Jan. 19, 2018
- The More We “Understand” the Palestinians, the More We Bolster Their Rejectionism and Perpetuate Their Delusions – Ben-Dror Yemini
After Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cursed the leader of the strongest world power (“may your house be demolished”), we were told that we have to understand him. When Zionism began, there was no “Palestinian home.” Maps produced by the Palestine Exploration Fund in the 19th century show that the area had been poorly populated. Most of today’s Palestinians arrived as work migrants from nearby countries in the past few centuries. Hamas interior minister Fathi Hamad admitted that the Palestinians are actually Egyptians and Saudis. But to hell with the facts.
The more we “understand” the Palestinians, the more we bolster their rejectionism and perpetuate the delusion of the right of return. Does this “understanding” bring the chance for peace and reconciliation closer, or does it push it away? When, for the sake of this “understanding,” they say we must understand what Jerusalem means to the Muslims in general and to the Palestinians in particular – although Jerusalem remained marginal and neglected under Muslim rule for centuries – they are helping inflate the lie. And when they spread the lie that the Palestinians are living under an oppression similar to Auschwitz, it’s a blood libel, because under Israeli rule, the Palestinians have experienced huge growth in every possible area.
No, terrorism isn’t justified, because the Palestinians have repeatedly received decent proposals for an agreement. They could have gained independence. They are the ones who have said no. And those who keep justifying them are justifying the continuation of violence and terror. (Ynet News)
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