By James Sinkinson, Breaking Israel News—
A remarkable component of Palestinian Arab political strategy is the consistent, concerted effort to rewrite ancient history. For reasons we’ll see, the strategy is called the “Big Lie.”
This Big Lie has three major objectives: 1) Establish a Palestinian people when there was none; 2) place Palestinian Arabs in the Holy Land long before Arabs actually arrived there; and 3) characterize Jews as religious adherents, not a people.
A brief but explosive tweet from U.S. leftist Muslim activist Linda Sarsour recently managed to pack all three lies into one statement.
“Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair,” she wrote on Twitter, noting that this doesn’t negate Jesus being a Jew, because “Palestinian is a nationality not a religion.”
Of course, Sarsour’s statement is full of contradictions, primarily since the Romans didn’t change the name of this region from Judea to Palestine until about 135 C.E., long after the death of Jesus.
Of course, there also were no Arabs in the Holy Land until about 650 C.E. Indeed, there’s no historical mention of a group of Arabs identified as Palestinians until as late as the 1960s.
Indeed, the first Palestinians—both in ancient and modern times—were the Jews, who lived in the Holy Land when it was originally called Palestine and who in the early 20th century gave their institutions such names as the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, The Palestine Post and Palestine Electric Co.
But Sarsour is not the first Palestinian Arab partisan to force a Palestinian nationality on Jesus. Palestinian spokespeople have been peddling this hoax for decades. Perhaps the most notable example is that of Yasser Arafat adviser Hanan Ashrawi, who told the Washington Jewish Week back in 2001 that “Jesus was a Palestinian.”
More recently, Reverend William Barber II, speaking to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, referred to Jesus as a “brown-skinned Palestinian Jew“—in other words, a Palestinian national of the Jewish faith. By all accounts, hardly an eyebrow was raised at this bizarre notion. Continue Reading….