Demographic Majority: At What Cost?

By Jamal Kanj

In the US, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a Jewish Human Rights organization, prescribes racial integration, equality and multiculturalism for America society. ADL and other Jewish organizations work closely at local levels with school administrators throughout the US educating young children the virtues of tolerance and multiculturalism.

Naturally and as a promoter of racial equality, ADL wouldn’t shy away from denouncing or calling leaders and presidential candidates racists if they were perceived insensitive for the concerns of the Jewish community or other minorities in the US and Europe.

In Europe, French Jewish leaders, including ADL condemned Marie Le Pen the founder of the National Front (FN) as racist and anti-Semite for calling to protect the French Christian culture from nonwhites and non-Christian’s influence.

In the US, Jewish organizations and other mainstream political parties would have no qualm calling White politicians racists, should any of these politicians dare describing the birthrate, for example, of Hispanics or African Americans a “demographic problem.”

Actually less acute, but similar statements were attributed to 1990s newsletter by Ron Paul, a Republican US presidential candidate. For which the ADL national director Abraham Foxman conferred the title “racist” on Mr. Paul even after he disavowed any editorial kinship for the referenced publications.

Yet, other elected government officials had been able to use, with impunity, more shrilling language in a place where ADL not to be feared. It was used by leaders that could do no wrong in ADL’s book of virtues. To be precise, during a speech in Jerusalem before Israel’s parliament in 2007, then Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the birthrate of non-Jewish citizens “demographic battle, drowned in blood and tears."

In a presentation at the Herzliya Conference on security in 2003, the current Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was more overt by declaring "If there is a demographic problem, and there is, it is with the Israeli Arabs who will remain Israeli citizens… if the percentage of Arab citizens rises above its current level of about 20 percent, Israel will not be able to maintain a Jewish demographic majority."

At the same annual gathering of senior Israeli and international Jewish policy-makers, Israel’s current Foreign Minister, the Moldavian ex nightclub bouncer, proposed exchanging native Palestinian with illegal Jewish residents in the West Bank if Israel to remain a viable "Jewish state."

As if it was copied directly from a Nazi tutorial book, Dr. Yitzhak Ravid, an Israeli government official in the 1990s suggested combating Palestinian’s birthrate “terrorism” by implementing “stringent policy of family planning in relation to its Muslim population."

By definition, ethnocentric “demographic majority” is a racial collective dictatorship preserved only by direct collective repression. Hence Israel’s fixation with maintaining an exclusionist ethnic majority is the impetus for its eternal xenophobic insecurity. Consequently, turning this into a phobic fanatical obsession with security manifested by separation walls, armed subjugation and military superiority, which ultimately derailed the peace process in the Middle East.

Fortunately, priori exclusionist projects in Germany and White South Africa were eventually unsuccessful. But before failing, the German design resulted in the Holocaust, while the current Zionist demographic project culminated in the catastrophe of ethnic cleansing in Palestine on 15 May 1948.

– Jamal Kanj writes frequently on Arab World issues and the author of “Children of Catastrophe, Journey from a Palestinian Refugee Camp to America,” Garnet Publishing, UK. Jamal’s articles can be read at www.jamalkanj.com. He contributed this article to PalestineChronicle.com. Contact him at: jkanj@yahoo.com.

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