Yisrael Medad
Analyst and commentator on political and cultural issues.

The Pals. Giving the Game Away

We’ve been treated, as has the world, to a series of outrageous statements emanating from the nether-world of the Palestinian Authority, that institution that represents Arabs-who-refer-to-themselves-as-Palestinians.

UNESCO has knuckled under a resolution that identifies a Jewish location as solely Muslim.  Mahmoud Abbas calls Jewish feet in the Temple Mount compound as “dirty”, “desecrating” and “defiling”. The Balfour Declaration is under attack.

And now, something else.

I found this line in a story about a weather station to be set up in Ariel:

Israel already has 40 weather stations located in on [sic] the land occupied in 1948.

There, it slipped out: the “occupation of Palestine” did not begin in 1967 but in 1948.  It’s not only the “West Bank”, a term created by King Abdallah I of Jordan in 1950, or “Judea” and “Samaria” as the UN’s 181 Resolution names the true and authentic regions of this country which is the Land of Israel, not that of Ishmael, but all of Israel.

The “little” Israel. The “pre-67” Israel. Israel “proper”.

Don’t be fooled. Don’t be taken for fools.

Palestinianism is the negative of Zionism and negates it, literally. The two cannot exist together, assert the Arabs-who-refer-to-themselves-as-Palestinians. The struggle is not about territory but existence, identity and historical truth. There is no “two-state solution” but it is a stage until the one Arab state evolves.

Don’t call it silly. Don’t excuse it. Don’t explain it.

Don’t ignore it.

About the Author
Yisrael Medad, currently is a Research Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem and Deputy Editor of the English Language Anthology of Jabotinsky's Writings. American-born, he and his wife made Aliyah in 1970. He resides in Shiloh since 1981. He was a member of the Betar Youth Movement World Executive and is a volunteer spokesperson for the Yesha Council. He holds a MA in Political Science from the Hebrew University and is active is many Zionist and Jewish projects and initiatives.
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