Most of the world’s nations will announce recognition of a Palestinian state by September 2011, Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki says. Yet Palestine does not, never has and will not exist as a nation!
The first reference to the Palestinians, without qualifying them as Arabs, is to be found in a document of the territory’s Permanent Executive Committee, composed of Muslims and Christians, presenting a series of complaints to the British authorities on 26 July 1928. This was when the Holy Land was run by the British, who originally intended to establish a Jewish homeland in all the present land of Israel and Jordan, then known as Transjordan. In the Second World War the “Palestinian Brigades” of the British Army were overwhelming Jewish. If you referred to Palestinians it was understood you were talking about Jews.
Facts:· The name “Palestine” is derived from Philistia, the land of the ancient Philistines, which was situated in the southern coastal regions of Israel, more or less in the area of the present Gaza strip. The Philistines disappeared as a distinct group by the late 5th century BC.
· The application of the term “Palestine” to the entire region west of the Jordan River was an ill-conceived and propagandistic decision by the Romans in an effort to undermine the national interests of Israel by depriving them from any rights to their land.
· Jerusalem has NEVER been an Arab capital.
· There never were a people group called Palestinians. The Arabs currently in Judea and Samaria were Syrians, Egyptians, Lebanese and so forth, many of whom immigrated after the Jewish state was established in 1948, some to find work in the Jewish settlements. They never regarded themselves as a distinct nation. Even Yasser Arafat was born in Cairo.
· Dave Hunt, whose book on Israel called Judgement Day we highly recommend, writes: “As late as the 1950s Arabs refused to be called Palestinians. To the British Peel Commission in 1937, a local Arab leader testified, ‘There is no such country as Palestine. Palestine is a term the Zionists invented.’ Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian, testified to an Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry in 1946, ‘There is no such thing as Palestine in history – absolutely not!’
· The constitution of the murderous terrorist organization the PLO makes clear that no future of any nature is envisioned for Jews in Palestine. According to Palestinians, their land comprises the whole region between the Mediterranean and the River Jordan, bordering on Lebanon in the north and Egypt in the south. No provision is constitutionally made for a so-called two-state solution, and therefore no recognition is given to Israel.
· The so-called “Palestinians” have a strategy to ultimately drive all the Jews from Israel. The former PLO leader, Yasser Arafat, said: “We will take Israel piece by piece by peace.” Islam teaches that you make false peace when you are weak and make war when you are strong. The intent is always the same- elimination of your enemies.
· Whose land is this? Prof. Johan Malan, Mossel Bay, South Africa (February 2011)Writes-http://www.discerningtheworld.com/2011/01/30/palestine-land-of-the-philistines-its-origin-composition-and-future/
“The calling of Israel started with Abraham, who is the progenitor of Israel. God said to him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are – northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants for ever (Gen. 13:14-15). This promise of the land was later confirmed to Isaac and Jacob (Gen. 26:3, 28:13).
“In a very special sense they are the Chosen People of God. He called them to be a holy people and led them to the Promised Land; He then dispersed them among the nations because of their disobedience; and it is the same immutable covenant God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who will restore Israel to the land of their fathers in the end-time.
Note how explicitly Israel’s ownership of the land is stated in this scripture:“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you… Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be my people, and I will be your God” (Ezek. 36:24-28).
“The land to which Israel returns after their long exile is still called Israel by God and not Palestine: “Thus says the Lord God: I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel” (Ezek. 11:17).
“Keep in mind that “Israel is the major topic of the Bible. The word ‘Israel’ occurs 2,565 times in 2,293 verses. More than enough prophecies have already been fulfilled in Israel’s unique history to prove that the God of Israel (203 times) is the true God” (Hunt: Judgement Day Approaching, Feb. 15, 2010). In connection with the Palestinian claim to the land, Dave Hunt says:“The land to which God brought Abraham and which He gave to him and to his heirs, was called ‘Canaan’ (Gen 12:5, 6-8; 13:7-17, etc.).
"There was no such land as Palestine and no such people as Palestinians. Its early inhabitants were Kenites, Kenizites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizites, Rephaims, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites (Gen 15:19-21). God never promised anything called ‘Palestine’ to Abraham and to his heirs. The only land He promised was Canaan: ‘And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God’ (Gen 17:8) …
Even had there been a land of Palestine and Palestinians, the Arabs could not possibly be descended from them. They claim descent from Ishmael, who was certainly not a Palestinian. His father, Abraham, was from Ur of the Chaldees, and his mother, Hagar, was an Egyptian. Neither of them was one of the original inhabitants of Canaan, nor even remotely related to such a people. The land was already settled when Abraham with his wife, Sarah, and her maid, Hagar, arrived there” (The Islamic Threat to Israel, Part 1 – 2005.01.14).
· Despite these overwhelming facts, the news report I have taken from The Jerusalem Connection goes on to say: “The majority of the international community will recognise an independent Palestinian state” by September, Malki told a group of Palestinian journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah.Malki said the European Union had already expressed its intention to recognise a Palestinian state by September, which would mark one year since the restart of direct peace talks that have stalled over continued Israeli settlement construction.
“The Spanish foreign minister (Trinidad Jimenez) told me that the European Union will recognise a Palestinian state at the beginning of September,” Malki said, without specifying when the conversation occurred.“And if the European Union doesn’t take this decision then Spain will be the first European country to announce its recognition of the Palestinian state, and we’re optimistic,” he added.Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians began September 2 in Washington, ending nearly two years without direct negotiations.But the talks ground to a halt just weeks later, with the expiry of an Israeli ban on settlement building in the West Bank.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas demanded a new ban, saying he would not negotiate while Israel builds on land the Palestinians want for their future state.But US efforts to secure a new freeze failed, with Israel declining to impose any new restrictions on Jewish construction in the West Bank or east Jerusalem.Washington has called on both sides to engage in indirect, US-mediated talks, and Palestinian and Israeli negotiators were expected in the United States this week.
But Abbas has insisted there will be no real negotiations.In recent weeks, a string of Latin American nations have announced their recognition of an independent Palestinian state on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.The Palestinian leadership has touted the new recognitions from countries including Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
Other nations, including Paraguay and Uruguay are reportedly planning to recognise the state soon.Malki said the Palestinian leadership was working to convince Mexico and several Latin and Central American nations to recognise the Palestinian state.“Until September, we will work to secure as much recognition as we can,” he said, adding increased international recognition would strengthen the Palestinian position in new talks or if it sought UN recognition for statehood.
Malki also addressed plans by the Palestinian Authority to seek a United Nations Security Council resolution on Israeli settlement construction, saying Palestinian diplomats were seeking US support for a final text.“We want a unanimous decision to be issued and we don’t want a US veto to be used against this resolution,” he said.“The Palestinian delegation has the support of all the members except the American delegation,” he added.
Beware, world. All who come against ISRAEL COME AGAINST God Himself. We know the outcome. It’s at the end of the Book of Revelation.