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Confirmation of the Invention of the Palestinian People

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Submitted by Wallace Edward Brand (United States), Dec 13, 2011 at 10:18

Major General Ion Pacepa, the highest ranking defector from the Soviet bloc in the Cold War, has told us that the first PLO Charter was drafted in Moscow in 1965. In reading the preamble of that Charter, we find the it affirms the existence of "The Palestinian Arab People" -- three times. The affirmation is by the first 422 members of the contemporaneously formed Palestinian National Council, each, according to Pacepa, hand picked by the KGB. See: Brand, Soviet Russia, the Creators of the PLO and the Palestinian People, http://www.think-israel.org/brand.russiatheenemy.html The same preamble refers to the passion of these alleged Palestinian People for political self determination or self rule, the first mention of this motivation ever.

After 1964, two Israeli academics of the far left have papered up histories of Palestinian Nationalism pre dating 1964. Baruch Kimmerling starts his with a showing of patriotism for the Ottoman Empire in 1834 when Arabs in Palestine revolted against an assertion of authority over them by Egypt, affirming their Ottoman patriotism.. And Yehoshua Porath says they engaged in Nationalism since 1920, a date when they could no longer rely on Turkish rule, the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East and North Africa having been captured by the WWI Allies in a defensive war and carved up into 21 nation states. He ignores that the Arabs local to Palestime fought, not for the British during WWI who had offered them self rule if they did so, but fought alongside the Turks who had ruled them for 400 years. He ignores the notes in the diary of Count Folke Bernadotte. Bernadotte had been hired by the UN for a field investigation in preparation for the UNSCOP hearings in 1948 when the British were to abandon their trusteeship in the British Mandate. Bernadotte had noted in his diary that there was no movement for Arab nationalism and never had been. Finally, Zahir Muhsein, a member of the PLO Executive Board, said in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw that their was no such thing as the Palestinian People and that as soon as the PLO had annihilated the Jews, they would merge with Jordan. See: Brand, "Was there a Palestinian National Movement at the end of the Ottoman Period? http://think-israel.org/brand.palnationalism.html

I am a retired lawyer. I see on the one hand, OPINIONS of professors on the far left [it is said that Professor Porath has changed his politics since the Arabs claimed Rachel's Tomb as a mosque] rendering an OPINION confirming an invention of the Soviet dezinformatsia. On the other hand I see a man who was intimately involved with the facts, reporting FACTS from HIS personal knowledge. To me there is no contest.

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