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The Palestinian nation was invented

The “Palestinian nation” is a recent invention – a tactic in the larger Arab war on Israel. It was invented to appeal to western leftists and the like. It succeeded.

Let us be clear what we mean:

  1. We do not deny that a region called “Palestine” has long existed.
  2. We do not deny the long-time existence of Arab Muslim and Arab Christian peoples in this region.

The claim rather is that:

  1. The term “The Palestinians” to refer to the Arabs of Palestine was invented in the 1960s. This is true, and can be proven. And this is important, because the concept of “The Palestinians” was basically invented in the 1960s.

Before the 1940s – Jews, Christians and Muslims

Before the 1940s, a mixture of Jews, Christians and Muslims lived in the region of Palestine. And Jews were not everywhere a minority.

  • Tour of the Holy Land in 1695 shows no Islamic nation at all. “Most of the land was empty, desolate, and the inhabitants few in number and mostly concentrated in the towns of Jerusalem, Acco, Tzfat, Jaffa, Tiberius and Gaza. Most of the inhabitants were Jews and the rest Christians. There were few Muslims, mostly nomad Bedouins. … In the Galilee capital, Nazareth, lived approximately 700 Christians and in Jerusalem approximately 5000 people, mostly Jews and some Christians. … In Gaza for example, lived approximately 550 people, 50 percent Jews and the rest mostly Christians.”
  • British Mandate for Palestine 1920-1948

Israel-haters talk as if the Jews are a recent arrival in the region.
The entry for JERUSALEM in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica shows a different story.
Jerusalem in 1905 was 67 percent Jewish, 22 percent Christian, 12 percent Muslim.
(Adds to over 100 due to rounding.)

The entry for PALESTINE in the 1911 Encyclopædia notes that it is not a country but rather an inexactly-defined region.

The entry for NAZARETH in the 1911 Encyclopædia shows it was majority Christian.
It is now majority Muslim.

The Middle East in 1914.
Israel is just a region in the Ottoman Empire.
There is no country called “Palestine”.
From here.

Flags of the World book in 1939.
Note the Jewish nature of the flag for the British Mandate for Palestine.

1940s to 1960s – The Arab-Israeli conflict

  • In the 1940s to 1960s, Israel’s struggle with its enemies was labelled as The Arab-Israeli conflict, not as The Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Writings almost never referred to Israel’s enemies as the Palestinians. The word barely existed. Israel’s enemies were the Arabs.
  • Before 1967, why were there were no demands for a “Palestinian” state in the West Bank and Gaza?
    • Jordanian rule over the West Bank 1948 to 1967. Under Jordanian rule, there were no demands for a “Palestinian” state in the West Bank. Why not?
    • Egyptian rule over Gaza 1948 to 1967. Under Egyptian rule, there were no demands for a “Palestinian” state in Gaza. Why not?
    • The answer is because the “Palestinians” don’t really care about a “Palestinian” state. They never have.
  • Bruce Thornton, Dec 2011: “The truly “ignorant,” however, are those who have bought the “Palestinian homeland” propaganda. Where was all this talk about a homeland for the Palestinians in 1948, when the Arab armies invaded Israel? Their aim was not to create a Palestinian state, but rather to carve up the rest of British Mandatory Palestine … “Abdullah [ruler of Transjordan] was to swallow up the central hill regions of Palestine . . . The Egyptians would get the Negev. The Galilee would go to Syria, except that the coastal part as far as Acre would be added to the Lebanon.” Until 1967, the so-called “West Bank” was part of Jordan, but none of the Arab nations agitated for the creation of a Palestinian state. The “Palestinian homeland” became a tactical weapon after violence failed to achieve the real aim, the destruction of Israel.”
  • Who Really Cares About the Palestinians? by Mitchell Bard, 19 Feb 2013. On the Arab world’s indifference to the oppression, expulsion and slaughter of Palestinians if it cannot be blamed on the Jews. And the Arab world’s indifference to a Palestinian state before 1967.

New York Times in 1948.
At this point, the Israelis were referred to as the Jews of “Palestine”.
Israel’s local Muslim enemies were just called the “Arabs”.
The name “Palestinians” was only invented later.

Danny Ayalon say’s how the West Bank is not “occupied” territory.
Rather it is disputed territory, like many other places in the world.
It did not belong previously to a country called “Palestine”.
Rather it belonged to Jordan, an aggressor state whose claim on it was itself dubious.

1960s on – The Israeli-“Palestinian” conflict

  • Robert Spencer, 9 Dec 2011, sums it up: “The Palestinian nation was invented as a tool of the jihad against Israel. Instead of tiny Israel surrounded by huge and hostile Arab states, the picture suddenly changed to the powerful Israeli war machine victimizing an even tinier people.”
  • PLO leader Zuheir Mohsen tells the truth in 1977 about the invention of “Palestine” as part of the struggle against Israel: “The Palestinian people does not exist. … In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan … cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”
  • David Pryce-Jones, Dec 2013, reviews State Of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State (2013) by Jonathan Schanzer. David Pryce-Jones says: “The thrust of his book is that Palestine is neither a country nor a state, but only a cause with the one-track purpose of getting rid of the Jews. By definition, a cause is not open to negotiation and compromise but has to be satisfied by absolute victory. A Palestinian ruler who struck a genuine bargain with Jews could expect to lose power and probably his life as well, as Anwar Sadat did. Yasser Arafat .. had the chance to transform Palestine into a state and a country but decided instead that the rewards from organising a cause would be greater.”
  • Arafat did not want a Palestinian state:
    • The Oslo Accords 1993.
    • Terrorist leader Yasser Arafat was given every opportunity to set up a functioning Palestinian state. But he refused to do so. He had no interest in such a thing.
    • The Intifada 2000. Arafat’s ultimate reply.
  • Hamas do not want a Palestinian state:
    • Israeli withdrawal from Gaza 2005.
    • Hamas now had a chance to ignore Israel and set up a functioning Palestinian state in Gaza. But of course they refused to do so.They have no interest in such a thing.
    • The Gaza wars in 2008 onwards are their reply.

Anti-Israel Arab nationalist Christian Azmi Bishara in a pre-1996 video.
Translation“Well, I dont think there is a Palestinian nation at all. I think there is an Arab nation. I always thought so and I did not change my mind. I do not think there is a Palestinian nation … When were there any Palestinians? Where did it come from? I think there is an Arab nation. I never turned to be a Palestinian nationalist, despite my decisive struggle against the occupation. I think that until the end of the 19th century, Palestine was the south of Greater Syria.”

The imaginary country called “Palestine”

  • How many millions of people around the world vaguely think that the occupied territories used to be part of a country called “Palestine”?
  • In reality, of course, they were previously part of Egypt and Jordan (or to be precise, previously occupied by Egypt and Jordan).
  • This country called “Palestine” has never existed.
  • Lefties are so invested in their concept of a “country” called “Palestine” that they get furious when you question it:
    • I calmly point out to Irish leftie “Auntie Dote” that her map showing “Palestinian land” is: “Fake history. No such concept as “Palestinians” before 1960s.” She responds: “Wrong. Fail. Bye.” and blocks me!

The State of “Palestine” Quiz.
From Dry Bones.

Another version.
I love number 6!

The word “Palestinian” was invented in the 1960s.
This is a search on Google Books Ngram Viewer for the count of various words in scanned Google Books in 1900 to 2000.
It shows Israelites, Armenians, Kurds, Assyrians, Chaldeans and Samaritans as all ancient names, but Palestinians as a 1960s invention.

The region of “Palestine” existed.
The concept of the “Arabs” existed.
The concept of the “Palestinians” did not exist, before the 1960s.
From search of words in Google Books in 1800 to 2000.


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His leadership and television interviews have gone trough out the world Uriel has done close to 500 interviews in Israel Jerusalem, and many more to come our main goal is to educate the world about Israel and its right to protect herself from any form of terrorism .Israel is facing many challenges and dangers, and has been for a very long time. There is, an unprecedented propaganda campaign initiated by the Arab League to demonize, to discredit and delegitimize the Jewish people and its state, in its own land!. In order to achieve their goals, the Arabs have for more than 30 years resorted to a deliberate misinformation campaign.This propaganda campaign by the Arab League - both in their own countries and for the last three decades exported to Europe and North America - has caused to Israel what would seem irreparable damage and indeed, it was the main culprit in the reawakening of dormant European anti-Semitism Israel has suffered many terror attacks from terrorist .Israel should not bow down to any pressure imposed by the USA the EU. the Quartet nor the UN The current Obama administration continues to work behind the scenes by using John Kerry and others to fulfill their hidden agenda as I call it. The Obama administration is trying to force Israel to give up more land for false peace as we have seen in the past .Judea and Samaria and possibly the Jordan Valley are at the negotiating table and if the so called Palestinians obtain Judea and Samaria and possibly the Jordan Valley, Givat Haroe'eh in the Samaria community of Eli, Ramat Gilad and Giv'at Assaf (also in Samaria), and Mitzpeh Lachish, near Nehogot, outside Hevron. they can easily rain down rockets towards any city within Israel and Israel will be left without defensible borders . We say no land for false peace as we have seen in the past. Barrack Hussein Obama has a hidden agenda against Israel. Israel will face many difficult days ahead See Psalms 83' as we have seen what happened with Gush Katif were almost 9,000 Jews were forced out of their own Jewish land due to US pressure , now Bet El Almuna and Migron and Judea and Samaria face the same consequence .More than 17,000 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel over 11,000, just to Sderot by Islamist extremist who want the total destruction of my people Israel. Hamas terrorist who are supported by Iran and now Hamas has joined hands with Fatah.Iran Lebanon Hezbollah Syria want the total destruction of Israel and now Al Qaeda and ISIS who are operating in Syria Egypt and the Sinai Desert will do anything in their power to destroy my people Israel and all Jews. The Moslem/ Arabs in that area started calling themselves “Palestinians” nearly 40 years ago. “Palestinian” refers to people who live in Palestine: Arabs (“Arabic speaking peoples”), Bedouins, Druze, Christians, and Jews. No people or nation ever ruled as a sovereign national entity on this land there is no Palestinian language or culture in past history. Palestine, as a country does not presently exist. No Arab nation has their historical roots on the land and no one have cl...aim to this territory other than the Jews. The Jewish rule of this land extended over a period of over 2000 years. Israel became a nation in the land in 1312 BC. God gave them the land in a covenant (Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20) and they lived there See Quote from Quran', Death to the enemies of Allah Those that make war against Allah and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land. They shall be held up to shame in this world and sternly punished in the hereafter: except those that repent before you reduce them. For you must know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.Al-Maidah The Table 5:33-34 This is what radical Islam say's about us Jews' "The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim). Judea and Samaria also faces many challenges in the days to come as Abbu Massen will try to pressure the entire world and US President Barrack Hussein Obama the EU and the Quartet into giving more land for false peace we saw what happened after the Oslo Accords were signed more terror against Israel . Abbu Massen the PA. leader approached the United Nations this past November 2012 and has ask them to declare them a recognized nation within Israel known borders. The time has come to tell the entire world the real truth about the enemies of Israel .We speak on the Quran with a Power Point with videos. We have spoken on CNN TV and radio stations on the current issues of Israel, Uriel has a heart for his people Israel and will continue to inform the entire world the real truth as many News Media trough out the world are anti-Semitic and won't tell you the real truth. Born in the USA lives in Israel Jerusalem knows karate and Boxing played semi pro baseball married to Efrat and we have two children a girl and a son all three of them are born in Jerusalem . 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