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Robert Spencer’s The Palestinian Delusion - The PipeLineNews.org Review

As reviewed by CHERYL GATESWORTH

December 9, 2019 – San Bernardino, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Robert Spencer's latest book, "The Palestinian Delusion,” will once again please his legion of fans, undoubtedly win him new ones and of course inflame the usual suspect. His work brings into clear perspective the reasons behind the seemingly endless and apparently insoluble Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Palestinian Delusion is scrupulously documented - more than a fifth of its pages are dedicated to references as the author exposes the basic myths and misinformation about the nature of the conflict, its origins and history, noting that the version that has been presented to the West is far more myth than reality. Witless dupes, the American presidents who have been a party to the elusive “peace processes” clearly seem far more comfortable with the big lie, that Islam and modernity are amenable entities.

Dr. Spencer examines the untruths that inform the popular understanding of repeated failed negotiations - each one a journey down a predictably blind alley.

To begin at the beginning, the most important piece of misinformation - which Dr. Spencer simply destroys, and certainly the most fundamental - is the entirely created narrative that the roots of the conflict are based on a simple territorial imperative.

Instead, he correctly identifies that the goal of what are undeniably Arab Muslims operating under a false-flag, is the same as that of their co-religionists in the Ummah - the annihilation of world Jewry, or at least that portion which is within convenient reach - a second Holocaust motivated by a jihadist mentality rather than one grounded in state socialism - one solidly based on theological antisemitism. War to the death against Israel should be understood as merely another facet of global Islamic jihad.

Citing the foundational documents of Islam, most importantly the Qur’an itself, Spencer makes his case beyond dispute. This will be a little difficult at first for Americans - unfamiliar with a genuine understanding of comparative religion - to comprehend. The disconnect here really is civilizational since Westerners, enveloped within a post-modern reality, grasp only with great difficulty that the elemental bifurcation between church and state that we take for granted has no applicability within Islam. To our way of thinking, theocratic belief structures can find no purchase this side of Europe’s Middle Ages.

Importantly, "Palestinians" and their sympathizers would have the public believe that their grievances are genuine, arising from Israel’s “seizure” of “their” land. The author points out that this leads to a flawed conception of the Israeli-Palestinian impasse, namely that there is such an entity as the "Palestinian" people who are beleaguered beyond all measure. Robert’s book makes clear that there is not and never has been a Palestinian people, let alone a Palestinian state. Historically, Palestine has always been a kind of amorphous territorial entity on a map, nothing more, and the Jewish people have, in considerable numbers, been residents of that area since Biblical times - most certainly far-longer than the Arab pretenders.

One of Islam’s ugly truths is that, far from being repressed, Arab immigration to this area has vastly increased under a soft-handed Israeli rule that allows for full citizenship and even participation in its parliamentary form of government.

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