Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The PLO loves to talk to US Jews!

Here's an excerpt from an essay by a Palestinian observer of the Arab-Israel conflict. Take a look at it--and learn why even Palestinians call the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) the Professional Liars Organization:

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Incitement to kill: it's how Abbas leads

You can tell where a country is headed by how its leader acts. For example, according to some in the US, the US today is heading to become once again a world leader which fights for peace-through-strength. For them, the proof is, 'look at how US President Trump behaves towards North Korea, NATO, the EU, Iran and the UN'.

According to others, the US is heading for war with half the world. For them, the proof is, 'look at how Trump behaves towards North Korea, NATO, the EU, Iran and the UN'.

The evidence for both cases is the same: the behavior the US leader, President Donald Trump.

The leader of the Palestinian Authority (PA) behaves in a similar-but-different manner. One the one hand, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas reveals by how he acts what he wants his people to do. The difference between Abbas and Trump is,  Abbas's behavior is far less inscrutable than Trump's.

For example, we can tell from Abbas's behavior that he  doesn't want Statehood. He doesn't want a marketplace economy. He isn't interested in freedom. He doesn't want peace. 

Unlike Trump. Abbas never sends mixed messages to his own people. He wants only one thing: to destroy his non-Muslim neighbor, Israel.

This is why Abbas uses a constant drumbeat of anti-Israel incitement. This drumbeat comes out of every segment of Palestinian society--from media, entertainment, sports and education. 

Abbas wants to keep Palestinians motivated enough to kill Jews. If you doubt this assertion, visit the palwatch website one day every week. You'll learn what the words, "constant drumbeat of 'get-the-Jews' mean.

This drumbeat isn't for peace. It isn't for statehood. It's to incite Palestinians to want to kill Jews. For example, on today's palwatch Homepage the first three entries in the "Daily News" section are these headlines: 

-"17-year old terrorist who stabbed 3 Israeli civilians, killing 1, referred to as 'martyr' in official PA daily"; 

-"Image on Facebook page of Fatah's Bethlehem branch shows 17 year old terrorist who stabbed 3 Israeli civilians, killing 1, praising him as a Martyr";

-"Abbas' Fatah: Israel has drawn up a plan for the destruction of Al Aqsa Mosque, has no right to Jerusalem or the Western Wall".

These headlines do not promote peace with Israel. They encourage hate towards Israel and the glory that comes from from killing Jews.

Do yourself a favor. Exercise for one month. Go to palwatch one day a week for four weeks. You'll learn a lot about what Abbas wants.

Abbas doesn't instruct the media outlets he controls to encourage Palestinians to create job-training programs. He doesn't instruct his PA education infrastructure to teach about 'normalization' with Israel. He and his cronies instruct the media and the schools to sing only one 'song': hate Israel and its Jews.

Abbas doesn't clamp down on hate. He incites for it. 

It's how he leads. 

He refuses to stop paying terrorists (or their survivors) monthly pensions (the infamous PA pay-to-slay-Jews program). He's been repeating this refusal almost monthly since last year.

It's how he leads his people.

He uses the UN, the International Criminal Court and every ear he can grab to demonize Israel. He demonizes Israel as often as he can.

This is how he leads. 

He glorifies Palestinians killed trying to kill Jews.He visits the families of these so-called 'martyrs' who have been killed trying to transform his incitement to real-world action. He has his picture taken with the surviving family members. He smiles and praises their 'accomplishments'. He repeats this behavior every time a 'Palestinian' is killed by Jews.

It's how he 'leads'.

He doesn't lead 'Palestinians' towards peace with Israel. He incites them to call for 'death to Israel'.

He's obsessed. He incites. Where do you think his incitement will lead?

Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday Cartoon

Today is Friday. As often as I can, I try to find a political cartoon about Israel for you. 

Political cartoons are illustrative. They suggest in picture or caricature form what readers in a particular location might be thinking about regarding the cartoon topic. Today's cartoon doesn't disappoint.

This cartoon comes from Europe. It comes from that bastion of liberal multiculturalism--where all are equal--Norway. It was first printed in a Norwegian daily newspaper. It was reprinted in Israel, in the timesofisrael on August 7, 2018 (here).

Norway has reason to feel it's one of the world's finest democracies (here). But this bed of democratic 'roses' has thorns. Norway has a growing Muslim population--a population that appears to grow so quickly some worry that Norwegians could become a minority in their own country (here). Those people worry about what that might mean for their safety (ibid).

Then there's the issue of Muslims and Jews in Norway. There are less than 1,000 Jews in Norway. There are perhaps 150,000 Muslims (estimates appear to range from 120,000 - 160,000). This difference affects how Muslims are perceived by Norway's elite (here). It affects how Jews are treated.

As of December, 2017, most Jews in Norway don't feel safe. They feel the pressure of anti-semitism (here). They appear not to have a favored status--at least, not as favored as Muslims. Today's cartoon from Norway may support such an observation. 

This anti-Israel cartoon has two elements to it. The first is, of course, the anti-Israel depiction of Israel's Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu punching an Arab-looking man in the face, to kick the man off a bench that has on it a sign that reads, 'whites only'.

But the cartoon is more nuanced than that. The cartoon has a Jew-as-Nazi connection. 

Take a look at the picture. See if you can spot the Nazi reference.

source (here)

Did you find the Nazi connection? If you didn't see it, look at Netanyahu's arms and legs. Look how he is portrayed as holding arms/hands and legs/feet in a way that suggests the shape of the Nazi swastika. Do you see that shape? It's certainly subtle, but it's there.

So there it is: Netanyahu is cruel. He's a Jew. He's a Nazi. He harms an Arab because he is a 'whites only' racist.

This cartoon does more than paint Israel or Israel's leader as cruel. It sends a dangerous message.

What do you think Norway's Muslims will think of such a characterization? More important for Norway's Jewish population, how do you think Jews in Norway will feel to see this cartoon, with its anti-Israel intent--and, potentially, an  anti-Jew message?

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Israel's Left lies. Just Read the Declaration of Independence.

(Last update: August 10, 2018)
On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Israel's Left stood up in Israel's Knesset to argue that a new 'Nation-State' Law (passed by the Knesset July 29, 2018) tears up Israel's Declaration of Independence. Is this correct?

The new Law enshrines the Jewish character of Israel into Israel's Basic Law, which is the closest thing Israel has to a formal constitution. The Left abhors this 'Jewish enshrinement'. 

Israel's Left makes many claims about this new Law. For example, it claims that the new law destroys the balance between the ideas of Jewish and Democratic that appear in Israel's original Declaration of Independence. Then again, it  suggests this new Law makes Israel put Jewish ahead of equal rights, thereby altering the founding intent of the Declaration of Independence--to make Israel a democracy.

These Leftist claims were reported by news outlets everywhere, and few of these stories were kind to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had supported the new Law. As the Christian Science Monitor put it, "Does new law tilt Israel away from its democratic values?" (here). In Israel, the Left was more brutal about 'what Netanyahu had done'. Leftist Tzipi Livni asked, “What the hell has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got against the Declaration of Independence?”..“We’re the side that believes in a covenant of equals,” (here).

Are these attacks  correct? Is Israel's Declaration of Independence really all about a "covenant of equals"? 

Judge for yourself. Read Israel's Declaration of Independence. In the full text  below, I highlight how many times there appear references to "Jews" and "Jewish", and such Jewish concepts as "Bible", "prophets", "Book of Books"  and the "religious and spiritual identity" of the Jewish people. I highlight also how many times such words as "democracy" and "equal rights" appear. You'll be able to judge for yourself if the Declaration is a 'covenant of equals'--or something else altogether.

As you read, count how many times the Jewish-centric words above appear and how many times the democracy-centric words appear in the Declaration. Ask yourself, does the number of times such words appear have anything to say about the importance of their meaning to the founding of the modern state of Israel?

Also, think about the actual positioning of such words in the Declaration; that is, how close to the beginning of the Declaration do the key words appear? Can you deduce anything from the words' positioning about how foundational 'Jewish' and 'democracy' are to the creation of the modern state of Israel?

I don't know if you can answer these questions. But I highlight the key words/phrases for you. The full text comes from Israel's official website (here):

Provisional Government of Israel

Official Gazette: Number 1; Tel Aviv, 5 Iyar 5708, 14.5.1948 Page 1

The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel

The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books.

After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for the restoration in it of their political freedom.

Impelled by this historic and traditional attachment, Jews strove in every successive generation to re-establish themselves in their ancient homeland. In recent decades they returned in their masses. Pioneers, defiant returnees, and defenders, they made deserts bloom, revived the Hebrew language, built villages and towns, and created a thriving community controlling its own economy and culture, loving peace but knowing how to defend itself, bringing the blessings of progress to all the country's inhabitants, and aspiring towards independent nationhood.

In the year 5657 (1897), at the summons of the spiritual father of the Jewish State, Theodore Herzl, the First Zionist Congress convened and proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country.

This right was recognized in the Balfour Declaration of the 2nd November, 1917, and re-affirmed in the Mandate of the League of Nations which, in particular, gave international sanction to the historic connection between the Jewish people and Eretz-Israel and to the right of the Jewish people to rebuild its National Home.

The catastrophe which recently befell the Jewish people - the massacre of millions of Jews in Europe - was another clear demonstration of the urgency of solving the problem of its homelessness by re-establishing in Eretz-Israel the Jewish State, which would open the gates of the homeland wide to every Jew and confer upon the Jewish people the status of a fully privileged member of the community of nations.

Survivors of the Nazi holocaust in Europe, as well as Jews from other parts of the world, continued to migrate to Eretz-Israel, undaunted by difficulties, restrictions and dangers, and never ceased to assert their right to a life of dignity, freedom and honest toil in their national homeland.

In the Second World War, the Jewish community of this country contributed its full share to the struggle of the freedom- and peace-loving nations against the forces of Nazi wickedness and, by the blood of its soldiers and its war effort, gained the right to be reckoned among the peoples who founded the United Nations.

On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable.

This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign State.

Accordingly we, members of the People's Council, representatives of the Jewish Community of Eretz-Israel and of the Zionist Movement, are here assembled on the day of the termination of the British Mandate over Eretz-Israel and, by virtue of our natural and historic right and on the strength of the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel.

We declare that, with effect from the moment of the termination of the Mandate being tonight, the eve of Sabbath, the 6th Iyar, 5708 (15th May, 1948), until the establishment of the elected, regular authorities of the State in accordance with the Constitution which shall be adopted by the Elected Constituent Assembly not later than the 1st October 1948, the People's Council shall act as a Provisional Council of State, and its executive organ, the People's Administration, shall be the Provisional Government of the Jewish State, to be called "Israel." 

The State of Israel will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

The State of Israel is prepared to cooperate with the agencies and representatives of the United Nations in implementing the resolution of the General Assembly of the 29th November, 1947, and will take steps to bring about the economic union of the whole of Eretz-Israel.

We appeal to the United Nations to assist the Jewish people in the building-up of its State and to receive the State of Israel into the community of nations.

We appeal - in the very midst of the onslaught launched against us now for months - to the Arab inhabitants of the State of Israel to preserve peace and participate in the upbuilding of the State on the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its provisional and permanent institutions.

We extend our hand to all neighbouring states and their peoples in an offer of peace and good neighbourliness, and appeal to them to establish bonds of cooperation and mutual help with the sovereign Jewish people settled in its own land. The State of Israel is prepared to do its share in a common effort for the advancement of the entire Middle East.

We appeal to the Jewish people throughout the Diaspora to rally round the Jews of Eretz-Israel in the tasks of immigration and upbuilding and to stand by them in the great struggle for the realization of the age-old dream - the redemption of Israel.

Placing our trust in the Almighty, we affix our signatures to this proclamation at this session of the provisional Council of State, on the soil of the Homeland, in the city of Tel-Aviv, on this Sabbath eve, the 5th day of Iyar, 5708 (14th May, 1948).
David Ben-Gurion
Daniel Auster Mordekhai Bentov Yitzchak Ben Zvi Eliyahu Berligne Fritz Bernstein Rabbi Wolf Gold Meir Grabovsky Yitzchak Gruenbaum Dr. Abraham Granovsky Eliyahu Dobkin Meir Wilner-Kovner Zerach Wahrhaftig Herzl Vardi Rachel Cohen Rabbi Kalman Kahana Saadia Kobashi Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Levin Meir David Loewenstein Zvi Luria Golda Myerson Nachum Nir Zvi Segal Rabbi Yehuda Leib Hacohen Fishman David Zvi Pinkas Aharon Zisling Moshe Kolodny Eliezer Kaplan Abraham Katznelson Felix Rosenblueth David Remez Berl Repetur Mordekhai Shattner Ben Zion Sternberg Bekhor Shitreet Moshe Shapira Moshe Shertok
Click to see the Hebrew signatures enlarged

Israel's Declaration of Independence has 19 paragraphs. In the first 12 paragraphs--that is, in the first 63 percent of the Declaration--there are no references at all to Democracy, democratic or equal rights

Instead, this first 63 percent of the Declaration is all about matters Jewish. Reference to matters Jewish appear at least 25 times (depending on how you define "matters Jewish"). 

So, for all those Leftists who talk about the importance of Democracy in Israel's Declaration of Independence, how does the first, initial score of Jewish--25, Democracy--0 strike you? Is this score proof that Democracy is paramount in this Declaration? Or, does this overwhelmingly Jewish  score so early in the document suggest something else--the significance of Jewish over Democracy in this declaration?

It is only in the remaining 7 paragraphs of the Declaration that we find reference to something we call, 'equal rights'. But look at the context for that reference (in paragraph 13). That context is not Democracy. The context is 'the prophets of Israel'--a decidedly Jewish context.

Look again at the paragraph that discusses matters Democratic (paragraph 13). Yes, you'll see the reference to freedom, justice and peace--ideas we understand to be linked to 'Democracy'. But, to repeat, that 'Democracy' reference is not in the text associated with Democracy. It is linked  instead to the Jewish Tanach:  Israel will be based upon  freedom, justice and peace "as envisioned by the prophets of Israel". The context is Jewish, not Democracy.

Second, notice that the only reference to social and political equality in the text does not stand isolated into its own free-standing sentence. It's connected to the clause, "as envisioned by the prophets of Israel" by a semi-colon which--if you remember your high-school grammar lessons--literally connects what follows the semi-colon to what has immediately preceded it--the prophets of Israel.

The semi-colon, in other words, has a purpose. It connects two closely-related ideas. The two closely-related ideas here are not 'equality' and 'democracy'. The connection is between 'equality' and 'the prophets of Israel'. Democracy doesn't come into play here. Jewish does.

This Declaration of Independence is not a Democracy-oriented document, as the Left would have you believe. It is a Jewish-oriented document, with a nod to 'equal right' - -but only as envisioned by the prophets of Israel'.  

Israel's Declaration of Independence is no 'covenant of equality'. If anything, it is a 'covenant of what is Jewish'. 

Clearly, Israel's Left hasn't been studying the Declaration of Independence. This is why the new Nation State Law is needed. The Left pushes aside the original Declaration's Jewish principles and seeks an anti-Jewish agenda for Israel. It's been working at least 38 years to un-Jewish Israel. Now Israel's Law enshrines Jewish over Democracy for Israel. 

The Left rejects this. So it lies. It proclaims that the new Jewish Nation-State law "tears up the Declaration of Independence" (here). It does not. It re-establishes the founding Jewish principles of the Declaration. 

The Left hates this. This Law opposes and undercuts everything Israel's Left has worked for over the last 38 years. The Left howls in pain.

The Left declares war against the Jewish of Israel (here). It is the Left that seeks to tear up the Declaration of Independence, not today's Israeli government. It's the Left that hates the Jewish of Israel. To repeat, this hate of Jewish is precisely why we so badly need the new Law's reaffirmation of our Jewish character. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Despots on Human Rights Council get insulted by 'the Jew'. Watch what happens next

Today's essay for you is short. It's not even an essay. It's a 3 minute video.

How's that for 'short'?

This video is about a Jewish hero. His name is Hillel Neuer, the Executive Director of the Non-Government Organization (NGO), UN Watch. He's a hero because he attends the meetings of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Yes, just attending these meetings makes him a hero because the anti-Israel trash-talk he has to listen to requires an enormous reserve of patience. He's a hero because, after listening to despots, he identifies in public how they lie.

As you'll see in this video, he's a lone voice in a sea of tyranny. He attends the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which, as you may know, is where the world's worst human rights abusers get to decide who outside their despotic universe should be condemned by them for human rights abuses. These despot bigots never fail to illustrate what happens when the proverbial fox guards the hen house.

This video is about 3:30 long. It was uploaded to youtube August 3, 2018. Neuer's response to what he hears at this particular UNHRC meeting gives you a good insight into the hypocrisy of UNHRC despots who "guard" human rights.

In this video, you'll see Venezuela take offense at something Neuer has said about despots and rights abuse. Its delegate complains. Then watch how Neuer responds. His response is brief---but it's razor-sharp.

Take a look:

The UN has lost its credibility. It has transformed itself from a potential Temple of Peace to a real House of Tyrants. Hillel Neuer is the hero who calls them out for their cruelty, double-talk and hypocrisy. He's the hero who stands before these human rights abusers and, alone, tells them what they really are--liars, hypocrites and despots.

Good work, Hillel Neuer. 

Note: on August 7, 2018, this video disappeared from youtube. This essay above may be your only place on the internet to view it. Will it reappear on youtube?

It just reappeared (here).

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Palestinian ideal: children more valuable dead

Since March, 2018, the Gaza fence that separates Gaza from Israel has been a flash-point for attacks against Israel. Hiding behind choking smoke from tire-fires, Gazans have been trying to cut the Gaza-Israel border fence in order to rush into Israel carrying, primarily, slingshots, meat cleavers and knives.

These people aren't attempting to get into Israel because they're desperate to to buy a kosher MacDonald's hamburger from Jews. Their intent is to get into Israel to kill Jews ("to tear out the hearts from their [Jews'] bodies") (here). 

The attacks at the Gaza fence appear laughable. Palestinians bring slingshots and knives to a gunfight? 

These attacks seem nonsensical. But the Palestinian Authority (PA) is deadly serious about them. 

The Palestinian ideal is deadly serious about death: to Palestinian leadership, the Palestinian dream of victory-over-the-Jew will thrive only through the blood of dead Palestinians.  

Consider this:

from: Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 18, 2017: This is a cartoon in the official Palestinian Authority daily which illustrates the blood cult ideology often disseminated by the PA and Fatah, which promotes the message that the land needs Palestinian blood in order to thrive. That Palestinian blood comes from dying while attacking Jews (palwatch).

This is the deadly dream Palestinian leaders pursue: because Palestininans die trying to kill Jews, the world will destroy Israel for them as revenge against the Jews for killing Palestinians. 

That's the dream. Here's how it works:

On the weekend of July 13-16, during Gaza fence riots, an IDF officer was moderately wounded by a grenade thrown across the fence into Israel (here). IDF soldiers fired their weapons. Hamas announced that a 15-year old Gazan child had been killed by the IDF at the fence (for warfare discussions, a 15-year old is a 'child'). 

But what actually happened that day wasn't clear. First of all, we have only Hamas' word that a 15-year old was killed, that the child had been killed at the border fence and that the IDF was responsible for his death. 

Both sides had guns at the border that day. We have no idea who fired the fatal shot.

The IDF didn't offer much help. Because of IDF policy (see below), we seem to know only four things about this incident: (1) an IDF officer was wounded by a grenade; (2) the IDF fired at Gazans; (3) one Gazan was killed by IDF fire;(4) a Gazan was killed at the fence. 

These four facts could be about four different incidents during violent rioting at different spots on the Gaza side of the fence. Or, these four facts could all be about the same incident at the same spot along the fence--or, they could refer to a different number of incidents at other spots along the Gaza fence. We don't know.

Few in Israel seem bothered by this lack of clarity. Most of us realize there's an unspoken-but-understood IDF information policy: the less information the enemy gets from the IDF, the less able it is to adjust its attack strategies against us.

Palestinian officials, meanwhile, ted to ignore the IDF. They used this child's death for propaganda. The propaganda angle is simple. We've seen it often: "Israel is bloodthirsty. It's killing Palestinian children".

The PA uses a child's death to score propaganda points? Yes, it does. 

It does this because it works. The EU reacts with anger at Israel over these deaths. The UN reacts with sympathy towards Palestinians. 

The UN condemns Israel. For Palestinians, every UN condemnation of Israel is another nail in Israel's future coffin. Every dead child is another nail. Every such nail is a step closer to victory. 

PA leadership wants dead children--the more dead, the better. The reason seems obvious: the goal of the Palestinian Cause isn't statehood. The goal is not a happy, productive future for PA children.

The goal is the complete destruction of the world's only Jewish state , Israel.

This is why the PA sees no reason to protect Palestinian children. The PA has no vision for its children. To the PA, a Palestinian child is worth more dead than alive because every dead Palestinian child means more world hate aimed at Israel.

Consider how PLO spokesperson, Hanan Ashrawi, responded to the death of that child at the Gaza border. She didn't condemn Gazans who put that child in harm's way at the fence during a violent riot. 

She condemned Israel. She said, 'Israel is killing Palestinian children" (here).

That's the Palestinian message for the world: "Help us! We can't live because Israel is killing our children!"  It's a cruel message--for Palestinian children. 

Palestinian leaders use children, not just as a human shields, but as human bait--hoping Israel will kill them. Such is the future for Palestinian children. 

Of course, the horror in this death was not, as Ashrawi wants you to believe, that Israel killed the child. The horror was the  Palestinian cynicism that put that child into a violent anti-Israel incident where a grenade was used against Israel as part of that violence. That child had no business being there.

Palestinian leadership seeks death. It seeks the death of its own children as the way to victory. It seeks a victory that would mean the death of thousands--if not millions--of Jews. 

That's the Palestinian ideal: death is more valuable than life.

Friday, August 3, 2018

If Hanin Zoabi can speak this way, so can I

Haneen (or, Hanin) Zoabi is an Arab-Israeli. She's a Muslim. Despite the fact that she lives in a Jewish country, she's entitled to vote as an equal in national Israeli elections. Israel's human rights give her that privilege. No Jew in any Arab country has the same right.

As a beneficiary of such an Israeli right, Zoabi has a greater opportunity than a single vote: she can run, as an Arab, for a seat in Israel's national parliament, the Knesset. No Jew in any Arab country has this same right.

Haneen Zoabi is more than a Member of the Knesset (MK). She's also a legitimate anti-Semite (here). She's also, by definition, a racist (here).

In Dallas, Texas, last year, she said that Jews have no right to self-determination. This is pure anti-Semitism (here). That means it's also racist (here). 

Racism dictates that one group is superior to another (here). Racism means the superior group has rights not allowed to the inferior group.

That's why Zoabi say Palestinians have the right to self-determination, but not Jews (here). Palestinians are superior to Jews. They have rights not allowed to Jews. That's as good a definition of racism as you'll get.

Her reasoning is outrageous: since Jews are not a nationality, you cannot talk of self-determination for the Jewish people (ibid). She suggests that Palestinians, on the other hand, have the right of self-determination because they are a people. They are a 'nationality'.

This is nonsense. The reverse is true. If you know anything about what makes a group of individuals a people, and what makes people a nation, you'll understand that Palestinians are not a people. They're not a nation. Jews are (see below).

On other occasions, Zoabi has said:

-Zionism--and 'Israel'--should 'leave the area' (i.e., the Middle East) (here).

-She has called for the Jewish Israel to be dissolved. It should be replaced by either a Palestinian state and a secular state--or a single binational secular state (here).

-Israel, she has said more than once, is a fascist state (ibid). 

I find her remarks offensive. But she lives in a free country--Israel. She has the right of free speech. Let her talk.

But if she has the right of free speech, so do I. Here's what I've got to say to her.

Do you say there's such a thing as a 'Palestinian' nation? Do you believe that Palestinians are the indigenous people of this area, not Jews?

Tell me, what are the names of the ancient Palestinian Kings? What are the names of ancient Palestinian cities? Where are the archaeological discoveries that validate an ancient Palestinian existence in Israel?

What was the denomination of the ancient Palestinian currency? When did famous ancient Palestinian battles and conquests take place? Who led those ancient Palestinian armies?

There are no answers to these questions. Those answers don't exist. There was no ancient Palestinian people, nation, currency or history.

What is the national Palestinian-specific language? What are the borders of your Palestine?

There are no answers to these questions, either. There is no Palestinian language. There are no ancient or modern (pre-20th century) Palestinian borders.

There was, however, an ancient Jewish people and an ancient Jewish nation with a Jewish-specific language, currency, history and defined borders. There are literally thousands of archaeological finds at the Israel Museum to validate the when, where, who and what of ancient Jewish Kings, wars, triumphs, defeats--and the nitty-gritty details of daily Jewish life in Israel.

Through their language, history, currency and borders, the Jews of Israel have the right to call themselves a 'people'. They have the right to say they have a Jewish State. They have the right to call themselves 'the Jewish nation'. You don't.

In fact, I've got a greater right--because of the real history of Jews on this land--to tell you to get out of 'the area'. I've got a greater right--because of real Jewish archaeological finds--to tell you that your history is nothing but fluff and fakery--and you have no claim to anything here. 

You are the ones who should get out of this place, not me or my people.

You are the usurpers, not us. You are the ones thieving our land and heritage, not us you. 

Remember, I've got the same freedom of speech as you. I have the same right to tell you what I think of you as you have to tell me what you think of me.

Your people are not a people. They aren't a nation. They have no ancient history here. They have no claims here.

It's the Palestinian Authority that should be dissolved, not Israel. It's the Palestinian Authority that's fascist , not Israel. 

Hanin Zoabi, get out of my land. You don't belong here. 

Just remember, I can say this because I've got the same freedom of speech as you. I, too, live in a free country--the Jewish Israel, the only free country in the Middle East.