We often hear the term, “pol”, bandied about, as if it has a pejorative meaning we can all ascribe to a singular characteristic, described as… What, exactly? Nobody seems to really know. The best I can come up with is that it refers to someone, or something, classified as being “politically incorrect”, whose own meaning, itself, refers to activities and terminology considered unpopular among the perceived consenting majority opinion of people worldwide. But, this in itself, becomes morally relative (or, “moral relativism”), another term created, in itself, to deem that all viewpoints should hold equal merit and which solely differ based on perceived viewpoints from individual perspective. It’s true to a minorly superficial degree, but in the final analysis, it is a fallacy.
Such is the situation in the Arab-Israeli conflict, with those on the left, who support the Arab cause, decrying an Israeli attack to destroy a rocket-launcher used by Arabs to lob missiles at Israeli Jews inside Israel, despite when prior Israeli warnings to evacuate the area (etc.) go unheeded and civilians placed in harms way, by the Arabs who have hidden the war machine inside Arab civilian populations, are unintentionally harmed by these Arab actions.
Are these Canaanites of old who held the land before the Israelites? No. Are they Jebusites, or Amorites or Hittites? No. They claim to be “Palestinian”, based on the name given to Judah/Israel by the Roman occupation of Israel in the first century of the Common Era (A.D.), which reflected Israel’s old arch-enemies, the Falastin, who were first mentioned being THEN in the land during the time of King David (Jewish history does not start with King David — it begins many centuries earlier, with Abraham and family leaving Ur and settling in Canaan, which becomes renamed and is known for the land and people-hood based on Jacob’s struggle with G-d, the Hebrew translation of this struggle being “Yisra-” (struggle with) “El” (a name for G-d) — “Israel”.).
If the so-called “Palestinians” could show actual proof of their assertions, rather than just to start claiming themselves, sometime in the latter half of the twentieth century or so, to be the people of an enemy tribe found in our book, then I’d consider the merit of the claim. Even if that were the case, and somehow the vanquished/assimilated Falastin suddenly popped back to life after a noted absence of several thousand years, they would still lose the right to hold Israel, at all. They only were located in the small areas around Gaza, anyways. They did not have the land, even then, where Israel has been situated for thousands of years. And Israel then ruled that land for thousands of years. It is only by Israeli kindness that they are even being allowed to try to have their own autonomy there. Anyways, G-d gave Israel the land.
Despite what some might say, it is not guaranteed a final determination, nor should it be. They lost that war, as they did the ones during the twentieth centuries, when they chose to support the losing side and sided with Communism and Fascism, as well as with Hitler — subsequently losing the Turkish/Ottoman hold over Israel, which had seen a couple-hundred of years periods given over to various loosely-Arab-based or confederate others of non-Jewish origin.
The victors, who were not the Arabs, won. But, the Arabs don’t see it like that. This is what I mean by moral relativity. They think that every square inch of land once ruled over by Arabs then always belongs to Arabs. I guess it’s the same with Israel, but we have only the one, small, greatly truncated space — the Arabs have like 22 countries; the Muslims, overall, have like 57. They have room to spare. They could even find room, somewhere, amidst all that land, for the so-called “Palestinian” “refugees”, if they were really the purported humanitarians they pretend themselves to be.
But, this is the meaning, at least one of them, which is given to so-called internet “trolls”; those who purposely agitate others for their own personal gains or who pretend to beneficence with malevolent purposes as their true bearing, luring people with pretense by advocating beliefs they really wish to change, etc.
But, the Jews have been there all along, documenting our history, even since our so-termed “exile” began, with its dispersions among the nations. We have all our history, and how it has related to others, written down. While we might have specific problems in recent times documenting individual lineage, due to devastation and wholesale murder of our population, our Jewish people can trace the millenia from the Patriarchs on forward, and its various routes and detours placed along its various paths.
There aren’t so many written sources from the Arab worlds. Those that do exist attest to the House of David. Others contain discrepancies in their own timelines, calling into question the overall veracity of the history of the peoples they purport to represent. But, for most, like the “Palestinians”, they only exist by mention in a Jewish source.
And with the last rhyming term in the title, we come to “polls”. Polls are a measurement taken of public opinion. They are supposed to be conducted in a fashion to eliminate bias of the polling conductors, in the same way that statistical or medical data is compiled to represent results of a population surveyed. Generally, the population is supposed to be representative of the general population-at-large. Therefore, a wide enough sampling of varied individuals, or a control group, against which to base results, needs to be set. Sometimes, this can be manipulated to reflect a closer ideal, if one with an agenda is directing the results. This is not supposed to happen, but it does.
The same can be said for statistics. Nowadays, the same set of results can be shown to bias both sides and favor each, at the same time. Information can be extracted and applied out-of-context to represent something other than that to which the documentation actually refers. And, here, is where I must insist that I have seen polls with leading questions unfavorable to Israel being presented as gospel fact, when they clearly, in my opinion, represent wishful perpetration of a narrative presented by its pollster, John Zogby, of Zogby Analytics (other polling Zogby business models are: Zogby International, Zogby Research Services, etc.).
John Zogby will be appearing at the Yalla 2016 Conference as a key speaker, presenting such topics as: “The Foreign Policy Issues We Must Elevate”. Being that the itinerary is listed on the website of the Arab American Institute, whose denial of Israeli sovereignty over its own land of Israel is implicit in its web pages calling the Israeli sovereignty an “occupation” and demanding the creation of an Arab state from its midsts, seems to indicate, most specifically, what the political goals of this non-profit organization are. The fact that John Zogby wants to promote such political viewpoints runs counter to the supposed non-bias he is supposed to maintain in his polls and sampling methodology, given that his polls are used extensively by the agency.
The additional Arab demand that a separate “Palestinian” state be created directly from Jewish Israeli land, like the creation of woman from the side of man, rather than being formulated instead from one of the Arab countries, where similar language, and culture, and people reside, indicates the clear-cut political agenda that the Zogby’s follow.
Yet still, his polls indicate his obvious bias. You are not supposed to cull out the response you wish to attain with selection of specific individuals who would give such viewpoints in a poll. Some winnowing is, of course, essential, say — when determining buying habits of 18-34 year olds. Zogby’s views, as a pollster, are not supposed to express any viewpoints. Yet they do, because he makes polls about Muslims, and Arabs, and Israel, and Arabs in the U.S. I have discerned leading questions unfavorable to Israel in the makeup of such of his polls in previous years. Did I save them? No. I just noted them in my head.
Does the fact that his polls are mostly selected of Arab, Muslim, and its actions on the Arab community affected by Israeli or American policy to Arabs, relevant? Indeed. Should there be such close affiliation to a non-profit organization, such as the Arab American Institute, when Zogby is a commercial enterprise? Should the non-profit money of the Arab American Institute go toward all these polls, when, in reality, the money is only passing through the agency, headed by his brother, from one Zogby to another?
Additional topics on the itinerary show that he will also speak on: “‘A Plan That Will Work’ and ‘a Look at the 2016 Political Landscape'” — not exactly broad-based subjects, given that it is SPECIFICALLY political, and more-specifically one-sided to promote Arab interests. The entire itinerary is listed on the Arab American Institute website, founded by James Zogby, his brother, and its President.
Do you see the inter-relatedness between the promotion of political Arab interests to wrest land from Israel, to pass money from a non-profit agency toward the services of your brother in utilizing all those Arab/Muslim-specific and/or related polls, via the nepotism of your brother, and in trying to influence political opinion by this non-profit agency in skirting tax laws granted to non-profits solely on the basis of their being apolitical in nature, and in selecting a biased poll-operator, both in Arab favoritism and familial closeness (a brother)?
So, one Zogby can claim something, and the other one will back him up — you know, statistics and all. And then, there’s always enforcement. Could it be that police sargeant, Carl Zogby, a detective and spokesman with the Hialeah Police Department, is related? That, I don’t know. I have a kindof popular name, but I’m not necessarily related to others with my last name.
Meanwhile, a multitude of terrorists have lived in South Florida, not far from Hialeah, which is a Hispano-centric suburb outside Miami and closer toward Broward County. Jose Padilla, one of the first terrorists, a Hispanic convert to Islam in Broward County jail, lived in Plantation, a western suburb between Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Some of the 9/11 terrorists lived in Hollywood, whose city is presently run by an Arab man, and Delray Beach, both in southern Florida. A gun used in the Paris, France terror attacks was traced back to the Century Arms gun store (recently advertising for a clerical person to handle administrative details) located across the street from a sheriff’s substation in Delray Beach. And the recent terrorist plot to blow up a Jewish synagogue with people in attendance at prayer involved an Aventura, south Florida location. There were the Florida associations with professor Sami Al-Arian as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation accusations. Terror beneath the palms.
James Zogby, the founder and President of the Arab American Institute, and an Arab-American, is today being reported by the Jewish Press as having been instrumental in the support of Ziad Abu Eain, who was charged and jailed with placing a bomb nearby to an Israeli restaurant, which killed a couple of Israeli children, as well as maiming and injuring other Jewish Israelis. This is something which happened awhile ago, but it is a reminder to us of where James Zogby, and his Arab American Institute stand.
Why do we need to know this? Because, just recently, James Zogby has been chosen by the Jewish Democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders, to help write the platform for the Democratic party to follow. Yes, issues pertaining to national security and the well-being and security of Jews in Israel, will now be formulated by an Arab sympathizer to terrorists. Does this not totally represent what is wrong with the leftist viewpoint, self-hating Jews, and the no-longer-Democratic party?
I’d noticed the polling results a long time ago. I didn’t know how to write about just that. With the importance of the elections, and the importance of Zogby’s views in support of terror, I think now is the perfect opportunity to welcome you to Middle East conflict.
Flatow, Stephen. ” The Terrorist Defender and the Democrats’ Platform”; The Jewish Press.com, June 3, 2016:http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-terrorist-defender-and-the-democrats-platform/2016/06/03/