Monday, May 25, 2009

Promoting Naqba denial

When I read news about the Zionist regime planning to make commemorating the Palestinian Naqba illegal, I get this sense the anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian movements had perhaps better start planning for the era of the 'no-solution' solution. In real terms, Israel is 'winning' and the Palestinian cause for a just solution of their plight is largely lost.

In that light, a law banning Naqba commemoration can be seen as a manifestation of the fact that not only to the victor go the spoils but also the copyright of the history books. Revisionism is the prerogative of the conqueror, thus able to even write the vanquished out of history, out of existence. A return to the mythical 'A land without a People for a People without a land', initiated now, could be a tremendous asset for Greater Israel in less than two generations from today.

No doubt this proposal for law will be sold to both the Right and the Left (what's left, really) as a security measure. Because we all understand that the total National Security of the Zionist Entity has to be achieved no matter what the cost. If that cost involves 'disappearing' an entire other people from the pages of history, then so be it. Let nobody say that this is at least fascistoid, only died-in-the wool Jew haters would say that...

Public commemoration of Israel's independence as a day of mourning could become a crime subject to prison penalty, should a bill approved on Sunday by a ministerial panel be brought to the Knesset and cabinet for vote.

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday approved a preliminary proposal which would make it illegal to hold events or ceremonies marking Israel's Independence Day as a "nakba," or catastrophe.

Rather than holding barbecues and parades on Independence Day, Israeli Arabs and Palestinians usually take the day to commemorate the dispersal of Palestinians during the 1948 War of Independence.

Palestinian refugees around the world and Israel's Arab citizens mark the Nakba on May 15, the day after the British mandate over Palestine ended in 1948. Nakba Day is often observed by the Arab population in Israel with marches through destroyed villages.

According to the bill, those found in violation could face up to three years in prison.

The ministerial approval is only a preliminary step and has no legal bearing yet. Before the proposal could become a law, it must first undergo Knesset approval and cabinet consideration.


At 3:00 AM, Blogger Frank Partisan said...

It still isn't law. I'm not sure Israel can afford at this time, a scandal similar to Turkey's rewriting history.

OT: Harry's Place when faced with a libel suit, asked several lefty blogs for support.

At 1:27 PM, Blogger Gert said...

1. No it isn't but Likud might want not to test the strength of their fragile coalition too much at this point.

2. I know. Many pledged it.


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