Explaining ‘Palestine’ and ‘Palestinians’

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” ~ Albert Einstein

The Poison The Jews Chose To Drink

The invention of the “Palestinian” people was a brilliant idea on the part of the Arabs. Whereas the Arabs could not defeat the Jews on the battlefield, they found a way to use the nouns “Palestinian people” and “Palestine” as a psychological weapon for conquering the Land of Israel-Eretz Yisrael.

As history goes, almost 2,000 years ago, the Roman Emperor Hadrian (Latin: Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus), who reigned as Roman Emperor from 10 August 117AD – 10 July 138AD, JINXED the Jewish People when he issued a decree in which he renamed, the then shrunken Kingdom of Judea, “Palestine.” The name was used in correlation with the Philistines, or “Plishtim” as they are named in the Bible. They resided along the sea shore where the Gaza Strip is now located, the ancient people who were the enemies of the Israelites and disappeared from the world’s stage more than 600 years ago.

Naked statue of emperor Hadrianus 2nd century AD
Naked statue of emperor Hadrianus (2nd century AD)

The name “plishtim” is mentioned in the traditional Bible text 286 times, of which 152 times are in the Book of Samuel 1.

The change of name, from Judea to “Palestine,” was Emperor Hadrian’s final stabbing knife twist into the Jews’ legacy heart, after years of wars against the Roman invaders, ongoing massacres and persecutions, and lastly a massive exile, which resulted in largely eradicating most of the Jewish presence in the land of Judea.

Fast forward, after 2000 years of the Jews being homeless but never ending their yearning to return to Zion, today, the Arabs, the modern enemies of the resurrected and reestablished Jewish people in their nation state, Israel, have dusted off Hadrian’s EVIL-EYE. They are continuously attempting to pull off a colossal threat to the existence of the Jewish State. It is geopolitical robbery. The Arab world and their cohorts – that includes even many Israelis and Jews – have reincarnated “Palestine” in order to steal the nation of Israel’s heritage and destroy the Promised Land of the Jewish People.

The question put in front of all Jews who are Jewish is: Will Israel complete the work that Emperor Hadrian began?

Answer: As of today it is doing so consciously or unconsciously.

The road to the usage of the noun “Palestinian” and its hellish results was paved, so it seemed then, with well-meant intentions of Christian Zionists, like Lord Balfour, then the British foreign secretary. In his 1917 Balfour Declaration, and by the decree of the Mandate it carried, the British decided, based on historical rights, to [re]grant [God was first] the Land of Israel-Eretz Yisrael to the Jewish people. Yet, for reasons of their own, they called their grant after Hadrian’s Roman name, “Palestine,” which, as we know, had a precise goal to blot the nouns Judea/Jews, Israel/Israelites off the world’s map.

If you choose to take the blinders off your eyes, isn’t that what the Arabs’ intention was, is and will be? They want to overpower the land of Israel and kill every Jew living there. How do we know? They say so; they also have tried and are trying to do so today with every means and tool available to them, not only wars and terror.

From that ribbon cutting, worthy of celebrating moment onward, the path was set for the birth of the “Palestinian” falsehood.

Philistines map purple is their land
Philistines map (purple is their land)

The name “Palestine,” by which the British intentionally or unintentionally, accidentally or not, called the land, bore the seeds of Jewish heritage and history destruction. It created the Palestinian subterfuge, misleading the uninformed masses to believe that the entire Land [of what the British called “Palestine”] was property stolen from the “Palestinian” people, who are ancient and rooted people in the region for many thousands of years.

What ensued after this ludicrous but successful fabrication, was that much of Israeli society fell entrapped into it.

The public chose to ignore the report the British presented in 1938 to the League of Nations, later to have become the United Nations Organization, in which they made it crystal clear: “The name ‘Palestine’ is not a country but a geographic region.'”

Good intentions gone wrong.

In 1917, the date the Balfour Declaration was announced, no one could have predicted that the false identity “Palestine” would be used by the Arabs for propaganda purposes to create a monstrous and hostile entity on its flag carving the path to destroy Israel.

In her book ‘From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict over Palestine,’ the author Joan Peters writes, “Before 1967, the one and only identity never adopted [by the inhabitants of the Land-Eretz Yisrael] was that of ‘Palestinian Arab.'”

And why?

Because until then, they still carried the hope that they would destroy Israel on the battlefield. After their humiliating defeat in the Six Day War, the Arabs embarked on other avenues to defeat Israel and in those avenues they have been impressively successful.

Modern “Palestine” was not devised by any land assigned to some indigenous people, rather, by a map drawn by two European colonial ministers, the Englishman, Herman Sykes, and the Frenchman, George Picot. On that map was written, “Palestine To the British it was clear that ‘Palestine,’ as a sovereign geopolitical entity, never existed. There was no nation that bore such a name and no indigenous people had ever had its welfare at heart. ‘Palestine’ was a Roman political invention that, over time, had faded and disappeared together with the empire that had created it. The name ‘Palestine’ did not exist for 1300 years, precisely and rather ironically, when Moslem empires were dominant in the region.”

One has to always remember that had it not been for Christian Bible-loving nations, who preserved in their hearts the identifying name the “Land of Israel” and at that time made up the League of Nations, as well as Zionist Jewish People, the national rebirth of the Jewish People might never have taken place.

Today’s Gloomy Picture

The roots of the war on the State of Israel grew and are still growing from the corridors of the United Nations Organization (UN), from the corridors of the European Union (EU), in Brussels, and even coming from hostile winds blowing from Washington DC, as well as from university campuses. These anti-Israel activities, shown on millions of television screens, throughout the world, are based on falsehood, deception and deep rooted anti-Semitic sentiments. Each day more people join the anti-Israel ranks while sovereign Israel leaves an impression of being helpless, not yet being able to etch in stone, for eternity, its indelible Jewish identity in the Land as well as recognize the battlefield on which it is fighting and on which its fate will be eventually sealed.

While Israel is forever upgrading its military defensive mechanism, seemingly ready to technically defend herself and defeat her enemies, Israel’s enemies are way ahead of Israel in their political, legal and even economic warfare waged against her. They are constantly upgrading their political, legal and economic weapons, which they will use in their final encounter, in which they will accomplish their wish to stab Israel in her heart while Israel does not comprehend the situation nor is even prepared for what may come.

The Six Day War era has come and gone. Such a military miracle cannot happen again, unless Israel creates it.

What must take place?

Israel must comprehend and be prepared for this battle. She must come to understand the complexity of the situation she finds herself in and totally free herself from any guilt, the usage of horrifically destructive false lexicon and the constant brainwashing. If not, the Jewish people will be defeated – and not on the battlefield – and their ancient land will be irrevocably taken away from them, to never regain it.

From what we see is taking place, we can put out the question: “Was the battle decided already?”

The overwhelming Arab incitement and propaganda, the dreadful threats blowing from Iran, all have managed to penetrate humanity’s nervous system. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, over the court ruling in the killing of a black man by a white policeman is now pointing at blaming the Jews.

The Jewish immune system is weak and is no longer defending the widespread epidemic. The immunization that protected and defended the Jewish People for the past 2000 years is nowhere to be found. Even the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and members of the legislative body of Israel, the Knesset, are declaring night and day, “We are ready to negotiate a two state solution,” we are telling the world that, “Israel’s interest is to establish a Palestinian state on land that makes up the Land of Israel.” In other words, Jewish land is for negotiations and grab and the smartest party in these negotiations’ battle is likely to win it all.

To explain it in simple terms, what Israelis are doing is rewriting their Bible and the story of the Biblical Land of God, Abraham, Moses and King David is to become the land of Goliath the Philistines.

Could anything be more incomprehensibly insane? Is there any other nation on earth that behaves in this way and thus subjects herself to her own demise? NO!

Is there a possibility that Israel will be vanquished without a single bullet, mortar or missile fired at her? Rather, will Israel come to an end by simply handing over her land to a shameless lie and the abrasive, fraudulent full of deception myth, behind which the Arabs’ plan to destroy Israel is hidden?

Should we believe that for decades the leaders of Israel have been, deliberately and factually, too blind to see the gathering dangers approaching their Land and threatening its Jewish identity?

Would it be possible that while the vision of the Biblical Jewish prophets is being fulfilled, unlike what was predicted, with the reestablishment of the third Jewish Commonwealth in the land of Israel, the destruction of the identity of the Jewish People’s land will occur? Instead of the Jewish nation’s land it will end up having the false identity which Hadrian gave it, “Palestine?”

There is a cliche that says, when lies are repeated time and again they become true. The Nazis used it well to depict the Jews as vermin that the world will be better off without. Another such lie is the fabricated existence of some historic “Palestinian” identity. That jinxed identity, first created by Emperor Hadrian, was revived, we hope unintentionally, by Lord Balfour to have become a first rate, widespread propaganda tool aiming to destroy the Jewish identity in the Land of the Jews.

The Arabs gained a moment of clear vision when they understood the potential they have to destroy the identity of the indigenous people and their Land, Israel-Eretz Yisrael, all bear the name which is the ownership’s stamp to the deed of the Land.

The only glue that binds the Arab world together is the wish to destroy Israel and the Jews, using the myth of Palestine.

The struggle against Israel is the only glue that binds the Arab world. Otherwise, they have been embroiled in endless internal quarrels, as we have been witnessing with the recent one, the “Arab Spring” that turned to be a gloomy Arab winter storm with no end in sight.

The Multi-phase PLO Plan

The Arabs’ invention of their “Palestine” was not to build a new – or an old – nation, rather to annihilate a nation, the Jewish state and its Jewish inhabitants. Smart in that arena as they appear to be, they conceal their end game, the Arabs invented a three phase PLO plan, which, in brief, calls for the following:

  1. Phase one: Through the “armed struggle” (i.e., terrorism), to establish an “independent combatant national authority” over any territory that is “liberated” from Israeli rule. (Article 2)
  2. To continue the struggle against Israel, using the territory of the national authority as a base of operations. (Article 4)
  3. To provoke an all-out war in which Israel’s Arab neighbors destroy it entirely (“liberate all Palestinian territory”). (Article 8)

Or a two phase plan, its first phase is to invent the “Palestinian People” and the second phase will be the liquidation of the State of Israel, weakened and undermined after the Oslo Accords.

Fatah Facebook map of their Palestine
Fatah Facebook map of their Palestine

The Israelis, and the world at large, began using the invented name “Palestinians,” which the Arabs gave themselves as a way to begin destroying Israel. The Israelis themselves opened the doors wide to the multi-phase plan, allowing the Arabs to use their “new tool.” We should pay attention to the words of Zahir Muhsein, the chief of military operations of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) later to become the Palestinian Authority, in his interview with the Dutch magazine Trauw: “We are all part of ONE people, the Arab nation… We are one people. Just for political reasons we carefully underwrite our Palestinian identity. Because it is of national interest for the Arabs to advocate the existence of Palestinians to balance Zionism.”

Now, with the Oslo Accords, the Israeli approval of establishing a “Palestine,” and with Israelis using the wrong terminology and calling the Arabs “Palestinians,” and while they are under a spell of some euphoric peace and thus giving the fabricated name the seal of approval, could the Land of Israel-Eretz Yisrael be conquered without firing a shot?

The entire Arab costumes’ charade of lies and trickery has been orchestrated and marketed by the entire media machine, which, itself turned out to be an obsessive collaborator with the largest canard on earth the Arabs have invented, it is “Palestinians.” And this is precisely what Emperor Hadrian clearly understood and acted upon. To eliminate a land of a nation you need to rename it by a new name that holds no reminder that its origin. That is why he chose the name Palestine, based on a name of one of the Israelites greatest enemies in ancient time. Precisely this was comprehended by Hadrian’s successors, the Arabs. Through their use of the name “Palestine,” which literally means eradicating the nouns Judea, Israel and the Land of Israel, they have a plan to sever the historic ties between the Jewish People and the Land of Israel. Without doing so it would be impossible to use the word “conquest,” or “conquered land” as one cannot conquer one’s own land.

Israel At A crossroads

Now Israel is at a crossroads: will the Jews in Israel finally stop using the nouns “Palestinians” and “Palestine,” which they now use, and return to use the nouns Arabs and Judea and Samaria, the latter are names that hold their ancient identity as the indigenous people of the land, that were never forgotten nor erased, no matter how Hadrian and others tried to make them go away?

Will the Christian world second the Jews and approve the identity of the Land of Israel, the cradle of western civilization?

The ironic twist of fate is that the Jews nulled and voided Hadrian’s actions. They have returned to their ancient land, established their third sovereign commonwealth, resurrected their Biblical ancient Hebrew language, established a top-class and mighty army that defends them, built first class education, science, industry, arts, agriculture, hi-tech and culture institutes, absorbed millions of persecuted Jews from all over the world and rebuilt Jerusalem, their eternal capital. Most of all, the Jews have rebuilt and resettled every town and village that Roman Hadrian maliciously destroyed.

We want to believe that the Jews have come full circle. However, as it appears, could it be that Hadrian’s jinx, which didn’t succeed for 2000 years when the Jews were in exile and away from their land, will succeed now, upon Israel’s return to the world arena? Will the Israeli-Jews allow their government to continue to resurrect a name, that not so long ago was already lost in the depths of obliviousness, and was reinvented by modern terminology of political correctness?

Today, while Israel is already a sovereign nation, a member among nations, 2000 years later, the Prime Minister of the Jewish state, the Foreign Minister and a remarkable number of Knesset members are all calling to bring about what the Emperor Hadrian failed to do – to establish a “Palestine” and erase the name Israel or Eretz Yisrael.

Today, this is what the Arabs teach their future generations: Palestinian Teachers’ Association [in Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish people]: “We teach that Palestine – from north to south, from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea – is Islamic Palestinian Arab.” Israel has been conquered!

Video: Jerusalem [Arabs] Teachers’ Association teaches that Israel is “Palestine” and “Islamic Palestinian Arab”

Throughout their history, many enemies have harmed the Jews in Zion. Emperor Hadrian managed to go a step farther and gave the land a false name, “Palestine.” But the real name was never forgotten.

For 2000 years, Jews have prayed facing Jerusalem and yearned for their Zion. It is time to tell the world, there is no “Palestine,” there are no “Palestinians.” We, Jews, got off track for a short while and we are now back on the right track.

Wonderland “Palestine” cannot be established in the land of the Jews; go seek to establish it in the back yard of another nation, as the Jewish nation is not your prey.

one palestine pound
One Palestine pound, with English, Hebrew and Arabic writing.

“This is one other proof that Palestine was not an Arab entity but the British Mandate in Palestine of the Land of Israel. Here on the currency of then Palestine, it says א”י where א”י means ארץ ישראל” = “Palestine-the land of Israel”

Nurit Greenger
During the 2006 second Lebanon War, Nurit Greenger, referenced then as the "Accidental Reporter" felt compelled to become an activist. Being an 'out-of-the-box thinker, Nurit is a passionately committed advocate for Jews, Israel, the United States, and the Free World in general. From Southern California, Nurit serves as a "one-woman Hasbarah army" for Israel who believes that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.

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