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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Yedidya Atlas: The Palestinian Grinch Who Stole Pesach

I say we get even. If the Palestinian Arabs want to usurp Pesach, fine, let them clean their houses for a month before the holiday to make sure no pita crumbs are hiding behind the couch; eat Matza with the consistency of stale Styrofoam and have to swallow Matza balls that taste like lead tennis balls for a week. Then we’ll talk.
Yedidya Atlas


By: Yedidya Atlas

With the advent of the Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) this week, we are witness to another astonishingly brazen attempt by the Palestinian Authority to hijack one more obviously Jewish holiday and claim its narrative as its own.

Now anyone with a semblance of Jewish knowledge understands that the story of the Exodus from Egypt, the Splitting of the Reed Sea, receiving the Tablets with the Ten Commandments (and the rest of the Torah) at Mount Sinai, the 40 years of wandering in the desert culminating with the conquest/liberation of the Holy Land by the Children of Israel, is one of the key elements not only in the Jewish faith, but also in the formation of the Jewish People into a Nation. Apparently however, the Palestinian Arab leadership believes that enough people are sufficiently ignorant and intellectually lazy that they, the Palestinian Arabs, can lay claim even on the Passover story as part of their negation of the Jewish claims to the Land, and the filling in of their own “invented” historical national narrative.


In the April 3, 2012, Palestinian Media Watch report we learn that “A Palestinian university lecturer taught during a recent Palestinian Authority TV program on religion that Moses, a Muslim, brought ‘the Muslims of the Children of Israel out of Egypt.’”

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The author is a veteran journalist specializing in geo-political and geo-strategic affairs in the Middle East. His articles have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Insight Magazine, Nativ, The Jerusalem Post and Makor Rishon. His articles have been reprinted by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the US Congressional Record.


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