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Their Naqba Pleases Me Greatly

I'm sure it's a peace-gun.

Once again, the Naqba is upon us, an event that Snapped Shot always celebrates with extreme delight. And true to form, the entire Arab world seems to be alight with all kinds of fun and festivities! From places as diverse as Pakistan and, shock upon shocks, our new allies in Egypt, we see repeated threats against Israel and her erstwhile ally, the United States -- Which is to say that, we've seen all of this before.

But hey, since when has Snapped Shot shied away from repeating itself, I wonder?

I'll be following along with commentary and links below, so be sure to keep checking back for more exciting scenery!

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Our Newest Allies in Egypt, where Extremists Are A Tiny Minority Of The Population. I think the following caption sums things up nicely:

An Egyptian prays on an Arabic slogan reads "Jerusalem for us, Palestine is an Arabic land " during a protest against Israel's closure of Gaza at Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, in Cairo, Egypt Friday, May 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Very classy. I'm sure these guys would be totally fine with a two-state solution.

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Palestine, as we discussed earlier, is The Traditional Zionist Police State. But alas, never to be discouraged by their Zionist overlords, the trampled-underfoot continue to show their strength in shop class. (Of course, given how much experience they have at manufacturing rockets, I reckon this isn't much of a surprise...)

The AP's reading of history is quite... vague, to say the least. Says them:

A Palestinian boy holds a symbolic key to the house his family left in the 1948 war, as others wear headbands with the Arabic term "We are coming back", during a rally marking the 63rd anniversary of the "Nakba", or "Catastrophe", in Gaza City, Thursday, May 12, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were uprooted in the 1948 war that led to Israel's creation. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

"Hundreds of Palestinians were uprooted?" By what horrible act, I wonder?

For those of you who aren't used to living in the Reality-Based World, here's a brief reading from history that the Associated Press is not honest enough to share with you:

The Arabs who became refugees in 1948 were not expelled by Israel but left on their own to facilitate the destruction of Israel, according to a senior Palestinian journalist writing in a Palestinian daily. This plan to leave Israel was initiated by the Arab states fighting Israel, who promised the people they would be able to return to their homes in a few days once Israel was defeated. The article in Al-Ayyam concludes that these Arab states are responsible for the Arab refugee problem.

That certainly paints a more detailed picture than the AP does. Gee, why could that be?

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Pakistan may still be reeling from the loss of the renowned Islamic scholar Osama bin Laden, but that doesn't mean they've forgotten about the (pre-scripted) plight of their Palestinian brothers!

Along with our (symbolic) gun-toter above, we notice that they still have what it takes to burn stuff and put together the usual awesome posters. But it doesn't look like very many of them bothered to show up -- Guess Palestine is lower on the scale of importance than Sheik bin Laden, eh?

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Will have more coverage as we go - Stay tuned!

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Oops, scratch that last one. Didn't notice, but that photo was last year's Tolerance Award Winner.

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I challenge you to find a door big enough to fit this key. Again, five stars for shop class excellence, zero stars for History Comprehension 101.

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Things in Lebanon seem pretty quiet so far, other than the amusing "symbolic" bundles. Those sure look like real bundles to me!

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(These are only the warm-ups, incidentally. The real Naqba will be celebrated this Sunday, the 15th of May. I'll most likely be bringing you a whole lot of updates Sunday night through Monday morning, so please do stay tuned!)

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