The Questions Never Asked About Palestine

Obama: Peace requires compromise. Abbas: We’ll never compromise. 

(poster from the Elder of Ziyon)

By Steve Feldman/American Thinker

As the Palestinian-Arabs and their friends make their latest push for “Palestinian” statehood at the United Nations this week, once again the wrong questions are being asked, while the pertinent questions every reporter, activist, and foreign minister should be asking never arise.

Why do “Palestinians” need a state of their own?  Who are these “stateless” people?  What is their history?  Where have they been for all of these years?

In the spirit of “you don’t know what you don’t know,” here are some Hansel-and-Gretel-like bread crumbs to guide journalists and others to the questions they might ask:

Where does the name “Palestine” come from and who have been the people who’ve lived there?  Of course, it was coined by the conquering Romans to add insult to injury to a Jewish nation they sought to obliterate.  The Romans conquered the land, but there was always a remnant of Jewish people living there.

While throughout the ages the land was under control of various powers, none called themselves “Palestinian,” and there was never a nation with that name.  It was that Jewish remnant and those Jews who joined them over time who became the “Palestinians.”


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Untangling the Israel-Palestine Confilct: Does a Palestinian State Exist?

If yes, where?

Islam Watch

Geert Wilders created a stir when he suggested renaming the ‘Kingdom of Jordan’ as ‘Palestine’ to end the war in the Middle East.

“Jordan is Palestine,” said Wilders, whose PVV (Freedom Party) trebled its position in the Dutch parliament in the recent election. “Changing its name to Palestine will end the conflict in the Middle East and provide the Palestinians with an alternate homeland,” said Wilders.

Wilders added, “If Jerusalem falls into the hands of the Muslims, Athens and Rome will be next. Thus, Jerusalem is the main front protecting the West. It is not a conflict over territory but rather an ideological battle, between the mentality of the liberated West and the ideology of Islamic barbarism.”

“There has been an independent Palestinian state since 1946, and it is the kingdom of Jordan,” Wilders said. He called on the Dutch government to refer to Jordan as Palestine and move its embassy to Jerusalem.

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Palestine: Who Needs It?

The Right Coast

Tom Smith has a question that Americans ought to be asking themselves

Pardon me for asking, but what exactly is our interest in setting up a Palestine?

We need another country we will have to fly predator drones over?  Oh right.  If we set up a Palestine, then the not-to-be-called-Islamo-fascists will not hate us so much, and peace and brotherhood will ensue in the Middle East. My personal view is that if we are going to set up new countries, they should be countries that will not be our enemies.  If the idea is to set up an enemy of the US, why not let Iran or somebody do it?  They have lots of useless desert.  They could put it there.

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Despicable UN “Rights Council” Runs Blood Libel Against Israel

The grotesquely misnamed United Nations Human Rights Council has topped its own high standard of absurd lies about Israel – this time resurrecting the medieval blood libel against Jews with a medical twist.  From the NY Daily News/ thanks to Vlad Tepes

Some links from Carl:

Pals incite riots in Jerusalem:

Yeah, they really want peace, don’t they?

Lies and denials: The White House has tried once again to claim that it did not snub Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during a White House visit last week.

Sarkozy Searches for Friendship with Obama that Has Eluded Him

With his power wobbling at home, the timing of Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit to Washington couldn’t be better. The French president’s meeting with Barack Obama will provide exactly the images he needs in France. But in truth, his relationship with the US president is a tense one. By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Washington, DC more…

Obama and French President Sarkozy met in Washington on Tuesday. They agree on one thing: Israel’s control over its eternal capital must go.

I wonder if Sarkozy is even aware that the ‘Palestinians’ claim the entire land of Israel ‘from the River to the Sea.’ Perhaps he is, and he believes that Jews living in that area ‘contribute nothing.’ So where is his ‘commitment to Israel’s security’?

America’s Muslim POTUS Hussein Obama delivered a Pesach (Passover) message that somehow managed to avoid mentioning God, Jerusalem or Israel.
Look how the Pal’s spin it:

“Reformist” Sheikh who is just fine with suicide bombings in Israel condemns them in Russia

A blogtroll on JW:  You refer to this “incident”?

„To Nasrallah with love“ oder „From Israel“? Pictures are from 2006, by AP-Journalist Sebastian Scheiner.

Fact: Kiryat Shmona, Lebanon War, besieged by a rain of Hizbollah-rockets. For the firste time in five days kids are allowed out of the shelters, because the IDF has arrived. With them comes a pack of journos, gives the kids crayons an encourages them and their parents to vent their anger. Two dozen telephoto lenses focus and go “clickclickclick.”

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Why must 'Palestine' be judenrein?

Gee, and you thought nobody would ever ask why?

Former director of the CIA R. James Woolsey takes the Obama administration to task for its insistence that their be no Jews in a future ‘Palestinian state,’ something that even Salam Fayyad did not advocate at the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Festival this past July. Carl has more>>


Israel will not allow war crime trials over Gaza


“This warped document… written by this warped committee undermines Israel’s right to self defence. This report encourages terror and endangers the peace,” he said, repeating comments he made at the annual UN General Assembly.

“I want to make it clear — Israel will not take any chances for peace if it can’t defend itself,” he said. More>>

Exercise the veto, loudly: United States must ax anti-Israel report at the UN

The execrable Goldstone Report – accusing Israel of war crimes for daring to defend itself from terrorists hellbent on its destruction – will be debated in the UN Security Council this week. Read more

3rd “Intifadah” a fizzler H/T Carl

Haaretz reports that Hamas was unsuccessful in bringing out many demonstrators to ‘protect al-Aqsa’ over the weekend despite an entire week of incitement by Hamas and by the Islamic Movement’s Northern Front. Here’s why:

The fabricated history of the “ancient” palestinian

That’s right, folks. Everything you’ve read about the palestinians is fabricated, embellished, tricked up, falsified and exaggerated. Read it all, here>>

Jerusalem-RiotArab clerics follow the call to jihad against the Jews 1948


The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem

By Daniel Pipes

Where does Jerusalem fit in Islam and Muslim history? It is not the place to which they pray, is not once mentioned by name in prayers, and it is connected to no mundane events in Muhammad’s life. The city never served as capital of a sovereign Muslim state, and it never became a cultural or scholarly center. Little of political import by Muslims was initiated there.

One comparison makes this point most clearly: Jerusalem appears in the Jewish Bible 669 times and Zion (which usually means Jerusalem, sometimes the Land of Israel) 154 times, or 823 times in all. The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times and Zion 7 times. In contrast, the columnist Moshe Kohn notes, Jerusalem and Zion appear as frequently in the Qur’an “as they do in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta”—which is to say, not once.2

khilafa1“Holy mosque?” My ass, that’s what these Pali Arabs are thinking, because they pray towards Mecca, not towards the mosque…

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Al-Qaeda Commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi in New Video: There Is No Difference Between Palestine and Other Jihads – Including Al-Andalus…

If Helping the Israelis Is Apostasy, So Is Helping the U.S….

  • He said it. Don’t say I told you so…


In a 59-minute video produced by Al-Sahab, Al-Qaeda’s media wing, and posted on jihadist forums on April 22, 2009, senior Al-Qaeda commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi tries to convince Islamist clerics of Al-Qaeda’s positions on fighting against the U.S. and against the regimes in Muslim countries.


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