The Palestinian state – a state of intimidation, delusion and confusion


Jerusalem Online Op-Ed: According to Encyclopaedia Britannica lll, Micropaedia, vol. Vll, the word Palestine is from the Greek word Palaistina, which derives from the Hebrew word Pleshet (Land of the Philistines). The encyclopaedia states that the word refers to “a small coastal strip north east of Egypt, also called Philistia. The Roman term ‘Syria Palaestina’ in the 2nd century BCE referred to the southern third of the province of Syria, including the former Judea. The name ‘Palestine’ was revived as an official title when the British were granted a mandate after World War I.”

This entry indicates that there never really was a historic Palestinian people. Britain, for many reasons (politics, oil etc.), tried to minimize the Jewish presence under its mandate. When the U.N. created the State of Israel, it is interesting to note that no state of Palestine was simultaneously recognized or created. The Jews accepted the partition – including an area for the Arabs to live in, whereas the Arabs rejected it and so here we still are today.

The existence of a historic Arab Palestine is delusional. Since there is no factual basis for its existence, the Arabs must somehow create credibility and they are doing this through intimidation and confusion.” more

Opinion: The end of the Ottoman Empire after World War I should also have been the end of the Arab/Israeli conflict. The Arabs sided with Germany and their empire collapsed.

It was not time, however, because God’s plan was just entering the final phase of the last days.

As the Jews started returning to the promised land in 1880, Jordanians and Egyptians migrated into Palestine as the need for laborers developed. Britain gave into Arab demands and in 1924, reduced the Mandate that designated both sides of the Jordan River as a Jewish state by 78%, creating Jordan for Arab peoples.

The two state solution was in place.

As more and more Jews came into the land, business sprung up and jobs were so plentiful that by 1947 there were over 700,000 – 900,000 Arabs living in what was about to become Israel.

Prior to Israeli statehood, these same Arabs were warned to flee the area as Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt prepared to attack.

On May 14, 1948, Israel became a nation in fulfillment of Psalm 105:8-11; Isaiah 11:11-12, 66:7-8; Amos 9:15; Jeremiah 31:35-36; Ezekiel 36:28, 37:1-3 and were attacked the same day.

After the Armistice was signed in 1949, the Arab refugees were put into camps with nowhere to go. It was in those camps that Yasser Arafat coined the label Palestinians, creating perpetual pawns to be used to completely eliminate the Jewish state.

The writer of the Jerusalem Online Op-Ed, Lou Brifman, has it mostly right: The existence of a historic Arab Palestine is delusional.

The conflict over Arab demands to own the title deed to the land that was promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their descendants after them, began with Esau over 3500 years ago:

“When my father dies I will kill my brother Jacob” (Genesis 27:41). All that has changed is that the conclusion of the blood feud is in the final stages.

(See our Blood Feud tab chapter 1, 8, 9 10 on the home page)

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  1. Excellent synopsis of the Palestinian myth! Joan Peters in her award winning book, “From Time Immemorial” comes to the early conclusion that the claim of a numerous ‘descendant Arab Palestinian people’ exists with ‘family ties to the land for thousands’ of years is historically inaccurate. Furthermore, the basis for this mythical ‘Palestinian’ people was proposed by Arab activist, Musa Alami, to fill the Arab people’s ‘consciousness and imagination’ and to evoke a Palestinian nationality which would create identity and self-respect. A myth that took seed after their first humiliating defeat at the hands of a newly rebirthed Israel in 1948. After the humiliating defeat in the 1967 Six Day War, the Arabs under Yasser Arafat exploited this myth through a new strategy – hasbara (propaganda) – to any who would give an ear. The UN, as we all know, fell for the myth lot, stock, and barrel. It doesn’t take much to see the extreme anti-Semitism that pervades this Godless establishment. From 1947 to 1991, there were over 300 anti-Israel General Assembly resolutions against Israel. In 2012, alone, there were 22 General Assembly resolutions specifically against Israel, while only four were issued for the rest of the world combined. There are several great books that expose the ‘Palestinian myth’ two of these are: “From Time Immemorial” by Joan Peters and “Philistine – the Great Deception” by Ramon Bennett.

    • Ruth Peters book is in a handy spot on the top shelf of my book case. From our post on November 16, 2016:

      “In doing research for her 1984 book originally supporting Arab rights to the land of Israel, From Time Immemorial author Joan Peters, found a nagging discrepancy between the standard definition of a refugee and the definition used only for the Palestinian Arabs. Historically, a refugee is someone forced to leave a permanent or habitual home. For the Palestinian Arabs only, the definition is changed from “permanent” or “habitual” to a two-year occupancy: ” persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948, who lost both their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict.”

      Peters’ research of the facts led her to support the state of Israel.”

  2. Delusional. Yes, that is a good word. But, I like “lie” better. Or, as everybody today likes to put it, it is a “fake” state. I guess I’m just old fashioned, because I think “lie” says it so much better. God really hates lies.

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