My Mideast Punchlines: goo-goo and ga-ga

Palestinian lawmaker and Eternal Mouth, Hanan Ashrawi, trashes Shimon Peres and distorts facts aplenty in her op-ed in the New York Times (click to read in full).

The point of Ashrawi’s op-ed is quite simply this: the blame for the collapse of the Oslo peace process, for the Second Intifada, for Palestinian terror in general, and for the thousands of Israelis who died, and continue to die as a result, lies solely with Israel, although she admits the Palestinians made mistakes’.

premeditated and intentional campaign of terror that resulted in the deaths of thousands is merely a “mistake?”

She then goes on to blame the settlements for the Palestinians’s response, knowing full well that Arab terror pre-dated the founding of the modern state of Israel. How can settlements have caused something that was happening before they existed? This idea violates not only historical facts, but also the very nature of space and time.

Small FistWhich leads me very nicely on to the the Theory of Relativity and the Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a man who starts ageing backwards with bizarre consequences. If only Brad Pitt’s role had been played by Hanan Ashrawi. I suggest a remake, with Ahsrawi being thrust into space at the speed of light so that eventually she ends up as a baby spouting only goo-goo and ga-ga – which, of course, make more sense than anything she has ever said in her adult life.




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