Palestinian Propaganda “Own Goal” of the Day

Anti-Israel propaganda page Quds News Network yesterday posted the following:

Do you know that Jaffa oranges, for Palestinians, are a very strong symbol of their land as after 1948, oranges began to represent the lost ancestral homeland!

Well, no.

Leaving aside the fact it is not your land, the fact you are referring to them as Jaffa oranges – by their Hebrew name and not by their Arabic name Shamouti – is an own goal.

What’s more, thanks for the opportunity to teach some history. According to the Hope Simpson Report (1930) (“Palestine: Report on Immigration, Land Settlement and Development”):

Perhaps they should understand Jaffa oranges as a symbol of what can be achieved if they accept us and agree to cooperate with us.


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