Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah greetings 2011 – The anti-Zionist menorah

You don’t have to be Jewish to watch this and enjoy:

Thanks to Vlad we also have a Chanukah Zebra!

Won’t be long before the soldiers of allah claim it:

 Even on our holy days the torture jihad never stops:

PLO youth magazine – sponsored by UNESCO – admires Hitler because he murdered Jews  (Israel Matzav)

Given the ‘Palestinian’ history of cooperation with the Nazis, I suppose we should not be too surprised to find a ‘Palestinian’ youth magazine that admires Hitler for murdering Jews.

Other offerings from the Elder:

Video: Arab destroying gravestones at historic Mount of Olives cemetery

She wants to smell paradise:

“Golden Age & Harmony Days”

Arabs and some others like to claim that Jews lived in harmony with Arabs before Zionism. They will bring examples of how well Jews were treated.

In reality the Jews are  (and were) detested by the Muslims far more than are the Christians.

They are held in the utmost contempt and abhorrence by the Muslims in general, and are said to bear a more inveterate hatred than any other people to the Muslims and the Muslim religion. …It is a common saying among the Muslims in this country, “Such a one hates me with the hate of the Jews.” We cannot wonder, then, that the Jews are detested by the Muslims far more than are the Christians.

Not long ago, they used often to be jostled in the streets of Cairo, and sometimes beaten merely for passing on the right hand of a Muslim. At present, they are less oppressed; but still they scarcely ever dare to utter a word of abuse when reviled or beaten unjustly by the meanest Arab or Turk; for many a Jew has been put to death upon a false and malicious accusation of uttering disrespectful words against the Kur-an or the Prophet. It is common to hear an Arab abuse his jaded ass, and, after applying to him various opprobrious epithets, end by calling the beast a Jew.

A Jew has often been sacrificed to save a Muslim, as happened in the following case.—-A Turkish soldier, having occasion to change some money, received from the seyrefee (or money-changer), who was a Muslim, some Turkish coins called ‘adleeyehs, reckoned at sixteen piasters each. These he offered to a shopkeeper, in payment for some goods; but the latter refused to allow him more than fifteen piasters to the ‘adleeyeh, telling him that the Basha had given orders, many days before, that this coin should no longer pass for sixteen. The soldier took back the ‘adleeyehs to the seyrefee, and demanded an additional piaster to each; which was refused: he therefore complained to the Basha himself, who, enraged that his orders had been disregarded, sent for the seyrefee. This man confessed that he had been guilty of an offence, but endeavoured to palliate it by asserting that almost every money-changer in the city had done the same, and that he received ‘adleeyehs at the same rate. The Basha, however, disbelieving him, or thinking it necessary to make a public example, gave a signal with his hand, intimating that the delinquent should be beheaded. The interpreter of the court, moved with compassion for the unfortunate man, begged the Basha to spare his life. “This man,” said he, “has done no more than all the money-changers of the city: I, myself, no longer ago than yesterday, received ‘adleeyehs at the same rate.” “From whom?” exclaimed the Basha. “From a Jew,” answered the interpreter, “with whom I have transacted business for many years.” The Jew was brought, and sentenced to be hanged; while the Muslim was pardoned.The interpreter, in the greatest distress of mind, pleaded earnestly for the life of the poor Jew; but the Basha was inexorable: it was necessary that an example should be made, andit was deemed better to take the life of a Jew than that of a more guilty Muslim.

The Jews in Egypt generally lead a very quiet life: indeed, they find few but persons of their own religion who will associate with them….The more wealthy among them dress handsomely at home; but put on a plain or even shabby dress before they go out: and though their houses have a mean and dirty appearance from without, many of them contain fine and well-furnished rooms. …

Avarice is more particularly a characteristic of the Jews in Egypt than of those in other countries where they are less oppressed. They are careful, by every means in their power, to avoid the suspicion of being possessed of much wealth. It is for this reason that they make so shabby a figure in public, and neglect the exterior appearance of their houses. They are generally strict in the performance of their religious ordinances; and, though overreaching in commercial transactions, are honest in the fulfilment of their contracts.

Essentially, when Jews weren’t wantonly killed too often, it was considered as if they had wonderful lives living under their Islamic masters.

From  Reconciling the two narratives of Jews in Arab countries, a book written in 1871, called “An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians,” by Edward William Lane and Edward Stanley Poole, shows both sides of the story.