Today’s quote comes to us from New York City Mayor, and hardline leftist/mostly socialist, Bill De Blasio.
Mr. De Blasio has a problem with New York City Councilman Kalman Yeger, who – in denouncing Rep. ilhan omar as the anti-Semite she is, also tweeted out that “Palestine doesn’t exist”…and then doubled down by saying “There is no state by that name; there is no place by that name.”
This enraged a number of Council members, who are particularly enraged that Mr. Zeger is on a committee which deals with immigration issues.
Here is what Mayor De Blasio had to say about it:
“If you’re asking my personal opinion, yeah, I think someone who has the ability to say that about Palestinian people by definition should not be on the Immigration Committee.
“Now, if he comes out and he apologizes, and says, ‘Look, I was wrong and I realize what I did was hurtful and I’ve got to change,’ different discussion. But if he’s not going to apologize, he shouldn’t be on that committee,”
Does Kalman Yeger have anything to apologize for?
In a word, no.
Palestine is not, and never has been a country.
Palestine is the name of a land area, which encompasses Israel, Jordan, Gaza and Judea/Samaria (the so-called west bank).
Maybe Mayor De Blasio can get off his high horse long enough to tell us what years the “country” of Palestine existed. Who its heads of state were. What its currency was called.
He can’t do any of those things, of course, because – again – Kalman Yeger is correct: the “country” of Palestine has never existed; not even for one second.
Ironically, Israel has spent 70 years offering Palestinian Arabs two-state deals which would have created such a country. But, without exception, every such deal has been turned down. Why? Because Palestinian Arabs want Israel as well – to which end they have spent that time trying to obliterate Israel and expropriate 100% of the land for their own.
But don’t hold your breath waiting for De Blasio to say anything about that.
I award Bill De Blasio Quote Of The Day “honors” for doing what more and more Democrats seem perfectly comfortable with: pandering to people who hate Israel and, as they do so, are perfectly willing to ignore history in the bargain.