Letter: There is no Palestine

March 24, 2013 

When are our leaders going to stop supporting the "Palestinian" movement. There has never been a civilization or a nation referred to as "Palestine" and the very notion of a "Palestinian Arab nation" having ancient attachments to the Holy Land going back to time immemorial is one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated upon the world!

There is not, nor has there ever been, a distinct "Palestinian" culture or language. Further, there has never been a Palestinian state governed by Arab Palestinians in history, nor was there ever a serious Arab-Palestinian national movement until 1964 -- three years before the Arabs of "Palestine" lost the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War (which the Arabs started).

Even the so-called leader of the "Palestinian" people, Yasser Arafat, was Egyptian! In short, the so-called Arab "Palestinians" are a manufactured people, a people with no history and no authenticity, whose sole purpose for existence is to destroy the Jewish state! No nation, other than the ancient nation of Israel and later again in 1948 with the rebirth of the second nation of Israel, has ever ruled as a sovereign national entity on this land.

HAROLD TURNER, West Richland

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