Holiday pop quiz! Zionist Pledge Review | The Jewish Press – | Israel Medad | 17 Nisan 5782 – 18 April 2022

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It is becoming increasingly difficult for Zionists and pro-Israel activists to engage in dialogue, participate in panels or appear in the media to discuss issues relating to Israel.

No, not become the speech reaches intolerable depths of incivility or animosity. Or the increase in anti-Semitic hatred introduced into the conversation when this aspect, although central, is not new. This is due to the incredible ignorance, lack of knowledge and inability to grasp the context. It lacks a minimum level of understanding.

I believe that there must be a minimum level of knowledge of historical facts before serious intellectual dealings can be conducted on Twitter or other digital platforms, including the “comments” sections of student newspapers, college websites, news and other types of commentary. -and-places of insults.

To pursue this goal, I list below some typical questions that should be asked of participants who wish to engage in dialogue on the topics of the current Arab conflict with Israel, the history of Zionism, the history of the Middle East and other issues, such as Jewish world domination which sometimes (literally) creeps into the exchange of opinions.

  1. The name Palestine is the country in which Jesus was born. True or false?
  2. Is Nablus an Arabic name of a city in Palestine or a corruption of pronunciation of the Latin Neapolis?
  3. In 1919-1920, Arab residents of the area that would soon become the territory of the reconstituted Jewish national home referred to themselves as South Syrians and demanded that they not be separated from Greater Syria. True or false?
  4. In Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s 1923 article “The Iron Wall”, which was built of stone, iron or is it just a figure of speech?
  5. In Quran 17:1, the Prophet Muhammad was taken “to al-Masjid al-Aqsa”, the farthest mosque. As Muhammed died in 632 CE, and Al-Aqsa was built later, is this a contradiction?
  6. If pre-state immigration to Mandate Palestine included Jews from Yemen, Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Sudan and Iran, Why Should Zionism Be Considered a “European Movement”?
  7. Avraham Shlomo Zalman Tzoref was stabbed by an Arab in Jerusalem in 1851 for taking over the property of the Hurva Synagogue and died. A) Was he a Zionist? B) Was he an Arab terrorist?
  8. During World War II, the leader of the Arabs in Mandatory Palestine, Mufti Amin al-Husseini, lived in Berlin and regularly broadcast pro-Nazi content, including references to a “world Jewish conspiracy” that controlled British governments. and American, and sponsored Soviet Communism; and that “world Jewry” aimed to infiltrate and subjugate Palestine. Was the mufti a Nazi, a Nazi collaborator or simply an anti-Zionist?
  9. Does the term “East Jerusalem” refer only to the neighborhoods of Jerusalem to the east of a “West Jerusalem” or also to the south and north?
  10. Abdullah I bin Al-Hussein was born in Mecca, Hejaz, in 1881. When he arrived in the territory of Transjordan in Ma’an on November 21, 1920, did he become a Transjordanian, a Jordanian or a Palestinian ? Or did he remain a Hejazi?
  11. UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) defines a Palestine refugee as someone who lived there from June 1, 1946 to May 15, 1948. Do you think only two years is a residence period too short or too long? in the country to qualify?
  12. The slogan’s message chanted “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” means: a) The geographical limits of Palestine are the Jordan River and the Persian Gulf? b) a definitive acceptance of the 1947 Partition Plan? c) Israel ceases to exist?
  13. Does Article 49 of the 1949 Geneva Convention actually define “settlement activity” as “unlawful” or does it read: “The occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies”?
  14. The text of the Faisal-Weizmann agreement of January 1919 reads in article 1: “The Arab State and Palestine”. If there is an “Arab State”, is this “Palestine” a) another Arab State? b) a Jewish Zionist state? c) a Hejazi colony?
  15. In 1964, when the Palestine Liberation Organization was founded, three years before the Six Day War, which “Palestine” was liberating: a) Jordan? b) the West Bank and Gaza? c) Israel?
  16. Regardless of your answer to the previous question, why was an Arab Palestine not established between the years 1948 and 1967?

PS If you want to text a Jewish friend or relative with this exam, it is suggested that you select four questions and ask them during the upcoming Passover seder.

{Reposted from JNS website

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