August 4, 2009, - 3:35 pm
Take a quick quiz in international property law.
Question: When are property owners and landlords not allowed to evict bad tenants and squatters from their property?
Answer: When the property owners/landlords are Jews and their tenants are A) Muslims (see below) or B) Blacks (see Al Sharpton riots and arson when Jewish landlords, er . . . “White Zionist Interlopers” –who employed over 20 Blacks and Hispanics at Freddy’s Fashion Mart–tried to evict a long non-paying Black-owned record store tenant).
Far-Left Israelis Protest Return of Homes to Their Jewish Owners
Over the weekend, you probably read or heard one of the gazillion mainstream media stories about the big, bad, evil Jews–the Israelis–evicting the “poor Palestinians” from “their” homes in East Jerusalem.
Well, per usual, don’t believe the hype. Here’s a tiny reality check the mostly anti-Israel mainstream media didn’t tell you. The homes are and were owned by Sephardic Jews (Jews mostly from Arab countries) for more than seven decades. They were NEVER the homes of these Arab Muslim tenants who were squatting in them. The Sephardic Jews have the deeds to the land, and they’ve legally owned it, in some cases for centuries, in many cases for many decades. Many of these Jews were forced out by Arab pogroms and attacks on them in the 1920s and ’30s. Others were forced out by United Nations bureaucrats seeking homes for Arab “refugees” in 1948 (more on that, below).
Yes, despite what you heard on Al-FOX News and in AP stories, the “Palestinian Arabs”–who used to call themselves Israeli Arabs–were never the owners of these homes. So, these weren’t “their homes,” as we’ve been told. In fact, these were Arab Muslims who NEVER lived in Jerusalem and mostly fled Israel in 1948, siding with the surrounding Arab nations, which urged them to do so, promising a return to greater “Palestine” when the Arab Muslim victory (which never happened) took place.
So, they returned to Israel. And they got United Nations personnel to force Sephardic Jews (also called, the “Sephardim”) who owned land and homes in East Jerusalem to give them their apartments and houses so that these Arabs (who had lived elsewhere in Israel) would have a place to live, RENT-FREE. The United Nations got the Sephardic Jews to sign agreements allowing these “refugees” to live in the Jews’ homes temporarily and, again, RENT-FREE. In America, we have a term for this: Squatting. And it’s illegal. But not, apparently, when the land-owners are Jews and the land is in Israel in the Jewish capital of the world.
But, decades later, these Arab Muslim “refugee” squatters never left. And they violated the agreements the UN forced the Sephardim to give them. The Sephardic land-owners took them to court. And after years of Arab Muslims abusing the (far-left) legal system of a non-Muslim democracy (redundant phrase) with appeal after appeal, the Jewish owners of the land finally got the right to evict Arab Muslim squatters who displaced them from their homes and their land in East Jerusalem.
And yet, the Arab Muslims you saw on TV or read about in the paper or elsewhere online, refused to leave. They preferred to be forced out and sleep on the streets for the cameras because they knew that the predictably anti-Israel mainstream media would lie and portray this as a case of “the evil Jews taking Palestinians’ homes.” And that’s exactly what happened.
It’s a flat out lie. The only case here–the only truth here–is that Palestinians squatted in Jews homes and took it for the last 61 year.
And now they are finally out. It’s like the bad tenant horror movie “Pacific Heights” on a scale of thousands.
And now that some of them–a very few, as most of East Jerusalem remains occupied by Arab Muslims–are finally out, I hope the Israelis have a heavy duty fumigation agent, as well as a good explosive detection system.
We hear many terms in the liberal news media coverage of this story–”ethnic cleansing” and the abrogation of the “Arab-dominated East Jerusalem.” But remember: the only ethnic cleansing that happened here was when Jews were forcibly removed by Arab Muslims and U.N. thugs from their homes here. And that’s the only reason it’s now “Arab-dominated.”
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