"Palestine and its people are mentioned more than 250 times" in Bible…

Yes, and the moon is made of green cheese.

Last December Fatah headbanger  Dimitri Diliani claimed  Pal-Arabs are Jebusites… ROFL … It is always the lunatic that speaks from their throats, they live in  a world of illusions, inferiority complexes and megalomania …

Palestinian Authority Ambassador invents history, claims that “Palestine and its people are mentioned more than 250 times” in Bible

This is naked historical revisionism. The “Palestinians” of today have no ethnic or national connection whatsoever with the Philistines of the Bible. From the indispensable Myths and Facts” site:

Palestinian Arabs cast themselves as a native people in “Palestine” – like the Aborigines in Australia or Native Americans in America. They portray the Jews as European imperialists and colonizers. This is simply untrue.


Until the Jews began returning to the Land of Israel in increasing numbers from the late 19th century to the turn of the 20th, the area called Palestine was a God-forsaken backwash that belonged to the Ottoman Empire, based in Turkey.


The land’s fragile ecology had been laid waste in the wake of the Arabs’ 7th-century conquest. In 1799, the population was at it lowest and estimated to be no more than 250,000 to 300,000 inhabitants in all the land.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Arab population west of the Jordan River (today, Israel and the West Bank) was about half a million inhabitants and east of the Jordan River perhaps 200,000….

Family names of many Palestinians attest to their non-Palestinian origins. Just as Jews bear names like Berliner, Warsaw and Toledano, modern phone books in the Territories are filled with families named Elmisri (Egyptian), Chalabi (Syrian), Mugrabi (North Africa). Even George Habash – the arch-terrorist and head of Black September – bears a name with origins in Abyssinia or Ethiopia, Habash in both Arabic and Hebrew.

Here is the obverse of this endeavor: “PA ambassador to India: ‘Palestine and its people are mentioned more than 250 times’ in the Bible,” from Al-Hayat Al-Jadida viaPalestinian Media Watch, December 19, 2011 (thanks to David):

…The ambassador spoke about the statements by the candidate in the American Republican Party primaries, Newt Gingrich, against our people, in describing this people as ‘invented’. He [Sadeq] said that this ignoring of the existence of the Palestinian people and its rights reflects logic which mocks intelligence, culture, and the Bible itself, in which Palestine and its people are mentioned more than 250 times.”

10 thoughts on “"Palestine and its people are mentioned more than 250 times" in Bible…”

  1. The sad thing is we live in an age where people really do not understand history and there is no telling how many today will actually fall for this propaganda. The word “Palestine” is mentioned only one time in the Bible (Joel 3:4), in reference to the geographic locations of “Tyre and Sidon” (Phonecian city-states).

    Historically, Palestine always was used in reference to a geographic location, never as a nation of peoples having any soveriegnty. The enthic groups living in the geographic area of Palestine have always referred to themselves by their respective ethnicity, ie, Arabs, Jews, Turks, Syrian, Greeks, and so on.

    The Philistines (pre-Helenistic Greeks) occupied a large portion of what is today called Palestine, but they were nothing like the people who today call themselves Palestinians. The notion that the ancient Jebusites were Palestinians would be laughable except for the fact that we live in a world full of zombies who just might be gullable enough to fall for this lie.

    To suggest that Palestine, because its a named location, deserves national soveriegnty bestowed upon its inhabitants is like saying that the inhabitants of the Sinai should have national soverienty. I wonder what would happen if the Jews went back into the Sinai and tried the same trick that the PalArabs are pulling off?

    Now that the world is picking up on the lies around the so called “Palestinian people”, we are seeing the so called scolars and historians coming out of their closets to rewrite history.

  2. Yes, the muslim arabs are rewriting history to hide the crimes of their present and their past, and we are allowing them to do it unchallenged!!! THIS HAS TO CHANGE.

  3. The problem with the uneducated islamic dirtbag who soils the UN with its presence is that it actually believes that its version of history is correct. It knows little but it is a cruise missile which has preprogrammed by its fellow headbangers to create disruption and sow dischord in th UN. There is no reasoning with the thug -because it cannot reason – and the best way to deal with it is to remove it from the body it is trying to infect – a good parallel would be with a virus.

  4. There is a myth hanging over all discussion of the Palestinian problem: the myth that this land was “Arab” land taken from its native inhabitants by invading Jews. Whatever may be the correct solution to the problems of the Middle East, let’s get a few things straight:

    * As a strictly legal matter, the Jews didn’t take Palestine from the Arabs; they took it from the British, who exercised sovereign authority in Palestine under a League of Nations mandate for thirty years prior to Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948. And the British don’t want it back.
    * If you consider the British illegitimate usurpers, fine. In that case, this territory is not Arab land but Turkish land, a province of the Ottoman Empire for hundreds of years until the British wrested it from them during the Great War in 1917. And the Turks don’t want it back.
    * If you look back earlier in history than the Ottoman Turks, who took over Palestine over in 1517, you find it under the sovereignty of the yet another empire not indigenous to Palestine: the Mamluks, who were Turkish and Circassian slave-soldiers headquartered in Egypt. And the Mamluks don’t even exist any more, so they can’t want it back.

    So, going back 800 years, there’s no particularly clear chain of title that makes Israel’s title to the land inferior to that of any of the previous owners. Who were, continuing backward:

    * The Mamluks, already mentioned, who in 1250 took Palestine over from:
    * The Ayyubi dynasty, the descendants of Saladin, the Kurdish Muslim leader who in 1187 took Jerusalem and most of Palestine from:
    * The European Christian Crusaders, who in 1099 conquered Palestine from:
    * The Seljuk Turks, who ruled Palestine in the name of:
    * The Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad, which in 750 took over the sovereignty of the entire Near East from:
    * The Umayyad Caliphate of Damascus, which in 661 inherited control of the Islamic lands from:
    * The Arabs of Arabia, who in the first flush of Islamic expansion conquered Palestine in 638 from:
    * The Byzantines, who (nice people—perhaps it should go to them?) didn’t conquer the Levant, but, upon the division of the Roman Empire in 395, inherited Palestine from:
    * The Romans, who in 63 B.C. took it over from:
    * The last Jewish kingdom, which during the Maccabean rebellion from 168 to 140 B.C. won control of the land from:
    * The Hellenistic Greeks, who under Alexander the Great in 333 B.C. conquered the Near East from:
    * The Persian empire, which under Cyrus the Great in 639 B.C. freed Jerusalem and Judah from:
    * The Babylonian empire, which under Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C. took Jerusalem and Judah from:
    * The Jews, meaning the people of the Kingdom of Judah, who, in their earlier incarnation as the Israelites, seized the land in the 12th and 13th centuries B.C. from:
    * The Canaanites, who had inhabited the land for thousands of years before they were dispossessed by the Israelites.

    As the foregoing suggests, any Arab claim to sovereignty based on inherited historical control will not stand up. Arabs are not native to Palestine, but are native to Arabia, which is called Arab-ia for the breathtakingly simple reason that it is the historic home of the Arabs. The territories comprising all other “Arab” states outside the Arabian peninsula—including Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, as well as the entity now formally under the Palestinian Authority—were originally non-Arab nations that were conquered by the Muslim Arabs when they spread out from the Arabian peninsula in the first great wave of jihad in the 7th century, defeating, mass-murdering, enslaving, dispossessing, converting, or reducing to the lowly status of dhimmitude millions of Christians and Jews and destroying their ancient and flourishing civilizations. Prior to being Christian, of course, these lands had even more ancient histories. Pharaonic Egypt, for example, was not an Arab country through its 3,000 year history. The recent assertion by the Palestinian Arabs that they are descended from the ancient Canaanites whom the ancient Hebrews displaced is absurd in light of the archeological evidence.

    There is no record of the Canaanites surviving their destruction in ancient times. History records literally hundreds of ancient peoples that no longer exist. The Arab claim to be descended from Canaanites is an invention that came after the 1964 founding of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the same crew who today deny that there was ever a Jewish temple in Jerusalem. Prior to 1964 there was no “Palestinian” people and no “Palestinian” claim to Palestine; the Arab nations who sought to overrun and destroy Israel in 1948 planned to divide up the territory amongst themselves. Let us also remember that prior to the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, the name “Palestinian” referred to the Jews of Palestine.

    The only nations that have perfect continuity between their earliest known human inhabitants and their populations of the present day are Iceland, parts of China, and a few Pacific islands. The Chinese case is complicated by the fact that the great antiquity of Chinese civilization has largely erased the traces of whatever societies preceded it, making it difficult to reconstruct to what extent the expanding proto-Chinese displaced (or absorbed) the prehistoric peoples of that region. History is very sketchy in regard to the genealogies of ancient peoples. The upshot is that “aboriginalism”—the proposition that the closest descendants of the original inhabitants of a territory are the rightful owners—is not tenable in the real world. It is not clear that it would be a desirable idea even if it were tenable. Would human civilization really be better off if there had been no China, no Japan, no Greece, no Rome, no France, no England, no Ireland, no United States?

    Back to the Arabs: I have no problem recognizing the legitimacy of the Arabs’ tenure in Palestine when they had it, from 638 to 1099, a period of 461 years out of a history lasting 5,000 years. They took Palestine by military conquest, and they lost it by conquest, to the Christian Crusaders in 1099. Of course, military occupation by itself does not determine which party rightly has sovereignty in a given territory. Can it not be said that the Arabs have sovereign rights, if not to all of Israel, then at least to the West Bank, by virtue of their majority residency in that region from the early Middle Ages to the present?

    To answer that question, let’s look again at the historical record. Prior to 1947, as we’ve discussed, Palestine was administered by the British under the Palestine Mandate, the ultimate purpose of which, according to the Balfour Declaration, was the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. In 1924 the British divided the Palestine Mandate into an Arabs-only territory east of the Jordan, which became the Kingdom of Trans-Jordan, and a greatly reduced Palestine Mandate territory west of the Jordan, which was inhabited by both Arabs and Jews. Given the fact that the Jews and Arabs were unable to coexist in one state, there had to be two states. At the same time, there were no natural borders separating the two peoples, in the way that, for example, the Brenner Pass has historically marked the division between Latin and Germanic Europe. Since the Jewish population was concentrated near the coast, the Jewish state had to start at the coast and go some distance inland. Exactly where it should have stopped, and where the Arab state should have begun, was a practical question that could have been settled in any number of peaceful ways, almost all of which the Jews would have accepted.

    The Jews’ willingness to compromise on territory was demonstrated not only by their acquiescence in the UN’s 1947 partition plan, which gave them a state with squiggly, indefensible borders, but even by their earlier acceptance of the 1937 Peel Commission partition plan, which gave them nothing more than a part of the Galilee and a tiny strip along the coast. Yet the Arab nations, refusing to accept any Jewish sovereignty in Palestine even if it was the size of a postage stamp, unanimously rejected the 1937 Peel plan, and nine years later they violently rejected the UN’s partition plan as well. When the Arabs resorted to arms in order to wipe out the Jews and destroy the Jewish state, they accepted the verdict of arms. They lost that verdict in 1948, and they lost it again in 1967, when Jordan, which had annexed the West Bank in 1948 (without any objections from Palestinian Arabs that their sovereign nationhood was being violated), attacked Israel from the West Bank during the Six Day War despite Israel’s urgent pleas that it stay out of the conflict. Israel in self-defense then captured the West Bank. The Arabs thus have no grounds to complain either about Israel’s existence (achieved in ’48) or about its expanded sovereignty from the river to the sea (achieved in ’67).

    The Arabs have roiled the world for decades with their furious protest that their land has been “stolen” from them. One might take seriously such a statement if it came from a pacifist people such as the Tibetans, who had quietly inhabited their land for ages before it was seized by the Communist Chinese in 1950. The claim is laughable coming from the Arabs, who in the early Middle Ages conquered and reduced to slavery and penury ancient peoples and civilizations stretching from the borders of Persia to the Atlantic; who in 1947 rejected an Arab state in Palestine alongside a Jewish state and sought to obliterate the nascent Jewish state; who never called for a distinct Palestinian Arab state until the creation of the terrorist PLO in 1964—sixteen years after the founding of the state of Israel; and who to this moment continue to seek Israel’s destruction, an object that would be enormously advanced by the creation of the Arab state they demand. The Arab claim to sovereign rights west of the Jordan is only humored today because of a fatal combination of world need for Arab oil, leftist Political Correctness that has cast the Israelis as “oppressors,” and, of course, good old Jew-hatred.

  5. I challenge the islamist trolls who read these pages to disprove the accurate history provided by Pragmatist.

    1. The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem

      The Prophet’s Night Journey; To Where?

      More on the Muslim Claim to Jerusalem

      Constructing a Counterfeit History of Jerusalem

      The Koran doesn’t mention Jerusalem. Not once:

      One comparison makes this point most clearly: Jerusalem appears in the Jewish Bible 669 times and Zion (which usually means Jerusalem, sometimes the Land of Israel) 154 times, or 823 times in all. The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times and Zion 7 times. In contrast, the columnist Moshe Kohn notes, Jerusalem and Zion appear as frequently in the Qur’an “as they do in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta”—which is to say, not once. (Read more on Daniel Pipes)


      Muhammad’s “Night Journey” fantasies are a joke:

      Muhammad was presented with a white animal he described as being smaller than a horse but larger than a donkey, it was known as al-Buraq. This animal, he said, could take a stride as far as it could see. With one leap, al Buraq could cover an incredibly vast distance. The Angel Jibreel told Muhammad to mount the animal, and together they travelled more than 1200 km. to the furthest masjid – Masjid al-Aqsa. (source) (Trouble is, there was no such mosque during the time of Muhammad. The mosque was build a hundred years later.)


  6. rojhoward– Well said. Christians believe this is the land of the Jews, God’s chosen people. If you are not a Christian, then you believe in some other shite!!! lol sorry!!!

  7. the Jews dont have any right to live in Palestine , all of them should move back to theire countries ! Jews Will Never have a home land and they shouldn’t have the right to have a home land !

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