An Invented People?

Q. Newt Gingrich stated recently that the Palestinians are an ‘invented’ people. Are they Arabs as all the surrounding countries or do they have a particular ethnicity that links them uniquely to Palestine?

A. Prior to the 1948 rebirth of Israel, people who used the word “Palestinians,” were referring to Jews, not Arabs. The Jews living in “Palestine,” then under the control of the British, called themselves “Palestinians.” The Jewish newspaper now called the Jerusalem Post was then called the “Palestine Post.”

Some time after the 1967 Six-Day War when Israel captured Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem from Jordan and the Gaza Strip from Egypt, Yasser Arafat began his terrorist war against Israel literally inventing a new national identity of Arab “Palestinians” as a pretext for doing so. There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Therefore there are no historic Palestinians. It’s a political fantasy sold to the world by those opposed to a Jewish national homeland called Israel. (Source: WND Joseph Farah)

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