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There are no Palestinians

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Submitted by yuval brandstetter MD (Israel), Jul 27, 2007 at 04:30

There are no Palestinians for a number of reasons

1. The letter P does not exist in Arabic. Therefore no sane arab would call himself a Palestinian unless for an extenuating purpose.

2. The Mufti himself' elected to be the leader of the Arabs living in Palestine loathed the idea of Palestine Arabs since Palestine was a name adopted by the Western nations to designate Judea, and therefored demarcted those arabs from the Arab Umma.

3. The leaders of Fatah openly admit that the idea of a Palestinian nation is a brain-child of the Soviet handlers, who were Westerrn Psychology experts. They realized the a National anti-colonialist struggle was the cake the West would slobber over, and Israel choke on. All the Fatah leadership were educated un Russia how to run a national insurgency that will serve the imperialist purposes of communism. Now, this was a scant 30 years after the Mufti teamed up with Nazi Germany for the same purpose.

4. My mother, a Jew, is a true Palestinian. So is my dad. So are my in-laws. That is imprinted upon their ID cards issued by the British mandate. Arabs refused to be labelled as such, since Palestinian really meant Jewish. Palestinian was always a temporary label, a preliminary to the Jewish National Home in the Land of Israel. Arabs were just that, itinerants who wondered in and out, with no allegiance to any specific piece of ground. the Mosques on top of the Temple mount have no more impact than those in London, Hamburg or Johannesburg.

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