By Issa Nakleh. In the weeks and months preceding the September 11, 2001, attacks on Manhattan and the Pentagon, a global upsurge of anti-Zionist feelings culminated in the dramatic UN Conference on Racism and Colonialism in Durban, South Africa. Thousands of delegates witnessed massive street demonstrations by hordes of people, mostly Third Worlders.
The protesters were shrill and nearly riotous, with their graphic posters and slogans. Israel was repeatedly condemned as a terrorist state, and the delegates were largely in agreement with the protesters. Before the world press, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan bluntly told the Israelis to stop using the “holocaust” as a pretext to brutalize the Palestinian people in their own homeland. Here is a look at the history of the Jewish state in Palestine, which is so relevant to what is happening in America and the world today.
Part 1: The Crime of Genocide Committed Against the Palestinian People
The Palestinians are 75 percent Muslims and 25 percent Christians. They are the descendants of all the races and nations that have lived in Palestine from the times of the Canaanites to the British occupation of Palestine in 1918. The Christians among them are descendants of the first Christians, who adopted Christianity at the time of Jesus Christ and the Apostles. [Read the entire article as PDF…]