

Violation of Covenant is breaking the Covenant:
“And if you shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhors my judgments, so that you will not do all my commandments, but that you break my covenant:” (Leviticus;26:15). Breaking the their part of the covenant by Israelites will discharge God from the blessings promised on His part.

Covenant with Prophets & Decedents of Abraham:
The Mountain of Sinai (Tur-u-Sinin) a prominent mountain in the Arabian desert, in the peninsula between the two arms of the Red Sea. Here the Ten Commandments and the Law were given to Moses. Hence it is now called the Mountain of Moses (Jabal Musa). The Israelites encamped at the foot of it for nearly a year. The Covenant was taken from them under many portents (Exodus:19:5,8,16,18), which are described in Jewish tradition in great detail. God says in Qur’an:
“Remember that when We took a Covenant from you and We lifted the Mount of Tur over your heads saying: “Take what We have given you firmly and listen to Our Commandments,” you replied: “we have heard but we will not obey.” So much was the love of that calf in their hearts due to their unbelief. Tell them: “If you are real believers, then why does your faith prompt you to do such evil things?”(Qur’an;2:93).
Under thunder and lightening the mountain must indeed have appeared an awe-inspiring sight above to the Camp at its foot. And the people solemnly entered into the Covenant: all the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord hath spoken we will do.” But they said in their hearts: “We shall disobey”. The Jewish traditions assume that all the spirits of decedents of Israel, even to be born in future were present is some way to undertake the covenant.

Moses asked them to enter the Promised Land:

“(Moses said) O my people! Enter the holy land which God has promised you and turn not back ignominiously for then will ye be overthrown to your own ruin.”(Qur’an;5:21).
The spies reported that the land was rich, but the men there were too strong for them. The people of Israel had no courage and no faith, and Moses remonstrated with them, they had to suffer for forty years in the wilderness before entering the Promised Land.
Children of Israel, which was despised, became a great and glorious nation under David and his son Solomon, who had goodly territory, and was doubly blest. His land and people were prosperous, and he was blessed with wisdom from God. His sway and his fame spread east and west. And thus promise of God with the Children of Israel was fulfilled:
“And We made a people considered weak (and of no account) inheritors of lands in both east and west lands whereon We sent down our blessings. The fair promise of the Lord was fulfilled for the children of Israel ….”(Qur’an;7:137)
“And after that We said unto the children of Israel: “Dwell now securely on earth – but [remember that] when the promise of the Last Day shall come to pass, We will bring you forth as [parts of] a motley crowd!”(Qur’an;17:104).
Motley crowd denotes a human crowd composed of innumerable heterogeneous elements, good and bad, strong and weak, fortunate and unfortunate: in short, it characterizes mankind in all its aspects. It is obviously used here to refute, once again, the idea that the children of Israel are a “chosen people” by virtue of their Abrahamic descent and, therefore, a priori and invariably destined for God’s grace. The Qur’an rejects this claim by stating that on Resurrection Day all mankind will be judged, and none will have a privileged position.

Special Covenant-Moses, Jesus & Their Followers
To Believe in Prophet to Come (Muhammad, pbuh):
This was the general covenant particularly with the Prophet Mosses and Jesus, still forms part of their scriptures: “The people who were given revelations earlier are bound by their own oaths, sworn solemnly in the presence of their own Prophets: “Behold! God took the covenant of the Prophets saying:
“I give you a Book and Wisdom; then comes to you an Apostle confirming what is with you; do ye believe him and render him help.” God said: “Do ye agree and take this My Covenant as binding on you?” They said: “We agree.” He said: “Then bear witness and I am with you among the witnesses.”(Qur’an;3:81).
This covenant In the Old Testament as it now exists, Muhammad (pbuh) is foretold to Moses:
“God speaks to Prophet Moses: “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not harken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him”(Deuteronomy; 18:18,19).
The rise of the Arab nation in Genesis;12:2,3, 17:10-12, 20,21, Isaiah. 42:1-8, 11-13, 60:7, for Kedar was a son of Ishmael and the name is used for the Arab nation.
Covenant in The New Testament still Exists:
Muhammad (pbuh) is foretold in the Gospel of John. 14:16, 25,26, the future Comforter cannot be the Holy Spirit as understood by Christians, because the Holy Spirit already was present, helping and guiding Jesus. The Greek word translated “Comforter” is “Paracletos”, which is an easy corruption from “Periclytos”, which is almost a literal translation of “Muhammad” or “Ahmad”. [More details about Prophesies of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Bible, visit link: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dgxfvv3_93c9fjj7cx%5D
Further, there were other Gospels that have perished, but of which traces still remain, which were even more specific in their reference to Muhammad; e.g., the Gospel of St. Barnabas, of which an Italian translation is extant in the State Library at Vienna. It was edited in 1907 with an English translation by Mr. Lonsdale and Laura Ragg.
[URL: https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=dgxfvv3_77c5cxzwdc&hl=en]

Israelites Violated The Covenant:
With the passage of time the Israelites violated the Covenant, as mentioned in Bible:
1) The Israelites became unfaithful to covenant engagements (Jeremiah;3:6-8, 31:32; Ezekiel;16:59).
2) Became rebellious against God (Deuteronomy;32:15;9:7; Isaiah;1:2,Exodus;32:9)
3) They often displeased God by their sins (Numbers;25:3; Deutreronomy;32:16; 1Kings;16:2; Isaiah;1:4; 5:24-25).
4) They were punished by God for; Idolatry (Psalms;78:58-64; Isaiah;65:3-7), Unbelief (Romans;11:20), Breaking covenant (Isaiah;24:5; Jeremiah; 11:10), Transgressing the law (Isaiah;1:4; 24:5-6), Changing the ordinances (Isaiah;24:5), and Killing the prophets (Mathew;23:37-38, 27:25).
5) They were scattered among the nations (Deuteronomy;28:64; Ezekiel; 6:8; 36:19).
6) Despised by the nations (Ezekiel;36:3), their country trodden under foot by the Gentiles (Deuteronomy;28:49-52; Luke;21:24).Their house left desolate (Mathew;24:38) and were deprived of civil and religious privileges (Hosea;3:4).
Jesus Christ, Prophet for Israelites:

Finally God sent a prophet for the Israelites:
“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:”(Acts;2:22).
“But he (Jesus) answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.(Matthew;15:24).
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew;4:17).
“These twelve (disciples) Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”(Matthew;10:5-7).
Jesus said: “And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.”(Matthew;3:9).
Jews rejected Jesus and arranged to kill him (Luke 22:63-71, 23:1-56, John;19-42), though his innocence was also acknowledged by Pilate, the Roman ruler (John;19:4).
Deceived By Own Self-Invented Beliefs:
“The Jews and the Christians say: “We are the children of God and His beloved ones.” Ask them, “Why then does He punish you for your sins? Nay! In fact you are human beings like others which He has created. He forgives whom He pleases and He punishes whom He pleases. To God belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and to Him is the final refuge.”(Qur’an;5:18).
“This is because they say: “The fire of Hell shall not touch us; even if it does, it will be for a few days.” In their religion they are deceived by their own self-invented beliefs. What will they do when We will gather them together on the Day which is sure to come, when every soul will be given what it has earned and there shall be no injustice? “(Qur’an;3:24-25).
Thus the Children of Israel as a community did not adhere to the Covenant in totality, though there were some exception.

Some Exceptions:
“There are some among the people of the Book who truly believe in Allah and what has been revealed to you, (Muhammad), and what has been revealed to them before you. They humble themselves before Allah and do not sell the revelations of Allah for a petty price. For them, there will be a reward from their God. Surely Allah is very swift in settling the accounts.(Qur’an;3:199).
“Rest assured that the believers (Muslims), the Jews, the Sabians and the Christians – whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and does righteous deeds – will have nothing to fear or to regret”.(Qur’an;5:69).
“If they would have believed (in Islam) and kept themselves away from evil, there would have been a better reward from Allah, if they could understand it!”(Qur’an;2:103).

Special Favors and Non Fulfillment of Covenant:
God addresses the children of Israel:
“O children of Israel! Remember My favors to you; fulfil your covenant with Me and I will fulfil My covenant with you, that you should fear none but Me. Believe in My revelations, which are confirming your scriptures; do not be the first one to deny My revelations, and do not sell them for a petty price, fear Me and Me alone. Do not mix the Truth with falsehood, or knowingly conceal the truth.(Qur’an;2:40-42)
“…Do you believe in a part of your Holy Book and reject the rest? So what other punishment do such people among you, who behave like this, deserve, than disgrace in this world and to be driven to grievous punishment on the Day of Judgment? God is not unaware of what you do.” (Qur’an;2:86).
“As for those who break their covenant with God after confirming it and cut asunder what God has commanded to be joined and create mischief in the land, they are the ones on whom there shall be a curse and they are the ones who will have a terrible home.”(Qur’an;13:25).
“Tell them: “O people of the Book! Do not transgress the bounds of truth in your religion, and do not yield to the fancies of those people who went astray before you, They misled many others and have themselves strayed away from The Right Way.”(Qur’an;5:77).

Rebellion and Disbelief in Scriptures:
Rebelliousness of Jews has also been mentioned in Bible:
“And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff necked people: (Exodus; 32:9)”
“Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiff-necked people. Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD. Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.” (Deuteronomy; 9:6-8)
“Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice. Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.” (Deuteronomy; 9:23-24), “Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin”: (Deuteronomy; 9:27).

God address the Jews & Christians Through Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):
“Tell them: O people of the Book! You have no ground to stand on unless you observe the Torah, Gospel and other revelations that have come to you from your God. This revelation (The Qur’an) which has come to you from your God will surely increase the rebellion and disbelief of many of them but you should not grieve for the disbelievers”(Qur’an;5:68)
“If they would have observed the Laws of Torah and the Gospel and other Revelations which were sent to them from their God, they would have certainly enjoyed abundance from above and from beneath. Though there are some among them on the moderate course; but most of them do nothing but evil”.(Qur’an;5:66).
“Over shadowed by ignominy are they wherever they may be, save (when they bind themselves again) in a bond with God and a bond with men; for they have earned the burden of God’s condemnation, and are over shadowed by humiliation: for all this (has befallen them)” because they persisted in denying the truth of God’s message and in slaying the prophets against all right: transgressing the bounds of what is right”(Qur’an;3:112).
“O people of the Book! there hath come to you Our Messenger, revealing to you much that ye used to hide In the Book, and passing over much (That is Now unnecessary). there hath come to you from God a (new) light and a perspicuous Book,(Qur’an;5:13-15)

God Reminds The Covenant
Ask Jews and Christians to Obey The Final Prophet:
God says:
“Remember Allah’s favor to you and the covenant by which He bound you to Himself when you said: “We hear and we obey.” Have fear of God; surely God knows the secrets of your hearts.”(Qur’an;5:7).
“God accepted a covenant form the Children of Israel and appointed twelve chieftains from among them and said: “I am with you; if you establish Prayers (Salah) pay Alms (Zakah), believe in My Apostles, support them [this includes Prophet Muhammad, pbuh] and give a generous loan to God (spend in charity), I will certainly forgive you your sins and admit you to gardens beneath which the rivers flow. However, if any one of you, after this, violates this covenant, he will indeed go astray from the Right Way. Even after that, they broke their covenant; as a result, We laid on them Our curse and hardened their hearts. They tempered with words out of their context and neglected much of what they were enjoined. You will always find most of them deceitful except for a few of them. Yet forgive them and overlook their misdeeds. God loves those who are kind to others. Likewise We also made a covenant with those who call themselves Christians, but they too have neglected much of what they were enjoined. As a result, We stirred among them enmity and hatred, which will last till the Day of Resurrection and soon God will inform them all of what they have done. O people of the Book (Jews and Christians)! Now Our Messenger (Muhammad) has come to you to reveal much of what you have concealed from the Holy Books and to pass over much which is no longer necessary. There has come to you from God a new Light and a clear Book (Qur’an), with which God will guide to the ways of peace all those who seek His good pleasure and bring them out of the depth of darkness into the light of His grace and guide them to the Right Way.” (Qur’an;5:12-15).
“Do you claim that Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants were all Jews or Christians? Are you more knowledgeable than God?” Who is more wicked than the one who hides the testimony he has received from God? Allah is not unaware of what you do.”(Qur’an;2:140).
“So if they argue with you (O Muhammad), tell them: “I have submitted myself entirely to God and so have those who follow me.” Then ask those who are given the Book and those who are illiterates: “Will you also submit yourselves to God?” If they become Muslims they shall be rightly guided but if they turn back, you need not worry, because your sole responsibility is to convey the Message. God is watching all His servants very closely.”(Qur’an;3:20).

Covenant Fulfillment with Abraham by Muslims:
The role of leadership of mankind to convey the message of God is now the responsibility of Muslims, God says:
“We have made you a (umuh-wasta, middle, central) middle way nation so that you may testify against mankind and that your own Messenger (Muhammad) may testify against you.” (Qur’an;2:143)
The place of Remote House of Worship at Jerusalem, is sacred to Muslims as well, being their prayer direction for initial few months at Medina, till changed to Makka, the original house of worship built by Abraham and his son Ishmael. Later it also became venue of Prophet’s mystic journey, (Mara’j) hence highly revered by Muslims:
“Glory to (God) Who transported His Servant (Muhammad) by night from the inviolable House of Worship (at Makka) to the Remote House of Worship (at Jerusalem) the environs of which we had Blessed..”.(Qur’an;17:1)
Muhammad Asad [Leopold Weiss (1900-1992), Jewish convert to Islam] writes: “It should be noted that the Prophet’s Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, immediately preceding his Ascension was apparently meant to show that Islam is not a new doctrine but a continuation of the same divine message which was preached by the prophets of old, who had Jerusalem as their spiritual home, This view is supported by Traditions (quoted in Fath al-Bari VII, 158), according to which the Prophet, during his Night Journey, also offered prayers at Yathrib, Sinai, Bethlehem, etc. His encounters with other prophets, mentioned in this connection, symbolize the same idea. The well-known Traditions to the effect that on the occasion of his Night Journey the Prophet led a prayer in the Temple of Jerusalem, in which all other prophets ranged themselves behind him, expresses in a figurative manner the doctrine that Islam, as preached by the Prophet Muhammad, is the fulfillment and perfection of mankind’s religious development, and that Muhammad (pbuh)was the last and the greatest of God’s message-bearers”.

An Other Perspective:

Sheikh Ahmed Deedat (may God bless him), the renowned scholar and expert on Bible gives an other aspect with references from Bible. Here is his perspective:

If you ask any Jew in Israel, “Who gave you Palestine?” (They have all programmed themselves with the idea of Genesis 17:8. Without the slightest hesitation every Jew will reply ‘GOD!’ That it was God Almighty who had given Palestine, to the Jews. But over 75% of the Israeli Jews if questioned “Do you believe in God?” They immediately respond with “NO!” Yet these atheist and agnostic Jews falsely use God’s name for their usurpation of the land of the Palestinians.

EXAMINE THEIR FANCIFUL CLAIM!: Memorise the above verse in full – “And I will give unto thee.. ..all the land of Canaan…” Gen.17:8. It will prove invaluable against all Christian and Jewish Zionists. So this is the Jewish “Holy Tide Deed” to see and bring about its fulfillment, the Muslims have done nothing over the past thousand years to remove this misconception! They have to convince the Jews and the Christians to the fact that morally and ethically the Jews have no right to Palestine

TRUE TEST OF PROPHECY: While the other Jews were keenly following the discussion as I told a Jew: ‘What you have quoted from your Torah’ (the first 5 Books of the Bible are common to both the Jews and Christians), is a prophecy of what God Almighty had promised to Abraham and his descendants for ever.” He replied, ‘Yes!’ I said, “God gives us in the Torah a test with which we can ascertain whether a prophecy attributed to Him is actually His Word or not. He :says And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not ? spoken When a prophet speaketh in the name of the lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing the Lord hath not spoken, but the Prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. Holy Bible (Deuteronomy 18:21- 22)

I asked him, “Is this a valid test?” To which he replied, “Yes!” I said, “Then let us apply it to the – prophecy!” The Torah says that on the death of Abraham And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave….The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Herb: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. Holy Bible (Genesis 25:9-10)

And further, the Bible testifies about God’s unfulfilled “Promises to the patriarch Abraham and the :elders of Israel in these words These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off.. Holy Bible (Hebrews 11:13)? And can anything be more explicit than these statements from the Holy Writ And God said unto him (Abraham), Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, .and come into the land which I shall show thee Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Haran; and from there, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land (Palestine) in which ye now dwell And he (God) gave him (Abraham) no inheritance in it, NO, NOT SO MUCH AS TO SET HIS FOOT UPON; yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him….. Holy Bible (Acts 7:3-5)

STILL SOME GOOD JEWS: I asked my Jewish visitors whether these simple facts were “Gospel Truth”, and to my amazement he as a spokesman the group, answered, “YES!” This – confirmed for me this Qur’anic statement

THAT AMONG THEM (the Jews and the Christians) ARE MU’MINS (Sincere, faithful people) BUT THE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE PERVERTED TRANSGRESSORS. [Holy Qur’an 3:110]

We must find ways and means of communicating with these Mu’mins – sincere, godly people .among the Jews and the Christians When my employer agreed that the facts of unfulfilled promises in the Bible were, according to his knowledge correct, I said. “In that case God Almighty could never have made such promises,God also confirms in the Holy Qur’an that if He makes a promise, His promise MUST ‘come to pass’ in Deuteronomy 18:22

THE PROMISE OF ALLAH IS TRUE. Holy Qur’an 4:122

The conclusion was that the Jewish title deed to Palestine based on the prophecy of Genesis 17:8 was invalidated by the test given in the last Will and Testament of Moses – Deuteronomy 18:22. For a reasonable Jew the discussion would be over. But I wanted to pursue the dialogue further, so I said, “I am prepared to concede that God did make such a promise as – “I will give unto thee and to thy seed after thee, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting) possession.”

ABRAHAM’S SEED: Conceding the point that the prophecy in question was authoritative, I asked, “Who is the seed of Abraham?” Without the slightest hesitation Mr. Beare replied, “We, the Jews!” I said, “No doubt, you are the sons and seed of Abraham, but are you the only seed? No less than in twelve places, in the first Book of the Bible, Ishmael the progenitor of the Arabs is :spoken of as the son and seed of Abraham And Hagar bore Abram (changed to Abraham by God in Genesis 17:5) a son: and :

1) Abram ceded his SON’S name, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. Holy Bible (Genesis 16:15) And Abraham took Ishmael, his SON… (Genesis 17:23) .

2) And Ishmael, his SON, was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh .

3) of his foreskin. Holy Bible (Genesis 17:25) In the very same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael, his SON. (Genesis 17:26)

4) And his SONS Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of  Ephron…  (Genesis 25:9)

Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s SON, whom Hagar the Egyptian…. (Genesis 25:12)

If the Lord God, disdaineth not to recognise Ishmael as the SON and SEED of Abraham in the Torah, who are we to deny him his patrimony. Indeed, God will not allow the rights of the “first-born” to be jeopardised even if the child is the offspring of a hated wife (Deuteronomy 21:16)

Why should not the Children of Ishmael (the Arabs) and the Children of Isaac (the Jews) live in peace and harmony and enjoy the blessings of God together in the land of promise?

IS MIGHT RIGHT ?

Theoretically the Jew was prepared to concede the points, but prejudices die hard. He retorted, Palestine belonged to us, we ruled it under David and Solomon!” I said, “Sir, if having ruled a territory once by force of arms, entitles you to repossess it, then we Muslims, if we had the power, would equally be justified to re-conquer Spain. We Muslims ruled that country for almost eight hundred years. A longer period of time than the Jews ever ruled parts of Palestine! The only thing really worth seeing in Spain are the magnificent gardens and fountains, and monumental buildings the Muslims left behind. Does that entitle the Muslims to re-colonise Spain? And on the same basis, would the Dutch be entitled to invade Indonesia, because their ancestors” ruled it for three centuries? Or, could the Italians lay claim to Britain because the Romans ruled it”? at one stage under Caesar No!” said Mr. Beare, “Those were foreign conquests, but Palestine is our Motherland, we have” ”.only taken back what we have been wrongfully dispossessed I beg your pardon,” I said, “there is a grave historical oversight on your part here. The Jews also,” under Joshua, invaded Palestine over three thousand years ago and conquered the inhabitants of the land. It was no virgin territory ready to be bethrothed. You conquered thirty kingdoms in as many days (Joshua 12:24). Twelve united tribes of Israel against each divided village state, with their little village chief whom you called “kings!” So you knocked over the Amorites, the Edomites, the Philistines, the Moabites, the Hittites and other too numerous to mention. You destroyed them utterly and they came back for more. And again you “destroyed them utterly,” and yet they ”!were there And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.(Joshua 6:21)

CRY WITH RODINSON

With all the destruction of past, present and future for Israel there is a perpetual spectre of war. Without friendly co-operation with the Arabs there can be no solution to the Jewish problem in Palestine. Morally and ethically the Jews have no right to Palestine. Rodinson, an elite Jew says – in his book – “Israel and the Arabs:

BUT FOR ONE THING, THEY (the Israelis) CANNOT BE SAID TO HAVE A HISTORIC RIGHT TO A” PIECE OF TERRITORY BECAUSE:

  1. SOME OF THEIR ANCESTORS SUPPOSEDLY INHABITED IT TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO.
  2. FOR ANOTHER, THEY OUGHT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THEY HAVE DONE A CONSIDERABLE WRONG TO ANOTHER PEOPLE, IN DEPRIVING THEM OF RIGHTS AT LEAST AS GREAT AS THEIR OWN THE BITTERNESS FELT BY THE PEOPLE TO WHOM THIS WRONG WAS DONE STILL PERSISTS, AND AS LONG AS IT DOES, THE RIGHTS OF THE ISRAELIS WILL REMAIN PURELY HYPOTHETICAL.
  3. THEY CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THE ARABS WILL ONE DAY RECOGNIZE AND ACCEPT THEM. ONLY THEN WILL THEIR RIGHTS BECOME REAL THE ARABS, TOO, HAVE RIGHTS.
  4. IN MANY RESPECTS, THEY MAY JUSTIFIABLY BE HELD TO BE GREATER THAN ISRAELIS’. THE ARABS OF PALESTINE HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS OVER PALESTINE TERRITORYAS THE FRENCH EXERCISE IN FRANCE AND THE ENGLISH IN ENGLAND. THESE RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED WITHOUT ANY PROVOCATION ON THEIR PART.
  5. THE WRONG DONE TO THE ARABS BY THE ISRAELIS IS VERY REAL With all the admissions, confessions and mortifications, the Jew persists – WE POSSESS PALESTINE, WE KEEP PALESTINE! Possession is nine-tenth of the law. This was the attitude of my Jewish visitor too.
  6. So, I asked, “How did you (meaning the Jews) possess it?” By force of arms? ”. Then by force of arms the Arabs have every right to seek to repossess their homeland.

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References Links for further details:
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_1gtrc64g5
https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AUQfx8dX9TCvZGRyM3c0c21fNjloa2h2cnN0cw&hl=en
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B0Qfx8dX9TCvYjNiZTVkYzItYTljYS00MDkyLWJhYzEtYTA4NzdiM2ZkNmZh&hl=en
https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgxfvv3_44fxp7fvg3&hl=en
http://docs.google.com/View?id=ddr3w4sm_21hg56vrxf
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_2cq29qzgj
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc77dvbh_7drfxgpg8
Jerusalem, Bible, Qur’an: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=F.08234c59-0111-40fd-83fa-88d92534b905

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Annex-B:

‘E Mails’ Reflecting Mindset of  Some Jewish Scholars

From: Asher Eder
Date: 2010/3/18
Subject: Fw: PA a proxy for Islamic Jihad against Israel
To:avrason@gmail.com
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From: Asher Eder
To:feedback@israelnationalnews.com
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 4:28 PM
Subject: PA a proxy for Islamic Jihad against Israel
Shalom.
Referring to Prof Aumann’s words (which are very right in themselves), may I point out that the main problem lies with Israel’s official
stance to see and depict the conflict as an Israel-Palestine one. That stance is deadly wrong from the outset: The conflict is, since the days of the “Grand Mufti of Palestine” Amin el-Husseini and the Arab League in his footsteps, an ARAB/ISLAMIC WAR AGAINST ANY JEWISH SETTLEMENT IN THE ANCIENT HOMELAND OF ISRAEL, a conflict in which the Arab propaganda managed to depict it as an Israeli/Palestinian one ((with Palestine resembling little David facing the giant Goliath, Israel)). Our politicians and the media – Israel’s as well as that of the nations- bought that propaganda ruse; stagger in it; and try to make “politics” accordingly, with “Oslo”; the Road Map Plunder; and negotiations with the PA as some detrimental outcomes. . Obviously, any concession made to the PA is a concession to that Jihad – or, in other words, is an awful exercise in suicide in stages. Even the so-called “Left” could have learned from Ben-Gurion: He told the Lord Peel Commission in 1938 plainly: “Our title to the Land [of Israel] is the Hebrew Bible, written by our People, in Hebrew our language”. Unfortunately, the “Left” as well as Nethaniahu’s Likud abandoned that clear stance. We should also learn that the conflict is not a conflict between two valid religions (i.e. Islam versus Israel): What is presently handed out as Islam and its Jihad, is in fact an awful distortion of the Koran: the latter, completely in line with the Hebrew Bible, foretells the return of the People of Israel into the ancient homeland; and urges us to stand firmly on the Torah (details see in the file attached herewith). Prof Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi spoke clearly about that subject in his recent visit in Israel. It is not yet too late: we can change our hasbarah accordingly!
Sincerely,
Dr. Asher Eder
Jewish Co-Chairman, Islam-Israel Fellowship,
A Division of the Root & Branch Assoc. Ltd, Yerushalayim
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From: Asher Eder
Date: Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: Think-Israel September-October 2009 Issue
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To: “Bernice S. Lipkin, Ph.D.”
Cc: avrason@gmail.com
Shalom
Dear Bernice
Thanks for your remarks below. In regard of the Koran, the official Muslim teaching is that all verses of the Koran are of equal value. That is, the latter “anti-Jewish” ones do not cancel out the earlier ones. Of course, Saudi- Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood, and similar organizations harp on the earlier ones, and incite to “Jihad” against Israel. There are quite a number of even high-ranking Moslem scholars who oppose that attitude but there voice is like one “in the wilderness”. Our self-enlightened leftists pose a big problem in that conundrum, even fuel it; for, on what ground do they base their being here, and claim that land? Balfour Declaration? UNO Decision of Nov. 29, 1947? The Arabs oppose these, and say, let the Europeans solve the problem they have created with their age-old anti-Semitism climaxing in the Holocaust (if at all there was one…). Why to take away Arab land if they don’t want the Jews? With that kind of reasoning, it is easy for the Arabs to depict us as invaders and robbers of a land which was in Arab/Muslim hands for more than 1400 years – much more than the Jews ever lived here!.
Ben-Gurion told the Lord Peel Commission (in 1938) plainly: “Our title to the land is laid down in the Hebrew Bible, written in the Hebrew language by our Hebrew people”. As said, the Koran goes along therewith!!! That is, the present Arab/Moslem stance is plainly in contradiction to its own Holy Book – and that should be made known to us and to them.
There can never be trustworthy peace unless the Arab/Muslim world leaves that present stance of theirs; and acknowledges the Koran as perfectly in line with the Tanakh [Hebrew Bible] also in regard of Israel/Jerusalem. Anything else would be merely a hankering after illusions; or worse, an awful exercise of suicide in stages. Sincerely,
Dr. Asher Eder
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From: Bernice S. Lipkin, Ph.D.
To: Asher Eder
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2010 7:35 AM
Subject: Re: Think-Israel September-October 2009 Issue
Dear Asher
I wouldn’t be surprised if the so-called Palestinian people, including the Arab refugees, are patsies [Patsy: A person easily taken advantage of, cheated, blamed, or ridiculed] who were picked because they are able to win sympathy and their “plight” will excuse any acts of terrorism. It would interesting to speculate who is really running the show — who is doing the social engineering. My bet is on the Muslim Brotherhood.
What I don’t understand is why you think the Koran is misunderstood. As I understand it, the “nice” things it says about Judaism are in the early verses and the later ones hate the Jews. And the later ones are the ones that are followed. (Interesting, Judaism says the fundamental laws are the early ones. Just the opposite.)
As far as the 2-state solution goes, I wouldn’t mind an Arab-Palestinian state but ONLY if it is placed in some part of Arab Land. You could move out all the Arabs in the Territories and the treason-spouting Arabs in Israel in a week. I would of course make sure the place was isolated and let them do what want. Build a state. Kill each other, whatever their choice. Does Israel not understand that giving Samaria and Judea to the Arabs means it is no longer in control of its water supply? And what nation gives away its roots?
Bernice
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Asher Eder wrote:
Shalom.
After having read many of the articles (below), I remained again with the impression that none of them goes to the core of the problem which has two faces:
a) Is the present Islam – Sunni and Shiah alike – in line with its basic book, the Koran?
b) Is the Koran in line with the Tanakh – the “Hebrew Bible” – or does it replace the latter (and if so, would do away with Israel)?
A third point, which is always overlooked and hence misrepresented, even by Israel’s governments, is the wrong terminology – in fact an Arab propaganda ruse – which speaks of an “Israel-Palestine conflict” while in fact the conflict is an Arab/Muslim-Israel conflict in which the Palestinians are made willy nilly the spearhead against Israel.
That confusion of mind lead to misconnects like ‘Two-State-Solution”; “Road Map” plunder, etc. Coming back to the above questions a) and b), the answers are simple and plain: Present Islam has deviated from the message of the Koran: the latter is in its own testimony completely in accord with the Tanakh. (See article attached herewith)
Sincerely,
Dr. Asher Eder

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