Weird Palestinian victim complex on show at the Guardian
Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah calls for apartheid-style sanctions against Israel in the Guardian, and then some strange details are revealed about her. Can anyone help?
There's a rather dreary and predictable call for apartheid-style sanctions against Israel in today's Guardian. No real surprises there, of course. But there is certainly something to say about the author -- the "heroic" Palestinian "poet" Rafeef Ziadah.
Ms Ziadah opens her piece with the following thought:
"I started my life under Israeli siege and bombardment. Even as a child I remember wondering, while the smell of artillery shells filled the Beirut air in 1982 and we ran for our lives: “why is the world allowing this to happen?”
Now, it didn't take too much research to find out then when Ms Ziadah was supposedly meditating upon international politics: the United Nations, the President of the United States, the Soviet Union back in those days, etc, she was, wait for it, four years old. Yes, four!
Well it could be true. But it could also be total and utter BS, of the kind we have become used to when reading into the Palestinian narrative of victimhood.
The story also goes that her mother was born underneath an olive tree. Hmm. She is "third generation" Palestinian, which means that the last person in her family (olive) tree to ever have been to Palestine was one of her grandparents.
Am I the only one to think that this is all a bit, well, crazy? Can anyone help?
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