Unconscionable, but not remotely surprising.
“MSNBC Airs Palestinian Jihad Propaganda Map,” by Pamela Geller, Breitbart, October 18, 2015:
Last Friday, MSNBC aired a segment featuring a Palestinian propaganda map that is a total fabrication, a pack of lies that contradicts established historical fact and is part of The Political Swindle of the Century, a.k.a “The Plight of The Palestinian People.”
Watch this MSNBC “news segment.” The maps they show of the steady diminishing of Palestinian territory at the hands of Israel are, quite simply, lies. The fallaciousness of the map MSNBC used is demonstrated by one simple fact: the flag of Palestine before 1948 featured the Star of David. This is further proof (as if we needed any more) of the falsity of the vicious historical revisionism by the Muslim world to erase the Jewish State and create a mythical Islamic narrative surrounding five thousand years of Jewish history.
Shany Mor, the former director for foreign policy of the Israeli National Security Council, explains it all in a devastating article in The Tower, setting the historical record straight. Mor notes that before the modern Jewish state was founded in 1948, there was no “State of Palestine.” “The simple fact,” he says, “is that none of pre-1948 Palestine was under the political authority of Arabs or Jews. It was ruled by the British Mandatory government, established by the League of Nations for the express purpose of creating a ‘Jewish National Home.’ It was also—contrary to the claims of innumerable pro-Palestinian activists—the first time a discrete political entity called ‘Palestine” existed in modern history. And this entity was established in order to fulfill a goal that was essentially Zionist in nature.”
Mor notes that one way the map is misleading is that it labels all land that wasn’t owned by Jews as Palestinian: “But this lie is compounded by another that is even more epic in scope: Labeling every single patch of land not owned by the JNF as Arab or Palestinian. This was quite simply not the case. We have incomplete data on land ownership in modern Palestine, and even less on Arab property than Jewish property, partly due to the very complicated nature of property law in Ottoman times. But anyone’s map of private property in Mandatory Palestine from this period would be mostly empty—half the country is, after all, desert. It would show small patches of private Jewish land—as this map does—alongside small patches of private Arab land, as this map shamelessly does not.”
Antisemites and anti-Israel agitators often use doctored maps to show Israel’s supposed aggression over the past century. The map claims are made by haters who either choose to have no knowledge of the facts or more typically, no moral compass. Their agenda is clear. These maps are a blood libel against the Jewish state.
My now-famous “savage” ads, stating “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man; support Israel, defeat jihad,” were a response to antisemitic ads that ran featuring those very doctored maps. We expect this kind of moral depravity from the usual suspects, but it’s a whole other thing for MSNBC to use them to try and explain away the Islamic genocide against the Jews.
Yet MSNBC has a pattern of Jew-hatred. On Thursday, MSNBC’s reporter in Jerusalem (Ayman Mohyeldin) was caught red-handed portraying a Damascus gate stabbing by a rabid “Palestinian” terrorist as an Israeli execution of an innocent Palestinian. What’s the difference between Ayman and the Muslim terrorist who, disguised as a journalist, stabbed an Israeli soldier? Very little.
MSNBC has come out as a full-on propaganda outlet for Islamic Jew-hatred. MSNBC is notorious for its uber-left, sloppy “reportage,” but the Jew-hatred they have brazenly displayed covering the wave of jihad-terror in Israel is shocking.
The fact is that Palestine is Israel — the Jewish homeland. And MSNBC is a shameless shill for the genocidal Palestinian jihad. Before the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, there were Palestinian Muslims and Palestinian Jews living in the British Mandate of Palestine. And the Palestinian Muslims were conducting pogroms against the Palestinian Jews — much the way they are today. Same war, same hate, same motive — Islamic Jew-hatred. It’s in the Quran.