“Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with woolly hair.”
The Quran was written some 600 years after the death of Jesus. Are we expected to believe that fact, if true (?) who would know so long after the fact?
Arafat once claimed
“Palestinian Arabs are descendants of the Jebusites” displaced when King David conquered Jerusalem. Arafat also argued that “Abraham was an Iraqi.”
In his Christmas speech in 2013 to Christians in the PA and throughout the world, Mahmoud Abbas said:
“In Bethlehem, 2,000 years ago, Jesus was born – a Palestinian who brought the gospel and became a guide for millions worldwide, just as we, the Palestinians, are fighting for our freedom, 2,000 years later. We try to walk in his footsteps to the extent possible.”
An utterly ridiculous claim .
Arafat said Jesus was a Palestinian. Palestinian author and TV host agree.
Hanan Ashrawi in a speech during the 1991 Madrid Conference, answering a question from a representative of an American Christian broadcasting outlet, when he said he “didn’t understand” how Ashrawi could ask Israel “to exchange land for peace,” because “when Judaea and Samaria were in the hands of the Arab world, Israel was attacked three times.”… said
“First of all, I find your reference to ‘Judaea and Samaria’ a statement of extreme bias, and rather offensive, using of the biblical names for the occupied West Bank echoes the Israeli government’s religion-based claim to the land where I live and where the Palestinians hope someday to have an independent state.
“I am a Palestinian Christian, and I know what Christianity is. I am a descendant of the first Christians in the world, and Jesus Christ was born in my country, in my land. Bethlehem is a Palestinian town. So I will not accept this one-upmanship on Christianity. Nobody has the monopoly”
PA Minister of Education and Higher Education, Sabri Saidam posted his Facebook page on Dec. 25, 2017:
“To the authentic Palestinian Jesus, and to the members of the [Palestinian] people – happy holidays”
The image shows a drawing of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) around his neck.
Text on image in English: “Made in Palestine“
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs wrote:
“Christmas is also a Palestinian holiday, because Jesus, peace be upon him, was Palestinian. He was born in Palestine; lived and was sent [as prophet] to Palestine. Therefore, Christmas has a special Palestinian flavor.'”
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 22, 2014 and Ma’an, Dec. 21, 2014]
Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, celebrated
“the anniversary of love and peace, the birth day of Jesus the Palestinian.”
[Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, Dec. 25, 2014]
More on Palestinian Media Watch: https://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=505
I wrote this back in 2015 ‘St. George was a Palestinian.’ https://jewsdownunder.com/2015/05/11/st-george-was-a-palestinian/
“One has to wonder why the Arabs have such a desire to claim everyone as a Palestinian who comes from the fictitious State of Palestine. Every Christmas we hear the proclamation that Jesus was one too.
“…… his mother was named Polychronia, a Greek native of Lydda. His father Gerontius, was a Greek Christian from Cappadocia and an official in the Roman army.
According to Wikipedia, both parents were Christians from noble families of the Anici, so their son was raised with Christian beliefs. They decided to call him Georgios (Greek), meaning “worker of the land” (i.e., farmer).”
For non-English people, St George is the patron saint of England.
One of the certain facts about Jesus was that he was a Jew. He was a child of Jewish parents, he was raised in a Jewish home amongst Jewish traditions. Jesus and his family would have been Torah observant, paid Roman tithes, kept Sabbath laws, circumcised their males, attended synagogue, observed purity laws in relation to childbirth etc., and kept the dietary laws. Throughout his life, Jesus lived among Jews and his followers were Jews. He most certainly was not the so-called Palestinian Arab who so many ‘story-tellers’ claim he was.
Another distortion is to hide from Palestinians that Jesus was a Jew who lived in the Land of Judaea/Israel. PA leaders repeatedly define Jesus as a Palestinian who preached Islam, thus denying not only Jewish history, but also the history and legitimacy of Christianity.
The ultimate proof that Jesus was not ‘Palestinian’ is the fact that he was born in the 4th century BCE in province of Judaea, in the Roman Empire and died around 30 to 33 CE.
The Roman Emperor Hadrian was determined to wipe out the identity of Israel/Judah/Judea after the defeat of Bar Kokhba (132–135 CE) by renaming it Syria Palaestina.
How on earth could Jesus have been a Palestinian, when the area wasn’t renamed for a hundred years after his death?
Besides the fact the name Palestinian was created by the Soviet disinformation masters in 1964 when they created the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The term “Palestinian People” as a description 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, hand picked by the KGB. This term was formally used by newspapers around the world after 1967. With this in mind, how could have Jesus possibly been a ‘Palestinian’?
Good one. Any answers?