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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 05:38 PM

 

Our World: The bothersome, annoying truth [View all]

The author is a nutball rightwing 1-stater, but she nails it here.

The constant lies and demonization is what pro-Palestinian (actually anti-Israel) advocacy is all about. We see it here in this forum constantly. The propagandists here cannot defend or justify their accusations. I doubt there's one anti-Israel participant here who has a problem with Teddy Katz's Tantura blood libel (see article). The goal is delegitimization, Israel's destruction...via demonization, hate literature, libel. Palestinians are justified sending kids to blow up Israelis due to evil (mostly bogus) Israeli actions....


Israel’s rights and justness are grounded in truth. But today truth isn’t worth as much as it used to be. Those who fight for it find themselves routinely maligned as close-minded extremists.


....As Pappe sees it, truth is only important if it is aligned with his ideological goal. The French newspaper Le Soir quoted him saying, “The struggle is about ideology, not about facts. Who knows what facts are? We try to convince as many people as we can that our interpretation of the facts is the correct one, and we do it because of ideological reasons, not because we are truthseekers.”

For his part, Lerner, who has dramatized Katz’s blood libel, was quoted by The Washington Post saying that his purpose wasn’t to tell the truth, either. “The play is trying to suggest that these historical memories [of what happened at Tantura] have to be explored and revised continuously in order to create a solid basis for reconciliation between the two people.”

The “revised” – that is, false – memory Lerner seeks to create serves a clear purpose. By portraying the Jews as murderers and as the aggressors in 1948 and the Arabs as their victims, he wishes to convince everyone that it is okay for the Arabs to continue seeking Israel’s destruction, and for the world to keep pressuring the Jewish state for more unilateral concessions. Only if justice is solely on the side of the Arabs is it possible to promote “compromises” in which the Jewish state makes endless concessions to the Arabs, and in return receives terrorism, war and hatred.

The true history of Israel’s War of Independence in which local Arabs, assisted by invading Arab armies attacked the Jews of Israel with the declared purpose of annihilating them, is inconvenient for the likes of Lerner and Pappe. They have no use for the fact that every area conquered by the Arabs was rendered Jew-free, by massacre or expulsion. They certainly don’t want anyone to know about the heroism of Jews who defended themselves and their nascent state, and prevailed, albeit at great cost.


http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Our-World-The-bothersome-annoying-truth-328715

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