Hadrian’s Curse: The Secret All The Arabs Know (Part I)

by Tsafrir Ronen
[Parts II and III to follow]

At the Annapolis Conference, President Bush spoke about his vision regarding the virtues of two nations for two peoples.

One of those peoples – the Jewish people – has a clear identity. Yet it would be interesting to know the identity of the second people. Already in 1977, a central spokesman of that “second people” (a PLO leader, Zahir Muhsein, head of the as-Sa’iqa Organization) revealed the truth in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw. Here are his words:

    “The Palestinian people do 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, a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa. 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.”

Are you in shock? If the Palestinian people do not exist, what does exist? Arabs who live in Eretz Yisrael, and who have disguised themselves as“Palestinians” for fraudulent purposes. “Only a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Israel” – in Muhsein’s words. A fraud so successful that even George W. Bush can be found seeking a state for that fraud!

Do you think Zahir Muhsein is alone? This transparent fraud about the so-called existence of Palestine is revealed to us by all Arab leaders.

In 1974, the late Syrian President, Hafez al-Assad,declared, “It would be fitting for us to mention to the responsible Israeli authorities that we view Palestine not just as an inseparable part of the Arab nation, but also as a part of southern Syria.” In 1987 he reiterated this at a conference in Amman by saying, “A country named ‘Palestine’ has never existed.” Jordan’s King Hussein responded, “The appearance of the national Palestinian persona serves as a response to Israel’s claim that Palestine is Jewish.”

Yet the prize goes to Yasir Arafat who, in 1970 with candid simplicity, told the reporter Arianna Palazzi, “The question of borders doesn’t interest us… From the Arab standpoint, we mustn’t talk about borders. Palestine is nothing but a drop in an enormous ocean. Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it… The PLO is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call ‘Jordan’ is nothing more than Palestine.”

Such revelations are an eye-opener for anyone who has not understood until now the masked ball being run by the Arabs. The true meaning of Arafat’s words – that Palestine is Jordan – is that for the Arabic people living under the “Pan-Arab” umbrella, in addition to over 20 Arabic countries, there is already a country called Jordan that was established by the British for the Arabs on 78 percent of the Land of Israel. This is land promised to the Jewish people by the League of Nations in 1922.

Anywhere else on earth, could an additional country be established for a people that already has 21 countries?

All the same, there is nothing like the testimony of a PLO founder, Ahmed Shukari. Already in 1956 he proclaimed from the UN podium, as the Arab League’s ambassador there, “Such a creature as Palestine does not exist at all. This land is nothing but the southern portion of Greater Syria…”

And if Ahmed Shukari says that Palestine does not exist at all, the logical inference is that “Palestinians” also do not exist. That same Shukari was born to a Turkish mother in Lebanon, was a Jordanian lawyer, served as the Syrian ambassador to the UN, the Arab League’s ambassador to the UN, and the Saudi’s UN ambassador. In 1964, after this talented actor who changed loyalties like a chameleon was fired by the Saudis, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser hired him to found the PLO, an organization dedicated to the “liberation” of a country that – in his own words – did not even exist.

All the prominent spokesmen of that poor, homeless “people” openly say the following: The Arabs who live in Eretz Yisrael are precisely the same Arabs who live in Syria, Jordan or Lebanon. They are not a separate country, but a fragment of the enormous Arab nation divided among many Arab countries. In their identity they are Arabs, and the invention of Palestine is just a transparent bluff – a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Israel for our Arab unity.

Can any testimony be better than that of the Arabs themselves, by exposing the lies and deceptions involved in Palestine’s creation?

Yet the most compelling argument for the idea that the “Palestinian people” is a fraudulent invention (and that the Arabs are all one people) was expounded by none other than Mr. Husseini, head of the Supreme Arab Committee to the UN special committee that was deliberating on Eretz Yisrael in 1947. Here are his words:

“An additional consideration of great importance for the Arab world is racial uniformity. The Arabs lived in a broad expanse stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean. They spoke one language, and shared a common history, tradition and aspirations. Their unity was the solid foundation for peace in one of the most central and sensitive regions in the world. For that reason, it does not make sense that the United Nations should facilitate the establishment of a foreign entity within that well-rooted unity.”

Indeed, Husseini is correct. His declaration before the UN’s investigative committee exposes the simple fact that there is no “Palestinian” language and no unique “Palestinian” culture. The Palestinians are Arabs, and they cannot be set apart from the Jordanians, Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc.

Remove from the argument the lies, and you reveal that the conflict is taking place between the Arabic, Muslim empire of 21 states and the Jewish people – claiming their right to their one and only historic homeland, consisting of less than one fifth of one percentof the lands under Arab control.

This is the twisted story of the biggest, most unprecedented fraud in history. It involves such a successful bluff that many people have no doubt about its veracity. This propaganda has become a powerful weapon whereby Israel’s enemies, the Arabs, are trying to conquer Eretz Yisrael without firing a shot – and without an army, tanks or jets.

Hadrian’s Curse: The Arabs’ Ultimate Goal (Part II)

Following the Six-Day War, the Arab countries, defeated by a small country determined to survive, understood that Israel would be unbeatable militarily. They understood that the Israeli Samson could only be vanquished through the cunning of the Philistine Delilah. And that’s what happened. Henceforth there would be no more cries firing up the masses to genocide but, instead, a complex melody – carefully aimed at the delicate western ear. The Arabs discovered that it was easier to convince the world of the rights of the poor, small, deprived “Palestinian people” to its own state than to justify the demand of the enormous Arab empire for more territory from a tiny country fighting for its life.

The Palestinian people are a deliberate fabrication of Arab countries defeated in battle, a “Trojan horse” for conquering Eretz Yisrael, as Faisal Husseini said after the Oslo Accords.

So was born the worldwide propaganda campaign that turned matters on their head. The Israeli “David” and Arab “Goliath” begot an Israeli “Goliath” oppressing a Palestinian “David.” The object was to blot out the name and identity of ancient, Biblical Eretz Yisrael, and to turn it into “Palestinian” land.

This lie gained such a strong foothold in the media and the bastions of liberalism that no one has paid any attention to the simple truths spoken openly by Zahir Muhsein, Hafez al-Assad, Ahmed Shukari, King Hussein or Yasir Arafat.

Through brainwashing, fabrications and taking advantage of the world’s ignorance and the international media’s superficiality, a process has been going on in broad daylight for several dozen years of rewriting history. As Goebbels and Hitler, the arch propagandists of the 20th century, said derisively, the bigger the lie, the more people will believe in it.

Feeding the Palestinian lie will put an end to the identity of Eretz Yisrael, and we, in turn, will lose our right to the Land. For if there are “Palestinians,” that means there is also a land called Palestine – and if there is a Palestine, there is no Eretz Yisrael.

The worst part of this is that many Israeli Jews have themselves fallen into the propaganda trap, and it is they who are letting in the Trojan horse that will destroy our Land’s identity. This war is not being waged by means of weapons and armies, or over physical territory. It is being waged on the battlefields of awareness of the Land’s identity. The Roman name “Philistia” was a fiction invented by the Roman emperor Hadrian after the Bar Kochba Revolt in 135 C.E., a fiction of Hadrian then and a fiction – to the same degree – of the Arabs today.

It is a fabrication that represents no people, not then and not today. It was conceived for one purpose only, namely to wipe out a land’s identity. If the land is called Palestine, the Jewish people are occupiers. If it is called Eretz Yisrael, the Arabs are occupiers.

The Palestinian identity is tactical, artificial and temporary, just a tool in the pan-Arab struggle against Israel. The amazing thing is that it’s all out in the open. Section 12 of the Palestinian charter, with these words, summarizes the idea of this temporary identity:

“The Palestinian people believe in Arab unification. It believes that in order to achieve this goal, it must, at this stageof its national struggle, preserve all the components of its Palestinian persona, increase awareness of its existence and reject all plans liable to weaken it or make it disappear.”

Are there another people in the world that writes in its charter the expression, “at this stage?” And what will be in the next stage? Obviously after conquering Israel, the territory will be divided between Arab countries, and those Arab countries will throw Palestine into the dustbin of history.

As Arafat said, the Palestinian people are a fiction. The same goes for the Jordanian people, and all the other Arabic-speaking peoples in the Middle East. They have no separate identities, but are part of the great Arab nation. By their self-definition, they cannot be divided into a number of peoples with individual identities. Rather they constitute one nation consisting of many states, as Arafat himself said in an incautious moment.

For the sophisticated Saudis, with their Saudi Peace Plan, it is clear that its purpose is not to actualize the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination – for no such people exist. They conceal the truth that the great Arab nation has already actualized its right to self-determination by establishing a large number of countries, one of which extends over about 78 percent of the area of mandatory Eretz Yisrael. For the Arabs, exploding with laughter over the West’s foolishness, it is clear that if an additional Arab state arises in the western portion of Eretz Yisrael, it will not serve the right of self-determination, but rather the demand of imperial conquest of all of Eretz Yisrael by the Arab nation. Is George W. Bush & Co. dragging Israel to its destruction?

The Palestinian lie is exposed precisely when we listen to authentic Arab voices. The prominent Arab historian, Dr. Philip Hitti, expressed himself as follows at the 1947 Anglo-American commission of inquiry at the State Department: “Sir, Palestine never existed throughout history. Absolutely not!”

Professor Juhan Hazam, testifying at that same commission, said, “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.”

A local Arab leader, Abd al-Mahdi, testifying before the 1937 Peel Commission, said, “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.”

Were there the slightest truth to the claim regarding the historicity of a Palestinian people, we should certainly have expected to find it mentioned in the history books, encyclopedias and archaeological research.

Hadrian’s Curse: Will Israel Finish Hadrian’s Work? (Part III)

The way to Palestinian hell was paved with the good intentions of Christian Zionists like Lord Balfour, the British foreign secretary. In the Balfour Declaration, and by the decree of the Mandate, Britain decided, based on historic rights, to grant Eretz Yisrael to the Jewish people. Yet, the declaration refers to “Palestine,” the very name given to that area by the Roman Emporer Hadrian. In his original use of the word “Palestine,” recalling the “Philistines,” Hadrian’s intent had been to blot Eretz Yisrael off of the map.

From that moment on, the way was paved for the birth of the Palestinian lie.

Britain’s choice of Palestine was accidental. In its 1938 report to the League of Nations, it stated clearly: “The name ‘Palestine’ is not a country but a geographic region.” Yet its choice bore the seeds of destruction. Through it, the entire land became the stolen property of the Palestinian people, an ancient, rooted people, thousands of years old. This was such an incredible but successful fabrication that large portions of Israeli society fell into its snare.

No one could have imagined in 1917, at the time of the Balfour Declaration, that anyone would use the name Palestine to create a monstrous lie aimed at Israel’s destruction.

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.’”

The Palestinian lie was not hatched by any land or any people, but by a map, a map drawn by two European colonial ministers: an Englishman, Herman Sykes, and a Frenchman, George Picot. On the map was written “Palestine.” 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 1,300 years, during which time (ironically enough) Muslim empires were dominant.

The Land regained independence only when the name “Eretz Yisrael” (the Land of Israel), the name in the hearts of the first Zionists, was restored to it. Had this identity not been preserved by the Jewish People, and had it not been preserved in the hearts of the Christian Bible-loving nations who made up the League of Nations, the national rebirth of the Jewish People might never have taken place.

The war being waged on millions of television screens the world over concerns the identity of Eretz Yisrael. It is being waged by means of the media, and it seems as though the Arabs have the upper hand. Israel conveys an impression of impotence, of not having yet even identified the battlefield on which its fate will be sealed.

While Israel prepares jets and tanks for a military struggle, Israel’s enemies are preparing their weapons for the final battle, for sticking the last dagger into the back of a State of Israel that does not understand and is not even ready for this battle. Unless Israel prepares for this battle, comes to understand its complexity and frees itself from false terminologies and constant brainwashing, Israel will be defeated and its land will be irrevocably taken from it.

Will Israel, which valiantly vanquished all the Arab armies when they attacked it, also know how to face this propaganda attack that is threatening to destroy it?

It would seem as though the battle is already decided. The Arab propaganda has already penetrated the nervous system and destroyed the immune system that defended the Jewish People for 2,000 years. Even the Israeli prime minister and foreign minister are saying that “Israel’s interest is to establish a Palestinian state.”

In other words, what they want is for the Bible to be rewritten and for King David’s land of the Bible to become the land of Goliath the Philistine.

Could anything be more insane? Is there another nation on earth that behaves this way?

Might Israel be beaten without a single shot fired? Might it simply hand over its land in the name of a wretched, coarse, primitive, charlatan canard, hiding the destruction that the Arabs are preparing for Israel? Could Israel’s leaders be too blind to see the danger looming? Will the vision of the prophets, fulfilled with the establishment of the State of Israel, bring with it the destruction of the identity of the Jewish people’s land? Will it be exchanged for the false identity of Hadrian – Palestine?

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. Yet to conceal that plan, they invented the strategy of “phases.” The first phase is the invention of a “Palestinian people.” The second phase is the liquidation of Israel, weakened and wearied after Oslo. All of these falsehoods are being marketed by the media, which is turning out to be an obsessive collaborator with the biggest lie on earth.

The question Israel faces is this: Will the Jews forego the name and the identity of their biblical land? Will the Christian world agree to concede the identity of the cradle of western civilization, the holy land, Eretz Yisrael?

It’s the twist of fate that for all this to happen, the Jews had to vanquish Hadrian completely, return to their land, establish sovereignty, resurrect the Hebrew language, establish a mighty army, industry, the best agriculture on earth, hi-tech, culture, song, dance, reestablish a nation, rebuild Jerusalem as their capital and settle every town and village that Hadrian destroyed. Have we possibly come full circle? Will Hadrian’s curse, which didn’t succeed for 1,800 years when Israel was in exile from its land, succeed now with Israel’s return? Will it be precisely the Israeli government that will resurrect Hadrian’s curse, previously lost in the depths of forgetfulness?

Today, 1,800 years later, an Israeli prime minister is calling for fulfilling what Hadrian failed to do – the excision of Eretz Yisrael and the establishment of Palestine.

The Emperor Hadrian is smiling from the grave.

Tsafrir Ronen, a member of the secular Kibbutz Ein Charod is a media personality, serves in an elite army unit, Sayeret Matkal, and was one of the founders of the “Nahalal Forum on Behalf of the Entire Eretz Yisrael.” He is presently preparing a documentary film on the Arab Palestine myth.

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  1. Sure, let the Palestinians have their own state, then they can go an join the other terrorism supporting states in the Axis of Evil and prove to America how terrible the Palestinians are.