Friday, March 17, 2017

Settling An Argument: Palestine, Palestinians, Palestinization, Palestinianism

I use Palestinianism to describe a phenomenon of an Arab people who never in history shared any specific national identity characteristics that would set them off and make them a special case as a "people".  See here, and also here, for example, and also here for Bat-Yeor.

Palestinianism is

self-mythologising [as in the case of] Palestinianism...the ideology which suggest there is a nationalism for a group of Arabs-who-refer-to-themselves-as-'Palestinians' and which, at its essence, denies the existence of a Jewish People, with its history, religion, culture and history who possess an historic homeland.

No defined national homeland.

So-called national homeland never existed as a political or even an administrative entity.

The name "Palestine" came from the Roman rule over the Land of Israel after 135 CE, although previously a region by that name did exist but was not applied to what is know as Palestine today, whereas Judea was.

Arabs have a non-Arabic name for their national homeland.  Really?

Now see this I caught (red from bottom up):

His conclusion?

"the Palestinisation issue started after the Green Line was erased"

Argument settled?



Shtrudel said...

Argument settled?!... There NEVER was a VALID argument to begin with!...

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

I was at the Israel Museum not long ago. I asked a lecturer, Dr Mevorakh, when Hadrian changed the name of Judea to "syria palaestina." He said that according to the latest research, this name change took place in 136 BCE, not 135 BCE as believed heretofore.