A video circulating on the internet exposed former Arab Member of Knesset Azmi Bishara
denying the existence of a “Palestinian” nation. The video was recorded years prior to Bishara entering Israel’s parliament in 1996 as head of the Arab Balad party. Bishara, who resigned from the Knesset and fled the country in 2007 when Israeli Security Services were ready to arrest him on charges of treason and espionage, is shown in the video reiterating his Arab nationalist position that there is no such thing as a “Palestinian” people.
Translation: “Well, I don’t think there is a Palestinian nation at all. I think there is an Arab nation. I always thought so and I did not change my mind. I do not think there is a Palestinian nation, I think its a colonialist invention – Palestinian nation. When were there any Palestinians? Where did it come from? I think there is an Arab nation. I never turned to be a Palestinian nationalist, despite of my decisive struggle against the occupation. I think that until the end of the 19th century, Palestine was the south of Greater Syria.”
People should investigate the basic claims of the Middle East conflict before expressing strong opinions. “History did not start in 1967. The modern day Hebrews, have over a 4,000 year old history and an uninterrupted presence in their homeland for over 3,300 years. The Palestinian nation was invented in the 1960s by Yassir Arafat and Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu in an attempt to erase Jewish history and steal the Jewish Holy Land. The term ‘Palestine’ was initially a foreign colonialist concept invented by the Romans who massacred, exiled and enslaved the Jewish people. It is not an authentic Arab identity.
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