The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool ~Stephen King
This is what the Government of Israel counted on when it signed the Oslo Accords; or when it forced its will on the people and evicted 10,000 good and productive citizen from their homes in the Gush Katif communities and made them homeless and jobless overnight.
Controlling the masses, in tyranny or democrazy [sic], is the only way for people, at the top, to remain in power for their own narcissistic and need for power reasons. Since the ruling elite have access to all the tools to control the masses – army, police and courts – they force their will on the people, by fear and intimidation, and other bestial means.
One other tool is using lexicon that serves their cause and goal.
By now we must all agree that for the purpose of delegitimize and subverting Israel, the Arabs invented and created a new nation they call “the Palestinian people,” who, then demand to have a state they want to call “Palestine,” they plan to be established on Israel’s legal land. The leaders of Israel knew all well that this is the ultimate goal the Arabs are pursuing. Yet, they went along with their enemy and conceded to the new “Palestinian nation” that was created to destroy Israel.
By calling the Arabs “Palestinians” and agreeing to the two states solution, Israel has admitted, thus gave the seal of approval, that these Arabs are in fact a “Palestinian nation” that has the right to Jewish land. And if the Arabs have the right to land in Judea and Samaria, then their claim to have right to the entire land of Israel, to Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, etc., is correct too; Israel, indirectly, admits to it.
Language has the power of life and death and when it is used in a manner that the masses can hear it, it then will be most effective.
The problem with many of those who support Israel and tirelessly speak for her is that the lexicon they use in their Public Diplomacy is flawed. They all mean well, but they do just the opposite, they subvert Israel. Some talented pundits often have their word published in newspapers or they deliver speeches, heard by thousands of people all over the world, and in both media they keep on using the title holder word “Palestinian.” Even ZOA, the Zionist Organization of America, gives the Arabs their new acclaimed, sexy name “Palestinians.”
The worse violators of the right lexicon are many members in the government of Israel. They desperately cling to the Oslo Accords models and fabricate stuff, to go along and get along and keep their warm seats in the white castle of the halls of government. These Israeli officials PR conductors predicate their linguistic expressions on the fact that the whole governing system has been conditioned to be in “partnership” with the nonexistent “pestilentinians” [sic].
And people fall easy prey to their words’ games. Hundreds of times a day they, intentionally, use and say that fabricated name.
Simpatico is a likable and easy to get along with person; we, Jews, always had to go along to get along in order to survive, but no more.
Simpatico was a name used in a CIA program, conceived to mislead and even entrap many, over the years, in South America.
Despite of being a sovereign nation that needs no one but God’s approval, Israelis, still have not got rid of that simpatico mentality, its roots are in the Galut-Exile.
I have learnt long ago, that people stick to their own agenda, even when they and many others they can bring along could benefit by joining forces. I still have hope though that we all galvanize under the same banner of the right Lexicon. I want to see we end doing a “simpatico” styled PR for Israel, which, when it comes to using the term “Palestinians’ [pestilentinians] is doing one and one thing only; it is benefiting the enemy of Israel and harming Israel’s stance.
What will it take, or what can one do to obliterate that foul identity theft that harms Israel? One just keeps on trying.
Those Arabs living in Israel should be called Israeli-Arabs, apposing to Jews, who should be called Israelis. Those Arabs, whom, in 1994, Jordan stripped off their Jordanian citizenship and are now stuck, stateless, in Judea and Samaria, are simply Arabs. The name “Palestinian” must be eradicated from the lexicon and archived into the pages of history.
The time has come for all of us to conduct our public discourse along the correct terminology and move forward.
Ruth: ALAS YOU ARE SO RIGHT….BUT EVEN GOOD GUYS LIKE MARTIN SHERMAN AND YORAM KEEP USING THE WORD PALESTINIAN…….IF THEY LIVE IN ISRAEL THEY SHOULD BE CALLED ISRAELI ARABS AND JEWS SHOULD BE CALLED ISRAELIS PERIOD….WHAT CAN ONE DO TO OBLITERATE THAT FOUL IDENTITY THEFT? ONE JUST KEEPS TRYING…
Goldi: I have learnt long ago, that people stick to their OWN agenda, even when they could benefit by joining forces. I also hoped to galvanize those on the same side of the fence, and other than a few, such as yourself, and l repeat, a very few, people just go their own way. Sometimes it becomes even hostile. Forget her, leave her to do what she does.