Cary Karakas, assistant professor of political science, economics and philosophy, teaches global and regional studies at the College of Staten Island. His course deals with "Palestine and Israel," a propagandist title using fallacious terminology to provide credibility. The term "Palestine," which never appears in the New Testament, existed only as a Roman slur to taunt the Israelites whose enemy was the Philistines, an Aegean people. Today's "Palestinians" are the Syrians, Jordanians, Lebanese, Yemenites, and Egyptians who sought work in the new, growing nation of Israel, beginning in the late 1800s. Genetic analysis suggests that a majority of the Muslims of the area, including Israel's Arab citizens, are also descendants of captured Christians and Jews.
The exchange of facts and responsibility is a moral inversion of events in the Middle East, a technique that Karacas may favor as his name is also tied to "an ongoing project to build a digital archive dedicated to the international dissemination of information about America's air raids against Japan." Is Karacas dismissing Japan's first attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and attempting to discredit the American raids that brought Japan's final surrender in 1945?
There are many paths for the Muslim mission to world domination, provided in both the Qur'an and the 1928 Muslim Brotherhood doctrine, espoused by the imams in the mosques and the teachers in the classroom. When five Arab armies lost their aggressive 1967 war against Israel, they adopted the name, Palestinian, to establish a false identity and storyline of victimhood. In the case of America, when rioting, violence and bloodshed (such as used in Africa and Europe) would be less effective due to American's immense area and population, they reasoned that vilifying the Jews to the impressionable students, their uninformed parents, and the ever-present bigots would produce the needed attitudes and pressure. Working in tandem with our government that seeks Islamic favor and the complicit mainstream media are the schools, the teaching staff, and severely biased, pro-Islamic Common Core textbooks.
So, Karacas is permitted or encouraged to teach that Jews are terrorists and colonialists and the Arabs victims of aggression. After spending a considerable sum of money and time for their education, the students are being deceived and robbed for merchandise (education) not delivered.
Judaism has its roots in the land since the Creation, shown by the Jewish calendar to be 5774 years ago - 3671 years before Christianity and about 4361 years before Islam. Israel became a kingdom with Jerusalem its capital and an ancestral religion. They were the first people to reject idolatry, sacrifice and polytheism, and to introduce monotheism and moral codes (Commandments) with features of logic and order, ethics and the dignity of humankind. The "Promised Land" was deeded to the Jewish people in the Bible, 3200 years ago. The land is very specific, verifying that Israel is neither colonialist nor opportunistic. It is ludicrous to label Jews colonialists for demanding to keep their only Jewish state in the world, when Muslims have 22 formal Islamic states, are a majority in 49, and continue to invade and persecute the nationals of Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Further, the Jews are recognized as the indigenous people of the area, reinforced by Article 80 of the UN charter, and have been a continuous presence on the land and a majority since the 1800s. Jerusalem appears 2834 times in the Bible, but not once in the Qur'an, and Mohammed's "ascent to heaven" was added to counterfeit the Arab cause for world domination. Britain and the League of Nations created the Palestinian Mandate as the Jewish national homeland, 80% of which was acquiesced to the rioting, violent Arabs, and another 22% later ceded to form what they now call the West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinian state was established in 1922, and it was called Transjordan.
The Jews thrived, built and created a rich culture. Syria's Bashar al-Assad's grandfather, al-Alawi's notable letter in 1936, said, "Those good Jews brought . . . prosperity over Palestine without damage to anyone or taking anything by force." What have the Palestinians brought to Western civilization besides terrorism and carnage? And what have the Arabs brought to themselves but subjugation, unrest, destruction and death? Even today, the number of Muslim-on-Muslim dealths in Egypt and Syria is staggering, and growing.
The Jews won the land during Israel's defensive wars of 1948 and 1967, so using the term "occupied" for the Jews, but not for all the conquered once-non-Islamic countries, is immoral. The marauding Islamists usurped nearly the entire continent, destroying the cultures and the people - Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Pharoahans, Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Coptics, etc., and are continuing their deadly destruction through Northern Nigeria (burning people in their churches!), Vietnam, Burma, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq Kurdistan, India. They have also invaded, occupied, and are slowly changing the face of Sweden, England, Germany, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Belgium, Norway, and the Americas.
If Karacas claims Jews must return land they won, especially in a defensive war, then he must also demand that Muslims return all the land they won over 1400 years of expasionism and bloodshed.
Yes, we hope everyone can enjoy the benefits of freedom and personal liberties, but we do not have to support those who rise up to destroy us. In the words of Abramah Lincoln, "The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."