Skip to comments.We have all been had! Sharon Nader Sloan exposes Palestinian myths, intentions
Posted on 03/22/2002 1:49:36 AM PST by JohnHuang2
Did you know that there was never any country called Palestine? Did you know that there is no such thing as a Palestinian people?
The ideas that the West Bank and Gaza are occupied Palestinian land, and that the Palestinian people are fighting for their land, have been accepted by most of the governments of the world and by most of the media in the world. But if you read on, you will see that these two claims are the biggest lies ever deliberately perpetrated on humanity.
Check out any map of the Middle East and see for yourself. You will find Palestine listed as a region as it always has been, but definitely not a country. We can locate the Mojave Desert on the map, but we still do not recognize it as our 51st state, let alone a country. Similarly, the region of Siberia is a region not a state. Or the Sahara is a region not a state, etc. Neither is Palestine a state. It never was a country, just a region.
Importantly, the Jews did not displace anyone, because no one permanently resided there. It was a land inhabited by nomadic, Bedouin tribes. The whole region was nothing but deserts and swamps. Only about 120,000 Arabs resided in an area that covered the territories, the state of Israel and Jordan. When Mark Twain visited the area, he wrote he found nothing but a wasteland.
During the 19 years that the territories including Jerusalem and Gaza were occupied by the kingdoms of Jordan and Egypt, no on talked about a Palestinian state not the Arab countries, not the United Nations. Nobody asked Jordan or Egypt to abdicate their ownership and give it to the Palestinians. Not even the Palestinians themselves said anything about a Palestinian state or a Palestinian people, because nobody heard of a Palestinian people. It never existed.
The fact simply is that there are no Palestinians. These people are Arabs like all other Arabs, and they happen to live in a region called Palestine. They are not a separate people.
What makes a separate people? Religion, language, culture, garb, cuisine, etc. The Arabs in Palestine speak the same language, practice the same religion, have the same culture, etc., as all the other Arabs. The few minor differences that exist between them are like the minor differences that exist between the Welsh, the Scots, and the Londoners. They are still all Britons. Yankees and Southerners have the same minor differences, but they are still all Americans. People in the south of France are quite different from the people in the north, but they are still all French. These inconsequential differences do not make a people.
The Arabs living in Syria or Jordan, etc., are also the same Arabs, but they are each a separate nation because they each have a separate country. The so-called Palestinians want a separate country because they claim to be a separate nation. They are not. They were never a separate people before the new state of Israel. How did they become one now?
Because of these lies, the so-called Palestinians feel justified in sending suicide bombers to kill women, children, babies, old men, old women and noncombatant citizens. Because of these lies, the United Nations and the media of the world are condemning Israel who is acting less harshly than any other country would act in retaliation for such heinous attacks. What is the United States doing in Afghanistan, a totally foreign country? Killing Afghanistanis. Why? Because they attacked us on Sept. 11. I understand this. But why do not they understand that that is exactly what Israel is doing, only on a much smaller scale?
Ask yourself this: Should the use of terror ever be rewarded? When is the use of terrorism justified as a military tactic? As a political tactic? As an economic tactic? What implications does this hold for future conflicts?
Let us examine the truths here:
1) There never was a Palestinian state or a Palestinian nation. There are no Palestinian people, per se. Rather, these are Arabs living in a region that historically has been called many things, including "Palestine."
2) Israel did not go to war against a Palestinian state and occupy its land. Rather, Israel was attacked by six Arab countries at once. She defended herself, defeated her attackers, and won the so-called territories, not from the Palestinians, but from Jordan and Egypt.
3) Jerusalem was never the capital of any state but Israel. It was certainly never the capital of a country that never existed. Why should the Palestinians get any part of it? Because they want it? Because they have terrorists?
4) Jerusalem, under the current Israeli control, is a free and open city. Israel, as a democracy, guarantees freedom of religion within its borders. Contrast this fact with areas that have come under Palestinian occupation. What percentage of Christians have left in recent years because they cannot stand the harassment and persecution?
5) Most Arabs living in Palestine today are not indigenous to the region. It was not until after the Jews had changed deserts and swamps into a productive and thriving land that the Arabs started migrating there. Arafat himself was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Did you know that?
The belief that giving the Palestinians a state will bring peace is a delusion. The truth is that they want it all. The short-term goal is a state consisting of the West Bank and Gaza. The long-term goal is a state which includes all of "historical Palestine," including Jordan.
How do I know this?
The late Faisal Husseini, Arafat's Jerusalem representative, a man who was cultured, sophisticated and considered the most moderate of all the Palestinians, shortly before his death on May 31, 2001, expressed his true feelings in an interview with the popular Egyptian newspaper el Arav. Husseini said: "We must distinguish the strategies and long-term goals from the political-phased goals which we are compelled to accept due to international pressures." But the "ultimate goal is the liberation of all of historical Palestine." Explicitly he said: "Oslo has to be viewed as a Trojan Horse."
He even added and clarified that it is the obligation of all the Palestinian forces and factions to see the Oslo Accords as "temporary" steps, as "gradual" goals, because in this way, "We are setting an ambush for the Israelis and cheating them." He also differentiated between "strategic," long-term, "higher" goals, and "political" short-term goals dependent on "the current international establishment, balance of power" etc.
All of historical Palestine! Does not this include all of Israel and all of Jordan?
What does this say to you?
This needs repeated on a regular basis.
God bless FR.
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This is a great post!!!!! And the more info. like this, appearing here, then we are doing our job to spread truth! Unfortunately, there are so many with convoluted, misguided views of the truth, thanks to the decline of public education, & education in general........., and these convoluted views ARE CONTINUALLY BACKED UP BY THE MEDIA!!!!!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!......all of your posts are well worth spreading around.....pronto!!!!!
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The assertion appears to be that Palestine is a not country. Traditionally other countries must recognize a country in order for it to be a country. Therefore, the assertion that Palestine is not a country has some truth to it. However, asserting that Palestine never existed has far less truth and asserting that there are no Palestinians reduces the truth to zero, and less.
Would you agree that before I make the transition from being had to not being had it would be prudent of me to attempt to determine whether I am being had again?
Check out any map of the Middle East and see for yourself. You will find Palestine listed as a region as it always has been, but definitely not a country.
I did refer to a map of the Middle East. I felt that a map created before World War Two but after World War One would be appropriate. This particular map is in a book titled Essentials of Geography second book, part one, published by the American Book Company in 1916 and revised in 1925. The authors were Albert Perry Brigham, a Professor of Geology at Colgate University, and Charles T. McFarlane, Professor of Geography at Columbia University. Page 222 of this book has a map supplied by The Matthews-Northrup Works and titled Political Asia.
In the area where the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea touches land, the map indicates several areas, which from the all upper case type appear to be identified as countries. These are SYRIA, TRANS-JORDAN, and PALESTINE. The cities that are identified are Aleppo, Damascus, and Beirut in SYRIA, Jerusalem in TRANS-JORDAN, and Jaffa in PALESTINE.
A current map indicates that the countries in that same region are SYRIA, LEBANON, JORDAN, and ISRAEL. The cities are Aleppo and Damascus in SYRIA, Beirut in LEBANON, Amman and Agabah in JORDAN, and Jerusalem in ISRAEL.
Note: West Bank and Gaza Strip are Israeli-occupied with current status subject to the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement -- permanent status to be determined through further negotiation. Golan Heights is Israeli-occupied Syria. Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, but the US, like nearly all other countries, maintains its Embassy in Tel Aviv.
Prior to the 1925 map was the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration was an official statement issued on behalf of the British government in 1917, announcing its support in principle of a proposed home for the Jewish people in Palestine. It was drafted by British Foreign Minister Arthur J. Balfour in concert with prominent Jewish leaders and the British cabinet and was issued by Balfour in the following communication to the 2nd Baron Rothschild on November 2, 1917:
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of his Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations, which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
His Majesty's Government views 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.
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation."
This declaration, which Zionists interpreted as a promise for a Jewish state in Palestine was formally approved by representatives of the Allied governments at Versailles in 1919 and was the basis of the League of Nations mandate for Palestine.
How is it explained that a non-existent Palestine came to appear on a map? Why did the Balfour Declaration refer to Palestine if it didnt exist? Why did the Zionist interpret the Balfour Declaration as a promise to create a Jewish state in Palestine if Palestine did not exist? Who were the occupants of the non-Jewish communities in Palestine referred to in the Balfour Declaration if not Palestinians?
Until there are cogent answers to these questions I reject the assertion that Palestine never existed. It logically follows that rejecting that assertion also rejects the assertion that there are no Palestinians.