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Palestinian Identity - Empty Shells

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in response to reader comment: The Palestinian People, as known today, was largely the concept of Soviet Russia

Submitted by John Hummasti (United States), Jan 26, 2012 at 15:43

Palestinian Nationalism was once a Jewish Movement and must be reclaimed as such! While the PLO, Hamas and Jordan have the same goals (eliminating the Jewish State); Palestinian Nationalism as an Islamic/ Marxist movement must be seen "vis-a-vis" the world view (us vs. them) held out by "back-ward societies" bent on advancing the Palestinian/Islamic Cause; the Palestinians possessed no speakable identity as a separate political entity such as, for instance, the American Natives who were exempt from the Constitutionally mandated census (The Three-Fifths Compromise is found in Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution:).

The Iroquois League has also been known as the Iroquois Confederacy. So why not create an identity to perpetuate a religio-cultural war against the west by the use of marxist terms, identity and strategem to prop up the neo-communist Obama administration's pc machine where it's to their advantage? If the Palestinians really had an identity separate from Bedouin, Circcassians, Armenians, Egyptians or others, then they might have a case, but they are a mixed bag of nuts (klipot - empty shells) !


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Farewell Israel DVD and From Time Immemorial Book [41 words]John HummastiJan 22, 2012 18:36192739
More on Professor Porath's book [223 words]Wallace Edward BrandOct 6, 2011 18:42189885
Professor Porath on Arab Nationalism [775 words]Wallace Edward BrandSep 29, 2011 18:05189712
Correction [36 words]Wallace Edward BrandDec 10, 2011 16:40189712
2The Palestinian People, as known today, was largely the concept of Soviet Russia [474 words]Wallace Edward BrandAug 24, 2011 09:51188809
Professor Porath published in 1974, 10 years after the Soviet disinformation masters created the Palestinian People. [136 words]Wallace Edward BrandAug 27, 2011 17:01188809
A belated review of Porath's "The Emergence of the Palestinian-Arab National Movement 1918-1929. [534 words]Wallace Edward BrandSep 11, 2011 22:20188809
Palestinian Identity - Empty Shells [180 words]John HummastiJan 26, 2012 15:43188809
E. Britannica 1891, Safed main city of U. Galilee | mostly Jewish | most Muslims NOT Arabs | some Algerian settlers... [496 words]PaulineJan 7, 2011 00:25181623

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