Thursday, December 07, 2017

Palestinian Jerusalemite historian, Tarif Khalidi on Jerusalem

Tarif sent me this (I cite with his permission):  "Trump gives an extraordinary reason why he accepts Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: "Because it is a fact". Had he been in power in Hitler's days, would he have accepted his conquests as a "fact"? Should Lincoln have accepted the Confederacy "as a fact"? Or ought George Washington (beneath whose portrait he delivered his grotesque speech) to have accepted British dominion over America as "a fact"? History is nothing but a series of revolts against unacceptable facts. But the man is beyond any recall to sense or decency.