Mahmoud Abbas made another stupid statement today, claiming the Palestinians were there before Abraham was. Of course, this isn’t new for him, as he’s previously claimed Jesus was a palestinian messenger, as well as accusing Israel of executing a 13-year-old terrorist, when he was later found to be alive and well, enjoying his meals at an Israeli hospital.
And of course his Palestinian Authority TV station, of which he’s in charge, has claimed that Israel poisoned the wells in Gaza not to mention that they kill Palestinians in order to steal their organs.
The point is that all these claims, believed by the even stupider hordes of BDS, Jewish Voice for Peace and other anti-Semitic groups are a sign of desperation. They’re a sign of desperation, because of sites like Israellycool and others, in which real facts are shown with real newspapers and real people – facts that the palestinian authority or any reasonable and logical person cannot simply refute as “Zionist propaganda.” And because they can’t refute it, they do the next best thing – they ignore it and make up stories instead to divert attention.
But, despite a definite growing trend of antisemitism in the world, there is also another growing trend. And that is that people are becoming more aware of history. Yes – there are Jews who have strayed so far away from the meaning of being Jewish, but there are also many more who are discovering and rediscovering it as well. They are beginning to understand who they are, where they are from, and what it means to be Jewish with a Jewish country of their own.
Jews have a strong, rich, documented and defined identity, history and heritage. We’re in Israel because of all of those factors.
The Palestinians, being a product of an anti-Israel movement, rather than a pro-palestinian one, don’t have that.
They don’t have a long history, or a defined identity, or a documented heritage. And when you don’t have any of those elements that define you as a people, you’re simply left with an empty museum with empty shelves and nothing to show.