Friday, May 19, 2017

BTW, last weekend the Palestinians voted for the government that dominates their lives - by Stephen M. Flatow

...If Henry Siegman, Bernie Sanders and Peter Beinart want to argue that the PA should be allowed to import tanks, missiles and Iranians, let them make that case. But it’s time they stopped lying about Israel “occupying” or “subjugating” or “disenfranchising” the Palestinian Arabs. Last week’s Palestinian elections prove, once again, that those claims are false.

Stephen M. Flatow..
17 May '17..

The Palestinian Arabs, who are constantly being described by the Jewish left as disenfranchised and subjugated, went to the polls last weekend. That’s right—the same Palestinians whom Israel supposedly deprives of the right to vote freely cast ballots in a democratic election.

Henry Siegman, former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, wrote in a recent issue of the London Review of Books that Israel is “Palestine’s occupier” and the Palestinians live under “permanent subjugation.” Likewise, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), at the last J Street conference, claimed the Palestinians are being “forced to live under perpetual Israeli rule.” And journalist Peter Beinart, in The Forward, recently claimed the Palestinian Arabs “are colonial subjects…West Bank Palestinians cannot vote for the government that dominates their lives.”

Yet last weekend, the Palestinians did exactly that: They voted for the government that dominates their lives.

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Stephen M. Flatow, a vice president of the Religious Zionists of America, is an attorney in New Jersey. He is the father of Alisa Flatow, who was murdered in an Iranian-sponsored Palestinian terrorist attack in 1995.

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