17 February '11
I just saw a Facebook page advertising UCLA's "Palestine Awareness Week" next week. I deeply believe in awareness for Palestine, so here is my small contribution to the cause:
*Are you aware that Palestine was never a country?
*Are you aware that the word Palestine is Roman, not Arabic?
*Are you aware that Jerusalem was never the capital of any Arab nation?
*Are you aware that before 1920, the area known as Palestine included much or all of what is now Jordan?
*Are you aware that practically every written history of the Palestinian Arabs starts after Jews started returning to the area in the late 1800s?
*Are you aware that practically no Arabs called themselves "Palestinian" before 1964?
*Are you aware that the first Palestinian Arab leader, Haj Amin al Husseini, originally wanted a "Greater Syria" to include Palestine and only changed his mind in the 1920s?
*Are you aware that this same Husseini instigated murderous rampages against the Jews of Palestine - including Jewish communities that had been there for centuries?
*Are you aware that this same Husseini colluded with Hitler to perform genocide on all Jews during World War II?
*Are you aware the Palestinian Arabs have never accepted any peace plan that included a Jewish state?
(Read more UCLA's having "Palestine Awareness Week." )
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