The @NewYorker demonstrates the "superior power of incessantly repeated lies" in review of new Edward Said biography…
@NewYorker Pankaj Mishra echoes Said's misrepresentations of his own past, writing: "In Jerusalem, Said went to St. George’s, a boys’ school for the region’s ruling castes. In Cairo—where his family moved in 1947, shortly before Jewish militias occupied West Jerusalem..."
Said was born in Jerusalem in 1935, but his family home was in Cairo and he spent his childhood there, not in Mandatory Palestine.

They didn't move to Cairo from Palestine in 1947.

Furthermore, there's no evidence Said actually attended St. George's.
Mishra displays his own ignorance of history, describing West Bank & Gaza as "territories seized from Palestinians in 1967."

The former was occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967, & the latter by Egypt.
Before that, like the area that would become the modern state of Israel, they were administered by Britain as part of the Mandate of Palestine.

At no point in history, until the 1990s with the Oslo Accords, were any of these territories under Palestinian Arab control.
Mishra repeats the error by referring to the "creation of the state of Israel—following a U.N. resolution, on Palestinian land."

But as previously explained, the land was not "Palestinian."
Furthermore, the UN partition plan would have divided the Mandate into two states, one Jewish, one Arab.

Palestinian Arab leadership rejected the plan, opting instead to try to destroy the fledgling Jewish state.
The @NewYorker boasts its commitment to "truth and accuracy."

The magazine must forthrightly correct the multiple falsehoods in Pankaj Mishra's piece, putting truth and accuracy before post-colonial narratives.

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