Skip to comments.Happy Nakba Day! By the Way, the “Palestinians” Are Not Really a People
Posted on 05/15/2011 10:22:09 AM PDT by Texas Peartree
Every people enjoy a favorite holiday. For many Americans it is the yearly celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, or the feast eaten by pilgrims with their Native American hosts. These events mark the beginning of the American people.
For many Jews the celebration revolves around the Jewish New Year, when the Lord created the world, or Passover, when the Jews were freed from Egyptian slavery. At that points the Jews truly became a people, as they wandered for forty years after their Exodus.
For the made up people known as Palestinians, the big event is Nakba Day, which marks when enraged Palestinians celebrate their unquenchable rage by becoming . . . well, more enraged.
Today the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) did a courageous job of preventing Palestinian protesters from marking Nakba Day by infiltrating by the thousands across the Syrian and Lebanese borders. Unlike America, Israel must and does take their borders seriously.
The Palestinians want to create a holiday like Nakba Day because they believe it will give their anger legitimacy. It does not. Historically, there is no such thing as Palestine, except what the Romans called the Jewish area of the Empire thousands of years before the nomadic tribes of Syria moved into Israel. The name was derived from the Philistines, who died out as a people millennia ago. There is no difference between "Palestinians" and Syrians and Jordanians. They share the same language, food, culture and primitive mindset.
If you were to go back 100 years...
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A 2011 Nakba Day "celebrator."
All they gotta do is call it “The Peoples Republic of Palestine” The international communis....I mean community will give em anything they want.
The “palestinians” were a media creation back in the 60s and it is why I always put the term in quotation marks. To say that one is “palestinian” is the same as someone, here, saying that they are from the state of Yellowstone or the Painted Desert. It IS a lie.
In 1966, when Gaza was part of Egypt, what nationality were the people there considered to be? When the West bank was part of Jordan, what nationality were the residents considered to be?
I remember when the national news used to talk about Arafat, the Egyptian. I’m not sure when they started saying Arafat, the Palestinian. But at some point there seems to have been a crack in the fiber of reality and we entered the Twilight Zone and are on our way to the Outer Limits. At least that is how it feels sometimes. lol The world has gone crazy.
“In 1966, when Gaza was part of Egypt, what nationality were the people there considered to be? When the West bank was part of Jordan, what nationality were the residents considered to be?”
By 1966 the Arab governments went along with the charade to use this “people” as a weapon against Israel. However, before Israel won the War Of Independence in 1948, Arabs considered the Arabs of Palestine to be just like people in Jordan or Egypt, and not a separate people.
What did the Ottoman empire call them? Anyone know?
“What did the Ottoman empire call them? Anyone know?”
Yes, for part of the time it was just part of a bigger province called Damascus-Syria. Later in the Ottoman’s rule it was part of another province called Saida (Sidon).
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