January 30, 2012, - 6:51 pm

“Evil Jew” Israelis Train HAMAS Palestinians in Desert Farming – Funded by Jewish Natl Fund

By Debbie Schlussel

In Judaism, we believe that G-d helps those who help themselves and that if someone comes to kill you, kill him first.  We do not believe in turning the other cheek.  Sadly, that is not how the Israelis are conducting themselves.  Instead they are not only sleeping with the enemy, but aiding the enemy in defeating Israel economically.  Despite all the vilification of the Jews and Israel, this is the third such “Israel helps the Palestinians to compete with them on this crop or that crop” story that I’ve posted in a year. (I also posted about how Israel promoted Palestinian cucumbers and how Israel helped the Palestinians grow strawberries–both in competition against Israeli farmers.)


Mazel Tov: Israel’s Arava Trains HAMAS Palestinians to Compete Against Israeli Farmers

Frankly, the Israelis are NOT acting like they are at war.  Instead, they are enabling the enemy to compete with Israelis who are under attack every single day.  It’s nauseating how Israel continues to pander to these people, despite the fact that these people hate Israel and love HAMAS and the additional fact that the international community will still hate Israel and the Jews no matter what.  Now, these HAMASniks (Fatah is merging with HAMAS) will have these secret techniques.

Oh, and by the way, if you are one of those naive donors to Jewish National Fund, this is what you are funding! The same JNF, which refuses to do anything beyond the green line for Jews, spends money teaching Palestinian terrorism supporters how to compete against Jews on the market. My paternal grandparents were JNF national officers and have a forest in Israel named after them. They are turning over in their graves right now. (I’ve already told you about how JNF–and Shaarey Zedek Hospital–honored a Detroit-area HAMAS supporter who gives legal advice to drug gangs headed by Yemeni Muslims.)

A West Bank agricultural development team is hoping to form a partnership with Central and Northern Arava Research and Development by sending Palestinian agricultural students to learn desert farming techniques from Israeli experts.

Arava Research and Development, based at the arid Yair Research Station near Hatzeva, which The Jerusalem Post toured on Tuesday, is an agricultural hub for scientists and farming experts who experiment with techniques to grow crops in extreme desert conditions.

Funded jointly by the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund and the government, the research unit explores methods to grow products in sandy and saline water conditions, and contains a variety of produce in its greenhouses, including sweet peppers, strawberries and ornamental fish. . . .

For the first time, a Palestinian group – which visited the facility on the same day as the Post – is requesting to give students this same type of learning experience, according to Hanni Arnon, the program’s director.

“We are trying to see how we can create a joint venture with these guys, in order to send Palestinian students – in university or just finishing high school – to get training here in the same way as Asian students,” said Ibrahim Barakat, member of the board of directors of the Ramallah and Gaza based firm Harvest Export, which provides Palestinian agricultural cooperatives and individual farmers with the opportunities to export their produce. . . .

“It’s introducing a new way of looking at agriculture – shying away from the normal stuff that we produce,” said Hani Dajani, managing director of the al-Birehbased Portland Trust.

By learning to employ some of the same techniques that the Arava farmers use, Palestinian agriculturists in the Jordan Valley can learn to expand their variety of produce and export their wares overseas, according to Dajani.

The program would aim to give skills to smaller, individual Palestinian farmers and then eventually open a facility parallel to that of Yair in the Jordan Valley so that when students return from their Arava training, they have a place to continue their research closer to home, Barakat added. “I want to invest in young people,” he said.

Arava Research and Development director Eilon Gadiel said he hoped that the partnership would succeed, noting that while the climates of the Arava and the Jordan Valley are not quite the same, many of the same farming skills apply to both places.

Eilon Gadiel is obviously one of the leftist Israeli schmucks who jumps at the opportunity to help HAMAS supporters beat Israeli farmers economically in the international marketplace. Lech L’Hitgahgayah [“Go bleep yourself” in Hebrew], Eilon.  You’re taking food off the table and money out of the hands of Israeli farmers who are not supporters of HAMAS.

Not only would a joint program between Arava Research and Development and a Palestinian cohort bring new agricultural expertise to the West Bank, it could also foster a wave of better relations between two peoples, both Barakat and Dajani stressed. An exchange of knowledge and communication could only serve to benefit both populations, Gadiel agreed.

Hey, I think I hear Michael MacDonald’s voice, singing, “What a Fool Believes.”

“Exchanging information between the two parties is healthy and can bring peace,” Barakat said.

Uh-huh, just like giving instructions to Iran on how to develop nukes “is healthy and can bring peace.” Funny, I never heard a single American corporation say that giving their source code to the Chinese “is healthy and can bring peace.”

Remember, if you give a single dime to Jewish National Fund–as a good deal of Jewish Americans do–you are funding this crap.

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17 Responses

Debbie, I plant a few trees in Israel every year thru the JNF, sometimes to honor the dead. I hope my tree money isn’t being used for any of this narishkeit. H. and I also send pizza deliveries to IDF patrols. We think they well deserve a nice, kosher pizza.

A1: Sadly, that’s exactly where your tree money is going. There have been plenty of exposes about how JNF wastes money and doesn’t even plant the trees. But, now, they mostly waste the money on this stuff. Don’t give them a dime, whether they claim it will go to a tree or not. This is where it is going. As for the PizzaIDF, that’s a good cause. DS

A1 on January 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I planted a tree in Israel through JNF for a dear friend and my late beloved father several years ago.

    I will never give JNF another dime.

    Oh and what Debbie didn’t mention is it does work beyond the Green Line – not for Jews but for Israel’s enemies.

    Its helping to build the planned Arab city of Rawabi.

    But it refuses to help in the Jewish settlement enterprise.

    That is where your donor dollars are going nowadays.

    More like the Hamas National Fund. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad!

    NormanF on January 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Moooooslims sure are lucky. I’ve never seen a group have so many foolish panderers. Behind closed doors they have to be laughing at the “infidel”. It’s so grotesque!

Skunky on January 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    You are so right Skunky, and I wish in a way that you were not. That there is something in Islam somewhere that is redeemable is a dream devoutly to be wished. Alas to dream.
    It disgusts me that even after 911 there is no lapse in the Islamic tuchas licking by our president and the liberal media. You would think that it would have at least paused just for a moment!
    Were the mob threats from the “Arab Street” to take revenge after the justifiable shooting of Bin Ladin taken seriously? I guess not. Like the schmucks that we are we allowed prayers to be said before sending him to sleep with the fishes.
    To my knowledge even the Mafia is not that courteous.
    Were any prayers said for Danny Pearl, or the victims of 911 by any Imam?

    Ron Wolf on January 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

We are often our own worst enemies. That’s why some 80% of us voted for BHO and will likely do so again. Those of us who can see are exceedingly few. Almost nonexistent.

guesswho on January 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm


Don’t worry – there is no way this will teach the Palis how to farm – they’ll continue to remain parasites on Israel, or anyone else. If this was military training however, you can bet that they’d have made good use of it.

In other words, had this been done for the North Koreans, or the Vietnamese, or Cubans, they’d actually have made good use of it, and made it come to fruition. The Muslims ain’t anywhere near as enterprising, so even teaching them how to do it won’t do squat. Otherwise, countries like Egypt, Pakistan and Malaysia would be economically booming.

Infidel on January 31, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Infidel – You are exactly correct. When Israel pulled out of Gaza (How are all those missiles working out for the people of Sderot …) at least one so called Jewish Philanthropist (I forgot who at the moment) left them with an agricultural development. The first thing the “palestinians?” did was to destroy all that and built tunnels to aid in their terrorism there.

    I_AM_ME on January 31, 2012 at 9:04 am

      American Jews paid $14 million for the greenhouses in Gaza and transferred them to the Palestinian Authority when Israel pulled out. James Wolfensohn personally spent $500,000. That’s the project that was looted and destroyed by the Palestinians.

      Lynne on January 31, 2012 at 10:16 am

        Does the expression “Pearls before Swine” ring a bell? What about the old adage “the definition of insanity is….”. After losing that much money I would not be surprised if Wolfensohn is a card carrying member of AA hearing it repeatedly as part of his twelve step program.

        Ron Wolf on January 31, 2012 at 9:29 pm

What is surprising is how little Arab countries contribute to Arabs in “Occupied Palestine”.

bobguzzardi on January 31, 2012 at 10:36 am


It’s not just the Palis. The Arabs of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrein, Qatar, UAE, Libya and Algeria sit on so much of oil, that from all the cash they get, they could easily have spent it on making the entire Arab empire – all 22 or so countries in it – extremely prosperous.

In the Gulf, they have a major labor shortage, and have to import guest workers not only from Pakistan or Bangladesh, but also Infidels from countries like India & Philippines (although from India, the bulk of those who go there are Muslims). If they simply took in all the Palis, Lebanese Muslims, as well as millions of others from Egypt (to be fair, Col Gadaffi did do that w/ Egyptians), then they’d not need a non-Arab guest worker population @ all, whom they have to deprive of most rights in order to ensure that those countries remain Arab. They could have easily taken the entire Pali population as well as huge numbers of Arabs from Syria, Egypt, and they’d have had a fully homogeneous population in places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and so on. I’m talking about just the unskilled workforce here, not the Western paid servants that they hire to manage the likes of Aramco, or design their refineries, or so on.

Anyway, all this is pretty tangential, since anybody who knows Islam knows that what drives them is not any sort of nationalism, but rather, the Judeophobic rants of the quran and sunnah. It’s in their texts that Jews are apes & rats, while Christians are pigs & dogs. They have that infamous hadith, which is in the Hamas charter, about the final hour when rocks & trees will tell Muslim armies that there’s a Jew hiding behind them. Essentially, the quran 2:190-193 pretty much sums up the mission statement of Muslims – to keep fighting non stop until ‘all religion is for allah’ i.e. until the entire world is either Muslim, or subservient to islam.

In short, these people are even more impossible to reason w/ than the Nazis were.

Infidel on January 31, 2012 at 10:53 am

Unfortunately, no good deed goes unpunished by the Arabs. When you look at what they’re doing to one another in Syria, can there be any doubt what their intentions are toward Jews?

In my view, here is the salient point of your column: “the international community will still hate Israel and the Jews no matter what.”

I’m not sure I know exactly who “the international community” is but that’s not too important. Here’s what’s important: these efforts do not stop the news media from holding Israel solely responsible for Arab suffering. While the JNF teaches Arabs how to farm in the desert with limited water resources, the news media and the BDS movement gripe that Israel “controls” the West Bank’s water supply.

For some strange reason, the IRS won’t allow American charities benefiting Jews to spend money on the other side of the green line. This has been a problem for many years. However, for yet another strange reason, charities benefiting Arabs can spend money in Gaza, Judea, Samaria and maintain their tax-deductible status. Forget about where that Arab money goes for a minute (if that’s possible). Isn’t this policy on the part of the IRS an act of government discrimination against Jews? Inquiring minds want to know!

There is NO Santa Claus on January 31, 2012 at 11:29 am

We are our own worst enemies.

Did the US teach Nazi Germany how to grow food and develop industry? (Okay, in the case of industry, IBM, Ford, and GM helped Germany).

Did we help Japan during WWII?

Did we help the British during the Revolutionary, and 1812 wars?

Did we help Mexico in the war of 1846?

Did the South help the Yankees during War Between the States?

No, only the Jews and the United States (in Iraq, Iran, China, Russia, the rest of the Arab world, and Afghanistan) help their enemies.

Jonathan E. Grant on January 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Jonathan E. Grant:

    I’m laughing at you. Go through the rhetorical questions you asked and answer YES to all of them.

    Admiral Yammamoto, the man who planned the Pearl Harbor attack studied at Harvard. More than a few of his American counterparts who fought against Japan, studied in Japan.

    The Vice President of the United States during the Civil War was from Tennessee. Missouri, a slave state sided with the North.

    There were a number of Tories (American colonists who supported the British) during the American Revolution. Benedict Arnold was a rather famous spy for the British.

    The Mexican War of 1846 was the “Vietnam” of its day. Abraham Lincoln questioned it. John Quincy Adams spoke against it.

    Referencing the Mexican-American War, General Ulysses S. Grant stated that “I was bitterly opposed to the [Texas annexation], and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.”

    Franklin Pierce obtained the rank of Brigadier General during the Mexican War. He would go on to become President of the United States. His notoriety came in retirement as the only former U.S. President to die of Cirrhosis of the liver.

    Jonathan E. Grant, I’m afraid you don’t quite realize how common these things are. This is what happens in free countries. I’m surprised you are so unaware of how many times these sort of things happened in American history.

    Oh! While I’m at it. Have you ever read about the support Prescott Bush and Allen Dulles gave the Nazis during WWII?

    This stuff goes on all the time. That’s why it’s so easy for Debbie to find examples of it.

    There is NO Santa Claus on February 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

NormanF correctly notes that JNF is “helping to build the planned Arab city of Rawabi” in the West Bank – and Israel is giving them land for access roads. JNF even kindly provided a few thousand trees for that new city. Where are JNF’s efforts to help those Jews forcibly evacuated from Gaza?

Interestingly, the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association purchased tens of thousands of dunams of land in SYRIA just beyond Israel’s Golan Heights purchased early in the 20th century (close to 100 sq km worth according to Guy Bechor who recently wrote about it) then turned it over to JNF, which retains legal title. Syria seized all that land (without compensation of course) and JNF is curiously quiet about its claims.


Raymond in DC on January 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Excellent point Ray. Why do we keep using a losing strategy expecting different result? They (the moslems) by and very large with the exception of one or two dreamers that are usually killed for their efforts are just plain murderous, vindictive nuts.
    The devil made me do it hell, it is now Allah commands me to do it.
    Let your guard down for one second and BOOM!.

    Ron Wolf on January 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

While I generally believe in the carrot and stick approach in the lost art of diplomacy, you have to consider that diplomacy is taken as a sign of weakness that is to be exploited by Islamic excrementalists whose written purpose is solely is to shit on Israel until it disappears.
This is not a big deal to me. It shows the Jewish soul taking the high ground and when push comes to shove Israel can always close off trade totally with West Bank and Gaza companies. It does puzzle me that we do business with them in the first place. Does Egypt still buy Jaffa oranges? I believe there was a time that they did. Hearts and minds was never a good strategy whether in Vietnam,or Afghanistan, however it sold well at home, thats all.

Ron Wolf on January 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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