Big Palestinian Lie – and Magnificent Torah Truth
The so-called Palestinian people is simply a cunning and colossal hoax. The hoax was fabricated by wily Muslims – masters of the art of dissembling (taqiyya) — to insinuate an alternative people to Jewish people’s possession of their ancient homeland. Professor Ephraim Karsh quotes the eminent Arab-American historian Philip Hitti who, in 1946, described the common Arab view: “There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not.”[i] Palestine was never “perceived as a distinct entity deserving national self-determination but as an integral part of a unified regional Arab order …”[ii]
The Palestinian fiction
Let us be absolute clear on this point. To rob the nation of Israel of her ancestral land a new nation had to be fabricated – the “Palestinians.” Remarkably, Deuteronomy 3:21 prophecies this phenomenon! It refers to the eventual appearance of “a non-nation, and a vile people” that will harass the Jewish people.
This hostile assortment of Muslim-Arab clans has named itself the “Palestinians,” which now is headed by the factitious “Palestinian Authority.” These modern day Palestinians have unwittingly named themselves after the extinct Philistines, a pagan people who, similar to the ancient Canaanites, sacrificed their own children in the name of the fish-god Dagon (today the moon-god Allah).
Also ironic, the name “Philistines” is derived from a Hebrew word which means to “trespass.” By their self-chosen name these Arabs give the lie to their claim to the Land of Israel!
Nevertheless, the Pope of Rome, ignoring the fact that the “Palestinians” effectively eliminated the Christian population from Bethlehem, recognized the Palestinian Authority as a State!
The Pope’s ultimate objective is clear. The creation of a Palestinian state in the “West Bank,” which embraces Judea and Samaria, would preclude Jewish possession of Jerusalem – the ne plus ultra of the Vatican. Conversely, the Jewish people’s possession of Jerusalem represents a major, nay, quintessential step, in the fulfillment of all the prophecies of the prophets of Israel, hardly a pleasant prospect for the Roman Catholic Church and its pretension of having replaced Israel and the Torah as the ultimate source of truth.
In short, the Church dignified the Big Lie about Palestinians to erase the Magnificent Truth of the Torah and the prophets of Israel:
And it shall come to pass, when all these things have come upon you – the blessing and the curse which I have presented before you – then you will take it to your heart among all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you. You will then return to the Lord your God, and listen to His voice, according to everything that I command you today, you and your children, with your whole heart and with all your soul.
Then the Lord your God will restore your captives and exiles and have compassion upon you; and He will gather you from all the nations to which He has scattered you. Even if any of yours that are dispersed in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there He will gather you and take you back [as His people]. The Lord your God shall bring you into the Land that your forefathers possessed, and you shall possess it again… He will circumcise [remove the barriers from] your hearts and the hearts of your offspring, so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul (Deuteronomy 30:1-6).
He has remembered His covenant forever – the Word He commanded to a thousand generations – that He made with Abraham and His vow to Isaac. Then He established it for Jacob as a statute, for Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, “To you I shall give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance” (Psalms 105:8-11).
In those days ten men of every nationality, speaking different languages, shall take hold of every Jew by the corner of his garment and say, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you” (Zechariah 8:23).
The Lord will shine upon you, and His glory shall be seen above you. Nations shall then walk in your light and kings by the radiance of your dawn (Isaiah 60:2-3).
On that day, the Lord will be One, and His Name will be One (Zechariah 14:9).
[i] Ephraim Karsh, Islamic Imperialism:A History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), 139.