The late Palestinian intellectual Edward Said, in his defense of Yasser Arafat, made a rather shocking statement. He suggested that Arafat’s violent actions, which were undeniably terroristic, were in some twisted way keeping the Palestinian cause alive in the world’s consciousness. Political drama, anyone?
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Fast forward to today, and the Hamas leaders are spouting the same argument, claiming that their attacks on Israel are necessary to keep the Palestinian cause relevant amidst the buzz of peace deals and accords. But hold up – are violence and terror the only means of propelling the Palestinian cause forward, or is there more to it?
Let’s turn back the clock to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the idea of creating a Jewish state in response to European persecution began to take shape. As Jews started returning to their historical homeland of Israel, tensions mounted with the Arab population in the region, including the Palestinian Arabs. It’s like a real-life, high-stakes game of tug-of-war!
Now, it’s time to shine a spotlight on the controversial figure, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem back in the day. This dude took stirring the pot to a whole new level by inciting violence against Jews and cozying up to Hitler and the Nazis during World War II. Talk about a historical plot twist!
Let’s fast forward to more recent history, when the Palestinian leadership rejected multiple opportunities for statehood and peace in favor of, you guessed it, violence and terror. Even when offered significant compromises and opportunities for peace, they flat-out said, “No thanks” and embarked on destructive campaigns of terror. Cue the facepalm. And because no drama is complete without a little international intrigue, Iran swooped in to fund and arm terror groups, just in case things weren’t messy enough already.
The unfortunate reversal of fortune at the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, which saw ugly outbursts of anti-Israel sentiment taking center stage. But, as our conservative scribe points out, these anti-Israel activists are all talk and no action – they haven’t lifted a finger to help support Palestine. It’s like watching a reality TV show where the drama never ends, but the plot goes absolutely nowhere.
In a fascinating twist, the article delves into the Palestinian desire for a state and poses the quintessential question: What kind of state do they actually want? Surprise, surprise – they don’t seem to have a clear answer. Instead, they’re fixated on shouting “Free Palestine” and using slogans that suggest the destruction of Israel. It’s like a bad case of deja vu with no end in sight!
And let’s not forget the recent rallying cry for a post-Israel “Palestine” from Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Spoiler alert: he wants an Islamic state. It’s like watching a soap opera where the characters never learn from their mistakes, and the plot just keeps circling back to the same dramatic conflicts.
To add another layer of complexity to the story, Israeli Arab citizens are making moves that suggest they’d rather align with Israel than Palestine. It’s like the ultimate plot twist in a political drama – who saw that coming?
As the article wraps up, the writer offers a bold solution to the Gaza problem – pay off the residents to relocate, annex Gaza to Israel, problem solved! It’s like a blockbuster movie ending where the hero swoops in with a wild, out-of-left-field solution to save the day.
So, there you have it – a politically conservative, partisan take on the whole Palestinian cause saga! It’s like a real-life political thriller with enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. Grab the popcorn, folks – this drama is far from over!