My Mideast Punchlines: ha’mevin yavin….

Palestinian President Abbas addressed the UN Security Council, calling for a peace conference to establish a two state solution based on 1967 borders.

The media made no mention of the critical context: that when speaking to a Palestinian audience, Abbas frequently says the opposite. For example,  in his speech of January 14 (just last month)  Abbas stood in front of a map of Israel and said, “This is our country,” stated that Jews have no connection to the land of Israel or to Jerusalem, referred the entirety of Israel as “Palestine” six separate times, and discussed the “occupation”…of 1948 (the year of Israel’s independence).

The biggest shocker at the UN was Abbas’s claim, “We are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago and continuously remained there to this day.” This claim is not supported by modern scholarship, and actually contradicts the Koran.

biffWhy stop there, Mr Abbas? Why not claim that the Palestinians are the lost descendants of the Neanderthals? However, the most disturbing thing about his rantings is that the world didn’t blink an eye. On the other hand, maybe it’s just a classic case of the throwaway Hebrew expression ha’mevin yavin, he who gets it (his imbecilic drivel) will understand,.


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