Saturday, May 20, 2017

Daniel Greenfield: Nakbacide

This essay is outstanding. 

Every single thought is clear, articulate and contains a combination of Jewish intellectuality and rigour that is so rare nowadays.

You have to read the whole thing.

I really hope that this particular piece goes far and broad. I hope that Trump's closest policy makers read it. I hope they are reading Caroline Glick as well.

But this essay pretty much explains the entire conflict with Israel in a nutshell. Not a real estate issue, not a political issues: a religious war with no "solution".

It's so good, G-d bless Daniel Greenfield. Wishing him many long, productive and healthy years of prophetic, poetic writing. I actually laughed out loud at the end, because the ending is just perfect. It's so perfect, but I won't wreck it for you. Read the whole essay top to bottom. Read the whole essay a few times actually. It's like music.

"The ugly truth of the Nakba is that it blunted the nationalistic ambitions of Arab Muslims who, like ISIS, dreamed of replacing the Ottoman Empire with an Islamic State. Losing a war to a European world power wouldn't have hurt as much as losing a war to a despised regional minority. A people whose name is an insult in the mouth of every Muslim."

"Yahood. Lower than a dog. Yahood. Transformed into apes and pigs in the Koran. Yahood. Second class citizens in every Muslim country. Who somehow beat back seven Muslim armies and took back their lands that had been conquered by the Caliphs."

"But in Muslim culture time never passes. The words, "You Lost a War, Get Over It", have no meaning."