Regarding Lies:O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of remorse for what ye have done. (Koran, Sura 49:6)
"One of Satan's most deceptive and powerful ways of defeating us is to get us to believe a lie. And the biggest lie is that there are no consequences to our own doing. Satan will give you whatever you ask for if it will lead you where he ultimately wants you." Charles Stanley
"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic." John F. Kennedy
"The British chose to call the land they mandated Palestine, and the Arabs picked it up as their nation's supposed ancient name, though they couldn't even pronounce it correctly and turned it into Falastine a fictional entity." — Golda Meir quoted by Sarah Honig, Jerusalem Post, 25 November 1995
And now the lie that is "Falestine":
Tiny Israel represents one-tenth of one percent of the landmass. But that's too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today . . . No matter how many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough. — from "Myths of the Middle East", Joseph Farah, Arab-American editor and journalist,WorldNetDaily, 11 October 2000
A while ago I came across a paper written by JeremyR.Hammond entitled“The Myth of the U.N. Creation of Israel”. In his diatribe he begins his bitter prolonged discourse based on the assumption; purveyed by those ever so sad losers of Nachba fame, that there was an entity or a "country", if you may, called "Palestine". So allow me to debunk the false claim of a existence of a country whose sole inhabitants were "unjustly" usurped of "their" land known as “Falestine”.
Here are true historical facts regarding "Palestine".
Archaeologists who once worked on Philistine sites on the western coastal areas of
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, but crossing thence, fixed themselves on the seacoast of Erythraean Sea Syria, where they still inhabit. This part of Syria, and the entire region extending from hence to Egypt, is known by the name of "Palestina"."
Both the Canaanites and the Philistines had been assimilated and disappeared as distinct peoples at least by the time of the Babylonian Captivity of Judea (586 B.C.), and they no longer existed.
The word 'Palestinian' itself, is never found in Scripture. The term '
The Hebrew word is פְּלִשְׁתִּים, Plištim and referred to a small region also known as
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"The first passage is when Joseph, Mary and Jesus returned from Egypt to Israel, and the second has reference to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the Land of Israel. Jesus, Matthew and the angel speaking to Joseph use the term Israel with reference to the Land, even though the term was not then recognized by the Roman authorities.It is clear, then, that the Bible never uses the term Palestine to refer to the Holy Land as a whole, and that Bible maps that refer to Palestine in the Old or New Testament are, at best, inaccurate, and, at worst, are a conscious denial of the biblical name of Israel." Dr. Thomas McCall
It was not until the Romans crushed the second Jewish revolt under Bar Kochba against Rome in that year
Hadrian, like many dictators since his time, realized the propaganda power of terms and symbols. He replaced the shrines of the Jewish Temple and the Sepulchre of Christ in
Hadrian’s selection of "Palestina" was purposeful, not accidental. He took the name of the ancient enemies of
Thus, the term "Palestina" as applied to the
It was Mark Sykes who also designed the "Flag of the Arab Revolt", in an effort to create a feeling of "Arab-ness" in order to fuel the revolt. The horizontal colors stand for the Abbasid (black), Umayyad (white) and Fatimid (green) Caliphates. The red triangle refers to the Hashemite dynasty - who had been allies of the British in the conflict against the
“Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?” that over night "...all of the sudden we were Palestinians - they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag”.
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Palestinewas part of the [...] politically, the Arabs of the Mandated Area were not independent in the sense of forming a separate political entity."(Faris Khoury Representative of the Arab Higher Committee to the United Nations in a statement to General Assembly in May 1947.) Provinceof Syria
"His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."The Balfour Declaration and Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations were the basic documents upon which the League of Nations "British Mandate for Palestine" was constructed.
The declaration was in contrast to the McMahon-Hussein correspondence, which promised the Arab independence movement control of the Middle East territories "in the limits and boundaries proposed by the Sherif of Mecca" in exchange for revolting against the Ottoman Empire.
By the Balfour Declaration, the British government had undertaken to favour the establishment of a Jewish national home in "Palestine" - without "...prejudice to the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country." Britain received the mandate for Palestine and Iraq; France gained control of Syria, including present-day Lebanon in complete disregard to other League of Nations representatives who had been opposed to the Sykes-Picot agreement.
When the British received the mandate at the San Remo after the utter defeat and breaking apart of the Ottoman Turkish Empire in 1922 they called the land on both sides of the
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As a set-off to this, certain Arab politicians suggested that the country should be called "Southern Syria" in order to emphasize its close relation with another Arab State."
"I was aware that there was no other name in the Hebrew language for this land except 'Eretz-Israel'. At the same time I thought that if 'Eretz-Israel' only were used, it might not be regarded by the outside world as a correct rendering of the word 'Palestine', and in the case of passports or certificates of nationality, it might perhaps give rise to passports or certificates of nationality, it might perhaps give rise to difficulties, so it was decided to print 'Palestine' in Hebrew letters and to add after it the letters 'Aleph' 'Yod', which constitute a recognized abbreviation of the Hebrew name 'Eretz-Israel'."
and not the word "Palestine," which the Arabs saw as applied almost exclusively to Jews. Institutions founded by new Jewish immigrants in the first half of the 20th century, before independence were all prefixed by the word "Palestine". You can see it in this opening of the famous 1935 movie made during the British mandate period: "The Land of Promise"
- The badges that the members of the Jewish Brigade from WWII are labeled in Hebrew "Palestina" and with it the letters א"י - Aleph Yud - Eretz Yisrael!
- The Jerusalem Post, founded in 1932, was called the Palestine Post until 1948.
- Bank Leumi L’Israel was called the “Anglo-Palestine Bank, a Jewish Company.”
- The Jewish Agency – an arm of the Zionist movement engaged in Jewishsettlement since 1929 – was called the Jewish Agency
- The newspaper for American Zionism in the 1930s was called New Palestine.
- Today’s Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1936 by German Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany, was described as the “Palestine Symphony Orchestra, composed of some 70 Palestinian Jews.”
- The United Jewish Appeal (UJA) was established in 1939 as a merger of the United Palestine Appeal and the fundraising arm of the Joint Distribution Committee.
- And exactly "who" were the footballers in the Australia and
Palestine1939 football game
"...The “indigenous people” who resided in the Ottoman
Turkish Empirearea prior to the Mandate in 1922 where a mixed group of peoples and there was no clamor made by them to be identified as “Falestinians”. Lt. Colonel Sir George Stewart Symes
Noor Dahri - director of Pakistan Israel Alliance (PIA) and Editor in Chief of the Newspaper Pak Israel News (PIN)
It is mandatory upon all Muslims to support Israel and her right to exist in the holy land because the holy book of Islam, the Quran supports Israel. There are many verses in the Quran which support the divine right of Jews on the land of Israel but I want to quote only three to justify the right of the existence of Israel. The first verse of the Holy Quran stipulates:
“And We said thereafter to the Children of Israel, ‘Dwell securely in the Promised Land” (Quran: 17:104)
and the second orders the people of Bane-Israel to enter the Holy-Land:
“O my people (the Jews)! Enter the Holy Land, which God has assigned unto you”, (Quran: 5:21)
in the third verse, Allah Almighty order the children of Israel to scatter and says:
“And we said to the Children of Israel afterwards, ‘scatter and live all over the world… and when the end of the world is near we will gather you again into the Promised Land” (Quran:17:104)
The above-cited Quranic verses are a solid proof that this land was divinely given to the people of Israel and Muslims have no religious or historical claim to possess this land.
The custom in Abraham's day, acknowledged in the Torah, gave the firstborn prior claim to the inheritance. In fact the Torah relays the story that Abraham was satisfied with Ishmael as his child and that he considered him to be the son God had promised. Abraham didn't even want God to give him another son as mentioned in (Gen 17:18) It is by this story the Arab descendants of Ishmael believe of themselves to be the legitimate heirs. And as the Bible tells us God brought Abraham into the 'land of Canaan...and the Canaanite [not the 'Palestinian'] was then in the land' (Gen 12:5-6). God gave that land by an everlasting covenant to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Gen 24:7) - not to Ishmael. In obedience to God, Abraham 'settled in the land of Canaan' (Gen 13:12).Therefore there was no such land as 'Palestine' in Abraham's day and thus no such people as 'Palestinians' from whom any of today's Arabs could claim descent. In actual fact, Ishmael's descendants settled in the Arabian Peninsula hundreds of miles from the land God gave Abraham.
This claim by Semitic Arabs of being descendants of a non-Semitic people who allegedly lived for thousands of years in a land called Palestine is a blatant hoax intended to delegitimize the Israelis and claim the land of Israel for themselves. True the "Land of Israel" was then inhabited by Canaanites, Kenites, Kenizites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaims, Amorites, Girgashites and Jebusites' (Gen 12:6; 13:7; 15:18-21; 23:10; etc.).
If today's 'Palestinian' Arabs are descended from the original inhabitants of the "land of Canaan", which ones of those listed above would it be? In fact, no descendants of the original inhabitants of Canaan have survived to this day. Yet the world continues to accept this fraudulent claim. In any case, the original “Palestinians” had nothing to do, whatsoever, with any "Falestinian" Arabs.