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Thursday, February 17, 2011

UCLA's having "Palestine Awareness Week." Let's help them out.

I just saw a Facebook page advertising UCLA's "Palestine Awareness Week" next week.

I deeply believe in awareness for Palestine, so here is my small contribution to the cause:


  • Are you aware that Palestine was never a country?
  • Are you aware that the word Palestine is Roman, not Arabic?
  • Are you aware that Jerusalem was never the capital of any Arab nation?
  • Are you aware that before 1920, the area known as Palestine included much or all of what is now Jordan?
  • Are you aware that practically every written history of the Palestinian Arabs starts after Jews started returning to the area in the late 1800s?
  • Are you aware that practically no Arabs called themselves "Palestinian" before 1964?
  • Are you aware that the first Palestinian Arab leader, Haj Amin al Husseini, originally wanted a "Greater Syria" to include Palestine and only changed his mind in the 1920s?
  • Are you aware that this same Husseini instigated murderous rampages against the Jews of Palestine - including Jewish communities that had been there for centuries?
  • Are you aware that this same Husseini colluded with Hitler to perform genocide on all Jews during World War II?
  • Are you aware the Palestinian Arabs have never accepted any peace plan that included a Jewish state?
  • Are you aware that modern terrorism was created by Palestinian Arabs?
  • Are you aware that Palestinian Arabs never demanded their own West Bank or Gaza state when they were under Jordanian and Egyptian control?
  • Are you aware that Yasir Arafat embezzled as much as $3 billion from his people, yet he is still regarded as a hero and no Palestinian Arab leader is trying to find his stolen money?
  • Are you aware that the constitution of Palestine states that Sharia law would be the main source of legislation?
  • Are you aware that Mahmoud Abbas bankrolled the 1972 Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes, and that he praised the ringleader of that attack as recently as 2010?
  • Are you aware that Mahmoud Abbas' doctoral dissertation denied the Holocaust?
  • Are you aware that Hamas does not want a Palestinian Arab state but instead a pan-Islamic caliphate that spans the world?
  • Are you aware that the Palestinian Authority still officially states that there was no Jewish Temple in Jerusalem?
  • Are you aware that the PLO wants to build a state with no Jews in it?
  • Are you aware that the elected Hamas government has laws discriminating against women?
  • Are you aware that Yasir Arafat was born in Egypt, but Ariel Sharon was born in Palestine?
  • Are you aware that the biggest heroes to ordinary Palestinian Arabs are terrorists like Dalal Mughrabi and Samir Kuntar?
  • Are you aware that the original 1964 PLO charter specifically excluded the West Bank and Gaza from the land they wanted, and their only desire was to destroy Israel within the Green Line?
  • Are you aware that not a single refugee camp has been dismantled in the territories governed by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas?
  • Are you aware that even after signing the Oslo Accords, Yasir Arafat publicly said that a Palestinian state is simply a stage on the way to destroying Israel altogether?
Just a small public service for Palestine Awareness Week.