Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Question Pertaining to the Palestinians 1

If Western Palestine (i.e., what we presently consider to be Israel) had such a long-standing population of indigenous "Palestinians" residing there for centuries, then why did the United Nations Relief and Work Agency feel the need to alter their definition of "refugees" to include all of those who had lived in Palestine for only a minimum of TWO YEARS prior to the 1948 conflict? Hm, could it possibly be due to the fact that they wanted to hide the reality that a great number of these so-called refugees had originally come from Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Albania, Transjordan, Cyprus, and dozens of other countries? That's kind of what I'm thinking that it was.

17 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

On a slightly different note... A Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Thanks, Les. You do the same. There, now let's go watch some football!

Ema Nymton said...

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"... a long-standing population of indigenous "Palestinians" residing there for centuries, ..."

Well a long-standing population of indigenous "Palestinians" were residing there for centuries according to your holy book the bible. Does not Numbers 33:53 thru 33:55 tell of people living there before the "refugees" from Egypt known as Israeli entered the valley and began their program of ethnic cleaning??

"33:55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell."

Way back in the day, were not the Israeli refugees from Egypt also?

That's kind of what I'm thinking that it was.

Ema Nymton
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Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

There might have been a population there before the Jews (and I don't get my history from the Bible, btw). But it wasn't the modern day "Palestinians". The land known as Palestine had numerous population infusions and expulsions throughout the millenia and the odds of any of the present-day Palestinians being descendants of the of the Canaanites or the Philistines is flat-out laughable.

Ema Nymton said...

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"The land known as Palestine had numerous population infusions and expulsions throughout the millenia and the odds of any of the present-day Palestinians being descendants of the of the Canaanites or the Philistines is flat-out laughable."

The land known as Palestine has had numerous population infusions and expulsions throughout the millenia and the odds of any of the present-day Israelis being descendants of the of the tribes of Moses from Egypt is flat-out what???!

Regardless the non-Israeli people of the Palestine have the right to exist. They have the right to be protected by the world body, UN.

Ema Nymton
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dmarks said...

Ema said: "according to your holy book the bible."

The "your" implies that this book is not part of your religious faith. So why even bring it up?

"Regardless the non-Israeli people of the Palestine have the right to exist. They have the right to be protected by the world body, UN."

Which is really no worry, as no one is trying to exterminate them. This is not true of the Israelis. The Palestinian government governs by a charter that demands that evry Jew in the area get killed, and most of Israel's neighbors do not recognize the rights of Israelis to even exist. That's the real problem.

Ema Nymton said...

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"... the rights of Israelis to even exist. That's the real problem."

Your original post is a question pertaining to the Palestinians. How these people are treated in their own land is important.

Ema Nymton
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dmarks said...

"How these people are treated in their own land is important."

And the fact that the government of "these people" is sworn to exterminate the members of another nation, and this government enjoys widespread support, is a major problem.

Rational Nation USA said...

As Emma lulls herself into further liberal bliss and karma with the thought of the Palestinians and the terrorist PLO {and their backers}.

dmarks said...

The Palestinians would be a lot better off if they had a government that wasn't savage and genocidal. Instead, they have strongly embraced a government that defines itself by is effort to invade and conquer another nation and exterminate its people.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

According to Wikipedia, the population of Philistines in 12th century BC Palestine peaked at 30,000 and I highly doubt that any survivable DNA of this population still exists. Also, archeological evidence exists that the Philistines probably migrated to Palestine from Greece, a factor that arguably makes THEM the colonial power.

Ema Nymton said...

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"... migrated to Palestine from Greece, a factor that arguably makes THEM the colonial power."

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
(Wiping a tear away.) OK. I got this ... ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Sorry. Give me a moment.

Ema Nymton
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Ema Nymton said...

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I'm back. (giggle) So as I was about to say, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Oh the heck with iy.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

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Ema Nymton said...

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Thanks for the new year laugh!

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dmarks said...

Ema said: "They have the right to be protected by the world body, UN."

Kind of an irrelevant point. No one wants to wipe them out.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

"The historic Philistines (Hebrew: פלשתים, plishtim) were a people who inhabited the southern coast of Canaan around the time of the arrival of the Israelites, their territory being named Philistia in later contexts. Their origin has been debated among scholars, but modern archaeology has suggested early cultural links with the Mycenaean world in mainland Greece. Though the Philistines adopted local Canaanite culture and language before leaving any written texts, an Indo-European origin has been suggested for a handful of known Philistine words."

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Philistines