Our Web Talk Series, Unapologetic Zionism continues with David Lange, founder of Israellycool, an Israeli NGO.
How Lies Become Beliefs
The Jewish Virtual Library attributes the following to Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” This might explain the seemingly unbelievable global misrepresentation and propaganda about Israel. The biggest lies about Israel are produced by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, inheritors of the bond between Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini. The Palestinian Arabs are aided and abetted with funding from UNRWA, the European Union, the United Nations, donor countries and leftist NGOs. Sacha Baron Cohen, a comedic actor, has noted that “Democracy depends on shared truths.” So, how has it come to pass that Western countries and institutions share untruths, and compete with lies about Israel and the Zionism?
Curiously enough, the BBC which also trucks in lies about Israel, and was even investigated for anti-Israel bias a number of years ago, published an article by Thomas Stafford in 2016, about how liars create the illusion of truth, noting “Repetition makes a fact seem more true, regardless of whether it is or not.” (Oddly they speak of the untruth as a “fact” in this introductory statement.) Stafford provides a detailed explanation of the psychology of the big lie as promoted by Goebbels, explaining how repetition affects one’s thinking about a subject and may challenge what one knows to be true or logical. This is only one method used to overcome and counter what people know to be true. This might explain why the Jewish world is susceptible to lies as much as the non-Jewish world.—constant repetition. Knowing this means that people must consider what they hear and verify facts, not accept oft-repeated lies.
When it comes to teaching about Israel, CAEF is working with Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights and other NGOs here and in Israel. We are committed to the truth, to countering the lies, to repeating and educating Jews and non-Jews about Jewish history and the true meaning and origin of Zionism.
Our enemies are many, and as noted above, they are well funded. Below we look at some of the oft-repeated lies about a people called “Palestinian,” a country called “Palestine,” and their fabricated story about the re-establishment of the nation-state of the Jewish people. We will show what Arab Palestinians themselves say about their continuous desire to avoid peace and pursue war.
Dr. Martin Sherman, CEO of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies, speaks of the lie that the Palestinian “street” is not opposed to Israel, only its leadership is. However, as generations of Palestinian Arabs have been subjected to lies, deceit and terror, in their schools, media and on the street, it can’t but have wholly indoctrinated them. Sherman speaks of the “crucible” from which the leadership is drawn.
The following might well apply to the leadership of the Arabs in Gaza and Judea and Samaria who under the Palestinian Authority.
“The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” (From Jewish Virtual Library.)
The PA Fights to Maintain its Lies
That the Palestinian Authority leadership does not wish for peace is condemned by the widow of the late (and not so great), Yassar Arafat, an avowed terrorist who signed peace accords with Israel, the Oslo Accords, but spent not a day actually implementing peace. When the UAE agreed to a peace for peace accord with Israel, the never negotiate, never recognize Israel, never seek peace establishment, condemned the agreement. Read the words of Suha Arafat, who chastises her people for their hostile response.
A Very Big Lie — that the United Nations Relief and Work Agency actually acts on its mandate to “provide assistance and protection for some 5.6 million registered Palestine refugees to help them achieve their full potential in human development.” The agency considers multi-generations of Arabs from the former mandate area as refugees, refusing to recognize resettlement responsibilities that any refugee agency has, maintaining refugee status for people who are resettled and may even hold citizenship in another country, and continuously using PA produced educational material that vilifies Jews and confirms an ongoing terror-driven resistance towards the elimination of Israel. The UN and EU support this big lie.
As reported by Paul Shindman on Sept 6, 2020, in World Israel News, this young man, Mohammad Assaf, is the Ambassador for UNRWA, and his songs drive for the murder of Israelis. Is this what is believed to be goodwill or is UNRWA along with Hamas fostering evil? Is there any truth to what the UN agency claims is its purpose? Is there anyone in the Western world that believes UNRWA has a purpose other than to generate negative propaganda against Israel and to detain Arabs in camps so they can make false claims? Unlike the UN Refugee … it never settles refugees, but keeps them in limbo.
The Truth Revealed --Keep Teaching it!
A very informative lecture by Abraham Sion, Law Professor at Ariel University, was presented on September 6th, 2020 by the UK LFI Charitable Trust. UK LFI is Charitable Trust registered with and regulated by the