It is outrageous in the extreme that the world would accept a scheme that would permit Arabs to have an ethnically cleansed continent where no Jews can live, but that's exactly what the misanthropes at Peace Now endeavor for. They want all of Hebron Jew-free. What they don't realize is that Hebron was already Jewish when Europe was still a swamp. Just as Germans can live in France and French in Germany, Jews should be able to remain in Hebron and Gaza as Arabs remain in Jaffa and their Galilee villages.
It's hardly irrational that Jews should want to live in Hebron or in Jerusalem or near the Wailing Wall or other sites of great importance in Jewish history and religion, particularly given how poorly Muslims have treated such sites.
Peace Now, a left-wing group founded to bring about Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon, but expanded to work toward a withdrawal from all areas won by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War held a protest in Hevron earlier this month. The protest, in the heart of the tiny Jewish quarter of the city, featured large signs demanding the Jews be barred from living in the city of the Patriarchs.
The local community, by and large, chose to ignore the protest, saying the group's aim was to draw them into confrontations it could then use to justify Peace Now's provocations - but several activist groups from outside Hevron came to counter Peace Now's message.
Women in Green, Tzafrir Ronen's Nahalal Forum and Kumah all turned up with signs and activists to say that Jewish life in Hevron is a positive thing, which should be expanded and allowed to flourish. Peace Now protestors led chants like "We don't want to die in vain, make peace now!" and "Hevron settlers - a bone in the throat."
Women in Green's Nadia Matar pointed out that Peace Now is heavily funded by the same European Union that is soft on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Kim M., a student at a Christian university in Pennsylvania, observed the Peace Now protest from the side. "I've only been in Palestine for a few days," she said. "And I'm still trying to figure everything out." Kim wore a CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) hat; she was part of a tour organized by the radical Christian group. Other CPT members stood aside and opined that the Jewish Peace Now protestors still insist on occupying pre-1967 Israel as well, "stolen from the Palestinians in 1948."
Being Christian doesn't authorize you to determine for me and my people where we live and where our borders are, CPT. Those days are over. If you're going to be realistic, then arrange to reinstate Jewish citizenship in Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria, & Morocco. Invite the Jews back to all those countries, and restore their rightful property. Be true to your words and lead the way, Christian.
Click here to read how Peace Now lies and fabricates history. Please note that it was the Israeli leftist Yigal Tumarkin, a founder of Peace Now, who disclosed: "When I see the black-coated haredim with the children they spawn, I can understand the Holocaust."
Click here to see photos of the protest.