How Not To Treat A Friend...

                                 by Gerald A. Honigman


     OK, I'll admit it. This most recent manifestation of Hebrew idiocy and nauseating cowardice hit home in a very personal way (and folks think Jews are smart).

      Over the years, I have come to know brave folks from the Middle East and North Africa who, at great risk to themselves, have taken a stand against the murderous, subjugating mindset of far too many Arabs and other jihadists in the region. They have indeed been collectively a unique voice in confronting this growing problem.

       Among this courageous cadre, the late Tashbih Sayyed, Supna Zaidi (Tashbih's daughter), Nonie Darwish, Brigitte Gabriel, "Yugurten," Dr. Sherkoh Abbas, Dr. Rebwar Fatah, "Sarchl," and a few others stand out for me since I have dealt with them personally. I have also physically seen the amazing ex-terrorist, Walid Shoebat in action. There are other very important people who belong to this select group as well.

     On their own, before I even knew who these folks above were, they found my editorials calling for a vision of justice in the region which dared to go beyond simply catering to the Arabs' "purely Arab patrimony" claims and showcased my articles in their own print and web publications. In the "Arab"/Muslim World, other folks have lost their heads for much less.

     Along with Dr. Abbas of the Kurdistan National Assembly/Syria, Nonie Darwish ( , Now They Call Me Infidel, etc.) wrote the Foreword to my new book, The Quest For Justice In the Middle East...The Arab-Israeli Conflict In Greater Perspective

     Some three decades ago, while trying to complete my own doctoral work, I drove to or was flown in as a specialist consultant to dozens of colleges and universities across a tri-state region in the Midwest to balance some blatantly anti-Israel speaker or academic on campus.

     I was often met by anti-Israel protestors--Jews included--and on more than one occasion had my car followed by Arabs and other students. One event required law enforcement protection in the evening.

     What I have just described is the Arab and extreme Left's idea of "free speech." It was so back then, and it so today as well...perhaps even worse. Those leopards haven't changed their spots; indeed, it has always been this way. Unfortunately, this is too often the case in the typical college classroom as well. If one dares to disagree with the usual oppressed Arab/oppressor Jew lesson being dished out, one may do so at the risk of one's academic career. Been there, done that--unfortunately.

     Back to the present...

     As too many have witnessed firsthand, those of us who try to expose the politically correct "poor, abused Arabs/nasty Zionist " take regarding the Middle East for the lie that it is are increasingly silenced in our attempts in a wide variety of ways. Those who dare to differ with the Arab/Leftist version of "truth," are frequently labeled fascists and such, while truly racist anti-Zionist invective and plain old anti-Semitism frequently run rampant and uncensored.

     Nonie Darwish was scheduled to present at both Columbia and Princeton on November 18th and 19th at the invitation of allegedly pro-Israel groups there. At virtually the last moment, after all the planning that goes into these things had already taken place (I know, my own presentation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University here in Daytona very recently got the same treatment), she was  canceled. Had this been done to one of a gadzillion anti-Israel Rashid Khalidi (President Obama's close friend) or Noam Chomsky-type speakers, the proverbial manure would have hit the fan.

     It turns out the Jews in charge on campus turned tail and ran as soon as the Muslim groups raised a fuss. I'm sure that if the situation was reversed, the Arabs would have done the same for their pathetic Jew stooges. I'm also sure that the Pope is really a closet Hindu.

     When will you wake up, O fellow members of the Tribe?

     Are Jews and Israel so overloaded with friends--who seek not injustice for Arabs, but just some relative justice for scores of millions of others who are non-Arabs in the region as well--that we can afford to alienate those who dare to speak out for our cause?

     Unfortunately, Jewish history is no stranger to these types of Jews. The Romans had them, Spain's Grand Inquisitor had them, Hitler had them, and so forth.

     What is the crime for which Nonie and others must be censored--and by Jews, too, no less?

     Please read the words of Dr. Sherkoh Abbas to get an idea...

     Mr. Honigman’s book presents a look at justice in the region from a much broader perspective than the view that is so prevalent today, one which only addresses the Arab cause.

     And, in Nonie Darwish's own words...

     Is it not time to discuss “justice” in the broader perspective? That is why Mr. Honigman' book is will open minds and hearts to the quest for justice for all of the Middle East’s peoples—not only Arabs.

     Now, do you get the picture?

     How do you shed tears because Arabs have conquered and forcibly Arabized "only" almost two dozen states of their own to date, while scores of millions of Kurds, Imazighen (Berbers), and others are denied even the right to speak their own native languages or name their children with non-Arab names?

     How do you demand a roadmap for a 22nd Arab state--which will still be dedicated to the destruction of the sole, miniscule one of the Jews--and yet play deaf, dumb, and blind to the political aspirations of scores of millions of oppressed non-Arab peoples in the region?

     And so forth...

     Nonie, Brigitte (; Because They Hate...), Walid,  Supna (Muslim World Today), Sherkoh, Yugurten (Afrique du Norde), and their colleagues refuse to play the Arab game, as popular as it is with too much of the rest of the world--including too many head-in-the-sand and/or self-hating Jews who believe that the Arab-Israeli conflict is still just all about territory.

     This elite cadre knows that there is one basic truism here: The conflict has never been about how big Israel is, but that Israel is. Indeed, Arabs have called the potential birth of an independent Kurdistan as being the equivalent of that of another Israel. Likewise, conquering Arabs have called the subjugated native people of North Africa--the Imazighen--Zionist conspirators as well.

     Alas, on the contrary, the Arab-Israeli conflict has always been about that conquering Arab mindset, mentioned earlier, which has resulted in the slaughter, subjugation, and forced Arabization of scores of millions of other native, Asiatic, but non-Arab peoples over the centuries (continuing to this very day)--Kurds, Imazighen/Berbers, Copts, Jews (more of whom fled to Israel from Arab lands than vice-versa ), Assyrians, black Africans , Hindus, Buddhists, and so forth. In short, it is about Arabs' utter refusal to grant anyone else (not only Jews) even a tiny sliver of the justice that they demand so forcibly for themselves.

Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured on numerous university campuses and other platforms, and has publicly debated many anti-Israel spokesmen. His articles and op-eds have been published in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and websites around the world. His official website is:

Our special thanks to the author for submitting this article. A. G. S.