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‘The Palestinian Delusion’ Untangles a Web of Fashionable Lies (Opinion)

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Chances are that if you know a college student, he or she believes these things: Israel exists on stolen land. Israelis are all just Europeans, anyway. The true inhabitants of the land that is called Israel today are the Palestinians, and their country is Palestine. The Israeli occupation is cruel, and marked by numerous human rights abuses perpetrated against the innocent Palestinians. One day, the occupation will end, and from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.

But fervently and passionately believed falsehoods are still just falsehoods. And now, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Islam and jihad, and author of the unique and groundbreaking The History of Jihad, has turned to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and delivered a concise but comprehensive refutation of all the false claims about this conflict that prevail today on college campuses and elsewhere. In the sharp and factual book The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process, historian Robert Spencer untangles the web of lies that envelop all discussion of this conflict in the international media, and gives us the unvarnished (and often unwelcome) truth.

One thing that nobody ever seems to wonder about is why this conflict is still going on so many decades after some of the most renowned and respected leaders in the world began to devote concerted efforts to ending it. Why has every one of the numerous attempts to bring peace failed, and failed consistently for seven decades now? In The Palestinian Delusion, Spencer answers that question and many others about this intractable dispute, and in the process, establishes definitively that Israel, contrary to the claims of so many among the academic, political, and media elites, not only has a right to exist, but has the best claim of any country to the supposedly occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza.

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From the beginning of this book to its end, Spencer provides copious quotations of the primary actors in this ongoing drama, thereby providing a straight-from-the-horse’s-mouth account that would be difficult, and likely impossible, to refute. He explains not only why every attempt at hitting upon an agreement that will enable Israelis and Palestinians to live side by side in peace has failed, but also why they were doomed to fail from the start. He elucidates the key and almost totally overlooked element of this dispute that foredoomed all negotiations to failure, except insofar as they served as stepping stones to get the Palestinians what they wanted.

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Pursuing the question of why the negotiations were all foredoomed leads one straight into Islamic doctrine, and here The Palestinian Delusion intersects with and complements Spencer’s earlier work, which includes not just The History of Jihad, but a guide to the Qur’an, a biography of Muhammad, and much more. The Palestinian Delusion lays bare the Islamic beliefs and assumptions that preclude any peaceful agreement with the Jewish state that would allow that state to live in peace on an indefinite basis – not just the many antisemitic passages of the Qur’an, but the Qur’anic imperative to “drive them out from where they drove you out” (2:191).

At that point The Palestinian Delusion takes an ironic turn, for Spencer shows that it isn’t actually true at all that the Israelis drove the Palestinians from their land. On the contrary, he illustrates from numerous sources that the Arab Higher Committee actually ordered the Muslim Arabs of Palestine to leave the area, in anticipation of what the Committee thought would be a swift victory over the nascent state of Israel in 1948.

That victory was not to be, and the Palestinian “refugee” crisis was born, to be artificially kept alive over the decades by the United Nations and the Arab states bordering upon Israel, so as to provide a perpetual foundation for grievances against Israel and challenges to its very existence.

The Palestinian Delusion proves conclusively that the entire dispute is not, as most Western leaders assume, about land, and will not be solved by the creation of a Palestinian state. It is, rather, an Islamic imperative that Israel must be destroyed – hence the chant about freeing “Palestine” from the river to the sea, that is, destroying Israel utterly.

Not all people will find The Palestinian Delusion to be a book that tells them what they want to hear. But it does tell the truth, the truth that all too many people (particularly on college and university campuses) do not want to hear. That is all the more reason why this book should be heard, and heeded.

Steve Gruber is host of the nationally syndicated TV & radio program “The Steve Gruber Show,” seen on America’s Voice News and heard of radio stations across America.

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AG Barr Tackles Far-Left Extremism; Says Media Is Censoring What’s Going On And Americans Are Being Lied To

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Attorney General William Barr is one of those people that President Trump has surrounded himself with that is much like him in very important ways that are desperately needed in the current political climate. Barr is a man unafraid to speak the truth. He’s not easily intimidate by the leftist media and he’s always ready and willing to call them out for their nonsense, which is precisely what he’s done concerning the topic of how the media has covered radical left-wing extremism. The attorney general conducted an interview with Fox News host Mark Levin on Sunday and stated the mainstream media is lying to the public about the extent of far-left violence exploding in streets across the country. Here’s more from The Daily Wire: “We have the citizen reporters, who have these videos of these events, which are quite different than what we get a lot of times from the media, which seems to be censoring the violence,” Levin said to Barr. “No?” “Absolutely. Their narrative – they are projecting a narrative,” Barr said. “When the word narrative came into currency, I knew we were in trouble, because the word narrative really suggests that there’s no objective truth. There’s no real story of what happened, it’s just everyone has their own narrative.” “And you get to then – the press can justify presenting a story that doesn’t really correspond to objective truth, but it’s our narrative. We have a narrative, you have a narrative,” Barr continued. “I’ve been appalled at — on this violence, because it’s happening right out in the streets, anyone with eyes can see what’s happening. They see the violence.” “They see these groups of agitators in their black outfits and their helmets and their shields, which incidentally have the hammer and sickle on them most of…

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Massive Rioting And Looting Rocks Chicago After Police-Involved Shooting

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Will this nonsense ever just end? How much more violence, rioting, and looting can this country handle before it shatters and folks get super tribal? We’re all ready divided, yet it doesn’t seem this stuff is going to be quelled any time soon. There are now videos circulating online that show widespread rioting, looting, and other forms of violence erupting all throughout the city of Chicago in light of a police-involved shooting that left a young man wounded. Social media users on various platforms posted up videos of people in the city looting Walgreens, Macy’s, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, among many other stores. There was even an exchange of gunfire between looters and police at some point during the evening. No officers were harmed. Check out the details from Fox News: “Absolute chaos in downtown Chicago with more overnight looting and vandalism in the Loop,” tweeted Ryan Baker, an anchor for WBBM-TV. “Appears to be coordinated effort with minimal police presence.” https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1292753400388415489 The Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News. The unrest began Sunday afternoon, after police responded to a report of a man with a gun in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. While pursuing that individual on foot, he “turned and fired shots” at officers before being struck himself and taken to a local hospital, Deputy Chief Delonda Tally told Fox 32 Chicago. A crowd that had gathered at the scene then faced off against police and started hurling objects at officers after getting agitated over a false rumor that the suspect – who is in his late teens or early 20s – was a child, investigators add. https://twitter.com/TomAhernCPD/status/1292592711271362566 As of this writing, the condition of the individual who was shot is not known. Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability has officially launched an investigation…

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