Skip to comments.
The Arab immigrants that started to call themselves (in the 1960's as) "Palestinians"
Posted on 12/04/2007 5:51:40 AM PST by PRePublic
The Arab immigrants that started to call themselves (in the 1960's as) "palestinians"
The True Identity of the So-called Palestinians.
The current myth is that these Arabs were long established in Palestine, until the Jews came and displaced them. The fact is, that recent Arab immigration into the Land of Israel displaced the Jews. That the massive increase in Arab population was very recent is attested by the ruling of the United Nations: That any Arab who had lived in the Holy Land for two years and then left in 1948 qualifies as a Palestinian refugee.http://www.imninalu.net/myths-pals.htm
From Time Immemorial - Evidence of Unrecorded Arab Immigration 9 Fred M. Gottheil, Arab Immigration into Pre-State Israel: 1922-1931″http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2139
The True Identity of the So-called Palestinians
In this essay I would like to present the true origin and identity of the Arab people commonly known as "Palestinians", and the widespread myths surrounding them. This research is intended to be completely neutral and objective, based on historic and archaeological evidences as well as other documents, including Arab sources, and quoting statements by authoritative Islamic personalities.
There are some modern myths -or more exactly, lies- that we can hear everyday through the mass-media as if they were true, of course, hiding the actual truth. For example, whenever the Temple Mount or Jerusalem are mentioned, it is usually remarked that is "the third holy place for muslims", but why it is never said that is the FIRST Holy Place for Jews? It sounds like an utterly biased information!
In order to make this essay better comprehensible, it will be presented in two units:
·1) Myths and facts concerning the origin and identity of the so-called Palestinians;
·2) Myths and facts regarding Jerusalem and the Land of Israel.
I - Origin and identity of the so-called Palestinians
Palestinians are the newest of all the peoples on the face of the Earth, and began to exist in a single day by a kind of supernatural phenomenon that is unique in the whole history of mankind, as it is witnessed by Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist that acknowledged the lie he was fighting for and the truth he was fighting against: ,br> Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian? We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians - they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag. When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out.
This declaration by a true "Palestinian" should have some significance for a sincerely neutral observer. Indeed, there is no such a thing like a Palestinian people, or a Palestinian culture, or a Palestinian language, or a Palestinian history. There has never been any Palestinian state, neither any Palestinian archaeological find nor coinage. The present-day "Palestinians" are an Arab people, with Arab culture, Arabic language and Arab history. They have their own Arab states from where they came into the Land of Israel about one century ago to contrast the Jewish immigration. That is the historical truth. They were Jordanians (another recent British invention, as there has never been any people known as "Jordanians"), and after the Six-Day War in which Israel utterly defeated the coalition of nine Arab states and took legitimate possession of Judea and Samaria, the Arab dwellers in those regions underwent a kind of anthropological miracle and discovered that they were Palestinians - something they did not know the day before. Of course, these people having a new identity had to build themselves a history, namely, had to steal some others' history, and the only way that the victims of the theft would not complain is if those victims do no longer exist. Therefore, the Palestinian leaders claimed two contradictory lineages from ancient peoples that inhabited in the Land of Israel: the Canaanites and the Philistines. Let us consider both of them before going on with the Palestinian issue.
The Myth Of The Palestinian People - The answer is that the myth of the Palestinian People serves as the justification for Arab occupation of the Land of Israel. While the Arabs already possess 21 sovereign countries of their own (more than any other single people on earth) and control a land mass 800 times the size of the Land of Israel, this is apparently not enough for them. They therefore feel the need to rob the Jews of their one and only country, one of the smallest on the planet. Unfortunately, many people ignorant of the history of the region, including much of the world media, are only too willing to help.
All Things Beautiful: The Myth Of Palestine, Whenever there were Arab riots, Jewish immigration was restricted. .... Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Myth Of Palestine:
The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931 - Middle East Quarterly.
In the early 19th century, Palestine was a backward, neglected province of the Ottoman Empire. Travelers to Palestine from the Western world left records of what they saw there. The theme throughout their reports is dismal: The land was empty, neglected, abandoned, desolate, fallen into ruins.
In Jerusalem, all reports and journals of travelers, pilgrims and government representatives during these years, repeatedly record the poverty, filth and neglect and the desolate nature of the countryside. Early photographs show lepers in rags and dilapidated buildings. Jerusalem was surrounded by marauding bands of Bedouin Arabs and had to close her gates at nightfall and reopen them at first light, a practice that was similar in Biblical times.
Some quotes from the writings of these visitors before modern times:
Nothing there [Jerusalem] to be seen but a little of the old walls which is yet remaining and all the rest is grass, moss and weeds. [English pilgrim in 1590]
The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is of a body of population. [British consul in 1857]
There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent [valley of Jezreel] -- not for 30 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 ... Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery Palestine must be the prince. The hills barren and dull, the valleys unsightly deserts [inhabited by] swarms of beggars with ghastly sores and malformations. Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes ... desolate and unlovely ... [Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, 1867] http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_early_palestine_zionists_impact.php
On a visit to the Ottoman-controlled Holy Land in 1860, Mark Twain described it as "the prince of desolation." "The hills are barren
the valleys unsightly deserts
peopled by swarms of beggars struck with ghastly sores and malformations
Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes
only the music of angels could charm its shrubs and flowers again into life."
Other writers and artists visiting the Holy Land (chiefly from Britain and Germany) as well as geographers, archeologists, and cartographers were equally stunned by its utter desolation.
It was only toward the end of the 18th century, when a growing stream of Jewish immigrants rehabilitated the land draining swamps, reclaiming deserts, and controlling the diseases (chiefly malaria) that a decimated Arab population began increasing. The resuscitation of the land by the Jews and the economic opportunity they created brought an influx of Arab immigrants from dirt-poor neighboring Arab states to swell the number of Arabs in Palestine, so that by the turn of the century there were about 250,000 Arab Muslims and 150,00 Jews living there. 100,000 Christians and others
It was in fact British colonial machinations that turned initial Arab acceptance of a Jewish homeland in British-protected Palestine into unmitigated and disastrous hostility. British behavior in the Middle East in general, and in Palestine in particular, was common colonial practice: divide and rule. In India, it enabled the British to subdue the subcontinent with few troops by pitting hostile segments of the indigenous population against each other. They employed this strategy in Palestine too.
From the very first days of the mandate, a group of very influential British officials in the Colonial and the War Offices, who wanted to maintain control over the land and to prevent the establishment of an independent Jewish national home, started undermining their government's efforts to fulfill its obligation toward the Jews. These British officials, many of them avowed anti-Semites, fanned Arab resentment over broken British promises to make the Arabian chieftain, Faisal, king of Damascus and Syria, and redirected it against Jewish aspirations in Palestine.
Indeed, their naming the mandate over the Holy Land "Palestine," rather than the land of Israel, was a deliberate effort to obliterate the Jewish connection to the land by calling it by its Roman name. They also, in 1923, unilaterally removed from the original mandatory area all the land east of the Jordan River-75 percent of the territory promised to the Jews and gave it to the Emir Abdullah of Arabia, Faisal's brother, in compensation to the Hashemite family for other broken promises. They did so despite objections from the League of Nations. The small area that had been designated as a home for the Jews was thus reduced to a mere sliver.
A distinct Palestinian Arab nationalism evolved only after the dream of an Arab Syrian kingdom the brainchild of T. E. Lawrence was shattered when the French evicted his protégé, the Emir Faisal, from Damascus in 1920. Only then did the South Syrian Arabs living under Britain's Palestine mandate separate themselves from Syria and start defining themselves as Palestinians. The process was accelerated by their growing negative reaction to the League of Nations' designation of Palestine as a Jewish national home.
The British helped make hostility to Zionism the defining issue of local Arab politics, and assisted in its exploitation as a lethal weapon in bloody Arab inter-clan struggles for dominance. Muslim clerics and Arab effendis exploited hostility against the Jews, always convenient scapegoats, to deflect the rage of their destitute, exploited people.
The British appointed an extremely radical upstart politician, Hajj Amin al-Hussieni, with a record of violence and incitement, as chief mufti of Jerusalem. They gave him the authority of a spiritual leader to the Arabs, and control of the considerable funds and properties managed by Muslim religious trusts. The mufti promptly proceeded to exploit these resources for his nefarious campaign against the Jews and against his Arab opponents much as Arafat does today.http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-doron081402.asp
TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: antiisraelbias; arabists; arabracism; arabs; bible; eretzyisrael; history; holyland; islam; islamofascism; israel; jerusalem; jews; marktwain; middleeast; muslims; palestine; palestinians; pallywood; propaganda; syria; zionism; zionists
posted on 12/04/2007 5:51:41 AM PST
To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
High volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel, WOT
posted on 12/04/2007 7:10:44 AM PST
(I really wish the Jews in Judea an independent nation, John Adams)
Cover of Life magazine, June 1970.
posted on 12/04/2007 7:31:01 AM PST
("all that we do is done with an eye towards something else." - Aristotle)
To: bill1952; All
posted on 12/04/2007 7:50:03 AM PST
(Islamic Hamas kidnapped Johnston & then "freed" him)
once again you have put together a really powerful set of research items to consider. Palis are a non-nation and a non-people.
posted on 12/04/2007 10:32:04 AM PST
(Hillary probably wouldn't approve, but I can live with that.... www.fred08.com)
Nice. I wonder if any reasonable person at the Annapolis peace talks would even consider reading in the real non history ....neh they're to busy brown nosing and believing lies. Too bad no one is listening.
*****Ping for later read on links*****
posted on 12/04/2007 10:52:53 AM PST
("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. DDE)
posted on 12/04/2007 11:37:18 AM PST
(We should withdraw from Iraq — via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
I really wish the Israelis would do the minimum in/if any more concessions are made, an official DOCUMENTED declaration, something along the lines like:
Hey, Palis, no, non of this is "yours", we know you re a fictitious "people", but we are super nice to you...
posted on 12/04/2007 1:49:33 PM PST
(Islamic Hamas kidnapped Johnston & then "freed" him)
Palestinians should be called Dortyites?
Dorthy was in a land that existed only in her mind, but will swear to you it was a real place? :oP
posted on 12/04/2007 2:54:51 PM PST
(Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
All nationalities are social, rather than “natural” constructions. There were no “Venezuelans” until the breakup of Gran Colombia after all...
posted on 12/04/2007 2:56:40 PM PST
(Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
yes, I just have this feeling if they did( of which my daughter is in the IDF right now) either no one would listen or so many people who do not know the non-history of the non Paletinian's it would in some way present a direct attack on the muzzie believers, the ACLU, the UN( most all of whom do not acknowledge Israel as having rights to exist), Amnesty Internationa and all those horor war crimes groups...they'd just consider it Jewish propaganda and probably declare war( as if the last one really ended) for one reason or another
I have been in a phase of retired/returning to school at a very liberal college and am incedibly surprised at the lack of history the students protest without getting their facts straight...of course no news here. Also being a vet and seeig first hand the slaughters in a certain country( of which I'm not supposed to remark on until two weeks after I'm dead) by muslims on Christians and other infidels people who consider them a " Religion of Peace" make me want to either yell my fool head off on their terror monging ways or give a dissertation on the ME and the lies...but they generally just want to finger paint posters and yell a lot themselves about American aggression and baby killing nazi jews....a misnomer if I've ever heard one.....where to begin with these idiots and their commie/propaganda Pali indoctinated professors?? Maybe I'll take a Poly Sci class just for the fun of it and tear them a new a-hole before being kicked off campus for being politically incorrect.
posted on 12/04/2007 4:22:28 PM PST
("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. DDE)
Britain's naval and political reaction to the illegal immigration of Jews to Palestine, 1945-1948, Fritz Liebreich, Routledge, 2005, ISBN 0714656372, 9780714656373, Page 30
The Determinants of British Policy... Matters improved with the departure of Lieutenant General Sir Louis Bols on 30 May 1920, the ending of the military adminidstration and the appointment of Sir Samuel as the first British High Commisioner for Palestine. However, under constant pressure from British pro-Arab spokesmen and officials, relations between Britian and the Jewish Zionists deteriorated steadily.
A Very good exaple of virtuallly general anti-Zionist bias of successsive British mandatory adiminstrations would be the virtual continuation of the Ottoman policy of supporting or at least condoning non-Jewish illegal [p. 31] immigration to Palestine. In contrast to the near universal and general condemntation and confrontation with Jewish illegal immigration.
As a buffer against the Bedouin the Ottomans had already brought the first Circassians from the Caucasus to Palestine in 1878. These truculant habitual warriors had been settled by the Turks as irregular garrisons on the desert fringes, allowing them to occupy and cultivate land, and thus hold back the nomad Arabs, who neither paid tax nor tilled the land at any tim. Egyptian immigrants were settled by Ibrahim Pasha in Jaffa, Acre, Nablus and Beisan, Moors and Kurds settled in Safed, while the Arab tribes of the Wulda, Bu Sheille, Lheib and Adwquat, having been defeated in tribal wars and raids, entered Palestine at about the same time as the first Jewish settlers arrived. These Arabs cannot be considered indigenous to the land and neither can the Turks, Kurds, Moors, Algerians, Egyptians and Circassians imported by the Turks as aprotective force. The virtually generally accepted British claim of an overwhelming Arab indigenous population, settled for a thousand years in a crowded Palestine, whe were in danger of being swamped and displaced by the Jews was, therefore, considered by the more extreme Zionists to be a rewriting of history.
Illegal Jewish immigration was always fastidiously reported by successive British administrations, while the very considerable Arab illegal immigration was only addressed when their detection has became flagrant. The British Mandatory authorities whose tasks included recording the comings and goings in Palestine, was occasionally forced to mention the illegal Arab immigration, but only when the battle became too prevalent. The movement was always underestimated, minimised and considered casual:
In addition to increase in recorded immigration, a number of persons are known to enter Palestine illegally from both adjacent and European countries and remain there permanently.
Considerable Arab immigration was indeed proceeding without restriction or record from such areas as Syria, Egypt, Trans-Jordan and Lebanon. There has been some immigration from the surrounding territories, which, since it avoids the frontier controls, is not recorded.
Jewish illegal immigration was minutely detailed and meticulously recorded but all references to Arab illegal immigration were, perhaps deliberately, obscured. The preponderant concentration on the Jewish illegal immigration overwhelemd and negated all record of the parallel Arab traffic.
Tewfik Bey al-Haurani, Governer of the Hauran, was quoted as saying, 'In the last few months from 30,000 to 36,000 Hauranese Syrians have entered Palestine and settled there. http://books.google.com/books?id=LsgnW34jp90C&pg=PA31&dq=arab+immigration+palestine&hl=en&ei=QqEBTJ-yHobMNOL4sTs&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=arab%20immigration%20palestine&f=false
(The economic consequences of Zionism, Rafael N. Rosenzweig, BRILL, 1989, ISBN 9004091475, 9789004091474)
The economic consequences of Zionism - Pages 69-71 Rafael N. Rosenzweig - 1989 - 260 pages
Throughout the period of British rule in Palestine, there was a considerable amount of Arab immigration, most of which was never properly recorded. ...Many of the Arabs who had come to find work in Palestine had initially done so as temporary and seasonal migrant labour. Thus, for instance, the term "Hawranis" (people coming from the Hawran area in Syria) became [p. 70] synonymous for unskilled labourers.
The Hawranis were, in fact, Druze. Many of the newcomers settled in Western Galilee and on Mount Carmel, were smaller Druze communities had existed before. Others, mainly Bedouins, came from Egypt and Jordan. Most of this type of migration over Palestine's land borders was never officially recorded by the immigration officers.
Taking into account the various rates of net natural population increase as they were reported by Government of Palestine statisticians, we arrive for 1945 at an unaccounted for addition, since 1920, of 126,000 persons for the Arab sector. Apart from mistakes and inaccuracies in the official vital statistics, which probably cancelled out, the increase can be due only to immigration. Because the figure of 120000 also includes the children of these Arab immigrants, the net immigration figures were smaller than this sum. When Palestine became an important Allied base during World War II, Arab immigration increased. However, a large part of the net increase of the population due to Arab migration occurred prior to 1940.
The almost continuous Arab immigration into Palestine, following the establishment of the Mandate, contradicted the political argument regarding the displacement of the native population by the Zionist settlers. What in fact occurred was a limited, and at times indirect, effect of the Jewish development effort on the Arab population. In this respect, the very low standards of living in the areas from which Arabs flocked into Palestine provided the necessary push factor. TThe dominant pull factor was the availability of work, and not the increase of the Palestinian standard of living which was, at the most, rather marginal. Indirectly, this type of immigration, even if it was of an only temporary nature, had a beneficial influence on the existing Arab population ...
Arab immigration also proves the point that the isolation between the two communities was not an absolute one. At least in part, the conditions leading to leading to this influx had been created by the Jews. However, isolation had become an important though not always directly expressed tenet of some Zionists. Rather absurdly, Arab political representatives actively [page 71] assisted these Zionists. They harbored the mistaken idea that the Jewish community depended upon them to a decisive degree. It was this theory which formed the background for the decision to protest against the threat of the Jews achieving a majority with an economic boycott. http://books.google.com/books?id=wKuU3ZBS7gEC&pg=PA69
The Barnabas Fund said its sources inside Iraq confirmed “a toddler was kidnapped in Baghdad in October 2006. The mother could not afford to pay the ransom, and so the kidnappers killed the child. They returned the body to the mother. The little child had been beheaded, roasted and was served on a mound of rice.”
I’ve been following Michael Yon on his embeds for years.
He originally reported this on his blog.
The things they do even to their own people is horrible.
I’ve seen the videos of what they have done to some of our own soldiers.
In Africa they are slaughtering Christians left and right and the news reports none of this.
The world is drunk on Saudi Oil
posted on 06/12/2010 7:15:21 PM PDT
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson