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Missed Opportunities

Former Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban is famous for having said “The Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” The first was their rejection of the 1947 UN partition plan which would have established a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Now, they are attempting to rewrite that history.

This is from Palestinian Media Watch:

The latest example of historical revisionism is the rewriting of the UN Partition Plan of 1947, which recommended the division of the Land of Israel/Palestine into two states: one Jewish and one Arab.

The false Palestinian version of the Partition Plan was expressed on PA TV by Dr. Ahmad Subh, Deputy Minister in the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who accused the UN of permitting in 1947 the establishment of only one state, Israel, and not of an Arab state.

 

The following are the words of Dr. Subh:

“The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Nov. 29 was not picked coincidentally, that’s the anniversary of the [1947 UN] Partition Plan…

In 1977, the UN General Assembly decided to restore the Palestinian people’s esteem, following the historic injustice which happened in 1947, when ‘a birth certificate’ was offered to one state instead of to two states.

One state [Israel] was permitted to be established, while the Palestinian state was not permitted to be established.”

It’s so important to continue to answer these lies because every radical agitator, every suicide bomber, and many ordinary Arabs continue to believe them. They are fed a non-stop diet of highly inflammatory lies and calumnies. And this is from the “moderate” Palestinian Authority. Hamas is much worse.

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