20.5.11

Propaganda slogans in the debate about the Middle East. Where Palestine is located?

Who can challenge the rights of the Jews to Palestine? Good Lord, historically, it is really your country. - Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, Mayor of Jerusalem, in 1899.
Jordan is a home of the resettled Arabs 


The amateurish and empty speech of president Barack Obama on the Middle East policy shows that the White House prefers the propaganda slogans to facts. Let us start from the fundamental slogan: "the Palestinian nation".

In March 1971 the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here's what he said. "The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel and for our Arab unity. In reality, today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people.
For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with de fined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Pales­tinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beersheva and Jeru­salem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will wait not even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan."
Arafat himself made a very de finitive and unequivocal statement along these lines as late as 1993. It demonstrates conclusively that the Palestinian nationhood argument is the real strategic deception - one geared up to set up the destruction of Israel.

More Arab voices?

Professor Azmi Bishahara born in Nazareth says that "there is no Palestinian nation. It is a colonial invention".

To sum up, "The Palestine" adjective is being used as a political weapon.

Other propaganda slogan is the Palestinian state. There will not be any Palestinian state this year or any other until the terrorists are removed. During the press conference at the White House President Benjamin Netanyahu clearly said that the Palestine state will not be established.
"We both agree that a peace based on illusions will crash against the rocks of Middle Eastern reality. ... For there to be peace, the Palestinians will have to accept some basic realities -- the first is that while Israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace it cannot go back to the 1967 lines, because these lines are indefensible
So where is a place for those who really want to be in "Palestine"? In Jordan.




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