The Palestinian in Wonderland: a Myth in the Making!

As Israel faces the prospect of fighting a venomous enemy on three fronts, it also has to contend with a propaganda war taking place around the world against the Jewish Stateā€”an information war based on a myth. The street activists and their mouthpieces in the media, academia, and political supporters propagate this myth in an effort to delegitimise the rightful owners of the land of Israel. According to them, the Land of Israel is Palestine, and the Jews have no right to be there. These revisionists are becoming louder by the day as Israel prepares to enter Gaza and deal once and for all with the fake Palestinian Hamas killers of men, women, children and the yet unborn.

The facts tell a different story from the one so cherished by Jew-haters. Let’s start with the capture of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE, followed by Emperor Hadrian’s victory over Bar Kochba in 135 CE. Not long after, the Land of Israel was to suffer a name change in the hope that the memory of a vibrant, free Israel would forever slip from history’s memory. Thus was born ”Palestine” by Vespasian. Israel was to suffer the humiliation of centuries of colonisation by one occupier after another who all failed to build a thriving, dynamic society in what became a desolate wasteland that no one particularly wanted. A land ravaged by centuries of neglect. Unloved except for the small Jewish communities still hanging on to their promised land. The small Bedouin population were content to live under their Turkish masters for 500 years, tending their goat herds. They fostered no desire for nation-building. Content to live in a land of swamps ravaged by malaria. After all, it wasn’t their land. Their roots were in their herds. The land poor as it was provided them fodder. That’s as far as their ambitions went.

This was all about to change around 1860. An awakening of the Jewish people for a return to their Land commenced and could not be stopped. The rest is history as the Land of Israel once again responded to its people awakening after 2,000 years of exile. The Jewish State, young yet ancient at the same time, was reunited with its vibrant Jewish nation, developed by Faith and intelligent hands was to become once again the Promised Land.

There was a dark cloud on that sunlit horizon of promise. Along with growing prosperity, the Arabs arrived on masse from Syria, amongst other places, attracted by the jobs that Jewish ingenuity and capital provided. Years later, the myth of the Palestinian people was born. The Arafats of this world set about to create artificially what history failed to create. This Palestinian myth is the malicious invention of Israel’s enemies. Today, Gaza is a result of that myth allied with world public opinion, itself ill-informed and selfish. If you, the reader, question my reality, then I suggest you take the time to learn the facts, the natural history behind the Palestinian myth. If you still dismiss the honest truth then it is not truth that your after but rather prejudice and hate for Jews. Its simple. It is or it isn’t.

Yosef Yigal Drever

Yosef Yigal Drever and Sylvia Drever co-founded Achdut HaLev in 2006 to reach out to the Jewish community's around the world providing support in learning Torah and promoting the 'Return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.' Yosef Yigal made Aliya in 2014 while Sylvia his wife is an Israeli. In late 2014 Achdut HaLev concentrated all its resources towards Aliya and the rebuilding of Eretz Yisrael. Excluding none and embracing all. The commandment to settle the Land of Israel is equal in importance to all the Torah Commandments all together: (Sifri Deut 12:29)