Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Victor Sharpe

They are the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians.

They are indistinguishable from those Arabs who live in the
surrounding artificial states such as Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia or
the other entities throughout the Middle East created by the colonial
powers, France and Britain. Both powers were victorious after the
Ottoman Turkish Empire lay defeated at the end of World War I.

Both of these European powers carved artificial borders across the
corpse of what had been Turkey’s empire in the Middle East, and both
France and Britain have left a resulting legacy of war and violence
ever since. One such territory, previously occupied by Ottoman Turkey
for 400 years, was the geographical entity known sometimes as

But there is no such thing as a Palestinian people; no such thing as a
Palestinian history; and no Palestinian language exists. There has
never been any independent, sovereign Palestinian state in all of
recorded history – let alone an Arab independent state of Palestine.

You will search in vain for Palestinian Arab coinage or Palestinian
Arab archaeological artefacts specifically related to any Palestinian
Arab king or ancient leader. But what you will find are coins,
pottery, ancient scrolls, all providing conclusive, empirical and
millennial evidence of Jewish civilization dotting the land known
correctly as Israel – not Palestine.

The present-day so-called “Palestinians” are an Arab people sharing an
overwhelmingly Muslim Arab culture, ethnicity and language identical
to their fellow Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, with few if
any distinctions.

Yasser Arafat, the arch-terrorist, who imposed himself
undemocratically upon the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, was
fond of creating the absurd myth that Palestinian Arabs were descended
from the Canaanites and the Philistines.  As we know, the bigger the
lie the bigger the number of people will believe it. And so Arafat
twisted history in order to disinherit the indigenous native people of
the land: the Jews.

Canaanites, without doubt, were the first known inhabitants of the
Land of Israel before the first Hebrews, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and
their wives, settled there, and before Moses brought their descendants
back to the Promised Land during the Exodus from Egypt.

The Canaanites lived both along the coastal plain and in the mountain
regions, which run like a spine down the biblical territory of Samaria
and Judea. Their language was similar to Hebrew and their territory
stretched north into present day Lebanon and included the present day
Golan Heights.

The Canaanites were finally subdued during the reign of King David.
Most Canaanites were gradually assimilated into the Jewish people and
were no longer a distinguishable people.

After the 8th century BC, the Canaanites no longer existed and the
only people, therefore, who can trace back an historic link to ancient
Canaan are the Jews, not the Palestinian Arabs. So much for Arafat’s
nonsense and for the on-going attempts by today’s Palestinian Arabs,
financed by vast Arab oil wealth, to hoodwink the world.

The term “Philistines” provides the source from which the term
“Palestinians” is derived. Like the Arabs who gave themselves the
concocted name “Palestinian,” the Philistines were alien peoples who
entered the land from other lands, mostly from the Mediterranean
island of Crete. That is why they were also known as the Sea People.

The modern “Palestinian Arabs” are primarily the descendants of those
itinerant Arabs who illegally flooded British Mandatory Palestine from
Arab territories as far away as Sudan, Egypt, Syria and what was
Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). They were attracted during the early
decades of the 20th century by new employment opportunities provided
by the Jewish pioneers, whose heroic efforts were turning the desert
green again and restoring centuries of neglect that the land had
endured under a succession of alien occupiers.

Britain, during its Mandate over the territory, turned a blind eye to
the flood of illegal Arab aliens entering, while at the same time
often arbitrarily limiting Jewish immigration into their ancient,
biblical and ancestral homeland. This was a betrayal of the Mandate
given to Britain to facilitate a Jewish Homeland in the geographical
territory known as Palestine.

The Philistines were non-Semitic peoples who had entered the land from
their homes throughout the Aegean Islands in general and from Crete in
particular. These ancient Cretans arrived in Southern Canaan and along
the Egyptian coastline and were known as “Pelestim and Keretim” by the
Hebrew tribes. It appears that their first settlement may have been
Gaza. Later they settled in Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gat and Ekron: the

Their territory was primarily along the coastal Mediterranean;
interestingly, a territory not dissimilar to the present day Gaza
Strip. They attempted at different times to invade Judah but were
turned back by the various Jewish biblical heroes and finally defeated
by King David. From that time onwards they were diminished as a threat
and as a separate people, finally disappearing from history and any
“Palestinian” Arab attempt to claim a lineage with them is as absurd
as that of links with the early Canaanites.

Moving fast forward to 73 AD, the first attempt of the Jews to reclaim
their independence from the repressive yoke of Roman occupation ended
when Jewish warriors and their families fled to the fortress of Masada
from Jerusalem. The Romans had destroyed the Jewish capital city along
with the Second Jewish Temple.

Historically documented and universally recognized, Masada, which
rises to great height overlooking the Dead Sea, is where the heroic
last stand took place and where the surviving warriors and their
families took their own lives rather than be sent as slaves throughout
the mighty Roman Empire. The Land where these stirring and epochal
events took place was in the province known as Judæa. There is
absolutely no mention of any place called “Palestine” before that

After the suppression of the Second Jewish Revolt in 135 AD against
the Roman occupation, the Emperor Hadrian replaced the name of Judea
(Yehuda in Hebrew from where the name Yehudim, Jews, originates) to
Syria-Palæstina after the “Philistines” who were the ancient enemies
of the Israelites. Hadrian did so with the explicit purpose of
effacing any trace of Jewish history.

Ancient Romans, as well as so-called Palestinian Arabs, have fulfilled
the Hebrew Scriptural prophecy that declares: “They lay crafty plans
against Your People… they say: ‘come, let us wipe them out as a
nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more’.” – Tehilim
83:3-4 (Psalm 83:3-4). They failed, as Israel is reconstituted as a
modern Jewish state in its ancestral and biblical homeland.

No such name as Palestine occurs in any ancient document. It is not
written in the Bible, neither in the Hebrew Scriptures nor in the
Christian Testament, not even in Assyrian, Persian, Macedonian,
Ptolemaic, Seleucian or other Greek sources. There is no “Palestinian”
people ever mentioned, not even by the Romans that invented the term.

If “Palestinians” allegedly are the historic inhabitants of the Holy
Land, why did they not fight for independence from Roman occupation as
Jews did? How is it possible that not a single “Palestinian” leader
revolted against the Roman invaders or is mentioned in any historic

Why is there no Palestinian rebel group mentioned, as for example the
Jewish Zealots? Why does every historic document mention the Jews as
the native and aboriginal inhabitants, and the Greeks, Romans and
others as foreigners dwelling in Judea; but no “Palestinian” people,
neither as native or as foreigner? What is more, there is no reference
to any “Palestinian” people in the Koran, although Muslims claim that
their prophet was once in al-Aksa (meaning the farthest place) which
Muslims, for political purposes, chose to be Jerusalem – an event not
even mentioned in the Koran.

Saladin, a Kurd, knew the Jews and invited them to resettle in
Jerusalem. He had no trouble in recognizing Jerusalem as their eternal
capital city and the territory as their rightful Homeland. But he did
not know any so-called Palestinians and to claim otherwise that
Palestinians are the original people of Eretz Yisrael, the Land of
Israel,  is not only counter to secular history but also is opposed to
Islamic history.

The so-called “Palestinians” who claim Jerusalem want it so that they
can take it away from the Jews for whom Jerusalem, known also as Zion,
is the eternal, 3,000 year old Jewish capital.

Perhaps what links the modern day Arabs who call themselves
“Palestinians” with the ancient Philistines is that both are invaders.
The Philistines wanted to take from the Israelites the Holy Ark of the
Covenant, while today’s so-called “Palestinian Arabs” want to take
from the Jewish people the Holy City of the Covenant – Jerusalem.

A wealth of information about this and related subjects may be found
at the following website. I encourage all to read it:

So let me close, beginning with the words of a Christian Arab, Joseph
Farah, who has made his home here in America and who knows of what he

“There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by
Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from
Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Iraqis, etc. Keep in
mind that the Arabs control 99.9 per cent of the Middle East lands.
Israel represents one-tenth of one per cent of the landmass. But
that’s too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is
ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today… No matter how
many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough.”

Joseph Farah, “Myths of the Middle East”

Let us hear what other Arabs have said:

“There is no such country as Palestine. ‘Palestine’ is a term the
Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was
for centuries part of Syria. ‘Palestine’ is alien to us. It is the
Zionists who introduced it”.

Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937

“There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not”.

Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian, 1946

“It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria”.

Representative of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, 1956

Concerning the Holy Land, the chairman of the Syrian Delegation at the
Paris Peace Conference in February 1919 stated:

“The only Arab domination since the Conquest in 635 AD hardly lasted,
as such, 22 years.”

The preceding declarations by Arab politicians were issued before 1967
as they had not the slightest knowledge of the existence of any
Palestinian people.

How and when did they change their mind and decide that such people existed?

When the State of Israel was reborn in 1948 the Arabs had still not
discovered that “ancient” people. They were too busy attempting to
annihilate the reconstituted sovereign State of Israel, and did not
intend to create any Palestinian entity, but only to distribute the
seized Jewish lands among the already existing Arab states.

The Arab armies were miraculously defeated by a tiny handful of Jewish
defenders. The Arabs attempted again to destroy Israel in 1967, and
were humiliated in only six days, in which they lost the lands that
they had previously stolen and usurped in 1948. Those lands included
Judea and Samaria, which comprise the biblical and ancestral Jewish
heartland, tracing its history back some 4,000 years.

Now the world forgets such empirical history and prefers to name the
ancestral Jewish territory, the West Bank, which was illegally
occupied by the Jordanian Arabs for 19 years from 1948 until its
liberation in 1967.

In all those years, when Jordan occupied Judea and Samaria and Egypt
occupied the Gaza Strip, neither of them created a “Palestinian”
state, since the still non-existing Palestinians would have never
claimed their alleged right to have their own state.

Paradoxically, during the British Mandate, which lasted from 1920 to
1948, it was not any Arab group but the Jews that were known as

But read what other Arabs declared after the Six-Day War:

“There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians
and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political
reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity… yes, the
existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical
purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the
continuing battle against Israel”.

Zuhair Muhsin, military commander of the PLO and member of the PLO
Executive Council

“Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian
people, there is no Palestinian entity, there is only Syria. You are
an integral part of the Syrian people, Palestine is an integral part
of Syria. Therefore it is we, the Syrian authorities, who are the true
representatives of the Palestinian people”.

Syrian dictator Hafez Assad to the PLO leader Yasser Arafat

“As I lived in Palestine, everyone I knew could trace their heritage
back to the original country their great grandparents came from.
Everyone knew their origin was not from the Canaanites, but
ironically, this is the kind of stuff our education in the Middle East
included. The fact is that today’s Palestinians are immigrants from
the surrounding nations! I grew up well knowing the history and
origins of today’s Palestinians as being from Yemen, Saudi Arabia,
Morocco, Christians from Greece, Muslim Sherkas from Russia, Muslims
from Bosnia, and the Jordanians next door. My grandfather, who was a
dignitary in Bethlehem, almost lost his life by Abdul Qader Al-Husseni
(the leader of the Palestinian revolution) after being accused of
selling land to Jews. He used to tell us that his village Beit Sahur
(The Shepherds Fields) in Bethlehem County was empty before his father
settled in the area with six other families. The town has now grown to
30,000 inhabitants”.

Walid Shoebat

During the long years of alien occupation of the Land of Israel,
though Jews were always living in the Land in whatever numbers they
could sustain, visitors were always struck at how the land had become
a barren waste with malarial swamps and a remarkably sparse
population. The following reports from travellers to the desolate
landscape that had become a mournful waste are quite telling:

“There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent (valley
of Jezreel, Galilee); not for thirty miles in either direction… One
may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. For the
sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee… Nazareth is
forlorn… Jericho lies a mouldering ruin… Bethlehem and Bethany, in
their poverty and humiliation… untenanted by any living creature… A
desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly
to weeds… a silent, mournful expanse… a desolation… We never saw a
human being on the whole route… Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even
the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil
had almost deserted the country… Palestine sits in sackcloth and
ashes… desolate and unlovely…”

Mark Twain, “The Innocents Abroad”, 1867

One wonders, therefore, where were the “Palestinians” hiding so that
Mark Twain could not see them? Where was that so-called “ancient”
people in the mid nineteenth century? Of course, Arab politicians now
attempt to discredit Mark Twain, retreating into that realm of all
scoundrels by calling him a racist.

“In 1590 a ‘simple English visitor’ to Jerusalem wrote: ‘Nothing there
is to be seen but a little of the old walls, which is yet remaining
and all the rest is grass, moss and weeds much like to a piece of rank
or moist ground’.”.

Gunner Edward Webbe, Palestine Exploration Fund

“The land in Palestine is lacking in people to till its fertile soil”.

British archaeologist Thomas Shaw, mid-1700s

“Palestine is a ruined and desolate land”.

Count Constantine François Volney, XVIII century French author and historian

“The Arabs themselves cannot be considered but temporary residents.
They pitched their tents in its grazing fields or built their places
of refuge in its ruined cities. They created nothing in it. Since they
were strangers to the land, they never became its masters. The desert
wind that brought them hither could one day carry them away without
their leaving behind them any sign of their passage through it”.

Comments by Christians concerning the Arabs in Palestine in the 1800s

“The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and
therefore its greatest need is of a body of population”.

James Finn, British Consul in 1857

“The area was under populated and remained economically stagnant until
the arrival of the first Zionist pioneers in the 1880′s, who came to
rebuild the Jewish land. The country had remained “The Holy Land” in
the religious and historic consciousness of mankind, which associated
it with the Bible and the history of the Jewish people. Jewish
development of the country also attracted large numbers of other
immigrants – both Jewish and Arab. The road leading from Gaza to the
north was only a summer track suitable for transport by camels and
carts… Houses were all of mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen…
The plows used were of wood… The yields were very poor… Schools did
not exist… The rate of infant mortality was very high… The western
part, toward the sea, was almost a desert… Many ruins were scattered
over the area, as owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages
were deserted by their inhabitants”.

The report of the British Royal Commission, 1913

Far too many otherwise decent people have come to accept Arab oil
financed falsehoods masquerading as history about the origins of the
so-called Palestinian Arabs. These lies now permeate the mainstream
media, schools, colleges, and universities and are perpetrated by the
tenured leftist professors and the colleges who all too eagerly accept
Saudi blood money.

The historical facts given above may be of help to those who have
otherwise fallen hook, line and sinker for duplicitous Arab propaganda
and what constitutes one of the biggest scams ever perpetrated upon
the world.

Victor Sharpe is a freelance writer and author of several books
including a collection of short stories called The Blue Hour and
Volumes One, Two and Three of Politicide: The attempted murder of the
Jewish state.

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