IN FACT FOR ALL OF THEIR HISTORY THE ARABS HATED THE TERM PALESTINE

It is not really that difficult a concept to grasp. “Palestine” is a region of the world and “Palestine” has never been a state, Arab or otherwise 

So if you doubt this cast your eye down this historical list, which is quite exhaustive and historically accurate, and state where you see evidence for a palestine State at any time in history,including since the Arab invasion all those centuries ago:

What, one may ask, was the history of Palestine before 1920? wasn’t it a Palestinian-Arab state since 
the 7th Century?  To substantiate the thesis that Palestine never was a state, suffice it to review the 
Palestinian-Arab version of history, from the Arab invasion until WW I.  This history, given in the 
Palestinian site, 
Palestine Remembered, 
is quoted below if full, so that the arguments of “selective 
quoting” and “quoting out of context” cannot be raised. 
638 – Arabs under the Caliph ‘Umar capture Palestine from Byzantines. 
661-750 – 
Umayyad caliphs rule Palestine from Damascus. 
Dynasty descended 
from Umayya of Meccan tribe of Quraysh. Construction of Dome of the Rock 
in Jerusalem by Caliph ‘Abd al-Malik (685-705). Construction of al-Aqsa 
mosque in Jerusalem by Caliph al-Walid I (705-715). 
750-1258 – 
‘Abbasid caliphs rule Palestine from Iraq. 

Dynasty, founded by

Abu al-‘Abbas al-Saffah, who is descended from ‘Abbas, uncle of the 
Prophet. 
969 – Fatimid dynasty, claiming descent from the Prophet’s daughter Fatima 
and her cousin ‘Ali, 
rule Palestine from Egypt. 
They proclaim themselves 
caliphs in rivalry to the ‘Abbasids. 
1071 – Saljuqs, originally from Isfahan, capture Jerusalem and parts of 
Palestine, which remains officially within the ‘Abbasid Empire. 
1099-1187 – Crusaders establish the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. 
1187 – Kurdish general Saladin (Salah al-Din who was born in Takrit 
northern Iraq, the birth place of Saddam Hussein too), son of Ayyub, the 
sultan of Mosul, defeats Crusaders at Hittin in northern Palestine and 
recaptures Jerusalem. 
The Ayyubid dynasty rules Palestine from Cairo. 
1260 – 
Mamluks succeed Ayyubids, ruling Palestine from Cairo; 
defeat 
Mongols at Battle of ‘Ayn Jalut near Nazareth. 
1291 – Mamluks capture final Crusader strongholds of Acre and Caesarea. 
1516-1917 – 
Palestine incorporated into the Ottoman Empire with its 
capital in Istanbul. 
1832-1840 – Muhammad ‘Ali Pasha of Egypt occupies Palestine. Ottomans 
subsequently reassert their rule. 
1876-1877 – Palestinian deputies from Jerusalem attend the first Ottoman 
Parliament in Istanbul, elected under a new Ottoman Constitution. 
1878 – First modern Zionist agricultural settlement of Petach Tiqwa 
established (click here to learn more about Zionist [sic] and its impact 
on the Palestinian people). 
1882-1903 – First wave of 25,000 Zionist immigrants enters Palestine, 
coming mainly from eastern Europe. 
1882 – Baron Edmond de Rothschild of Paris starts financial backing for 
Jewish settlement in Palestine. 
1887-1888 – Palestine divided by Ottomans into the districts (sanjaks) of 
Jerusalem, Nablus, and Acre. The first was attached directly to Istanbul, 
the others to the wilayet of Beirut. 
1896 – Theodor Herzl, an Austro-Hungarian Jewish journalist and writer, 
publishes Der Judenstaat, advocating establishment of a Jewish state in 
Palestine or elsewhere. 
1896 – Jewish Colonization Association, founded in 1891 in London by 
German Baron Maurice de Hirsch, starts aiding Zionist settlements in 
Palestine. 
1897 – First Zionist Congress in Switzerland issues the Basle Program 
calling for the establishment of a “home for the Jewish people in 
Palestine.” It also establishes the World Zionist Organization (WZO) to 
work to that end. 
1901 – Jewish National Fund (JNF) set up by fifth Zionist Congress in 
Basle to acquire land for WZO; land acquired by JNF to be inalienably 
Jewish, and exclusively Jewish labor to be employed on it, click here to 
read to Zionist [sic] apartheid & racist quotes. 
1904-1914 – Second wave of about 40,000 Zionist immigrants increases 
Jewish population in Palestine to about 6% of total. Since the inception 
of Zionism in [sic] claimed that Palestinian was an empty country, click 
here to read our rebuttal to this argument. 
1909 – Establishment of the first kibbutz, based exclusively on Jewish 
labor. Tel Aviv founded north of Jaffa. 
1914 – World War I starts. 

What, one may ask, was the history of Palestine before 1920? wasn’t it a Palestinian-Arab state since 

the 7th Century?  To substantiate the thesis that Palestine never was a state, suffice it to review the 

Palestinian-Arab version of history, from the Arab invasion until WW I.  This history, given in the 

Palestinian site, 

Palestine Remembered, 

is quoted below if full, so that the arguments of “selective 

quoting” and “quoting out of context” cannot be raised. 

638 – Arabs under the Caliph ‘Umar capture Palestine from Byzantines. 

661-750 – 

Umayyad caliphs rule Palestine from Damascus. 

Dynasty descended 

from Umayya of Meccan tribe of Quraysh. Construction of Dome of the Rock 

in Jerusalem by Caliph ‘Abd al-Malik (685-705). Construction of al-Aqsa 

mosque in Jerusalem by Caliph al-Walid I (705-715). 

750-1258 – 

‘Abbasid caliphs rule Palestine from Iraq. 

Dynasty, founded by 

   The above historical review is from a very antisemitic site called palestine Remembered. Norland advised to consult the iniquitous “Mission Statement” of said organization and it does not disappoint. 

For example a sample is the following:

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