Post Zionist Uri Davis shows true colors, abandons Judaism
Post-Zionist Jewish Academic Converts to Islam
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) Dr. Uri Davis, who has often termed Israel an
"apartheid state" and refused to serve in the IDF, converted to
Islam about a week ago and married a Fatah activist in Ramallah. The
conversion ceremony involved two oaths in which Davis recognized
Allah and the Muslim prophet Mohammed. Davis said he plans to follow
the laws of Islam, but not devoutly.
The conversion took place in a Moslem religious court in Baka el-Garbiye,
an Israeli-Arab town just outside northwestern Samaria (Shomron).
Davis's lawyer explained that the Arabs of the Palestinian
Authority know him for his great sacrifices on behalf of the
"Palestinian problem" and the "realization of their rights." He
noted that the consent of the Arab woman and her family to the
marriage to a Jewish activist is an "admirable social development."
Just two months ago, Davis took part in an Arab-sponsored "Haifa
Conference," billed as "defend[ing] a secular democratic state in
historic Palestine." A summary of the conference written by Yoav Bar
states that the Conference "was our moment to raise our heads from
the exhausting daily struggle and promise ourselves and the world
that the suffering of the Palestinian people may be brought to an
end and there can be a bright future for everybody in Palestine
after we get rid of the racist Zionist disorder."
Bar himself, an initiator of the Haifa Conference, is an Israeli
member of the political bureau of Abnaa el-Balad - Sons of the Land,
a secular movement that seeks the return of all Arab refugees, the
abolishment of Israel as a Jewish state and the establishment of a
Palestinian state in its place.
Dr. Davis gave one of the three Hebrew speeches at the
Conference; the others were delivered by Yehuda Kupferman of the
"Committee for a Secular and Democratic state in the Whole of
Palestine," and Dr. Anat Matar, a leading supporter of the rights of
Palestinian prisoners and the rights of Israeli youth to refuse to
serve in the IDF.
Davis, who has described himself as an "anti-Zionist Palestinian
Hebrew," has been advocating support for Palestinian issues for over
40 years, and was arrested more than once on charges of illegal
activities in this connection. He is a founding member of the
Movement Against Israeli Apartheid in Palestine, is a former member
of the Executive Committee of the Council for the Advancement of
Arab-British Understanding, and is actually an Observer Member of
the Palestine National Council.