Sunday, January 1, 2012

Palestinian flag and lies raised at UNESCO

Said Palestinian ambassador to India Adli Sedaq in his remarks at the flag-raising, "Palestine and its people are mentioned more than 250 times(in the Bible)"

This is a lie. 

I challenge Sedaq to show anywhere in the Bible where Palestine is mentioned.  This statement is pure historical revisionism, as bad and misleading as anything said by Mark Weber or Ernst Zundel.  It is also an example of the continuing demonization of Jews and Israel through the re-creating of history based in hatred  through Islamic doctrine.

The "Palestinians" are a created people, their history is that of being Arab, not the persecuted and oppressed refugees, demanding of all the sympathy a victim usually receives.

I also challenge anyone to prove the "Palestinians" are a real people.  Show archaeological evidence, ancient money, government papers, administration archives for cities, written records of any kind, ruins, inventions or ancient about a famous old world Palestinian novelist or poet, maybe a cemetery or center of commerce/agriculture.  There is no evidence, there is nothing to show the "Palestinain" people exist, except for the historical records from the late 1800s when Jewish emigration began in that area.

Buying into the lies and ignoring historical fact has led us to this day, and if we continue to deny the truth, our tenuous hold on peace will dissolve soon enough.  It will be the refugees who will suffer the most, and at the end of the day no one will be able to sooth over the wounds created by the continued support of a historical lie.

From PMI December 19

    PA ambassador to India: “Palestine and its people are mentioned more than 250 times” in the Bible

Headline: "India: Ceremony of solidarity marking the raising of the Palestinian flag at UNESCO headquarters"
     "Palestinian ambassador to India, Adli Sadeq, explained the negative ramifications of the position of Israel and America, which are furious over the raising of the Palestinian flag at UNESCO…

The ambassador spoke about the statements by the candidate in the American Republican Party primaries, Newt Gingrich, against our people, in describing this people as 'invented'. He [Sadeq] said that this ignoring of the existence of the Palestinian people and its rights reflects logic which mocks intelligence, culture, and the Bible itself, in which Palestine and its people are mentioned more than 250 times."

On the other side of the coin there is this.  Historical re-writing must be countered with historically accurate reflections.  Here is just one of many that completely disputes the "Palestinian" claim.

From Myths and Facts January 1

There is No Age-Old Palestinian People. Most So-Called Palestinians are Relative Newcomers to The Land of Israel
Palestinian Arabs cast themselves as a native people in “Palestine” – like the Aborigines in Australia or Native Americans in America. They portray the Jews as European imperialists and colonizers. This is simply untrue.
Until the Jews began returning to the Land of Israel in increasing numbers from the late 19th century to the turn of the 20th, the area called Palestine was a God-forsaken backwash that belonged to the Ottoman Empire, based in Turkey.
The land’s fragile ecology had been laid waste in the wake of the Arabs’ 7th-century conquest. In 1799, the population was at it lowest and estimated to be no more than 250,000 to 300,000 inhabitants in all the land.2

At the turn of the 20th century, the Arab population west of the Jordan River (today, Israel and the West Bank) was about half a million inhabitants and east of the Jordan River perhaps 200,000.3
The collapse of the agricultural system with the influx of nomadic tribes after the Arab conquest that created malarial swamps and denuded the ancient terrace system eroding the soil, was coupled by a tyrannous regime, a crippling tax system and absentee landowners that further decimated the population. Much of the indigenous population had long since migrated or disappeared. Very few Jews or Arabs lived in the region before the arrival of the first Zionists in the 1880s and most of those that did lived in abject poverty.
Most Arabs living west of the Jordan River in Israel, the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza are newcomers who came from surrounding Arab lands after the turn of the 20th century because they were attracted to the relative economic prosperity brought about by the Zionist Movement and the British in the 1920s and 1930s.4
This is substantiated by eyewitness reports of a deserted country – including 18th-century reports from the British archaeologist Thomas Shaw, French author and historian Count Constantine Volney (Travels through Syria and Egypt, 1798); the mid-19th-century writings of Alphonse de Lamartine (Recollections of the East, 1835); Mark Twain(Innocents Abroad, 1867); and reports from the British Consul in Jerusalem (1857) that were sent back to London.5
The Ottoman Turks’ census (1882) recorded only 141,000 Muslims in the Land of Israel. The real number is probably closer to 350,000 to 425,000, since many hid to avoid taxes. The British census in 1922 reported 650,000 Muslims.

Aerial photographs taken by German aviators during World War I show an underdeveloped country composed mainly of primitive hamlets.6 Ashdod, for instance, was a cluster of mud dwellings, Haifa a fishing village. In 1934 alone, 30,000 Syrian Arabs from the Hauran moved across the northern frontier into Mandate Palestine, attracted by work in and around the newly built British port7 and the construction of other infrastructure projects. They even dubbed HaifaUm el-Amal (‘the city of work’).
The fallacy of Arab claims that most Palestinians were indigenous to Palestine – not newcomers - is also bolstered by a 1909 vintage photograph of Nablus, today an Arab city on the West Bank with over 121,000 residents. Based on the number of buildings in the photo taken from the base of Mount Gerizim, the population in 1909 – Muslim Arabs and Jewish Samaritans – could not have been greater than 2,000 residents.8
Family names of many Palestinians attest to their non-Palestinian origins. Just as Jews bear names like Berliner, Warsaw and Toledano, modern phone books in the Territories are filled with families named Elmisri (Egyptian), Chalabi (Syrian), Mugrabi (North Africa). Even George Habash – the arch-terrorist and head of Black September – bears a name with origins in Abyssinia or Ethiopia, Habash in both Arabic and Hebrew.
Palestinian Nationality is an Entity Defined by its Opposition to Zionism, and not its National Aspirations

What unites Palestinians has been their opposition to Jewish nationalism and the desire to stamp it out, not aspirations for their own state. Local patriotic feelings are generated only when a non-Islamic entity takes charge – such as Israel did after the 1967 Six-Day War. It dissipates under Arab rule, no matter how distant or despotic.

A Palestinian identity did not exist until an opposing force created it – primarily anti-Zionism. Opposition to a non-Muslim nationalism on what local Arabs, and the entire Arab world, view as their own turf, was the only expression of ‘Palestinian peoplehood.’
The Grand Mufti Hajj Amin al-Husseini, a charismatic religious leader and radical anti-Zionist was the moving force behind opposition to Jewish immigration in the 1920s and 1930s. The two-pronged approach of the “Diplomacy of Rejection” (of Zionism) and the violence the Mufti incited occurred at the same time Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan and Iraq became countries in the post-Ottoman reshuffling of territories established by the British and the French under the League of Nation’s mandate system.
The tiny educated class among the Arabs of Palestine was more politically aware than the rest of Arab society, with the inklings of a separate national identity. However, for decades, the primary frame of reference for most local Arabs was the clan or tribe, religion and sect, and village of origin. If Arabs in Palestine defined themselves politically, it was as “southern Syrians.”
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