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Audio: Illegal Arab Occupation and Unhindered Arab Building

If you are a Jewish youth and erect a hut it gets demolished. But if you are a Bedouin and build an illegal mansion it's a different story.
8/20/2012, 5:07 PM

A7 Radio's "Walter's World" with Walter Bingham
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If you are a Jewish youth and erect a hut on an Israeli hilltop as a centre for your excursions to have fun with your friends, it will quickly be spotted by regular aerial surveys conducted by Jewish organisations like Peace Now who report to the Army and it will then be demolished within a very short time.

But if you are a Bedouin and build an illegal mansion, on Jewish-owned or State land, - flout the law, take many wives and have lots of children, the government helps with money for everything.

Why?  Find out by listening to Member of Knesset Arieh Eldad and the story of the Regavim organisation and you will learn the simple answer.  

To quell Jewish protests the police don’t hesitate to use brutal force;  but demolishing illegal Arab buildings causes violent riots.  The police and army dare not respond with equal measure because the stories and pictures that will go around the world are chosen to portray our security forces as brutal occupiers and oppressors of "innocent" Arabs in their "ancestral land".  That’s just what the anti-Israel lobby is looking for.   So the Army backs off.

Also: Join in on a fascinating visit to the Middle East’s foremost Children’s Museum in Holon near Tel Aviv.

Plus: A tribute to Jonathan Pollard.

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Walter Bingham was born in Germany. Just days before the outbreak of WWII, with the help of a Zionist youth movement he was selected for a place on the ‘Kindertransport’ to Great Britain. Walter saw front line action during the Normandy invasion of Europe and was awarded the Military Medal for ‘Bravery in the Field’. In England Walter also acted in films including several Harry Potter films. On the day of his Aliyah in August 2004 he transferred his programme ‘Walter’s World’ to Israel National Radio as a weekly Magazine programme and it has been running here regularly ever since. Walter is an accomplished public speaker and was a member of a visiting panel of lecturers at schools throughout the UK, where he spoke on events in the Third Reich. He has also spoken at schools in the USA and addressed audiences in Israel.
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