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Unwriting history

It takes a special kind of hatred to want to kill off an entire group of people. To want to kill every single man, woman, and child of a certain race, creed, or culture, for whatever reason. To want to deprive them of their present and future, and the rest of us of their presence and whatever blessings that they may bring.

But it takes an even greater history to want to destroy their past, as well. Simply getting rid of the offending people isn't enough for some; they need to erase any evidence that they ever existed. I don't even pretend to understand the motivation for trying to re-cast the past; it could be guilt, trying to hide their genocide. It could be a balm to their conscience, to rationalize the evil they have perpetrated. I can't grasp it, and I think I'm glad I can't.

One such example of that is the people of Israel. For decades, the Palestinians have done everything they can to destroy every bit of evidence tying the Jews to their ancient homeland. They declared the holiest site in Judaism the "third holiest site in Islam," and laid claim to the Temple Mount. Under the guise of "renovating" the Mosque, they've systematically destroyed every bit of historical evidence that the Jews ever had any sort of presence at that site. That all done in despite of the hundreds of mentions of Jerusalem in the Bible, but none in the Koran.

The Jews have learned to live with that. They have turned the Western Wall of the ancient temple (also called the Wailing Wall) into their holiest site, essentially ceding the lion's share of the land to the Palestinians, under international pressure. And they've protested -- to no avail -- as more and more proof of the destruction of ancient artifacts that document the Jewish presence on the Mount.

But now, even their claim to that single wall is under assault.

One would think that Israel could turn to the United Nations for assistance in this matter. But the UN has already made its position clear, on countless occasions. In fact, last November 29, the UN held its "Day Of Solidarity With The Palestinian People." At that event, they held a moment of silence for "all those who have given their lives for the cause of the Palestinian People," including terrorists, murderers, and suicide bombers. UNICEF sponsors a summer camp named after Wafa Idris, the first female suicide bomber. And they even featured a poster that, literally, showed Israel wiped off the map.

Tell me again why we give the UN almost half a billion dollars a year just in dues? And why we have given the Palestinian Authority, that remarkable kleptocracy, several hundred million dollars?


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Comments (11)

The deal is that this is th... (Below threshold)

The deal is that this is the way that it has to be for a people chosen of God. They will continue to be persecuted because they are still key to what happens in the future. Rest assured, someone will step into the gap to appear to save Israel, but don't believe what he has to say...

Of course, at the same time... (Below threshold)
Anachronda:

Of course, at the same time they are claiming all this sacred property in Jerusalem, stuff like this is going on (House of Saud bulldozing Mohammed's house in Mecca).

That's really disgusting. ... (Below threshold)
Sarah:

That's really disgusting.

And, of course, the Israeli... (Below threshold)
Kin:

And, of course, the Israeli Supreme Court, that wonderful bastion of off the deepend left-wing nutjobs, supports every claim against Jews having anything to do with the Temple mount. Pardon my Hebrew, but Yemach Shemam.

Isn't "Yemach Shemam" the H... (Below threshold)

Isn't "Yemach Shemam" the Hebrew version of "go to hell"?

That really is amazing. Th... (Below threshold)

That really is amazing. That's why I like this blog. You add to the discussion in relevant and compelling ways. I would offer my thoughts on the topic but I am too busy at the moment pondering what you had to say. The hatred towards the Jews is amazing.

I, too, am still pondering.... (Below threshold)
-S-:

I, too, am still pondering. For starters, why would Palestine even WANT the Wall?

Seems almost routinely a case of "because Israel has it and should not" as to Palestine's reasons for anything.

Israel should respond to Ir... (Below threshold)

Israel should respond to Iran's "moving territory" threats by moving the buildings of Haram Al-Sharif to a landfill project one stone at a time.

Heh. You think they hate J... (Below threshold)

Heh. You think they hate Jews now? Wait until about March when Israel's patience with the UN finally gives out and the IAF takes out Iran's uranium enrichment facilities.

The Palestinians are like s... (Below threshold)
Just Me:

The Palestinians are like spoiled children who are jealous because there is something they can't have. So instead of being thankful for what they do have, they want to destroy the things that others have.

The UN is just a giant money sucker that does pretty much nothing well, but a lot of stuff terribly. I would be quite happy to see the US tell the UN to have a nice time relocating to some other country, and keeping the money we give them.

If the US is just determined to be a member of some world organization, then lets create one that is for democracies only-dictators, communists and despots need not apply. Sure it means a lot of countries get left out in the cold, but the UN does nothing more than lend legitimacy to the very countries that don't deserve any legitimacy.

Eradicating the holocaust i... (Below threshold)
DL:

Eradicating the holocaust is just as offensive because it denys the world's complicity in hatred of the Jews. The entire holocaust is being resurrected again with the silence of Eurabia signaling approval. This time the Jews won't go quietly into the ovens - they may make an oven out of Iran before it's over.




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