Language is exceedingly important. Words are like double-edged swords because they cut both ways. Not only do they “describe” reality but they, with induce a virtual reality. Use a word often enough and it takes on a life of its own through the visual and contextual imagery the words connote.
Last October when the Palestinians began their latest round of terrorist war against Israel, lawmakers from the Joint Arab List participated in mass anti-Israel rallies in major Arab towns. One such rally in Nazareth in mid-October attracted some 2,500 participants. After it ended, some demonstrators started throwing rocks at Jews.