TheCemetry of Israel
Israeli and Arab scholars and politicians have often dwelt on the possibility of the Arab population in Israel exceeding the number of the Jews as a result of the higher Arab rate of birth. This is a subject which is causing a great deal of concern among the Israelis and Zionists, compelling them to embrace the idea of giving the Palestinians their own state, lest they should join the population of Israel in the event of annexing the Occupied Territories. This is also a factor which makes Israel concede any concessions except the return of the refugees to their homes in the Jewish state.
It is for this reason that some Arabs entertain the hope that the Palestinians may indeed become eventually a majority as result of their higher population increase. This will destroy, in time, the concept of the Jewish state. That is why we find the Zionist activists working hard on urging the Jews to settle and increase in Israel.
In this vehement preoccupation with the subject of births, people are completely forgetting the subject of deaths. According to the 2004 statistics, 6.18 persons die every year in Israel out of every thousand people. The burial of the dead is a government responsibility. Like Muslims, the Jews love their graves and don’t accept any alternative to burial in proper tombs. They often encounter formidable problems when the deceased has lost one of his legs or arms in all these wars or acts of terrorism, or as a result of surgery, without leaving a trace of the missing limb. They don’t know where to find it. On the day of resurrection, the dead would wake up and find himself walking out of his grave and entering paradise limping on one foot, not a very pleasing sight for the angels, the prophets and the huriat, the enchanting virgins of paradise. The Talmud does not mention whether there would be enough crutches available there. But I don’t find it a satisfying life to spend eternity on crutches, however good and divine they may be.
Interment requires at least four square meters per dead, two for the dug up pit and two to separate one Jew from another, lest they should start quarrelling again. The population of Israel is now almost seven million, which means that the authorities will have to find 28,000,000 square meters to burry all the existing citizens. As the total area of Israel in square meters amounts to some 200,256,250, and noting the rabbinical ruling that only one dead may be buried in a single grave, the whole land of Israel will be consumed by the dead Israelis in seven generations ( or 7.15 generations to be exact). There will be no land left to burry anybody. There will be certainly no space left for the living. Indeed all these magnificent towns, shopping moles, supermarkets, night clubs and nuclear centres will have to be pulled down to make room for graveyards. Thus, the State of Israel will surely become the Cemetery of Israel. Zionist agents will do their best to urge Jews everywhere to visit Eretzisrael and see the endless rows of orderly Jewish graves, the final achievement of the Zionist Movement. Alas, the rich American Jewesses will no longer find their coveted kosher gigolos to serve them there.
I fail to understand all these top scholars who spend their time watching the birth rates of the two communities and overlook entirely the prospects of death. But this is what I say to the Palestinians. Don’t waste your time, your money and your lives on firing these rockets and on suicide missions. All you need is to wait for seven generations when you will see the entire land of Israel turned into a great graveyard. Arabs and Jews will be left with nothing to fight about.
I was discussing this prospect with a friend of mine, a scholar and expert on the Palestine question.He said, ‘ Oh, that explains it. The obsession of the Israelis to expand. People think they do it to seize the oil resources of the Arabs. No. They do it because they need Arab land for the burial of their dead.’