"both jews and arabs living in Palestine were referred to as Palestinians. there was no Palestinian nation as such." There was no Israeli nation "as such" either. So what is your point? Jewish nationalism did not exist until it was INVENTED by the Zionist movement--and almost all Jews rejected it. Further, Zionism was not the only Jewish nationalist movement that developed. It was simply the only one that sought to rid Europe of Jews and the only one to attach itself to a British imperialism. The success of the Zionist form of Jewish nationalism, the goal of which was to conquer the Palestinian Arabs and create a Jewish Supremacist state, CREATED Palestinian nationalism. And, not surprisingly, its conscious attachment to British imperialism led to a Pan Arab movement that was anti-Zionist. If Israeli nationalism is valid, then Palestinian nationalism is also valid. I think it was Einstein who wrote that "Nationalism is the measles of mankind."
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Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)
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