31 December '14..
They want and they want and they want.
Writing in Arutz Sheva, Jack Englhard says:
We read that “the Palestinians want to establish a state in East Jerusalem.” Well I want to play quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.I have to say, Englehard is one tough cookie.
I have as much right to this as they have to that, but they keep on wanting. There never was a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem or West Jerusalem.
There never was a Palestinian state anywhere. Period.
End of story. If only that were so.
Who were their kings? Who were their prophets throughout the Holy Land for some 3,800 years? We can name thousands. It’s in the books. Can they name one?
But they keep on wanting. They want and they want and they want and the news media keeps wanting it for them.
Like crybabies who want the other child’s shiny toy, they want what is not theirs, a thing that never belonged to them. So they go crying to Mommy, in the form of the European Union, or they throw a tantrum for help from their uncles at the United Nations.
There is not a whole lot of moral equivocation with Jack Englehard.
What I like most about the guy, however, is that he has not allowed the so-called "Palestinian narrative" even so much as a foothold in his way of thinking. He discusses the conflict in a manner which, to my mind, demonstrates an independence of thought that we can certainly use more of.
For example in the article linked to above he criticizes Reuters for publishing this line:
Palestinians want to establish a state in East Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and Gaza, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
Notice each word dipped in poison – “occupied” and “captured” and the most reliable phrasing of all, “Palestinians WANT.”
It is this kind of attention to the assumptions behind the framing of the conflict that we must constantly be aware of. That one brief sentence seems so innocuous, yet is so dangerously and unjustly wrong on so many levels.