Arab Historian Admits there is No Palestinian People

When the Ottoman rule ended, there was no Palestinian national identity or political borders. It was all made up later. Arabs themselves say so, but the west isn’t listening

The founding of Tel Aviv 1909 (GPO)

One of the biggest, most stubborn and costliest untruths of our time is the notion that the jihad waged by Arabs in the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Gaza against Jews in Israel is a national struggle of an indigenous people for independence.

No matter the facts, the lie persists to the tune of billions of dollars in international aid and political prestige, which makes it increasingly difficult for anyone involved to admit that the whole thing is nothing more than a propaganda stunt.

Unlike the fairy tale of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, everyone pretends to be blind and deaf when it is pointed out that the emperor is naked. In fact, if the emperor himself were to stand up and yell, ‘I am naked folks, go home!’ the crowd would go on complimenting his non-existent garments.

Last week the naked emperor did just that:

“Before the Balfour Promise, when the Ottoman rule [1517-1917] ended, Palestine’s political borders as we know them today did not exist, and there was nothing called a Palestinian people with a political identity as we know today”, historian Abd Al-Ghani admitted on official PA TV on November 1.

“Since Palestine’s lines of administrative division stretched from east to west and included Jordan and southern Lebanon, and like all peoples of the region [the Palestinians] were liberated from the Turkish rule and immediately moved to colonial rule, without forming a Palestinian people’s political identity.”

In 1917, says this Arab historian on official PA TV, there was no such thing as a Palestinian people. This statement amounts to saying that the whole narrative of an ‘indigenous Palestinian people’ was made up at a later point in time.

As Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad speaking on Al-Hekma TV said in March 2012: “Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. Who are the Palestinians? We have many families called Al-Masri, whose roots are Egyptian. Egyptian! They may be from Alexandria, from Cairo, from Dumietta, from the North, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians…”

There is a reason, why the “Palestinian National Museum” is empty of historical artifacts.

The Arab historian’s admission corroborates the observations of 19th century travelers to the region, who notably had no specific political agenda when they visited, unlike so many visitors to Israel today:

”Outside the gates of Jerusalem, we saw indeed no living object, heard no living sound”, wrote French poet Alphonse de Lamartine about his visit in 1835.

”The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is that of a body of population.” wrote British Consul James Finn in his 1857 description of the Holy Land.

”Palestine sits in a sackcloth and ashes. Over it broods the spell of a curse that withered its fields and fettered its energies. …Palestine is desolate and unlovely….It is a hopeless dreary, heartbroken land.” wrote American author Mark Twain in his description of his visit in 1867.

Nevertheless, the Arab propaganda machine gets away with publishing fantastic falsehoods, such as this one on the Palestinian Authority’s tourism website: “With a history that envelops more than one million years, Palestine has played an important role in human civilization. The crucible of prehistoric cultures, it is where settled society, the alphabet, religion, and literature developed, and would become a meeting place for diverse cultures and ideas that shaped the world we know today”.

The international community not only approves of these falsehoods, it happily pays for them.

Historian Abd Al-Ghani’s declaration on PA TV was a historic, highly newsworthy admission that ought to have made the headlines everywhere, considering the importance the issue is given by political leaders, diplomats, the media and other establishment figures all over the world.

After all, if the Arabs themselves admit that the ‘Palestinian people’ is an invented entity, should not the consequence be that the countless UN projects, billions of dollars in international aid, and the endless campaigns against Israel cease and be used for more noble purposes?

The answer is yes, but no one is paying attention.

We live in a post-factual world. Facts no longer have any currency, unlike feelings and ideological posturing. The truth has been reduced to a troublesome inconvenience and if it happens to stare you in the face, nothing could be easier than closing your eyes or simply looking away.

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Judith Bergman is a columnist and political analyst

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  1. Judith, an excellent op-ed with amazing news. It makes me wonder how Al-Ghani stated the truth on the Palestinian Authority TV without having shoes thrown at him. He is certainly a very brave man. Hope he is not wiped out.

  2. This article is VERY IMPORTANT, it needs wide exposure. Somehow we have to keep telling our truth until IT BECOMES THE TRUTH. Not the lie being the truth.

  3. The truth is important. In defence of average Americans, it is a busy, very culturally rich and diverse lifestyle, it is difficult to keep up with how much knowledge we have access to in any then day. I , myself, in my interest in the sciences, and then trying to keep up with current events, find my time stretched to its limits. But this matter, as one person online put it, the ‘fakestinians’ , is important. The Arabs practice in culturally condoned fraud called TAQIYYA, it is where the expression’carprtbaggers’ comes from, long ago , on the sdilk road, Arabs sold rugs, and would cheat the customers, hence a famoe for being con artists. The American people need to be educated to this part of world history. They have the right to know and the moral responsibility to be aware.

    1. You can scroll down and have it sent right to your email, or you can take your mouse and highlight the article, select copy in the task bar and open up a word doc. and paste it. Then save as, to your desk top.

    2. I’m not sure where you got that from Jessi, but I would think you’d at least check your facts first before commenting in an article principally about not inventing an untrue historical narrative for PC reasons and just because something fits your prejudices about Arabs, it doesn’t make it either true or historical. Although I’m sure plenty of rugs were sold on the silk road and that ppl were cheated, “Carpetbaggers/bagging” is a pejorative term from the post US civil war period.
      It was used for northerners that were accused of coming to the defeated south to essentially plunder it. It described the large and distinctive cloth suitcases they brought with them, which at that time were cheaply made using carpet fabric. It doesn’t have anything remotely to do with either Arabs or the silk road merchants and saying it does is a further disservice to history. Check your facts…

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  5. A Two Citizenships Solution vs. a Jewish-Arab State >>

    The number of Arabs and Jews living west of the Jordan River is approximately the same.
    Arab autonomy in Palestine exists for more than 20 years, on the territory of the Gaza Strip and in zones A and B.
    All Jews were expelled from there long ago.
    A two states solution is meaningless without changing citizenship of Israeli Arabs.
    Israeli Arabs obtained Israeli citizenship illegally and against international law.
    In 1952, Jews rashly presented the Arabs with Israeli citizenship.
    Unfortunately, Israel long ago became a bi-national , it’s an incubator for Arab people.
    Arabs hate Jewish state. This can lead to events such as those that occur in Syria.
    Jews will not survive in a bi-national state.
    Israel must stop to impose Israeli citizenship to the hostile nation.

    Immediately after the establishment of a new Arab state west of the Jordan River ( or return Jordanian rule ), the Arabs of Haifa, Nazareth, Lod, Galilee, Negev, Jerusalem etc. must become citizens of their new (old) state.
    If the Jews do not want to continue to live in a bi-national state, and within a generation become a minority in Israel, they must prepare for a referendum (as in Scotland) based on the UN resolution to divide Palestine for Jews and Arabs.

    Fatah-Hamas government requires land free of Jews.
    Therefore, Israeli demands are legitimate and forced:
    1. To divide National Insurance for Jews and Arabs, by forming the funds from taxes collected separately from Jews and Arabs.
    2. To employ only the Arabs, who will replace Israeli citizenship to the status of Israel’s residents.
    3. Deductions from wages ( income tax and health tax) of Arab residents to transfer to the Palestinian Authority , of course along with responsibility for health, education , jobs and pensions to all Arabs who wish to remain in Israel.

    It’s possible to separate from the Arabs according to law, as the Irish and the British, as the Czechs and the Slovaks or as the Greeks and the Turks in Cyprus . First to separate economically and then geographically.
    Palestinian-Jordanian citizenship to the Arabs, Israeli citizenship to the Jews.
    Two Nations – Two States – Two Citizenships !
    The only sustainable long term solution is:
    The Arabs should be ruled by the Arab administration and the Jews should be governed by the Jewish government.

  6. Great article. And the conclusion is so true: with so much political & financial capital invested in this concocted derivation, no Western politician or journalist would dare to admit it openly. But the simple fact is, the very same forces that led to systemic persecution of Jews for 1700 years in Europe, allows a simple lie to be played out so neatly by Arabs.

  7. In 1917, says this Arab historian on official PA TV, there was no such thing as a Palestinian people. The year must be wrong,there was no TV in 1917.so perhaps you should correct it?

    1. There was no PA either in 1917. Therefore, notice there is a comma after 1917, indicating a pause in the sentence with a jump to the fact that the historian is relating the following information on PA TV today.

  8. Love your work, Judith. I am a former mitna dev and “used to” have pro-Israel op-eds printed regularly in Vermont dailies from the seventies until two years ago but since less responsible and younger pro-Palestine editors have taken over, my efforts have been silenced since these are private papers. Working on a piece regarding Israel/Palestine and Jerusalem right now for another paper, and have found great stuff in your piece.

  9. As a pro Israel political activist I find that armed with this kind of output is one of the best arguments one can have when debating with those who truly believe in the anthropological miracle of the Palestinians.
    Is there any way we can get this article circulated in the wider media – I cannot imagine that the BBC would ever post such a damning article on the Palestinian issue but do we the nous to somehow get this to a much wider audience.
    It’s a pity too that the article does not contain the statements of the Arab historian Professor Philip Hitti who in 1947 wrote ‘ There is no such thing as Palestine in history’. Furthermore it would have been excruciating for the pro Palestinians to read the ststements of the ex PLO terrorist Walid Shoesbat and the damning statement of Zuhair Mushsin in his article in Dutch newspaper Der Trouw in 1977. Too long to print here but both worth noting as they completely verify that the Palestinian cause has nothing to do with anything but a land grab and that Palestinians never existed pre 1967.

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  11. The only reason in this case, that the truth does not matter is, that the hatred of the Jews are that strong , that they are willing to continue with telling those lies regardless of the facts.

  12. Is the article saying there were no people living in these areas? That is a LIE. Israel’s own records state the early Jewish settlers formed Militia groups like the Haganah to war with the inhabitants, in what later become known as Palestine, whom they later drove out

    1. No, that is not what the article is saying. You need to brush up on your reading comprehension before leveling accusations. The article deals with the concept of a supposed indigenous population. The article clearly quotes the Arab historian who said – “half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. Who are the Palestinians? We have many families called Al-Masri, whose roots are Egyptian. Egyptian! They may be from Alexandria, from Cairo, from Dumietta, from the North, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians…” Many historical documents by the Catholic Church and British surveyors mention how small the population of the region was up until the time the migration of Jews to the area created an economic boom that drew Arabs from around the area (Egypt, Saudia Arabia and Syria) to the region. And Hagana means “defense”. The organization was created to protect the Jewish inhabitants from the violence initiated by the Arabs.

    1. Of course it is, the Arab historian is under our control as is the rest of the world. Mommy dropped you on your head when you were a baby, didn’t she.

  13. I love how you mentioned the BALFOUR AGREEMENT in this article, but fail to mention who the BALFOUR agreement was sent to….. Lord Rothschild. World Jewish Zionist Bankster. I also find it odd that the said agreement was not added for the benefit of people to read 87 words. These words clearly state Turning Palestine into the Zionist Federation called ISRAEL.

    In short.. the world knows your F*cking Lies! We are not your GOYIM! We know the German Holocaust is and was a lie! We have caputred records that show total deaths of everyone 271,000. It is located in NATIONAL ARCHIVES.ORG filed 2009 but known since 1970 by many.

    My GOD have no mercy on your souls when incinerated for all the deaths your political belief ZIONISM has brought to the world.

    1. You must be a lot of fun at parties. Seems you forgot to take the red pills today. You’ll be ok, those are the pills that help the effects of your parents being siblings.

    2. The Balfour Declaration was sent to the British representative of the British Zionists–it doesn’t matter what his name was–he was the appropriate representative. The Balfour Declaration did nothing other than state the policy of the British government at that time. The Jewish National Home was created by the League of Nations and approved by the entire League. This was a binding legal instrument–not a policy statement and not a UN resolution (which is just a recommendation). It does not include the word Israel, btw. However, the Mandate of Palestine–does include the word Jewish some dozen times and the word Arab never appears. Why? Because the Arabs received 99% of the land the western nations liberated from the Turks. The Jews were awarded their national homeland, less that 1%. Justice was done. Hating Jews is the only reason someone would begrudge them the 1%, their national home of 3500 years. I won’t even respond to your Holocaust denial-it is even more absurd. Shalom!

  14. Thank you for all your information about the so called “palestinians”. They are a “front” for all the Arab countries.

  15. ABritinNY, see how powerful propaganda can be? It’s right there in your face, but you refuse to believe . Someone is offering historical facts to you, but not good enough. So sad. Are you a self proclaimed historian? Anybody can look up terms. You just printed something and could not see your own correlation. Now that’s some denial.

  16. I’ve always said the Palestinians already HAVE a homeland…It’s called Jordan!!!

  17. When “THEY” also admit that the Seed of Abraham, Semites, constitutes a DNA-strand which is carried from generation-to-generation, they will be closer to the Truth of the Matter. Bloodline matters. NEITHER ARE THE ISRAELIS “Semites”; they’re 80% Ashkanazi Europeans.

    1. And you write this as a genetic expert? There is great debate among genetic experts over the conclusions. So you cannot choose one argument and wave that as the conclusive fact. Furthermore, your statement is inaccurate, as 80& of Israelis are not European. Actually most are Shephardic-Mizrachi. Besides, the origin of the Jews does not matter, the fact that they are Jewish is what matters. I am the son of a convert. King David is the grandson of a convert. Our matriarchs all converted. One can convert or be born Jewish to Jewish parents who could be white, brown, black, yellow or some combination of all. It is not an ethnicity, it is a religion and nationality.

  18. It’s a fact, these leaches refuse to believe, there is no Palestine! Those who govern these people have an agenda to rule over Israel! They made this whole story up for world sympathy! Thanks for clarifying this ignanamous lie!

  19. In the bible it says that Israel lived in Egypt for 500 years to survive drought . Then they wanted it back after it becomes the land of milk and honey and they had to push out the people of the time so it was occupied by different tribes of people who may or not related. Even Joseph married a Egypt ion woman.

  20. Interesting. And though I’m pro Israel, I can see the Palestinians legitimate grievance. Let’s look at it this way. 500 years ago there was no Americans. And Palestinians occupied Israel much longer than 500 years. Our ancestors came to America, established this land, owned this land, and we call it Americans land. How would we as Americans feel if the Indians said this is our land given by God, and we want all you Americans to give up your property and give us back our God given lands,and you go live in another country. So,I can understand why Palestinians are upset.

    1. One problem with your logic – The Arabs did not occupy the land for any period of time. Those claiming to be palestinians arrived the same time as the Jewish immigrants read about it here – http://en.mida.org.il/2018/05/16/origins-arab-settlers-land-israel-2/ furthermoe, they had 20 years to create a state in the area of the west Bank as the call it. They didn’t because they never intended to.

  21. The so-called ” Arab Palestinian ” people never ever existed in human history , nor a so-called ” Palestinian State ” ! This is a soviet invention on the early 60 `s with the very clear purpose that soviets wanted to extend their influence in that region of the world. At that time the Soviets took a guy whose name was Yasser Arafat and they have sent him to Moscow where he received a special training in politics and in performing terrorist activities. There were also many more so – called ” Arab Palestinians ” trained in the same way by the Russians ( Soviets ) and the terrorist acts have spread rapidly in the Middle East . Almost all the former so-called ” socialist countries” which were effectively under the Soviet occupation or those countries which have been heavily supported economically by the soviets ( Cuba for instance) HAVE ACCEPTED AND SUPPORTED THIS STORY OF THE SO-CALLED ” ARAB PALESTINIANS ” AND ALSO THE STORY OF THE SO-CALLED ” PALESTINIAN STATE ” . All those ” socialist ” countries have broke the diplomatic relationships with Israel , except Romania ( the only Eastern European country which had no on its territory soviet troops of occupation ) . All those countries have ” condemned ” Israel for ” aggression ” against the so-called ” Arab Palestinians” and against the Arabs who call themselves Egyptians , Syrians ,Jordanians, etc…. IT SEEMS THAT NOWADAYS THE E.U. DOES ALMOST THE SAME THING ! Of course the interest is different : the Arabian countries together with Iran pay to the most powerful Western European countries many billion of dollars , for buying military equipment , military and civilian aircraft ( Airbus for instance ) , industrial equipment , etc…. Some Arabian countries have even interfered in the elections which have taken place in some of the Western European countries , supporting with large amounts of “petrodollars ” political election campaigns ( funding the campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy , in France , for instance ) . The E.U. has even abstain itself from moving their embassies to Jerusalem ,the capital city of Israel , for not ” upsetting ” the Arabs , who pay them a lot of money ( billions of dollars ) . So this “friendly” attitude of the Europeans is payed with a lot of money by the Arabian countries. It applies also to the immigration .

  22. Forgive my lack of detail. I wanted to pick up on what I perceive to be a fairly big omission in this article. The thesis seems to be based on an understanding of the Palestine political identity before 1917 with some supporting anecdotal evidence? However the period that we are talking about or rather that is most obviously crucial to understand the current debate is the clashes that started in 1947-48 are they not? Who were these wars fought against? Who were the peoples that were expelled? Most historians estimate figures between 700,000 -900,000. Is this factually incorrect. Who were these people? Where were these villages? They were human beings were they not, with lives and generations in these areas? Perhaps a collective ‘political’ identity was created only right then whether it had existed politically or not previously. Does that mean those arabs are unjustified in their claims? Why wouldn’t they seek the same legitimacy in the eyes of the world as their new ‘neighbours’

    1. They were human beings, no one is questioning that nor denying it. They identified as Arab. A conflict ensued with the Arab side seeking the annihilation of the Jewish side. The Arab side lost the war of aggression they started. There was a consequence to that aggression as in any conflict. 1 million Jews in Arab countries who lived there for generations were assaulted and had to uproot and find refuge in Israel and they were not even part of the hostilities, yet paid a price. The Arab population who arrived here not generations before but mostly at the time of Jewish migration, still had an opportunity to create a state in the areas they call the west bank of Jordan. They chose not to. And instead of building something positive continue to this day to undermine what the Jews have built. They want all or nothing at all. They remain with nothing at all. I know who you are and that you have no intent on addressing the truth or the facts but will still direct you to another article that can provide more insights – http://en.mida.org.il/2018/05/16/origins-arab-settlers-land-israel-2/

  23. History of the Jewish people in Palestine and Israel since the Roman Empire. After the destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 CE. and the failure of the Bar Kochbah Revolt in 130-132 CE the nation state of Judea, which had not been self ruled since the loss of the Jewish Kings in 586 BCE, was no more. The Romans named the state Palestine to honor the ancient enemies of the Jews, the Philistines, who were erased from history. The Romans were replaced by the Byzantine Christians who build all the oldest Christian Churches in Israel. The Byzantines were replaced as rulers by a number of Arab Caliphates, none of whom called themselves Palestinians. That name was reserved for the Jews the Arabs controlled as a second class citizen called dhimmi. The Crusader Christians took over the rule of the Holy Land from the Arabs for a short period of time from 1099CE til 1187CE. The Crusaders were destroyed by the Ottoman Turks who ruled Palestine for almost 600 years until the British took over after World War I. The British wrote the Balfour Declaration in 1917 CE encouraging Jews to return to their ancestral land. The State of Israel was formed by a UN vote and a war that lasted from 1947 until 1949. At no time during the time period discussed from 70 CE until 1948 CE did anyone use the term Palestinian to refer to an Arab. In 1967 CE, that propaganda was created. There are no Arab Palestinians, there never have been a group of Arabs called Palestinians in history until the fiction was created in 1967. So who are these Arabs who claim the Holy Land as their own. The answer is mostly the descendants of Jews who were forced to convert to Islam in the seventh and eighth centuries. Universal genetic testing in the land of Israel would prove this hypothesis.

  24. The fact that there were no Palestine people in the past doesn’t mean that a Palestinian People doesn’t exist today. No articles, no speeches, no laws can change this fact. Japan fought a war and lost. Japan accepted its defeat and is flourishing today. Nazi Germany fought a war and lost. The new Germany is flourishing today. The Palestinian fought a war and lost. If it would admit its defeat, the Palestinian People would be flourishing today.

    1. The ‘palestinians from palestine’ were not invented until 1964 by the KGB. It was the Arab League that went to war against the Jews (the Palestinians) in 1948. The Jews have been the Palestinians since 135 CE so called by the antisemitic Roman Empire.
      In the Palestine Mandate there are Jews and non-Jews. The one reference to ‘Palestinian’ is refering to Jews alone.

  25. Why is Facebook claiming that your article is a spam & removing it from my page ?

  26. The Balfour declaration was made as a result of (later) President Weizman’s rescue of Great Britain in WW1 – most GB explosives were purchased from Germany before the war! The final agreement was a watered down version of the original one. After WW1, GB needed arab oil and the agreement eas ignored. The Evian conference of 1931 shows how little the so-called civilised worl£ thought of the Jews – Hitler was willing to let the ‘criminals’ leave, but no-one was willing to allow the Jews entry. The arab world considered the non-jewish people of ‘Palestine’ as vermin up until it became politically expedient to see them as down-trodden arabs.

  27. Labour has fully bought into the ‘palestinians from palestine’ invented by the KGB in 1964. This reinforces their inherent antisemitism, and their hatred of Israel is (for them) a logical consequence. This was manifested in the 13th October 2014 ‘palestine’ debate in the Commons. This was an almost entirely Labour, Jews and Israel hate fest. Read it in Hansard. Labour are racist and fascist and the antithesis of what they say they stand for. Goebbels would be so proud!

  28. Thank you for this informative publication. It cheers my heart when rubbish is blown away by the truth. However in saying that I do believe that Israel has shown they are not haters but open their hospitals to any who are in need of help or dental care not worried about where they are from…even the recently murdered soldier always bought extra food to give to struggling Arab families close by him…this is love in action. Of course they must retaliate but I believe the world chooses to make Israel the enemy because their eyes & hearts are closed to the truth.

    1. Ari Fuld who was murdered last week was not a soldier but a civilian who was shopping for the holiday when an Arab from a nearby village – who walked around the the Jewish town freely and without fear because it is the norm – murdered him in cold blood. And no where has anyone in Israel or even relatives of Ari Fuld ever spoken of, or demanded retaliation.

  29. Thank you for writing this article according to Jerusalem post . Was (Palestinian post) the Jews-fought to achieve libertarian of Palestinian. Could you explain that ? AFI.org

    1. Yes – the Land of Israel and Kingdom of Judea were renamed “Syria Palestina” in Latin by Emperor Hadrian in 130 CE. The English “Palestine” remained the name for 1700 years of a geographical area, never a state. Jewish residents of the area were called Palestinians as the Arabs were Bedouin or considered themselves Syrians. So the Palestine Post was a Jewish Newspaper that supported the creation of a Jewish State in what the Jews always referred to as Eretz Israel – the Land of Israel.

  30. If there are not palestinian people of course there is not israeli people either People of Israel are from many nations but not from Israel

    1. It is a historical fact that the Jewish People were expelled by the Roman empire from the Kingdom of Judea – hence they are called by all nations “Jews”. In an unprecedented and unparalleled feat in history, we preserved our identity – much to the credit of all nations who always saw us as foreigners and never truly allowed us to assimilate and be accepted – to return to the Land of Israel after 1900 years. The fact of the Jewish right to a nation in Palestina was recognized by the San Remo conference in 1920 and legally confirmed by the League of Nations in 1922. So your comment is historically and legally incorrect.

  31. It is important to acknowledge the existence of flags, teams and institutions called Palestinian, but reveal the truth that the only people accepting the label of Palestinian were Jews living in the Region. This way, half truths such as the existence of the Palestine Post or Palestine Bank can be shown in their true light as Jewish Institutions.

  32. As the song says ” I’m a native New Yorker ” Are we saying these people who have lived here for centuries have no right to the land. Regardless of what they call themselves or are called by others they were there before the influx of migrants forced upon them in 1947

    1. No, read the article again and other articles here. They came at around the same time Jews began returning. The point is that Palestinian is not Arab indigenous, but a political scam to deny Jews the political right to self determination.

  33. There is historical proof of the existence of a Palestinian people and land, between 1600 b.c. and 1200 b.c . A people called Mitannians lived in Palestine and Eastern Syria then and the Egyptian Empire was in Palestine and Southern Syria. The alphabet was invented in Syria or Palestine in 16th century b.c. From 1200 b.c many kingdoms collapsed from invasion by Sea peoples or pirates on eastern Mediterranean…. On 1200 b.c. Philistines from sea coast lived in south Palestine. The Assyrian Empire controlled all this area from 668 to 627 b.c. and the Persian empire controlled it from around 500 b.c. There is mention in the old testament of Jewish people leaving Egypt and invading Canaan or Palestine land. Later on many Jews were sent to Babylon. So there is clear historical evidence and record of Palestine and its people (4/11/18)

    1. Just one simple flaw in your theory – there was no land called “Palestine” at that time, or even an English language for that matter. The English “Palestine’ is derived from the Latin “Palestina” – the name only given by Roman Emperor Hadrian some 500 years after the Babylonians and 1300 years after the Philistines, who are mentioned in the Hebrew – HEBREW language – Bible, which is over 2500 years old. There is no mention of a Palestine in the Bible, the Christian gospels in Greek or Latin or even the Koran in Arabic, which does not even have a letter P. You base your whole argument on the incorrect interpretation of an English language source.

  34. Everybody knows there never was such thing as non Jewish “Palestine.” Those who Screw up with a fake Muslim Palestine do it in order to cover up for the real and severe problems of the muskim world.