Dear Helen: From One American Lebanese Journalist To another
A well written summary of what Helen Thomas (and almost half of DKOS/HuffingtonPost) needs to know about Israel.
So many have agreed with Helen, and when I ask why the most common answer seems to be that they believe the ” Israel is an alien colony” narrative.
My favorite line:
“Prior to the mid 1800’s there is no trace whatsoever of uniquely “Palestinian” art, literature, music, or any other manifestation of a distinct culture. If you find this hard to believe, try to think of one “Palestinian” book, or author, or artist, from the year 1300 through the year 1800. That’s a period of 500 years.
There must be one book written by a “Palestinian” Arab author. There must be one painting by a “Palestinian” Arab artist. Guess what? There are none.”