Map of “Palestine”

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What A Suburban Atlanta Middle School Can Teach Us About The Arab-Israeli Conflict & The Islamification Of America

by Baruch Pletner 

March 10, 2019


Quite on the contrary, the posters displayed at the Israeli booth dwelt exclusively on the non-controversial topics of environmental sustainability and peace. Unfortunately and at the same time tellingly, the Palestinian parents chose a different road entirely, the road of “resistance”. They did indeed chose to geolocate the fictional state of “Palestine”. They located it between the river Jordan and the Mediterranean with borders that are identical (but for the Golan Heights) to those of the state of Israel, had Israel annexed Judea and Samaria and re-occupied the Gaza Strip. What is even more amazing is that a country that has been a member of the United Nations since 1948, that has nearly nine million citizens including nearly two million Arabs, a country with which the Palestinian Authority has signed a large number of agreements, a country that supplies the Palestinians in Gaza with all of their electric power, is nowhere to be found.

That country, Israel, simply does not exist in the world according to the parents of the Palestinian Arab middle-schoolers in Alpharetta, Georgia. One really must break this down to try and understand the practical aspects of how this came about. The poster that depicts “Palestine” as a replacement rather than a neighbor to Israel, didn’t just self-materialize; it was designed and printed by someone, almost certainly not the parents of Autrey students. Rather, these parents, adults who are very well aware of the geography of the Middle East, adults who are quite likely to know some Hebrew and to have interacted with Israelis in Israel, made the choice to obtain this poster from a branch of some internationally recognized terrorist organization such as Hamas or Islamic Jihad.