Wednesday, April 25, 2007


The following is the text of an open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour on the Palestine Authority's ongoing "direct and public incitement to commit genocide" (1948 Genocide Convention: Article IIIc) issued by the WORLD UNION FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM ASSOCIATION FOR WORLD EDUCATION [Palais des Nations, Geneva] on Monday, 23 April 2007.

On 13 April 2007, at a mosque in Sudan, the Acting Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker Sheikh Ahmad Bahr of Hamas brought greetings: "Our jihad-fighting Palestinian people salutes its brother, Sudan."

He ended his sermon to a packed mosque audience with a "direct and public incitement to commit genocide":

h Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, vanquish the Americans and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one [sic]. Oh Allah, show them a day of darkness. Oh Allah, who sent down His Book [The Koran], the mover of the clouds who defeated the enemies of the Prophet - defeat the Jews and the Americans, and bring us victory over them."

On 16 April we sent an Appeal to the HCHR for a reaction to Hamas Spokesman Dr. Ismail Radwan's "direct and public incitement to commit genocide." He ended his sermon to a attentive mosque audience, broadcast on Palestinian Authority TV (30 March), with genocidal "prayers to Allah" (from a hadith):

The Hour [Day of Judgment] will not come until the Muslims will fight the Jews and the Muslims will kill them, and the rock and the tree will say: 'Oh, Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, kill him!' "

He concluded with a call for "victory for the Jihad-fighting worshippers, in Palestine and elsewhere." PMWatch - [
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e following are excerpts from the sermon delivered on 13 April 2007 by Ahmad Bahr of Hamas - Acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council that was aired on TV in Sudan; the translation is by MEMRI.

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Ahmad Bahr:

[...] "The Palestinian woman bids her son farewell, and says to him: 'Son, go and don't be a coward. Go, and fight the Jews.' He bids her farewell and carries out a martyrdom operation. What did this Palestinian woman say when she was asked for her opinion, after the martyrdom of her son? She said: 'My son is my own flesh and blood. I love my son, but my love for Allah and His Messenger is greater than my love for my son.' Yes, this is the message of the Palestinian woman, who was over 70 years old - Fatima Al-Najjar. She was over 70 years old, but she blew herself up for the sake of Allah, bringing down many criminal Zionists." [...]

"America will be annihilated, while Islam will remain. The Muslims 'will be victorious, if you are believers.' Oh Muslims, I guarantee you that the power of Allah is greater than America, by whom many are blinded today. Some people are blinded by the power of America. We say to them that with the might of Allah, with the might of His Messenger, and with the power of Allah, we are stronger than America and Israel." [...]

"'You will be victorious on the face of this planet. You are the masters of the world on the face of this planet.' Yes, [the Koran says] 'you will be victorious,' but only 'if you are believers.' Allah willing, 'you will be victorious,' while America and Israel will be annihilated, Allah willing. I guarantee you that the power of belief and faith is greater than the power of America and Israel. They [the Jews] are cowards, as is said in the Book of Allah: 'You shall find them the people most eager to protect their lives.' [Koran 2:96] They are cowards, who are eager for life, while we are eager for death for the sake of Allah..."

We call on you Sir the UN Secretary-General, and to you Madam the High Commissioner of Human Rights, to remind the Palestinian Authority Government of the Principles of the UN Charter (Chapter I, Article 2:4); and that the 1948 Genocide Convention states: "direct and public incitement to commit genocide" (Article III c) by "public officials or private individuals"..."shall be punished" (Art. IV)

David G. Littman and René V.L. Wadlow (Representatives to the UN Office in Geneva)

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Wilbur Post said...

You won't read this story any time soon in newspapers like the Melbourne Age which consistently ignores the issue of racist incitement to genocide in Palestine's official media. Hence, its readers won't make the connection between such incitement and any ensuing violence, nor of the necessity on Israel's part to defend itself against this violence.

Today, the Age gave Ed O'Loughlin a rest and instead, it published this garbage from Reuters entitled "Hamas armed wing breaks truce" at

The article begins -

"HAMAS' armed wing declared an end to a five-month-old Gaza ceasefire yesterday by firing rockets into Israel, but the Palestinian government led by the Islamist group called for the shaky truce to be restored.

"Hamas' armed wing said it fired the rockets from the Gaza Strip in response to the killing of nine Palestinians over the weekend by Israeli forces."

What the article doesn't tell readers is the truth about the sham truce which has allegedly been in operation since last November. Quassam rockets were fired on a daily basis across the border of Gaza into Israeli towns and there have been other attacks and attempted suicide bombings on an ongoing basis during that time. The PA took virtually no steps to prevent these activities.

As if to underline the stupidity of the writer, Reuters and the editor of the Age, the article concludes with this line which confirms the truce that never was:-

"Hamas last month claimed responsibility for a Gaza border shooting and mortar shell attacks."

The Roadmap to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict was drawn up by the international community and signed off by both Israel and the Palestine Authority in 2003. It was designed to give the Palestinian people their own state and put an end to the "occupation".

It contains the following requirements:-

"In Phase I, the Palestinians immediately undertake an unconditional cessation of violence according to the steps outlined below; such action should be accompanied by supportive measures undertaken by Israel. Palestinians and Israelis resume security cooperation based on the Tenet work plan to end violence, terrorism, and incitement ..."

By its breach and by permitting the continuing incitement against Jews, the Palestine Authority has invited the conclusion that it has no concern whatsoever to end the occupation.

It has other aims and we need to talk about this.

Anonymous said...

It's not just the Age but the whole alphabet soup of media outlets - BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN that will not report on this incitement to genocide by the PA.

Do they have any interest in truth or are they only interested in advancing a very specific agenda.

Where are the other members of the alphabet (IJV and the IAJV) who think it's polite to say that they are just being critical of the Israeli government policies when all they really are doing is acting as anti-Israel tools?

If they don't speak up about this then Melanie Phillips is 100% right when she calls them Jews for Genocide!

Justin Cohen said...


You have got to be kidding!

The IAJV led by Loewenstein and Adler hate Israel far more than they hate the murderous tyranny of Palestinian terrorism.

They will, as usual when it comes to denouncing murderous attacks on Jews and calls for their genocide by Palestinians, stay very near to totally shtumm.

Anonymous said...

A representative of Arab militias speaking at a mosque in Sudan.

How fitting is that?