The Crusades took place a millennium ago, but the impact on global politics remains.
A Palestinian editorial claims that the West created Israel partly as revenge for the losses it suffered during those wars, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
One of the objectives in establishing Israel, the writer claims, was “[f]ragmenting the Arab parties of unity and power to settle accounts with the Arabs, the owners and pioneers of the Islamic Arab culture, for the defeats that they inflicted on the Crusaders, and also to prevent their development, unity, and so forth.”
The comments were highlighted by Palestinian Media Watch, which monitors, interprets and reports on media reports from that part of the world.
The Crusades, about eight expeditions to the Holy Land, resulted in some victories for the Christian world and some defeats.
Those defeats, according to the editorial in the Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, published just days ago, prompted the West to create Israel.
Writer Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul contends the “capitalist West” wanted to use the Jews as “a tool to carry out the colonialist project in the warm Arab bosom,” ultimately to get rid of the Jews. The PA and Fatah have repeated this claim frequently, as Palestinian Media Watch has reported.
The incentives include “[g]etting rid of the problem of the Jewish ghetto” and “[s]ettling accounts with the Jews on the part of the Christians in the Anglo-Saxon West given religious and financial-monetary considerations.”