LAS VEGAS, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rael, leader of the International Raelian Movement, has awarded the title of Honorary Guide of Humanity to historian activist Ilan Pappe, a former faculty member of the University of Haifa who is now a member of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.
Brigitte Boisselier, spokesperson of the International Raelian Movement, explained why Rael decided to confer the honor.
"Pappe's views about the situation in Palestine are in full agreement with those expressed by Rael," she said. "They include the solution of a one-Palestine state where Jewish and Palestinian people would live together peacefully; the need to grant Right to Return to Palestinians; asking for recognition by the international community of racist crimes committed by the state of Israel and the urge to boycott Israel. These are all subjects Rael has developed in speeches about Israel and they have been stated by Pappe as well."
According to Boisselier, Rael commended Pappe's denunciation of the ethnic cleansing organized by Israel and applauded the way he encourages other activists to denounce the racist ideology behind those actions "without fearing accusations of anti-Semitism."
"The world has been manipulated far too long by the Jewish community," Boisselier added. "It uses guilt and fear to paralyze the public so people don't denounce the obvious genocide Israel is perpetrating. We need more Israeli citizens like Ilan Pappe to bring peace and justice to this part of the world. And, as Rael has called for, we need an Israeli Gandhi to peacefully put an end to the ongoing Israeli racism and colonialist insanity."
Boisselier said that according to Raelian philosophy, humanity on Earth was created by human beings from another planet.
"They monitored our development and helped us through past millennia by sending messengers," she explained. "These were the prophets, and they had the mission of guiding humanity until it reaches level of understanding that allows us to comprehend the fact that they created us. All prior prophets foretold the last prophet, Rael, who has a special role to play in Israel as the Messiah. He is to build the Third Temple there, an embassy to welcome the Elohim, our creators."
But Israel has not yet agreed to cooperate, she said.
"There was only one reason to create the state of Israel," Boisselier explained. "That reason is to gather around the Messiah people who have the mission of peacefully welcoming those who created us. But Israel is far from the peaceful and loving state announced in the scriptures. As Pappe has said, the present state of Israel is the worst thing that has happened to the Palestine region. Nevertheless, that region now contains many Raelian activists, who will never stop devoting their lives to the building of a peaceful, unified Palestine. They fully support the new Honorary Guide, Ilan Pappe."
To know more about Rael's views on Palestine, go to: http://raelianews.org/news.php?extend.369
SOURCE Raelian Movement