Israeli Hebrew daily Ma’ariv recently reported that Jerusalem Councilman Meir Margalit, has proposed that municipality should set up a statue of Mahtama Gandhi and a mediation center in an area between Jabal Al-Mukaber and Jewish neighborhood of Armon HaNetsiv “to illustrate how to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict through peaceful means, as Gandhi would have wished.”
However, Dimitri Diliani, a Jerusalem-based member of Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah group, said that setting up the memorial “aims at confiscating lands from Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem“.
“Our objection is not against the great Indian national leader but against the Israeli intentions behind the move,” Diliani said. “The Palestinian people respect the late Indian leader for leading his people to independence by nonviolent resistance,” the Fatah official said.
As someone who has studied Indian hero Mahtama MK Gandhi from objective sources – I tends to agree with Dimitri Diliani. Why? Because, though Gandhi was not a Jew hater, he had rejected World Zionist movement’s plan to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
“My sympathy does not blind me to the requirements of justice. The cry for the national home for the Jews does not make much appeal to me. The sanction for it is sought in the Bible and in the tenacity with which the Jews have hankered after their return to Palestine. Why should they not, like other peoples of the earth, make that country their home where they are born and where they earn their livelihood?“, Gandhi said in an editorial in the Harijan magazine on November 11, 1938.
Gandhi’s biographer and former executive editor of NYT, Zionist Jew Joseph Lelyveld, has claimed in ‘Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi And His Struggle With India‘ that Gandhi had a German Jewish gay boyfriend, Dr. Hermann Kallenbach. Joseph Lelyveld also claimed Gandhi was “a sexual weirdo, a political incompetent and a fanatical faddist – one who was often downright cruel to those around him“. As a matter of fact, Gandhi’s 17-year-old personal secretary in South Africa, Sonja Schlesin (1888-1956) was also Jewish.
Gandhi’s statue is being designed by Argentine architect Roberto Kahanov – which is is being contributed by the municipality of Geneva.
Israel captured East Jerusalem in the June 1967 War, annexed it, and has since built illegal settlements there that are home to more than 200,000 foreign radical Zionist Jews.
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