Monday, March 5, 2018

The Palestinian Canaanite Connection? Why Don't Palestinians Just Trace Themselves Back to the Jews? - by Daled Amos

...Bottom line, no one is challenging Abbas and he is free to lay claim to his Canaanite ancestors to his heart's content. And he is not alone in doing so. In a world where UNESCO can claim Hebron is a Palestinian heritage site, the silence of the UN and EU in face of Abbas's claims - any of his claims - is no surprise. What may be a surprise is the opportunity afforded by Misinai's claim of the Jewish ancestry of Palestinian Arabs. How soon will it be before we can expect Palestinian Arabs to claim automatic Israeli citizenship based on Misinai's work?

Daled Amos..
Elder of Ziyon..
04 March '18..

Abbas has taken to reiterating his claim on behalf of all Palestinian Arabs that “we are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in the land 5,000 years ago and continued to live there to this day.”

He goes on to claim there have been contributions Palestinian Arabs have made to civilization - as Canaanites:

"We are the descendants of the Canaanites who lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago, and continuously remained there to this day. Our great people remains rooted in its land. The Palestinian people built their own cities and homeland, and made contributions to humanity and civilization."

Abbas could just as well claim that Palestinian Arabs are descended from Jews as well. Maybe he just has not gotten around to it. Or maybe it's just that Joseph Massad has beaten him to it.

In “History on the Line, ‘No Common Ground’: Joseph Massad and Benny Morris Discuss the Middle East,” Columbia University professor Joseph Massad says, “many can claim easily that the Palestinians of today are the descendants of the ancient Hebrews, and this is the bigger irony.”

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