Several years ago I stood before an unfriendly audience in Olympia, WA …mic in hand asking the following questions:
- Please name for me the ancient kings and queens of the Palestinian People
- Please name for me the archeological and scientific contributions of an historical Palestinian People
- Please name for me the academic and governmental institutions of the Palestinian People of say, the last 1500 years
- Please name for the ancient wars, victories or defeats of an historical Palestinian People
- Please recite for me any historical civic, literary or medical contributions offered by renowned Palestinians, male or female
I dropped the mic and walked away. Coming from a black dude who knows no such people exist the following articles succinctly, shares this truth. It is abhorrent to me knowing the lies concerning the Palestinian people prevail!
Here is an excellent article by Peter Baum exposing the mythical existence of the Arabs who now call themselves Palestinians.
Below Peter Baum’s essay is my earlier article titled, The Counterfeit Arabs, first published in 2015 in Israel National News.
As Mr. Baum writes, “Let us be totally clear and reiterate, there has never been and never was, a race, a tribe, a people, nor a culture at any period in history known as the ‘Palestinians’ indigenous to the land they now claim.”
I hope both articles help end the Palestinian myth once and for all and replace it with historical and insurmountable facts of the millennial Biblical and post-Biblical Jewish ancestry in the Land of Israel.
The Palestinian myth explained and analyzed
Are Palestinian historical claims to the geography a lie? Read and decide for yourself.
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”. (Sir Walter Scott)
Lies, fiction, false narrative and mythology if told often enough by those with a far-reaching public profile and unconditionally supported by a willing and compliant media create the conditions whereby the uninformed and biased believe in fiction.
Exposing the mythical narrative and the lies to seek the truth will make unpalatable reading for the enemies of the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel. As a political researcher, activist and Middle East editor of Blitz, this esteemed publication, all I can ask of our readers is to comprehend, check and challenge the content of this article. And thereafter decide for yourselves.
How is it possible that the facts have been constantly ignored allowing the fiction to spread unchecked, unchallenged, and multiply? I shall challenge and expose the myths and divorce the lies from the facts. The truth will astound the ignorant and the bigots.
Are Palestinian historical claims to the geography a lie?
Historical evidence is in abundance from travelers, pilgrims, researchers, historians and writers who described and recorded their visits over hundreds of years to the land currently claimed by Palestinian Arabs. Paradoxically a people called Palestinians were never identified within any of those testimonies. Not one scribe through the centuries referred to the existence of an indigenous group called Palestinians. Perhaps they somehow all forgot, connived, determined and decided to purposely ignore and erase from their research those identifying as Palestinians. All however certainly described the existence of Jews in numerous locations, towns and villages such as Shechem, Hevron, Haifa, Safed ,Caesarea, Gaza (yes Gaza), Ramleh, Sidon, Galilee, Kfar Alma and Jerusalem as just a few of many examples of Jewish culture and historical existence.
Even Napoleon recognized the land as belonging to the Jews without any record or recognition of a Palestinian Arab claim or existence. A few of the many travelling researchers are herewith listed with a selection of their books spanning the period between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries. None make any reference to a group , a race, a people, a tribe , a nation nor a culture referred to as indigenous Palestinian or Filastinian , the Arabic pronunciation.
Siebald Rieter, 1426 -1488, Maps to Jerusalem
Bernhard von Breydenbach, 1440 – 1497, Pilgrimage
Felix Fabri, 1451 – 1502, Pilgrim and Preacher
Martin Kabatnik, 1428 – 1503, From Jerusalem to Cairo
Arnold van Harff , 1471 – 1505 , The Pilgrimage,
Father Michael Naud, died circa 1674, The Jerusalem Connection
John Bowles, 1701 – 1779, The Twelve Tribes Map
Edward Robinson, 1794 -1863, Biblical Research
Sir George Gawler, 1795 -1869, Syria and Its Near Prospects
Alphonse de Lamartine, 1790 – 1869, From Marseilles to Jerusalem
Sir George Adam Smith, 1856 – 1942 Jerusalem.
Even the contemporary James A Parker, 1924 – 2001 in his History of the Arab World never mentioned the existence of the Palestinian people in his research of the area spanning the seventh and eighth century.
During the first half century after the Arab conquest, 670 – 740 CE, the caliph and governors of Syria and the Holy Land ruled entirely over Jewish and Christian subjects. Apart from the Bedouin there were no Arabs west of the Jordan”.
How can it be that all these respected researchers to the geography, claimed from time immemorial by the Palestinian Arabs, and the other itinerant scribes listed below, never recorded, witnessed nor identified the Palestinians who currently claim their roots to the area for millennia? It is simply because the Palestinians never existed as a race, people, tribe nor culture.
Today’s ‘Palestinians ‘ are immigrants who came to the geographical area for the economic benefits brought about by Zionism and the Jewish pioneers from the late 19th century as we shall verify beyond reasonable doubt.
Let us be totally clear and reiterate, there has never been and never was, a race, a tribe, a people, nor a culture at any period in history known as the ‘Palestinians’ indigenous to the land they now claim. Only since 1964 enemies of the Jewish State of Israel have perpetrated this myth. During the previous centuries, no travelers writing about their exploits ever identified the ‘Palestinians’. They are a myth that have morphed into fact promoted by bigots, intellectual incompetents, and racists.
Fake news has assisted in facilitating the anthropological miracle of the Palestinian who falsely lay claim to the Land of The Jewish People. Let’s explore this further by sheer common sense if historical verification as explained above is insufficient proof of the non-existent Palestinian.
What is the mother tongue of the indigenous ‘Palestinian’ we ask? Naturally without hesitation the answer is Arabic easily verified by numerous sources. It is an absolute and indisputable fact. The Palestinian Charters are in Arabic, the school curriculum is in Arabic and the daily papers are in Arabic. However, to a disciplined researcher such as myself therein lies a paradox which unfortunately exposes further unpalatable facts for both the ‘Palestinians’ and their supporters.
There is no sound for the letter ‘P’ for Palestinian in Arabic. Just take that in for a moment and mentally process what I have written. There is no sound for ‘P’ in Arabic. Palestinian is simply the English language adjective and bastardisation of the Latin word for the geographical area Hadrian named “Palaestina” in the second century AD. Naming the area Palaestina was his way of further humiliating the defeated Jews having previously annihilated their revolt and uprising against the Roman invasion. Renaming the area from Judea to Palaestina after the ancient foes of the Jewish people, the Philistines, was the ultimate humiliation. There are two dictionary definitions of the word Philistine one being uncultured, uncouth heathen the other being ’extinct people from the Greek islands’.
You will note that there was no ‘Palestinian’ uprising or ‘Palestinian’ claims to Jerusalem against the Romans, only a Jewish fight for their indigenous lands. Thus, it is from the term Philistines that the name Palestine derives and both Philistines and Palestinians have the commonality of being invaders, the former from the Greek Islands, the latter from surrounding Arab countries. The very definition of their name has nothing whatsoever to do with ethnicity but is simply a descriptive application linked to the geography. Furthermore, and unsurprisingly the origination of the name Philistine derives from the Hebrew ”Peleshet” meaning invaders or penetrators.
Is it not therefore an absurd irony that today’s Palestinian Arabs call themselves after extinct Greek, seafaring invaders or uncultured, uncouth heathens? Why would any people, tribe or race accept, indeed be proud of such negative descriptions? The former immediately debunks their very existence and the latter is not the kind of description to take pride in.
Even more imbecilic, why call themselves a name they cannot pronounce in their mother tongue? An English word derived from Hebrew, describing Greeks, then translated into Latin without any Arabic derivation and with such offensive definitions to their, albeit false history and culture.
No, no, shout the offended Palestinians, we are called Filastinians, that is the Arabic word for us. Oh really, this disciplined researcher retorts in astonishment. But ‘Filastine’ is simply the Arab pronunciation of Philistine and therefore apart from one letter to conform with Arabic vocalization the Filastinians are still naming themselves after extinct Greek sailors or uncouth, uncultured heathens – and in Queen’s English. You really couldn’t make it up, it’s Monty Pythonesque – that was a British comedy mocking absurd situations which were themselves exaggerated.
Further investigation is surely necessary as it is patently imbecilic that supposedly, indigenous peoples should be satisfied with such negative and offensive definitions debunking all claims of indigenous ethnicity. So, we research into the Filastinian historical archives in the expectation of discovering a people or persons who identified as indigenous Filastinian leaders or a war, battle or conflict fought by indigenous Filastinians against any domestic or foreign invaders throughput the centuries of warfare in their apparent homeland in an attempt to recapture their cherished Jerusalem.
Maybe we will find archaeological evidence of a Filastinian currency, town or city; maybe an historical construct originated and built by indigenous Filastinians and the name of the Filastinian architect. If the Filastinians are indigenous then history and evidence must surely reveal the name of anyone, just one historical Filastinian King, Queen, Prince, Princess, President, Imam, Leader, Warrior, Apothecary, Writer, Poet, Scribe, Soldier, Sailor, Tinker, Tailor, Butcher, Baker or Candlestick maker.
Alas, there is no such evidence to be found of any race, culture, or people. Other noted travelers to the area , listed here such as Edward Webbe, 1553 – 1590 , Adrian Reland 1676 – 1718 , Count Constantine Francois Volney 1757 – 1820 , William Thackeray, 1811 – 1863 , Gustav Flaubert , 1821 – 1880 , James Finn 1806 – 1872 , Mark Twain , 1835 – 1910 , and B.W. Johnson, 1833 – 1894 , never recorded , discovered nor wrote of the indigenous Palestinians or Filastinians. These itinerant scribes did not write about them nor the villages they supposedly inhabited because they never existed.
And there is a reason for their nonexistence, and it is simply because they are a recent construct invented by those political organizations and Arab countries who sought to eliminate the Jewish State of Israel and deconstruct the geographical area after 1948. And what is equally astounding is that the fiction has morphed into fact. The anthropological miracle we know today as Palestinians have revised history so that a non-existent people have existed apparently since time immemorial.
Peter Baum, Editor (International Political Affairs) at Blitz is a research-scholar, who writes extensively on Israel, Holocaust, Zionism, Middle East, Anti-Semitism, and other issues and worked for four decades in the International Financial Markets specializing in the Capital Market. He held directorships at large International Financial Institutions and is a member of the Institute of Directors. After retirement he spends his time as a political researcher, activist and columnist. In addition to his engagement with Blitz, he has also been writing for the Gatestone Institute, Conservative Woman and Decisive Liberty and has appeared numerous times on TV and radio mainly talking about Israel and the Middle East. He was a good friend of British MP Sir David Amess who was stabbed to death by a Muslim last October.
Reposted with author’s permission from The Blitz.
The Counterfeit Arabs
There is no such thing as a Palestinian people; no such thing as a Palestinian history; and no Palestinian language exists. There has never been any independent, sovereign Palestinian state in recorded history.
What you can find are coins, pottery, ancient scrolls, all providing conclusive, empirical, and millennial evidence of Jewish civilization dotting the land known correctly as Israel – not Palestine.
They are the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians. They are indistinguishable from those Arabs who live in the surrounding artificial states such as Iraq, Jordan, Saudi-Arabia, or the other entities throughout the Middle East created by the colonial powers, France and Britain. Both powers were victorious after the Ottoman Turkish Empire lay defeated at the end of World War I.
Both European powers carved artificial borders across the corpse of what had been Turkey’s empire in the Middle East, and both France and Britain have left a resulting legacy of war and violence ever since. One such territory, previously occupied by Ottoman Turkey for 400 years, was the geographical entity known sometimes as Palestine.
But there is no such thing as a Palestinian people; no such thing as a Palestinian history; and no Palestinian language exists. There has never been any independent, sovereign Palestinian state in all of recorded history – let alone an Arab independent state of Palestine.
You will search in vain for Palestinian Arab coinage or Palestinian Arab archaeological artefacts specifically related to any Palestinian Arab king or ancient leader. But what you will find are coins, pottery, ancient scrolls, all providing conclusive, empirical and millennial evidence of Jewish civilization dotting the land known correctly as Israel – not Palestine.
The present-day so-called “Palestinians” are an Arab people sharing an overwhelmingly Muslim Arab culture, ethnicity and language identical to their fellow Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, with few if any distinctions.
Yasser Arafat, the arch-terrorist, who imposed himself undemocratically upon the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, was fond of repeating the absurd myth that Palestinian Arabs were descended from the Canaanites and the Philistines. He also claimed Jesus and Adam were ‘Palestinians.’ As we know, the bigger the lie, the bigger the number of people will believe it. And Arafat twisted history and reality to disinherit the indigenous native people of the land: the Jews.
Canaanites, without doubt, were the first known inhabitants of the Land of Israel before the first Hebrews, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their wives, settled there, and before Moses brought their Jewish descendants back to the Promised Land during the Exodus from Egypt.
The Canaanites lived both along the coastal plain and in the mountain regions, which run like a spine down the Biblical territory of Samaria and Judea. Their language was similar to Hebrew and their territory stretched north into present day Lebanon and included the Golan Heights.
After the 8th century BC, the Canaanites no longer existed and the only people, therefore, who can trace back an historic link to ancient Canaan are the Jews, not the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians. So much for Arafat’s nonsense and for the on-going attempts by today’s Palestinian Arabs, financed by Arab oil wealth, the U.N and EU to hoodwink the world.
The term “Philistines” provides the source from which the term “Palestinians” is derived. Like the Arabs who gave themselves the concocted name “Palestinian,” the Philistines were alien peoples. The Philistines entered the land from the Mediterranean isles, perhaps from Crete. That is why they were also known as the Sea People.
The “Palestinian Arabs” are primarily the descendants of itinerant Arabs who illegally flooded British Mandatory Palestine from Arab territories as far away as Sudan, Egypt, Syria and what was Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). They were attracted during the early years of the 20th century by new employment opportunities provided by the Jewish pioneers, whose heroic efforts were turning the desert green again and restoring centuries of neglect that the land had endured under a succession of alien occupiers. Joan Peters proved this in her seminal work on the subject titled, From Time Immemorial.
Britain, during its Mandate over the territory, turned a blind eye to the flood of illegal Arab aliens entering, while at the same time often arbitrarily limiting Jewish immigration into their ancient, Biblical and ancestral homeland. This was a betrayal of the Mandate given by the League of Nations to Britain to facilitate a Jewish Homeland in the non-state geographical territory known as Palestine.
The Philistines were non-Semitic peoples who had entered the land from their homes throughout the Aegean Islands in general and from Crete in particular. These ancient Cretans arrived in Southern Canaan and along the Egyptian coastline and were known by the Hebrew tribes as “Pelestim” (from the Hebrew root for invaders). It appears that their first settlement may have been Gaza. Later they settled in Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gat and Ekron: The Pentapolis.
Their territory was primarily along the coastal Mediterranean; interestingly, a territory not dissimilar to present-day Gaza. They attempted at different times to invade Judah but were turned back by the various Jewish Biblical heroes and finally defeated by King David. From that time onwards they were diminished as a threat and as a separate people, finally disappearing from history and any “Palestinian” Arab attempt to claim a lineage with them is as absurd as that of links with the early Canaanites.
Moving fast forward to 73 AD, the first attempt of the Jews to reclaim their independence from the repressive yoke of Roman occupation ended when Jewish warriors and their families fled to the fortress of Masada from Jerusalem. The Romans destroyed Jerusalem, the Jewish capital city, along with the Second Jewish Temple.
Historically documented and universally recognized, Masada, which rises to great height overlooking the Dead Sea, is where the heroic last stand took place and where the surviving warriors and their families took their own lives rather than be tortured or sent as slaves throughout the mighty Roman Empire. The Land where these stirring and epochal events took place was in the province known as Judea. There is absolutely no mention of any place called “Palestine” before that time.
After the suppression of the Second Jewish Revolt in 135 AD against the continuing Roman occupation, the Emperor Hadrian replaced the name of Judea (Yehuda in Hebrew from where the name Yehudim, Jews, originates) to Syria-Palæstina after the “Philistines” who were the ancient enemies of the Israelites. Hadrian did so with the explicit and malign purpose of effacing Jewish history.
Ancient Romans, as well as so-called Palestinian Arabs, have fulfilled the Hebrew Scriptural prophecy that declares: “They lay crafty plans against Your People… they say: ‘come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more’.” – Tehilim 83:3-4 (Psalm 83:3-4). They failed, as Israel is reconstituted as a modern Jewish state in its ancestral and Biblical homeland.
No such name as Palestine occurs in any ancient document. It is not written in the Bible, neither in the Hebrew Scriptures nor in the Christian Testament, not even in Assyrian, Persian, Macedonian, Ptolemaic, Seleucian or other sources.
There is no “Palestinian” people ever mentioned, not even by the Romans that invented the term.
If “Palestinians” allegedly are the historic inhabitants of the Holy Land, why did they not fight for independence from Roman occupation as Jews did? How is it possible that not a single “Palestinian” leader revolted against the Roman invaders or is mentioned in any historic record?
Why is there no Palestinian rebel group mentioned, as for example the Jewish Zealots? Why does every historic document mention the Jews as the native and aboriginal inhabitants, and the Greeks, Romans and others as foreigners dwelling in Judea; but no “Palestinian” people, neither as native nor as foreigner? What is more, there is no reference to any “Palestinian” people in the Koran, although Muslims claim that their prophet was once in al-Aksa (meaning the farthest place) which Muslims, for political purposes, chose to be Jerusalem – an event not even mentioned in the Koran.
Saladin, a Kurd, knew the Jews and invited them to resettle in Jerusalem. He had no trouble in recognizing Jerusalem as their eternal capital city and the territory as their rightful Homeland. But he did not know any so-called Palestinians and to claim otherwise that Palestinians are the original people of Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, is not only counter to secular history but also is opposed to Islamic history.
The so-called “Palestinians” who claim Jerusalem want it so that they can take it away from the Jews for whom Jerusalem, known also as Zion, is the eternal, 3,000-year-old Jewish capital.
Perhaps what links the modern-day Arabs who call themselves “Palestinians” with the ancient Philistines is that both are invaders. The Philistines wanted to take from the Israelites the Holy Ark of the Covenant, while today’s so-called “Palestinian Arabs” want to take from the Jewish people the Holy City of the Covenant – Jerusalem.
A wealth of information about this and related subjects may be found at this website. I encourage all to read it.
Let me close, beginning with the words of a Christian Arab, Joseph Farah, who has made his home here in America and who knows of what he writes:
“There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9 per cent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one-tenth of one per cent of the landmass. But that’s too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is ultimately what the fighting against Israel is about today… No matter how many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough.” (Joseph Farah, “Myths of the Middle East”)
Let us hear what other Arabs have said:
“There is no such country as Palestine. ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria. ‘Palestine’ is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it”. (Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937)
“There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not”. (Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian, 1946)
“It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria”. (Representative of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, 1956)
Concerning the Holy Land, the chairman of the Syrian Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in February 1919 stated: “The only Arab domination since the Conquest in 635 AD hardly lasted, as such, 22 years.”
The preceding declarations by Arab politicians were issued before 1967 as they had not the slightest knowledge of the existence of any Palestinian people.
How and when did they change their mind and decide that such people existed?
When the State of Israel was reborn in 1948 the Arabs had still not discovered that “ancient” people. They were too busy attempting to annihilate the reconstituted sovereign State of Israel, and did not intend to create any Palestinian entity, but only to distribute the seized Jewish lands among the already existing Arab states.
The Arab invading armies were miraculously defeated by a tiny handful of Jewish defenders. The Arabs attempted again to destroy Israel in 1967, and were humiliated in only six days, in which they lost the lands that they had previously stolen and usurped in 1948. Those lands included Judea and Samaria, (the so-called West Bank) which comprise the Biblical and ancestral Jewish heartland.
Now the world forgets such empirical history and prefers to name the ancestral Jewish territory, the “West Bank”, which was illegally occupied by the Jordanian Arabs for 19 years from 1948 until its liberation during the Six Day War in 1967.
In all those years, when Jordan occupied Judea and Samaria and Egypt occupied the Gaza Strip, neither of them created a “Palestinian” state, since the still non-existing Palestinians would have never claimed their alleged right to have their own state.
Paradoxically, during the British Mandate, which lasted from 1920 to 1948, it was the Jews that were known as Palestinians!
But read what other Arabs declared after the Six-Day War:
“There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity… yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel”. Zuhair Muhsin, military commander of the PLO and member of the PLO Executive Council
“Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, there is only Syria. You are an integral part of the Syrian people; Palestine is an integral part of Syria.” Syrian dictator Hafez Assad to the PLO leader Yasser Arafat
“As I lived in Palestine, everyone I knew could trace their heritage back to the original country their great grandparents came from. Everyone knew their origin was not from the Canaanites, but ironically, this is the kind of stuff our education in the Middle East included. The fact is that today’s Palestinians are immigrants from the surrounding nations! I grew up well knowing the history and origins of today’s Palestinians as being from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Christians from Greece, Muslim Sherkas from Russia, Muslims from Bosnia, and the Jordanians next door. My grandfather, who was a dignitary in Bethlehem, almost lost his life by Abdul Qader Al-Husseni (the leader of the Palestinian revolution) after being accused of selling land to Jews. He used to tell us that his village Beit Sahur (The Shepherds Fields) in Bethlehem County was empty before his father settled in the area with six other families. The town has now grown to 30,000 inhabitants”. Walid Shoebat
During the long years of alien occupation of the Land of Israel, though Jews were always living in the Land in whatever numbers they could sustain, visitors were always struck at how the land had become a barren waste with malarial swamps and a remarkably sparse population. The following reports from travelers to the desolate landscape that had become a mournful waste are quite telling:
“There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent (valley of Jezreel, Galilee); not for thirty miles in either direction… One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee… Nazareth is forlorn… Jericho lies a moldering ruin… Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation… untenanted by any living creature… A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds… a silent, mournful expanse… a desolation… We never saw a human being on the whole route… Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country… Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes… desolate and unlovely…” Mark Twain, “The Innocents Abroad”, 1867
One wonders, therefore, where were the “Palestinians” hiding so that Mark Twain could not see them? Where was that so-called “ancient” people in the mid nineteenth century? Of course, Arab politicians now attempt to discredit Mark Twain, retreating into that realm of all scoundrels by calling him a racist.
“In 1590 a ‘simple English visitor’ to Jerusalem wrote: ‘Nothing there is to be seen but a little of the old walls, which is yet remaining and all the rest is grass, moss and weeds much like to a piece of rank or moist ground’”. Gunner Edward Webbe, Palestine Exploration Fund
“The land in Palestine is lacking in people to till its fertile soil”. British archaeologist Thomas Shaw, mid-1700s
“Palestine is a ruined and desolate land”. Count Constantine François Volney, XVIII century French author and historian
“The Arabs themselves cannot be considered but temporary residents. They pitched their tents in its grazing fields or built their places of refuge in its ruined cities. They created nothing in it. Since they were strangers to the land, they never became its masters. The desert wind that brought them hither could one day carry them away without their leaving behind them any sign of their passage through it”. Comments by Christians concerning the Arabs in Palestine in the 1800s
“The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is of a body of population”. James Finn, British Consul in 1857
“The area was under populated and remained economically stagnant until the arrival of the first Zionist pioneers in the 1880′s, who came to rebuild their Jewish homeland. The country had remained “The Holy Land” in the religious and historic consciousness of mankind, which associated it with the Bible and the history of the Jewish people. Jewish development of the country also attracted large numbers of other immigrants – both Jewish and Arab. The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track suitable for transport by camels and carts… Houses were all of mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen… The plows used were of wood… The yields were very poor… Schools did not exist… The rate of infant mortality was very high… The western part, toward the sea, was almost a desert… Many ruins were scattered over the area, as owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages were deserted by their inhabitants”. The report of the British Royal Commission, 1913
Far too many otherwise decent people have come to accept Arab oil financed falsehoods masquerading as history about the origins of the so-called Palestinian Arabs. These lies now permeate the mainstream media, schools, colleges, and universities and are perpetrated by the tenured leftist professors and the colleges who all too eagerly accept Saudi blood money.
The historical facts given above may be of help to those who have otherwise fallen hook, line and sinker for duplicitous Arab propaganda and what constitutes one of the biggest scams ever perpetrated upon the world.
Victor Sharpe © 2015
You can read many of Victor’s articles and essays published in websites including American Thinker, Renew America, Canada Free Press, Dr. Swier, Jerusalem Connection, Israel National News and Buffalo Gap News.
Other articles are included in his acclaimed four volume work titled, Politicide.