RECENT ARTICLE BY MARTIN SHERMAN HAS HUGE IMPLICATIONS…GAZA WAR MEANS ISRAEL NEEDS NEW LEADERSHIP

Hamas and Fatah have no interest in a settlement. Their whole aim in life, their political strategy is to drum up hatred of Israel in order to DESTROY Israel.

This is not accepted AT ALL by Netanyahu. In this regard Netanyahu is interesting. In fact in words he may accept it and in books has stated it.

But our great forebear “Lucy” with all apologies to Moses used very few words indeed because Lucy had the brain of an ape, kind of a monkey, but had the upright gait of a human.

And our “Lucy” got it all going! With action!

So I am cautious about words and plan to use less of them. I think this is good advice:

“Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.”
Karen Marie Moning

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/actions

I think the recent article by Martin Sherman (google name and “into the fray” makes excellent sense. The Arabs keep firing rockets at Jews, or firing stones at Jews especially at the cars of Jews, they keep building tunnels into Israel to leap out like the proverbial bogeyman to kidnap Jews, and the Jewish talkers are great at words, but cannot do a dammed thing to créate anew reality.

The Antisemites of the world, like Kerry, like the EU Fat cats, rush over to Gaza to set up a fund to rebuild. But it will only get knocked down because you cannot stop the Arabs from trying to obliterate Israel off the map.

Geert Wilders is a great guy. You just want to hear him speak. They guy is so humble and for him words are leading all the time to action.

In his recent interview with Frontpagemag (who hate me) Wilders is so down to earth it is startling. One piece I remember so well. He explains how in his visits to Egypt to name one he found the people so friendly but when it came to Jews and Israel it was immediate hatred.

THE BOTTOM LINE WAS THE KORAN AND ISLAM WHICH LAY LIKE A CURSE (MY WORD) ON THESE PEOPLE

So they will rebuild it. They will keep hating Jews. They will attack Israel. Israel will knock it down again.

The Antisemites int he West will be happy too. They will hate the Jews even more and drive even more Jews out

THE BANKRUPTCY OF iSRAEL LEADERSHIP

Hamas top dog’s daughter received medical treatment in Israel

By on Oct 19, 2014 at 8:43pm in Hamas, Israel, Palestinian jihad with 20 Comments

HaniyehHaniyeh and the other Hamas top dogs know that the jihad propaganda that they endlessly pump out against Israel is just that: propaganda. They are doubtless laughing up their sleeves at the easy marks in the West who fall for it. “Hamas leader’s daughter received medical treatment in Israel: sources,” Reuters, October 19, 2014:

There follows the report from Reuters on this. But I cannot get my head around this report. I see this not as praise for the Israeli state but the most total condemnation.

So Israel is being pounded by black antisemitic propaganda by this “Palestinian” Arab Antisemitic propaganda filth day in and day out worse tan Goebbels

And these people in this israelí state, as in the Israeli Medical elites, are attacking Israelis in this way by giving medical care to the enemies of the Jews.

Was it all right for a Jew to aid a Nazi as the Nazis pushed the Jews onto cattle trucks throughout Europe by giving that Nazi medical aid.

Where in all that is holy on this good earth any difference.

I am as an Irishman disgusted with Israel and disgusted with the whole of the Israeli state under Netanyahu and all of the others for letting this go on. This is a comment to Robert’s article “What a pity this part of the hospital’s statement was omitted. I quote from JPost.
“The hospital said that Haniyeh’s daughter had been admitted for a number of days, noting that she was one of over a thousand Gazans that the hospital treats every year”.

Reuters article follows:

(Reuters) – A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.

Ismail Haniyeh’s daughter’s week-long admission to a hospital in Tel Aviv – which Israeli and Palestinian officials declined to confirm or deny – shows humanitarian coordination between the sides continues just weeks after the Gaza war ended.

Haniyeh, who has 13 children, is the leader of the Islamist group in Gaza and one of its most senior figures overall, serving as a deputy to Khaled Meshaal, who lives in exile.

Two sources – one Palestinian and the other a foreign diplomat with knowledge of the case – declined to name the daughter and, out of respect for her privacy, asked that details of her condition not be published.

Like many Hamas officials, Haniyeh spent the seven-week-long war largely in hiding. His home in the northern part of the Gaza Strip was destroyed by an Israeli air strike.

An Israeli official said he could not discuss specific medical admissions from Gaza.

But he said that in most cases a request by a Palestinian doctor to allow a patient across the border for urgent treatment was sufficient – indicating Haniyeh may not have been personally involved in his daughter’s application.

During the war and since it ended in late August, dozens of patients from Gaza have been brought to hospitals in Israel, where the resources and technology for advanced treatment and complicated operations are vastly better….

I ASK THESE QUESTIONS: ARE JEWS ALONE TODAY? DO JEWS TODAY HAVE A STRATEGY TO MEET THIS?

These pictures are of the Mufti of Jerusalem who had travelled from his home in Palestine to carry out with the Nazis the Holocaust of the Jews. Real name was Hajj Amin el Husseini. Arafat was of the same family and was mentored by this Nazi.
There is much consternation in the Jewish press today about the growing Antisemitism in the world, which is surely expressed in the hatred (all around us) of Israel. This hatred comes especially from these sources: The world of Islam, the Western Governments especially of Europe and big sections of the American Democrats (even some republicns), and what we call the anti-Marxist Left
Not grasped by most Jews today though is that Jews are again alone in the world.
Absolutely not grasped and very far from achieving is a strategy by Jews to meet this situation.
I ask you do you not consider this as important?
I ask these questions: Is there a strategy? why not?

GAELIC FOOTBALL…A POOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL INN WHICH KERRY BEATS DONEGAL

My friend (with long experience in the game) in Ireland has told me that the All-Ireland football final between Kerry and Donegal was very poor. This has serious implications because Kerry is the home of great Gaelic Football and great Footballers.

I did not see it but reading just how the scores came I feel it was a very poor example of Gaelic Football.

The reason for these consistently poor football performances may be related to the following:

The worst thing is the way of winning. It is wrong for an amateur sport to go for a win at all costs strategy. There is a difference to going for a win and going for a win at all costs. If you disagree there is no difference best not to read further!

I blame the ignorance of most modern supporters. They drum up a county and parish type frenzy.This is perhaps inevitable but allied to ignorance of Gaelic Football it is lethal.

Gaelic football knowledge is not at all what it was when I was a boy. Since then it has become hip to follow soccer or rugby.

But there is just no comparison. Gaelic Football is a unique game.

You cannot borrow at all from these other games. There has to be (within reason) a strict division.

The skills are totally different. The layout and positions of the teams to play this game must be and should be totally different to correspond with the fact that there is no off side, with the implication that Gaelic Football must be positional and open.

People have in the interests of win at all costs tampered with this once great game. The result is confusion and poor games as in this year’s Final.

The game is in huge danger. Hope I am wrong but I may be right!

ANSWER TO THE LIES OF DAVID ICKE…The history of the Jewish people has been the history of the Jewish people as a nation, or struggling to be a nation.

This is an extract called a “rant” by David Icke and in it he says that Zionism is a secret society, In it Icke uses the “House of Rothchilde” meme which is always used in such lies and lying

Note that Icke begins his rant by claiming that “The jewish people have been ercilessly used by the House of Rothchilde and the secret society called Zionism”

This is the technique that is always used. The trick that they use is to créate a separation between Jews and Zionism.

But Zionism has always existed as long as the Jewish people as a nation has existed. The history of the Jewish people has been the history of the Jewish people as a nation, or struggling to be a nation.

BEGIN EXTRACT

ANSWER OF 4INTERNATIONAL TO GALLOWAY

4international has one answer to Galloway and that is that Israel is completely a legitimate country for very many reasons which lie both in ancient history and in contemporary politics.

 

Galloway claims to be a Marxist but even here Galloway has to lie about Karl Marx who paid an important visit to Jerusalem as part of his work as a reporter for a newspaper.

 

Galloway says that Jews took over the area of Palestine from the Arabs. So therefore Israel is illegal.

 

But the answer to this is that Jews have lived in this area of the world for 3500 years as a nation. HG Wells is a major figure in English history and in English literature and he said that when Jews returned from the exile in Babylon that they were the finished article, being a complete nation, united behind a conscious history (their Bible). HG Wells knew that the Bible is not just religion but it is also a history of a people.

 

Jews have always lived in this part of the world. There is great proof of this in the report of Karl Marx written in 1853. What Marx found and wrote about most objectively is that in 1853 there was a majority of Jews in Jerusalem and that these Jews in Jerusalem in 1853 outnumbered Muslims by 2 to 1.

Note my dear Jewish friends and my dear progressive friends of all religions that statement by Karl Marx based on an actual visit to Jerusalem in 1853 is NOT the narrative of George Galloway today

 

That (majority of Jews in Jerusalem 1853) was not a sudden process. If Jews were that majority in 1853 then they were also a majority in 1800 and since these things move slowly also in say 1750

 

I trace my own ancestors in Ireland to 1770, that is an ancestor I can put a name (personality) to. Why does Galloway not dispute my right to live in Ireland!!!??? But he does with the Jews and with Israel their Homeland.

 

In doing so Galloway has to trample over history and in this case the history of the Karl Marx visit to Jerusalem.

 

The full article is on

 

This is an extract and here jared Israel the author is commenting on what Marx wrote. It is important because Jared makes the important point that long before the Zionist Congresses Jews were in Palestine and in the cities were there in large numbers. This is a most important answer to Galloway and shows how Galloway falsifies history, falsifies the story, and creates a new and false story. Galloway cannot proceed without that revision of history. But note, here he is revising Karl Marx. For us on the real and true left that is important to realise and internalise:

 

Notice that in 1853, 44 years before the first Zionist convention in Basel, Marx wrote that there were twice as many Jews as Moslems in Jerusalem.

 

According to Marx, the Jews were there because their passion for Jerusalem was so great it overcame their  horror at how they were treated: “…the constant objects of Mussulman oppression and intolerance, insulted by the Greeks, persecuted by the Latins…”

 

EXTRACT FROM WHAT MARX WROTE

 

“[Quote from Marx starts here]

 

 “The Mussulmans, forming about a fourth part of the whole, and consisting of Turks, Arabs and Moors, are, of course, the masters in every respect, as they are in no way affected with the weakness of their Government at Constantinople. Nothing equals the misery and suffering of the Jews at Jerusalem, inhabiting the most filthy quarter of the town, called hareth-el-yahoud, this quarter of dirt  between  Mount  Zion and Mount  Moriah, where their synagogues are situated – the constant objects of Mussulman oppression and intolerance, insulted by the Greeks, persecuted by the Latins and living only upon the scanty alms transmitted by their European brethren. The Jews, however, are not natives, but from distant and different countries, and are only attracted to Jerusalem by the desire of inhabiting the Valley of Jehosophat and to die in the very places where their Redemptor is to be expected.

 

‘Attending their death,’ says a French author, ‘they suffer and pray. Their regards turned to that mountain of Moriah, where once rose the temple of Solomon, and which they dare not approach, they shed tears on the misfortunes of Zion, and their dispersion over the world.’”[2]

 

 [Quote from Marx ends here]

 

NOTE GEORGE GALLOWAY THAT IS FROM THE SCIENTIFIC REPORT OF KARL MARX AND HIS 1853 VISIT to the historical city of the Jews Jerusalem

http://4international.me/2014/08/22/george-galloway-enemy-of-the-jews-and-falsifier-of-karl-marx/

Truth in history is the best answer to these propaganda posts of Icke

NETANYAHU LOST SELF RESPECT WHEN IN OPERATION EDGE HE DID NOT DESTROY HAMAS

It is NOT that Europe any more than America is Antisemitic as is often charged. Most ordinary people care very Little about what is happening between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. They are beset by other issues and other problems.

But the leaderships in both countries ARE Antisemitic. The American Christian evangelists have also in my opinión their own agenda.

I do not know if Bush was evangelical but he was surely close. Yet Bush as far as I remember was the first US President to articulate the deadly Palestinian State scenario. Also Bush did even more damage to Jews and to aiding the Jihad (in my opinión) because his overthrow of Saddam was removing the secularist block to the Jihad, and especially to the most deadly form of the Jihad in Iranian Millenarianism (armed with Nuclear)

It is leadership leadership leadership!

In Ireland as one example there is continaul ANTI ISRAEL political activity by (actually anti-Marxist) leftist groups which are led by Anarchists and by ISM advocates in the IPSC. There are also complete Antisemites in Government and those opposint these Antisemites are pro Two States.

In other words there is no leadership who get to the heart or even raise the central issues concerning the Palestine State, issues well outlined in the recent Martin Sherman article.

There is a complete and utter crisis of leadership in Israel itself, so much so that it is impossible at present for Israel to do what it needs to defend itself.

Ted Belman on http://www.israpundit.org has on the site a number of articles which describe how the Netanyahu Government is now making all the wrong moves.

These wrong moves such as opening the borders of Gaza to the entrance of huge amounts of cement and Steel are going to make further deadly attacks on Jews inevitable.

Every action has a cause and effect and the effect of Netanyahu blocking the overthrow of Hamas in the Protective Edge war is having its effect in spades. It is inexorable.

Having done the wrong thing in the war at every point he and Israel find themselves bereft of self respect.

They therefore are unable to withstand the massive propaganda power wielded by the Nazi inspired American Governments, and the Nazi inspired European Governments.

Such leadership brings on divisions in the people

But please do not blame the people.

For example the people, the ordinary people, are facing daily this same nazi inspired governamce in every country.

Israpundit also covers the moves of Danon. Yes support Danon but critically. Examine carefully the position of Danon. What precisely is he saying? Is that really what is needed? (I will return to that later)

INTO THE FRAY…URGENTLY IS NEEDED A NEW LEADERSHIP FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE FACING WORLD JIHAD

Europe attacks Israel as their Muslim population expands massively

Into the fray: The two-stage ‘solution’ …article by Jerusalem Post writer Martin Sherman with our commentary

This is an historic article by Martin Sherman because it follows and is an answer to the pivotal decision of the Swedish and British Governments to recognize a “Palestine” state. Sherman makes it clear in this article, quoting Palestinian Arabs themselves, that such a state is untenable and is only for the purpose of tearing down, likely through terror of one sort or another, the Jewish state. At the end of the article Sherman refers briefly to the fault of the Israeli State in not refuting these claims and moves towards a “Palestine” Arab state. It seems from this article that if they had decided to so refute then there was more than enough ammunition to convince the world that “Palestinianism” is Jihadism.

 

But they have not and are not doing so and that is the crunch issue in this Sherman article. Every article should lead on to a question “What to do next?”

 

In reading around the Swedish/Holocaust issue and in the article I wrote yesterday I left out a significant fact. As I stated the Swedish state and government as opposed to the Swedish people were up to their eye balls in collaborating with the Nazis. What struck me and what I left out of the article was the way that Shimon Peres has brown nosed these Swedish elites for so many years. Peres is old now but he has probably spent from say 1950 to 2010 doing this kind of fiendish activity. You see the Swedes were in on murdering 6 million of his people the Jews in the years of the Holocaust. Then Peres spent the next 60 years telling the Swedish Government “Forget about all of that. That is past. Let us be friends as if nothing has happened”

 

There is the strange whiff of treason here in the thought which must have been in the head of Peres “Really we understand your (Swedish) collaboration with the Nazis because anyway we the Jews had it coming”

 

This goes on right across the board. Why would any Jewish Israeli business do commercial business with a country like Britain that seeks to destroy Israel by means of the “Palestine” state? They are not stupid. They know that would be the result. How would they like a Jihadist state in Kent next door to London?

 

The second thing is how Jewish big wigs in America attacked without mercy the Serbs and supported the NATO bombing of the Serbs, as Clinton reached a deal with Izetbegovic (for sure and inhis own writing an extreme Jihadist) to carry out a massacre for false flag purposes. That was Srebrenica.

 

In all of that activity in Bosnia and Kosovo a man called Michael Ignatieff was central in mobilizing support for the Clinton war on the Serbs on the false thesis that the Serbs were carrying out a Holocaust on the Muslims. But it was Yugoslavia that was being invaded by Jihadists and the first beheadings that I saw in this modern era were done on young Serb small farming lads in the woods of Bosnia – supported and more (we can say actually instigated) by Clinton and a foretaste of the Islamic State.

 

I said “used” the Holocaust. Sadly there were Jews connected to the Holocaust Museum too ready to work with Ignatieff in this evil propaganda against the Serbs.

 

Ignatieff is an academic today but he certainly finds the time to set up Assad in the same way that he did to the Serbs. In January of this year he was splashing across the Media photos that  a “dissenter” had taken out of Syria. These photos were something along the lines of the Srebrenica Hoax propaganda of the Media.

 

The reason that I mention this today is that last night I heard it reported that Ignatieff had joined forces with an American Holocaust Museum and that this was on the wires yesterday. I have googled under “back news ignatieff holocaust assad” but can find nothing this morning.

 

This does not deflect from the truth which is that Ignatieff and others used widely the Holocaust against the Serbs, and used the Holocaust to carry out the NATO Clinton war against the Serbs. This has another lesson in relation to the Sherman article I mention above which is that the ruling classes in today’s world will stop at nothing to carry out their aims.

 

As regards the mention that Martin Sherman makes in his article on the British vote in Parliament to recognize a “Palestine” state I plan to write an article on this to complement the article I did yesterday on the Swedish recognition of “Palestine”. As I read around this one thing struck me and sticks so strongly in my mind. Just about a year after the Holocaust was ended by the defeat of the Allies (1945) the British Government was hanging Jews in Palestine! I prisons that the British had set up in Palestine to hang Jews ONE year after the Holocaust. Please do not tell us that this recent British Parliament vote is without context or meaning.

 

What to do? As always I come back to the governments of Israel and the present one is led by Netanyahu. The leader gives form to his government. We are now being backed up by many who then were silent. Netanyahu had to use the situation to totally destroy Hamas. That meant the arrest of the Hamas leadership. The thesis put about by Netanyahu and his people (literally cronies) that Hamas was needed to keep the Arabs fighting with each other was treasonous.

 

But Netanyahu still remains in power. That is the weakness of I may be so bold of the Martin Sherman article.

 

It centres all of the time on the question “What to DO next?”

 

I had experience of the site called Israpundit.org. Those people there would talk and talk and talk. Is that a feature of Jewish politics? If it is it is decidedly treasonous.

 

There must be found a way to create a new leadership and that is the issue I pose.

Feix Quigley writing from Spain, but native of Ireland

 

 

 

FOLLOWS THIS HISTORICAL ARTICLE BY MARTIN SHERMAN

 

Into the fray: The two-stage ‘solution’

 

The entire issue of Palestinian statehood, and the Palestinian narrative on which it is based, are nothing but a giant hoax so transparent it is inconceivable that anyone even feigns credence to it.

 

 

‘With the two-state solution… Israel will collapse, because if they get out of Jerusalem, what will become of all the talk about the Promised Land and the chosen people? What will become of all the sacrifices they made – just to be told to leave? They consider Jerusalem to have a spiritual status. The Jews consider Judea and Samaria to be their historic dream. If the Jews leave those places, the Zionist idea will begin to collapse…. Then we will move forward.”

 

 – Abbas Zaki, senior PLO official. (ANB TV, Lebanon, May 7, 2009)

 

Two recent events have once again propelled Palestinian statehood into the forefront of media spotlight, after several months of it being overshadowed by other events like developments in Ukraine, the war in Gaza and the televised barbarity of Islamic State.

 

One was the statement by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (subsequently somewhat equivocally revised) that his country would recognize a Palestinian state. The other was the British Parliament’s (nonbinding, but in the eyes of some, historic) vote on recognition of statehood for the Palestinians.

 

In light of these incidents, I was invited to appear on i24news news and participate in a discussion with a Palestinian interlocutor on the prospects for, and the prudence of, establishing a Palestinian state.

 

Much of what follows reflects the things I said during that 20-minute debate – and the things I didn’t, but would have, had time permitted.

 

 Patently incompatible

 

I began by asserting that it should be obvious to anyone with an iota of intellectual integrity that establishing a Palestinian state, in any conceivable configuration, is incompatible with the security and survival of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

 

It is incomprehensible for anyone who holds this view of Israel’s role in the world not to strive to have the issue of Palestinian statehood removed from the international discourse.

 

After all, the recent round of fighting in Gaza should have brought home dramatically the perils involved in a Palestinian entity with a short 50-km. border, abutting the sparsely populated, mainly rural South.

 

Thus, little imagination is required to grasp the horrific implications for Israel entailed in the establishment of yet another Palestinian entity in Judea-Samaria (a.k.a.

 

“West Bank”), but now with a 500-km. border, abutting the heavily populated urban center of the country – with Ben-Gurion, Israel’s only international airport, easily within mortar range.

 

Just what the significance of this latter element is should be vividly underscored by two disturbing features of the last clash in Gaza. First, Ben-Gurion was closed down by the landing of a single stray rocket in its approximate vicinity. Second, the Iron Dome defense system, highly effective against Kassam and Grad rockets, was markedly less so against mortar fire.

 

Disastrously disruptive

 

Little imagination is required to envision the disastrously disruptive consequences for Israel’s international air contacts were its only gateway subjected to incessant – even intermittent – short-range mortar barrages from nearby locations, far more accurate than any occasional rocket launched from the remote Gaza Strip.

 

Much the same could be said for the country’s land transport system – with the Trans-Israel Highway (Route 6) running for much of its length immediately adjacent to, and well within rifle range from, any prospective frontier.

 

Moreover, the impact of this chilling prospect is magnified by the fact that, unlike Gaza, much of the territory earmarked for a future Palestinian state comprises the limestone highlands which dominate Israel’s urbanized Coastal Plain. In it lie virtually all of Israel’s major airfields (civilian and military); main seaports and naval bases; vital infrastructure installations/systems (power generation and transmission, water, communications and transportation systems); centers of civilian government and military command; and 80 percent of the civilian population and commercial activity.

 

All of these could be disrupted at will, at minimal cost, by any hostile forces, whether regular or renegade, deployed on the western slopes of these highlands.

 

Clearly, recurrent disruption of their functioning – or even a tangible threat thereof – would make the maintenance of socioeconomic routine untenable.

 

‘Not since Dr. Goebbels…’

 

Amplifying the dire danger that a Palestinian state would pose for Israel is the undisguised intention of the Palestinians, of all political persuasions, to exploit such a state as a platform for further assaults on the Jewish state, until “Palestine,” from the River to the Sea, is totally free of the “Zionist invader.”

 

To convey the manifest mendacity of the Palestinian position, I drew on a quotation from an opinion column titled “Palestinian Lies” that appeared in Haaretz, towards the end of the near-hegemonic era of the Labor Party, then headed by Yitzhak Rabin: “Of all Palestinian lies there is no lie greater or more crushing than that which calls for the establishment of a separate Palestinian state in the West Bank… Not since the time of Dr. Goebbels has there been a case in which continual repetition of a lie has borne such great fruits…”

 

There was a tangible sense of surprise in the i24news studio when I revealed that these were not the words of some rightwing religious radical, but of Prof. Amnon Rubinstein, who was elected to the Knesset soon after penning the cited article, served for a decade as an MK for the far-left dovish Meretz party, and held the post of minister of education.

 

 One narrative; five myths

 

I took the firm position that Rubinstein’s assessment of the veracity of Palestinian claims is essentially accurate, and that the Palestinian narrative is nothing but a giant hoax, a gigantic political sleight-of-hand, comprising five transparent myths: Myth of Palestinian Peoplehood; Myth of Palestinian Nationhood; Myth of Palestinian Homeland; Myth of Palestinian Statelessness; and Myth of Palestinian Refugees.

 

I have discussed these myths in some detail in previous columns. All are easily refutable, indeed freely admitted, falsehoods, intended to blur the fact that the two-state prescription is a two-stage blueprint for the annihilation of Israel.

 

When my Palestinian interlocutor in the debate charged that my position merely reflected my own, uninformed prejudices, I replied that quite the opposite is true.

 

My contentions can all be conclusively corroborated by deeds, declarations and documents of the Palestinians.

 

I began by citing former Arab MK Azmi Bishara, described as a “Palestinian intellectual,” and forced to flee Israel to avoid investigation of alleged acts of treason during the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

 

One could hardly find a more resounding renunciation of Palestinian nationhood than that provided by Bishara when, in a 1994 Channel 2 program, he astounded his Israeli co-participants with the following assertion: “I don’t think there is a Palestinian nation at all. I think there is an Arab nation. I always thought so… I think it’s a colonialist invention – a Palestinian nation. When were there any Palestinians? Where did it come from?” Indeed, when? Indeed, where? A swift tour d’horizon of decades of what prominent Palestinians have done, said and written will convincingly confirm the flagrant falsehood of the Palestinian narrative and the sinister subterfuge on which their demand for statehood is founded.

 

Five myths (cont.)

 

For example, senior Palestinian leaders have admitted – openly, consistently and continually – that Palestinians are not, and never have been, a distinct people identifiably different from others in the Arab world (Myth of Peoplehood).

 

But not only do the Palestinians admit that they are not a discrete socio-ethnic entity – i.e. a people – they concede that as a political unit – i.e. a nation – their demands and aspirations are neither genuine nor permanent (Myth of Nationhood) and are merely a contrivance to undermine Jewish nationhood.

 

The Palestinians explicitly eschewed any sovereign claims to the “West Bank” (and Gaza), only incorporating them in their territorial claims after these territories came under Israeli control (Myth of Homeland), clearly vindicating the view that the concept of Palestinian “national identity” is a fabricated construct, conjured up to further the Arab quest to repudiate Jewish national claims.

 

Moreover, the Palestinians are “stateless” not as a result of callous Israeli malfeasance, but of deliberate Arab malevolence (Myth of Statelessness). It is the Arabs who either stripped them of citizenship they already had (as King Hussein did in 1988), or precluded them from acquiring citizenship they desire (as per the Arab League directive).

 

Finally, regarding the issue of refugees, it is becoming increasingly difficult to conceal the fact that the status of Palestinian “refugees” is totally different from that of all other refugees on the face of the globe (Myth of Refugees). Were the same criterion that applies to all other cases, applied to the Palestinians, the number of refugees would plunge dramatically – from around 5 million claimed today, to fewer than 50,000.

 

The malice behind the myths

 

Arguably the most dramatically revealing and comprehensive declaration as to the malicious mendacity that underlies Palestinian claims to statehood was provided by the late Zuheir Mohsin, a senior member of the PLO Executive, in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw.

 

It is a declaration frequently cited by opponents of Palestinian statehood, yet seldom repudiated by its proponents. I, too, have referred to several portions of it in the past, but in the present international context, I feel there is great value in presenting it in its entirety.

 

In the interview headlined: “We are only Palestinians for political reasons,” Moshin stated frankly: “There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese.

 

We are all part of ONE people, the Arab nation… We are ONE people. Only for political reasons we carefully underwrite our Palestinian identity. Because it is of national interest for the Arabs to advocate the existence of Palestinians to balance Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new tool to continue the fight against Israel and for Arab unity.

 

“A separate Palestinian entity needs to fight for the national interest in the then remaining occupied territories. The Jordanian government cannot speak for Palestinians in Israel, Lebanon or Syria. Jordan is a state with specific borders. It cannot lay claim on – for instance – Haifa or Jaffa, while I AM entitled to Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem and Beersheba… The Palestinian state would be entitled to represent all Palestinians in the Arab world and elsewhere. Once we have accomplished all of our rights in all of Palestine, we must not postpone the unification of Jordan and Palestine for one second,” Moshin said.

 

 Two stages, not two states

 

It is hard to conceive of a more brazen confession that the true goal of the twostate principle is the two-stage destruction of Israel.

 

It would be a perilous error to dismiss this as unrepresentative of mainstream Palestinian opinion today.

 

Nowhere is it more clearly articulated than in the Palestinian National Covenant, still posted on the official “State of Palestine” site hosted by the UN. It proclaims: “Article 19: The partition of Palestine in 1947, and the establishment of the state of Israel are entirely illegal, regardless of the passage of time…

 

“Article 20: The Balfour Declaration, the Palestine Mandate, and everything that has been based on them, are deemed null and void. Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incompatible with the facts of history…”

 

Article 12 lays out the temporary nature of Palestinian identity in the staged strategy for the “liberation” of “Palestine” defined as “an indivisible territorial unit, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate.”

 

It states: “The Palestinian people are a part of the Arab Nation… [and] believe in Arab unity… however, they must, at the present stage of their struggle, safeguard their Palestinian identity…”

 

The present stage? See what I mean by two stages? Stage one: Create Palestine.

 

Stage two: Eliminate Israel – precisely as per Abbas Zaki in the introductory excerpt.

 

 The real tragedy

 

All of this is – or at least, should be –painfully obvious. Yet, Israel has failed – even refused – to make this case to the world.

 

This is inexcusable, incomprehensible and unacceptable.

 

For as Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, correctly underscored in bemoaning the Swedish initiative, (Jerusalem Post, October 14), doing so is a “strategic imperative” for the nation.

 

It is one that Israel has failed dismally to address. That is, perhaps, the greatest tragedy of all.

 

Martin Sherman (www.martinsherman.net) is the founder and executive director of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies (www.strategic- israel.org).

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Into-the-fray-The-two-stage-solution-379041