Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
“Oh, Netanyahu, you are incidental in history; we are the people of history. We are the owners of history.”
Mahmoud Abbas, (delivered by his representative, Abdallah Al-Ifranji):”
National reconciliation [between Hamas and Fatah] is required in order to face Israel and Netanyahu. We say to him [Netanyahu], when he claims – that they [Jews] have a historical right dating back to 3000 years BCE – we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a 7000 year history BCE. This is the truth, which must be understood and we have to note it, in order to say: ‘Netanyahu, you are incidental in history. We are the people of history. We are the owners of history.'”
Muslims have a talent for manufacturing history.
It should be noted that Abbas’s taunting Netanyahu about history is a brazen distortion of known facts. Judean/Israeli history in the Land of Israel dates back thousands of years, and is documented by ancient Jewish and non-Jewish sources, and corroborated by numerous archeological finds, from Hebrew coins to Jewish ritual baths. The Kurkh Monolith, for example, an Assyrian document from the reign of King Shalmaneser III (859-824 BCE), includes the words: “King Ahab of Israel sent 2,000 chariots and 10,000 soldiers.”
On the other hand, only recently have Arabs in the region identified as “Palestinians”. No historian other than Palestinians have claimed that there was an ancient Palestinian history, and there isn’t any reference to a Palestinian-Arab nation in antiquity, as Abbas claims. This is true of Islamic sources as well. The Quran refers to the people of Israel and even the destruction of the Temple [Sura17], but not to Palestinians. Â (IMRA)
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