Here is a mini-history lesson that is probably non politically correct to teach in schools any longer due Arab-Muslim propaganda and revisionist history. I found it on Think-Israel.
THE PALESTINIAN ARABS ARE TRYING TO STEAL JEWISH LAND AND JEWISH HISTORY
Eli E. Hertz (www.MythsandFacts.org) put it well and pithily: PALESTINE IS JEWISH. It is a fact that "51 member countries — the entire League of Nations [Today's UN] — unanimously declared on July 24, 1922:"Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country."
"The 51 member countries of the League of Nations as of July 24, 1922: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, British India, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Persia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of China, Romania, Siam, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Union of South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
"Palestine is Not a State, it is the Name of a Geographical Area.
"Palestine is a name coined by the Romans around 135 CE from the name of a seagoing Aegean people who settled on the coast of Canaan in antiquity — the Philistines. The name was chosen to replace Judea, as a sign that Jewish sovereignty had been eradicated following the Jewish Revolts against Rome. "In the course of time, the Latin name Philistia was further bastardized into Palistina or Palestine. Palestine was never a sovereign independent Arab state belonging to any people, nor did a Palestinian people distinct from other Arabs appear during 1,300 years of Muslim hegemony in Palestine under Arab and Ottoman rule. Historically, before the Arabs fabricated the concept of Palestinian peoplehood as an exclusively Arab phenomenon, no such group existed. This is substantiated in countless official British Mandate-vintage documents that speak of the Jews and the Arabs of Palestine — not Jews and Palestinians."
This section deals with setting the record straight. And it asks: what is there about the Arab character that drives their attempt to steal Jewish identity?
See also: “Mandate for Palestine” The Legal Aspects of Jewish Rights; By Eli E. Hertz; Myths and Facts)
If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.
-- In an email from the Baltimore Zionist Division.
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