Jewish Press: Mariam Barghouti is described as a “Palestinian American writer based in Ramallah.” In a recent article published in the Forward, she explained precisely how the concept of “Palestinian refugee” functions as an integral part of the Arab project to eliminate any Jewish sovereignty between the river and the sea and establish an Arab state in the place of Israel (h/t to Jim Wald):
“Because of the Nakba, there is a part of Palestinian identity that is inherently linked with being a refugee. Those who fled the Nakba are banned from their cities of origin, their identities transformed and their past covered up under the signifiers of a new culture and language that is foreign, and hides what little remains of the past.
The Palestinian refugee story is the backbone of the Palestinian struggle. It is referenced in the poems we write and in the nostalgia that comes with exile, and it is the symbol of return to a life of dignity and belonging.” more …
Opinion: It is really important to read the above statement carefully to see what so many world leaders and the people they represent have accepted as fact. The problem is there is no such thing as a Palestinian people.
Does that sound harsh? It shouldn’t, because prior to 1948 Palestine was an area of land and not a people.
Excerpt Antichrist: The Search for Amalek: 50 year timeline of the rebirth of Israel:
“1967: The Six-Day War with Egypt, Jordan, and Syria was fought.
Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip,
the Golan Heights, and the Sinai Peninsula. When Israel recaptured
the West Bank from Jordan, King Abdullah refused to repatriate any
more refugees and instead put them in internment camps.
It was in those camps, with the help of Yasser Arafat, that
the name Palestinian became associated with Arabs from Jordan… Yet, since 1967, the
UN has called these lands “occupied,” even though the recaptured
lands were part of the original British Mandate, and no nation has
ever returned land taken during a defensive action.”
The next lie: “Those who fled the Nakba (catastrophe -the state of Israel) are banned from their cities of origin” ignores that prior to 1882 when the first Jews began to make their way back to the land of origin, Israel was a barren waste land where nothing grew and jackals roamed.
Mark Twain 1867: “…:. A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds… a silent mournful expanse…. a desolation…. we never saw a human being on the whole route…. hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.”
By the time Israel became a state on May 14, 1948 the country was bustling with businesses, and Arabs from the surrounding area (mostly Jordan/Egypt) came looking for work.
The Arab struggle for the covenant land, that God gave to Abraham and his descendants after him (Genesis 17:7-8), is a self-inflicted myth that dates back almost 4000 years when Esau disdained his right to that land and traded it to his brother Jacob (Genesis 35:10) for a bowl of soup (Genesis 25:29-34).
Esau vowed to kill Jacob (Genesis 27:41) and the world today is trying to help him.