Bill Whittle: Debunking the Palestinian lie

Posted by: Phineas on September 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

One of the currents in the news lately has been the unilateral Palestinian push for a UN declaration of a Palestinian state, a move largely brought about by dangerously incompetent Obama administration diplomacy (1). This declaration is founded on two Big Lies: the first is that Palestinians are an ethically and historically distinct people, deserving of their own state — not true. (via Legal Insurrection)

The second is that Jews have been the unreasonable aggressors and Palestinians the long-suffering victims (2) who’ve never had a chance at a home of their own.

Again, as Bill Whittle demonstrates in this video essay on a whiteboard, this is a lie.

The fact is, the Arabs of Palestine have been offered their own state several times over the past century and, each time, they’ve slapped away the proffered hand of peace and responded with violence. Wallowing in the Jew-hatred that’s hard-wired into Islam, their leaders sought out allies from, among all people, the Nazis. Even after the Nazi defeat and repeated failures to destroy Israel since world War II, the Palestinians have rejected generous offers, one after the other.

The US will likely veto the statehood declaration in the Security Council, but it is sure to pass the General Assembly. Though it will be legally meaningless, it will be a moral defeat for Israel and Western values. As any objective analysis of the historical record shows, the “Palestinians” in no way deserve their own state — not until they grow up and can act like civilized adults.

via Hot Air.

RELATED: The book shown at the beginning of the video, Sol Stern’s “A Century of Palestinian Rejectionism and Jew Hatred,” which served as the basis for Bill’s essay, is the latest in the Broadsides series from Encounter Books. Each is a short pamphlet laying out a conservative argument on a particular issue, written by an expert in the field. They’re inexpensive and quick-reading; I find them invaluable. Regarding the forthcoming vote on declaring a Palestinian state, the editors at National Review urge us to “just say no.”

Footnotes:
(1) You know, that “Smart Power(tm)” that’s made the world such a nice place.
(2) Unless one means, of course, “suffering at the hands of their fellow Arabs, who’ve used the Palestinians like a cheap date,” which would be accurate.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Sefton says:

    Whittle’s videos should be required viewing in high schools around the country, before the liberal lies and indoctrination take hold in “higher education”.

  2. Brontefan says:

    You are right on target! They were offered their own state in 1937, again in 1947, and finally at Camp David with President Clinton in 2000. They rejected each one. They do not want a state of their own; they want Israel. And every time Israel has traded land for peace, the Palestineans never kept peace. What amazes me is that while they are targeting Israel time & time again.. only when Israel responds in kind do we get headlines that read: Israel starts another war! Isn’t the Palestinean leader the first foreign leader Obama called the second he became president?

  3. Carlos says:

    Of course the Israelis are the aggressors here – they keep hitting back, and that’s just not fair at all!

  4. John smith says:

    the main problem here is that jews treat palestinian not better than their dogs..