Posted by: bravo22c | 14/07/2010

White guilt and the air-brushing of history.

The big lie. History reversed – black is white. How to parrot the white guilt line and airbrush the truth out of history.

Of course, the British Consul General James Finn did not write in 1857, ‘…the country is to a considerable degree empty of inhabitants…’ (FO 78/1294, 15 Sep 1857.) Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, the cartographer, did not write ‘In Judea…for miles and miles there was no appearance of life orhabitation.’ (……………… need a reference) The Palestine Royal Commission did not note that, ‘on the road fromGza to the North, no orange groves, orchards or vineyards were to be seen until one reached (the Jewish village of) Yabna…the villages in this area were few and thinly populated…’ (Peel Report, 1937.) Sharif Hussein, Guardian of the holy places of Arabia did not write, ‘The resources of the country are still virgin soil and will be developed by the Jewish immigrants.’ (Al Qibla, 23 March 1918.)

Of course, Palestine was historically the homeland of the Palestinian Arabs alone, not the land of Israel, re-named Palestine during the Roman occupation – and only for that time – never Christian lands invaded and occupied by expanding Islam.* Of course, Palestine was never part of Syria, never the Ottoman Province of South Syria. There were no Greeks – 20% of the [population in the 1600’s (F Eugene Roger, La Terre Sainte, 1637,) – and the Ottomans did not encourage immigration by Syrians, Egyptians, Turks, Armenians, Persians, Kurds,Afghans, Circassians, Bosnians Algerians, Bohemians, Bulgarians, Georgians… to try to make something of the place. A Governmant handbook of 1920 did not note, ‘ The bulk of the population are fellahin…in the Gaza District they are mostly Egyptian and elsewhere of the most mixed race.’ (Syria and Palestine, FO Handbook No 60. HMSO 1920.)

It is absolutely not the case that the small Arab population of South Syria did not regard themselves as Palestinians, or people of a separate nation, how could you say such a thing? Clearly, it is not the case that Arabs flocked to the area on the back of the increased prosperity brought by Jewish settlers, (see quote from Sharif Hussein, above,) so that the Arab population increased by 118% between 1922 and 1946 (Howard M Sachar, History of Israel, Knopf, 2003.) Franklin D Rossevelt did not conclude in 1939 that ‘Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded total Jewish immigration… The Arabs of the British Mandate did not, on any account regard themselves as mainly Syrian, and the Peel Report did not say that they ‘…clung to the principle that Palestine was part of Syria and should never have been cut off from it.’ The Syrian leader Auni Bey Abdul Hadi did not testify to the Peel Commission that, ‘There is no such country as Palestine. Palestine is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible.Our country was for centuries part of Syria.’ Ahmad Shuqairy, founder of the PLO, did not say in testimony to the UN Security Council, ‘It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria, (UN Security Council Special Committee on Palestine, 1956.)

And, never let it be said that the Arabs of Palestine fled their homes because they were told to do do in advance of the invasion of the new State of Israel by five Arab armies in 1948. The Higher Arab Executive did not broadcast warnings to leave, or that those Arabs who accepted Jewish protection would be regarded as outcasts. (Economist, amongst many others, October 2 1948.) Khaled Al Azm, Prime Minister of Syria after 1948 did not write, ‘Since 1948 it is we who demanded the return of the refugees while it was we who made them leave….We brought disaster upon the refugees by inviting them and bringing pressure to bear upon them to leave…We have rendered them dispossessed.’ (Memoirs of Haled al Azm, Beirut 1973.) Mahmud al Habbash certainly did not say, ‘ ‘…in 1948 Palestinian Arabs left their homes willingly under the instruction of their own Arab leaders and with false promises of a prompt return. (Column in Al Hayat al Jadida, official newspaper of the Palestinian Authority, 13 Dec 2006.)

Distorted, white guilt-ridden opinion and bigotry is supportable only if the facts are completely ignored and the grauniadista chatterati re-writing of history is believed.

*Conquest of Syria, 637
Conquest of Armenia, 639
Conquest of Egypt, 639
Conquest of North Africa, 652
Conquest of Cyprus, 654
Conquest of North Africa, 665
First Arab siege of Constantinople, 674–678
Second Arab siege of Constantinople, 717–718
Conquest of Hispania, 711–718
Conquest of Georgia, 736
Conquest of Crete, 820
Conquest of southern Italy, 827

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