Here we go again with the “Jesus was a Palestinian” nonsense.
As Mike Lumish writes Arabs didn’t arrive until the 7th Century CE in Eretz Israel.
Even supposing that isn’t a given, how on earth could he be a ‘Palestinian’?
It all started with the creation of a fictitious ‘Palestinian People’. This collective noun was created by the Soviet disinformation masters in 1964, when they created the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the ‘PLO’.
The term ‘Palestinian People’ as a descriptive of Arabs in ‘Palestine’ appeared for the first time in the preamble of the 1964 PLO Charter, drafted in Moscow. The Charter was affirmed by the first 422 members of the Palestinian National Council, handpicked by the KGB. The term ‘Palestinian’ started to be used on June 4th 1967.
A well-known Arab is quoted as saying.
“Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?
We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag”.
We have accepted the term ‘Palestinian’ all too readily in the same way we accepted the term ‘West Bank’. At least if it HAS to be used, call it the WEST BANK of JORDAN, which after all is what is was called in Jordan’s hand.
The name of the region where the bulk of Jewish history lies is and always has been JUDAEA and SAMARIA
‘We celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem under occupation,’ the Palestinian Authority president said in his statement from Ramallah, reiterating commitment to peace deal.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Jesus a role model for the Palestinians, in a Christmas message from the West Bank Monday.
Referring to Christ as “a Palestinian messenger,” Abbas said that
“as we Palestinians strive for our freedom two millennia later, we do our best to follow his example. We work with hope, seeking justice, in order to achieve a lasting peace.”
He criticized Israeli restrictions on the entry of Palestinians living abroad into the West Bank, as well as Israel’s controversial West Bank security barrier, which cuts off Bethlehem, which he charged “steals land.”
“We celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem under occupation,”
he said in the Christmas statement from Ramallah.
Abbas, scheduled to attend Christmas in Bethlehem on the southern West Bank Tuesday, Christian Arabs were not a minority in Palestine, but “an integral part of the Palestinian people.”
The vast majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, however, are Sunni Muslims.
He expressed hope that the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land in March would be “a good opportunity for Christians from all over the world to come closer to their sisters and brothers in Palestine, and for His Holiness to spread the message of justice and peace for the Palestinians, as for all peoples of the world.”
Abbas said he was committed “to bringing a just peace to the region” through negotiations with Israel by ending the occupation and the establishment “of a fully independent and sovereign Palestinian State on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
The annual traditional Christmas procession from the Christian Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City to Bethlehem, led by Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal, is scheduled to leave shortly after 12 A.M.
The traditional Christmas mass is scheduled to start at 11:30 P.M.
Meanwhile, a video posted on YouTube on Monday by a user called PLOMEDIA1 depicts what appears to be the pope travelling through Israel and the West Bank. With a mournful version of Silent Night playing in the background, the pontiff passes by scenes of Palestinian suffering.
The end credit says that the video was created by NAD – possibly a reference to the PLO’s Negotiations Affairs Department.