Saturday, September 03, 2016

"Israeli-Palestine" in Western liberal discourse

It so annoys me when I see liberals and leftists in the West refer to Palestine as "Israel-Palestine".  I totally reject the term.  Now they may say: but we need to accept the Jewish population on the land. Of course, I agree and the historic term of Palestine can accommodate all faiths and non-faiths, as it did historically.  Imagine if we refer to Algeria as "France-Algeria" or to Vietnam as "US-Vietnam".  It is Palestine and that is all there is to it.