A Short History of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

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A Short History of the Arab/Israeli Conflict
Like so much fake news today, there is ample disinformation being spread about Israel and the Arab/Israeli conflict. Much of it being spread by Islamists and the Democrat Party.

Many Islamic leaders deny the existence of an ancient Jewish Kingdom and a Jewish temple in Jerusalem…fake history.

Chris Mathews of the infamous MSNBC recently said that “crazy evangelical Christians in the South are uninformed about President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because they have “mythical beliefs” about the ancient city…Because if you don’t give the Palestinians hope that they can have national integrity and have a capital where it should be, you’re going to have an unending problem.” Yes, we are going to have an unending problem, but not for the reasons they would like you to believe. In Mathews’ case, his ignorance of history is stunning.

Arab countries refused to absorb any of the ‘Palestinians.’

Palestine comes from the Egyptian and Hebrew word peleshet meaning migratory. The term was used to describe the ancient inhabitants of the land to the northeast of Egypt, the Philistines, more related to the Greeks than Arabs, but ancient enemies of Israel. When Rome conquered Israel in the second century, they renamed it Palaestinia as both an affront to the Jews and to minimize Jewish identification with the land. Jews, nevertheless always occupied the land.

Under the Ottoman empire the name Palestine was used as a general term to describe the land south of Syria. It was not an official designation. In fact many who lived there described the land as Southern Syria, not Palestine.

Palestine has never been a country, and there is no such thing as a Palestinian. Palestine never had borders, a government, a capital, an economy or monetary system. They were merely Arabs living in the Holy land. They never had a country nor did they ever seek it. In the 1948 war, Arab countries did not send troops to help the “Palestinians” but rather to drive the Jews into the sea.

Returning Jews to Israel never stole any Arab land, but always settled on unclaimed, unoccupied land or purchased land from Arabs at ridiculously high prices.

In November of 1947, the UN proposed a resolution, Resolution 181, dividing the territory into two states, one for Jews, one for ‘Palestinian’ Arabs. The partition was rejected by the Arabs and the 1948 War resulted. Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews. About 630,000 Arabs left Israel even though Israelis asked them to stay. Property that they owned was abandoned. The number of Jewish refugees in Arab lands were about the same.

After the war, Israel absorbed all of the Jewish refugees while the Arab countries refused to absorb any of the ‘Palestinians.’ Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since WW2, theirs is the only refugee group that were refused to be integrated into their own people’s lands.

The territory allotted to be the Palestinian state by the UN was divided between Israel and Jordan

The territory allotted to be the Palestinian state by the UN was divided between Israel and Jordan. The “Palestinian Arabs” were intentionally rejected by every Arab country, with the exception of the small percentage that ended up in refugee camps which are still being used today by Arabs as political pawns to invoke sympathy. There is an Arab refugee problem because the Arabs wanted it so.

While Jerusalem is mentioned over eight hundred times in the Bible, it is not mentioned once in the Koran. It has never been an important place or destination for Muslims. It is only significant now that it is a Jewish state.

So, should Israel divide their country further and give it to ‘Palestinians’ that never had an interest in becoming a state, but much interest in seeing the demise of Israel? An equivalency would be allowing North Korea with their military and missiles to occupy Florida. Any takers?

In a great movie about the Crusades, Kingdom of Heaven, Saladin, after he took control of Jerusalem from the Christians was asked why Jerusalem was so important. Saladin responded, “Jerusalem means nothing”....“It means everything.”

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Ray DiLorenzo is a career pilot having retired after 22 years as a contract fire pilot with the California Department of Forestry (Cal-Fire).  He is presently affiliated with Stand Up America founded by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (Ret).

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