On the day marking the 59th year since the founding of the state of Israel, David Hornik (in a Front Page Mag article) takes a closer look at the mindset of both the Palestinians and the Israeli Left. Hornik notes that:
For the Palestinians, this day is Nakba (“Catastrophe”) Day. That is, the “catastrophe” is not Israel’s conquest of the West Bank and Gaza in June 1967, nor even its victory in the (1948-1949) Independence War and the emergence of the Palestinian-refugee issue, but the creation of Israel itself on May 15, 1948.
David Hornik then takes note of Israeli political scientist Shlomo Avineri’s bewilderment, that there hasn’t been “not even an iota of introspection, self-criticism” from the Arabs over their leaders’ rationale for rejecting the partition of Palestine.
he still sounds puzzled, disappointed, exasperated, and a bit supplicant. Nowhere in the op-ed does he even raise the possibility that it is something in Palestinian and Arab culture that accounts for this seemingly perverse, stubborn, maddening behavior. Indeed, nowhere in the article do the words “Muslim” or “Islam” so much as make an appearance.
Hornik goes to the heart of the problem –which can be compared to a houseful of guests not noticing the elephant in the room– the refusal of the Left to accept the reality of Muslim intolerance and rejectionism….which is really one huge pachyderm. More here. *L* KGS
Update: Al-Reuters reports that Palestinian
militants terrorists shoot rockets from Gaza into Israel to mark “Nakba” day, and one lands on a house. More here.