The Palestinian Strategy for defeating Israel and claiming the land for themselves-Rewrite History
IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING
Rewriting the history of the land of Israel isn’t just something that shows up from time to time. It is essential to the Palestinian PR strategy. This rewriting has two dimensions: The first is to concoct bogus ancient Palestinian, Muslim and Arab histories in the region. The second is to erase both the 3,000-year history of the Jewish nation in the Holy Land and the right of Jews to a state in their ancestral homeland. The goal of the overall Palestinian strategy is to deny Israel’s right to exist and is aimed at both the Palestinians themselves and the world in general.
Regarding the first dimension of the Palestinian strategy, I recently wrote expressing my agreement with Newt Gingrich that the Palestinians are an “invented people.” I’m not alone. The Associated Press responded to Gingrich’s charge with the headline “Palestinians ‘invented people’ is truth.” Anyone who knows Middle East history agrees, even by Arabs themselves.
This article focus on the second dimension, the denial of 3,000 years of Jewish history in Palestine. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly last September, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas opened his remarks with, “I come before you from the Holy Land, the land of Palestine, the land of divine messages, ascension of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) and the birthplace of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him).” What was missing in his description of the Holy Land was any mention of its biblical founders, the Jewish people, or the fact that Jesus was a Jew. He continues the claims of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, who often claimed that “Jesus was the first Palestinian martyr.”
The Palestinians stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the tens of thousands of Hebrew coins, texts, pots, buildings and seals with biblical references. Dr. Jamal Amar, a lecturer at Bir-Zeit University has stated that in the Holy Land after “60 years of digging . . . they’ve found nothing at all, not a water jug, not a coin, not an earthen vessel . . . absolutely nothing of this [Jewish] myth, because it is a myth and a lie.” They also deny that any Jewish temple ever existed at the location referred to as the Temple Mount.
It seems to escape the notice of the history rewriters that their sacred book, the Qur’an (Sura 17:7), speaks of the existence of both the First and Second Temples. Sura 17:1 pinpoints the location as Jerusalem. When the Muslims were preparing to build the Dome of the Rock, Islamic tradition holds that they sought the site of Solomon’s Temple over which they would construct the shrine. Until recently, all Muslim writers acknowledged the existence, location, and importance of the Jewish Temples.
In light of all the evidence, how could anyone have the audacity to make such public denials? Even more perplexing is why so many people believe it. The answer, I believe, lies in the fact that Islam is based on deception. Muhammad said, “War is deception” and Islam is at war with all non-Muslims. One of the names for Allah is “The greatest of all deceivers.” Those who are not believers in Jesus Christ will always be easily taken in by such blatant lies. Read more about the evidence supporting the existence of the Temples.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
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