Alex Rose

In the Beginning

“Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the longer you’ve been here the more you understand Iran. Most of our intelligence reporting has been wrong all along and not just since the revolution. Yours will be too. None of us understands the Iranians.” [ An Asian diplomat in Teheran.]

“If we have to choose between being dead and pitied, and being alive with a bad image, we’d rather be alive and have the bad image.” [Golda Meir]

A failure on the part of Jewish leaders is not to explain only Jews and not “Palestinians” being indigenous to the Land of Israel. Hence, we have in its place the infamous “Two-State Solution”.

What does “Indigenous” mean? Tablet’s Feb. 09,2017 “Are Jews Indigenous to the Land of Israel? Yes, says Ryan Bellerose. What follows is his reasoning.

a) Occupation of ancestral lands, or at least of part of them;
b) Common ancestry with the original occupants of these lands;
c) Culture in general, or in specific manifestations (such as religion, living under a tribal system, membership of an indigenous community, dress, means of livelihood, lifestyle, etc.);
d) Language (whether used as the only language, as mother-tongue, as the habitual means of communication at home or in the family, or as the main, preferred, habitual, general or normal language);
e) Residence on certain parts of the country, or in certain regions of the world;
f) Other relevant factors.

Further justification can be found through a reading of Heartland’s “Hadrian’s Curse”.[2008] Tsafir Ronen commences with, “Almost 2,000 years ago, the Roman Emperor Hadrian cursed the Jewish People and decreed that Judea should be henceforth called ‘Palestine’ after the Philistines, an ancient enemy of Israel that had disappeared from the world’s stage more than 600 years earlier.———–

The modern enemies of a resurrected Jewish Nation have dusted off Hadrian’s curse and are attempting to pull off a monumental theft: the Arab world have reincarnated “Palestine” to steal Israel’s heritage and the Land of the Jewish People. “Hadrian’s Curse” will expose the BIG lie of the “Palestinian cause” in a full-length 120-minute documentary.”

The film would document that there never was a “Palestinian” people, The world has become so accustomed to the “truth” of the “Palestinian” perversion of history and work backwards, exposing recent claims and acts whose absurdity and villainy shock uninformed observers. It is the twisted story of one of the biggest, most remarkable fraud in history. The Jewish People eventually bested Hadrian. They returned to their land and reestablished sovereignty over it.

In 1977, a member of P.L.O. leadership, Zahir Muhsein, the leader of the al-Sa’iqa Organization, revealed the truth in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw:

“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese.

Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism for tactical reasons. Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa. While as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

In 1987,the late Syrian President, Hafez al-Assad declared at a conference in Amman, “A country named ‘Palestine’ has never existed.” Jordanian King Hussein responded, “The appearance of the national Palestinian persona serves as a response to Israel’s claim that Palestine is Jewish.”

Husseini, head of the Supreme Arab Committee and ahmed Shukari founder of the PLO echoed the same thoughts. The Palestinian fabrication is exposed precisely when we listen to authentic Arab voices. The prominent Arab historian, Dr. Philip Hitti, who expressed himself at the Anglo-American commission of inquiry in the State Department building in 1947, said as follows:

“Sir, Palestine never existed throughout history. Absolutely not!”

Moreover, Professor Juhan Hazam, in his testimony before that same commission, added:

“Before 1917, when Balfour made his declaration, there had never been a Palestinian question, and there was no Palestine as a political or geographic unit.”

Also a local Arab leader, Abd al-Mahdi, testified before the Peal Commission in 1937 as follows:

“There is no such land. Palestine is a term invented by the Zionists. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our land was for hundreds of years a part of Syria.” In the report presented in 1938 to the League of Nations, the British made it very clear: “The name ‘Palestine’ is not a country but a geographic region.’” The reporter and writer Joan Peters, in her book From Time Immemorial, writes, “The one and only identity never adopted [by the inhabitants of Eretz Yisrael] before 1967 was that of ‘Palestinian Arab’.”

It was clear to the British that Palestine as a sovereign political unit had never existed. No nation had ever borne its name. No people had ever prayed for its welfare. It was a name that hadn’t existed at all for 1300 years, ironically, precisely when Muslim empires were dominant. “Palestine” was a Roman political fabrication that had faded and disappeared together with the empire that had created it.

When lies are repeated many times, they become true. Such a lie is the fabrication regarding the existence of a historic Palestinian identity. The struggle against Israel was the glue that bound the Arab world, otherwise sunken in endless internal quarrels. The Arabs’ aim in fabricating Palestine was not to build a nation but to annihilate a nation.

Precisely this Hadrian understood. That’s why he chose the name Palestine.
Precisely this is understood as well by Hadrian’s heirs – the Arab propagandists who through their use of this false name sever the historic tie between the People and the Land of Israel.

Today, 1800 years later, an Israeli Prime Minister is calling for fulfilling what Hadrian failed to do – the erasure of Eretz Yisrael and the establishment of Palestine.

The Iranian Revolution was a Shia Islamic revolution that replaced the secular monarchy of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with a theocracy led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini 1. The revolution was marked by a power struggle between Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Mohammad Mosaddegh, which led to the latter’s ouster in 1953 1. The fall of the Shah was not caused solely by Shia religious men, but by an eclectic coalition of opposition forces, which the advent of the Islamic Republic ended “Shah raft” (“The Shah is gone”).

The phrase “The Shah has gone” is a reference to the departure of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, from Iran on January 16, 1979. The phrase was used in the headline of the Iranian newspaper Ettela’at on that day1. The Shah’s departure marked the end of the Pahlavi dynasty and the beginning of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Iranian Revolution had far-reaching consequences for Iran and the world. It resulted in the establishment of an Islamic republic and the end of 2,500 years of monarchy in Iran 3. The revolution also led to a significant shift in Iran’s foreign policy, with the country becoming more anti-Western and anti-American.

Following the Six Day War [1967], the YomKipur War [1973], the Oslo Accords [1995], brings us to Sharon’s disasterous Gaza dispacement in 2005. This was followed by the Obama years of 2009-2017. This, of course brings us tothe infamous Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor and mentor for 20 years at that church. Wright had views that most Americans would find repulsive:

“No, no, no. Not G-d bless America. G-d damn America. That’s in the Bible. For killing innocent people. G-d damn America for treating citizens as less than human/ [2003]. His “The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued israeli settlements—-It is time forthese settlements to stop’ [Cairo speech on June 4, 2009 speaks volumns]. Apparently, Sharon’s gift of Gaza to the so-called “Palestinians” was not enough!!

And so what do we have now in the year 2023? Senior Hamas official, “This is not about land. This is holy war against the Jews.”

Squad’ member Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., drew criticism for retweeting a photo of dead children with the caption “CHILD GENOCIDE IN PALESTINE.”

The photo showed seven dead children wrapped in white and claimed they were part of the “614 Palestinian children murdered by the Israeli [IDF] forces.”

Enough said.

About the Author
Alex Rose was born in South Africa in 1935 and lived there until departing for the US in 1977 where he spent 26 years. He is an engineering consultant. For 18 years he was employed by Westinghouse until age 60 whereupon he became self-employed. He was also formerly on the Executive of Americans for a Safe Israel and a founding member of CAMERA, New York (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America and today one of the largest media monitoring organizations concerned with accuracy and balanced reporting on Israel). In 2003 he and his wife made Aliyah to Israel and presently reside in Ashkelon.