Saturday, 8 March 2014

Phony Palestine

In 2005 the top Ham-Ass gangster waived Palestinian rights to Palestine and announced that once Palestine had been cleansed of Jewish filth, Muslims from the entire solar system would be allowed to relocate to Palestine, since it is allegedly Muslim land on account of having been inhabited by Muslims.
Muslim land traversed by Muslim mountains covered with Muslim scrub and populated by Muslim squirrels and Muslim jackals. Muslim pastures where Muslim camels graze. Muslim junkyards and vacant Muslim lots littered with discarded Muslim tyres and rusty Muslim tin cans.
However in his 2005 harangue, the top Ham-Ass gangster made no mention of Palestinian Christians, who under Turkish rule until 1918 constituted 10 to 15% of Palestine’s Arab population but now make up only about one per cent and show a downward trend. Christian businesses are boycotted In the Palestinian territories – both in Gaza and the West Bank. Even in the supposedly secular West Bank, Christians are discriminated against and occasionally murdered by Muslim fanatics on purely religious grounds, since the Palestinian Authority cannot be bothered to protect them. In Gaza last year the few remaining Christian schools were ordered to institute sexual segregation of their pupils in compliance with Muslim religious law.
In Israel on the other hand, Christians miraculously still constitute 9% of the Arab population, although there too they are subject to fierce denunciation by devout Muslims.
It is noteworthy that Palestinian Christians are the only Arabic-speaking Christians who call themselves Arabs and identify with Arab nationalism. Palestinian Christians have been very prominent in the cause of Palestinian nationalism – George Habbash, the founder and leader of one of the oldest Palestinian nationalist terror groups, is a Christian.
But Palestinian Christians’ devotion to the nationalist cause has not prevented them from being persecuted, snubbed and ignored exactly the same as Christians are persecuted, snubbed and ignored in every other Arab country except Lebanon, where Christians until recently were the majority and still possess great political and economic power. Not only are all non-Muslims persecuted, but Muslims of the wrong sort, like Shia or Sunni, are ALSO persecuted depending on who is running the show locally. The Shias of Saudi Arabia have been denounced as “worse then Jews” – the ultimate humiliation. Only Jews are exempt from persecution, because they were all despoiled and driven out long ago.
As reward for their fervent Palestinian nationalism, Palestinian Christians were given the bum’s rush to make way for generic Muslims from anywhere you care to mention – even Harlem.
This fact is yet another indication that Palestine is not a nation, but merely a convenient pretext – a brand name, a marketing ploy – designed and artificially boosted to enable Muslim bigots to destroy the state of Israel and then expel the surviving Jews from their last foothold in the Middle East, just as the Jews were successively expelled from Egypt, Iraq, Algeria, Libya, and even to a great extent from Yemen and Syria, contrary to popular belief.
Palestine never existed as a political jurisdiction until the British detached it from Syria in the course of Western colonialists’ carving up of the erstwhile Turkish or Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918). Palestinian Arabs are ethnically. linguistically and culturally indistinguishable from Syrian and Jordanian Arabs. The very name Palestine is a Latin name imported from Italy, and under the Roman Empire -- more than 1500 years ago -- Palestine designated a vast territory that even included large chunks of what is now Saudi Arabia.
After Turkey’s defeat in the First World War, Arab nationalists in what is now Palestine rallied to the cause of Syrian nationalism. Only after France and Britain divided Syria into a northern French mandate called Syria and a southern British mandate called Palestine – later subdivided into what is now Palestine and what is now Jordan – did local Arab nationalists begin brandishing the ideal of an independent “Palestinian” Arab state. Even the subsequent leader of the “Palestinian” national movement Amin al Husayni, whom the Jewish governor of British Palestine foolishly appointed Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, started his political career as a Syrian nationalist.
To top it all off, when in 1947 the United Nations encouraged, nay exhorted, the Arabs of British Palestine to proclaim their own Arab state in Palestine next to the Jewish state of Israel, they flatly refused, since they aspired to seize the whole territory and slaughter the Jews. Two subsequent Israeli offers to share Jerusalem with a Palestinian Arab state, in 2000 and 2009, were similarly spurned by the Arab leadership. Not to mention Yassir Arafat’s similar refusal of an Israeli offer at Camp David in the 1980s.
Consequently Palestine is nothing but the bastard offspring of two West European empires – the Roman and the British. Its Arab roots are non-existent. Palestine is a phantom, a Bantustan, a scarecrow concocted by Muslim bigots to further their genocidal aims.
To utter the name of Palestine is to utter a lie. There is no Palestine. There is only Israel and Israel’s rebellious border areas.

Addendum to Phony Palestine -- Feb 2016
I must confess that I was rather hazy on Palestinian history when I wrote this note some time ago. I have since read the essay by Gideon Biger on the territorial antecedents of Palestine, published in Efraim Karsh´s Israel's transition from community to state, p 120 ff, and consequently been disabused of some of my misconceptions. I likewise saw in Wikipedia a Turkish map from 1908 or so , where the Arabic name for Palestine (فلسطين) is prominently displayed.
So I overstated my case. I was too zealous.
But my conclusion, namely that Palestine has no serious claim to sovereignty, remains intact.  Palestine  was created by the British Empire out of the remains of the Ottoman Empire, by joining the three Ottoman sanjaks of Jerusalem, Acre and Nablus. Under the Ottoman Empire it was commonly known as "southern Syria”, not as “Palestine”. And any claim to a national identity is completely bogus.
There are twenty-some Arab Mohammedan states and only one Jewish state. We need an additional Arab Mohammedan state, in the shape of a sovereign Palestine, like we need a hole in the head. The survival of a Jewish Israel is infinitely more precious for mankind than the creation of an umpteenth Mohammedan satrapy, which moreover by its nature would constitute a potential threat to Israel’s existence.  
What claim do Palestinians have to a national identity if their current struggle is officially aimed at driving Jews from the cult’s sacred shrines in Jerusalem? That was exactly the same pretext they used a century ago, and which triggered the Hebron massacre of 1929, in which Mohammedan mobs slaughtered principally autochthonous Jews, not Zionists or immigrants. They were instigated by the false report that Zionists had massacred Moslems at prayer in Jerusalem.  This canard was obviously concocted by the Palestinian leadership, following a venerable Islamic tradition of inventing atrocity rumors to infuriate the faithful into slaughtering the infidel. 
After the passage of one century, Palestinian nationalism is back to square one -- inciting genocidal hatred by brandishing primitive religious symbols. That fact alone disqualifies Palestinians for independence.
See Palestinian Media Watch for examples of the current neolithic Palestinian propaganda.

By the way, the English Wikipedia’s account of the 1929 Hebron massacre shows the heavy hand of Islamist censorship, for example by misrepresenting the false rumor as an error made in good faith. The French and German Wikipedias are much more informative. 

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