Wednesday, October 29, 2014
"Lame Stream Media" Expressions Effect Israel
For those of us who support and defend the nation of Israel, it may come as a surprise to know that many of the accepted expressions referencing the land of Israel and its people were actually contrived following the 1948 independence of Israel and are meant to delegitimize the State, according to authors, Lee S. Bender and Jerome R. Verlin, in a recent The Algemiener article.
While controversial, the authors assert that the history of the nation of Israel, spanning some 3,300 years, is being “forfeited” by the use of some very familiar terms written and heard daily around the world. They advocate removing the following phrases from the vocabulary of those who support Israel.
Topping their list of names we should strike from the list is:
• The use of the “West Bank” to refer to the areas of Judea and Samaria, since they are not synonymous. The term “West bank” was actually coined by Jordanian invaders attempting to disassociate Judea and Samaria from the Jewish homeland for the Jews.
• References to “East Jerusalem” imply that the city was always divided into a Jewish and Arab side, but this is erroneous since this term only came into use following 1947. In fact, short periods from 638 to 1099 AD and 1948 to 1967 AD, are the only times in which the city was under Arab control, and the city has never been under “Palestinian” Arab control.
• The lie that Israel was” created” in 1948, seeks to deny the Jews claim to a land they had previously possessed and fought hard to regain. 1948 is merely the year rightful statehood was regained.
• The “Palestinian refugee issue” is actually a result of the surrounding Arab nation’s invasions of Israel since the “Palestinian” Arabs were forced out of Israel during these conflicts and encouraged to remain in “refugee camps” instead of being accepted into neighboring Arab countries.
• Israel did not “seize” lands in 1967 but defended the Homeland and created buffer zones in the new Israeli territories as a protective measure against Arab nations bent on Her destruction.
• Israel’s “1967 borders” “resulted from the 1949 Israel-Jordan Armistice Agreement” which expressly declared the “green line” it drew between the two sides’ ceasefire positions as a military ceasefire line only, without prejudice to either side’s political border claims. The post-’67 war UN resolution 242 pointedly did not demand Israel retreat from these lines.”
• References to the “Israeli occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem” infer that Israel unlawfully inhabits a sovereign nation’s territory, when in fact; the area they possess has been their ancestral home for over 3000 years, see map pictured above.
• The media loves to contrast the expressions “Jewish Settlers, pictured above in 1910s, and Settlements” with “Palestinian Residents of Neighborhoods and Villages.” Jews cannot be settlers in the land that is their historical heartland and wherein they have been a majority since the 19th century.
• The recognition of the “Jewish State” is a major stumbling block for the Arabs. However, since the time of Moses, the Jews have recognized and claimed the Jewish Homeland of Israel.
• Falsely claiming that Israel rejects the “two State solution” and the Arabs are favorable to it, is another big deception, since it is actually the Arabs who refuse to recognize the right of the Jewish people to a sovereign state. In fact, Prime Minister Netanyahu supports the two State solution provided terrorist activities on the part of the Arabs cease.
• And finally, perhaps the most egregious term of all, the “Palestinians”, is a misnomer,” they have no distinguishing language, religion, or culture from neighboring Arabs, and have never been sovereign in Palestine.” According to Bender and Verlin, “Nothing is more self-delegitimizing and counter-productive to achieving peace based on Arab recognition of Jews’ right to be there, than that Jews should go around calling Palestinian Arabs “The Palestinians.”
As Israel continues to be attacked in the “lame stream” Western media, it is imperative that all persons seeking to affirm and strengthen the right of the Jewish people to possess and dwell peacefully in their ancestral Homeland, become educated on the truth concerning the nation of Israel and her Arab enemy neighbors. It is God who has given Israel to the Jews and it is God who defends her right to the Homeland. Refusing to use terms meant to delegitimize Israel represents an effective way to support and defend Israel.