Today is al-Quds Day, the day on which the anti-Israel rejectionist front hopes for the destruction of Israel and the liberation of Jerusalem. On this day, Mahmood Ahmadinejad gave a speech in celebration of al-Quds Day declaring that ”the Zionists are groups of hypocrite racists who have been operating under the pretext of following Jewish religion principles.”
I wonder if The Washington Post realized the significance of this day, because today The Post ran a column by Professor George Bisharat also calling Israelis hypocrite racists and calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.
While everyone recognizes Ahmadinejad for who he is, few WaPo readers likely recognized Bisharat.
I have addressed Bisharat before.
Bisharat is a law professor who has built a career around demonizing and seeking to delegitimize Israel. Bisharat frequently uses a grossly exaggerated narrative of the loss of his family home in Jerusalem as part of his presentations. (Bisharat’s father was a Christian Arab whose family was not indigenous to any part of what now is Israel.)
Now Bisharat is at it again today, falsely comparing majority Jewish rule in Israel to minority white rule in South Africa as a justification for the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state.
Bisharat and others in the Islamist-Leftist coalition understand that bombs and missiles will not destroy Israel (although an Iranian nuke could change that), so ostracizing Israel as an apartheid state is the weapon of choice. Here is how Bisharat presents the problem in his column:
“Where is the Palestinian Mandela?” pundits occasionally ask. But after these latest Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington fail — as they inevitably will — the more pressing question may be: “Where is the Israeli de Klerk?” Will an Israeli leader emerge with the former South African president’s moral courage and foresight to dismantle a discriminatory regime and foster democracy based on equal rights?
Bisharat’s column reads like the usual tired screed against Israel, seeking to blame the Jews for everything that has gone wrong in the Middle East, and painting a false picture of a bright and happy future for the Jews in a new Palestine:
I suppose that Bisharat will next seek to end Islamic rule throughout the Middle East.
How about this, the day after the Arab world and Iran do away with Islamic rule, Israel does away with Jewish rule?
Bisharat is not hopelessly idealistic. Bisharat is ruthless in his hostility towards Israel, and should be recognized as such.