A Palestinian Dictionary of Double-Speak
I have always been amazed by how well the Palestinians or Muslims, in general, were employing verbal gymnastics to please the ears of opposing perspectives at the same time. I compiled some key terms and phrases, which are by no means, complete, to help those who still fail to decipher the bona fide meaning of the words spoken by the Palestinian leaders. I employed Italic font when using a “favorite” word or an expression contained by an earlier (or later) characterization.
Victory - Killing one or more Israelis, not considering the price paid with Palestinian life and/or property
Two state solution - Pre 1967 Palestine and pre 1948 Palestine. Eventual convergence is only natural.
Truth - Whatever sounds gainful for that moment
The West Bank (Judea and Samaria) - Part of Palestine - The “historic” homeland of the Palestinian ancestors (which never existed)
The Occupation - Israel (It also occupies the pre-1948 "historic" land of Palestine)
The most secure gateway to Heaven - Suicide killing
The great Satan - America
The Great Catastrophe L - Israel’s Independence Day
Strategy - Drawing on women and children as human shields
Road Map to Peace - The first phase of a process designed for establishing a Palestinian state. The second phase, although unwritten in English, is branded - the expansion of the state to include all of “Palestine”
Right of Return - The right to booty of Israeli property by every and all Palestinians
Revenge - An excuse for any violent act against Israeli citizens, women and children. It is not a reaction; it is an action.
Retaliation - A fitting response to “Enemy Aggression” (see definition)
Resistance - Murder of innocent Israeli citizens by suicide bombing, knifing, car bombs, rockets, etc.
Palestinian Refugees - A status, which entitles its owner to welfare endowments regardless of whether or where that person lived before acquiring that status
Reality - Stories you like to hear - If you tell a lie a thousand times, you start believing it yourself
Peace Process - A political process with an objective for destroying the Jewish state of Israel and replacing it with an Islamic state, which will live in peace with the non-existent Jewish state
Peace Plan - See the “Road Map”
Peace Initiative - Okay, we will recognize Israel’s right to exist, but only after they cease to exist.
Peace - A temporary break in hostilities except for “Resistance”, while, nevertheless, persevering rearming and brushing up for the next phase of fighting
Palestine - The name the Roman Empire gave to the state of Israel after crushing the second Jewish revolt in the year 136 AD
Zionist Aggression - Israel’s Existence
Moderate - Someone like the Palestinian president who talks about the “Peace Process” in English and about “Resistance” in Arabic
Life - A temporary state of being, preceding the ultimate heavenly status
Jerusalem - The (made up) “Historic” Capital of Palestine and the Palestinian nation (which never existed)
Israel’s right to exist - In your dreams J
Iran’s peaceful Nuclear program - It’s a numbers game. How many bombs do you need to wipe it off the map?
History - It was set in motion with Muhammad. Anything preceding that never happened.
Historical Account - A non-fiction, fiction - subject to editing, remaking, denial, imagination, and a good story telling ability.
Hero - Suicide murderer
Harm Al Sharif - (Temple Mount) - Muhammad’s gateway to heaven (a dream tale). A holy place for Islam (only in this current generation), and nothing but…
Enemy Aggression - Capturing or stopping suicide bombers before they have a chance to pull off their harebrained act
Commitment - It is reminiscent of “History”. It can be forgotten, overlooked, or modified to fit the circumstances
Cease-fire (Hunda) - Does not prohibit “Resistance” (see definition) from taking place
Accountability - Terminology, which does not apply to the Palestinian leadership
13 years Hunda - Okay, let’s see; 13 years, 13 minutes, what’s the difference anyway?
“Respect” early agreements between the PA and Israel - Okay, I looked at it. Now what?
A Palestinian Dictionary of Double-Speak