Epic Anti-Israel Propaganda Own Goal(s)
Jew-hater Suhair Nafal recently posted the below video of a Tik Tok user visiting a store in Jerusalem, as some kind of proof that Israel never existed:
The video does nothing of the sort; it shows a number of items from British Mandate Palestine.
Note to Israel-haters: No Israel supporter has ever claimed an area called Palestine never existed. We are fully aware that there was a Palestine under the control of the Ottoman-Turks, before falling under the British Mandate. We just happen to reject the false narrative that there was ever a Palestinian State or that “Palestine” was ever the indigenous homeland of those who now refer to themselves as “Palestinians.”
The video is even worse than that for the Suhair Nafals of the world. It contains quite a few “own goals” for them, like the following:
The Palestine Coin
I have dealt with this before.
There is Hebrew on the coin: פלשתינה – Hebrew for “Palestine” – followed by (א”י).
א”י is the abbreviation for ארץ ישראל – Hebrew for ‘the land of Israel.’ It was added to the coin to conform to the Balfour Declaration. In fact, the coins were officially introduced on November 1, 1927 – the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Naturally, the Arabs were not happy about this.
The Palestine Post Office Guide
This guide was an annual publication issued by the Mandate Government, for the use of post office employees and directors. This is not exactly an “own goal” per se, but it does appear on the website of a Jewish auction house, as an item categorized under ‘Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture’ – further showing just how this does not negate the existence of Israel in the slightest.
Palestine Railways Tickets
Palestine Railways was first administered by the Ottomans and then the British. You can see the Hebrew on the tickets (in addition to English and Arabic), so again, this does not prove anything.
The former Palestine Railways are currently in three parts:
- Egypt: slowly being rebuilt by Egyptian National Railways.
- The palestinian Arab controlled areas: in the Gaza Strip and “West Bank”, disused and mostly dismantled.
- Israel: operated by Israel Railways and being expanded.
William Kaufman from Kibbutz Sdot-Yam, and Mr. Kleinberger of Massada Street. Yup, they sounds like palestinian Arabs to me.
Al-Haram Al-Sharif Guidebook
This is the 1967 French version of the 1924 al–Haram al-Sharif Temple Mount Guide, written by Amin al-Husseini. As I posted in the past, even this Hitler-lover acknowledged Solomon’s Temple in the booklet:
Later versions – such as the one shown in the video – omitted any mentions of Solomon’s Temple. For obvious reasons.
Like the coins above, this contains Hebrew for the “land of Israel.”
Also, when the new currency was introduced in 1924, the Arabs opposed its introduction:
A stamp completely in Hebrew. Bonus: it was issued by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (The Jewish National Fund), which “since its establishment in 1901…has been developing the land of Israel, strengthening the bond between the Jewish people and its homeland.” Ouch.
Don’t you just love it when they claim they own this land, yet all they do is self-own?