‘Palestinians’ Want London to Give Back ‘Big Ben’

‘Palestinians’ Want London to Give Back ‘Big Ben’. By Daniel Greenfield.

“The Jerusalem Clock is hidden in London today,” Fatah, the political movement behind the PLO and the Palestinian Authority, asserts in a post titled, “Jerusalem Stolen Clock”.

It goes on to claim that the British military ordered the clock tower dismantled. Then the “British moved the clock first to a new tower across from the municipality of Jerusalem, and transferred it to the British Museum in London, to become the famous British icon, ‘Big Ben’.”

How did Big Ben, which was built in 1859, become a Muslim clock tower from the 20th century? There are some other slight differences between London’s Big Ben and the “stolen clock” such as the fact that Big Ben is 316 feet tall while the ‘Palestinian’ clock tower was only 42 feet. …

 

Jaffa Gate clock tower, built in 1909, The Palestinians say it was stolen by the British to become Big Ben. Now they want it back.

Big Ben, built 1859.

When you believe that the Jerusalem of King David and King Solomon was originally yours, you can just as easily believe that London’s Big Ben was originally the property of “Palestine”. …

There’s no more of a “Palestinian” people who were dispossessed by the Jews than Big Ben is a “Palestinian” clock stolen and passed off as London’s Big Ben. Both are fake history built out of resentments and garbled stories whose context has been lost, but whose hatreds remain real. …

There was never a “Palestinian” nation or a people. There were influential clans, like the Husseini clan, whose members included Hitler’s Mufti and Yasser Arafat, who are not, despite their myths, descended from the Caananites let alone the Philistines, but came over from Egypt. Even after spending a generation trying to wipe out the indigenous Jewish population, when the revolution came and Israel won its independence, they were not driven out in a ‘Nakba’.

They left ahead of their invading Islamic armies that they expected to wipe out the Jewish population. And when that didn’t happen, they claimed to be an exiled “Palestinian” people. …

They insist that as the “Palestinian” people, they are the true indigenous population of Israel even though they arrived there thousands of years after the fact. …

When your entire history is fake, you can believe anything.

Political fantasies might not be true, but they can be very real to those willing to believe them. People will die for them.

In the last three decades, the left has promoted a score of political fantasies in the West — the so-called PC beliefs, which are politically correct but not correct. For example, that there are more than two genders, or that all large groups of people always have identical statistical characteristics (so unequal outcomes prove systemic discrimination, e.g. racism). As pernicious and nonsensical as the Palestinian beliefs, but lefties will die for them.