No. 2260| November 16, 2009
Palestinian Historian Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: Ancient Egyptians Had the Right
to Force the Jews to Work Building Pithom and Raamses; Benjamin Franklin
Warned against the Jews
Following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar, a
lecturer on Islamic history at the Islamic University of Gaza. The interview
aired on Al-Aqsa TV on July 31, 2009.
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Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: The claim that those who built Pithom and Raamses
were persecuted is a lie. The archaeological finds have proven that they
enjoyed rights and privileges, and that they did not suffer any injustice.
Therefore, all the talk about persecution is incorrect. These are lies by
the Jews, who have become used to not working, to being a burden on others.
This has been part of their psychological makeup throughout their long
history. They do not like to work. They like to have people working for
them, and to receive the services.
In the modern era, an American philosopher, Benjamin Franklin, issued a
strong warning to the U.S. government, in its early days, about the presence
of Jews in the U.S. He said to them: "If the Jews remain in the U.S., within
100 years - or 200 years, at most - the Jews will take control of all the
economic resources of the country." Then [the] Jews will be able to sit in
the shade of a fruit tree in his garden, to sip a cup of coffee, to put his
feet up, and wait for the Americans to come to him in the evening, in order
to hand over to him the day's earnings, and what they collected from working
his land, which originally belonged to them. They will have become employees
working for those Jews.
I don't intend to go into all the details - some of which are incorrect,
because that land is not the land of the Americans, who are themselves
invaders and occupiers - but I would like to emphasize the warning about the
mentality of the Jews throughout their long history. This is the mentality
of people who like to have others work for them, and provide them with
wealth, without any effort.
Therefore, when they were forced to work at Pithom and Raamses, making
bricks to build the two cities, they viewed this as persecution. This is not
true. This was merely construction work, playing an active role in the
society in which they live - a society that has the right to force them to
carry out this work.
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