Dr. Mustafa Mheta, Absurd for Danny Danon to tell the UN that Israel has Biblical, historical and legal foundations

Dr. Mustafa Mheta

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, made a very bold assertion during a debate in the Security Council recently. “Jewish rights to the land of Israel depends on four pillars,” he claimed. “This includes the Bible, history, legality and the pursuit of international peace and security.”

I don’t know what he meant by “legality and the pursuit of international peace” and, given Israel’s record of attacking its neighbours, I will refrain from giving credibility to his illusionary discourse by dissecting it. Suffice to ask if he really believes that Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands and regular military assaults on the civilians of the Gaza Strip are both legal and conducive to international peace?

Instead, I will confine myself to the other two pillars that Ambassador Danon claims underpin “Jewish rights to the land of Israel”, the Bible and history. The Bible is available for everyone to examine and provide their own interpretations. Anyone can apply their own hermeneutics to scriptural interpretation. Rest assured, we will all give a different interpretation.

According to Danon, “God gave the land [Palestine] to the people of Israel in ‘Genesis’, when He made a covenant with Abraham. From the book of Genesis; to the Jewish exodus from Egypt; to receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai; to the gates of Cana’an; and to the realisation of God’s covenant in the Holy Land of Israel; the Bible paints a consistent picture. The entire history of our people, and our connection to Eretz Yisrael, begins right here.”

Abraham the patriarch, of course, was neither Jewish nor Arab. He came from Mesopotamia, a region where present day Iraq is located. A careful examination of the so-called Abrahamic covenant story in the Bible’s book of Genesis, Chapters 12-17, reveals that it contains several separate elements or episodes taken from various independent traditions and woven together by the Yahwist into a continuous narrative of the life of Abraham from his call until his death. The following are the elements referred to:

I. The call of Abraham: Genesis 12:1-9

II. The Descent into Egypt: Genesis 12:10-20

III. Abraham and Lot: Genesis 13

IV. Abraham and the four kings: Genesis 14. The Melchizedek episode which the Yahwist has inserted into this section is probably a fragment of an independent Jerusalem tradition.

In other words, the so-called covenant of Abraham cannot be relied upon as being authentic. It’s a tradition that can be contested like many others in the Bible. Besides, God has always been silent while we humans are busy saying what we want in order to justify our assertions. What the Zionists have exacted upon their Palestinian brothers cannot be justified in the name of God; it can only be explained as human folly. God has no part in it, for He is the God of justice, and He loves all of His creation without discrimination. The notion of “the chosen people” is much misunderstood by the Zionists. All the racism in the world today usually traces its roots to this Biblical concept. South African Apartheid, for example, was also justified by the same verses.

People come together in South Africa to protest against Israeli violations on the Palestinian people [BDSsouthafrica/Twitter]

People come together in South Africa to protest against Israeli violations on the Palestinian people [BDSsouthafrica/Twitter]

For the sake of clarity, it must be remembered that the talk of an Eretz Yisrael was articulated by Zionism, a man-made political, secular ideology which believes that Jews need a state and a land like other people to protect them from anti-Semitism in Europe; that Jews should be able to live as a whole and free people engaged in the full range of human activity. The fathers of political Zionism declared eventually (it was not a unanimous decision) that the land in question should be Palestine, the ancient land of the Children of Israel (Israel being the name of Jacob). A few religious Zionists insisted on this. For most, the appeal was that this was the location of the Jews as a free people thousands of years ago.

Danon is wrong to claim that, “The Romans attempted to destroy that link [of the Jewish people] by renaming the land Palestina.” This is simply not true. To rely on Biblical accounts which have been given different interpretations across the centuries to suit the economic and political realities prevailing at the time, is really a travesty of justice.

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I wonder what Donald Trump and his racist cabal in Washington would do if American Indigenous Indians came up with something from their ancient writings and traditions that confirms that the land that is currently the United States of America is theirs. Would they accept this unquestioningly? Somehow I doubt it, yet they give unquestioned support to the Zionist claim on the land of Palestine.

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner (R) and US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC, US on 1 October 2018 [Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner (R) and US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC, US on 1 October 2018 [Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]

Furthermore, for Danon to claim that the document prepared and signed by British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur Balfour in 1917 constitutes an act of international law is absurd, even if the British cabinet of the day did have “sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations” and “approved” the “Balfour Declaration”. The Imperial British Cabinet at the time had nothing to do with international law and, interestingly, the only Jew in the cabinet in 1917, Edwin Montagu, opposed Balfour and Zionism.

In claiming that Zionism appears in international law, the Israeli Ambassador to the UN is being disingenuous. Britain was a colonial power at that time which had passed the Aliens Act in 1905 specifically, it is believed, to block Jewish immigration from Europe. Any British support for Zionist efforts to build a Jewish State would have had nothing to do with any love for the Jewish people, and everything to do with securing Chaim Weismann’s scientific prowess for the war effort and an insidious anti-Semitism desirous of solving Europe’s “Jewish problem”.

It was ridiculous, therefore, for Danny Danon to claim historical and scriptural justifications for Zionist Israel and the injustices against the people of Palestine. It was not, however, to be unexpected. Zionists have been peddling myths and lies to the world for more than 120 years. Even some early Jewish settlers in Palestine, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire, realised very quickly that it was simply a lie for the Zionist hierarchy to claim that Palestine was empty territory just waiting to be colonised: “A land without a people for a people without a land” was and remains one of many Zionist myths.

The “Greater Israel” of Zionist Aspirations (also known as “The Oded Yinon Plan”.

Zionist pressure at the UN may have reversed a resolution that “Zionism is a form of racism”, but the Apartheid nature of the state is becoming increasingly obvious to anyone who cares to look with an open mind. No amount of Biblical quotes or distortions of history can change that. There can be no Biblical, historical, legal or moral justification for the state of Israel as it is today. The UN Charter provides all colonised people with the right to fight for their freedom. The successful conclusion to such a struggle in occupied Palestine will be the creation of a democratic state all of the people between the river and the sea.

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5 thoughts on “Dr. Mustafa Mheta, Absurd for Danny Danon to tell the UN that Israel has Biblical, historical and legal foundations”

  1. He’s right. All throughout history the Jews have been hated. It’s Satan’s plan. The Egyptians, the Philistines, the Canaanites, Edomites, Moabites, Ammonites, the Babylonians, Persians, Assyrians, and the German Nazis all tried to exterminate Israel. We have 58 muslim countries today who what? All hate Israel. There are 2 billion Muslims who what? Are taught to hate Israel. It’s the fastest growing religion. Islamic scripture teaches hatred of the Jews. This is by design folks.

    Hate Israel? You side with Satan. It’s that simple. Im not going to get into zionists and the exploitation and manipulation of Israel, etc. here.

  2. Hey Jim, seems like everytime I try to attach a photo on these comments, it gives an error message and my computer has a brain hemorage. Is anyone having a similar problem?… We will know our disinformation campaign has succeeded when everything Americans believe is false’ or words close to those sediments. Is that our CIA Director Casey talking or is it Bibi?… awfully hard to tell with ridiculous pictures like the one he drew for the UN. It was a bomb shaped graph on the threat to Israel posed by Iran. No one called him out on the absurdity. Ray McGovern described an encounter he had with the arch Neo-Cons at CNN studios. Joe Liberman was outraged when Obama hit the chicken switch on all out Syrian war. Crestfallen was Liberman and Paul Wolfashitz giving interviews there. Ray McGovern is a national treasure and I’m shocked he has not been silenced. He described US foreign policy toward the middle east as his pointer and index finger held so close together with Israel, no daylight could be seen between. Wow! How did they do this? Because that attitude is what makes Islamic blood boil toward us. What year did it become forbidden to criticize Israel? Exactly 444 comments on Fetzer’s recent Flat Earth guest post and only 14 comments on the world war 3 danger looming? It’s outrageous. The net is so overloaded with NEWS, disinformation and outright lies… no single issue gets much notice… except flat earth? I think Jim left all the robotic gibberish comments just to show the savagery of the mind control ministry (MCM). The MCM has seldom had such a decisive victory as the lock step march opposing Trump from the left. There’s plenty of real things to oppose Trump on. For me it’s the saber rattling toward Iran and being an uber Zionist. Trump could make America even greater by jumping out of bed with Bibi and the House of Saud.

  3. Just ask yourself why the US would be actively trying to find an excuse to start a war with Iran. What does the US stand to gain by going to war with Iran? Answer: absolutely nothing.

    Who benefits? Israel, that’s who. Because crippling Iran destroys resistance to the Greater Israel Plan and Israel’s complete hegemony in the middle east. And because Israel totally controls the US Congress and the Trump administration, the US will continue to do Israel’s dirty work in the middle east. And the US taxpayer will fund it—- in addition to funding the Israeli military.

  4. There are several 100,000s sq. miles of vacant land in the neighboring Muslim countries near Israel. The Palestinians could relocate there and get free land.
    The problem is that no one wants them. They’re work-shy, they demand endless welfare and other freebies. But at the top of the list is that they make trouble everywhere they live. It would be nice if you could call them ”good neighbors” but they’re not.

  5. This is a good example of the “Jewish Problem”. Israel’s Ambassador to the UN delivers propaganda which can be described charitably as ridiculous in order to legitimize Jewish control and annexation of Palestine.

    But the big problem is the Israeli colony called the USA because it enables the Jewish criminals to do whatever they want in the Middle East. This includes war with Iran.

    All roads lead to the City of London.

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