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For anyone who wants a simple proof that Palestine existed before 1948, here’s a coin from 1927 worth 10 Mils (this currency is no longer used). Also note that the word “Palestine” is written in both Arabic and Hebrew indicating not only a Jewish presence, but a prominent one. Jews and Arabs DID live side by side in peace. The Zionist idea that they cannot coexist is an absolute fallacy.

"Palestinians are an invented people!!"


Is this not a coin from the British Mandate Period? 

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C.S. Lewis (via cadburycrazed)


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A few examples of these marriage contracts from Jewish Iranian families in Mashhad in the late nineteenth century, reflect the lengths to which the Jewish community maintained a Muslim-coded external identity for the sake of their safety after the 1839 Allahdad incident. “Allahdad” refers to a riot that resulted in the killing of over thirty Iranian Jews and the kidnapping of some younger girls in the Mashhadi community, after which many Jews decided to mask their identities and continue living in Mashhad under the guise of being Muslim. The pogrom pushed Mashhadi Jews to hide their identity behind imitations of a Muslim lifestyle. The crypto-Jews, known in Hebrew as the Anusim, were specific to the Mashhadi community—other Iranian Jewish communities were able to practice their religion openly.

These marriage documents, although belonging to these families, mimicked Muslim marriage documents in both presentation and content. The documents were titled with the phrase “in the name of God, most Merciful, most Kind,” and the verse “He is the one who brings hearts together,” phrases taken from the Qur’an and presented in the documents in their original Arabic. The first line of such documents was also formulaic, praising God for the union in a ceremonial form of Arabic. The careful degree to which Jews copied the Muslim contracts demonstrates the conscious effort made towards assimilating to a public Muslim identity; only some names, such as “Ya’qub” (Arabic for Jacob) hint towards a possible Jewish background in the marriage contract.

Despite pressures to conform to an outwardly Muslim appearance, some families managed to preserve their identity in written form as well. Some marriage contracts embraced a hybrid expression of Muslim and Jewish practices.This one, for example, has two identical pages: one in Hebrew and Aramaic, and the other in Arabic and Persian. The combining of these languages and collapsing of identities in marriage documents similarly encapsulates the critical social and political pressures on the Mashhadi Jewish community. It is possible that the family had two contracts made, one for display, and one for themselves to reflect their Jewish identity. 

read more about marriage contracts and the mashhadi jewish community here and listen to a talk here.




People who are opposed to BDS think it’s an insult when they say things like oh this movement calls for the destruction of the Jewish state, ok as if that’s a bad thing???
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Oh wow u little shit u really got me

Except the rights of Arabs are more protected in the Jewish state than that are in the over 10 Islamic republics.

How factually incorrect can a person be. I’ve worked in the Knesset and seen legislation consigned by Arab mk’s and gone to school here and have an Arab professor telling me he thinks Zionism is an unjust ideology. Where are the right infringements of Arabs in Israel?

Your denial of a Jewish state is unique to only The Jewish state. Which is, I would like to remind you 80% Jewish. While Lebanon is a catholic state in its constitution and is run by a 40% catholic country. And there is also the Islamic republic of Iran, oh and Pakistan. All gulf states. And g-d knows how many other states insist on an identity that recognizes a religion.

I’m not going to deny your people the right to a state even though I wonder how you would pull it off with all the armed factions running around in the West Bank and gaza, so don’t deny my people the right to exist as we define ourselves. This is a right all people in the post colonial era have maintained yet you deny us out existence. So I’m calling you out as what you are, a sorry brat who lives in a western country, adding double standards on a country that treats your brethren with more respect than any neighboring state.

Get over yourselves and recognize us. Because Jews aren’t going anywhere.

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