Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Not in Mint Condition: PSC chief Mick's grasp of history

We are becoming used to the ignorance of the history of Palestine on the part of many enemies of the Jewish State, who, whether from malice or  willful blindness, push the lie that Palestine was once an independent sovereign state wrested from its owners by the Zionists.

We are becoming used to a corollary of that ignorance, the obscene appropriation of posters (such as the one pictured at left) by a Yishuv artist, a refugee from Nazi Germany, by those who want the eradication of Israel.
 
But although we are becoming used to it, the degree of ignorance never ceases to amaze.

Nor should it, because it is a powerful propaganda tool winning hearts and minds among those who don't know the facts of history and make no effort to find out.

And, of course, the propaganda has been swallowed, and pushed in its turn, by people who really ought to know better.

The Reverend Stephen Sizer, for instance, who as we saw recently condemns me as "blind" for linking to an Elder of Ziyon poster that points out the truth.

Why, some of the usual suspects even tout The Palestine Post as proof that there was once an independent state of Palestine!  Do they honestly not realise that the newspaper was a Yishuv enterprise?

Here's the latest example of this twisted history that's come to my attention: Scottish PSC chief Mick Napier's inclusion of a picture of a Palestinian  coin (dated 1927, with inscriptions in English, Hebrew, and Arabic) on his Facebook profile.

Hard as it is to credit, Mr Napier and the commenter shown seem to believe that the Palestine mentioned on the coin was an Arab sovereign entity, which minted its own coins.


Come on, guy and gal! You're having a laugh, aren'tcha?

Date of coin:1927.  Currency of Mandate Palestine.  Minted by the Mandate authorities, the British.

Geddit?

Of course, many people will argue that the fact there was never a sovereign state of Palestine does not preclude such a state in the future.

Point taken.  But please do not stoop so low as to propagandise on the basis of a false version of history which demonises Zionism and aims to delegitimise the only Jewish State in the world.

8 comments:

  1. So, will Scottish PSC be talking about Palestinian responsibility for the terror bombing of PanAM flight over Lockerbie? Doubtful

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know the PFLP was originally suspected but I'm not aware of any Palestinian involvement;. I think you must be mistaken.

      Delete
  2. The 25th anniversary of Lockerbie has brought reopened suspicions of the PLFP.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Here's the article
      ‘Palestinian group carried out Lockerbie bombing’
      http://www.timesofisrael.com/palestinian-group-carried-out-lockerbie-bombing/
      The Israeli source, who spoke to The Times of Israel on condition of anonymity, said Israel was “listening in” during the months prior to the December 21, 1988 bombing on preparations for what “we thought was a plan to target an Israeli plane” and that it was “clear that Jibril prepared the operation.”

      Delete
  3. These idiots even sell coins with "The Land of Israel" on them.
    Fail: Palestine Online store celebrates British Colonialism
    http://proisraelbaybloggers.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/fail-palestine-online-store-celebrates.html
    To conform to the Balfour Declaration, two additional Hebrew letters were added in parentheses next to the Hebrew script on the coins. These letters, the aleph and yod, were an abbreviation for Eretz Yisra'el, "The Land of Israel."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're a one-man Encyclopaedia Judaica!

      Delete