Too many governments, politicians and
“intellectuals”, either are ignorant or misrepresent or refuse to
acknowledge the infinite number of facts that, overwhelmingly, prove
that the Jewish people are the indigenous population of present day
Israel and the adjoining land.
Alduous Huxley accurately stated,
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
In the following sections I will
present some of the facts that are either ignored or not publicly
stated. These facts unquestionably show, the unassailable truth, that
the Jews are the indigenous population of Israel.
In the Judeo-Christian world, the bible
emphatically states that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews and
their descendants. Jesus Christ, who according to the Romans, was
King of the Jews, lived about 600 years before the advent of Islam.
Countless archaeological evidence, including the Dead Sea scrolls
(written in Hebrew), attest to the fact of the Jews being the native
population of, what is presently called Israel, the West Bank, Gaza
The “West Bank” denotation was
invented by the Jordanians after the 1948 war. Until then it was
denoted in all world texts as Judea/Samaria, the ancient kingdoms of
In 1924, the Islamic Supreme Council,
(highest religious authority) stated, “ The Temple Mount's identity
with King Solomon's temple is beyond dispute.”
Winston Churchill in 1921 said, “It
is manifestly right that the scattered Jews should have a national
center and a national home and be reunited , and where else but in
Palestine, with which for 3,000 years they have been intimately and
That statement was made after the
League of Nations adopted the Palestine Mandate recognizing
“Palestine” (Israel, both sides of the Jordan River,etc.) as the
Jewish homeland under international law. Unfortunately, the British
took 78% of that denoted Jewish homeland, the eastern part of the
Jordan River, and invented the country Jordan.
Since 1860, when the Ottomans began
conducting an official census in Jerusalem, the Jews were the
majority group in Jerusalem. That majority status remains until
today. Despite being the majority the Jews still elected a Muslim
mayor in 1899 , Yusef Diya al-Khalidi. He stated, “Who can
challenge the rights of the Jews in Palestine? Good Lord,
historically it is really your country.” According to some
historians, the Ottoman census also shows a Jewish majority in Safed,
Jaffa, Tiberias and Haifa.
So one asks, who are these people
calling themselves Palestinians?
As Jews began returning to “Palestine”,
developing infrastructure, draining swamps and forming governmental
entities, the neighboring Muslims were attracted to the better
economic opportunities offered.
In addition, Arabs came to work on
infrastructure projects during the Ottoman occupation of Israel and
later, under the British Mandate.
In 1856 the French who controlled
Algeria expelled thousands of Algerians, who settled in Syria and
In fact, in 1914, half of the Muslims
in Safed were of Algerian descent. The balance were Bedouins and from
Thousand of Egyptians who refused to
serve in the military fled to northern Israel around 1830. . They
were followed by thousands of Sudanese.
Some prominent Arab family names show
this influx of Arabs from other parts of the Ottoman Empire. For
example, Al-Obedi (Sudan), Halaba (Syria),Al-Yamani (Yemen), etc.
In the book “From Time Immemorial”
by Joan Peters, she points to the 1931 census which showed at least
twenty three different languages used by Muslims. There were at least
twenty four different birthplaces listed by the non-Jews of
Most of the 320,000 Arabs who left
Israel during the 1948 war of independence were the descendants of
these migrant workers from other parts of the Muslim world.
The distinguished scholar Professor
Philip K. Hitti, in his book, “The Arabs” stated, “There is no
such thing as 'Palestine' in history, absolutely not.”
Of course the following statement by
Yasser Arafat completely demolishes the myth of Arabs being
indigenous to Palestine. In 1967, Yasser Arafat, stated,” The
Palestinian people have no national identity. I, Yasser Arafat, man
of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with
Israel.” ( author Alan Hart, in his book, “Arafat, Terrorist or
Most people on learning the above
stated narrative would accept the fact that the Jews are the
indigenous people of present day Israel, the West Bank, Gaza and
Jordan. To those individuals who refuse to accept the facts, I refer
them to a statement by the late Senator Moynihan. “Everybody is
entitled to their own set of opinions, but not to their own set of
I am indebted to two people from whose
articles I learned many specific facts concerning the Arab and Jewish
migration to “Palestine”.
Yoram Ettinger from whose article
(Israel Hayom 6/13/2016) I quote some Jewish/Arab emigration figures
and reasons for their emigration.
Also to Ted Belman (IsraPundit) who
published an article by Nomi Benari, from which I extracted examples
of specific Arab emigration to Israel and some pertinent quotes.