Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Truth is not Key in Al Awda Propaganda Ploy

Al Awda, the extremist organization that seeks the elimination of the world's only Jewish state by over-running it with the third and fourth generation of descendants of Palestinian "refugees" has a new project.


Al-Awda is working on an exciting photo project and your photos could be selected to be part of it (with photo credit of course). Here is what we are looking for:

1) Photos of actual doors to houses in Palestine.
If possible please list the name of the owner (if its a refugee please note that as well).

2) Photos of old house keys.
Again with the name of the owner if possible.

Blah, Blah, Blah....

Deadline: Please e-mail photos by November 19 to

For any further questions e-mail Mona Kadah or Alia Hasan at


Notice that there is no requirement that the house or key actually belong to a refugee. Notice there is no requirement that the keys actually fit the door in the photos.

There are well over 2,000 bundles of old keys available on E bay right now. I suspect some of those very same keys wil be turning up in Al Awda's project, with a long tear filled story behind them.

Inventing a narrative, with or without rusty old props, has been a hallmark of Palestinian revisonist history for years. Edward Said repeatedly mentioned his forced exile from "my beautiful old house" in Jerusalem, and was eventually presented with a portrait of 10 Brenner Street by the Palestinian Heritage Association .

From American Thinker
In early 1992, Said paid a nostalgic visit to this house, a visit that was celebrated in a Harper's Magazine and eventually in a BBC documentary, In Search of Palestine. One scene in the film shows Said and his son in front of the house "my family owned" while Said angrily talks about getting the house back from the Israeli authorities.

By 1998, the year the documentary aired, an Israeli scholar named Justus Reid Weiner had already done two years of hard-nosed, boots-on-the-ground background research on Said's life, and he was about to deconstruct the heck out of it. "Virtually everything I learned," Weiner wrote, "contradicts the story of Said's early life as Said has told it."

The famed house, Weiner learned, belonged not to Said's parents, but to his Jerusalem relatives. During almost all of the years Said was alleged to be living there, the Said relatives rented the upstairs apartment to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia for a consulate's use. In a truly odd twist of fate, they rented the downstairs apartment of the renowned Jewish philosopher Martin Buber, who moved there after fleeing Nazi Germany in 1938. In 1942, the Said relatives forced Buber out in a rent dispute and occupied the apartment themselves.

One would think that in all his public recollections of this house, Said might have remembered sharing it with Buber or the Yugoslav consulate, but he did not. It is possible, in fact, that he never even stayed there.

Photos of doors. Photos of keys. Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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