When is it OK to demolish a Muslim graveyard in order to use the property to build factories, shops, banks and offices?
When Muslims in Jerusalem want to make money. (Read the Palestine Post from November 22, 1945 for proof.)
When is it an insult against Islam to build on a derelict former parking lot that happens to be located beside a Muslim graveyard that is guaranteed preservation as a holy Muslim site for all time to come?
When Jews in Jerusalem want to build a museum dedicated to inter-religious tolerance and cohesion. (Read also a press release on the subject by the Simon Wiesenthal Center as well as comments by Elder of Ziyon and Elder of Ziyon again for more detailed background.)
Palestinian Arab hypocrisy knows no bounds when it comes to exploiting every opportunity to express anti-Semitic feeling and to preventing any form of bridge-building in the name of tolerance, respect and peace.
The Israelis create, the Palestinians talk about creating (as far back as1945) but they actually create nothing. Instead, all their resources are invested in curtailing development and destroying potential – both their own and that of their Israeli neighbour.
There is one thing, however, that the Palestinians are good at creating – their own version of history. This explains why, more than 60 years later, they are still in the same situation today that they were back then.
In order to truly understand how they ever got themselves into this position in the first place, read their own explanation courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch of the creation of the Palestinian Arab refugee problem instead of a second Palestinian Arab nation alongside the original Palestinian Arab nation of Transjordan, later renamed Jordan.
In the Palestinian Arabs’ own words:
More than 60 ears on, the Palestinian Arabs still lack the will to admit the truth, recognise the cynical manipulations and historic miscalculations of their leaders and abandon their drive to dismantle the Jewish state of Israel. The creation of the second Palestinian Arab state in the Jewish provinces of Judea and Samaria was simply never on the agenda, even though it encompassed the ethnic cleansing of all Jews at the same time as more than 20 percent of the population of the Jewish state consists of both Muslim and Christian Arabs. They always wanted and still want more.
How much more? The Palestinian Arabs do not agree for the Jews to have any part of the Jewish homeland at all. That is why it was regarded as perfectly acceptable to demolish a Muslim graveyard and build a commercial centre on its hallowed ground – if the plans were submitted by Muslims.
At the same time as it is regarded as an insult to build a museum dedicated to tolerance and peace beside a protected Muslim graveyard – if the plans are submitted by Jews.
Caroline Glick, Senior Contributing Editor at the Jerusalem Post, puts it very succinctly: the Palestinian Arabs do not want peace. They cannot afford to take any steps towards peace because that would automatically mean relinquishing their ultimate aim – the destruction of their Jewish neighbours. Read the exact words that Zahir Muhsein, PLO Executive Committee Member, uses to deny the existence of a Palestinian people whily detailing the strategy for destroying the Jewish state. This explains why the highly secular Palestinian Authority – already an entity without any legal standing according to Palestinian electoral legislation – is so keen to embrace religious bigotry if that weapon can be used against the Jewish state.
The Palestinians continue cementing the conflict into permanency through their disparaging, racist way of viewing and treating their Jewish neighbours. As a result, peaceful resolution and mutual respect are more distant prospects than ever before – even after more than 60 years.
The Palestinian Arabs and their Jewish neighbours deserve a far better fate.
To find out just how divorced the Palestinian Arab mainstream is from reality, read Barry Rubin’s most recent article entitled “Why Isn’t There Peace? One Reason: Few People Know How Much is Being Offered“.
It’s an eye-opener.
Relevant links from this blog:
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Get a Grip on the Facts
Look who supports a Palestinian state in place of Israel: is Sweden anti-Semitic?
Swedish foreign minister represents Palestine
Pop quiz for peace
Reality Check for the EU
Swedish Foreign Minister’s Crusade against the Jewish State
Double-dealing or mere incompetence?