The Occupation Lie that led to the barbaric massacre of Jews

By Diane Bederman

On October 7, 2023, we witnessed the worst attack on Jews since the Holocaust. We got a glimpse of what a Muslim ‘return’ looks like and what it means for our children.These horrific attacks will continue as long as the “Occupation Lie” remains.

Now is the time for Israel to declare Yom San Remo and finally debunk the Occupation Lie.

If not now, when?

The Jews are not now, and have never been, occupiers, for Israel is the legal and historical country for the Jewish people, as declared by the League of Nations and the UN.

More than 1400 Israelis were massacred by vindictive, vicious, vile vermin: the equivalent of more than 35,000 Americans.

The battle cry: “Palestine will be free from the River to the Sea.”

And that means the elimination of Israel: the Jewish homeland.

The false accusation of “Occupier”  is the excuse given for the massacre.

Barack Hussein Obama, past President of the USA, a Muslim who hid his religion from the America people(why?) declared following the massacre of babies, women and children, beheadings and the incineration of Jews while still alive:

“What Hamas did was horrific, and there’s no justification for it,” Obama said, following that statement immediately by saying, “And, what is also true is that the occupation and what’s happening to Palestinians is unbearable. And what is true is that there are people right now who are dying who have nothing to do with what Hamas did.”


The Pope echoed his sentiments.

“One who is attacked has the right of self-defense, but I am very concerned about the total siege under which Palestinians are living in Gaza, where there also have been many innocent victims.”

“Terrorism and extremism will not help reach a solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, but only increase hatred, violence and vengeance and only make each other suffer.”

There is no moral equivalency between the massacre of Jewish civilians by Muslim barbarians, and Israel’s response, any more than there is a moral equivalency regarding the actions of the Nazis who blamed the Jews for their fate and the Allies’ response.


Muslims and Nazis blame the Jews for their own eradication.

Nazis—who regarded Jews not only as members of a subhuman race but as a dangerous cancer that would destroy the German people—sought the “final solution to the Jewish question,” the murder of all Jews— men, women, and children—and their eradication from the human race. In Nazi ideology that perceived Jewishness to be biological, the elimination of the Jews was essential to the purification and even the salvation of the German people.

The Nazis and the Arabs made a pact – to fight the British, Russia and the Jews. But though Hitler was willing to meet, Hitler’s racist views applied to Arabs and he refused to shake the Mufti’s hand or drink coffee with him. Nevertheless, Hitler provided the Mufti a budget of 750,000 Reichsmark per month to foment jihad in Palestine. That didn’t deter the Muslims from responding: “Allah above us in heaven, and Hitler with us on earth.”

Now, more than ever:

It is essential to Israel’s existence that she debunk the Occupation Lie: Declare Yom San Remo

Of course, the Pope, Obama, the Nazis and the Muslims were not alone in attacking the Jews.

letter signed by more than 30 Harvard student organizations intimated that the Jews have it coming to us claiming that Hamas’s barbarism “did not occur in a vacuum,” and that “the apartheid regime is the only one to blame.” Worse still, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened his October 23 speech to the Security Council by asserting, “the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum.”

Tara Tarawneh, a student at the University of Pennsylvania  & writer for Penn’s student newspaper, glorified the massacre of Jews at a pro-Hamas rally: “I remember feeling so empowered and happy…I want all of you to hold that feeling in your hearts.”


Tarawneh glorified the massacre. I hope that you will be able to access the video made by the barbarians, themselves.


It is essential to Israel’s existence that she debunk the Occupation Lie: Declare Yom San Remo

“The fictitious “Palestinian People,” a collective noun, was created by the Soviet disinformation masters in 1964 when they created the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the “PLO”. The term “Palestinian People” as a descriptive of Arabs in Palestine appeared for the first time in the preamble of the 1964 PLO Charter, drafted in Moscow. The Charter was affirmed by the first 422 members of the Palestinian National Council, handpicked by the KGB.

Thousands of years of fear have set the table for more fear. But we are no longer a people wandering in the desert. The Jewish people have their state; a state with thousands of years of history – from archeological proof, including coins from the year 69 C.E with the words  “For the Redemption of Zion” in ancient Hebrew lettering to legal documents found in Genizas in the Middle East. We are mentioned on the steles in Egypt and the arches in Rome.

The Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO) has the Palestinian National Charter, which has not been amended since 1968. It reads in part:

(Article 1) “Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestinian people.

(Article 2) “Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit. (Except at no time was the British Mandate for the Jewish Homeland in Palestine declared a home for Muslims)

(Article 9) “Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine.

(Article 15)“The liberation of Palestine, from an Arab viewpoint, is a national duty and it attempts to repel the Zionist and imperialist aggression against the Arab homeland, and aims at the elimination of Zionism in Palestine.

It is essential to Israel’s existence that she debunk the Occupation Lie: Declare Yom San Remo

From the Hamas Covenant 1988

The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement

In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah

Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).

It is essential to Israel’s existence that she debunk the Occupation Lie: Declare Yom San Remo

Jimmy Carter, President of the USA, asked author Joan Peters to write about the poor Palestinians, and seven years later, in 1984, she stood with the Jews.

“Peters demonstrated that Jews did not displace Arabs in Palestine – just the reverse: Arabs displaced Jews. For every Arab refugee who left Israel in 1948, there was a Jewish refugee who fled or was expelled from his Arab birthplace at the same time.”  In 1939 Churchill challenged the common notion that Jewish immigration into Palestine had uprooted its Arab residents. To the contrary, according to him, “Far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied till their population has increased more than even all world Jewry could lift up the Jewish population.”

From her book From Time Immemorial

“…the British – a ‘civilized’ people – were willing to see Jews in Europe put to death by the Nazis; for ‘fear’ of ‘Arab comment, the British claimed that ‘Palestine’ had ‘no more places’ for Jews, while at the same moment the British were importing ‘illegal’ Arab immigrants by tens of thousands into Palestine to do ‘necessary’ work – work and place they denied the Jews.”

And “Today, the explicitly stated Arab goals appear to be gaining credence once again through the medium of propaganda and twisted rhetoric, unquestioned by those of us who haven’t known the questions to ask, and unhindered by many who have guessed. Those who understand the reality ought to demand more.”

It is essential to Israel’s existence that she debunk the Occupation Lie: Declare Yom San Remo

As leaders of government, universities, and and journalists attack Israel for her civilized response to the vile massacre of Jews – for the crime of being Jewish –  living in the land of Israel, we must debunk the occupation lie upon which this hate exists.

From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”

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  1. Yes we must debunk ‘occupation’ and reference San Remo. But we must also stress we never fully left. Historian Parkes rightly asserted Jews’ continuous post-biblical homeland presence, in spite of every discouragement during the eighteen centuries of exclusively foreign (mostly non-Arab) rule between Judaea’s destruction by Rome and Israel’s independence as the land’s next native state wrote today’s Israelis’ “real title deeds.”

  2. Yes, I agree chocopot. Throughout its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed at least twice, besieged 23 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, and attacked 52 times.

    Through its long history, Israel was attacked and colonized by Neo-Assyrians, neo-Babylonians, Egyptians, Persians, Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, Umayyads, Abbasids, Seljuks, Fatimids, Christian crusaders, Ayyubids, Mamluks, Ottomans, and the British. The only people that never “colonized” the land were the original inhabitants: the Jews.

    The international community uses the term “settler” to imply that Israelis are illegally settling on land that is not theirs. That is rich coming from such well-known colonizers as the Europeans, the Americans, and the Muslims.

    It is one of many forms of antisemitism, this one being demonization of the Jews as if we have no right to the land of our forefathers and foremothers.

    Those who say the Jews are illegally occupying the land of Israel are continuing in the long tradition of the many occupiers and colonizers of Israel. Unfortunately for them, they lost the land they coveted and tried to obtain by fraud and force. They don’t like to take “no” for an answer and so are trying through any means possible to once again steal the land for themselves, even if they have to massacre every single Israeli.

    This time it is open for the whole world to see who owns the land and who is trying to steal it by terror, murder, and force.

  3. Attempts to wipe Jews from the face of the earth have been ongoing for more than 3,000 years.
    Because the Jews have been the target of a unique, irrational, unwarranted hatred throughout human history.
    Jews have been discriminated against and subjected to pogroms in very nearly every nation on earth.
    And in Nazi Germany, Jews were the focus of the only time in human history when the full force and resources of an advanced industrial society were devoted to the extermination of one group of people.
    (BTW, for those who are unaware, during the last year of WWII, the Nazis were so determined to keep the deportations to the gas chambers and ovens going 24?7 that they diverted vital and scarce resources from the war effort to the extermination effort.)
    It was due to the knowledge of this history that the United Nations voted, in 1947, to recreate a Jewish nation in the British Protectorate of Palestine, which encompassed the Jews’ ancestral homeland.
    To those who hate the Jews, especially the Muslims (who basically hate everyone), this is unacceptable.
    And the true irony is that the Muslims refer to the Israelis as “colonizers” in their own ancestral homeland, where they have had a continuous presence for well over 3,000 years, while the Muslims, who have existed for only 1,400 years and have stolen, conquered, or colonized every inch of land they currently occupy, have no legitimate claim to any part of what is now Israel.