Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Moulin Stooge: "Another Little Nugget To Be Used Against Israel's Propaganda"

Vraiment! What dunderheads some of the Israel-hating brigade are.

They seem to think that Palestine was once an autonomous Arab state, which of course it never was.

And to "prove" it, as we've seen on this blog from time to time,  they've offered a jumble of exhibits, ranging from maps with "Palestine" printed on them to coins and stamps issued by the Mandate authority to advertisements for Mandate-era "Palestinian Airways" to travel posters, newspapers and the orchestra of  the Yishuv to photos of  the pre-war Palestinian soccer team (another Yishuv initiative, composed of, er, Jews).

Now, some of the Israel-hating brigade are over the windmill, having discovered that French writer Alphonse ("Lettres de mon moulin") Daudet mentioned "Palestine" as long ago as mon dieu! 1869!

And they of course have been keen to share this fabulous Zionist myth-busting find with others.

Here, for instance, is just one of the "shares" currently doing the rounds on social media:

Well, that "little nugget" sure ain't gold.

Somebody's been "seeing queer things" alright, and it's not only the person in Daudet's story.

When will the dunderheads and dupes of the anti-Israel movement realise that Israel's "propagandists" are not denying that the existence of a place dubbed "Palestine".

They are denying the historical existence of Palestine as an autonomous entity.

They are pointing out that the Roman conquerors renamed Judea "Palestine" as a deliberate measure to undermine Jewish ties with that land.

 And they are now pointing out that, when Daudet was writing, Palestine indeed existed, and existed  as it had been for hundreds of years, a backward province of the Ottoman Empire.

Once again, anti-Israel propagandists have proved only the validity of the old adage "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing".


  1. The Sahara desert has been so named for centuries. There are even references to Saharan peoples. There has never been a Saharan nation. The reference to "Saharan peoples" simply designated people who lived in a certain region.

    Those who live in the Levant are referred to as Levantines. Again, it's a regional designation, not a national one. Ever been to Appalachia or the Outback? Regions, not nations.

    L. King

  2. As if anyone is denying that there was a province called Syria-Palestine, administered from Damascus, part of the Ottoman Empire.
    You have to love these little anti-Semitic lab rats, who press tweet every time they see a reference to "palestine" (eg the 1939 soccer match in Oz), they need to be deprogrammed from their cult of hate and lies.

    Maybe they should look into Relandi's book from 1695!
    A Tour and Census of Palestine Year 1695: No sign of Arabian names or “Palestinians”

    Pity it demolishes their narrative of a Arab/Muslim independent state with of course no Jews.


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