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Friday, May 09, 2008

The 'Palestinian' state bans commemoration of the 'naqba'

While there were riots in the Galilee at the end of a march yesterday commemorating the 'naqba' (catastrophe) of Israel's creation sixty years ago, the real 'Palestinian' state - the one with a population that is more than 70% 'Palestinian' - has banned commemorations of the 'naqba' entirely. That would be the rump kingdom of Jordan.
Several pro-Palestinian groups and Jordanian opposition parties has been planning to hold a rally in Amman on Friday.

But the authorities informed the organizers of the decision to ban the event, as well as other "illegal public gatherings."

The Islamic Labor Front, which was planning a major rally in the capital, condemned the ban as unconstitutional.

The party expressed outrage over the decision, noting that the Jordanian government had allowed the Israeli Embassy in Amman to celebrate Israeli Independence Day.

Earlier this year, Jordan banned relatives of Ala Abu Dhaim, the Palestinian who killed eight students and wounded eight at Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav Yeshiva on March 6, from mourning him in public.

The relatives were warned against receiving mourners in a public place or erecting a monument to commemorate the gunman, who was killed in the attack.

The family expressed outrage at the decision, pointing out that Israel had allowed their relatives in Jerusalem's Jebl Mukaber neighborhood to hoist Hizbullah and Hamas flags and to identify publicly with the gunman.
We allow them to display Hamas and Hezbullah flags; Jordan does not. We allow them to commemorate the 'naqba;' Jordan does not. We allow them to take our land away; Jordan does not.

We're really fools, aren't we?


At 9:16 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

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At 9:18 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its a sad day when Jews have to look an Arab country on how to fear Heaven. Which reminds me that Ehud Olmert's troubles may be traced to the recent destruction of the Chazon David synagogue in Hebron. It so happens that the head of the Arab Jabri clan in Hebron forbade its removal. But Olmert thought he knew better than G-d and had it torn down. And now he may find G-d is tearing down his rule over Israel. One must obey G-d, from a sheik to the Israeli government.

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

Actually the "Nakba" as currently pushed by the leftist media and Education Minister, Yuli Tamir, is a huge lie. Historian of "Palestinian" nationalism, George Antonius, wrote in his book, The Arab Awakening (page 312), “The year 1920 has an evil name in Arab annals: it is referred to as the Year of the Catastrophe (Am al-Nakba). It saw the first armed risings that occurred in protest against the post-War settlement imposed by the Allies on the Arab countries. In that year, serious outbreaks took place in Syria, Palestine, and Iraq.” This has nothing at all to do with pre-state Israel, the Jews or the events in 1948 or 1967. As usual, Israel's spokepeople do absolutely nothing to counter the lies, which have been swallowed unchallenged by just about everyone hook, line and sinker.

At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashan, thanks for that. BTW, more about that can be found in Prof. Steven Plaut's article Nakba Means There's No Palestine.

How tremendously ironic!

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


I did a post earlier this week that had the same Antonius quote. Scroll down and you will find it.

Shy Guy,

I linked Plaut's Jewish Press article on the same subject. I'm not sure whether they're the same (and frankly, can't really go look right now).


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