RESEARCH: "Palestinians" = Arab immigrants' children / Desolate land pre increased Jewish return

Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:47:13 AM by PRePublic

The Truth about "Palestinian" Arabs A.K.A. Arab immigrants' children, grand children & the vastly vacant desolate land prior to the rise of Jewish return


Origins and immigration

Foreign Arab and foreign Muslim immigration:

Over 100,000 or at least 150,000 (to some estimates, such as the testimony given in the U.S. Congress in 1939) have immigrated during the British Mandate alone, or during a 17 Years old period.

At least 50,000 or more have immigrated from Hauran, Syria alone.

Immigrants include: Arab - Egyptians (mainly in the early 1800s), Syrian, Algerian, Sudanese, S. Arabians. Other Muslims from: Bosnia during the 1800s and fascist Nazi Slavic-Muslims after WW2 [this Slavic mix might explain the phenomenon of lighter skinned small group among those calling themselves "Palestinians"].

'Arab Palestine' was always believed to be of a mixture of people, passing through it by trade, invasion, conquest, etc. From Arabia and elsewhere.

Basically, today's so called "Palestinians" [who, up to the 1960s were referred to either South Syrians prior to the 1920s, or plain Arabs, or more specifically Palestine Arabs, after the French removed Emir Faisal, from Damascus in 1920] since the late 1960s have adopted this title to be theirs exclusively] comprise a salad mixture of: Syrian Arabs, Saudi Arabs, Sudanese [Afro-]Arabs, Egyptian, Turkish, Kurdish, Bosnian, Algerian and others (which explains their surnames - telling of their origin/original land). Yet, this 'mixture' was never cohesive, nor did it ever before "see" itself as a "nation."

Britiah Mandate policy

Research shows again and again that the British, whether by pressure of the violent Arabs or due to its own biased tendency, (come to think of it, in retrospect, maybe, if Jews wouldn't be so kind and tolerant, if they'd behave like the racist Arabs and be so intolerant of Arab immigrants as the Arabs were so adamantly oppose to the Jews, the outcome might have been different and a myth of "native Palestinians" would have been avoided) willfully ignored huge Arab immigration (docuemnted also by 'totally objective' authors such as Ladislas Farago in "A Palestinian Kaleidoscope, Palestine on the Eve" in the 1930s) and spinned, suppressed information and any protest about that, while putting heavy restriction on Jewish immigration exculsively. Yet, since there's no official recorded data because of that destructive British policy, we are unable to obtain exact numbers (as the British have admitted), thus, we can only ascertain that --with no control on Arab immigration and so many coming evading British control-- the crowds were huge, as Roosevelt [criticizing British 'white paper' policy] pointed out that Arab immigration in the 1920s far exceeded that of the Jews'.

Needless to say that in such a British anti-Zionist environment, they couldn't bring themselves to admit the direct linkage between Arab population growth to Arab immigration due to Zionists' changing the face of the deserted land -- that would be a humiliating admission to its failure -- on top of everything else.

The 'vacant desolate waste land'

Description of Palestine/Israel in the 1700s, 1800s is of desolate, waste land.
With today's technology - ability to dig up old documents from contemporary era, we see again and again confirmation that the notion of a largely 'empty land,' was/is not a myth after all.

Though not completely empty in the 1800s, it was vacant for the most part. On the other hand, [Some] Jewish presence never stopped in the Holy land.

(The pseudo "argument" anti-Israel propagandists use, is basically comprised of an exaggeration tactic intended to discredit anyone daring to "touch" the assuming myth of "all-indigenous," and bringing up true history. They often wave some record showing some 'life' at the time of the noted 'land without a people,' as if this statement ever meant to say: 100% empty, thus their idiotic line is essentially like this: hey, there were people there, OK? it was not empty land, so you are "wrong," it's a "myth," end of story. Yet, they always fail to show that the majority of Palestine was in fact "populated." All the while, records rather show concretely exactly the opposite.)

Demonization of J. Peters, her well sourced book by suspicious characters

Frontrunners that demonize Joan Peters [who traveled to the holy-land to write about "Palestinian" Arab refugees, but came back with a different story, the true story and history of the place and its people, or shall we say immigrants, titled: From time immemorial] are such despicable characters as:
Norman G. Finkelstein, The: 1) 'Holocaust denier' or at least trivialize-r, 2) openly praying for defeat at the hands of the Islamic terror group Hezbollah and praising those terrorists as "heroes." 3) demonized an author who exposed Anti-Semitism in Germany pre-Holocaust era. 4) He was even (first) on the damned list of "personalities" (joining neo-Nazis) to be attending the Holocaust so called "revisionists" or open deniers, under the dictator leader of the totalitarian Islamic Republic of Iran, the infamous Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in Tehran 2006.
The other, is the known fraud: Edward Said (upon whom the 'Wall Street Journal' wrote: "The False Prophet of Palestine: In the Wake of the Edward Said Revelations"). Finkelstein main tactic is to find a flaw in J. Peters, thus attempting to discredit her book, though so well sourced and undisputed.

Egyptians as "Palestinian icons"

The Irony of the 'Palestinian-natives' is embodied also in such icons as Yasser Arafat, the leader and Edward Said [regarded as the "Palestinian" Arab leading intellectual, a hero in the eyes of that group who wrote so much for that very Palestinian propaganda and myth creation [The hypcorite also coined a "poethic" phrase about exile from "native place."] Both were raised in Egypt, with Arafat being born there as well.

Jerusalem, Safed & Hebron

There were many Egyptian Arab immigrants (especially due to those fleeing Ibrahim Pasha) when the first ever census was conducted in 1844, still, that census showed Jews make up the majority in Jerusalem and the Encyclopedia Britannica in 1891 puts Safed - the principle city of the U. Galilee as of predominantly Jewish inhabitants and traditionally so [indeed there were pogroms by Muslims in Safed in 1834/1838], while most Muslims in that region do not seem to be 'Arab.' The city of Hebron was always Jewish.


Since there have been large waves of immigration "joining" the small group of Muslims [already in Palestine, who either came recently before them or --at least-- came/settled many years after most of the Jews left], no one can utterly state that the majority of Arab "Palestinians" are in any way "natives." Moreover, the argument that most (if not almost all) of them entail just one, two, or at least no more than a mere few generations in the land, is more historically logic, as the population has been replaced so many times over.

Documents, Accounts - from the 1930's - on Arab immigration

[Includes reports on Arabs such as: Sudanese; Egyptian; Northern Syrian - Hauranis; S. Arabians - Hedjazis and Yemenites immigrants in Palestine.]

"Who is prosperous in Palestine?" Issue 7 of Labour monthly pamphlets, British resident - [The Labour monthly] 1936 - 44 pages [p. 35]

The Hauranis in the orange plantations of Palestine and Egyptians and Sudanese in the ports of Haifa and Jaffa are on a level with the Chinese coolies on the islands of the Malay Archipelago and the South Seas. The migration of these Arabs into Palestine has been stimulated, in the case of Trans- Jordan, by the oppressive Turkish system of land taxation which remained in force until 1933. Under this system, according to the Report of the Palestine and Trans-Jordan Governments for 1935... ...

"Jews and Arabs in Palestine: studies in a national and colonial problem" Enzo Sereni, R. E. Ashery - [Hechalutz Press] 1936 - 412 pages - [p. 81]

...Syria), Trans jordania, and Egypt. These come to Palestine where they find work, receive a much higher wage scale, shorter hours of work, and better living conditions. This is a constant mass phenomenon in Palestine.
The Arab press in Syria reports that 25000 or more fellahin and workers migrated out of Syria to Palestine in the course of one year in order to seek work. And we do not see masses of Arab workers and fellahin leaving Palestine or being attracted by the conditions..
("Jews and Arabs in Palestine: studies in a national and colonial problem," Enzo Sereni, R. E. Ashery, 1976, 416 pages, p. 81

"Jews in Palestine," Abraham Revusky, The Vanguard press, 1936 [379 pages], p. 319
Franz. Ausg. u.d.T.: Revusky: Les Juifs en Palestine 1936.

From the approximately 1800 dunams of orange plantations the villagers may expect much more income than they ever ... ARAB IMMIGRATION INTO PALESTINE The Jewish colonies employing Arab labor have recently been invaded by Arabs coming from Hauran, a part of French-mandated Syria, from El Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, and from other near-by regions.

"Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society": Volume 24. Royal Central Asian Society, 1937, p. 163

A Palestinian Kaleidoscope, " Palestine on the Eve." By Ladislas Farago. Two maps. Sixty-three illustrations. Putnam. los. 6d.
Fairness and balance are maintained by the author in his descriptive book of Palestine as he found it during the Arab "strike" last summer. Mr. Farago reached Palestine last June via Beirut. He writes a journalistic and colourful account of conditions and opinions as he found and heard them, and in a short visit probably obtained a clearer perspective than a longer acquaintance would provide. Though a shrewd observer, he avoids political conclusions and offers no solution to the problem now confronting the British Government. But his book should certainly be read by anyone who wishes to understand the tactical issue, which has been created by British policy in Palestine.
Arriving from the north, at the frontier the author found Palestine labelled significantly in English, Arabic and Hebrew, indicating at once the three influences he was about to encounter...
Their orange plantations are just as fine as the Jewish, but from their grain fields they are content with a small surplus over domestic requirements and, owing to their laws of inheritance, they do not care to invest in land...
...and the Arab labour is still exclusively employed by the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA), while the Yemenite Jews employ Haurani Arabs in their gardens. Illegal immigrants from every Arab country infiltrate into Palestine. These mainly find their way to Jaffa, as dock workers, to prosper on the transit requirements of Tel Aviv; nor are the Arabs averse to turning an honest penny in smuggling Jews into Palestine, agencies having been established in Beirut for this purpose. The author quotes official figures of 60,000 illegal Arab immigrants as against 40,000 Jewish.

"Poor knight's saddle," Douglas Valder Duff, H. Jenkins, limited, 1938, p. 171 [314 pages]

"Yet, once you have achieved your complete independence, you Jews will go ahead so fast that you will outstrip the Arabs. [...] With increasing prosperity the Arabs will be just as anxious as we are to keep out these thousands of... Hauranis who only tend to lower the standard of living. I don't mean that all Arab immigration will be cancelled, not by any means, but they will be able to pick and choose what sort of people they will allow into their thriving communities. The whole standard of their people will rise...

Congressional record: proceedings and debates of the ... Congress
United States. Congress
Govt. Print. Off., 1939
Biography & Autobiography
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