Netanyahu had said the Israeli law would be declared in the Jordan Valley and in about 30% of Judea and Samaria. The deadline, July 1st, came and went. There is a great expectation of what is going to happen in the next weeks or months. For sure the conflict will only escalate from here. It is amazing to see the dispute is built on the lie of the so called “Palestinian identity”.
Otherwise let’s see.
The United Nations declared “Palestine” as a state in 2019. The corrupt institution did it disregarding Israel’s stronger claims to territorial sovereignty under international law, as well as the long history of Jewish presence in the region. The UN also ignored the polling data that shows the “Palestinian” people admire Israeli society and governance. Despite a half-century of domestic and international terrorism, anti-semitism, and military attacks from Israel’s regional neighbors.
Let’s remember that an identity as a people is one precursor to nationhood. And nationhood is the presence of common identity together with the three key elements of sovereignty, self-determination and self-sufficiency. The “Palestinians” have never had this, and they still don’t have it. The concept that such a people exists is being forced on the world to achieve a base political goal. The whole “Palestinian cause” is built over lies and deception.
The “Palestinian” lies start with the position that “the conflict with Israel” has been going on for centuries. It does go back only for about 130 years and it is mostly about two groups of people in some parts of a geographical area named “Palestine” by the Romans.
There was never a country called “Palestine” or a people with that name. Ever. This is a lie repeated a thousand times and became true for many.
“Palestinian identity” was invented in the 1960s by a bloody terrorist called Yasser Arafat in order to destroy the Jews’ claim to Israel and airbrush them out of their own history.
According to “Palestinian” historian Muhammad Y. Muslih, during the entire 400 year period of Ottoman rule (1517-1918), before the British set up the 30-year-long Palestine Mandate, “There was no political unit known as Palestine.”
From time to time, this inconvenient historical truth has been blurted out by Arabs themselves. In 1937, a local Arab leader, Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, told the Peel Commission, which ultimately suggested the partition of Palestine: “There is no such country as Palestine! ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented!”
In 1977, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein said: “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 … 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.”
In 2012, “Palestinian” minister Fathi Hammad said: “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. We are Arabs. We are Muslims.” What gave the “Palestinians” their identity, he said, was their “struggle” against Zionism and the State of Israel. “There is no way to understand this identity apart from the conflict.”
For decades, they marketed the conflict with Israel as “Arab-Israeli” and not as “Palestinian-Israeli.” The idea of a State of Palestine, he wrote, only emerged in the mid-1970s when Palestinian identity became politicized around the heavily-promoted image of “a fighting nation seeking freedom.” This aspiration became the major vehicle in forming the “Palestinians” current sense of themselves.
In other words, “Palestinian” identity has no meaning except as a movement to deny the right of the indigenous Jewish people to their own homeland. The Jews are the only indigenous people of the land.
All the malicious libels and distortions thrown at Israel by Western foes to delegitimize and destroy it rest on this historical lie. Claims that Israel is occupying another people’s land, that its actions are illegal, that it behaves with the cruelty and ruthlessness associated with colonialist invaders. This lie is relentlessly repeated along the belief that the Palestinians are the rightful inheritors of the land.
That is the reason why Western liberals see themselves as “anti-colonialist defenders”. In fact they are doing the opposite. They are depriving the Jewish people of their rightful and historic homeland. The West now has a generation of brainwashed Marxists. When you combine the “Palestinian” lie and the wicked ideology of Marxism you have the perfect combination for deception and propaganda.
The lie has been the single greatest reason the United Nations has become the moral cesspool it now is. Instead of combating the world’s most horrific evils the UN made Israel almost its sole concern.
We don’t need to mention the archaeological evidence in literally every inch in Jerusalem and all the land providing physical proof of the Jewish people’s historical claims to the promise land. Another ridiculous made up claim is that “the ancient Jebusites (who lived there before King David conquered Jerusalem) are the ancestors of the “Palestinians”. Of course there is no archaeological evidence whatsoever of that claim. We have heard all kinds of weird, strange and literally insane claims such as Yeshua (Jesus) “was palestinian”.
The sad thing is that you see hatred prevailing. The so called “palestinians” rejected 5 offers of peace in the last century. Two of them (2000 & 2008) offered all Judea and Samaria and half of Jerusalem. Other three offers before that, they had the whole Jerusalem, Judea Samaria and beyond. What did the “Palestinian authority did? rejected of course. The antisemitic “Palestinian” leadership are corrupt to the core and couldn’t care less about peace. They want the cleansing of the Jews in the area. Period.
It is sad to see the “Palestinian” population been abused and exploited by their “leadership”. Many “Palestinians” do not want a state. They want to be Israeli citizens. They want a better life. Regardless all lies and deception we pray for them. We know Adonai love them and we pray for their salvation as well.
All this struggle was Prophesized in the Biblical Scriptures millennia ago and will only end during the Messianic age. A time when Yeshua (Jesus), the Messiah of Israel, will reign as King and the land will be fully restored to His people.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem