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New ME Realities on the Ground!

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An Israeli woman holds a sign with the images of the three missing Israeli teenagers in Tel vai 2 (2)

I personally remember reading this article during the Apartheid time in South Africa of this White Policeman confronting a group of rowdy misbehaving drunk Black South Africans. In the usual past, the Blacks used to ‘fear the Whites’ – especially the Police and Armed Security Forces! But not this time! The White Policeman was killed – with many as indicating that it was an ominous Omen signal ‘of the end of Fear’ from the majority South Africans – and the beginning of the end of the Apartheid system!

Soon the majority South Africans formed their First Black Majority Government under Late Nelson Mandela.

Our Islamic Religion clearly says that the ‘killing of one innocent person’ is like killing of the Ummah (Nation). Whoever was behind the ill-advised kidnapping and the senseless slaughter of the three Israeli Settlers only history will tell and in The Truth! But with so many Palestinians still in Israeli jails – some radical elements (they are on both sides of the divide!) may be tempted to try as ransom or swap as was with the Israeli soldier in the past.

Suspicions are also highly raised why the Israeli government has been coming down hard on the Unification Agreement of The Palestinians – it is none of their business – as similarly with the Palestinians which (radical extreme) parties form the Israeli government!

When I watched the episode of Killing The Count in Al Jazeera Television – Israeli extremists and fundamentalists are capable of ‘even killing the same person who had saved thousands of Jewish lives from The Holocaust – and who was on a United Nations Mission to bring peace in the Middle East then!

Forgive me – but I am not a Political or Military Expert – but it is not Nuclear Science what I am going to say next here – with due apologies! My records also speak for themselves as so-called Moderate Arab believing still there are possibilities of peace and stability within designed secure borders between Palestinians and The Israelis!

If Israel wants to live in peace and harmony with people in this part of the world – they have to change their attitudes and approaches that they are The Chosen Race – and dealing with inferior lower end people – and they are The Superior Race! Where did we hear this before? Oh yes – under the Nazi thugs under Hitler – The Aryan Race – and what followed next of The Holocaust = where more than 6 million Jews were massacred by the Nazis!

The Israelis also know quite well that the Arabs (Muslims) actually protected them from other persecutors – including the Roman Empire. Facts of history recorded and proved – which makes the Arabs (Muslims) as THE ONLY ethnic group that had never participated in the massacre of Jews!

And the problem of the Jews is considering the Arabs as inferior ‘as the descendants’ of the slave woman – even if they are both descendants of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim RA) and Prophets Ismael RA and Izhaq RA! The same grandfather – and the same Semitic peoples on the face of the earth – this putting it simply!

When I was in holidays in Zanzibar some years ago – I met this Tourist very pretty girl – who was speaking in ‘broken Arabic’ to the Hotel Manager – Omani descendant! So I asked her from which Arab country do you come from – and that is the point I want to make here – even in Television – unless you are told – could either be Arab – or Jew – especially The Sherpadi (?) Jews! She thought it very funny – and when I told her I am from Oman – she said to me – ‘then you and me should not talk to each other’ – to which I retorted – actually we should – because we are ‘first cousins’ – and she told me when she goes back to Israel she will tell everyone about it – because it is ‘a New One’ she had never heard before!

Which brings me to the point of my article here.

The Israelis went on shooting and killing young Palestinians with mass arrests – including people that they should talk to – not to arrest! I speak my mind – call a spade a spade! I do not beat around the bush!

They never thought the Palestinians (or whoever!) would dare touch the three kidnapped victims – because they then would lose the bargaining powers hey had by keeping them alive. But instead their excesses led to their deaths.

The element of fear – and supremacy – are now gone forever! Is this an ominous sign of more things to come in the future? As Barack Obama had said – both sides have to make hard difficult decisions – because the situation is no longer sustainable.

With the new realities on the ground – both sides have to realize this – before it is too late for everyone – and what has been happening so far will just be ‘a storm in a tea cup’!

Ramadhan Kareem!

Take Care!

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

Muscat – Sultanate of Oman

July 2, 2014

 

 

 

The Land Speaks Arabic! Reply

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In the end we must come out publicly with the truth

We had no right to build a settlement and to realize the ideal of Zionism with other people’s property

 To do so is Robbery – Rabbi R. Benjamin 1955

 Palestinian Maryse Gargour’s film, The Land Speaks Arabic, took three awards at this year’s  Documentary and Reportage awards presented by the Mediterranean Center for Audiovisual
Communication. MENASSAT caught up with Gargour in Turin, Italy.

By SOHA NACCACHE 

Palestinian director Maryse Gargour uses film as a means to confront the history of the Palestinian struggle.  R.R.

TURIN, July 16, 2008

(MENASSAT) – Last week, a distinguished panel of judges from the Mediterranean Center for Audiovisual Communication (CMCA) gave Palestinian Maryse Gargour’s film, The Land Speaks Arabic, the prestigious Memories of the Mediterranean documentary prize for 2008 in this year’s 13th annual award ceremony.

The president of the international jury, Thierry Fabre, said the film earned the award for its clear presentation of facts.

“We awarded the film this year’s prize because of Gargour’s innovative documentation techniques and the importance of the historical facts presented, which are related to events on the ground in historic Palestine between 1917 and 1948. Many things presented in the film are unique historical records and unknown by even an informed public.”

Film-goers universally praised the documentary because of the simple presentation. Gargour’s film garnered two other awards including the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) prize for best film and the Special
Broadcasting prize presented by Algerian television after they decided to air the movie on state television.

Rare history revealed

Bad Movies in Greece produced the 61-minutes film in collaboration with a French production house, Rose Productions. CMCA jury member and Greek film producer Pandora Mouriki told MENASSAT that she cast her vote for Gargour’s film because it is commonplace in conflicts for crimes to be glossed over because the lack of historical documentation.

Gargour unearthed rare photos in order to add a new form of historical record to the interpretation of that period in Palestinian history. She told MENASSAT that this was in part to reveal a new body of photographic work to contrast the record of events washed over by the volume of pictures broadcast daily about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

“There are great injustices in this part of the world. I can’t just stand by helplessly and not say something about this injustice – in other words the way the Palestinians were kicked out of their country,” she said.

“All the movies I have directed have been about the period that preceded 1948. All that is happening today is the consequence of injustice practiced against the Palestinians of before 1948.”

1948 is simultaneously hailed as the year of Israeli independence and of the event Palestinians call the Nakba,” or the great catastrophe, in which some 700,000 Palestinians were forcibly removed from their land.

Confronting the past

Gargour’s film directly confronts the aims of the Zionist leaders who were behind Israel’s creation as a state.

She told MENASSAT, “I talk about the mind of the Jewish leaders who wanted to create a state for the Jews in a country that was already populated by its Palestinian citizens. This is what pushed me to say, “The Land speaks Arab,” meaning that before these people came, there was a place called Palestine where people were living and still live albeit under Israeli occupation.”

Critical points of the movie’s appeal don’t simply come from the rare archives and documents alone.

“There are many archives about the transfer and the deportation of the Palestinians, but what is more important is to choose what to put in a movie,and the ideas to move logically from one scene to another till the end. This
movie demanded a lot of time during the research phase.”

Gargour told MENASSAT that she obtained film footage and pictures documenting Palestinian villages before 1948 – views of their lifestyle as if captured in a time capsule, footage of how people in these villages were living, with women wearing their traditional dresses going about their daily business.

“Without all this, it would have been impossible for me to make this movie, for all this footage allowed me to recreate the Palestinian space, and this is very precious for me,” she said.

Yet the past lives on

The documentary also has interviews with Palestinians who were born and lived in Palestine, and who still  vividly remember what it was like at that time, before they were expelled.

CMCA jury members praised these live testimonies because they were not just calls to victimhood but records of Palestinians who, according to one jurist, “could be gone in a few years.”

Gargour herself lived through the Nakba in her early childhood; her family left left the coastal city of Jaffa, where her father was a wealthy merchant, 1948.

“First, I’m Palestinian. My parents and grandparents lived in Jaffa.during my childhood, I constantly heard stories about Palestine and what life was like for my family in Jaffa. I heard how the British were first against the
Jews creating a state in historic Palestine, and how my mother went to the streets screaming down the Balfour Declaration, which granted Jews a state,” she said.

Gargour now lives between Beirut and Paris. Other documentaries to her credit include A Palestinian Looks at Palestine (1998), Blanche’s Homeland (2001), and My Jaffa (1997) and Far from Palestine (1998), both of which she wrote and directed.

After receiving her award for best documentary, Gargour told the audience that European broadcasters rarely screen Palestinian movies, and called upon media workers and station managers at European TV stations to do more to make the Palestinian voice heard.

“Rarely do Europeans get to hear Palestinians’ version of history during those dark years,” she told MENASSAT.

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