69 million page views

Illuminating BLum VS Bishara BS

Reader comment on item: Why the Death Edict on Salman Rushdie?

Submitted by Gali (United States), Aug 29, 2022 at 18:11


Ruthie Blum, published in The Jerusalem Post [https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-715068] "The Palestinians continue to exploit the Holocaust", (Aug 18, 2022 23:10), to the point.


'...The question was not only relevant to the upcoming 50th anniversary of the mass murder committed by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September; it was particularly apt, given the fact that Abbas himself was named by the architect of the bloodshed, Mohammed Oudeh (aka Abu Daoud), as one of the three senior Fatah officials who assisted him in orchestrating the attack....
NOR WAS it surprising, then, that prominent Palestinians praised him for his declarations in Germany.
"Mr. President, you are strong," his Fatah faction captioned a photo of a smiling Abbas that it posted on social media. "Continue with God's blessing and rest assured. We are proud of you and we are all behind you."
This was just a taste of the sympathy Abbas received in the PA. As Khaled Abu Toameh reported in these pages on Wednesday, Fatah recruitment head Monir al-Jaghoub said that "no apology for our struggle for freedom" is necessary.
Fatah honcho Munther al-Hayek opined that, in Germany, Abbas "remind[ed] the world of the suffering of the Palestinian people..."
PLO Executive Committee Bassam Salhi, head of the Palestinian People's Party, wrote on Facebook, "[Abbas's] statements in Germany ... holocausts... are truthful and express the position of the Palestinians."
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine official Tayseer Khaled, another member of the PLO Executive Committee, concurred.
"The state of hysteria in Israel and the angry reactions against the president's statements during his visit to the German capital were expected," he said in a statement...
Palestinian hatred of Israel
SINCE THIS hatred of Israel and desire for its destruction are as rampant among Palestinians as Holocaust exploitation for political purposes, the sudden widespread outcry over Abbas's Germany performance is peculiar. As the research organization Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) pointed out in the wake of the event, comparing Israel to the Nazis is central to PA ideology.
Decades of examples exist, including from this year alone, which PMW has documented. But one purveyor of the vile distortion is particularly worthy of note in the current context: Fatah Central Committee Secretary-General Jibril Rajoub, who happens to head not only the Palestinian Football Association but the Palestine Olympic Committee, as well.
In a May 5 interview on PA TV, Rajoub called Israelis "the new [sic. Rajoub] Nazis who are committing acts of terror officially, and whose prisons are a matching copy of the source of [sic. Rajoub] Auschwitz and the death camps [sic. Rajoub]."
This was a reiteration of a January 2 Facebook post in which referred to the Israeli government as "the new Nazis[sic]" and "the living and recognizable model of the [sic. Rajoub]fascist and Nazi thinking of the desire for expansion."
In his Olympic Committee role, he called on participants in last year's Tokyo Olympics – where, for the first time ever, a moment of silence was held during the opening ceremony for the victims of the Munich massacre – to refuse to compete with Israeli contenders.
This is the same guy who, in 2012, lauded then-International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge for nixing such a moment of silence at that summer's games in London. According to PMW, after Rogge denied the request of the families of the victims to mark the terrorist tragedy, Rajoub wrote him a letter saying, "Sports are a bridge for love, communication and the spreading of peace between nations, and should not be used for divisiveness and the spread of racism[sic]."
NO, HE WASN'T kidding. Abbas wasn't joking, either, when he likened Israeli actions to Nazi atrocities – yet both suit-and-tie-wearing terrorists must be laughing at Israel and the rest of the West for having short memories that keep the contents of their deep pockets flowing into PA coffers.
Indeed, Germany, a key European Union donor to the PA, may have egg on its face at the moment. But the chance of its withholding cash to the "pay for slay" entities in Ramallah and Gaza when Scholz's "disgust" dies down is slim-to-nil.'



On the other side of moral clarity, the "Palestinian" Marwan Bishara, writing in Al Jazeera on the same day, played around with his title, slapping for some reason the term "abuse" on Zionists and poorly attributing to Palestinians as a mere "misuse," of the Holocaust, in an attempt to wish wash Abu Mazen - Mahmoud Abbass' yet another Holocaust related sick rhetoric of his (the 2018 awful speech might have been the most public to date).

Bishara also used such a silly line as:
"But the mistaken reference to Palestinian suffering as a Holocaust is only meant to underline the helplessness and desperation of Palestinian leaders."

Asides from this cheap unacceptable excuse (and why didn't Abbas compare the clashes or/and anti-Arab-terror operations at times involving dead civilians used as shields by terrorists or/and its failed rocket attacks --which he calls them all "crimes"-- with his own aided 1972 Munich massacre at least? - isn't that already outrageous enough? And what does the unique event of the Holocaust have to do suddenly there anyhow?) he goes Pallywoody too. As if there is anyone unaware of Abbas' 1982 Holocaust denial, decades before he became a "leader," for instance.

Another disturbing underline in his ranting piece is: "It was a terribly foolish improvisation, made at the wrong place and at the wrong time."

When is it ever a right 'time' to compare, Bishara?

And of course, as a "good" propagandist he had to use the fake term "genocide" to the conflict. Another ingredient of his sugarcoating and anti-Israel rant - sandwich.

Here is another weird sentence which is incoherent: "the Palestinians have been so impacted by the implications of the Holocaust, albeit indirectly, that they have never truly understood its essence or comprehended its evil."

What is the connection between the two?
Or when Abbas lied that there were less than a Million, does he actually think that Abbass doesn't really know the truth? Of course the Palestinian widespread rejection of Dajani, his 2014 visit to Auschwitz does not mean that they don't know that the Holocaust was unique. It's a question of wanting or rejecting to realize more of it.

Bishara did use the R word. But he couldn't use the racism label on this routine of belittling the Holocaust. The very subject.

Funny he mentioned Nasser but not his embracing of Hitler and distributing the Mein Kampf among his soldiers.

How timely it is to remind about the Arab "pride" in Nasser as Hitler, as in the August 17, 1956, French newspaper Le Monde quoting the government-controlled Damascus daily Al-Manar as having written:
"One should not forget that, in contrast to Europe, Hitler occupied an honored place in the Arab world. . . . [Journalists] are mistaken if they think that by calling Nasser Hitler, they are hurting us. On the contrary, his name makes us proud. Long live Hitler, the Nazi who struck at the heart of our enemies. Long live the Hitler [i.e., Nasser] of the Arab world."

And all along, not even once did he mention the vast Arab Palestine alliance with the Nazis at the time. Headed by the then Arab Palestine leader the Mufti, but not only he and his entourage of about 60 in Berlin. Poll showed wide enthusiasm (over 80%) for the Axis, Ahmad Shukeiri tells in his book about himself and his people that they were cheering and praying for the Axis' victory and major Arab press hailed Hitler. The mufti's planned erection of crematorium in the Dotan Valley, the broad anticipation Rommel arrival among the locals, and the larger plan by Hitler revealed in "Nazi Palestine: The Plans for the Extermination of the Jews," relied on Nazis' knowledge that the local Arab Muslim population would help. Mr Cohen reported that in 1942 when Arab Palestinians heard European Jews' plight, most were happy. Or Ahmad Shukeiri and Jamal Husseini justifying the Holocaust as eyewitnes reported in July 1946, B'nai Brith.

Nor does he mention the Mein Kampf as a best seller among Arab Palestinians at least since 1999 under Arafat, and the repeated excusing Hitler and or glorification or at least justification on many occasions by "Palestinian" figures and at its media as well as by those "activists" in the West.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Illuminating BLum VS Bishara BS by Gali

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)