On the Inclusion of the El-Kurd Twins on Time’s 100 Most Influential People List

Palestinian propaganda is kvelling over the fact Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd made their annual list of the 100 Most Influential People.

One propaganda outlet, Quds News Network, has posted about them non-stop since the news broke:

Get a room.

While their inclusion is highly offensive due to their overt antisemitism and terror support, the fact remains they boast a huge following, so unfortunately, inclusion or not in Time, they are not going away any time soon. True, their inclusion in Time is a kind of “kosher certification”, but Time already was in the business of legitimizing anti-Israel propaganda when they hired Sanya Mansoor, the “journalist” who penned the piece about the El-Kurds.

What the anti-Israel folk are not trumpeting is someone else included on this list.

In the end, it all comes down to courage.

After four elections in two years, a bold act was needed to unite a country frayed by political stalemate and brought to a desperate standstill. Something dramatic needed to change, but more importantly, someone courageous needed to make that change. Naftali Bennett threw himself into a political firestorm in order to forge previously unimaginable ties between Israel’s left and right, Arabs and Jews, religious and secular. He formed one of the most diverse governments in Israel’s history.

“I don’t do things in the dark,” Bennett, who is now Prime Minister, told me in a meeting with him in the Knesset that he agreed to be made public. As the leader of an Arab party, I had become used to cameras being kept outside the room. “In a time of polarization and hate,” Bennett said, “the Israeli public needs unity.”

It wasn’t just the flash of the cameras that lit up the room at that moment, but the hope for a brighter future for us all.

What makes this more significant than the inclusion of the terror-twins is who penned it; it was not written by a pro-Israel person, but rather Mansour Abbas, leader of Israel’s United Arab List party.

But at the end of the day, any list with Prince Harry and Meghan as their poster children cannot be taken too seriously.


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

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