I hate to go over this once again, however some of us need a history lesson. The context of the Arab Israeli wars prior to 1967 was Pan Arabism. The notion was that Jews are on Arab soil and we shall drive them into the sea. Well Pan Arabism died after the Six day war. Egypt with the help of its Communist masters created a new argument Palestinism as a distinct ethnicity. This dates back to the 1960s unlike other ethnic groups that have been around for hundreds of years.
The entire notion that Palestinians are a unique ethnic group is a marketing fraud. The great zionist fraud known as the PLO charter has the words " Arab Unity" and Palestinian Arabs all over the doccument. If Palestinians are Arabs they allready have a vast ammounts of stolen real estate. Arabs are colonial invaders who arrived in the area in the Seventh Century and colonized and brutalized the entire area with a system more evil than Jim Crow. The colonized Indigenous people were Jews, Christian and some pagans. There is zero connection between Phillistines and Palestinians. Nations rise and fall and we do not see many Moabites running around.
Now the far left calls this analysis hateful and racist. Muslims, like Jews come in all races. Arabs are a Semitic people but are clearly not racial. There is not such animal as a Palestinian ethnicity much less race.
If there is no such ethnicity then the entire notion of a Palestinian Nation hood becomes a farce. The real joke is that 70% of Jordanians call themselves Palestinians. All of the states in the region were created by an Anglo French treaty of 1920. There were never Iraqis, Jordanians, Syrians, Saudis or Kuwatis prior. This treaty disenfranchised two people Assyrian Christians and Kurds to Arab hegemony. The Kurds would be carved up into Iran, Turkey and a limited amount in Russia. All have better cases for nationhood then yet another Arab state. Jordan was also made Juden frei in 1920 despite the fact that families lived there long before Mohammed was a concept.
Most countries have one of three factors.
1 A clear historical past and identity. Jews clearly have this, Assyrians have this, Coptic Christians who are the indigenous people of Egypt and were there long before
the religion of the same name, Kurds have this, Most American Indian and African tribes have this, Pashtuns posses this, Karen of Burma posses this, Basques posses this. Palestinian do not even come close on any reasonable standard.
2 Language all of the above have a unique language. Coptic language is repressed and used only in religious ceremonies. Palestinians have a regional dialect of Arabic much like Brooklynese. All of the above have distinct languages but not state.
3 Religious Heritage Assyrians, Copts, Jews and many tribal groups have their own unique religious heritage. Alleged Palestinians have the same religious practices as any other Arab group with a tad more Christians who are fleeing the area in droves.
The point is clearly made and Arabs are colonial invaders who arrived in the Seventh Century. They spread a Jim Crow type culture wherever they invaded. Yet whenever there is a pocket of Muslims we create new ethnicities like Palestinians and Kosovars. Meanwhile where is the Assyrian home state or a Coptic State in Egypt.Both groups have a better claim to nation status then Palestinians.
What makes the case for Palestinian statehood more crucial then Basques, Kurds, Pastuns, Karen and most American Indian tribes. Unlike the rest they are at best a subgroup of Arabs and are not indigenous. How much land do Arabs need? With the exception of Iran and Morocco they have a series of Juden Frei states that are becoming Christian Frei as people run for their lives. Even in India and Pakistan where Muslims are given a state they still remained in India while Pakistan has been nearly ethnically cleansed.
We hear the left drone on and on about Western Colonialism and genuine abuses against indigenous people. We hear next to nothing from the left about Islamo Colonialism and Islamo Jim Crow. The best excuse was Jews were treated worse in country Y as a justification for Islamo abuses but it is illogical to justify brutality to pointing to someones greater brutality. The far left with some surprising exceptions do mostly gloss over their own human rights abuses.
If Palestinians are Arabs then there is zero need for a 23rd Arab state. The tragedy
of this shell game is that Arabs would use their own brothers as hockey pucks rather than settle them like humans. Arabs should settle their own and the refugees are an Arab problem.
On another Blog it was pointed out that many Jews were born elsewhere. Jews are a unique ethnic group in all respects. Like Armenians, Parsis and other unique ethnic groups we have a distinct culture wherever we are. Does one speek Methodist or Epicopalian? Do Baptists have an identity as a nation ever.
My critique is not with Arabs who are behaving true to their colonial history. My problem is with the far left that claims to be against nationalism but raises its most absurd manifistations as cause celebre. The far left has also nutured several nationalist terrorist groups such as ETA ect. The only nationalism that ever get vilified is the Jewish variant of nationalism.
I do not belive in fairy tales or guilt trips. Arabs need to settle and take care of their own.