Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Recognizing Palestine

Washington - In a symbolic gesture, the Palestinians on Tuesday raised their flag over the PLO diplomatic mission in Washington for the first time, as they continue a push for international recognition that is complicating the Obama administration’s efforts to restart stalled Mideast peace talks.

Here are some Questions To Palestinians And Their Supporters
By: Yashiko Sagamori - (November 25, 2002)

If you are so sure that Palestine, the country, goes back through most of recorded history, I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of Palestine:

1. When was it founded and by whom?

2. What were its borders?

3. What was its capital?

4. What were its major cities?

5. What constituted the basis of its economy?

6. What was its form of government?

7. Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?

8. Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?

9. What was the language of the country of Palestine?

10. What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?

11. What was the name of its currency? Choose any date in history and tell what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese yuan on that date.

12. And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

13. You are lamenting the 'low sinking' of a 'once proud' nation. Please tell me when exactly was that 'nation' proud and what was it so proud of?

And here is the least sarcastic question of all:

14. If the people you mistakenly call 'Palestinians' are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over -- or thrown out of -- the Arab world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they never try to become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War?

I hope you avoid the temptation to trace the modern day 'Palestinians' to the Biblical Philistines: substituting etymology for history won't work here.

The truth should be obvious to everyone who wants to know it. Arab countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel; they still cherish it today. Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal with military means, they decided to fight Israel by proxy.

For that purpose, they created a terrorist organization, cynically called it 'the Palestinian people' and installed it in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. How else can you explain the refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept back the West Bank and Gaza, respectively?

The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza, Judea and Samaria have much less claim to nationhood than that Indian tribe that successfully emerged in Connecticut with the purpose of starting a tax-exempt casino: at least that tribe had a constructive goal that motivated them. The so-called 'Palestinians' have only one motivation: the destruction of Israel, and in my book that is not sufficient to consider them a nation' – or anything else except what they really are: a terrorist organization that will one day be dismantled.

In fact, there is only one way to achieve peace in the Middle East. Arab countries must acknowledge and accept their defeat in their war against Israel and, as the losing side should, pay Israel reparations for the more than 50 years of devastation they have visited on it. The most appropriate form of such reparations would be the removal of their terrorist organization from the land of Israel and accepting Israel's ancient sovereignty over Gaza, Judea and Samaria.

That will mark the end of the Palestinian people.

What are you saying again was its beginning ?
Source: Aliyahblog


Leah said...

Yes, yes, I hear you. I almost threw up when I read the article.....I am amazed at how little the world knows about history and also how little they desire to know....truly the dumbing down of the masses. Yasher koach to you!

Dov Bar-Leib said...

I go back and forth with this. If the dollar collapses before mid-summer, the World's enforcement of a PA State will have to wait 3 1/2 years until the World economy is back on its feet. Then they will come to divide Jerusalem, and to enforce a PA State. Yet, if the dollar's collapse is somehow stalled, I see nothing else on the horizon except for a nuclear war with N. Korea which might prevent this from happening this coming August. So there are three options that could take place this year. 1. Gog and Magog before 5771 comes to a close 2. the dollar's collapse before August so that the New World Order creates its ten economic superstates before 5771 comes to a close 3. Nuclear War between North Korea and the West with all sorts of unintended consequences

No matter what happens, the rest of 5771 promises to be a real barn burner.

Leah said...

Torah, mitzvos and teshuva is the answer. Interesting about the collapse potential of the dollar. It's everyday that "they" say , "Oh, the economy is looking up". They try to feed the media a false report and yet when I sit in on meetings for a board or hear the losses of a particular tzedaka campaign from one year to the current, I know that "they" (the media) are falsely trying to fudge the numbers.....