The truth of the matter, of course, is that having chased the Jews out of land that we lived on for millennia, they now wish to chase Jews out our historical homeland entirely. There are many people out there – all evidence to the contrary – who honestly believe that the Palestinian National Movement is fundamentally grounded in social justice for the “indigenous Arab population,” with two states for two peoples. This is a lie on numerous levels.
The first lie is that the Palestinian-Arabs are the indigenous people of Israel. They are not. As it reads on the right side of Israel Thrives, courtesy of the Elder, “Jews are from Judah, Arabs are from Arabia.” The broad strokes of Jewish and Arab history in the Land of Israel are not in serious contention among western historians with professional credentials. They all acknowledge that Jews have lived in Judea and Samaria for at least three thousand years, but the Jewish presence predates written history and thereby floats back into the mists of time. Muhammad’s armies conquered Jerusalem in 637 CE from the Byzantines, thus the Muslims are rather late to the game by thousands of years.
The Jews are the only living people who can make claims of indigeneity to Eretz Israel. Unless some Jebusites pop out of the ground, only the Jews can make that case.
The second lie is that the Palestinian-Arabs want a state for themselves in peace next to Israel. This is false. What the the Palestinian National Movement wants is the elimination of the Jewish National Movement. Palestinian-Arab national consciousness emerged as a significant social construct toward the end of the twentieth-century. It did so for the express purpose of undermining Jewish well-being on historically Jewish land. If they wanted a state for themselves they have a funny way of showing it, given that they have refused every single offer going back all the way to 1937, with the Peel Commission.
The third lie is that the Palestinian National Movement has any interest whatsoever in liberal notions of social justice. If by “social justice” one means random acts of senseless violence combined with a campaign to spread hatred toward Jews all around the world, then the PA is interested in social justice.
And, sadly, one must wonder if President Barack Obama shares that sense of “social justice”?
Given that he is willing to prop up both the PA and the PLO at the direct expense of their American victims, so it would seem.