The left likes to cling to the myth of a Palestinian ethnicity. What this ethnicity is based upon remains a mystery. Modern Palestinians are Arabs and this fact is contained in the great zionist source the PLO charter. Arabs have no connection to Bilical Phillistines or Cananities. Both are nations that disappeared a long time ago.
When challenged to ask what is the basis of this cultural ethnicty the left including ( Greg) cry racist hate monger. They still can't answer the question what makes a Palestinian different from any other Arab. The issue is not race it is ethnicity and there never was a Palestine or a Palestinian ethnicity.
The burden falls on the left if Palestinians are Arabs why do they need a twenty third state. Don't they have enough real estate allready. The left talks of the greater Israel myth while ignoring blatant Arab hegemony and greed for land.
The question is who colonized and opressed whom. The facts are that Arabs colonized the lands of a variety of people. Islam is a colonial religion adopted by nomads to justify a pattern of land thefts. The earliest coverts were nomadic Turks, Berbers and Tartars lured by religious sanctification of plunder. Jews and others were sedentary people who were preyed upon and treated with great malice by invading Arab and Muslim hordes. Contrary, to the halfwit Greg's opinion Muslim rule was brutal.
This same story could be repeated by Jews, Assyrians, Egyptian Copts, Hindus, Bhudists and Zoroastrians. Never ever forget that the Armenian/Assyrian/Greek genocide was the model for the Holocaust. Jews of Tel Aviv were also gathered for similar treatment but pressure stopped the genocide.
The absurd assumption by the left is that Arabs have a right to land they colonized
and from a people they abued for 1400 years. The left aso wants you to just ignore that Arabs allready have tons of real estate most aquired via colonialism. The left also dismisses genuine indigenous people such as Assyrians with thousand year histories for in favor of yet another ethnically cleansed Arab State.
The left case for Palestine rests on two lies
1 Palestinians are a unique ethnicity
2 Jews colonized Arab land.
Andrew is a well meaning Palestinian advocate unlike Gert or 167. His point is that since Arabs are Semites they have a right to the land, obviously this does not work both ways. This would be the same as Italians invading Spain and demaning land based on that similarity.
Then Andrew moves to the absurd point Jews invaded North Africa and colonized lands.
This is so far fetched it does not deserve commetary. Jews themselves are invaders they displaced North Africans. There is no archeological record of such an invasion
nor does this have anything to do with Arab colonial predation. Arabs are not Canaanites or Philistines.
The question becomes why is there such a clamor from the left for a twenty third ethnically cleansed Arab State when Arabs have a plethora of stolen real estate allready. Where is Assyria? Where is a home for the abused Egyptian Copts? Where is the home for Tibetians? Where is the home for Basques, Indian and African tribes and many people with superior claims to nation status then Arabs claiming to be Palestians.Palestinians do not even have a better case for nation status than the residents of Brooklyn NY who according to the left must be Canarsie Indians.
The left is in denial about the true issue of the Israeli Arab conflict. The whole issue has been Pan Arabism and a never ending lust for land that they colonized. The same logic would have Greeks giving up sections of Greece because the Ottomans once colonized the area. Some of the alleged Palestinians are actually descended from the
Muslim Colonialist who were kicked out of the Balkans and Greece. This also would give the left a pretext for another Muslim state in Spain. In fact this flawed logic would allow for the creation of ethnically cleansed section of Spain.
The Spanish and Greek bit may seem far fetched but Al Queda does seek the return of Muslim rule in Spain.
A two state solution is not workable and there is no partner for Peace. One can not negotiate with someone whose sole aim is your demise. Moreover, there is no case or basis for negotiation. Arabs already have plenty of land let them settle their own.
If the Europeans are so concerned place the Arabs in France. Israel is not responsible for a problem created and maintained by Arab neglect of their kin.