07 May '17..
Recently a journalist, known as a slanderer who nips at the heels of the Zionist convoy, made use of the following invective (quoted here in part): "It's a fact that we're an abnormal country. A normal country has borders and doesn't have 2 million people it wants to get rid of."
In contrast to this loathsomeness, Joint Arab List Chairman Ayman Odeh has made it clear that the Israeli "abnormality" stems mainly from our failure to understand that he and many of the people who voted for his party want to get rid of us.
Like in past years, Israeli Arabs marked Independence Day last week as the anniversary of the Nakba (the Arabic term, meaning "catastrophe," for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel's War of Independence). Odeh and his family participated in a demonstration replete with Palestinian flags held near Kibbutz Kabri. His daughter waved a Palestinian flag that bore the word "return" in Arabic (so we wouldn't understand?). Others held up their fingers in a V for Victory, to mark the failure of their attempt to wipe us out in 1948 and their vision of doing so in the future.
Odeh and Hamas are cut from the same cloth. After a tense waiting period after the leaks about a revision to the Hamas charter, we were informed that the clause of the charter that called to exterminate Jews (under the model of the Battle of Khaybar in the days of the Prophet Muhammad) had been stricken and replaced with a call to limit the extermination to the Zionist "occupiers of Palestine."
The optimists among us gleefully pointed to Hamas' willingness to be satisfied with a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders. You could almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah. It was a kind of relief to discover that only we "Zionists" are destined to die, and that Hamas has no plans -- at this stage -- to conduct a global Islamic genocide against our Jewish brethren in the Diaspora in the spirit of the Muslim Brotherhood organization, from which Hamas has supposedly split. Reading the words of the "revised" charter, sighs of relief were cut off and reality is once again knocking at the door of the Left's delusions. Unfortunately, the "revised" charter calls for jihad, the "return" of Palestinian refugees, and the liberation of all "Palestine" and the establishment of a Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem on the wreckage of Israel -- all this, along with the existing incitement, tunnels, and rockets.
Only days after the "revised" Hamas charter was made public, the Zionists celebrated Independence Day. The emotional roller coaster a Zionist in his "borderless" homeland rides at this time of the year is complicated, and give the signs of what that same Israeli journalist called an "abnormal state" a strange meaning: Holocaust Remembrance Day, Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, and most painful to the Palestinians, the Independence Day of our country, whose borders are delineated by a line that checks its enemies' abilities to attack it and "return."
There is not a single Palestinian who doesn't know that the vision of "return" that is common to both the schemes of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and the wishes of Odeh of the Joint Arab List will not come true until the last Zionist is killed. However, Israel has a sane Zionist majority that will never allow millions of murderers to "return" and kill their loved ones.
Israel is actually an oasis of normality surrounded by millions who are busy slaughtering each other (for now) with weapons they amassed to use against us, but who still dream of "return." Critics, take note: Israel is an island of normalcy on which Jewish life is flourishing while millions around it and inside it aspire to get rid of us. The dogs bark, but the convoy rolls on.
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