“Palestine” is a fantasy-land. That is why we head this category “Palestine?” “Palestinians” are simply Arabs like Jordanians, Syrians, etc. In 2006, the “Palestinians” voted into power, as their leaders, the violent terror group known as Hamas. They ousted the slightly more moderate group Fatah, currently headed by Mahmoud Abbas. But how much more moderate is Fatah? Abbas earned his PhD with a paper on the fiction of the Holocaust. Neither side will recognize Israel’s existence, yet the Western world insists Israel make “peace” with both parties. “Palestine” and the “Palestinian” cause only came about in the mid 1960s when Yaser Arafat put the movement on the map.
"Where are the heads of the churches in Jerusalem and the world?... Where are the Vatican and UNESCO? Where are the leaders and politicians who talk, talk, talk about national unity and the preservation of holy sites? Or is this a collective conspiracy to end our existence and history in the East?" — Sami Khalil, a Christian from the West Bank city of Nablus.
Just exactly who are the Palestinians anyway? The answer to this question can be found in two parts: the ancient Philistines and the modern-day Palestinians.
The modern-day Palestinians have taken up the mantle of the ancient Philistines in that they are Israel’s closest and most intimate enemy.
Palestine was first used as a name to describe a small portion of the ancient land of Canaan. It is a translation of “Philistia” and refers to the ancient land of the Philistines. The ancient Philistines were a “sea people” migrating from the Aegean Islands (Crete) and Asia Minor to the Eastern Mediterranean at the beginning of the 12th Century B.C.
For Abbas and the Palestinian leadership, the death of more than 170 Palestinians and 26 Israelis in the past five months occurred in the context of a "popular and peaceful uprising." One can only imagine what the uprising would have looked like had it not been "peaceful."
It doesn't matter that Jesus was Jew, born to a Jewish mother in a Jewish city of Judea, 135 years before the name "Palestine" was even coined by the Romans to erase the Jewish kingdom and 650 years before the Arabs started their conquest of the Middle East.
When the big lie takes root, it soon becomes an oak.
Sadly, the Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders are continuing to bury their heads in the sand and lying to everyone -- from their people to the international community.
The current wave of Palestinian terrorism has entered its fourth week, but our leaders, above all the PA President Mahmoud Abbas, are continuing to talk about a "peaceful, popular uprising" against Israel. This wave of Palestinian stabbings, shootings and vehicular ramming has been anything but either "popular" or "peaceful."
Yet Israel is expected to make peace with barbarians . . .
Among the hottest looks this season for the fashion-minded Palestinian murderer are these displayed on mannequins out front of a Gaza store, according to IsraellyCool.com.
They feature camos (with the sleeves stylishly pushed up), balaclavas (only in basic black), Palestinian scarves for a dash of color -- and knives for the stabbing intifada currently underway against Israeli Jews.
Who is the rightful owner of the most contested piece of real estate in the world? Everyone seems to have an answer to this question that has captured the world's attention. The Bible prophesies a time when the nation of Israel and Jerusalem in particular, will be a burdensome stone to the nations of the earth. In light of recent political events, I believe we are seeing the beginnings of what Zechariah wrote about almost 2,600 years ago. The media, politicians, and pop culture have made the Jews out to be the 'problem'......again. This is because many choose to believe a popular lie and ignore the facts about Palestine.
Anyone wishing to get a glimpse of what a future "Palestinian" state might look like, need look no further than recent actions taken and official statements made by both the Palestinian Authority and its rival Hamas this past month. While these two governing entities detest each other (perhaps even more so than the infidel Yahuds), it is difficult to discern why, since both of these governing bodies spew forth nearly identical xenophobic rhetoric and act with typical autocratic ruthlessness to stifle any whiff of internal dissent. In essence, they both act in a manner that is not dissimilar to the 20 or so chauvinistic, anti-democratic Muslim pseudo-states of the Middle East.
There has been a shift in Christian theology as it pertains to the Church's relationship with Israel and/or Palestinian Christians. Loyalties once rooted in biblical principles are quickly changing. For followers of Yeshua (Jesus), it should not be much of a struggle to recognize Israel's right to exist as well as the desperate need of the Jewish people for their Messiah.