In Brussels, last week the UN debated the creation of a new state to a group of crazed Arabs intent on killing Jews and calling it Palestine. These are the same Arabs who celebrated 9/11 by dancing wildly in the street while handing out sweets to the little kiddies.
What the heck is this push for a new state for the Palestinians about? Has the world gone totally insane? Is there a shortage of Arab and Muslim states surrounding tiny Israel who are bent on Israel’s destruction? Has the shortage grown so dire that we just need just one more murderous state to fill out the ranks of dysfunctional, hate filled Arab regimes? The Gaza Strip had previously belonged to Egypt and the Golan Heights belonged to Syria. Israel occupied them both following coordinated attacks from 3 Arab nations that comprised the Six Day War wherein Israel kicked their collective booty; yes, in six days.
The world never heard of the need for a Palestinian state before the Six Day War. There was no group of Arabs protesting either Syria or Egypt who owned the territory they now want. They weren’t asking those countries to be split off into yet another Palestinian nation. Why is that?
First, a reality check: Israel is a nation of a population of 7,400,000 people, 1,400,000 of who are Arabs. The Arab population votes, has seats in their Knesset (parliament) and has thousands of their own mosques to freely worship. The reciprocal is not true. Algeria, for example, had a Jewish population of 150,000 in 1948, it now has less than a 100. The same story is true throughout the Arab world.
The Israeli population is also just 1/50th of that of that of its surrounding Arab nations and a mere 1/800th of the land mass.
So which bright light came up with the cockamamie idea that they were just one country short to complete the set of dysfunctional Arab regimes? And who said we’ll reserve this new nation for the “Palestinians”, a made up ethnicity? What is a Palestinian? There is no such ethnic, cultural, or religiously distinct population called Palestinians! Never has been. Let’s be clear about this. Yasser Arafat was an engineer from Egypt, about as “Palestinian” as you or I.
On March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an astonishing interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here’s a startling and revealing confession:
“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 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, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.
For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”
Palestine and its people, never were, aren’t one now and shouldn’t have a state later. If the Palestinians want to reclaim their state or if they ever were a unique “people”, then tell us, what is its unique language, culture, religion, currency, what government did it have, what is its history, who were its leaders (before Arafat), what books spoke of these people? The answer is zip, zero and nada. The truth is precisely what PLO member Zahir Muhsein said. The whole thing is an elaborate scam, a sick joke. The butt of which is Israel and the world is both its patsy and a willing accomplice.