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Reader comment on item: The Year the Arabs Discovered Palestine [Long version]

Submitted by Ephraim Lior (United States), Sep 13, 2018 at 15:59

Mr. Pipes wrote "Palestine had always been, and at that time (1920) remained, a Jewish and Christian concept, utterly foreign to the Muslims" thus implying that Palestine existed before 1920. Then the title of the respective chapter "The British Creation of Palestine" becomes confusing.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

The concept has long existed. The reality only came into being after World War I.

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