That it’s not false doesn’t make it true

In HAMAS on December 15, 2010 at 01:46

Israeli journalist Zvi Bar’el wrote an item in Haaretz recently that got a lot of people excited, people who suddenly had hope that peace between Palestinians and Israelis might be within reach after all.

They were wrong.

PNA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, the report said, “told foreign journalists that his group will respect the results of any referendum on a peace agreement with Israel, even if the agreement runs contrary to the movement’s principles. Moreover, ‘Hamas will not oppose the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state in the 1967 borders, whose capital is Jerusalem, and which includes a resolution of the refugee problem and the release of prisoners from Israeli jails.’ ”


“Not a return of refugees, not the destruction of the State of Israel, no preconditions,” Bar’el wrote. “More importantly, [Haniyeh] allows the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas to conduct negotiations with Israel that would lead to an agreement, which would then be brought to the Palestinian people for a referendum.”

This, from Haniyeh, is the same as “No new taxes” from President Obama. It’s politispeak. It has nothing to do with reality, even though Haniyeh, on a one-to-ten terrorist scale with Abdullah Barghouti as a ten, ranks among the doves.

Does Haniyeh speak for Hamas? Yes.

Does he decide for Hamas? No. The military guys, even the ones in Israeli prisons, decide for Hamas. The Qur’an decides for Hamas.

Israeli leaders speak the same language.

According to The Jerusalem Post, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee MK Shaul Mofaz just threatened to topple Hamas if it fires long-range missiles into Israel.

Politispeak, which should be translated, “Look at me! Listen to me! I was Defense Minister. I was Chief of the General Staff of the IDF. I should be Prime Minister.”

Does he speak for Israel? Yes.

Does he decide for Israel. No.

Despite the saber rattling and political posturing, statements like these do not signal change.

The reality is that:

  • Hamas is steadily acquiring more sophisticated weapons.
  • The apparent expansion in the West Bank is artificial and relies entirely upon an uninterrupted flow of dollars and Euros. As such, this faux prosperity will be short-lived. Collapse is assured.
  • When Hamas smells economic blood in the West Bank, it will call its brothers in other Islamic nations to help it take over, in the name of reunifying the Palestinian people and maneuvering into striking distance of the heart of Israel.
  1. Nice to hear from you again. I hope you are well and your family is healthy.

  2. That it's not false doesn't make it true « Son of Hamas…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  3. Mosab, I heard you speak at the Temple in San Diego several weeks ago. I was so blessed to hear you share your love for Yeshua HaMashiach that I cried. I pray for you all the time. For your spiritual walk, saftey, encouragement, health, and that you will bring much glory to Him. And I pray He will bring you a wonderful godly wife that will bless you! I will be following along here to see how I can be praying for you. “Yvarekh’kha Yah v’yeeshm’rekha: Ya’ayr Yah panav ‘aylekha veekhoonekha: Yeesa’ Yah panav ‘aylekha v’yasaym l’kha shalom!”
    Mrs. Miller

  4. Dear Joseph, I would just like to say what a blessing you are to the American people:) I have just recently come across your blog when doing some research on my own of your family’s religion, Islam. I pray that you are well and have a place here in America. May God bless you and keep you and May His face shine upon you and give you peace. Your words of simple truth have blessed me more than you can imagine. I am planning to read your book a.s.a.p. and read this blog. I have actually recently started my own blog called, The Truth Shall Set You Free, isn’t it ironic that the same message of hope you are preaching is the same one God is giving me. It is this: Love your enemies and I love the people of the Middle East. May God bless you my brother..

    In Christ,

    P.S.- please write back soon when you have time:)

  5. Watching the News and hearing about the prosecution of your Christian brothers and sisters in Palestine. I am praying for them during this season set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!

  6. Hello Mosab,
    I just finished your book and am in awe of your dedication and courage. Your story is such a powerful one and I hope it reaches many of your people back home as well as many in the US and around the world. I know you feel much guilt over the path you chose, but it was the correct route. Additionally, everything you wrote of your father leads me to believe that even though he must not acknowledge it publicly, deep within he is very proud of you. Proud in the way only a father can be of a son that stood up for what he believed was truth. He must also be thankful that your actions more than likely saved his life on several occasions.
    Mostly though, I wanted to thank you. So many times, we here in America are conditioned to believe that all there is in the Middle East are terrorists waiting to behead us. To read a story such as yours gives me hope that one day we can all live in peace and tolerance.
    I feel so sorry that you are now without your family and I can only hope and pray that you are able to make a new family for yourself here in America. You most certainly deserve it!
    I will close with this. Although I feel you’ll probably be uncomfortable with it, I must say that you Mosab, are a hero. You encompass all the ingredients needed to be a hero and that is what you are. Congrats on being granted political asylum.
    So, from this small town American,
    Welcome to the U.S.A!

  7. Mosab, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. Very good and insightful blog entry, but I expect nothing less out of you! I hope you have a very good year. Come speak in Boston soon!

  8. At the time of the conflicts you talked about in your book, I had often wondered how the Israeli intelligence was able to obtain such accurate information on the movements of the Palestinian leaders for Isreal to hit their targets so accurately. Now I know!! You did a great and brave job. The most important thing that happened is your salvation through faith in Christ. Thanks be to our merciful God.

    (ex Muslim)

  9. Sukran for a wonderful book and a courageous and wise mind of you, Mosab! I read your book with tears and joy; how wonderful is our God who called you for His son and cave this task! I pray for you and your family and all sons of Abraham that they would find Yeshua HaMashiah who is the only way into peace in the Middle East and the whole world. May soon be the time, about which the Bible says:”How good and sweet is, when the brothers live in peace together…” God bless and protect you, Mosab!

  10. Hello Mosab, I have just finished reading your book and what a read it was. Having followed all the major news events since the signing of the Oslo accords, my views about this conflict has often shifted based on the analysis and events that continue to surprise all of us.
    What was lacking was a rational voice explaining the real situatuion and dynamics at play in the occupied territories. Your book provided that insight. I want to say a big thank you from Singapore and may the God of Peace continue to work through you to bring his message of peace to a troubled world.

  11. Things change so quickly in the Middle East…one minute there is hope for peace and the next instant a family is brutally murdered in their own home (Udi & Ruth Fogel, March 11, 2011) by what appears to be AlAqsa Martyrs’ Brigade. The Palestinian Authority says it condemns the violence, but their own people give out candy to their own children in celebration of the murders. There is callousness on both sides of the fence. All people are made in the image of God. The murderers must be brought to justice! Benjamin Netanyahu’s response, however, is to build 500 more settlements in the West Bank.
    As a Christian (and I have read your wonderful book), I can only pray and ask God to intervene in the hearts of cruel men who view others as sub-human. I pray for peace. With God all things are possible.

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