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Submitted by Prof. Paul Eidelberg (Israel), Aug 9, 2009 at 04:39

Kudos for Daniel Pipes for saying the "Palestinians" must be defeated people.

I would add that they do not even constitute a people but merely a collection of clans and tribes that hail from various countries in North Africa and the Middle East. What is more, in his illuminating work Islamic Imperialism, Efraim Karsh quotes the eminent Arab-American historian Philip Hitti, who in 1946 described the common Arab view: "There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not." It was never "perceived as a distinct entity deserving national self-determination but as an integral part of a unified regional Arab order ...."

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