Skip to comments.History of Palestine and Palestinians [basic stuff]
Posted on 10/30/2022 10:57:53 AM PDT by Words Matter
After the revolt of Bar Kokhba against the Roman Empire (132-135 C.E.), the Judea province was renamed Syria Palaestina by the Roman Emperor Hadrian to detach the Judean province from Jewish identity.
In recent history, the area called Palestine includes the territories of the present-day Israel and Jordan (see the map). From 1517 to 1917 most of this area remained under the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
During World War I, in 1917, the British army occupied Jerusalem. On November 2, 1917, the British foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour issued the Balfour Declaration for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people".
The Ottoman Empire was dissolved at the end of World War I in 1918. On April 19, 1920, the San Remo conference convened by four World War I Allied Powers - Britain, France, Italy and Japan - adopted a resolution noting that the Mandate for Palestine will be responsible for carrying out the Balfour Declaration, for the establishment of the Jewish national home.
In 1922 Britain allocated nearly 80% of Palestine to Transjordan. Thus, Jordan covers the majority of the land of Palestine under British Mandate. Jordan also includes the majority of the Arabs who lived there. In other words, Jordan is the Arab portion of Palestine.
In 1923, the modern Republic of Turkey (that is the successor of the Ottoman Empire), signed the Lausanne Treaty agreeing to transfer territories (including Palestine) to the control of the British Empire.
Under the British rule, the residents of Palestine were called "Palestinians". Since Palestine included both modern day Israel and Jordan, both Arab and Jewish residents of this area were referred to as "Palestinians".
It was only after the Jews re-inhabited their historic homeland of Judea and Samaria, after the Six-Day War, that the myth of an Arab Palestinian nation was created and marketed worldwide.
In documents not more than hundred years, the area is described as a scarcely populated region. Jews by far were the majority in Jerusalem over the small Arab minority. Until the Oslo agreement, the major source of income for Arab residents was employment in the Israeli sector. To this day, many Arabs try to migrate into Israel with various deceptions to become a citizen of Israel.
Google’s “Ngram Viewer,” which maps the appearance of unique terms in books from 1800 to the present, documents the Palestinians’ late arrival. A search for “Palestinian state” or “Palestinian people” turns up almost no hits before the late 1960s, when the number shoots upward.
All attempts to claim Arab sovereignty over Israel of today, should be seen with their real intention: The destruction of Israel as a Jewish state and the only bulwark of the Judeo-Christian Western civilization in the Middle East.
The Oslo "Peace" accords have not brought peace. The number of terror attacks against Israel and the number of Israelis killed by Arab terror bombings greatly escalated after Oslo to a level that has not been seen since 1948 (see statistics). The Palestinian Authority has repeatedly violated all aspects of the agreement (see full report of violations).
Armed violence by the army of Arafat confirm the predictions that this agreement would escalate the conflict rather than subdue it (see article). In the history there are many examples of international "peace agreements" that were rapidly followed by major wars. A well known relevant case is the Munich agreement signed by Chamberlain from Great Britain and Hitler from Germany in 1938, which was rapidly revoked by Hitler as German armies invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939 (see article).
The P.L.O.'s Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Fatah Constitution that is adopted as the unofficial constitution of the Palestinian Authority also calls for the destruction of the Jewish State in most of its clauses.
Palestinians are ethnic Jordanians.
And most Jordanians are “Palestinian” Arabs ...
Arabs are Arabs are Arabs...
Migrating from one part to another, throughout.
No they aren’t. They’re Arabs of other extraction. Even Zuheir Mohsen, who admitted the nonexistence of “Palestinians”, knew there was a distinction.
This area was known as Southern Syria under the Ottoman Empire. It was the League of Nations that resurrected the pseudonym “Palestine”, and they actually did not give that name to Jordan, using “Transjordan” instead.
The Palestinians have rejected a two state solution many times, maybe as many as 5 times. They insist on a single state solution that includes no Jews. And they have a plan as to what to do with the Jews.
Good News Translation
“The nation is like a mighty lion;
When it is sleeping, no one dares wake it.
Whoever blesses Israel will be blessed,
And whoever curses Israel will be cursed.”
History supplies a long list of examples of the accursed that cursed Israel, from Nebuchadnezzar and Babylon, to Hitler and the Germans. It has always been and will always be so. It is the word of G-D. Many will be accursed in our time...not just “palestinians.”
Ehud Barak was about to give so much for Arafat, he rejected it. Their leadership prefers the victim hood...
Even one of their earlier leaders, Ahmad Shukairy said in 1956 at the UN, Palestine is but southern Syria, nothing else.
NYT, June 1, 1956
SYRIA SAYS IN U.N. PALESTINE IS HERS; History Cited by El-Shukairy —Eban ...
A el Shukairy asserts Syria’s historic claim to Palestine, s, UN Security Council; Eban says statement shows Syria’s expansionist designs...
The word Palestine derives from Philistia, the name the Greeks gave to the region of the Land of Canaan where the Philistines settled.
Hadrian chose the name ‘Syria Palaestina’ because the Philistines once had been the hereditary enemies of the Jews. But centuries before Hadrian, the Philistines already had been all but exterminated by King Nebuchadnezzar II (the same Nebuchadnezzar who was responsible for the sacking of the first temple of Solomon). What few Philistines escaped the slaughter were absorbed into the surrounding Arab groups and the Philistines ceased to exist as an identifiable ethnicity or culture.
Archaeology and DNA testing has shown that the Philistines were NOT of middle-eastern extraction, and NOT Semitic. They originally were a sea-faring people, probably from Asia Minor or the Aegean Sea.
Which begs the question, how could they be the modern-day descendants of a group whose ethnicity they do not share, and who have been extinct for more than two and a half millennia?
Strictly speaking there is no distinction between Jordanians and other Levantine groups.
The “Arabs” in the region from the Sinai to the borders with Turkey and Iran are a mix of Canaanites, converted Israelites, assyrians, sumerians, amorites etc.
The Palestinians do have some Jewish ancestry,
Arabs and Jews, as I understand it are called “Semitic’’ peoples. Again there is no racial group known as Palestinians. It’s a lie Arabs have used for decades to attack Israel.
There is no racial or ethnic group called 'Palestinians'
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