Monday, October 21, 2013

Welcome to Palestine

Michael L.

{Cross-posted at the Times of Israel and News and Views From Jews Down Under.}

The tidbit below was written by Alex Fishman and published in Y-Net.
Two months after first wave of prisoner releases – on October 27 – the State of Israel is expected to release a second wave of Palestinian prisoners.

As part of the preconditions for the resumption of peace negotiations, Israel is slated to release 104 prisoners who have been imprisoned since prior to the Oslo Accords, most of whom were sentenced to life and considered major terror participants, with blood on their hands.
Palestine is about to release more murderers of Jews for the great privilege of sitting down with corrupt terrorist dictator, Mahmoud Abbas.  The Palestinian-Arabs have raised a Nazi flag above a Palestinian-Arab town and have engaged in a mini-terror war against the Jews, killing a number of innocent people, as well as shooting a 9 year old Jewish girl in the chest.

Anyone who is familiar with my writings knows that I consider the language that we use to discuss the ongoing war against the Jews in the Middle East as key.  My contention is that we tend to use language borrowed from the enemies of the Jewish people and that doing so is highly detrimental to our own case.

But if Israel has so capitulated to Arab ways of thinking that it will actually release the murderers of Jews then is the country really "Israel"?  The whole point of Israel is to protect the Jewish people, not the murderers of Jewish people.  That's the job of Palestine.

It is Palestine, not Israel, that is responsible for setting the murderers of Jews free.

It is Palestine, not Israel, that would prevent Jews from praying on the Temple Mount.

It is Palestine, not Israel, that would submit to a nuclear Iran.

People need to understand that language has a silly-putty quality to it.  The Queen's English was not given to the world by G-d.  Language is malleable, flexible, and constantly evolving.

So, given the fact that the former State of Israel seems no longer to be in the business of standing up for the Jewish people, perhaps we should refer to it as Palestine.  I don't see why not.  Why continue with the charade that "Israel" actually stands for the well-being of the Jewish people if it is willing to give the murderers of Jews a cookie and a pat on the head?

In politics, things sometimes have a way of turning into their opposite.  So, for example, we have liberal American Jewish supporters of Israel supporting a president who, himself, supports political Islam, which is a movement that is genocidal towards Jews.

{Perhaps we can call it the Big Switch.}

We have western liberals, and western feminists, who claim to stand for human rights and social justice, who are just dandy with the fact that Arab men in the Middle East, and often in Europe, force their women to walk around strapped into potato sacks.  Some western feminists even defend the practice as liberating for Arab women.

And, needless to say, we have western fighters for social justice who think that the tiny Jewish minority in the Middle East is guilty of persecuting a hitherto unknown Arab minority who they call the "Palestinians," despite 1,300 years of Jewish dhimmitude and persecution under the boot of Arab-Muslim imperial rule.

Israel does not need to change its name to Palestine in order to be Palestine.

All it needs to do is act like Palestine in order to be Palestine.

No wonder that Netanyahu prostrated himself before Turkey's Islamist leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.  Those of you who are familiar with American politics will recall that vice president Dick Cheney once shot a hunting partner in the face with bird-shot.  That individual - while still healing from the wounds caused to his shattered face - apologized to Cheney for causing him inconvenience once the press caught wind of the incident.  In this manner, Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Erdoğan for the Turkish attack against Israel's sovereign right to defend its people in the Mavi Marmara incident.  This is not the way that a proud Israeli Jew would behave, but it is the way that a dhimmitudenous Jewish Palestinian would behave.

And this leads me to wonder just what it is that diaspora Jews who care about Israel are actually defending?  Are we defending a proud and strong Jewish State of Israel or are we defending a Palestinian dhimmi state?

There is no reason for Abbas to go to the United Nations in order to acquire recognition of the State of Palestine.  The United Nations already does recognize the State of Palestine.  They may call it "Israel," but so long as the country undermines the well-being of the Jewish people by releasing the murderers of Jews, it already is Palestine.


  1. "A Palestinian man pulled a knife on a public bus outside Jerusalem Sunday night, threatening passengers before hopping off the bus and fleeing.

    Terrified passengers scrambled for cover as the man ran down the length of a bus trying to stab fellow travelers.

    There were no injuries in the incident, but one ultra-Orthodox man said the attacker sliced off one of his sidelocks....."

    It seems like it is every freaking day there is some incident with those peace loving Palestinians. Freak theater.

    1. Y'know, Doodad, your apparent anger at Arab-Muslim majoritarian violence against the Jews of the Middle East could get you marked as a racist.

      The only good Jew, for most of the progressive-left, is a Jew who takes his beating in silence.

      Don't you know that?


    2. Been there. Heard that. Remember that I was a member of dKos, right?

      If I wasn't such a peaceful guy I'd be sayin' stuff like "every Jew a .22," right about now.

  2. With great respect Mike our focus must be on our own countries and those other countries that are bullying Israel into concessions and risks they would never contemplate themselves and are already planning to stick Israel with the bill when this boozy long lunch finally comes to an end.

    The talks will fail. It's only a matter of who will be made to look responsible in the word war that you have so rightly said is absolutely critical in this war against Israel and the Jews. That's where we come in. Right now it is a cold war. You are too young to remember but right now the atmosphere is very similar to circa 1960. Iran gets the bomb and it will be identical to Cold War 1961 on steroids. A terrible and very scary time.

    Of course the enemy will target Israel and where and when they can get away with it, the Jews. That is what they do.

    But there may be an opportunity to turn the tables. Let truth rein.

    At some point Netanyahu will make an offer. Likely it will be generous. Unpalatable but it doesn't matter because this pack of gangsters and killers will never accept it if it means accepting Israel, no if s no but s.

    In the meantime Netanyahu can't give any victory to the vast propaganda machine that the enemy has deployed against Israel (which as we know reaches far into the Western media and popular culture) .

    He has a choice I guess. He can either bring the farce to a head or he can release the latest batch of murderers into the hands of their adoring public. My prediction is that all the prisoners will be released right on schedule right to the end. And yes I agree that nothing will have been achieved by this debasement of any concept of the rule of law. Israel, the US and the West will have lost. Chalk another one up for those who want to see us dead.

    But don't blame Netanyahu for that. That's Obama's fault. And that bloke with the permanent long face.

    1. Geoff, I don't know what to say.

      The very idea that Israel would release the murderers of Jews sickens me.

      It makes me wonder just what it is that I am standing up for.

  3. The truly funny thing is that if Israel strode in and offered the Arabs everything they've ever dreamed of the Arabs would refuse. Either they wouldn't take it seriously because they understand their own demands are insane, or they would recoil with fear at the prospect of so much as having to pretend to stop calling for another holocaust or worse, having a country to own and operate on their 'own'. Either way, whatever Israel does or doesn't do, says or doesn't say is absolutely irrelevant and can't have the slightest effect on anything. But all is not lost! Israel should keep turning the crank for no purpose or point at all. Just keep showing up. Agree or don't agree to their demands. It doesn't matter either way. Just keep arriving at endless talks with squadrons of negotiators forever. Ten years, twenty? Who cares.

    1. I kind of like your idea of the Israeli negotiators marching into the room and making outrageous demands that they know the Arabs would never agree to and then marching out of the room screaming at the top of their lungs how the Palestinian Authority is not serious about peace.

      It satisfies my sense of justice.