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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Clinton Announces Multi-Million-Dollar Scholarship Program for Pali "Students"

For the Left, it’s like Mark Steyn says:  There are no enemies; only friends whose grievances we haven’t yet accommodated.


Ramallah, West Bank — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced a new million-dollar scholarship program to help Palestinian students enroll at Palestinian and American universities.

Mrs. Clinton announced the Middle East Partnership Initiative during a visit to this Palestinian town last week. The four-year program will support about 10 scholarships each year for disadvantaged students to attend four-year courses at Palestinian universities. The program will also offer 25 “opportunity grants” to enable promising but disadvantaged young Palestinians to apply to American-accredited institutions in the United States or the Middle East, a State Department official told The Chronicle.


Hillary pretends the Palistanian Authority is already a state

And plays into Palestinian teens’ victimhood attitudinizing. “Clinton Hints to Arab Teens PA is Already a Sovereign State,” by Hana Levi Julian for Israel National News, March 11 via JW

Always wrong and stoopid too: Biden finds a “moderate Taliban” for you:

Biden the Mathematician: 5% “incorrigible” Taliban + 25% on the fence = 70% “moderate”

                                             Moreover, 1+1=2!

According to the vice president — and don’t ask where he came up with these precise numbers — only 5% of the Taliban is “incorrigible” (i.e., are determined jihadis); 25% are on the fence, sort of; the other 70% are in it for the money (i.e., they are not serious about this whole Islam, jihad, and sharia jazz, but are “frustrated,” “impoverished, “disaffected,” etc., and so let’s buy them off.)

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Saudi Columnist: Why Do We Object to Occupation Only in Palestine?


“Other Arab Countries Have Been Robbed of Parts of Their Territories… And We Never Uttered a Word of Protest” 

In light of the tension between the Gulf states and Iran following Iran’s takeover of the three UAE islands in the Persian Gulf (Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Moussa), columnist for the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Mash’al Al-Sudairi criticized the Arab world for its obsession with the Israeli occupation and its indifference to the occupation of other Arab territories – for example, the Turkish takeover of the Syrian Alexandretta district (currently Iskenderun), or the aforementioned occupation of the three islands. 

* A picture tells a thousand words:

* Guess who’s imprisoning ‘Palestinians’ in Gaza


‘Palestinians’ who hoped to travel to Mecca for pilgrimage are still in Gaza this evening – because Hamas won’t let them out.

For those who prefer to live as Dhimmies, the invitation is still open:

During a Friday sermon broadcasted live on June 6, 2001 on PA TV, from the Sheik ‘Ijlin Mosque in Gaza, Palestinian Authority employee Sheik Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Madhi reiterated these sentiments with regard to Jews:

We welcome, as we did in the past, any Jew who wants to live in this land as a Dhimmi, just as the Jews have lived in our countries, as Dhimmis, and have earned appreciation, and some of them have even reached the positions of counselor or minister here and there. We welcome the Jews to live as Dhimmis, but the rule in this land and in all the Muslim countries must be the rule of Allah.

Following are excerpts from Al-Sudairi’s column: [1] 

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India gifts embassy to Palistanian govt

* In other words: India is paying the jiziyah also. Unfortunately, this article from Arab News doesn’t say anything about where this mystical ‘Palistan’ will be, but it looks as if Abu Abbas, Arafarts successor in the jihad  against Israel, is India’s chosen ‘Peace Partner’.


Nilofar Suhrawardy | Arab News —
NEW DELHI: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attended a ceremony yesterday inaugurating the Embassy of Palestine that India has gifted the Palestinian government.  

“You know how good relations we have, between India and Palestine since great Indira Gandhi and great Yasser Arafat,” said Abbas at the laying of the foundation stone for the embassy, located in Delhi’s diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri.

“And everyday it’s improving. We are very glad with the help and the support of the Indian people to the Palestine.”

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G8 remains "committed to pay jiziyah to Palistanians"

* From the “Stop the jiziyah” department:

Three-day summit of eight rich nations ends with statement reiterating full support of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, hopes sides can see way to reach agreement by year’s end.

* These ‘rich nations’ are becoming poorer by the day because of Muhammedan  infiltration and extortion from the ummah…

Israel News
The G-8 remains committed to providing assistance to the “Palestinians” (why??) and helping to strengthen their institutions, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said at the end of a three-day summit of the Group of Eight rich nations.

Fukuda, in a chairman’s statement on the meeting, said the G-8 had reiterated its full support for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with a view to reaching an agreement by the end of the year and called on all parties to refrain from any action that would undermine the negotiations.

In a statement, G-8 leaders – which include the US, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Canada and Russia – called on both the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to put a stop to violence on both sides, also calling on Israel to cease all settlement construction.

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