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The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.Zahir Muhsein, PLO executive committee member, in an interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw, March 31, 1977.

Memorize that simple, concise statement of the PLO executive committee and let it sink in. The only Palestinians that existed in the pan-Arab mindset prior to 1948 were the Palestinian Jews. Arabs were Arabs. Professor Walid Phares of Florida International University writes: “In the early years of the Tawheed (Islamic conquest of the Arabian Peninsula), a Muslim concept was devised to achieve success against the enemy: al-Taqiya, from the verb ittaqu, to linguistically dodge the threat, i.e., simulate whatever status you need in order to win the war against the enemy…both Jewish and Christian.”

Muslim cleric Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali, considered the greatest Moslem after Mohammed, ruled: “If a lie is the only way of obtaining a good result, it is permitted. We must lie when truth leads to unpleasant results.” (Jerusalem Post, March 1, 1997) And again, looking at history without a political agenda:

In March 1946, the Arab office in Jerusalem submitted evidence to the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry entitled, “The Arab Case for Palestine” which states in part, “Geographically, Palestine is part of Syria; its indigenous inhabitants belong to the Syrian branch of the Arab family of nations, all their culture and tradition link them to other Arab peoples. ….Indeed, the term “Palestinians” during the Mandatory period was used to refer to Jews rebuilding the Jewish National Home. The English language Jewish community daily newspaper now known as The Jerusalem Post was until Israel’s independence in 1948 The Palestine Post. And the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra was called until 1948 the Palestine Philharmonic Orchestra. (Harris Schoenberg, A Mandate For Terror, 1989, pages 14-15)

In 1967 the West Bank and East Jerusalem were taken from Jordan’s King Hussein, and Gaza was taken from the Egyptians—and neither was taken from today’s “Palestinians.” From 1948 until after 1967, there was no outcry for Palestinian statehood on the part of the mythical “Palestinian refugees.” Joseph Farah, in Myths of the Middle East, writes:

The truth is that Palestine is no more real than Never-Never Land. The first time the name was used was in 70 A.D. when the Romans committed genocide against the Jews, smashed the Temple and declared the land of Israel would be no more. From then on, the Romans promised, it would be known as Palestine. The name was derived from the Philistines, a Goliathian people conquered by the Jews centuries earlier. It was a way for the Romans to add insult to injury. They also tried to change the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina, but that had even less staying power. Palestine has never existed—before or since—as an autonomous entity. It was ruled alternately by Rome, by Islamic and Christian crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire and, briefly, by the British after World War I. The British agreed to restore … the land to the Jewish people as their homeland. 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. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control [after World War I] 99.5 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one-half of 1 percent of the landmass [after the demise of the 400-year Ottoman Empire]. (WorldNetDaily, October 11, 2000)

And in a miraculous conversion, leftist historian Benny Morris, in a January 9, 2004 Ha’aretz interview, stated:

The majority of those who call themselves Palestinian refugees never left the boundaries of the western Land of Israel in 1948. This has frightening significance for leftist intellectuals [fabricators] because it means the myth of Palestinian “exile” is false, and as a result, the “right of return” means nothing. (Emphasis added.)

If you repeat the lie often enough, eventually people will begin to believe it. A people has been created that never existed in history. Al-Taqiyathe art of the lie…a way for the Israel-bashers and terrorist-appeasers, the passionate anti-Semites, to assuage their hatred and say to themselves that the Jews today are no different than what we’ve done to them over the past 2000 years. Measure for measure. Given power and freedom, Jews act just like us. So what if their Old Testament says that they are G-d’s treasured people! But the people who actually confer that special status on our people are in reality the anti-Semites and Jew-haters so obsessed with Jews that they can’t seem to get them out of their collective consciousness.

Replacement theology posits the return of the Jews to our Promised Land in 1948 as something that wasn’t supposed to happen. Christianity had claimed to replace the Jews as G-d’s chosen, and Islam claimed to replace both Christianity and Judaism as G-d’s chosen. For the world’s anti-Semites and Jew-haters, their replacement theology went out the window on May 14, 1948, yet it took the Vatican until 1994 to recognize the State of Israel. The Vatican willingly recognized a non-people, the Palestinians, in 1982, but for 46 years sought to de-legitimize the reestablished Jewish homeland. Enter the “Palestinian refugees forced from their homes of 1948.” But there is a problem—one that is so obvious that it defies rewriting by post-1948 revisionist historians…no propaganda, no jingle of rusty keys to homes that never were—just the obvious facts. Shmuel (Samuel) Katz, author of Battleground (1973), writes:

The fabrication can most easily be detected by the simple circumstance that at the time the alleged expulsion of the Arabs by Zionists was in progress, nobody noticed it. Foreign newspapermen abounded in the country…but even those most hostile to the Jews saw nothing to suggest that the flight [of the Arabs] was not voluntary. In the three months that the major part of the flight took place, the London Times, a newspaper most notably hostile to Zionism, published 11 leading articles on the situation in Palestine, in addition to extensive news reports. In none was there even a remote hint that the Zionists were driving Arabs from their homes….Even more interesting: No Arab spokesman made such a charge. At the height of the flight, the Palestinian Arabs’ chief U.N. representative, Jamal Husseini, made a long political statement (on April 27, 1948) that was not lacking in hostility toward the Zionists; [but] he did not mention refugees…. The secretary-general of the Arab League, Azzam Pasha, made a fiercely worded political statement on Palestine; it contained not a word about refugees….When, four months after the [war began], the prospect of the flightlings’ returning “in a few weeks” had faded, there were some recriminations. Emil Ghoury, a member of the Palestinian Arabs’ national leadership, said in an interview with the Beirut Daily Telegraph: “The fact that there are these [Arab] refugees is the direct consequence of the action of the Arab states in opposing partition and the Jewish state. The Arab states agreed upon this policy unanimously, and they must share in the solution of the problem.” (p. 12-13) (Emphasis added.)

The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.—Zahir Muhsein, PLO executive committee member, in an interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw, March 31, 1977.

Memorize that simple, concise statement of the PLO executive committee and let it sink in. The only Palestinians that existed in the pan-Arab mindset prior to 1948 were the Palestinian Jews. Arabs were Arabs. Professor Walid Phares of Florida International University writes: “In the early years of the Tawheed (Islamic conquest of the Arabian Peninsula), a Muslim concept was devised to achieve success against the enemy: al-Taqiya, from the verb ittaqu, to linguistically dodge the threat, i.e., simulate whatever status you need in order to win the war against the enemy…both Jewish and Christian.”

Muslim cleric Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali, considered the greatest Moslem after Mohammed, ruled: “If a lie is the only way of obtaining a good result, it is permitted. We must lie when truth leads to unpleasant results.” (Jerusalem Post, March 1, 1997) And again, looking at history without a political agenda:

In March 1946, the Arab office in Jerusalem submitted evidence to the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry entitled, “The Arab Case for Palestine” which states in part, “Geographically, Palestine is part of Syria; its indigenous inhabitants belong to the Syrian branch of the Arab family of nations, all their culture and tradition link them to other Arab peoples. ….Indeed, the term “Palestinians” during the Mandatory period was used to refer to Jews rebuilding the Jewish National Home. The English language Jewish community daily newspaper now known as The Jerusalem Post was until Israel’s independence in 1948 The Palestine Post. And the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra was called until 1948 the Palestine Philharmonic Orchestra. (Harris Schoenberg, A Mandate For Terror, 1989, pages 14-15)

In 1967 the West Bank and East Jerusalem were taken from Jordan’s King Hussein, and Gaza was taken from the Egyptians—and neither was taken from today’s “Palestinians.” From 1948 until after 1967, there was no outcry for Palestinian statehood on the part of the mythical “Palestinian refugees.” Joseph Farah, in Myths of the Middle East, writes:

The truth is that Palestine is no more real than Never-Never Land. The first time the name was used was in 70 A.D. when the Romans committed genocide against the Jews, smashed the Temple and declared the land of Israel would be no more. From then on, the Romans promised, it would be known as Palestine. The name was derived from the Philistines, a Goliathian people conquered by the Jews centuries earlier. It was a way for the Romans to add insult to injury. They also tried to change the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina, but that had even less staying power. Palestine has never existed—before or since—as an autonomous entity. It was ruled alternately by Rome, by Islamic and Christian crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire and, briefly, by the British after World War I. The British agreed to restore … the land to the Jewish people as their homeland. 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. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control [after World War I] 99.5 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one-half of 1 percent of the landmass [after the demise of the 400-year Ottoman Empire]. (WorldNetDaily, October 11, 2000)

And in a miraculous conversion, leftist historian Benny Morris, in a January 9, 2004 Ha’aretz interview, stated:

The majority of those who call themselves Palestinian refugees never left the boundaries of the western Land of Israel in 1948. This has frightening significance for leftist intellectuals [fabricators] because it means the myth of Palestinian “exile” is false, and as a result, the “right of return” means nothing. (Emphasis added.)

If you repeat the lie often enough, eventually people will begin to believe it. A people has been created that never existed in history. Al-Taqiya—the art of the lie…a way for the Israel-bashers and terrorist-appeasers, the passionate anti-Semites, to assuage their hatred and say to themselves that the Jews today are no different than what we’ve done to them over the past 2000 years. Measure for measure. Given power and freedom, Jews act just like us. So what if their Old Testament says that they are G-d’s treasured people! But the people who actually confer that special status on our people are in reality the anti-Semites and Jew-haters so obsessed with Jews that they can’t seem to get them out of their collective consciousness.

Replacement theology posits the return of the Jews to our Promised Land in 1948 as something that wasn’t supposed to happen. Christianity had claimed to replace the Jews as G-d’s chosen, and Islam claimed to replace both Christianity and Judaism as G-d’s chosen. For the world’s anti-Semites and Jew-haters, their replacement theology went out the window on May 14, 1948, yet it took the Vatican until 1994 to recognize the State of Israel. The Vatican willingly recognized a non-people, the Palestinians, in 1982, but for 46 years sought to de-legitimize the reestablished Jewish homeland. Enter the “Palestinian refugees forced from their homes of 1948.” But there is a problem—one that is so obvious that it defies rewriting by post-1948 revisionist historians…no propaganda, no jingle of rusty keys to homes that never were—just the obvious facts. Shmuel (Samuel) Katz, author of Battleground (1973), writes:

The fabrication can most easily be detected by the simple circumstance that at the time the alleged expulsion of the Arabs by Zionists was in progress, nobody noticed it. Foreign newspapermen abounded in the country…but even those most hostile to the Jews saw nothing to suggest that the flight [of the Arabs] was not voluntary. In the three months that the major part of the flight took place, the London Times, a newspaper most notably hostile to Zionism, published 11 leading articles on the situation in Palestine, in addition to extensive news reports. In none was there even a remote hint that the Zionists were driving Arabs from their homes….Even more interesting: No Arab spokesman made such a charge. At the height of the flight, the Palestinian Arabs’ chief U.N. representative, Jamal Husseini, made a long political statement (on April 27, 1948) that was not lacking in hostility toward the Zionists; [but] he did not mention refugees…. The secretary-general of the Arab League, Azzam Pasha, made a fiercely worded political statement on Palestine; it contained not a word about refugees….When, four months after the [war began], the prospect of the flightlings’ returning “in a few weeks” had faded, there were some recriminations. Emil Ghoury, a member of the Palestinian Arabs’ national leadership, said in an interview with the Beirut Daily Telegraph: “The fact that there are these [Arab] refugees is the direct consequence of the action of the Arab states in opposing partition and the Jewish state. The Arab states agreed upon this policy unanimously, and they must share in the solution of the problem.” (p. 12-13) (Emphasis added.)

Some Arabs left because their leadership told them to leave, and some stayed. But in fact, those who had lived in Palestine were not owners forced from their land—they were tenant farmers, peasants and squatters on land whose rights were given to absentee Arab landlords representing the interests of the Ottoman Turks in Constantinople. The Ottoman Empire controlled ownership of the land in its province of Palestine for 400 years. Arab intermediaries had acquired their interests to the land as local tax collectors for Constantinople according to the Ottoman Land Code of 1858. The Arab tenant-farmers or squatters never had ownership of the land they now claim as their land “from time immemorial.” So says no less an Arab scholar than Palestinian historian Rashid Khalidi, Blaming the Victims (page 214). In his in-depth narrative, “The “Palestinian Peasant Resistance to Zionism,” referring to the provisions of the Ottoman Land Code of 1858, Khalidi writes:

Jews often purchased land from an absentee landlord, [which led] to the expulsion of tenant cultivators….The land concerned had formerly been sparsely populated or uncultivated….But fellahin [Arab peasants] with long-standing rights of tenure [not ownership] were displaced in the process of Jewish settlement [ownership]. The fellahin naturally considered the land to be theirs and often discovered that they had ceased to be owners [which they never were] only when the land was sold to Jewish settlers by an absentee landlord who had acquired it in the decades following the implementation of the 1858 land law. (Emphasis added.)

Clearly, by Khalidi’s own admission, absentee owners had the right to sell their land, which meant the fellahin never owned the land. Yet, interestingly, corroborating the non-findings from Shmuel Katz’s exhaustive study of various news sources is our very own less-than-Israel-loving Chicago Tribune, which at that time was run by Col. Robert R. McCormick, also not particularly fond of Jews. If, as some believe, the Tribune is biased today, it was worse under McCormick’s reign, and so an associate of mine spent over two months at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, combing through every back-issue of the Tribune from January 1, 1947 through December 31, 1949, photocopying each and every article (over 420) about Palestine and the Middle East. It was a fascinating investigation.

Between 1947 and 1949, the Tribune had its very own Middle East foreign correspondent in Palestine, a reporter by the name of E. R. Noderer. According to the Tribune archives, Col. Robert R. McCormick, editor and publisher of the Tribune, awarded Noderer a $500 bonus in December, 1942 for “outstanding work on the battle front” (in New Guinea). He was one of the Tribune’s most valued foreign correspondents and a loyalist when it came to the Tribune agenda. Quoting from the Tribune’s own archives, “Norderer was in Palestine for the Jewish-Arab war, which saw the birth of the state of Israel. He was in Jerusalem when it was besieged for over 30 days by the Arabs [not the Palestinians].” (Emphasis added.) He was there, witnessing and reporting events as they unfolded.

In addition to Norderer, there were numerous dispatches from the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI). They too were there with their reporters. And in over 420 articles in the Tribune, from all sources over a three-year period—not one report—not one sentence—about the Palestinian Jews (as they were referred to) throwing the Arabs (as they were referred to) out of the country. The only sentence that even referred to Arabs leaving (and this was a month after the fabrication of the massacre of Deir Yassin on April 9, 1948) was written by Norderer on May 10, 1948, under the headline, “Palestine Jews Say Their Star Rose on Jan. 15.” (January 15 is when the British Army left Tel Aviv.) Norderer writes: “One hundred fifty thousand Arabs were estimated [perhaps inflated] to have left the areas of Palestine [the original borders] assigned to the Jews in the partition plan.” That’s it, folks! From over 420 articles that appeared in the Chicago Tribune, one line from the Tribune and nothing from AP or UPI! Wouldn’t you think that if this huge, brutal, forced expulsion of the poor, defenseless “Palestinians” out of their own country at the hands of the evil Jews had really occurred, as sworn to in Palestinian “eyewitness accounts,” it would be considered newsworthy by the esteemed Chicago Tribune or at least one out of three independent, anti-Israel, anti-Jewish news sources? Do you believe these news sources would conspire to keep such an expulsion secret? Did these news bureaus suddenly morph into collaborators with the Jews? Why is it that all the “accounts” of the brutality inflicted on the poor, displaced “Palestinians” have been written by “historians” well after 1967? Where were the poor, displaced Palestinians from 1948 through 1967, when Jordan controlled the West Bank and Egypt controlled Gaza?

And then there is the litany of hysterical eyewitness accounts of Jews massacring Palestinians in 1948. A battle, in order to qualify as a massacre, is “the merciless killing of a large number of people” (Webster’s Dictionary), like the massacre of defenseless Jews in Hebron in 1929—and unlike the “virtual massacre” in Jenin, in which it was initially reported by hysterical “Palestinian” talking heads and an eager CNN that “over 1000 innocent Palestinians were murdered!” This “massacre,” backed up by legions of Palestinians and their “eyewitness accounts,” turned out to be a battle in which 52 armed Arab terrorists were killed along with 22 Israeli soldiers.

And so, after the War of Independence came heart-wrenching reports of a massacre on April 9, 1948, the infamous massacre at Deir Yassin. In the PBS special, “The Fifty Years’ War,” and in the accompanying book by the same title, written by Jihan El-Tawri and Aaron Bregman, the lie for the greater good—”Al-Taqiya”—reappears, as an Arab eye-witness recalls:

The following morning the surviving villagers [after the battle] went to a meeting with the National Committee, the local Palestinian (Arab) leadership in Jerusalem. It was up to the committee to decide how they should handle what had happened. Mahmoud [Mahmoud Assad Yassini] remembers that the survivors were asked to exaggerate some aspects of the terrible events: “When we arrived in Jerusalem, we were taken to a hotel near the Damascus gate. We started asking each other who had been killed, who was alive. Then the leaders of the National Committee arrived, including Dr. Hussein Fakhri Al-Khalidi [head of the National Committee in Jerusalem]. He invited some of us to his headquarters. He said: ‘We want you to say that the Jews slaughtered people, committed atrocities, raped, and stole gold.’ He said you have to say this so that the Arab [not Palestinian] armies will finally make a move and come to liberate Palestine from the Jews.”

Hazem Nusseibah, a senior program assistant for the Palestine Broadcasting Corporation, was also contacted by the National Committee. “Dr. Hussein Khalidi phoned me,” he remembers, “and said we must alert the Arab countries to what is happening. I was sure there were no rapes, but we were shaken by the events.” Ironically, it was Nusseibah’s broadcast exaggerating the atrocities that triggered the mass exodus of Palestinians [Arabs] from their homes. He recalls: “We transmitted Dr. Hussein Fakhri Al-Khalidi’s statement mentioning rape and this and that. It had a devasting impact on everyone in Palestine, and the exodus began….It was the biggest blunder that could have happened.”

Abu Tawkif and Abu Mahmoud resent the way these distortions of the truth led to Arabs fleeing their homes. Mahmoud observes, “Dr. Hussein Fakhri Al-Khalidi was the one who caused the catastrophe. Instead of working in our favor, the propaganda worked in favor of the Jews. Whole villages and towns fled because of what they heard had happened in Deir Yassin.” And while relating the story on PBS, Hazem Nusseibah and Dr. Hussein Khalidi can be seen chuckling with one another about how wrong they were in creating the lie of Deir Yassin [which] definitely caused the Arab population to run away every time they thought a Jewish soldier was coming near.” (Emphasis added.)

The Jewish forces didn’t rob, pillage, rape or murder Arabs. Arabs may have moved from one place to another as instructed by their own leaders; other Arabs may have left out of fear generated solely by the propaganda circulated by their own leaders to besmirch the Jews. Yet it is clear from the reporting that the makeover from “Arabs” to “Palestinians” was hatched years later in the backrooms of Egypt in an Arab attempt to liberate Palestine 16 years after Israel was reestablished.

After taking control of Egypt, Gamal Abdul Nasser created two liberation organizations to spread Egyptian Pan-Arabism. One was called the National Liberation Front to liberate Algeria. The second, the Palestine Liberation Organization, was founded on the premise that Nasser could liberate Palestine for Egypt, not for the benefit of the “indigenous Palestinians.” In 1964, Nasser hired an Egyptian by the name of Ahmed al-Shuqairy to form and lead the PLO. Shuqairy, a lawyer, wrote the original Covenant, which “omitted any specific reference to a separate Palestinian Arab state. Article 24 stated explicitly that this organization shall not exercise any territorial sovereignty over the West Bank of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan [or] the Gaza Strip.…The commitment of the PLO was simply to destroy Israel. It was not to liberate the West Bank and Gaza then under Arab rule, nor was it to establish a new Palestinian state.” (A Mandate For Terror, page 16)

In 1969, after the Six Day War, Shuqairy was dismissed, and shortly thereafter a 35-year old unemployed Egyptian civil engineer was appointed by Nasser to lead the PLO. His name was Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini, later known as Yasser Arafat. Born in Cairo on August 24, 1929, his mother was a wealthy Egyptian from the prominent Abu-Saud family. Arafat’s father had moved to Cairo in the early 1920s, over 25 years before the reestablishment of the State of Israel. There is no record of Arafat’s father being forced out of Palestine in 1920 by either the British or the Jews. And so an unemployed native-born Egyptian found a new vocation as both a terrorist and a Palestinian—Al-Taqiya!

And then there was the celebrated, intellectual Palestinian professor at Columbia University, who poignantly waxed nostalgic about his early childhood years in Palestine and how his family was eventually forced by the Jews to leave Palestineexcept that an investigation into his true background reveals that the esteemed Professor Edward Said never actually lived in Palestine! He too was from Cairo—an academic looking to raise his profile by masquerading as a poor, down-trodden Palestinian victim of the evil Jews. In real life, he grew up in the lap of luxury in Cairo.

His father, Wadie…emigrated in 1911 to the United States….At least nine years prior to his son’s birth in 1935, however, Wadie Said was already residing permanently in Cairo, Egypt…according to the 1926 French edition of the Egyptian Directory….It was to Cairo that Edward Said’s mother Hilda (Musa), of Lebanese origin, moved upon marrying his father in 1932, and it was in Cairo that the nuclear family continued to reside over the ensuing decades in a series of ever more elegant and spacious apartments, the last three of which were located in Cairo’s best neighborhood on the island of Zamalek in the Nile River….[Not quite his standard line of, ‘I was born in Jerusalem and spent most of my formative years there and, after 1948, when my entire family became refugees, in Egypt]’ (Justus Reid Weiner, ” ‘My Beautiful Old House’ and Other Fabrications by Edward Said,” Commentary, September 1999)

Edward Said once said that, as a scholar, he had the intellectual responsibility “to speak the truth as plainly, directly, and honestly as possible,” yet his autobiography, replete with fabrications calculated to advance his warped, morally bankrupt agenda, exposes him as nothing more than a skillful liar and a fraud. Said, together with Arafat, stars of the Palestinian cause, illustrate how a lie becomes truth when people have an agenda.

Virulent, unscrupulous anti-Semites who falsify historical facts will never allow the truth to thwart their plans for denigrating our people. Our journey has taken us to death’s door many times over the millennia, but a remnant has always survived to continue our story. And when a third of our people were in the graveyards of their golden medinah of Europe, as another third cowered in fear of anti-Semitism in America, and the balance scattered in countries ready to finalize a solution for them—when the future appeared hopeless—G-d heard our people and opened the gates to the miracle of the State of Israel, and Jews from around the world rushed to the barren land that nobody else had wanted. From the “displaced persons” camps of Europe, the desert towns in Arab countries, the shtetls of Poland and the gulags of Russia, from all the corners of the world, began an ingathering to a land that had never belonged to any other people…a land that welcomed our people back with an eternal love, inspiring non-Jews to exclaim, “Look what their G-d has done for them! How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, thy dwelling places O Israel!” Our people returned to our land, “Am Chofshi B’Artzeinu”—to be a free Jewish people in our own land… “And I will bring you back to the land that I promised to your forefathers, and there I will make you a great people.”

Our enemies, Hamas and Fatah, may not have won this battle; but because of Israel’s fear of winning the latest war in Gaza (the third war since the deplorable expulsion), it’s only a matter of time before more dead Jews are added to those killed in the last nine years. Quiet-for-quiet is not a strategy, it’s appeasement – hudna – until the next time,when our enemies are better armed. Arab lies, gullible Jews, and a United Nations teeming with virulent, passionate anti-Semites! This year,honor your last words of the Neilah service and make “Next Year in Jerusalem” a reality.

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Ten Deadly Lies about Israel
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As Israeli civilians are butchered by Palestinian terrorists, the truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is also being butchered by a campaign of vicious lies. Here are 10 of the most pernicious myths about the current attacks:

First: Israel is trying to change the status quo on the Temple Mount.

False. Israel stringently maintains the status quo on the Temple Mount. Last year some 3.5 million Muslims visited the Temple Mount alongside some 200,000 Christians and 12,000 Jews. Only Muslims are allowed to pray on the Mount, and non-Muslims may visit only at specified times, which have not changed. Though the Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site—where Solomon built his Temple some 3,000 years ago—Israel will not allow a change in the status quo. The ones trying to change the status quo are Palestinians, who are violently trying to prevent Jews and Christians from even visiting a site holy to all three faiths.

Second: Israel seeks to destroy al-Aqsa mosque.

False: Since reuniting Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has vigorously protected the holy sites of all faiths, including al-Aqsa. In the Middle East, where militant Islamists desecrate and destroy churches, synagogues, world heritage sites, as well as each other’s mosques, Israel is the only guarantor of Jerusalem’s holy places. Palestinians have been propagating the “al-Aqsa is in danger” myth since at least 1929, when the Palestinian icon, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, used it to inspire the massacre of Jews in Hebron and elsewhere. Nearly a century later, the mosque remains unharmed, but the lie persists.

Third: A recent surge in settlement construction has caused the current wave of violence.

False. Annual construction in the settlements has substantially decreased over the past 15 years. Under Prime Minister Ehud Barak (2000), 5,000 new units were built in the settlements; under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (2001-05) an average of 1,881; under Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (2005-08) 1,774. All three were hailed as peacemakers. What about under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2009-15)? Just 1,554. Some surge.

Fourth: President Abbas says that Israel “executed” the innocent Palestinian Ahmed Manasra.

False: Manasra is neither innocent nor dead. He stabbed a 13-year-old Jewish boy who was riding his bicycle. Manasra has been discharged from the same hospital where his victim continues to fight for his life.


Fifth: Israel uses excessive force in dealing with terrorist attacks.

False: Using force to stop an attack by a gun, knife, cleaver or ax-wielding terrorist is legitimate self-defense. Israeli police officers are subject to strict rules that govern the use of deadly force, which is permitted only in life-threatening situations. How would the American public expect its police to respond to terrorists stabbing passersby as well as police officers?

Sixth: The current violence is the result of stagnation in the peace process.

False: Israel experienced some of the worst terrorism in its history when the peace process was at its peak. The reason for Palestinian terrorism is neither progress nor stagnation in the peace process, but the desire of the terrorists to destroy Israel.

Seventh: President Abbas is a voice of moderation.

False: Abbas said on September 16 that he welcomes “every drop of blood spilled in Jerusalem.” Abbas has not condemned a single one of the 30 terror attacks on Israelis over the past month. He and his Fatah movement continue to use the Web and the airwaves to incite the Palestinians to even more violence.

Eighth: International action is required to enforce the status quo on the Temple Mount.

False. Israel enforces the status quo. The international community can help most effectively by telling the truth and affirming Israel’s proven commitment to maintaining the status quo. It can also help by holding Abbas accountable for his mendacious rhetoric regarding the Temple Mount.

Ninth: The reason the conflict and the violence persist is because the Palestinians don’t have a state.

False: The Palestinians have repeatedly refused to accept a nation-state for themselves if it means accepting a nation-state for the Jewish people alongside it. In 1937, the Palestinians rejected the Peel Commission report that called for two states for two peoples; in 1947, they rejected the U.N. partition plan that did the same. In 2000 at Camp David and again in 2008 the Palestinians rejected new proposals that would have created a Palestinian state. The Palestinians rejected peace both before and after the creation of Israel, before Israel gained control of the territories in 1967 and after Israel vacated Gaza in 2005. The Palestinians have always been more concerned with destroying the Jewish state than with creating a state of their own. The core of the conflict remains the persistent refusal of the Palestinians to recognize the nation-state of the Jewish people in any borders.

Tenth: Palestinian terrorism is the consequence of Palestinian frustration.

False: Palestinian terrorism is the product of incitement, which inculcates a culture of hatred and violence in successive generations. The biggest frustration of the terrorists is that they have failed to destroy Israel. They will continue to be frustrated.

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Amnesty Investigator Admits: Palestinian 'Witnesses' Often Lie
Article by Amnesty field researcher seemingly backs Israeli concerns that NGOs simply swallow Palestinian narrative.
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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...1#.VpFd77YrLIU


An article penned last month by a field investigator for rights group Amnesty International has been raising questions about how NGOs report on the Arab-Israeli conflict, after she admitted that Palestinian witnesses regularly lie to investigators.

Donatella Rovera's article was published by Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), and detailed the challenges facing fact-finding missions in conflict zones.

Among other things, she noted that eyewitnesses are often unreliable either due to the assumptions they themselves make about what they have seen or heard, out of fear of reprisals for telling the truth.

For example, she related how "In Gaza, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and other places I interviewed civilians who described what they thought were artillery or bomb strikes being launched by far away government forces and striking near their homes – whereas in reality the loud bangs and tremors were caused by mortars or rockets being launched by opposition fighters from their positions nearby.

"For the untrained ear it is virtually impossible to distinguish between incoming and outgoing fire, and all the more so for those who find themselves close to the frontlines."

She also noted how "Fear can lead victims and witnesses to withhold evidence or give deliberately erroneous accounts of incidents."

As an example she cited her own experience in Hamas-run Gaza, where Arab civilians living there are often afraid to go on record saying anything negative about the territory's Islamist rulers.

"In Gaza, I received partial or inaccurate information by relatives of civilians accidentally killed in accidental explosions or by rockets launched by Palestinian armed groups towards Israel that had malfunctioned and of civilians killed by Israeli strikes on nearby Palestinian armed groups’ positions," Rovera recalled. "When confronted with other evidence obtained separately, some said they feared reprisals by the armed groups."

She pointed out that even where investigators did not include questionable testimonies in their reports, they should be aware that their overall reports can still be unduly influenced by what they heard.

"Even if they disregard it, investigators must be alert to the fact that disinformation and misinformation can contribute to shaping the perception of events, the narrative surrounding the events, and the behaviour of people who take it in good faith and internalize it, including victims, witnesses, and others potential sources."

Not far enough?

She also admitted that NGOs themselves are often to blame for publicizing false claims, though she insisted that such instances were unintentional and the result of "players and interested parties go[ing] to extraordinary lengths to manipulate or manufacture 'evidence' for both internal and external consumption."

But the Elder of Ziyyon blog, which highlighted the story late last week, accused Rovera of whitewashing the role played by Amnesty and other NGOs in reporting unverified accusations against Israel for political reasons.

"It is a shame that Rovera didn't include Amnesty International itself as being guilty of this, and she ascribes the lack of objectivity almost only to fake evidence that is created by one side rather than to the ideological desire to find war crimes when none exist," it wrote.

"They might strenuously deny it, but Amnesty and HRW [Human Rights Watch] have systemic biases against Israel," it continued, citing several examples of the two groups repeating false allegations of Israeli "war crimes" - including an infamous incident during the IDF's Pillar of Defense operation in Gaza, when a Hamas rocket which killed a child was blamed on Israel.

"This article, while a step in the right direction, only scratches the surface of how NGOs themselves contribute to the culture of lies in order to issue their reports and maintain their funding without doing basic fact checks."

It is a claim regularly made by Israeli officials, who have accused both media outlets and even foreign diplomats of unquestioningly accepting Palestinian claims.

Earlier this year a diplomatic crisis was only narrowly averted after the outgoing head of the European Union parliament claimed in a speech to the Knesset that Israel was unequally distributing water between Jews and Arabs in Judea-Samaria.

Martin Schulz had heard the claim - which turned out to be false - from Palestinian Authority officials, and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded by saying the incident illustrated how European "fact finding missions" approach accusations made against Israel

"They hear, they don't check, and they hurl accusations," he said.

Simon Plosker, Managing Editor of media watchdog Honest Reporting, said the article revealed that Amnesty and other groups were clearly aware of the problem, but questioned why they were doing little to internalize it.

"Too often, Israel is the victim of half-truths and libels perpetrated by Palestinians hiding behind the veneer of credibility that so-called human rights organizations afford them. If researchers such as Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera are aware of this problem, one can only conclude that delegitimizing Israel’s right to self-defense takes priority over reporting the truth."

Rovera's original article can be found here> https://phap.org/thematic-notes/2014...after-armed-co .

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Confirmed: Arafat Died of AIDS
Arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat’s doctor has confirmed the long-circulating rumors that the PLO chairman had AIDS.
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Arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat’s doctor has confirmed the long-circulating rumors that the PLO chairman had AIDS – though the doctor insists Israel poisoned Arafat as well, causing his death.

Rumors have long circulated in both Israel and the Palestinian Authority that Arafat’s symptoms prior to his death were caused by AIDS. Within the PA, Israel has always been accused of poisoning the PLO chairman.

Now, Arafat’s private doctor has joined other PLO officials in acknowledging that Arafat had the HIV virus, but is holding on to the claim that Israel was responsible for his ultimate demise, in a French hospital.

Dr. Ashraf al-Kurdi told the Jordanian Amman News Agency that Arafat did, in fact, have AIDS – but insisted that the HIV virus was injected into the chairman’s bloodstream, and not the result of illicit sexual activity.

Al-Jazeera interrupted an interview with al-Kurdi due to his mention of Arafat’s having had AIDS.

French doctors who treated Arafat insisted after his death that he had died of a massive stroke after suffering intestinal inflammation, jaundice and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), a blood condition.

Another Arafat aide, Bassam Abu Sharif, accused former French President Jacques Chirac of withholding knowledge that Israel killed Arafat with a substance that destroys red blood cells.

Even before Arafat died, US author and intelligence expert John Loftus said on the John Batchelor Show on WABC radio on October 26 that it was widely known in CIA circles that Arafat was dying from AIDS. Loftus further said that was the reason the US kept preventing Israel from killing Arafat – to allow him to be discredited by the ailment.

A 1987 book by Lt.-Gen. Ion Pacepa, the deputy chief of Romania's intelligence service under Communist dictator Nicola Ceausescu, may explain how Arafat contracted the sexually transmitted disease.

In his memoirs "Red Horizons," Pacepa relates a 1978 conversation with the general assigned to teach Arafat and the PLO techniques to deceive the West into granting the organization recognition. The general told him about Arafat’s nightly relations with his young male bodyguards and multiple partners. “Beginning with his teacher when he was a teen-ager and ending with his current bodyguards. After reading the report, I felt a compulsion to take a shower whenever I had been kissed by Arafat, or even just shaken his hand," Pacepa wrote.

Senior US intelligence official James J. Welsh, the National Security Agency's former PA analyst, told WorldNetDaily, "One of the things we looked for when we were intercepting Fatah communications were messages about Ashbal [Lion cub] members who would be called to Beirut from bases outside of Beirut. The Ashbal were often orphaned or abandoned boys who were brought into the organization, ostensibly to train for later entry into Fedayeen fighter units. Arafat always had several of these 13-15 year old boys in his entourage. We figured out that he would often recall several of these boys to Beirut just before he would leave for a trip outside Lebanon. It proved to be a good indicator of Arafat's travel plans. While Arafat did have a regular security detail, many of those thought to be security personnel - the teenage boys - were actually there for other purposes."

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In an interview with Hizballah’s Al-Manar TV earlier this month, Ahmad Jibril, founder and leader of the Damascus-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, revealed a shocking conversation he recently had with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his staff.

Said Jibril: “When [Abbas] came to Damascus with his team, I asked them: ‘What happened to the investigation into the death of [Arafat]? Is it conceivable that when [former Lebanese prime minister] Rafiq Hariri was killed, all hell broke loose, but the death of Yasser Arafat, is not investigate?”


Jibril, like many Palestinians, readily accepted the notion that Israel had assassinated Arafat, and wanted the Palestinian Authority to conduct an official investigation concluding as much. The response from Abbas’ aides changed in an instant Jibril’s view of his deceased mentor.

“They were silent, and then one of them said to me: ‘To be honest, the French gave us the medical report, that stated that the cause of [Arafat’s] death was AIDS.’”

Arafat eventually died in a Paris hospital after being airlifted out of Ramallah. Many speculated that the Palestinian leader, who was said to have had numerous homosexual relationships, had in fact contracted AIDS.

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An objective 'Palestinian Museum'?
Nice try.
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High among the corrupted currents in the world of international affairs is the myth of a Palestinian history of unilateral suffering. The fallacious Palestinian Narrative of Victimhood may hold the gold standard in spinning about the story of the long past of Palestinians living in the Middle East.

Paradoxically, the absence of historical substance was unintentionally symbolized in the opening on May 18, 2016 of the Palestinian Museum, with nothing in it to display. Built on the outskirt of Birzeit University on the West Bank at a reported cost of $24 million, and employing 40 people, the plan of the museum was to display an exhibit called "Never Part." This, intended to concentrate on the lives and personal objects such as mugs, combs, and plants of Palestinian refugees, was suspended as a result of disagreements among the members of the Board of the museum. Though the nature of the disagreement was not stated, it almost certainly focused on the theme of the show: the concentration on Palestinian refugees.

The disagreement is not only within the board, but at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. With its political and historical overtones, it presents an opportunity to reflect on the reasons for the current unwillingness of Palestinian authorities to enter into peace negotiations with Israel.

The new director of the museum, Omar al-Qattan, explained the problem. He said, "[O]ne must never underestimate the profound and decimating effect that forced exile and war have on a people, its memory, its customs, its oral history, its music, and dance, its artisanal skill base."

The museum was initially conceived by the Welfare Association in London in 1997 as a memory of the Nakba, the catastrophe, which was the defeat in 1948 of the five Arab armies and Palestinians who had invaded the newly created State of Israel to destroy it, and whose defeat led to the Arab refugee problem. As a result of criticism, the museum now presents itself as an institution that can "celebrate Palestinian culture more broadly, to reflect on the present in order to imagine a better future."

The former director of the museum, Jack Persekian, disagreed with the original emphasis on Nakba and called for the need for Palestinians to get over it. Certainly, the event can be remembered, but it is time not to be tied down to this particular moment. Persekian asserted, "We do not want to remain incarcerated in a dichotomy formulation. The museum should be about confronting taboos and sanctioned [official] narratives."

The new director of the museum, Omar al-Qattan, himself illustrates the dilemma. A filmmaker, born in Lebanon to Palestinian parents, he lived in Kuwait before being educated at Oxford and now lives in England. Al-Qattan tried to explain the change in orientation of the museum as focusing on contemporary culture that includes history. Yet the problem remains. The director says the Nakba's profoundly destructive effects continue to haunt not only Palestinians, but also the rest of the region. The result of the museum's project, focused on modern history of Palestine, cannot avoid reflecting on that date.

Yet whether it admits it or not, the museum has important political overtones. For the geographically dispersed Palestinians , and those subject to restrictions, the museum can be the link between Palestinian communities throughout the world. Palestinians around the world will be able to connect and communicate with each other. To this end, the museum plans an extensive digital audiovisual archive, a Family Album project of hundreds of thousands of photos from Palestinian families, and audio of important events.

In what is a strange statement, the museum said it will focus on the "history and culture of Palestine from 1750 to the present day." This is indeed passing strange, since there was no Palestine in 1750. A key current political as well as historical issue is the narrative of Palestinian history. It can be argued that the official mention of Palestinians – that is, Palestinian Arabs – began in 1964 with the founding of the PLO and the issuing of the Palestinian National Charter. Article 6 of the charter states that "Palestinians are those Arab citizens who were living normally in Palestinian up to 1947, whether they remained or were expelled." Presumably, by the PLO's own definition, all others are not Palestinians.

The correct version is that until 1948, all inhabitants of the area, whatever their religion, were Palestinians. Witness that the Palestine Post, the Palestinian brigade in World War II, and the Palestinian Philharmonic Orchestra were all Jewish in character. The PLO was founded, as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, on June 2, 1964 for the liberation of Palestine through armed struggle. Even at the beginning, there is a problem. The PLO was founded in Cairo by outsiders, at the initiative of the Arab League of seven countries. The Palestinian National Charter, article 3 reads, "The Palestinian Arab people possess the legal right to their homeland." Yet its leader Yasser Arafat was born in 1929 in Cairo.

The museum in its historical presentation might remember a few things. It was Philip Hitti, the distinguished Arab scholar at Princeton University, who in 1946 remarked, "There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not." Compare this with the absurd invention of a tradition by P.A. president Mahmoud Abbas, now in the twelfth year of his four-year term, that "we have been planted here since the dawn of history."

There has never been a Palestinian state governed by "Palestinians" or a long Palestinian history, but rather an Arab people and Arab culture. It serves the Palestinians no purpose to claim descent from the Canaanites, the first inhabitants of the area, or the Philistines, who came from other lands such as Crete and the Aegean islands.

Wherefore Palestine? It was Roman Emperor Hadrian in 135 A.D. who ended the Judea province and renamed the area "Syria Palaestina" (sic). Jerusalem became Aelia Capitalina. It was only in 1923 that "Palestine" became a geopolitical entity. The League of Nations British Mandate for Palestine, 1923-1948, called for the establishment in Palestine of a "National Home for the Jewish people." It did not mention a Palestinian people; rather, it mentioned the "existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine."

The Palestinian Museum understandably is concerned with the life and culture of Palestinians. It might consider and benefit from a more ecumenical approach. It might advance understanding between Palestinians and the State of Israel by mounting an exhibition similar to that of "The Fertile Crescent," a project curated by Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin. This was an exhibition that recognized and celebrated female artists from the Middle East, including Palestinians and Israelis. A similar project by the museum may help understanding and be the basis for peaceful reconciliation.

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