Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Palestinians keep adding catastrophes to their history

From PMW Bulletins, June 19, 2011, by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik:
Palestinians present Oslo Accords as tragedy like Israel's creation and the Six Day War [their problem is that they can't seem to see that the catastrophes are all of their own making - SL]
There are signs that the Palestinian Authority is beginning to present the signing of the Oslo Accords with Israel as a negative event as bad as Israel's creation and the defeat of the three Arab states, Syria, Jordan and Egypt, in the Six Day War.
"The deceased: 'Arab History'
[Date of] death... 1948, 1967, 1993, 2003, 2008 or 2010."
Two visual expressions of this message appeared in the last two weeks in the official PA media.

One was a cartoon in the official PA daily, depicting a man preparing a headstone for a grave, who is wondering which date to inscribe to complete the text. The headstone reads:

The man considers which year to add to the inscription as the year Arab history died. The dates he thinks possible are: "1948, 1967, 1993, 2003, 2008 and 2010."

The dates refer to events considered negative for and by the Arab world. Significantly 1993, the year the Oslo Accords were signed, is included.

1948 - Israel's creation
1967 - The Six Day War
1993 - Signing of Oslo Accords between Israel and the PLO
2003 - US invasion of Iraq
2008 - The Gaza War
2010 - Possibly refers to the Flotilla to Gaza that ended in violence

The second visual appeared in a music video of a song encouraging Palestinians to overcome their tragedies. Children are seen sitting around a table drawing. One drawing included in the video shows the dates "1948, 1967, 1993."

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