Palestinians gesture during a protest against comments by French President Emmanuel Macron defending cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, outside the Dome of the Rock in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, in the Old City of Jerusalem, on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP)

Israel 365: The Six-Day War, whose 55th anniversary will be marked this month, represents a historical turning point in the annals of Israeli history and the Jewish state’s relations with the Arab world. The war resulted in the first crack in the wall of Arab hostility and rejectionism, which was predicated on the unwavering belief that the Arabs would ultimately succeed in defeating and destroying Israel.

Alongside that, however, the war was also an important turning point in the annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as its consequences essentially “created” the Palestinian nation.

In an effort to promote the Palestinian narrative and its demand for ownership of the Land of Israel, the Palestinians have gone so far as to claim that not only did they precede the Zionists who came to the Land of Israel in the late 19th century, but also the biblical Israelites. Palestinians—they argue—are the descendants of the ancient Canaanites and therefore have first rights over the land. Read More …

Opinion: Descendants of whom?

Genesis 25:23 “And the Lord said to her …

“Two nations are in your womb,
Two peoples shall be separated from your body;
One people shall be stronger than the other,

And the older shall serve the younger.”

Twin brothers, Jacob and Esau, and their descendants, make up the 3500-year-old blood feud. Not Ishmael, whom the Arabs claim as the father of Islam. Ishmael was blessed …

“And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.” Genesis 17:20

… despite his behavior

“And he will be a wild man. His hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” Genesis 16:12

Ishmael and his descendants would remain in the Arabian Peninsula, modern day Saudi Arabia:

“And they dwelled from Havilah to Shur that upon the face of the Egypt as one goes toward Assyria in defiance against all his brothers he settled.” Genesis 25:18

There was no such blessing for Esau who disdained his birthright to the land of promise:

“And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?” Genesis 25:32

Esau was a man of great appetite who sold his claim to the land and suffered a remorse so great that it has reverberated in his ancestors even today.

“Your dwelling will be
away from the earth’s richness,
away from the dew of heaven above.
40 You will live by the sword
and you will serve your brother.” Genesis 27:39-40

Even the so-called Palestinians know it is a lie …

Article: But even the Palestinians themselves don’t buy into the historical revisionism and fabrication that links present-day Palestinians to the Canaanites and Jebusites, who controlled Jerusalem prior to King David’s conquest of the city. Case in point: The Palestinians systematically destroy archaeological remains in order to erase any reminder of the Jewish past in the Land of Israel. Tellingly, they also don’t spare those artifacts that date to the period prior to the Israelites’ conquest of the land.

No people group claims Esau as a forefather, yet the deadly charade continues until Bible prophecy is fulfilled …

“Jacob will be a fire
    and Joseph a flame;
Esau will be stubble,
    and they will set him on fire and destroy him.
There will be no survivors
    from Esau.”
The Lord has spoken.” Obadiah 1:18