Myths of the Middle East

Oct. 11, 2000: WND Editor Joseph Farah wrote a column titled “Myths of the Middle East,” which had an immeasurable impact worldwide for its clear, concise explanation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

If there is man-made solution to the violence in Israel, it needs to begin with truth, wrote Farah. Pretending will only lead to more chaos.

So, what’s the truth?

The truth is that Palestine is no more real than Never-Never Land. “Palestine” has never existed – before or since – as an autonomous entity. There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. There are no Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem. None. The Quran never mentions the city.

Meanwhile, Jews have a 5,000-year-old birthright backed by overwhelming historical and archaeological evidence.


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