Goebbels would likely approve what has happened in the days following the modern Shoah, Oct. 7. Since that date, words and meanings have been giddily twisted and manipulated like a rag doll in a madhouse.
Every weekend, everywhere, angry voices — pro-Palestinian, but also pro-Hamas — can be heard on city streets, screaming “from the river to the sea.” The people who use that slogan insist, over and over, that those words are benign, and express no ill-will towards Jews.
And, yes, “from the river to the sea” — from the Jordan River in the East to the Mediterranean Sea in the West — doesn’t explicitly say every inch of “Palestine is for Muslims only, Jews are warmongering Zionist Nazis, and every Muslim has an obligation to wage holy war against them until they are all gone.”
But the Hamas 1988 Charter certainly says that, and plenty more. When he was celebrating the anniversary of said Charter, Hamas’ billionaire leader Khaled Mashaal made clear what “from the river to the sea” means. Said Mashaal: “Palestine is ours, from the river to the sea, and from the south to the north. There will be no concession on any inch of the land.”