This is not a post about the Iranian nuclear threat, which is doesn’t seize to remind of itself. Quite a few Arabs in and around Jerusalem would like to see Israel wiped out, even at the price of their own lives.
Last week I re-posted a video about the language commonly used to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict. Historical Jewish place names are replaced with made-up Arab ones to advance political agenda.
The “International community” is all too eager to destroy if not Jewish people, then any memory of a Jewish presence anywhere in the world. Legal Insurrection’s Mathew Knee writes about UNESCO editing Jews out of history, again:
A recent United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report on Arab contributions to science has declared Moses ben Maimon (also known as Maimonides or Rambam), generally considered the greatest of medieval Jewish philosophers and theologians (and incidentally, among the most prominent physicians of his day) to have been a Muslim named Moussa ben Maimoun.
In a few week’s time Fatah and Hamas will declare statehood. There is probably going to be a war. Israel will probably retain sovereignty of Jerusalem’s Old City. Fatah and Hamas will continue laying claim to it, a claim that the “International community” will recognize.
Jerusalem has many names in many languages: it’s Zion, City of David and Salem, to name but a few. It does have a historic Arab-Islamic name, Al-Quds, which Arab locals prefer, and on which, I’m sure, they will insist. English speakers should not call the city by any name other than the historic English name because, well, it’s a historic English name. We call Moscow Moscow, not Moskva, and we call Munich Munich, not Munchen. And, by the way, it’s Pakistan, not Pakeestan.
When new maps go into production, we might just end up with Al-Quds and West Jerusalem, which will make it a sad day in the history of civilization.
Just my uneducated guess.