The Palestinian Lie: It's the Jews Who Are the Palestinians, not the Arabs
Summary ... Even before the British Mandate, it was the Jews who were known as the Palestinians, not the Arabs. It wasn't until 1964 that the Arabs claimed the name for a non-existent people. Unfortunately, the world chooses ignorance over facts, and so this non-existent people have suddenly became a people, complete with a non-existent history.
The Brits, during their Mandate, always called the Jews "Palestinians" and they called the Land "Palestine". Arabs were simply Arabs and the British made little attempt to maintain a census of which Arab State they came from.(1)
It wasn't until 1964 (before the 1967 Six Days War, when Israel liberated and united Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and Jerusalem) that Egypt (having lost two major wars to the small in number, lightly armed Jews of Israel) created the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization). Shortly afterwards, Yasir Arafat became the Terror Leader of the Century, taking over as head of the PLO.
The Arab League liked the idea of the PLO, an organization for all the mix of Muslim Arabs who had moved from all the surrounding Arab Muslim countries into [the] area of Eretz Yisrael for the work and health benefits the Jews had provided since the 1800s when they began their modern immigration back into their ancestral lands of two thousand years past.
So the Arab League and Arafat wanted to give them an identity. Arafat called them Falastinians, which is Palestinian with an accent [there is no "p" sound in the Arabic language-ed].
In brief, Arafat created a false identity for his non-people. It is an accepted custom that whatever words leave the mouth of an Muslim Arab, no matter how inaccurate or absurd, become [an] instant reality — both to the speaker and those who hear their claims.
So, Jewish Palestinians — long before the Arabs stole the name, had their name erased and stolen by Arab Muslim nations — except for what they make up to suit their needs. Remember the Jews published the Palestine Post newspaper, created and ran the Palestine Banks, etc.
History is irrelevant to Muslim Arabs except for what they make up to press their claims.
Imagine, nations like Great Britain, France, Russia and America who not only document their history but expect all other nations to recognize their documents and claim on history.
But, when it comes to exactitude of Arab Muslim claims and history, they simply accept without challenge — lest they insult the vaunted pride and honor of an Muslim Arab caught in a lie.
Not so the Muslim Arabs. They make up what they wish to make up but, they expect the revisionists of history to go along and accept their claims where and when no truth exists.
Presently, the West is discussing Islam and Muslim terror as if it just occurred recently, on December 25th, or May 1st. However, as desert dwellers, Arab Muslims raided, looted, raped and slaughtered their captives. This was also true whether their captives were "infidels" or Muslims from a different tribe.
"The San Remo Conference decided on April 24, 1920 to assign the Mandate [for Palestine] under the League of Nations to Britain. The terms of the Mandate were also discussed with the United States which was not a member of the League. An agreed text was confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations on July 24, 1922." Their declared purpose was "to establish in Palestine a national home for the Jewish people."
The San Remo Agreement and subsequent ratification by the League of Nations was never revoked and thus is still legally binding.
The killing of Jews by Arab Muslims began long before the official stamp of approval by the League of Nations, and later the United Nations in 1947 for the Jewish people in the Land called Israel on May 14, 1948. But, how quickly the nations accepted the name and false claims made by Yasir Arafat in 1964. How anxious they all were to join the lie that Arafat's Falastinians actually had a past and a history.
The only historical truth in depth was that the Muslim Arabs lived by the sword and terror was their history.
So, here we are today, with Falastinians backed by President Barack Hussein Obama claiming that Jerusalem must be divided and shared by the Jews with a non-people who have no history — let alone any existence or historical claim on Jerusalem as a Capital.
What nation would willingly divide their Capital because others demanded it?
Granted, conquerors don't ask, they just take.
Nations, however, have their own interests and bias which is why the Christian nations of Europe, themselves persecuting Jews, found no difficulty in joining the Arabs against the Jews in the Land of Israel. Keep in mind that the European nations considered Muslims as lowly pagans, not worth of occupying Jerusalem and thus mounted several Christian Crusades from 1095 to 1291 ce to 'rescue' Jerusalem from the Muslims — killing many Jews along their journeys to Jerusalem.
The European nations managed to overcome their aversion to Arab Muslims when it came to pursuing oil and persecuting the Jews of Israel whose capital of Jerusalem was 3,000 years old and eternal.
So, if it means sacrificing little Israel to a pagan people for whatever it brings in profits, oil or whatever, these nations will lie, cheat, steal, betray — all without conscience or feelings of guilt.
The lie is the rule — not the exception.
- From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine by Joan Peters, Harper & Rowe NYC 1984 [return]
[ Emanuel A. Winston, Middle East Analyst & Commentator | Published: May 20, 2010 ]