| The Hoax of the “Palestinians”
| Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Jihad Watch : How Arafat and the KGB invented a nationality to change the debate over Israel. My latest in PJ Media:
(Note: Most of this article is an exclusive excerpt from Robert Spencer’s new book, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS. All quotes are sourced in the book.)
Muslim congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) celebrated her primary victory with several anti-Israel tweets,
including one that read:
“My roots as a Palestinian American are strong
and important.” The truth about those roots, however, could surprise
even Tlaib, as before the 1960s, there were no Palestinian people. They
were invented as a propaganda weapon against Israel.
In 1948, the nascent state of
Israel defeated forces from Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon,
Saudi Arabia, and Yemen that had been determined to destroy it utterly.
The jihad against it continued, but it held firm, defeating Egypt, Iraq,
Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon again in the Six-Day War in 1967, and Egypt
and Syria yet again in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
In winning these
victories against enormous odds, Israel won the admiration of the free
world, leading to the largest-scale and most audacious application in
Islamic history of Muhammad’s dictum “War is deceit.”
In order to destroy the
impression of the tiny Jewish state facing enormous Muslim Arab foes and
prevailing, the Soviet KGB (the Soviet Committee for State Security)
developed the fiction of an even smaller people, the “Palestinians,”
menaced by a well-oiled and ruthless Israeli war machine.
In AD 134, the Romans had expelled the Jews from Judea after the Bar Kokhba revolt and renamed the region Palestine.
The Romans had plucked this name from the Bible; it was the name of the
Israelites’ ancient enemies, the Philistines. But never did the term
“Palestinian” refer to anything but a region — not to a people or an
In the 1960s, however, the KGB
and Hajj Amin al-Husseini’s nephew Yasir Arafat created both these
allegedly oppressed people and the instrument of their freedom — the
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Ion Mihai Pacepa, who had
served as acting chief of Cold War-era Communist Romania’s spy service
(Pacepa later authored many articles for PJ Media), later revealed what happened:
The PLO was dreamt up by the KGB, which had a penchant
for “liberation” organizations. There was the National Liberation Army
of Bolivia, created by the KGB in 1964 with help from Ernesto ‘Che’
Guevara … the KGB also created the Democratic Front for the Liberation
of Palestine, which carried out numerous bombing attacks.
Read it all here......................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 12:54 PM