Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Who is a Palestinian?

Who is a Palestinian?

That is a good question, isn't it? Can we not also ask, who was born in Palestine?

Some people say that Arabs are "native Palestinians", while Jews are "invaders" and "settlers". But I read the biographies of Israeli and Palestinian political leaders, and I am confused. Who of Israeli or Palestinian leaders were born in Palestine?


  • BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, Born 21 October 1949 in Tel Aviv. 
  • EHUD BARAK, Born 12 February 1942 in Mishmar HaSharon, British Mandate of Palestine
  • ARIEL SHARON, Born 26 February 1928 in Kfar Malal, British Mandate of Palestine 
  • EHUD OLMERT, Born 30 September 1945 in Binyamina-Giv'at Ada , British Mandate of Palestine.
  • ITZHAK RABIN, Born 1 March 1922 in Jerusalem , British Mandate of Palestine. 
  • ITZHAK NAVON, Israeli President, born 9 April 1921 in Jerusalem , British Mandate of Palestine.
  • EZER WEIZMAN, Israeli President, born 15 June 1924 in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine.

ARAB LEADERS (so called Palestinian leaders)  

  • YASSER ARAFAT, Born 24 August 1929 in Cairo , Egypt
  • SAEB ERAKAT, Born April 28, 1955, in Jordan . He has Jordanian citizenship.
  • FAISAL ABDEL QADER AL-HUSSEINI, Born in 1948 in Bagdad , Iraq.
  • SARI NUSSEIBEH, Born in 1949 in Damascus , Syria.
  • MAHMOUD AL-ZAHAR, Born in 1945, in Cairo , Egypt.
So, Israeli leaders, born in Palestine , are “settlers or invaders” while Palestinian Arab leaders were born in Egypt , Syria , Iraq , Tunisia are “native Palestinians”?

The Arab Lie
The Arab Lie
The use of the term "Palestinian" for an Arab ethnic group is a modern political creation which has no basis in fact - and had never had any international or academic credibility before 1967.

Let me leave you with this: The current United States president, Barack Obama, is outwardly antagonist towards Israel and openly considers Israel a thorn in his side. If Israel is not around to protect you, will you still feel safe?

Thank you Moshe for sending this to me.