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It’s the longest running international scam in modern history, the Palestinian narrative of perpetual victimhood. Islam has co-opted that meme and used it to its very own advantage in the West. KGS

The Narrative of Perpetual Palestinian Victimhood

by Shelby Steele
January 9, 2012 at 5:00 am

Shelby Steele, Robert J and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute, member of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order.

The following is excerpted from a speech delivered September 22, 2011 in New York City at the conference “The Perils of Global Intolerance: The UN and Durban III,” sponsored by the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and the Hudson Institute.

The Arab-Israeli conflict, is not really a conflict, it is a war – a war of the Arabs against the Jews. In many ways, this conflict has been a conflict between narratives. We who strongly support Israel have done a poor job in formulating a narrative which will combat the story spun by the other side. We can do better.

The Durban conferences, the request for UN recognition of a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, and the general animus in the Middle East and elsewhere toward Israel and toward the Jews, what are they really about? Is the Durban conference and the claim that Israel is a racist nation really about reforming the people of Israel and curing them of their racism?

I think their real interest is to situate the Palestinian people within a narrative of victimization. This is their ulterior goal: to see themselves and to have others see them as victims of colonialism, as victims of white supremacy.

Listen to their language; it is the language of colonial oppression. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas claims that Palestinians have been occupied for 63 years. The word oppressed is constant, exploited. In this, there is a poetic truth; like poetic license, in a poetic truth a writer will bend the rules in order to be more effective.

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4 Responses

  1. Steele ignores entirely the topic of islam.

    This is a serious shortcoming since islam is the driving force, the sole driving force, behind muslim hatred of jews and israel.

    1. All true what he says, but as you rightly point out, Islam is missing from his narrative.
      It is not just the inferiority in the face of freedom that is the Palestinian problem, but where this inferiority originated in the first place, and it originated from the teachings of Mohammed.
      Muslims are inferior to Jews. They know it but are in denial. Mohammed knew it and that is why he grew to detest them. This cycle of inferiority, hatred and denial has continued ever since and will continue until the last shreds of Islam have disappeared from this World.

    2. Exactly, you both spot it and get it. Islam is indeed missing, and as Softly Bob says, the followers of Islam, Muslims, by default of their ideology, are inferior, (Islamic ideas translated into their ways of thinking) and they resent it. Their Shame and Honor culture stems from it.

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