Write a short essay warning the Zionist enemy

Recently I examined Syrian textbooks, and what has emerged? Hundreds of thousands of fatalities and casualties and millions of refugees scattered in every direction make no impression on the Syrian Ministry of Education…

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Write a short essay warning the Zionist enemy

A Palestinian Ben-Gurion

It appears that since the chances for a new Israeli Ben-Gurion’s birth are nil, someone in Israel has begun to wish for a Palestinian one.

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A Palestinian Ben-Gurion


The Arabs are flocking back to the tribe


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The Arabs are flocking back to the tribe


In the Jewish sector many voters didn’t bother to show up at the polling places for the municipal elections. Some commentators have linked the low turnout to the disappearance of the national political parties from the local scene. By way of contrast, the Arab sector flocked en masse to the polling stations in order to cast the right ballots. “A festival of democracy” is how the Hebrew media labeled the high voter turnout in the Arab sector.

Israeli nationality – there’s no such animal


A lot of religious and nationalist sewage has flowed through the state of Israel’s streams since its establishment…

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Israeli nationality – there’s no such animal


The code to Damascus


To fathom why the bloody Syrian civil war shows no sign of abating, one has to understand the tribal mentality of the Arab region.

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The code to Damascus

Saddam Hussein of Damascus

 Stop the Syrian regime
There are moments when one cannot stand idly by. The world must stop the killing in Syria.

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Saddam Hussein of Damascus

Light comes from the West, nostalgia from the Middle East

The Arab world will never be able to improve its future if it keeps harking back to the past.

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Light comes from the West, nostalgia from the Middle East


Lip service will not bring peace


Instead of playing to the gallery of public opinion, Palestinian and Israeli leaders should start telling their people the truth.

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Lip service will not bring peace


Share the defense burden? Let’s do it!

 If the current Arab MKs had any imagination at all, they would submit their own bill obligating every citizen - regardless of ethnicity, religion, race, color and gender - to serve in the Israel Defense Forces. Then we’d see how the 'knights of the equal burden' would vote.

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Share the defense burden? Let’s do it!

The Islamic Movement is not the answer


Not unlike Jewish fundamentalism, the Islamic Movement is one of the damaging phenomena in Arab society in Israel.The optimal solution in the context of the volatile Israeli mix is legislation prohibiting the establishment of religious parties.

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The Islamic Movement is not the answer

Getting rid of the nationalism disease

Nationalism is a human illness. When the religion bug is added, the disease becomes metastatic. Before we can realize utopian visions we have to bring the “peoples” back to history.

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Getting rid of the nationalism disease

The invisible minority

The Oslo agreements between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel conclusively cut off the Arabs of Israel from the national solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

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Watching the slaughter in Syria

The horrors across the border do not arouse disgust or revulsion here. The opposite is true; there are those who continue to organize gatherings in support of the butcher of Damascus.
 
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Watching the slaughter in Syria

On the path to blood, sweat and tears

Why the renewed conflagration in the firing zones was only a matter of time.

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On the path to blood, sweat and tears


So many parties, so little opportunity

And if nevertheless you want to express resounding protest because you know your Arab vote is of no use in the Jewish state - vote with your feet...

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So many parties, so little opportunity

On demons and cousins


So did the penny drop, as they say? There is no pleasure like malicious pleasure, but every Arab citizen of Israel who flies abroad has experienced the same heavy hand of the white Zionist who prefers names that end in "ski," "baum" or "blum."



Salman Masalha || On demons and cousins