Monday, June 6, 2011

Who's Fooling Who?

What the British and the Palestinians knew in Palestine back in 1948:

"[T]he Arab knows the Zionist Jew a good deal better than most other people. He has had the opportunity to see through all the propaganda and all the smokescreen, at the naked spectacle of Zionist aggression on his country as it really is." (Sir Henry Gurney, Chief Secretary (1946-48) of the Palestine Government, writing in his diary on 27/3/48; quoted in Mandate Days: British Lives in Palestine 1918-1948, AJ Sherman, 1997, p 224)

What the faithful heard in Washington last Friday:

"House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Friday blamed a hateful Palestinian culture for the bloody half-century long Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East. 'Sadly it's a culture filled with resentment and hatred', Cantor said at the [Christian Coalition's] Faith & Freedom Conference... 'It is that culture that underlies the Palestinians' and broader Arab world's refusal to accept Israel's right to exist, and this is the root of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians... It's not about the 1967 lines', said Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in Congress." (GOP leader: Palestinian culture 'filled with resentment & hatred', Sahil Kapur,, 3/6/11)

What the Palestinians saw and heard in Israeli-occupied Jerusalem last Wednesday:

"Dozens of right-wing activists marching through Jerusalem Wednesday were filmed chanting inflammatory messages and singing provocative songs in the capital [!], including 'Muhammad is dead', 'May your village burn', 'Death to leftists', 'Butcher the Arabs'. The disturbing utterances were made during the traditional 'Flag Dance' on the occasion of Jerusalem Day, which drew tens of thousands of Israelis to the capital to celebrate its unification following the 1967 Six-Day War." (Rightests in Jerusalem: Muhammad is dead, butcher Arabs, Yair Altman,, 2/6/11)


Anonymous said...

MERC did u see QandA last night?

some awful Hasbara. Really makes me sad.

Pyne issuing talking points from the Mark Regev handbook. I agree with Norman Finkelstein, a philo-semite, is cut from the same cloth, as an anti-semite.

Why are they doing Israel's foreign ministry's bidding? To be pro-Israeli axiomatically, is anti-Palestinian, anti-human rights, denying humanity, denying self-determination, the meta argument Israel make at the heart of the Jewish state's foundation.

how can a democracy deny votes, be a gerrymandering state, have a horde of political prisoners. Sandy Gutman could answer that for us. If apartheid is good enuff for Tutu, Carter, Barak, Olmert...

MERC said...

I did - see my next post. Judging by the applause, it looks like the audience was packed with Zionists.