By Avi Abelow, Israel Unwired

If Israel just allowed the “palestinian” Arabs to have a state of their own there would be peace in the Middle East, right? WRONG. There are so many wrong things about this statement. Let’s break it down one point at a time.

Did you know that at the beginning of the 20th century it was the Jews who were called “palestinians?”

Watch this video from a 1939 soccer match between team Australia and team Palestine. It was Maccabi Tel Aviv, in the light blue shirts with a white Star of David logo on their jerseys. All the players on team “Palestine” were Jews!

The name Palestine is a Roman term created by the Romans to replace the real name of the region called Judea. The Romans created the term “palestine” based on a historic invading people from the Bible called Philistines. Some “Palestinian” Arabs today like to say that they are descendants of the Biblical Philistines, but that is impossible. The Philistines were invaders from the Sea, hence their name, based on the Hebrew term ‘Polesh’, or “invade” in English. The Philistines were killed and exiled from the region, together with the Jews, by the Babylonians in around 600 BCE. The Jews returned, but the Philistines never did. There is no connection between the ancient Biblical Philistines and today’s “palestinian” Arabs. Continue Reading…