End of article by humorist Larry Miller from The Weekly Standard:
"The Palestinians want their own country. There's just one thing about that
: There are no Palestinians. It's a made up word. Israel was called Palesti
ne for two thousand years. Like "Wiccan," "Palestinian" sounds ancient but
is really a modern invention. Before the Israelis won the land in war, Gaza
was owned by Egypt, and there were no "Palestinians" then, and the West Ba
nk was owned by Jordan, and there were no "Palestinians" then.
As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as basketb
alls, what do you know, say hello to the "Palestinians," weeping for their
deep bond with their lost "land" and "nation."
So for the sake of honesty, let's not use the word "Palestinian" any more t
o describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our deaths until so
meone points out they're being taped.
Instead, let's call them what they are: "Other Arabs From The Same General
Area Who Are In Deep Denial About Never Being Able To Accomplish Anything I
n Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Etern
al Struggle And Death." I know that's a bit unwieldy to expect to see on CN
N. How about this, then: "Adjacent Jew-Haters."
HB here: Correction: Israel did NOT "[win] the land in war". After the Br
itish left, the UN divided the Land. Israel accepted its share; the "Pales
tinians" did not, and have not to this day, despite repeated concessions by
Israel. It's not complicated. They want it all; they know they can't hav
e it all; they take no steps toward having their own State. Au contraire -
- they do everything to NOT succeed. As the late Abba Eban said "They never
miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity."
Their barrage of mewling about wanting their own state is a very convenien
t cover for getting lots of money from UNRWWA, Europe, and other sources (i
ncluding the late, thoroughly secular Saddam, who suddenly got religion whe
n he needed creds in the Arab world.
UNRWWA is the special arm of the UN set up for displaced "Palestinians" wh
o fled the fighting when five Arab armies invaded the new Israeli state. T
hey assured their Arab brothers they could return in two weeks to claim the
Jews' homes and property.
Didn't quite work out that way. No Arab country offered to take them in. M
UCH too convenient to leave them on display as tokens of Israeli oppression