A new book, “A History of the Palestinian People: From Ancient Times to the Modern Era,” has become the number 1 best seller on Amazon in its Israeli and Palestinian History category.
Written by Israeli publicist and editor Assaf A. Voll, the book sells for $7.99.
Here’s a summary of this 132-page book, easily read in one sitting:
This book is the fruit of many years of research, during which thousands of sources have been meticulously reviewed in libraries and archives worldwide. It is no doubt the most comprehensive and extensive review of some 3,000 years of Palestinian history, with emphasis on the Palestinian people’s unique contribution to the world and to humanity.
So what’s the secret of its success? The passionate writing style? The meticulous research involved?
No, not exactly.
This lauded historical account, also available in Arabic and in Hebrew offers real insight. Because every one of its 120 pages is blank.
Even more to the point, Amazon isn’t mentioning this in its description of this important historical work. And that’s actually quite fitting,because the book itself has a real element of truth to it. There really is no Palestinian history because really, there never were any Palestinians.
Even ‘Palestine’s’ leaders have revealed many times in the past that they adopted the name ‘Palestinians’ in 1965 as nothing but tactic in their war against Israel. For instance:
In a 1977 interview with Dutch newspaper Trouw, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein admitted frankly, “The Palestinian people does 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”.
And Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad made it clear that nothing has changed since 1977. This is what Hammad said when he was interviewed on Al-Hekma TV in March 2012: “Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. Who are the Palestinians? … We are Egyptians…”
Yasser Arafat, for example, was an Egyptian. So,no real Palestinian history, because there was never even an independent country named ‘Palestine.’
The word ‘Palestine’ itself came from the Romans, who named their conquered province as an insult to the Jews after the Jew’s old enemies, the Philistines. It was after the Philistines had actually ceased to exist as a people centuries before that the Romans renamed conquered Judea ‘Palestine.’
You see, Palestine is the world’s most successful con game, resulting in stolen billions for Arafat, Abbas and their Fatah cronies. They picked the right enemy, the Jewish State. And a fake Palestinian history with nothing but blank pages is a perfect match.
Even more Ironic is the situation of the ‘Palestinian refugees’ on whom so much time, attention and money has been lavished and who still remain official ‘refugees’ after 4 generations. They even have an entire, well funded UN Agency, UNRWA, devoted to their care, feeding and welfare, something no other refugee group has ever had. It’s the largest agency of the United Nations, employing over 30,000 staff and has one of the largest budgets of any UN agency, 75% of which is funded by the U.S.
The irony? It’s twofold. First, these ‘refugees’ were given Jordanian citizenship by act of parliament in 1954, along with every other Arab living in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem after the Jordanians and their British officers ethnically cleansed every Jew from those areas after 1948. So these people are neither refugees or stateless, but are still being treated as ‘refugees’ 63 years later.
The second? Both of the first two UNRWA heads admitted in testimony before the UN General Assembly and before the U.S. Congress that there had been no vetting of any of these refugees to see whether they had actually ever lived in what became Israel and really were refugees. UNRWA head John Blandford Jr. admitted to congress in 1952 that they simply put any Arabs who showed up on the rolls for free food, housing, medical care and other assorted goodies.
Rather like what’s happening today with most of those ‘refugees’ in Europe, if you think about it!
UPDATE: amazon has removed the book from their site. Pity, I would have bought a copy.
Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com and other publications.