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JOURNAL OF ETHICS AND CONFLICT SUMMER 2017 ISSUE 12

On the "Palestinian" nation


-J. Klauswitz, MA, PhD, D. Stevens, PhD

“The Palestinian question has been a vexing issue for not only the people of Israel, not only for the Jewish
people, but for the whole civilized world for the greater part of a century. To disaggregate and understand
this issue further it is worth more closely examining the nature of “Palestinian” identity (in quotes to denote
its historically contested legitimacy) and to examine the potential for the “Palestinian” national project to
coexist with other nations. This paper will present observations to argue that the “Palestinian” people are
not a nation in the true sense of the term and, as such, their special status presents troubling implications
for the viability of a “Palestinian” state capable of coexisting with the Jewish state and other genuine nation
states.”

The objectives and apparent solidarity of the “Palestinian” people

Since “Palestinians”1 - for reasons which will at once become apparent - were never in possession of a true original
culture of their own, the foundations of their intellectual work were always provided by others. Their intellect at all
times developed through the cultural world surrounding him.

The reverse process never took place.

The apparently great sense of solidarity among Palestinians is based on the very primitive herd instinct that is seen
in many other living creatures in this world. It is a noteworthy fact that the herd instinct leads to mutual support
only as long as the common enemy of Israel makes this seem useful or inevitable. The same pack of wolves which
has just fallen on its prey together disintegrates when hunger abates into its individual beasts. The same is true of
horses which try to defend themselves against an assailant in a body, but scatter again as soon as the danger is past.

It is similar with the “Palestinians”. Their sense of sacrifice is only apparent. It exists only as long as fighting the Jews
makes it absolutely necessary. However, as soon as the Jew state and her people are conquered, the danger
threatening all averted and the booty hidden, the apparent harmony of the "Palestinians" among themselves ceases,
again making way for their old causal tendencies. The Palestinians are only united when a common danger forces
them to be or a common booty entices them; if these two grounds are lacking, the qualities of the crassest egoism

1Katz, Joseph. "The History of the Words "Palestine" and "Palestinians"." The History of the Words Palestine And
Palestinians. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 July 2017.

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come into their own, and in the twinkling of an eye the united people turns into a horde of rats, fighting bloodily
among themselves.2

If the "Palestinians" were to defeat Israel and establish their state, it is very clear based on recent history (see Battle
of Gaza circa 2007) that they would stifle in filth and offal; they would try to get ahead of one another in hate-filled
struggle and exterminate one another, in so far as the absolute absence of all sense of solidarity, expressing itself in
their cowardice, did not turn battle into comedy here too.

So it is absolutely wrong to infer any ideal sense of sacrifice in the Palestinians from the fact that they stand together
in struggle, or, better expressed, in the plundering of their fellow men.

Implications for statehood and their potential to become a productive nation

That is why the “Palestinian” state - which should be the living organism for preserving and increasing a nation - is
completely unlimited as to territory. For a state formation to have a definite spatial setting always presupposes a
peaceful attitude on the part of the nation-state, and especially a correct interpretation of the concept of work. In
the exact measure in which this attitude is lacking, any attempt at forming, even of preserving, a spatially delimited
"Palestinian" state fails. And thus the basis on which alone culture can arise is lacking.

Hence the "Palestinian" community, despite some apparent normal intellectual activity, is without any true culture 3,
and especially without any culture of its own. For what sham culture the "Palestinian" today possesses is the
property of other peoples (stolen from the indigenous and historic Jewish people and other indigenous peoples
conquered by the Arab caliphates), and for the most part it is ruined in their hands.

In judging the "Palestinian" people's attitude on the question of human culture, the most essential characteristic we
must always bear in mind is that there has never been a "Palestinian" art and accordingly there is none today either;
that above all the two queens of all the intellectual achievements, art and science, owe nothing original to the
"Palestinians". What they do accomplish in the field of art or technology is either patchwork or intellectual theft.
Thus, the self-identified "Palestinian" lacks those qualities which distinguish the nations that are creative and hence
culturally blessed.

No, the self-described "Palestinian" possesses no culture-creating force of any sort, since the historical roots and
sense of idealism and collectivity, without which there is no true higher development of man, is not present in them
and never was present. Hence their intellect will never have a constructive effect, but will be destructive. Not
through them does any progress of mankind occur, but in spite of him.

Impact on the nations of the world: past and present

As recent history shows, the "Palestinian" always a (metaphorical) parasite in the body of other peoples (e.g.
attracted to Mandatory Palestine only by the productivity of the Jewish people, then as squatters or ‘refugees’ in

2“Inducing a Failed State in Palestine”, pp. 13-14. Yezid Sayigh, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS),
Survival | vol. 49 no. 3 | Autumn 2007 | pp. 7–40

3 Katz, J. (n.d.). “Politically motivated mythology of "Palestine".” Retrieved July 15, 2017, from
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~peters/mythology.html

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the lands of Arab host nations, using them as a base from which to attack the Jewish people). That they sometimes
left their previous living space has nothing to do with their own purpose, but results from the fact that from time to
time the "Palestinian" was displaced or sometimes thrown out by the host nations he had misused (such in the wake
of genocidal war against the Jews in 1948, or as a consequence of the Black September revolt in Jordan). Their
spreading is a typical phenomenon for all parasites; they always seek a new feeding ground for their project of
hatred.

Thus, the “Palestinians” of all times since the Arab colonization of Judea in 640 A.D.4 has lived in the rightful states
of other peoples, and there attempted to form their own “state” only in recent times, which, to be sure, habitually
sailed under the disguise of ‘national community' as long as outward circumstances made a complete revelation of
their nature seem inadvisable. But as soon as they felt strong enough to do without the protective cloak, they always
dropped the veil and suddenly became what so many of the others previously did not want to believe and see: the
Muslim Arab, with the same aspirations and culture as all other Muslim Arabs.

The “Palestinian” nation’s life as a parasite in the body of other nations and states explains a characteristic which
recently caused Deputy FM Hotovely to call them the great “thieves of history” 5. Taqiya6 (Islam's commandment to
deceive the non-believers) impels the Palestinians to lies and to lie perpetually, just as it compels the inhabitants of
the northern countries to wear warm clothing.

And this is the first great lie.

In order to carry on his existence as a parasite on other peoples, they are forced to deny their inner nature. The
more educated the individual “Palestinian” is, the more she will succeed in this deception. Indeed, things can go so
far that large parts of the international community will end by seriously believing that the “Palestinian” is really a
real identity; a legitimate people. Especially state authorities, which always seem animated by the historical fraction
of wisdom, most easily fall a victim to this infinite deception.

Conclusions and suggestions for future research

The “Palestinians” have always been a people with generic characteristics and never a real nation; only in order to
get ahead they early sought for a means which could distract unpleasant attention from their fake identity. And what
would have been more expedient and at the same time more innocent than the concept of a national community?
For here, too, everything is borrowed or rather stolen. Due to their own original special nature, the Palestinians
cannot possess a national institution, if for no other reason because they lack liberal values in any form, and hence
belief in peace is absolutely foreign to them. And a nation in the modern western sense cannot be imagined when

4 Katz, Joseph. Religious Persecution of Jews by Arabs. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 July 2017.
<http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~peters/persecution.html>.

5Hotovely, Tzipi. "Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely to Arab MKs: "You Are Thieves of History"." YouTube. 12
July 2017. Web. 15 July 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrcKXtkM4Mc>.

6"Illusive Middle East Agreements – the Taqiyya Concept." The Ettinger Report - Illusive Middle East Agreements –
the Taqiyya Concept. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 July 2017. <http://www.theettingerreport.com/MidEast/Illusive-Middle-
East-agreements-%E2%80%93-the-Taqiyya--(1).aspx>.

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the "Palestinian" lacks the desire for responsible statehood. Indeed, the Quran is not a book to prepare a man for
peace and life in this world, but only for preparation for martyrdom and the hereafter.

On this first and greatest lie, that the “Palestinians” are a nation, more and more lies are based in necessary
consequence. Among them is the lie with regard to the language of the “Palestinian”. For them it is not a means for
expressing their thoughts, but a means for concealing them. When they speak peaceful words in English, they think
hatred in Arabic, and while they turn out peaceful verses, in their actions in life they only express the nature of their
hatred towards Jews7. As long as the “Palestinian” does not become the master of the Jews in Israel, he must speak
foreign languages whether he likes it or not in order to increase sympathy for themselves, but as soon as the Jews
become their dhimmis, they would all revert to only Arabic, so that they could speak their true supremacist
intentions. It is for this reason that all freedom and peace-loving peoples must remain vigilant in the face of this
current and growing threat to our civilization and way of life.

7PA Duplicity: One Message in English, Another in Arabic - PMW in the Media | Palestinian Media Watch. N.p., n.d.
Web. 15 July 2017. <http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=91&doc_id=6474>.