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Thursday, May 09, 2013

This isn't a result of the Six Day War

I meant to post this earlier, but as I am sure you can all tell, I've been rather busy for the last few days. Ruthie Blum reminds us that the Israeli-'Palestinian' (formerly known as Israeli-Arab) conflict did not start as a result of the outcome of the 1967 War.

Contrary to widespread belief, based on a concerted propaganda campaign, this was not the event that created what has come to be called the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On the contrary, it was precisely the pan-Arab attempt to eliminate the "Zionist entity" that sparked the three-front war in the first place. And it was Israel that liberated Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation.
This is something that most Israeli children are not even taught any more, which might explain why it is so easy to persuade them that if Israel would only make sacrifices for peace, the so-called Palestinian people could get about the business of building a state. After all, it is not only the Arabs born in Israel after 1967 who have been brainwashed by with a false narrative; so, too, have Jews been sold a bill of goods.
The difference is that the former are being educated in the art of annihilation, while the latter are being fed formulas for peace. Most cooperation programs funded and initiated by left-wing nongovernmental organizations involve groups of Israelis and Arabs gathering together to blame Israel for constituting an obstacle to Palestinian statehood. Kumbayah.


How shamefully befitting, then, that singer Achinoam Nini (known internationally as Noa) was asked to perform at the official Jerusalem Day ceremony. Nini is not only famous for her voice; she is also a vocal supporter of handing over east Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority. Is it any wonder that the Arabs assume it is only a matter of time before Israel relinquishes its legitimate claim to the wholeness of its capital?

Read the whole thing.

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