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A Survivor of Palestinian Tyranny Defends Israel

By Brigitte Gabriel

FrontPageMagazine.com | October 15, 2004

(Below is Brigitte Gabriel's speech delivered at the Duke University Counter Terrorism Speak-Out, held Thursday, October 14, 2004. The video of Brigitte's much longer speech may be viewed at Phyllis Chesler's website www.phyllis-chesler.com -- The Editors)

I’m proud and honored to stand here today as a Lebanese speaking for Israel -- the only democracy in the Middle East. As someone who was raised in an Arabic country, I want to give you a glimpse into the heart of the Arabic world.

I was raised in Lebanon where I was taught that the Jews were evil, Israel was the devil, and the only time we will have peace in the Middle East is when we kill all the Jews and drive them into the sea.

When the Muslims and Palestinians declared Jihad on the Christians in 1975, they started massacring the Christians city after city. I ended up living in a bomb shelter underground from age 10 to 17 without electricity eating grass to live and crawling under sniper bullets to a spring to get water.

It was Israel that came to help the Christians in Lebanon. My mother was wounded by a Muslim’s shell and was taken into an Israeli hospital for treatment. When we entered the emergency room I was shocked at what I saw. There were hundreds of people wounded, Muslims, Palestinians, Christian Lebanese and Israeli soldiers lying on the floor. The doctors treated everyone according to their injury. They treated my mother before they treated the Israeli soldier lying next to her. They didn’t see religion. They didn’t see political affiliation. They saw people in need and they helped.

For the first time in my life, I experienced a human quality that I know my culture would never have shown to its enemy. I experienced the values of the Israelis -- who were able to love their enemy in their most trying moments. I spent 22 days at that hospital. Those days changed my life and the way I listen to the media. I realized that I had been sold a fabricated lie by my government about the Jews and Israel that was so far from reality. I knew for a fact that if I was a Jew standing in an Arab hospital, I would be lynched and thrown over to the grounds as shouts of joy of “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) would echo through the hospital and the surrounding streets.

I became friends with the families of the Israeli wounded soldiers, one in particular Rina, her only child was wounded in his eyes.

One day I was visiting with her and the Israeli army band came to play national songs to lift the spirits of the wounded soldiers. As they surrounded Rina’s son’s bed playing a song about Jerusalem, Rina and I started crying. I felt out of place and started waking out of the room, and this mother holds my hand and pulls me back in without even looking at me. She holds me crying and says: “It is not your fault”. We just stood there crying holding each other’s hands.

What a contrast between her, a mother looking at her deformed 19 year old only child, and still able to love me -- the enemy, and between a Muslim mother who sends her son to blow himself up to smithereens just to kill a few Jews or Christians.

The difference between the Arabic world and Israel is a difference in values and character. It’s barbarism versus civilization. It’s dictatorship versus democracy. It’s evil versus goodness.

Once upon a time, there was a special place in the lowest depths of hell for anyone who would intentionally murder a child. Now, the intentional murder of Israeli children is legitimized as Palestinian “armed struggle”. However, once such behavior is legitimized against Israel, it is legitimized everywhere in the world, constrained by nothing more than the subjective belief of people who would wrap themselves in dynamite and nails for the purpose of killing children in the name of God.

Because the Palestinians have been encouraged to believe that murdering innocent Israeli civilians is a legitimate tactic for advancing their cause, the whole world now suffers from a plague of terrorism, from Nairobi to New York, from Moscow to Madrid, from Bali to Beslan , a plague of terror which has been authored and perfected by the Palestinians for the last half century .

They blame suicide bombing on "desperation from occupation." But let me tell you the truth. The first major terror bombing committed by Arabs against the Jewish state occurred ten weeks before Israel even became independent. On Sunday morning, February 22, 1948, in anticipation of Israel’s independence, a triple truck bomb was detonated by Arab terrorists on Ben Yehuda Street in what was then the Jewish section of Jerusalem. Fifty-four people were killed and hundreds were wounded. It is obvious that Arab terrorism is caused not by the “desperation from occupation”, but by the VERY THOUGHT of a Jewish state.

So many times in history in the last 100 years, citizens have stood by and done nothing, allowing evil to prevail. As America stood up against and defeated communism, now it is time to stand up against the terror of religious bigotry and intolerance. It’s time for all of us to stand up and support and defend the state of Israel, which is the front line of the war against terrorism.

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Brigitte Gabriel is an expert on the Middle East conflict and lectures nationally and internationally on the subject. She's the former news anchor of World News for Middle East television and the founder of AmericanCongressforTruth.com.

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I’m proud and honored to stand here today as a Lebanese speaking for Israel -- the only democracy in the Middle East.

Israel is not democrazy; it is rasist country. The democrazy country doesn´t occupy othet countries, don´t make massacres... This is most zionist hypocracy to say "the only democrazy in the middle east". I am proud and honoured to say that Palestine is much more democrazy than this zionist puppet country of USA.

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The alterative for any dudes who don't get football scholarships to university: come up with some new anti-Muslim line - you'll get money, a position in the faculty (don't worry about qualifications, they'll just call you an expert) and interviews on television.

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I don't know. I mean, I've never been to where she's talking about so it could be true. I talked to a girl from moracco who said her teacher showed them footage of the holocaust and said it was a hollywood production.

both sides have a tendency to not be exactly forthright in describing the skeletons in the closet

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To understand this, you have to go back to what [the] young brother here referred to as the house Negro and the field Negro -- back during slavery. There was two kinds of slaves. There was the house Negro and the field Negro. The house Negroes - they lived in the house with master, they dressed pretty good, they ate good 'cause they ate his food -- what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near the master; and they loved their master more than the master loved himself. They would give their life to save the master's house quicker than the master would. The house Negro, if the master said, "We got a good house here," the house Negro would say, "Yeah, we got a good house here." Whenever the master said "we," he said "we." That's how you can tell a house Negro.

If the master's house caught on fire, the house Negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the master would. If the master got sick, the house Negro would say, "What's the matter, boss, we sick?" We sick! He identified himself with his master more than his master identified with himself. And if you came to the house Negro and said, "Let's run away, let's escape, let's separate," the house Negro would look at you and say, "Man, you crazy. What you mean, separate? Where is there a better house than this? Where can I wear better clothes than this? Where can I eat better food than this?" That was that house Negro. In those days he was called a "house [Edited Out]." And that's what we call him today, because we've still got some house niggers running around here.

This modern house Negro loves his master. He wants to live near him. He'll pay three times as much as the house is worth just to live near his master, and then brag about "I'm the only Negro out here." "I'm the only one on my job." "I'm the only one in this school." You're nothing but a house Negro. And if someone comes to you right now and says, "Let's separate," you say the same thing that the house Negro said on the plantation. "What you mean, separate? From America? This good white man? Where you going to get a better job than you get here?" I mean, this is what you say. "I ain't left nothing in Africa," that's what you say. Why, you left your mind in Africa.

On that same plantation, there was the field Negro. The field Negro -- those were the masses. There were always more Negroes in the field than there was Negroes in the house. The Negro in the field caught hell. He ate leftovers. In the house they ate high up on the hog. The Negro in the field didn't get nothing but what was left of the insides of the hog. They call 'em "chitt'lin'" nowadays. In those days they called them what they were: guts. That's what you were -- a gut-eater. And some of you all still gut-eaters.

The field Negro was beaten from morning to night. He lived in a shack, in a hut; He wore old, castoff clothes. He hated his master. I say he hated his master. He was intelligent. That house Negro loved his master. But that field Negro -- remember, they were in the majority, and they hated the master. When the house caught on fire, he didn't try and put it out; that field Negro prayed for a wind, for a breeze. When the master got sick, the field Negro prayed that he'd die. If someone come [sic] to the field Negro and said, "Let's separate, let's run," he didn't say "Where we going?" He'd say, "Any place is better than here." You've got field Negroes in America today. I'm a field Negro. The masses are the field Negroes. When they see this man's house on fire, you don't hear these little Negroes talking about "our government is in trouble." They say, "The government is in trouble." Imagine a Negro: "Our government"! I even heard one say "our astronauts." They won't even let him near the plant -- and "our astronauts"! "Our Navy" -- that's a Negro that's out of his mind. That's a Negro that's out of his mind.

Just as the slavemaster of that day used Tom, the house Negro, to keep the field Negroes in check, the same old slavemaster today has Negroes who are nothing but modern Uncle Toms, 20th century Uncle Toms, to keep you and me in check, keep us under control, keep us passive and peaceful and nonviolent. That's Tom making you nonviolent. It's like when you go to the dentist, and the man's going to take your tooth. You're going to fight him when he starts pulling. So he squirts some stuff in your jaw called novocaine, to make you think they're not doing anything to you. So you sit there and 'cause you've got all of that novocaine in your jaw, you suffer peacefully. Blood running all down your jaw, and you don't know what's happening. 'Cause someone has taught you to suffer -- peacefully.

- Malcolm X

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Hi Lester,

Surprising coming from you...however,

First, the source website is a right-wing, pro-Isreali propoganda site. This letter is probably just made up (like the 100 soilders from Iran needed to fire ONE laser guided missle, sounds like the punch line to someones joke suddenly became a press release :!!!: ).

If Bridgette is a real person, she is (with that name, which is proabably made up too) a Christian Lebenese. The Christians in Lebanon have collaborated with Isreal on many occassions, mainly because they are willing to do almost anything to prevent the majority of the population (Muslims) from free and fair participation in the Lebenese political system.

I also understand that from the perspective of a Western secular person who believes that Israel is a democracy (it's not) and that Israel gives people much more "freedom" (even encouragement) to use weapons of self-destruction and social destruction (such as alchohol, pornography, gambling, prostitution, etc.) their government might not seem so bad. The point is that whatever your PERSONAL view, to assert that any country (no matter how "good" or "bad" it is) has the right to murder and terrorize another nation in order to impose it's political and social system on it is dangerous for the world as a whole.

P.S.- It's unfortunate that civilians (on both sides) are being killed, however, every effect has a cause and it's the cause (not the effect) which must be understood and addressed to prevent future effects.

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As a son of Dixie I have to point out that we learned to live in peace. The race war that Malcolm X advocated did not happen. There was no mutual slaughter. Instead the violent reactionaries, white and black, were dealt with under the law after the laws were changed to represent all, irrespectively of race, religion or creed. If we all followed Malcolm X's "eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" philosophy, the whole of Dixie would be blind and toothless. Instead we worked together to build a better future for all our children.

My cousin’s son is that future. If you call him black, half of him is insulted. If you call him white, half of him is insulted. Instead, we call him Sunny, because that what he is to everyone around him. His future is bright because we were all, black and white, able to put the injustices of the past behind us.

In my Western Civilization class, my professor, a Scots/Irish and I, Irish, (on my mother side), do not study the conflicts of the past to fan the ancient hates. Instead, we study to learn how to avoid the mistakes of the past so as not to repeat them. To both of us, the present “troubles” in Ireland seem almost incomprehensible.

Malcolm X would hate me because of my skin color. He would also not tolerate a little boy named Sunny, because that little boy does not share his hatred. His world is black and white, ours is full of sunshine and color.

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ali zaki- I don't know what to think. I hope the christians are persecuted

I think you meant ARE NOT persecutred..If so, you would realize how funny that "concern" is if you ever have the opportunity to visit the country (after it's rebuilt). In short, the Christians own and control far too much "valuable real estate" to have to worry about being persectured.

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As a son of Dixie I have to point out that we learned to live in peace. The race war that Malcolm X advocated did not happen. There was no mutual slaughter. Instead the violent reactionaries, white and black, were dealt with under the law after the laws were changed to represent all, irrespectively of race, religion or creed. If we all followed Malcolm X's "eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" philosophy, the whole of Dixie would be blind and toothless. Instead we worked together to build a better future for all our children.

My cousin’s son is that future. If you call him black, half of him is insulted. If you call him white, half of him is insulted. Instead, we call him Sunny, because that what he is to everyone around him. His future is bright because we were all, black and white, able to put the injustices of the past behind us.

In my Western Civilization class, my professor, a Scots/Irish and I, Irish, (on my mother side), do not study the conflicts of the past to fan the ancient hates. Instead, we study to learn how to avoid the mistakes of the past so as not to repeat them. To both of us, the present “troubles” in Ireland seem almost incomprehensible.

Malcolm X would hate me because of my skin color. He would also not tolerate a little boy named Sunny, because that little boy does not share his hatred. His world is black and white, ours is full of sunshine and color.

What race war? Stop making things up :lol:

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I read Brigitte's speech with an open mind...until she said:

The difference between the Arabic world and Israel is a difference in values and character. It’s barbarism versus civilization. It’s dictatorship versus democracy. It’s evil versus goodness.

Evil vs. Goodness? Barbarism vs. Civilization? C'mon. Really.

She does more harm than good for the image of the common Jew to make racist comments such as those.

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Are christians persecuted in palestine?

My roomate in college was a christian palestinian. She introduced me to her community. All of them said that they love palestine and hate israel. Most of their families are still "home" so they try to visit often. They're even more hardcore than me- one even said that he wanted to be a suicide bomber (though he was joking... I think). They are in full solidarity with their muslim brothers and sisters.

Wasalaam

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To understand this, you have to go back to what [the] young brother here referred to as the house Negro and the field Negro -- back during slavery. There was two kinds of slaves. There was the house Negro and the field Negro. The house Negroes - they lived in the house with master, they dressed pretty good, they ate good 'cause they ate his food -- what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near the master; and they loved their master more than the master loved himself. They would give their life to save the master's house quicker than the master would. The house Negro, if the master said, "We got a good house here," the house Negro would say, "Yeah, we got a good house here." Whenever the master said "we," he said "we." That's how you can tell a house Negro.

If the master's house caught on fire, the house Negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the master would. If the master got sick, the house Negro would say, "What's the matter, boss, we sick?" We sick! He identified himself with his master more than his master identified with himself. And if you came to the house Negro and said, "Let's run away, let's escape, let's separate," the house Negro would look at you and say, "Man, you crazy. What you mean, separate? Where is there a better house than this? Where can I wear better clothes than this? Where can I eat better food than this?" That was that house Negro. In those days he was called a "house [Edited Out]." And that's what we call him today, because we've still got some house niggers running around here.

This modern house Negro loves his master. He wants to live near him. He'll pay three times as much as the house is worth just to live near his master, and then brag about "I'm the only Negro out here." "I'm the only one on my job." "I'm the only one in this school." You're nothing but a house Negro. And if someone comes to you right now and says, "Let's separate," you say the same thing that the house Negro said on the plantation. "What you mean, separate? From America? This good white man? Where you going to get a better job than you get here?" I mean, this is what you say. "I ain't left nothing in Africa," that's what you say. Why, you left your mind in Africa.

On that same plantation, there was the field Negro. The field Negro -- those were the masses. There were always more Negroes in the field than there was Negroes in the house. The Negro in the field caught hell. He ate leftovers. In the house they ate high up on the hog. The Negro in the field didn't get nothing but what was left of the insides of the hog. They call 'em "chitt'lin'" nowadays. In those days they called them what they were: guts. That's what you were -- a gut-eater. And some of you all still gut-eaters.

The field Negro was beaten from morning to night. He lived in a shack, in a hut; He wore old, castoff clothes. He hated his master. I say he hated his master. He was intelligent. That house Negro loved his master. But that field Negro -- remember, they were in the majority, and they hated the master. When the house caught on fire, he didn't try and put it out; that field Negro prayed for a wind, for a breeze. When the master got sick, the field Negro prayed that he'd die. If someone come [sic] to the field Negro and said, "Let's separate, let's run," he didn't say "Where we going?" He'd say, "Any place is better than here." You've got field Negroes in America today. I'm a field Negro. The masses are the field Negroes. When they see this man's house on fire, you don't hear these little Negroes talking about "our government is in trouble." They say, "The government is in trouble." Imagine a Negro: "Our government"! I even heard one say "our astronauts." They won't even let him near the plant -- and "our astronauts"! "Our Navy" -- that's a Negro that's out of his mind. That's a Negro that's out of his mind.

Just as the slavemaster of that day used Tom, the house Negro, to keep the field Negroes in check, the same old slavemaster today has Negroes who are nothing but modern Uncle Toms, 20th century Uncle Toms, to keep you and me in check, keep us under control, keep us passive and peaceful and nonviolent. That's Tom making you nonviolent. It's like when you go to the dentist, and the man's going to take your tooth. You're going to fight him when he starts pulling. So he squirts some stuff in your jaw called novocaine, to make you think they're not doing anything to you. So you sit there and 'cause you've got all of that novocaine in your jaw, you suffer peacefully. Blood running all down your jaw, and you don't know what's happening. 'Cause someone has taught you to suffer -- peacefully.

- Malcolm X

man malcolm x is so ridiculously awsome it just makes me want to pass out.

Lester, did bridget get a load of this?

childAbuseAndHate2.jpg

maybe she was under a lot of morphine in the hospital? :dry:

it has a suprisingly lasting effect to include depression and confusion.

As a son of Dixie I have to point out that we learned to live in peace. The race war that Malcolm X advocated did not happen. There was no mutual slaughter. Instead the violent reactionaries, white and black, were dealt with under the law after the laws were changed to represent all, irrespectively of race, religion or creed. If we all followed Malcolm X's "eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" philosophy, the whole of Dixie would be blind and toothless. Instead we worked together to build a better future for all our children.

My cousin’s son is that future. If you call him black, half of him is insulted. If you call him white, half of him is insulted. Instead, we call him Sunny, because that what he is to everyone around him. His future is bright because we were all, black and white, able to put the injustices of the past behind us.

In my Western Civilization class, my professor, a Scots/Irish and I, Irish, (on my mother side), do not study the conflicts of the past to fan the ancient hates. Instead, we study to learn how to avoid the mistakes of the past so as not to repeat them. To both of us, the present “troubles” in Ireland seem almost incomprehensible.

Malcolm X would hate me because of my skin color. He would also not tolerate a little boy named Sunny, because that little boy does not share his hatred. His world is black and white, ours is full of sunshine and color.

remember, malcolm x came out of the nation of islam raciest mentality, and ended up embracing islam correctly... and embraced the idea that not all white people were bad, and that he could be with people of all skin colors..

it was shortly there after that the cia had him killed.

otherwise, all african americans in america would surely have become muslim by example of his rightuousness by now.

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The difference between the Arabic world and Israel is a difference in values and character. It’s barbarism versus civilization. It’s dictatorship versus democracy. It’s evil versus goodness.

I wonder if she would say the same thing today as Israel massacres her people for the (purported) acts of Hizbollah.

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