Far too much is happening at the moment, of course, but let's have a nod towards silliness anyway, by kicking off the August posts with yet another example of silliness by the you-know-whos.
Yes, the tomfoolery, the sheer ignorance, exhibited by members of the
Coins (minted by the British Mandate authorities), pre-1948 mid-twentieth century maps bearing the name "Palestine", travel posters (designed by a Yishuv artist), the (Yishuv) newspaper called The Palestine Post, the (Jewish) Palestine Symphony Orchestra, a (Yishuv) football team, postage stamps, even birds and shtriemels, have been introduced by individuals who really should know better as evidence of a sovereign "Palestine" stolen from the sovereign "Palestinian" by da Joos.
In that preposterous tradition comes a new piece of tosh, courtesy of a very recent blogpost:
'[A]ny implication that there was no place called Palestine is undercut by this travel advertisement from the 1940s':
And then there's this, a (misspelled) message by Bristol-based anti-Israel pro-BDS band "Massive Attack" at a recent festival:
They do realise, I suppose, that from 1948-67 Gaza was occupied not by Israel but by Egypt?
As for another kind of silliness, that displayed by Jewish useful idiots, there's a fairly good succinct article here