Friday, September 16, 2011

Palestinian state vs. historical truth

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - SEPTEMBER 16: In this ha...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Abbas news conference 9/16/2011
Let’s review the historical truth.

There has never been a state called Palestine. Palestine is a designation given by the Roman Empire to the region after General Titus' destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. It was a name the Romans created to offend the Jews by calling it by the name of Israel's ancient enemies, the Philistines. 

There is no such ethnicity as a Palestinian. Palestinians are Arabs, the same as those found in the Kingdom of Jordan and twenty-two other Arab states.

British Mandate of Palestine, 1920s. Created b...Image via WikipediaThere has never been any nation at any time in history with Jerusalem as its capital, except Israel. Jerusalem has been Israel’s capital for over 3,000 years, even when they were stateless. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Bible, but not one time in the Q'uran.

The land of Israel has been divided several times already.

The British Mandate and the San Remo Conference were the original “two state solution” creating Trans Jordan (now the Kingdom of Jordan) with 78% of the Mandated Jewish Homeland, as the homeland for the Arabs. 

Now the United Nations, heady with its own mythical power, totally and willingly ignorant of history, and emboldened in the drunkenness of their phantom sovereignty, is about to do it again, on September 23 through an application by the Palestinian Authority to the UN for a unilateral declaration of statehood.

Here's why it is unwise: 
"At the time of those events,” says YHWH,“when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat.There I will judge them for harming my people, my special possession, for scattering my people among the nations, and for dividing up my land. Joel 3:1-2 NLT

Source: Les Lawrence 

Here is another resource. Share this chart with anyone who may be interested.  Click on the link to read the pdf - Israel and Palestinian Talking Points Chart.