As Israel and the UAE cement their new peaceful relationship with a historic first flight by El Al to Abu Dhabi, some Palestinians remain mired in tired old antisemitic conspiracy theories of supposed Israeli expansionist ambitions in the Middle East. Appearing on an Islamic Jihad TV channel, Dr Omar Fora would allow Mizrahi Jews to remain, but under ‘Palestinian patronage’. All Ashkenazi Jews would have to ‘go back where they came from’. Via MEMRI: (with thanks: Lily)
Dr Omar Fora: Mizrahi Jews subjugated, as in Morocco
Dr. Omar Fora: “Our brothers should know that Israel does not endanger the Palestinian people alone. By Allah! Israel refused to open an embassy east of the Nile. It established its embassy west of the Nile, because it considers the land stretching from the eastern bank of the Nile to the Euphrates to be the biblical Land of Israel. Therefore, the embassy was established outside the land that stretches from east of the Nile [to the Euphrates]. It established its embassy west of the Nile, because it considers the land west of the Nile to be outside of its territory. Israel is not about to achieve these Zionist or biblical ambitions now, but Israel wants to establish ‘Greater Israel.
‘ By Allah! The day will come when Israel will demand lands in Medina, the lands of [the Jewish tribes of] Qurayza, Nadhir, and Banu Qaynuqa, as well as the lands of Khaybar. As we study history and understand it, we know the true nature of the Zionist movement. “The only Jews that have a right to live with us in Palestine, under our patronage and our authority, are those who have been living in Palestine. But the Ashkenazi Jews who came from overseas, from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, and settled this land – they should go back to where they came from.
But Mizrahi Jews would have the same rights and obligations that we have, they would live with us, just like they live in Morocco, under the authority of the Kingdom of Morocco, they would live with us in Palestine. We are not against Judaism as a religion. We are against Zionism as a racist, bloody, and occupying movement.”