Palestinian Amb to the UK: “I’ve started to believe that the Jews are the only children of God”


The following is a first person account by London-based blogger, Richard Millett

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Jeremy Corbyn MP, Hugh Lanning, Manuel Hassassian in Parliament last night.

Last night Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian “Ambassador” to the UK, said he believes that the Jews are the children of God because nobody is stopping them from building their “messianic dream of Eretz Israel”. He called for a “one state solution” and looked forward to the world’s Muslim population reaching two billion.

He was speaking in Parliament at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign4 years on from Israel’s ‘Operation Cast Lead’: Israel’s siege and attacks continue. Also speaking were Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister Andy Slaughter MP and Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather. Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn played host.

Addressing an audience of some 100 people Hassassian declared:

“We, the Palestinians, the most highly educated and intellectual in the Middle East, are still struggling for the basic right of self-determination. What an irony. How long are we going to suffer and be patient with Israel? You know I’m reaching the conclusion that the Jews are the children of God, the only children of God and the Promised Land is being paid by God! I have started to believe this because nobody is stopping Israel building its messianic dream of Eretz Israel to the point I believe that maybe God is on their side. Maybe God is partial on this issue.”

Then removing his “PLO and Palestinian Authority hat” he continued:

“There is no two state solution. Democracies don’t fight each other. If Israel is a democracy I would claim that the Palestinians are also a democracy. If democracies cannot fight each other then why not have one state?; one man, one vote.”

On Israel’s future he said:

“Israel will never continue to exist as a pariah state. Israel could never continue to fight wars against the Palestinians, against the Arabs and the Muslims. The United States is not going to be Israel’s strategic ally for time immemorial. And today we have 1.5 billion Muslims. In 20 years we will have 2 billion. And those 2 billion, forget about politics, from a religious perspective will not allow Israel to continue desecrating their religious rights (in Jerusalem). And then what?”

And on what could have been Hassassian said:

“What does Israel want? In 2002 the Arabs gave them the Arab Peace Initiative. Relinquishing territories occupied in 1967 would have led to normalisation of relations with Israel. If the Israelis had accepted that the flag of Israel would have been hoisted in Mecca, in Iran, in Tehran! If they had accepted. But Israel does not want peace. Israel nurtures on conflict, and the Zionist Ideology is to have the entire West Bank, the entire Palestine.”

Andy Slaughter MP accused Israel of deliberately killing whole Palestinian families and controlling the Palestinians’ calorie count. He said Israel supplied Palestinians just enough to stop them from starving and he described, what he called, Israel’s failure to supply clean water, electricity and decent homes as “collective punishment”.

Sarah Teather MP accused Israel of “wiping out five thousand homes” in one part of Gaza alone and that nothing could justify this.  She said that Israel must let “basic goods” into Gaza.

PSC Chair Hugh Lanning said he noticed that during Operation Cast Lead CNN only reported on the Hamas rockets. Lanning then claimed that “while the occupation and siege continues Israel is ALWAYS the aggressor”.  He also claimed that Israel had banned 180 life saving medicines from Gazan hospitals “because they might save lives”.

Jeremy Corbyn spoke about Gazans who had “never known the ability to move out of Gaza”. Ironically, he then introduced us to Rania Al-Najjar who has just completed a Masters in International Relations at London’s City University. Rania is from Gaza. She said, inter alia, that there are no economic opportunities in Gaza and that unemployment there is the highest in the world, relatively.

We then heard from two “1948 Palestinians” who live in Israel. One of them had spent three spells in Israeli prisons, his sentences ranging from one to eight years. He spoke about the remaining prisoners who had forgotten what the sky and moon look like and how they had not touched the hands of their mothers or children for many years.

Finally, Hugh Lanning announced that there will be a “controversial PSC conference” on April 13th where there will be “an open dialogue with the people of Gaza and their leaders”.

In other words, an open dialogue with Hamas.

76 comments on “Palestinian Amb to the UK: “I’ve started to believe that the Jews are the only children of God”

  1. What does the Ambassador think two billion Muslims can achieve that 1.5 billion can’t?

    For all the Palestinians’ bluster, the rest of the Arab governments don’t want Israel to go anywhere, otherwise – in an Judenrein middle east – they may have to start explaining to their citizens why their countries are so crap, without the go-to excuse of ‘the zionists’.

    The western shills and terrorist groupies like Corbyn and Slaughter obviously don’t get this point, because to them it’s not about what’s best for the Palestinians…it’s about bashing the ‘Zionists’ (wink wink).

    • After the Jews those Arab governments will start using Christians as the scape goat.
      Some have already began by pointing the finger of every evil under the sun on the Western countries.
      Funny how they like using Western commodities, though.
      Just like the video of the Egyptian Salafi groups who attacked Israeli southern border a few mounths back which released their preparation video with their leader wearing a Levis logo shirt but speaking about how much he hates the Jews…

  2. “There is no two state solution. Democracies don’t fight each other. If Israel is a democracy I would claim that the Palestinians are also a democracy. ”

    Sure. Very..uh..intellectual.

        • dear Jeff, how many democracies have occupied the territory of their neighbor since 1967?

          How many democracies have transferred 500,000 of their citizens in to the territory they occupy, in violation of article 49 (6) of the Fourth Geneva Convention which states that “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies”?

          • Off the top of my head, Britain (re Northern Ireland). Give me a minute and I might come up with some more.

          • the FSR (Fake state of Palestine) has been occupying Israeli territory since it was part of the AIF (Arabian Invasion Force) at the end of the first millennium CE .

            • Matzoh, aka Commentary 101, both Israel and Palestine are states and both the Israeli and the Palestinian people have the right to live in peace and security, in line with the Road Map for peace.

              • Ha, hilarious!
                You’re accusing others of sockpuppetry — in a wholly unsubstantiated manner — while you’re the ringmaster of all such exploits:
                Need a refresher there, “Nat/Shoshana/Ariel/Yehuda/Real Journalist/Shosh/”?

                • Commentary 101, aka Matzoh, both Israel and Palestine are states and both the Israeli and the Palestinian people have the right to live in peace and security, in line with the Road Map for peace.

                • Does the Road Map specify anything about sockpuppets, or trolling?
                  I think it would be opposed to them. Take care of that fact, “N at”.

    • The dots may well all be there in this mope but they are not joined up properly if at all. Is this yet another variant of “I’ve said it in public so it has to be true” so beloved of the immature and wishful thinking big talk of the Muslim spokesman in full spate?

  3. “You know I’m reaching the conclusion that the Jews are the children of God, the only children of God and the Promised Land is being paid by God! I have started to believe this because nobody is stopping Israel building its messianic dream of Eretz Israel to the point I believe that maybe God is on their side. Maybe God is partial on this issue.”

    Time for the Palestinians to draw some conclusions??
    :-)

    • I shouldn’t hold your breath, AKUS – you can see the conclusions already drawn by Hassassian in the content of Jeff’s post above.

  4. How is Israel a pariah state? They still maintain relations with the US, Canada, Australia, China, India, Russia, and others. Really, they’re only a pariah in the Middle East and hard left/extreme right circles.

    • Much of Arab/Muslim rhetoric is stuck at the wishful thinking stage, more appropriate to children of about four years of age, where the boundaries between fantasy and reality are very blurred. So this bozo believes that if he states publicly that Israel is a pariah state then it must be so!

      Do you remember Comical Ali in the Iraq war?

    • It seems like the entire pariah/isolation/hated view of Israel is, similarly to the Chicken Little-like screaming about how the two-state solution is about to be extinguished and a one-state Palestine is imminent, designed by the folks you mentioned in the ME and/or on the extremes to force Israel into surrendering in the I/P conflict. It also doesn’t quite track that Israel is, as the refrain goes, “more isolated than ever before” when one factors in that Israel had NO relations at all with China or India or the former Soviet Union for decades and the isolation argument was never used, or that the UN balance against Israel is cited as an isolating factor when the UN’s friendliness towards Israel ended in 1948. In short, this entire argument is a lame parlor trick that, unfortunately for Israel’s enemies, is very easy for the Jewish State to push aside and go about their business.

  5. “We, the Palestinians, the most highly educated and intellectual in the Middle East…”

    Arrogant bastard or what?

    • I very much doubt that the other Arabs hold the same view of the Palestinians as he does. In fact most Arabs historically have been very snobby to the Palestinians – historically viewed as peasant farmers – which is part of why there are where they are now. In any event, the come-back to the Ambassador is how come you can be the most highly educated and intellectual if you are so oppressed, subject to genocide, living in the ‘largest prison in the world’ (c) etc.?

    • Not sure Iranians are not higher in education.
      In any case the Palestinians are indeed very educated in the ME, but the reason is Israeli Unis and colleges which accepts them.
      Also they are allowd to study during their jail term which many use.

      Israeli Arabs of Christian decent scored the highest results in overwhole math tests in Israel on 2012.
      Jewish students came second by one precent.

    • “or what”
      Lacking in insight, definitely. More “big talk” where fantasy becomes a specious reality. And if it is true then Israel should have very little to worry about.

  6. How is this site funded? Is the author doing it in his spare time? Does anyone receive a salary specifically to work on this site?

        • Beats me…
          And it’s a shame too — they(he and “Nat”) have managed to ruin an excellent post on Mali.
          Still, it’s never too late, now.

          • “(he and “Nat”) have managed to ruin an excellent post on Mali.”

            That’s what they’re here for. I agree that we should stop indulging them. It only encourages them.

            • This comment is as relevant to the thread as the post about the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK is to “Monitoring and combatting antisemitism, and the assault on Israel’s legitimacy at the Guardian and it’s blog, ‘Comment is Free'”.

          • Don’t worry, with any luck, we’ll soon be rid of you trolling.
            It’s nice of you to be thus concerned though.

          • Don’t you worry.
            Hopefully you’ll soon be banned; with your drivel removed.
            Nice of you to show your concern — even trolls can be compassionate sometimes.

            • Commentary 101, it’s now clear to me that you’re not an Israeli citizen. Both freedom of the press and freedom of speech are paramount in Israel.

              Yo’re obsessed with having people who support democracy in Israel banned. Is it because you feel unable to engage in a respectful debate and to articulate your own thoughts?

              • It is clear to me however, that you’re a paid, and revolting Dutch troll?
                Am I in the proverbial “ballpark”?

                • Commentary 101, it’s now clear to me that you’re not an Israeli citizen. Both freedom of the press and freedom of speech are paramount in Israel.

                • It is patent to me, that you’re a paid Dutch troll.
                  Nice to see you’re not even trying to deny it. Have they settled you on those “anti-Social” housing complexes in Amsterdam?

      • Transparency is key to credibility. The Guardian is fully transparent. As someone who claims to be “monitoring” the Guardian, Mr Levick has the moral obligation to adhere to the same standards and disclose how this website is funded.

      • Israel is a democracy. Transparency is important in a democracy. CIF Watch should disclose sources of funding.

        • Please begin with, little hamasnik, disclose your financial situation. I guess it depends on your parents.

          • Fritz, I’m not running a blog “monitoring” the Guardian. Mr Levick is. As a matter of principle, he should diclose his sources of funding.

            Otherwise how can we know – maybe this website is funded by people who applied for jobs at the Guardian, did nor get the job and are now seeking revenge out of frustration?

              • If CIF Watch is not transparent, how can we know it’s to be taken seriously?

                How can we know whether it’s or not it’s funded by a group of people,such as Fritz or 101, who applied for a job at the Guardian and were rejected, and are now seeking revenge?

  7. Imagine what the UK will be like with 2 billion or more Muslims screeching for Jihad and demanding state benefits and housing?

    • But you, steve, are surely a true believer, eh? Only you and your initiates have access to “reality”. Yeah, a true gnostic.

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