Middle Eastern country’s textbooks refer to Israel’s creation as “catastrophe”

posted at 7:53 pm on July 22, 2007 by Allahpundit

You know the punchline.

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Oh for crying out in the back yard.

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MirCat on July 22, 2007 at 8:16 PM

described Israel’s 1948 war of independence as a “catastrophe” point of contention for the Arab population.

There, fixed that.

Apparently the Israeli’s have been won over by Harry Reid’s luscious, curvy, double pie hole.

Mcguyver on July 22, 2007 at 8:20 PM

Ya catastrophic for them.

canopfor on July 22, 2007 at 8:56 PM

Since we’re on the topic of revisionist history, I’m glad you posted the Daily Mail review on the book on whether the German generals know of the holocaust. I lurk at Axis History forum where this book already has the panties of those who long for the good old days in knots. lol! I can’t wait to buy it.

Blake on July 22, 2007 at 9:08 PM

The Israeli left may be even worse than the American left, if only because the stakes are much higher there.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on July 22, 2007 at 9:16 PM

Makes us not feel so bad when to have so many useless idiots in the U.S. when Israel has them too and they have people who want to kill them surrounding them on every border.

frankj on July 22, 2007 at 9:24 PM

You know the punchline.

Jokes like these are always more sad than funny.

BadgerHawk on July 22, 2007 at 9:27 PM

Since we’re on the topic of revisionist history, I’m glad you posted the Daily Mail review on the book on whether the German generals know of the holocaust. I lurk at Axis History forum where this book already has the panties of those who long for the good old days in knots. lol! I can’t wait to buy it.

Blake on July 22, 2007 at 9:08 PM

In their memoirs, both Guderian and Manstein make very short and weak denials on the subject. A few of the lower ranking “fighting generals” may not have know much if they weren’t on the eastern front (and most were). But other than that, they all knew something awful was happening.

forest on July 22, 2007 at 9:28 PM

Forest: I believe the book contains proof that many knew more than merely “something” awful was happening. Again, I can’t wait to read the book.

Blake on July 22, 2007 at 9:37 PM

How much longer until just flat out denying the holocaust is “pedagogically sound?”

pedestrian on July 22, 2007 at 10:02 PM

How much longer until just flat out denying the holocaust is “pedagogically sound?”

Ironically, “catastrophe” (if I’m not mistaken) is the meaning of “shoah”, the word used to by Jews to refer to the Holocaust. Thus, calling Israel’s creation a “catastrophe” is to accuse the Jews of perpetrating a Holocaust-magnitude atrocity.

Bigfoot on July 22, 2007 at 10:28 PM

Blake,

Sorry if my word choice wasn’t strong enough for you, but my point was that I believe that most of the generals knew much more than they ever admitted after the war.

forest on July 22, 2007 at 10:41 PM

The Arabs just need to get over it. For real. Like the Mexican ‘Reconquista’ and the Americans taking land from the native Americans – it’s done, deal with it.

Israelis were there before, and they are going to be there anyway. If the Muslims didn’t HATE the Jews so much and IDOLIZE Al Aqsa so much this wouldn’t be an issue.

Their future would be pretty bright if they ever decided to work with the Israelis. Instead, they want to destroy a country that is more beneficial to them than any of their neighbors.

Egypt doesn’t want the Palestinians, Saudi Arabia doesn’t want the Palestinians, Jordan doesn’t want the Palestinians, Lebanon doesn’t want the Palestinians, Syria doesn’t want the Palestinians. YET Israel tries to make peace with them while they get bombarded and threatened daily.

GET OVER IT! The Israelis have a small piece of land with no oil and just want to live in peace. Move on, form alliances with Israelis and live better lives than those promised to you from Islamic extremists.

ThackerAgency on July 22, 2007 at 11:01 PM

Favorite Pali saying:

“After Saturday comes Sunday.”

JiangxiDad on July 23, 2007 at 10:51 AM

Yeah that Jonas Salk was a real catastrophe.

right2bright on July 23, 2007 at 11:04 AM