Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Deniers Club

Islam denies it.  Islamic countries deny it.  A large percentage of Muslims deny it.  Hamas denies it.  Hizballah denies it.  Fatah denies it.  The Taliban denies it.  Al-Qaeda denies it, as does Islamic Jihad and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.  Boko Haram denies it.  Al-Shabab denies it.  Egypt will, once again deny it. 

They all deny the right of Israel to exist.

The Palestinian Authority denies Israel's right to exist.

They said it.

From Palestinian Media Watch May 31 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

PA continues to deny Israel's right to exist  

The Palestinian Authority's ideology is to refuse to recognize Israel's right to exist. The media it owns and controls regularly publish articles that demonize the modern State of Israel and its establishment as a "colonialist plan".

Recently, the official PA daily went even further, not just maligning the modern State of Israel but also labeling the Jewish/Israelite presence in the land of Judea/Israel 2000 years ago as a "crude form of colonialism".

Whereas Hamas openly denies Israel's right to exist in both English and Arabic, the PA professes in English before the international community to have recognized Israel's right to exist. As documented by Palestinian Media Watch, when addressing its own people in Arabic, the PA - like Hamas - completely denies Israel's right to exist.

The following is the PA daily's defining ancient Judea/Israel as "colonialism":
"The Zionists must acknowledge publicly, in front of the world, that the Jews have no connection to the Palestinian Arab land, upon whose ruins arose the colonialist settler Zionist plan that settles and expels, represented by the Israeli apartheid state. That which occurred two thousand years ago (i.e., the Jewish/Israeli presence in the land), assuming that it is true, represents in the book of history nothing more than invention and falsification and a coarse and crude form of colonialism."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 27, 2011]

At times, the PA's denial of Israel's right to exist serves as the justification for its claim that Israelis should all leave their homes in Israel.

PA TV narrator addresses the Jews of Israel, asking them to leave, because Israel has no right to exist:

"Where are you [Israelis] from? Where are you from? Where are you from? Of course, you're from Ukraine; of course, you're from Germany, from Poland, from Russia, from Ethiopia, the Falasha (pejorative for Ethiopian Jews). Why have you stolen my homeland and taken my place? Please, I ask of you, return to your original homeland, so that I can return to my original homeland. This is my homeland; go back to your homeland!"
[PA TV (Fatah), May 4 and 7, 2010]

The following are other examples of denial of Israel's right to exist from the official education and PA media:

In a 12th-Grade schoolbook published by the PA Ministry of Education, and in use today:

"Palestine's war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine and expelled its people from their cities, their villages, their lands and their houses, and established the State of Israel."
[Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism, Grade 12, p. 104]
There is much more, read it all                                                                                         


Jay Knott said...

"The Zionist gangs stole Palestine and expelled its people from their cities, their villages, their lands and their houses, and established the State of Israel." But that's true. Are you suggesting that one should not tell the truth if it harms the apartheid system?

Barry Sommer said...

One must always tell the truth, even in the face of fierce opposition and heavy censorship. With that said, one must always call out obvious lies, propaganda and created history so that the truth will be seen and accepted as just that, the truth.
There is no Palestinian people, no Palestine land unless referring to Jews at the turn of the last century, nothing to indicate or prove a Palestinian people except the false history and created stories designed to demonize, and ultimately destroy Isreal and Jews. Too many buy into this wholecloth, and the result is the destruction and death we see today in the Middle East. The negation of Israel as a country, and the Jews as a people is tacit approval of Islamic hegemony.