Palestinians are indigenous to the holy land  :  False

President Mahmoud Abbas often claims Palestinians are indigenous to the holy land. They are the offspring of the Canaanites or the Philistines. Groups that are long since gone. This has no basis in genetic or archeological facts. The Palestinians are Arabs that lived in the holy land, no more no less. Historians, archeologist and biblical records show no people called Palestinians and their Koran itself affirms conclusively that the Israelites were there 3000 years ago before all Arabs . The Israelites lived in the lands of Israel, Judea and Samaria ever since. The name Palestine is of Roman Empire origin and named this way to punish the Israelites when they revolted under Roman rule.

Israel occupies Palestinian land: False


There is not and never has been Palestinian land. There never has been a Palestinian state or a separate language. Israel has offered to turn over most of the land captured from Jordan to them in exchange for peace but they have never accepted the offer.


Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine: False


Palestinian leaders claim Jerusalem as the capital of their state. This excludes 3000 years of Jewish history and its founding by King David in 1000BCE before the advent of Islam. Jerusalem is  cited many times in the Jewish bible, never in the Koran. For most of Jewish history the majority of the inhabitants have been Jews.


Palestinians have a right of return to Israel: False


700,000 Arabs left Israel when the Arab armies attacked. Today 30,000 are still alive yet the Palestinians want the original group plus children, grandchildren and great grandchildren be given the right of return. Some of these people live in the disputed territory of Judea and Samaria and in other Arab lands like Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The total of refugees to be returned is about 5.5 million. No other group of refugee in history has claimed such a right . With a peace deal some right of return with a sensible number may be given such a right .


Israel is an Apartheid State: False


Of all the lies I can  verify how this is false. I have been in Israel 3 times. The Israeli Arabs vote and have nearly all the rights of the Israeli Jews. The Israeli government gives more money to Jewish towns than to Arab towns. This is changing. The Palestinians in the West Bank are self-governing and have increased in numbers dramatically in the past decades. Their movements in the west bank are limited only by security concerns of the Jewish state.



Name of author

Name: Murray Rubin

Short Bio: I was born in Toronto in 1931 to a wonderful mother who divorced shortly before my birth. I owe a great deal of my success to her. I am Jewish but not at all religious, yet my culture plays an important part of my personality. I attended Harbord Collegiate and U. of T. Faculty of Pharmacy. A unique mail-order pharmacy was the first of my endeavours in the profession, followed by many stores throughout Ontario. I have a loving wife, 3 children and grand-children and I am now retired from pharmacy. But what do I write about? Everything! My topics are funny, serious, whimsical, timely, outrageous, inspiring, and inventive. I promise that if you take the time to read any one of these topics – you will not be sorry.

3 thoughts on “THE FACTS AND THE LIES

  • Murray; I have to catch up with all your blogs. What you have written so far makes complete sense, and I agree completely with your last article. Keep up the good work!

  • I agree with all of your points. As for the “right of return”, why is it no one ever suggests the nearly 1,000,000 Jews that fled or expelled Arab/Muslim countries after the formation of Israel should have either a right of return or reparations? It is always a one way argument and the Jewish side is always ignored.


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