The Palestinian’s Latest Cultural Appropriation of Jewish History

As I posted a few days ago, the palestinians are planning a “March of Return” today – the day before Passover – which includes a huge mass mobilization towards Israel’s borders. And even though Hamas are publicly calling for it to be peaceful, the palestinians have already let down their guard to reveal that they would just love Israel to have to shoot at the marchers. Besides, we already know just how much Hamas love to use human shields.

Meanwhile, this is how the Facebook page of Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party have depicted the march:

I am not sure if deliberate or not, but it is reminiscent of another scene, very appropriate to this time of year.

On Passover, we commemorate the Jewish people’s redemption from slavery in Egypt and freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses, as we marched towards our promised homeland, Canaan, later to be the land of Israel. The above picture shows the Israelites on this march, through the Red Sea.

The Fatah graphic looks like cultural appropriation to me, whether deliberate or coincidental. Although I don’t really believe anything is purely coincidental.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media