Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday Column for the Elder

The Elder was kind enough to publish my latest Sunday column entitled, The Erasure and Confiscation of Jewish History.

Here is a snippet:
The question of language in propaganda should be of central concern to those of us who care about the Jewish people and the Jewish state. Obvious examples of the way that Jewish history is erased include the erasure of the ancient names of Judea and Samaria from the western lexicon in favor of the recent Jordanian term "West Bank." Another example is the relatively recent replacement of the word "Palestinian" to refer to Jews from that region with the word "Palestinian" to refer to Arabs. This bit of rhetorical, ahistorical ju-jitzu provides the basis of Arab claims to Jewish land. It is, in fact, part of the effort to simply replace the Jews with the small subsection of local Arabs who now claim to represent an ancient and distinct people persecuted by foreign Jewish invaders.
Much of this material is old hat, as they say, to readers familiar with Israel Thrives and the general thrust of my arguments around the never-ending Arab-Muslim conflict with the Jews.  This material, it also should be noted, is not original because I have already published it internally, but in the weeks and months going forward all my Sunday columns for the Elder will be entirely original and exclusive to that magazine.

1 comment:

  1. And there's also the endlessly disgusting "Anne Frank in a keffiyeh" bullshit, as possibly the most offensive propagandistic appropriation of Jewish imagery, especially considering that the so-called 'Palestinian' Arab leadership at the time was actively allied with Nazi Germany.