talknic, You & Fatah May Accept An Israel Behind Pre-Six-Day-War Armistice Lines But Hamas & Other Islamic Militants Reject Your "Palestine" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Lavi - Seattle
    • 24.01.13 | 16:03 (IST)

    And Hamas can crush Fatah in just one day, especially if you were serving as Abbas' personal bodyguard. The word "Palestine" is a misnomer from the past. You get "Philistine" when you shorten and anglicize "Syria Philistinia", the spiteful renaming of the land by the world power Rome after experiencing the tenacious and desperate defense of the Land of Israel by the Jews living there in the first century. "Palestine" sits clothed in sackcloth and ashes was Mar Twain's assessment of the land many decades ago, he wouldn't be saying that at all if the Jews were not banished to worldwide captivity when he visited.

    from the article: U.S. protests 'State of Palestine' placard in UN
    First published 00:34 24.01.13 | Last updated 00:34 24.01.13
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