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Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Rare Righteous Palestinians

"There is a huge campaign to terrorize the Palestinians. As long as the Palestinians fight with the Israelis, no one will turn around and look at what the Arabs are doing to one another."
"The Bedouins in the south of Jordan can't find food for their children. They are dying of hunger while our king [Jordan's King Abdullah II] is buying Ferraris."
"Since 1948, we Arabs have been taught that all we need to do is get rid of the Jewish state and everything will go well. We Arabs have put 70 years of our existence on hold while awaiting the glorious day when we defeat Israel and feed the Jews to the fish."
"While Israel made ten new breakthroughs in cancer and cardiac treatments in the last two years along, we Arabs developed new execution methods."
Mudar Zahran, 42, Arab Palestinian-Jordanian journalist

"Where was the condemnation of the wounding of nine Israelis in the attack that killed Taylor Force? Where was the condemnation of the attacks the took place on that very day in Jerusalem and Petah Tikva?"
"But Abbas explained everything to Biden: Israel was in fact fully responsible for the "violence and bloodshed" because of the "occupation" and "settlements."
"Here is a dirty little secret: the Palestinian attackers were not driven to murder Jews because of "settlements" and "checkpoints."
"Check their Facebook accounts: what fueled their hatred were the lies they had been fed for the past few years by President Abbas and other Palestinian leaders, concerning Jews "desecrating" Islamic holy sites and plotting to destroy them. No checkpoint snags, no settlement issues, no protests against construction of new apartments in Jerusalem for Jewish families."
"Many of these Palestinians went for Israeli blood because they have been taught -- by Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and other Palestinian groups -- to hate Israel. And they do not give a damn whether that Jew lives in Jaffa or in the West Bank. They also do not give a damn if some of their victims are Arabs."
Khaled Abu Toameh, Palestinian journalist, Gatestone Institute 
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on March 10, hoping to persuade Abbas to issue a "condemnation" of the wave of terror attacks against Israelis. The next day, Abbas's Fatah party invited Palestinians to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the "martyrdom" of Dalal Al-Mughrabi. Al-Mughrabi was a Fatah member who participated in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre in Israel, in which 38 civilians were killed, including 13 children : Gatestone Institute

But the diversionary tactic works, it has always worked, and it seems delusional to think that the day will arrive when it no longer works, that old mendacious plot to blame the presence of Jews for all the ills that afflict the Arab world. The masses of Arabs in the Middle East in all the failed countries led by tyrants and dictators, sheikdoms and royalty live in abysmal ignorance of reality. They are spoon-fed a diet of lies to consume what their predatory leaders want them to think, to be enraged, but their rage narrowly targeting an incidental presence of a non-Arab, non-Muslim state whose people have both remained in their historical place of residence, or returned there from forced exile.

Two Arab Palestinians among a rare handful who have their eyes wide open and in the process observed the reality of the oppression that Arabs suffer under, delivered courtesy of their national leaderships in which Israel has no hand whatever. Mudar Zahran's experience as a child of well-to-do Palestinians who migrated to Jordan from Jerusalem has been varied and his exposure to a world outside that of the Middle East brought him to the realization that there is far, far more to the slander directed against Israel than simply its existence in a geography that Muslims claim as their own.

Their presence permits Arab countries to direct their citizens to gaze outwardly, at the crux of the problems afflicting them, emanating from without their countries, holding the presence of Israel responsible for the turmoil that has always afflicted the countries of the Middle East with their tribal, clan and sectarian hatreds. When the combined armies of the Arab countries affronted by Israel's presence failed to succeed in destroying the country, the tactic of accusations and conflict simply took a new trajectory. And the plight of the Arab Palestinians who refused and continue to refuse to live in peace alongside their neighbour is upheld as the cause of Arab dysfunction.

Mudar Zahran, with his cleared vision returned to his home country of Jordan, Western academic degrees in hand, where he became an irritant to the Jordanian government which responded to his prodding by threatening his safety, leading him to seek asylum in the United Kingdom from where he directs the Jordanian Opposition Coalition. It is his informed opinion that Palestinians would prefer Israeli citizenship over Jordanian citizenship, since it is the former not the latter would best benefit their human needs for dignity and security.

Arabs, he points out, have wasted seven decades hoping for, striving for, waiting for Israel to disappear. The nations surrounding Israel are led by dictators whose penchant is the impoverishment and terrorizing of the people they lead. Israel focuses on defending itself, but it also focuses on desalinization, agriculture, science, medicine, technology to help lead their people toward the future. Whereas in Arab countries and non-Arab Iran, purported crimes against the state like criticism, feature a uniquely backward solution: capital punishment. Even judicial state punishment of types that reflect the atrocities that the Islamic State is infamous for.

Should Israel disappear, according to Zahran's reckoning, Iran could proceed to extend its malign influence into Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain without delay since an Israeli response would be absent. In Israel's absence, ISIL would be inspired to reach Jordan, while at the present time ISIL "does not dare enter Jordan for one reason only -- its fear that Israeli jets would catch up with it 15 minute later". While Israeli enterprise and innovation make it stronger day by day as a democracy, Arab countries are declining with their dictatorships and chaos.

"We can hate Israel as much as we like, but we must realize that without it, we too would be gone", he states, speaking of Jordan in particular and by extension the other Arab countries floundering in their backward dysfunction, increasingly overwhelmed by the Frankenstein they have created in Salafist Islam breeding jihadis whose first order of business is martyrdom -- of their own mujahadeen and any who they target; minority ethnic and religious groups first, the West later.

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