“Islam is an act of G-d’s mercy,” says German-born US-Israeli Jewish historian Dr. Shelomo Dov Goitein (died 1985) in book ‘Jews and Arabs’.
“Jews in the near East, north Africa and Spain threw their support behind advancing Muslim Arab armies,” says Professor Merlin L. Swartz (Islamic Studies at Boston University) in book ‘The Position of Jews in Arab lands following the rise of Islam‘.
Last month, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood topped LA-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, an Israeli Watchdog, list of ten top anti-Israel statements made in 2012. The honor went to Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, who according to Israeli Hasbara translation organ MEMRI, in his Arabic sermon said: “The (Zionist) Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions profaned holy places. Zionists only understand the language of force and will not relent without duress. This will happen only through holy Jihad“. Like, Iranian president Dr. Ahmadinejad, who scored the second place on the list, Mohammed Badie, was too addressing the Zionist Jews and not the Yahud (the followers of Moses Law (Torah).
Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuf was third for the following cartoon showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu squeezing votes into a ballot box out of the cadaver of a Palestinian child.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is named after Simon Wiesenthal (died 2005) known as ‘Father of Holocaust culture’. Israeli historian and journalist Dr. Tom Segev in his book ‘Simon Weisenthal: The Life and Legend’ describes Weisenthal as “a fame-seeking myth-maker and an Israeli Mossad agent“.
As if that was not enough. Dr. Essam al-Erian, an adviser to Egyptian president Dr. Mohamed Morsi and a member of ruling Freedom and Justice party has recently urged Egyptian Jews living in racist Israel to return to their ancestral Arab land. Essam promised that they will receive properties left behind. He also asserted that the more Egyptian Jews return the more Palestinian natives have chance to recover their stolen homes, businesses, farms and land. His statement irked many Egyptians and Israeli Jews, who called him traitor or antisemite. Essam al-Erian who could not stand-up domestic and foreign pressure, to great relief of Israeli media, has resigned from his post two days ago.
Essam al-Erian, like former US foreign secretary Henry Kissinger, also predicted the demise of the Zionist entity within next ten years. Interestingly, Egypt’s new so-called “Shari’h-based” Constitution Article 3 stipulates, for the first time in Egyptian constitutional history, that Jews would have the right to adjudicate their personal status cases according to Jewish Talmudic law which is practiced in the state of Israel.
On January 7, Abraham Foxman, head of Israel Jewish lobby group, ADL, in a letter to Egyptian ambassador in Washington, Mohamed M. Tawfik, expressed his satisfaction on the sacking of Essam al-Erian. “We hope that President Morsi and other Egyptian government leaders will now make it clear that the defamation of Israel and Jews has no place in the country’s national dialogue,” wrote Abbe Foxman.
Several Egyptian political analysts have called this episode another proof of Morsi’s subservience to US-Israel-Turkey axis. Cairo still maintains diplomatic relation with the Zionist regime. It also brokered a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in November 2012. Last week Egyptian security forces claimed the capture of US-made anti-tank and surface-to-air missiles near Israel-Sinai border – destined for Gaza to be used against Israel by Islamic Resistance groups. Apparently, they were being smuggled from neighboring Libya which has stockpiles of US weaponry given to anti-Qaddafi rebels.
A 19th century Egyptian poet asked Muslims to become Jews as “Today the Jews have reached the summit of their hopes and have become aristocrats. Power and riches have they and from them councilors and princes are chosen“.
Mohamed Abul-Ghar, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, in his 2004 book, Yahood Masr min AlIzdihar Ela AlShitat (Egyptian Jews from the bloom to the Diaspora), wrote that several among the country’s 75,000 Jews held high official positions, like Qattawi Pasha, who was appointed finance minister in 1925, and owned more than a third of the country’s registered companies by 1947. Jews were also prominent in arts and culture, helping to establish Egyptian cinema and publishing many cultural magazines. The 1948 Palestine War changed everything for Egyptian Jews, because the government closed the offices of the Zionist movement in Egypt and arrested many Zionist activists. In 1954 the Egyptian authorities uncovered a Jewish terrorist group which was targeting British and American facilities in order to show Egypt was unable to protect foreigners and minorities. The Israeli false flage operation known as Lavon Affair had a damaging effect on Egyptian Jews and led many to leave. Abul-Ghar claims that Jews did not leave Egypt as result of antisemitism but as result of 1949 law that abolished special privileges for foreigners. This affected Jews heavily because many of them held dual nationality.
Jews around the world gather in Egypt on January 15 to attend one-week long festival honoring birthday of Jewish saint Abu Hassira.
The great majority of Egyptian Muslims belong to Sunni sect. However, both Cairo city and the world-famous al-Azhar University were built by Fatmid Shia ( 969-1171 CE) rulers. The Agha Khan Trust for Culture built the huge al-Azhar Park in Cairo. The park was opened to public in 2005 and cost more than $30 million.
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