David Meir

The non-existent history of a Palestinian state

Once upon a time, when the earth was young and dinosaurs were roaming around, the Arab palestinosaurus would fight the occupation by the evil Zionist settlers.

Then 2,000 years ago, the Arab Muslim Palestinians would fight Roman occupation and evil Zionist settlers.

In the Middle Ages, the Palestinians would fight the Crusaders and evil Zionist settlers.

In the beginning of the 20th century, the Arab Muslim Palestinians would fight against Turkish Ottoman occupation of Palestine, who has been an independent existing country for millions of years and was occupied by evil Zionist settlers.

Then came the British who invaded the state of Palestine, which has existed for millions of years, and introduced in it, evil Zionist settlers.

If all that was not enough, the evil Zionist settlers chased the British occupying the state of Palestine and turned it into ISRAHELL, displacing tens of millions of Palestinians who had lived there peacefully and unoccupied for millions of years, by doing so, stealing the land of Palestine.

Those evil Zionist settlers were an alien race from the region of the Ukraine named Khazaria, who pretended to be Jewish and converted to the religion at the end of the 8th century after Jesus.

They then travelled BACK IN TIME to kill Jesus and occupy the state of Palestine.

If the narrative I just did makes absolutely ZERO sense to you, have no fear, it’s not because you have cognitive dissonance.

It’s because it is really that convoluted and yet, millions around the world who daily bash Israel believe such a dimwitted fairytale.

I am not Christian, the use of the example of Jesus is just to highlight the inconsistencies, not to talk about outright contradictions, Israel haters believe in without their head exploding.

On the one hand they say you Jews killed Jesus, but on the other they say we descend from a tribe that converted to Judaism in the 8th century.

Unless we figured out time travel, this makes straight up makes no sense.

But that’s the main problem of anti-Zionism (and anti-semitism), it irremediably destroys your brain cells and with it any logic of critical analysis.

Now for an actual, factual history of the State of Palestine.

Once upon a time, it never existed, not even for one second.

The British occupation started in 1917, a few months after the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the British Mandate of Palestine started in 1920.

A few dates seem to be in order for those claiming the Jews started ‘occupying’ Palestine at the time of the British Mandate.

Tel Aviv, founded in 1909, during the Ottoman rule (which has been going on for 400 years).

Kfar Saba, founded in 1903, during the Ottoman rule.

Petah Tikva, founded in 1878, during the Ottoman rule.

Meah Shearim, the Jewish orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, founded in 1874, during the Ottoman rule.

Hadera, founded in 1891, during the Ottoman rule.

Ness Tziona, founded in 1883, during the Ottoman rule.

Rishon LeTzion, founded in 1882, during the Ottoman rule.

Rehovot, founded in 1890, during the Ottoman rule.

Many Jewish towns were created before 1948, during the time of the British mandate towns such as:

Bat Yam (1926), Bnei Brak (1924), Giv’at Shmuel (1944), Givatayim (1922), Herzliya (1924), Holon (1935), Kfar Yona (1932), Kiryat Ata (1925), Kiryat Bialik (1934), Kiryat Motzkin (1934), Kiryat Ono (1939), Kiryat Yam (1941), Nahariya (1935), Nesher (1923), Netanya (1929), Ra’anana (1922), Ramat Gan (1921), Ramat HaSharon (1923) and the list goes on.

Those towns were not Arab villages that were bulldozed by the IDF to replace the Muslim population with Jews (remember, before 1948, IDF didn’t exist back then), but were created after a legal land purchase by the Jews living by the hundreds of thousands in the region, before 1948.

With names such as Ness Tziona (the miracle of Zion), Rishon LeTzion (the first of Zion) or Herzliya (based on the name Herzl), it seems pretty certain Zionists created those towns.

You had Jews living in the Hebron region in what Israel bashers call the ‘occupied west-bank’.

in 1929, 62 Jews were murdered in Hebron by an angry Arab mob led by Nazi sympathizer Amin El-Husseini, who travelled to Berlin in 1941 and personally urged Hitler to implement a ‘final solution’ so those pesky Jews wouldn’t overwhelm the Middle East.

When did the fabled Palestinian state exist?

The one Israel bashers claim we invaded and chased the ‘native population’ just like in the American continent?

A substantial reward is promised to anyone able to provide me with this crucial information.

A trip to a chic restaurant on my treat.

I’ve got to keep my money of course because it has never existed.

In fact, where does the name Palestine comes from, we know it is not from Arabic as there is no such root in Arabic as PLSTN.

In Semitic languages, the root is an arrangement of 3 letters (in some rare cases 4), that put together, offer a certain meaning.

All the nouns, adverbs, adjectives and verbs  related to this meaning are the root with some letters added at the beginning or end of it.

As a small example:

The root KTV in Hebrew refers to the action of putting down speech in writing.

Likhtov means to write, Mikhtav is a letter, Ktiva is writing, Ani Kotev is masculine for I write, Ani Kotevet is feminine for I write and so on.

All those cases are the extension of the root KTV.

Palestine comes from no known root in Arabic, it has absolutely no Arabic meaning or origin. Even in its Arabic form, philastin, it’s just pronouncing with an Arabic intonation a word which came from another language.

That language happens to be Latin and the name Arabs took their Arabized form from is Palestina.

After the Jewish-Roman war of 66-73 (yes, Jews, not Arab Muslims), the Romans thought they were done with the ‘Jewish problem’ until a new rebellion started in 132 and ended in 135 with the complete destruction of the Jewish resistance at the hands of Emperor Hadrian.

He understood that as long as Jews would long for their homeland, they would be trouble for the Roman Empire and the way to cut the bond between the Jews and their land was by changing its name and the name of the towns that held a deep meaning for Jews.

He renamed Judea and Galilee: Syria-Palestina and renamed Jerusalem: Aelia Capitolina.

He did not choose the name Palestina at random.

He knew that until the time of King David, the Children of Israel main enemies were the Philistines, a group of white European seafarers who came from the Aegean Sea (probably the island of Crete).

They formed on the south western shore of Israel a narrow strip of land (sound familiar?) which contained 5 city states: Rafah, Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Gath.

The Hebrews called them Phelishtim (hence the Anglicized Philistines) from the Hebrew root PH L SH which forms the verb Liphlosh or to invade.

Basically, Phelishtim (philistines) means invaders.

So, this is the name that Emperor Hadrian chose, knowing full well the deep animosity and hatred there had been in the past between the Jews and the Philistines.

Palestine is therefore a name used by anyone who whishes to erase the Jewish history and culture of this land.

It is an act of anti-semitism.

Well, now that I’ve made this clear, back to our history lesson.

After the fall of the western Roman Empire, Palestine (the region) came under the control of the Christian Byzantine Empire.

In the 7th century, the Arabs came out of the Arab peninsula and invaded the rest of the Middle East, in places that until then had no Arab population like Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, North Africa, Italy, Spain and France.

The region of Palestine was under the control of various Caliphates until it was briefly under the crusader’s control and Caliphates again until the 16th century where it came under Ottoman control until 1917.

All the time the region of Palestine was under Muslim control, not ONCE did they tried to create a Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital, NOT ONCE.

After the end of the 1948-49 war, the Jewish State of Israel was de facto what was under Jewish control and what was not was Muslim.

Judea-Samaria was occupied by Jordan and the Gaza Strip by Egypt.

From 1948 to 1967, why didn’t the so-called Palestinians create a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital?

It was under Muslim control the whole time.

In my short historical recap. One fact is clearly flagrant.


Don’t get fooled by fairytales of the evil Zionists stealing the land of the Palestinians, we stole nothing and we came home to take back what was always ours.

About the Author
I was born in France and grew up in Montreal, Canada. I made Aliyah at age 21, out of Zionism and the deep religious feeling that my place is here, in Eretz Yisrael.