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From Zed Books by the author:

“This rich and magisterial work traces Palestine’s millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history. 

“Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha explores how Palestine and its Palestinian identity have evolved over thousands of years, from the Bronze Age to the present day. Drawing on a rich body of sources and the latest archaeological evidence, Masalha shows how Palestine’s multicultural past has been distorted and mythologised by Biblical lore and the Israel[i]–Palestinian conflict.

“In the process, Masalha reveals that the concept of Palestine, contrary to accepted belief, is not a modern invention or one constructed in opposition to Israel, but rooted firmly in ancient past. Palestine represents the authoritative account of the country’s history.”

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Okay. This means the so-called Palestinians must be rounding up to get 4000 years of history.

Since modern Palestine basically began in 1948, this means they have been there for 71 years and only have 3,929 years left to make an even 4000.

Got it.

The author wrote, “…contrary to accepted belief, [Palestine] is not a modern invention or one constructed in opposition to Israel, but rooted firmly in [the] ancient past.”

You can bet the book is chock full of the usual so-called Palestinian nonsense about Palestinian history. I’ll leave it up to you to purchase and/or read it. Frankly, I won’t waste my money on it.

The simple truth is all of this propaganda is driven by the deep anti-Semitism found in the cold-blooded hearts of these Muslims.

Now, let’s interject some facts in the face of the propaganda Arabs and other Muslim newcomers have sold to the world about that geographical region.

15 Facts About Palestine:

I. Palestine was NOT an Arab nation that the Jews came in and took over after the UN vote in 1947.

A. Great Britain in fact controlled that region of the Middle East until she grew tired of governing the volatile area and asked the UN to decide what to do with it.

B. Before Great Britain won the land in WWI, the Turks had controlled it since the early 1500s. Turks are not Arabs.

C. In fact, Palestine has never been the name of any country!

II. Where did the name come from?

A. The Romans.

B. In an effort to rid Judea of its Jewishness, the Romans renamed the area Filistia (Palestine) in the mid-130s CE. They were tired of pesky Jewish uprisings and so decided to deport the Jews and change the name. The name came from the ancient Philistines (who have no connection to present day Arabs. The Philistines were wiped out in 1200 BCE).*

C. It was a region not a nation. There has never been a president of Palestine (before Arafat), or a government of Palestine. It could be compared to New England, which is a region in America and has no government.

III. The UN Vote did not merely give Israel authority to create a state, but granted to the Arabs living on the West side of the Jordan river to also create an independent country.

A. The Arabs rejected it. They could have had their own nation in 1948, but they said no.

B. The Jews accepted it and on May 14th, 1948 Israel was re-birthed.

C.  The Arabs became part of Jordan.

IV. When the PLO was created Jordan controlled the West Bank.

A. The goal of the PLO was to liberate Palestine. However the West Bank was already in Arab hands.

B. They wanted Israel.

C. In other words, if their goal was to create an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank, they should’ve been fighting Jordan, not Israel.

D. Of course, their goal was Israel’s demise.

V. Before Israel was re-birthed in 1948, any person who lived in that region was considered Palestinian: Arab or Jew. The Jewish newspaper was called the Palestine Post.

A. QUESTIONS:

1. Why would any Jew name his newspaper after another people group?

2. Why would any Jew name his paper after an Arab country?

VI. Jerusalem was the first capital of Israel under King David. It has never been the capital of any other country—Including the fictitious Palestine. It has never (until Israel controlled it) been significant to Arabs.

A. In others words you will not find these words in the Koran, but the Hebrew Scriptures: If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. (Ps. 137: 5-6)

VII. When Israel captured Jerusalem in 1967, it was not from Palestinians, but from Jordan. 

A. Questions:

1. Why didn’t Palestinians demand Jerusalem, when Jordan controlled it (1948-1967)?

2. Why didn’t the Jordanians create an independent Palestinian state with the West Bank? It was certainly in their power? The reason is simple. Jordanians made no distinction between Arabs that lived east of the Jordan and those who lived west of the Jordan. They were all Jordanian.

3. According to the quote at the top of this blog, Jerusalem has always been the capital of Palestine. Did anyone tell the Jordanians?

VIII. Israel had no plans on attacking Jordan during the Six Day War. However, King Hussein believed the false reports from Egyptian President Nasser of Egypt that they were winning the war. King Hussein, in hopes of getting more land, attacked Israel and his troops were driven back over the Jordan River in a matter of days. That is how Israel ended up with Jerusalem in 1967.

IX. There is no language known as Palestinian. They speak Arabic like Jordanians and Syrians and Egyptians.

X. There is no rich Palestinian history. You will not find history books that detail Palestinian culture going back centuries.

XI. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (a nation created by Great Britain 1922), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc. 

XII. Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one-tenth of one percent of the landmass.**

XIII. When the Jewish people began to return to ‘Palestine’ in the late 1800s:

A. The Turks, not the Arabs, controlled it.

B. Every bit of Land was paid for by the returning Jews—nothing was stolen! Even in 1948, the Arab were invited to join the new state. Many did, and they became the most liberated Arabs in the Middle East. However, 600,000-800,000 fled, and of course, Israel.

XIV. Israel was a swamp-infested wasteland that no one, including the Arabs really cared about. Until the Jews returned the land suffered neglect. It was only after the Jews came back and made the land prosperous and fruitful again and developed a nation, that the fictitious Palestinian history was developed.

XV. Religious Significance of Jerusalem

A. Jerusalem or Zion appears nearly ONE THOUSAND times in the Old and New Covenants, whereas it appears in the Koran exactly ZERO times! The last thing that should be noted is that I wrote this to gets the facts out about Palestine.

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*At the time of Christ the Jewish state was ruled by puppet kings of the Romans, the Herods. When the Jews revolted in 66 AD, the Romans destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem (70 AD). The Bar Kokba revolt between 132 and 135 AD was also suppressed, Jericho and Bethlehem were destroyed, and the Jews were barred from Jerusalem. The Roman Emperor Hadrian determined to wipe out the identity of Israel-Judah-Judea. Therefore, he took the name Palastina and imposed it on all the Land of Israel. At the same time, he changed the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina. The Romans killed many Jews and sold many more in slavery. Some of those who survived left the devastated country (and established Jewish communities throughout the Middle East) but there was never a complete abandonment of the Land of Israel. That is, there were always Jews and Jewish communities in Palestine, though the size and conditions of those communities fluctuated greatly. (Palestine Facts, What was the History of Palestine between Biblical Times and the Modern Era)
**Joseph Farar, Myths of the Middle East.

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Extracts from: “Bosnia – Motherland of “Palestinians” by Manfred R. Lehmann and “Palestinians ‘Peoplehood’ Based on a Big Lie” by Eli E. Hertz.

Arab Palestinian nationality (which was officially forged in 1964) is an entity defined by its opposition to Zionism (the Jewish national liberation movement) and not by its national aspirations.

Like a mantra, Arabs repeatedly claim that the Palestinians are a native people of Israel. The concept of a ‘Stateless Palestinian people’ is not based on fact. It is a fabrication! The following is a chronology of an ethnic makeup of so-called Palestinians and their origin.

During Ottoman Empire.

Until the Jews began returning to the Land of Israel in increasing numbers from the late 19th century, the area called Palestine was a God-forsaken backwash that was controlled by the Ottoman Empire.

1880-84 Turkish government settles Muslim Cherkesians refugees in the Golan to ward off Bedouin robbers. Other settlers in the area include Sudanese, Algerians, Kurds…

In 1878, an Ottoman law granted lands in Palestine to the Moslem refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Carmel region, in the Galilee and in the Plain of Sharon and in Caesarea. The refugees were further attracted by l2-year tax exemptions and exemption from military service.

The same colonization policy was also directed toward Moslem refugees from Russia – particularly from the Crimea and the Caucasus. They were Cherkesians and Turkmens – leading to their settling in Abu Gosh, near Jerusalem and in the Golan Heights. Refugees from Algeria and Egypt were also settled in Jaffa, Gaza, Jericho and the Golan.

British Mandate: 1917-1947

1923 Having discovered the Golan lacks oil but that the Mosul area in northern Syria is rich in oil, the British cede the Golan to France in exchange for Mosul. At the same time the Trans-Jordan was ceded from Palestinian mandate as well and Egypt was given control of Sinai, Britain and France gain control of the Suez Canal. (82% of Jewish land was sacrificed in the process!)

In 1934 alone, 30,000 Syrian Arabs from the Hauran moved across the northern frontier into Mandate Palestine, attracted by work in and around the newly built British port and the construction of other infrastructure projects. They even dubbed Haifa Um el-Amal (‘the city of work’).

The Ottoman Turks’ census (1882) recorded only 141,000 Muslims in the Palestinian. The British census in 1922 reported 650,000 Muslims.

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The color green has a number of connotations; environmentally friendly; inexperienced; loaded with cash.

But I’m green with envy.

Why?

I’m jealous of the twitter relationship between blogger Elder of Ziyon and Ray Hanania.

Ray, I thought we were exclusive.

Now I find out that behind my back you are sharing your ignorant, thick-headed rants with some one else.

Notice how I’ve kept my years old promise not to call you stupid?

I miss you Ray. Don’t you follow us anymore?

I miss how you called me a well-known Muslim hater after my second post. Is there any way we can rekindle the flame we had?

It’s comforting to know that your sawdust filled cranium is still unencumbered by facts, logic or common sense.

I’d never stop loving your innocent simplicity if it didn’t condone and support terror, murder and mayhem.

I guess for you the color green is Hamas.

I love you baby, don’t ever change.

Judging Israel against perfection – a Twitter thread with Ray Hanania

 

More from Thick Headed Ray:

 

 

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Now that Egypt has closed its borders, where can a young Palestinian couple from Gaza go for a Honeymoon?

Let’s ask Hamas!

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Here’s a man bites dog story.

Prof. Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi, peace be upon him, is upturning the apple cart as evidenced by the link below.

I salute salutes him and wish him success.

May he go from strength to strength.

Wasatia: The Straight Path from Denormalization to Reconciliation

 

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By Dr. George N. Tzogopoulos

BESA Center Online Debate No. 8, March 22, 2018

Q: Following the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by US President Donald Trump, President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is counting on the EU to support his cause. In his January 2018 meeting with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, he was assured “of the firm commitment of the EU to the two-state solution, with Jerusalem as shared capital of the two states – the State of Israel and the State of Palestine”. However, it remains questionable whether the EU has the necessary gravitas to play a catalytic political role in the peace process. BESA joins the debate by posing the question: Can Mahmoud Abbas achieve anything in Europe?

Respondents: Jonathan Schanzer, Alon Ben-Meir, Roland Freudenstein, Azriel Bermant, and Tsilla Hershco

 Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington DC

Mahmoud Abbas has already gained quite a lot from the Europeans. He has the sympathies of the EU and the support of its Middle East negotiators. This was evident during the Obama years, as European leaders lined up behind the American president as he engaged in a campaign to isolate Israel for its settlement policy in the West Bank. It was also evident throughout Abbas’s stop-and-go “Palestine 194” campaign, during which the aging Palestinian leader sought and gained unofficial recognition of statehood at the General Assembly and a host of other UN agencies.

However, there is a limit to how much leverage Abbas can gain from Europe. This was as true during the Obama years as it is with the new administration. Abbas is learning that now as he courts the Europeans for support amidst an increasingly bitter spat with the White House over Palestinian Authority funding and transparency. The White House has the Palestinians on their heels, and the Europeans simply don’t wield enough power to change that dynamic. The more Abbas looks to the Europeans for help, the more power he is likely to lose. In the end, Washington always trumps Brussels.

Alon Ben-Meir, Professor and Senior Fellow at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute, New York

The relationship between the EU and the PA has by and large been very positive, especially because the EU has been and continues to be the largest financial contributor to the PA. Moreover, the EU has always supported the two-state solution and has been openly critical of the occupation and the Israeli settlements, which it considers a major obstacle to peace.

Due to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Abbas wrongly concluded that the US can no longer be a neutral interlocutor, which flies in the face of the reality that the US is the only country that can exact any meaningful concession from Israel to achieve peace.

Moreover, whereas the EU is sympathetic to the Palestinian stance, it can do very little to change the dynamic of the peace process on its own. Hence, it is unrealistic for the PA to hope that the EU can revive the peace negotiations, particularly because the EU has limited sway over Israel. Abbas’s requests for the European community to recognize the Palestinian state may sway some nations to do so, but that would only harden the Israeli position.

Hence, Abbas’s decision to sidestep the US will simply go nowhere. He will have to come to the table sooner or later knowing that America’s role in the peace process has been, and will continue to be, indispensable.

Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Brussels

Certainly, President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has led many in Europe to side more openly with the Palestinian Authority (PA), if only to spite Trump. In that respect, it made sense for PA leader Mahmoud Abbas to visit Europe in a renewed push to get more EU member states, and maybe the EU as a whole, to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state. Alas, there are still too many in Europe who see the futility of such a recognition in the absence of a peace agreement. Such an agreement would have to include not only two sovereign states, but also comprehensive security guarantees for Israel – after several wars of annihilation waged against it from Palestinian territory as well as from neighboring Arab states.

But if there is no recognition by the whole EU, Abbas asked European leaders, could there be at least an association agreement between the EU and the PA? This again was answered negatively by most EU leaders (with the notable exception of France) precisely because Palestine is not a sovereign state, and the PA is barely in control of the West Bank and certainly not of Gaza under Hamas. So, for the moment, the only thing Abbas might have achieved is a push to increase EU financial assistance to the PA – with the well-known problems of massive corruption and incitement to terrorism which are endemic in the PA. Quite an achievement, Mr. Abbas!

Azriel Bermant, Historian and Lecturer in International Relations at Tel Aviv University and at the Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Author of Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East(2016, Cambridge University Press)

In the wake of President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it is understandable that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would head for Europe to shore up his position.  The Palestinians snubbed US VP Mike Pence during his recent trip to the Middle East, and have declared that the Americans will no longer have an exclusive role to play as a mediator. The Europeans will do what they can to save the two-state solution, and Abbas traveled to Europe well aware that he would receive the red carpet treatment. During his meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Brussels, Abbas pleaded for EU member states to recognize a Palestinian state. Slovenia may be about to do so.

If several EU member states take such a step, this would provide a short-term morale boost for the Palestinian leader. However, EU member states are divided on Israel/Palestine and Mogherini would be well aware that no progress is possible without constructive American leadership. This is in short supply at present. Europe will be unable to improve the prospects for Palestinian independence and drive negotiations forward when the minimal demands of Israelis and Palestinians are unbridgeable and the US president is busy sabotaging his own supposed deal of the century to end the conflict between Israelis and the Palestinians.

Tsilla Hershco, Research Associate, BESA Center, Bar-Ilan University

Over the years, Europe has gradually supported the upgrade of the status of the Palestinian Authority.  For instance, Europe supported Abbas’s unilateral request to grant the Palestinian Authority non-member observer state status at the UN General Assembly (November 2012).  Europe has systematically and one-sidedly condemned Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria as a major factor in undermining the peace process, while ignoring the Palestinians’ incitements and acts of terror as a major factor that led to a deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Recently Europe unequivocally supported Abbas’s denunciation of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

It is reasonable to assume that Europe will continue to provide economic and political support to the Palestinians as this support remains one of the few areas of agreement among the member states, who are divided on numerous major issues such as the common budget, common defense policy, immigration, counter-terrorism, etc. Concurrently, there are still prospects that France’s President Emmanuel Macron will continue to oppose unilateral moves regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Macron’s opposition to unilateral steps is significant due to his growing influence within the EU. In addition, Eastern European countries that maintain close ties with Israel are likely to oppose extreme unilateral moves such as supporting Abbas’s demand for the UN recognition of a Palestinian state.

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US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley explains that a lack of Palestinian leadership is what prevents Peace.

Also see:

Palestinians? What Palestinians?

Who are the Palestinians?

Palestinians Attained ‘Failed State’ Status Even Before it Was Established

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ahed-tamimi

Or maybe you can…..

The snarky looking blonde is Ahed Tamimi, aka Shirley Temper.

She is the poster “child” for so-called oppressed “Palestinian” youth.

Repeatedly used by her terror-tied family, her MO is to accost, harangue and physically harass IDF troops for the sole purpose of eliciting an embarrassing response, all while being recorded on video.

Recently she attacked an Israeli soldier who took her punches and did nothing.

Three days later she was arrested for her actions and now she and her enablers and other anti-Semites are crying foul.

She is currently being used to highlight (and a bill is before the house to condemn Israel) the plight of “Palestinian children” arrested by Israel.

She is at least 16 years old, possibly 17 or 18. Under “Palestinian” law she has reached the age of majority.

Muslims think nothing of making a bride of a 10-year-old.

That’s a full-grown woman, but a 17-year-old arrested by the IDF is a child?

Some of her fellow “children” serving time have been convicted of normal childhood hi-jinks such as arson and murder.

Typical “Palestinian” bullshit.

Another fabrication of “Palestinians” is that the Israelis are white colonial oppressors and they are people of “color”.

The brunette girl in the photo giving Ahed the snake-eye is an Israeli Jew, as is the other police officer on her right, who is also 20 shades darker than his prisoner.

PLEASE CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN TO VOTE AGAINST HR-4391

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New York City Police Shoot Unarmed Muslim Truck Driver

This is what the headlines look like when terror acts like the one that took place in Manhattan are perpetrated in Israel.

In spite of the fact that American news stories refer to truck attacks that have happened in France, Germany and England, the Israelis were the first victims of vehicle attacks.

Add this to the list of “Palestinian” contributions to world culture, along with plane hijackings and  suicide vest bombings.

Somehow different parameters exist when the terrorists call themselves Palestinian and the victims are Jews.

Maybe we need to increase truck regulations.

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Forty-five years ago this week the world received the honor of another “Palestinian” creation.

Arab Muslims labelled Palestinian savagely tortured and murdered eleven Israeli athletes at the Olympic Village in Munich.

Among other pastimes devised by “Palestinians” that have been emulated by Arab Muslims at large are:

Airplane hijackings

School shootings

Suicide/homicide exploding vest attacks

Knife attacks

Car and truck attacks

If only we would give them everything they want the world could be perfect.

Yasir Arafat, the chic magnet

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