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Where were the Palestinians between the first century and 1948?

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Where were the Palestinians between the first century and 1948?

Where were the Palestinians between the first century and 1948?

Archaeological and historical research of the geography from 1000 years BCE to the current day proves that no such people, race, tribe, culture or nation ever existed until Yasser Arafat, an Egyptian with the funding and assistance of the Soviet Union, created the ‘Palestinians’ in the 1960’s. The proof of the Palestinian non – existence is here and no amount of revisionism will amend that simple fact despite the weight of propaganda the United Nations and Israel’s enemies promote.

The Jewish people within the geography we now know as Israel were colonized by a variety of dynasties who oppressed and exiled the Jewish population. The Jewish people, the Jewish race, albeit part ethnically diluted race returned to their indigenous homeland and received nation status in 1948.


It is important to dispel the myth of European colonizers when referring to the Jewish people and the loss of their original ethnicity which is a weapon used against Israel and the enemies of the Jewish people. When a population has been dispersed through centuries of oppression from their original homeland, rape, intermarriage and conversion naturally dilute physical characteristics.  Religious cultural beliefs and practices however have remained a constant connecting the Jewish people through the millennia.

Let’s review the presence of Judaism in the land of Israel, the Holy Land, and the absence of the Palestinian since time immemorial.


1020 – 732 BCE witnessed the presence of independent Jewish Kingdoms, pre days of Empire

732  – 597 BCE Neo – Assyrian Empire and the demise of the Kingdom of Israel

597  – 539 BCE Babylonian Empire and the demise of the Kingdom of Judah

539  – 533 BCE Persian Empire

333  – 63  BCE Greek Empire

63  – 313  CE  Roman Empire

313  – 636  CE  Byzantine Empire

636  – 1099 CE Arab Empire

1099 – 1021 CE Crusader Kingdoms

1291 – 1516 CE Ayyub and Mamluk Sultanate

1517 – 1917 CE Ottoman Empire

1918 – 1948 CE British Empire

During all these dynasties there is absolutely no presence that can be evidenced of any ‘Palestinian’ claim to any of the colonized land. No military activism, no political, religious nor legal claims let alone evidence of anything remotely resembling archaeological finds or acknowledgement by the numerous travelers to the area of an indigenous ‘Palestinian ‘ existence.

Hadrian, the Roman Emperor defeated the Bar Kochba revolt of the Jews against the Romans circa 135 CE, renamed the area Palaestina and banished the Jews from Jerusalem. Some Jews stayed in the surrounding area and others moved to Jewish areas such as Safed, Caesarea, and the Galilee as well as other geographical areas in the Middle East. At this time there was no Palestinian revolt against the Romans in efforts to regain any land colonized by them. The naming of the area Palaestina by the Romans was not in any way connected to today’s Palestinians but rather to the invaders from Greece, the Philistines, the former enemies of the Jewish people who settled the coastal regions before their extinction some five hundred years before the Romans arrived. Hadrian believed that by renaming the area after the immortal enemies of the Jews would be the ultimate act of humiliation and hostility, banishing any reference to Judaism to the homeland of the defeated, indigenous Jewish population.


The Jews were therefore dispersed and settled in a number of locations and as history proves, suffered for their religious beliefs throughout the centuries in those various locations ultimately with the Nazi holocaust and the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Muslim countries immediately thereafter.

Unsurprisingly history finds no evidence of any people, race, tribe or culture known as Palestinian who attempted at any time to reclaim any lost land from any domestic or foreign colonizer. The anthropological miracle called the Palestinians only came into existence in the 1960’s, along with silicone breast implants and the mini skirt.


Whether a pogrom, being an organized atrocity or a massacre being a spontaneous one is of no consequence to the victims. History is a witness to numerous such atrocities and listed here are those (probably not all) committed against Jews by Muslims over fourteen hundred years where Jews were slaughtered as a defenseless minority.

The attempt by the Nazis to rid the world of its Jews nearly succeeded but perversely resulted in the Zionist objective – self-determination for Jewish people in their indigenous homeland with the formation of the Jewish State of Israel after WW2. The Palestinians are failing miserably in their attempts to fulfill the Nazi objectives by exterminating Jews as demanded in their Charters of the Palestinian National Council of 1968 and the Hamas Palestinian Charter of 1988. Absurdly the turmoil within Islam has promoted a growing number of Arab Muslim countries developing relationships with the Jewish State for their own security against other Arab and Islamic countries.


There have been several contributors to this chronological list of atrocities committed against the Jewish people since the origins of Islam and the irony is that during this period up to 1967, the Palestinians were not involved in one, not one such atrocity. This begs the question as to why given the numerous cowardly attacks inflicted on Jews by Palestinian terrorists after 1967. Were the indigenous Palestinians so peaceful for over one thousand years as other domestic and foreign invaders colonized the geography they currently claim? This cultural behavior would seem very different from their Islamic co – religionists in the immediate geographical area and surrounding countries? More of a paradox is that the Palestinian Charters demand Jew extermination and subservience or death to their form of Islam. So why were the Palestinians so well behaved, passive or uncommitted to regaining by force their lands in the previous centuries?

How odd that the Palestinians were never involved – maybe it’s because they never existed, unlike the Jews who far from being colonizers as promoted by the current, false narrative, were as evidenced by history, indigenous to the geography since time immemorial.


Remember when browsing through this diary of human suffering that each individual event exposed the moral indecency of the followers of Islam in an effort to dominate, subjugate, humiliate, colonize and exterminate those of a different religion. Nothing has changed given the Palestinian Charters of 1964 and 1968 and the Palestinian Hamas Charter of 1988 demanding extermination of Jews and subservience to Islam of all other religions.

I thank the several contributors to this extensive list which is probably not exhaustive and will be added to in the months ahead. It exposes humanity at its most morally indecent in the name of Islam.


622 – 627: Ethnic cleansing of Jews from Mecca and Medina, (Jewish boys publicly inspected for pubic hair. if they had any, they were executed)

629: 1st Alexandria Massacres, Egypt

622 – 634: Extermination of the 14 Arabian Jewish tribes

822 – 861: Islamic empire passes law that Jews must wear yellow stars, (a lot like Nazi Germany), Caliph al-Mutawakkil


1106: Ali Ibn Yousef Ibn Tashifin of Merakesh decrees death penalty for any local Jew, including his Jewish physician and military general.

1033: 1st Fez Pogrom, Morocco

1148: Almohadin of Morocco gives Jews the choice of converting to Islam, or expulsion

1066: Granada Massacre, Muslim occupied Spain

1165 – 1178: Jews nationwide were given the choice (under new constitution) convert to Islam or die, Yemen

1165: Chief  Rabbi of the Maghreb burnt alive. the Rambam flees for Egypt.

1220: Thousands  of Jews killed by Muslims after being blamed for Mongol invasion, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Egypt

1270: Sultan Baibars of Egypt resolved to burn all the Jews, a ditch having been dug for that purpose; but at the last moment he repented, and instead exacted a heavy tribute, during the collection in which many perished.


1276: 2nd Fez Pogrom, Morocco

1385: Khorasan Massacres, Iran

1438: 1st Mellah Ghetto Massacres, North Africa

1465: 3rd Fez Pogrom, Morocco (11 Jews left alive)

1517: 1st Safed Pogrom, Ottoman Palestine

1517: 1st Hebron Pogrom, Ottoman Palestine and

1517  Marsa ibn Ghazi Massacre, Ottoman Libya

1577: Passover Massacre, Ottoman empire

1588 – 1629: Mahalay Pogroms, Iran

1630 – 1700: Yemenite Jews were considered “impure” and thus forbidden to touch a Muslim or a Muslim’s food. They were forced to humble themselves before a Muslim, to walk to the left side, and greet him first. They could not build houses higher than a Muslim’s or ride a camel or horse, and when riding on a mule or a donkey, they had to sit sideways. Upon entering the Muslim quarter a Jew had to take off his foot-gear and walk barefoot. If attacked with stones or fists by Islamists  a Jew was not allowed to defend himself. (anti-Zionist miss those days)

1660:  2nd Safed Pogrom, Ottoman Palestine

1670: Mawza expulsion Yemen

1679 – 1680: Sanaa Massacres, Yemen

1747: Mashhad Massacres, Iran

1785: Tripoli Pogrom, Ottoman Libya

1790 – 92: Tetouan  Pogrom. Morocco (Jews of Tetouan stripped naked, and lined up for Muslim perverts)

1800: New decree passed in Yemen, that Jews are forbidden to wear new clothing, or good clothing. Jews are forbidden to ride mules or donkeys, and were occasionally rounded up for long marches naked through the Roob al Khali dessert.


1805: 1st Algiers Pogrom, Ottoman Algeria

1808 2nd 1438: 1st Mellah Ghetto Massacres, North Africa

1815: 2nd Algiers Pogrom, Ottoman Algeria

1820: Sahalu Lobiant Massacres, Ottoman Syria

1828: Baghdad Pogrom, Ottoman Iraq

1830: 3rd Algiers Pogrom, Ottoman Algeria

1830: Ethnic  cleansing of Jews in Tabriz, Iran

1834: Safed Pogrom, Ottoman Palestine

1839: Massacre of the Mashadi Jews, Iran

1840: Damascus, ritual killings (Muslims, along with French Christians kidnapped, tortured, and killed Jewish Children for entertainment), Ottoman Syria

1840: Blood libels introduced to the Muslim world from Europe.

1844: 1st Cairo Massacres, Ottoman Egypt

1847: Dayr al-Qamar Pogrom, Ottoman Lebanon

1847: Ethnic cleansing of the Jews in Jerusalem, Ottoman Palestine

1848: 1st Damascus Pogrom, Syria

1850: 1st Aleppo Pogrom, Ottoman Syria

1860: 2nd Damascus Pogrom, Ottoman Syria

1862: 1st Beirut Pogrom, Ottoman Lebanon

1866: Kuzguncuk Pogrom, Ottoman Turkey

1867: Barfurush Massacre, Ottoman Turkey

1868: Eyub Pogrom, Ottoman Turkey

1869: Tunis Massacre, Ottoman Tunisia

1869: Sfax Massacre, Ottoman Tunisia

1864 – 1880: Marrakesh Massacre, Morocco

1870: 2nd Alexandria Massacres, Ottoman Egypt

1870: 1st Istanbul Pogrom, Ottoman Turkey

1871: 1st Damanhur Massacres,Ottoman Egypt

1872: Edrine Massacres, Ottoman Turkey

1872: 1st Izmir Pogrom, Ottoman Turkey

1873: 2nd Damanhur Massacres, Ottoman Egypt

1874: 2nd Izmir Pogrom, Ottoman Turkey

1874: 2nd Istanbul Pogrom, Ottoman Turkey

1874: 2nd Beirut Pogrom,Ottoman  Lebanon

1875: 2nd Aleppo Pogrom, Ottoman Syria

1875: Jerba Island Massacre, Ottoman Tunisia

1877: 3rd Damanhur Massacres,Ottoman  Egypt

1877: Mansura Pogrom, Ottoman Egypt

1882: Homs Massacre, Ottoman Syria

1882: 3rd Alexandria Massacres, Ottoman Egypt

1890: 2nd Cairo Massacres, Ottoman Egypt

1890, 3rd Damascus Pogrom, Ottoman Syria

1891: 4th Damanahur Massacres, Ottoman Egypt

1897: Tripolitania killings,Ottoman  Libya

1903&1907: Taza & Settat, pogroms, Morocco

1890: Tunis Massacres, Ottoman Tunisia

1901 – 1902: 3rd Cairo Massacres, Ottoman Egypt

1901 – 1907: 4th Alexandria Massacres,Ottoman  Egypt

1903:  1st Port Sa’id Massacres, Ottoman Egypt

1903 – 1940: Pogroms of Taza and Settat, Morocco

1907: Casablanca, pogrom, Morocco

1908: 2nd Port Said Massacres,Ottoman Egypt

1910: Shiraz blood libel

1911: Shiraz Pogrom

1912: 4th Fez , Pogrom, Morocco

1917: Baghdadi Jewish Inquisition, Ottoman empire

1918 – 1948: law passed making it illegal to raise an orphan Jewish, Yemen

1920: Irbid Massacres: British mandate Palestine

1920 – 1930: Arab riots, British mandate Palestine

1921: 1st Jaffa riots, British mandate Palestine

1922: Djerba Massacres, Tunisia

1928: Ikhwan Masacres, Egypt, and british mandate Palestine.

1928: Jewish orphans sold into slavery, and forced to convert to Islam by Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen

1929: 3rd Hebron Pogrom British mandate Palestine.

1929  3rd Safed Pogrom, British mandate Palestine.

1933: 2nd Jaffa riots, British mandate Palestine.

1934: Thrace Pogroms, Turkey

1934: 1st Farhud Massacres, Iraq

1936: 3rd Jaffa riots, British mandate Palestine

1936: 2nd Farhud Massacres, Iraq

1941: 3rd Farhud Massacres, Iraq

1942: Mufti collaboration with the Nazis. plays a part in the final solution

1942: Struma disaster, Turkey

1942: Nile delta Pogroms, Egypt

1938 – 1945: Arab collaboration with the Nazis

1945: 4th Cairo Massacres, Egypt

1945: Tripolitania Pogrom, Libya

1947: Aden Pogroms

1947: 3rd Aleppo Pogrom, Syria

1948: “Emptying ” of the Jewish quarter of Damascus, Syria

1948: 1st Arab Israeli war (1 out of every 100 Jew was killed)

1948: Oujda & Jerada Pogroms, Morocco

1948: 1st Libyan Inquisition of Jews

1951: 2nd Libyan Inquisition of Jews

1955: 3rd Istanbul Pogrom, Turkey

1956: 1st Egyptian Inquisition of Jews

1965: 5th Fez Pogrom, Morocco

1967:  2nd Egyptian Inquisition of Jews

1967: Tunis riots, Tunisia

The ‘Palestinian Cause’ as recognized by numerous Arab academics exposing militant Islamism is simply about land conquest from the original indigenous population.

Joseph Farah, Arab writer and journalist in ‘Myths Of The Middle East’:

“There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians.

Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Iraqis etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one – tenth of one percent of the landmass. But that’s too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today. No matter how many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough”.


If the Palestinian objectives were to be fulfilled this list of atrocities would undoubtedly be extended. However, the Jewish people are not such easy prey these days for their enemies.

No morally decent person , nation , political or religious organization should support a Nazi ideological cause such as that promoted by the recently constructed  ‘Palestinians’ whose two Charters of 1968 – the Palestinian National Council one and the Palestinian Hamas Charter of 1988 ,  demand extermination of Jewish people  and subservience to Islam of all other races and religions.


Fortunately, other Arab countries through the Trump initiated Abraham accords are becoming disinterested the ‘Palestinian cause’ and developing military, political and economic relationships with Israel. These developing ties are on an unstoppable upward trajectory which mocks and damages the disgraceful Palestinian objectives and until those objectives as identified within the excremental Palestinian Charters are totally ditched no peace can ever be attained with the Islamic Nazis called the Palestinians.

Dear readers, Blitz is neither an Israeli State nor Jewish owned or sponsored publication. It is an independent journal which has been publishing the truth under extreme adversities since 2003 – Peter Baum

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Peter Baum, Editor (International Political Affairs) to Blitz is a research-scholar, who writes extensively on Israel, Holocaust, Zionism, Middle East, Anti-Semitism, and other issues. Peter Baum has worked for four decades in the International Financial Markets specializing in the Capital Market. He held directorships at large International Financial Institutions and ended career as consultant to an Investment Management company. Baum is a member of the Institute of Directors. He has worked extensively abroad in the Asia, Africa, the USA and Europe and after retirement spends his time as a political researcher, activists and columnist. In addition to his engagement with Blitz, Peter Baum has also been writing for the Gatestone Institute, Conservative Woman and Decisive Liberty and has appeared numerous times on TV and radio mainly talking about Israel and the Middle East.

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  1. Ark

    July 30, 2022 at 15:42

    That’s like some Russian minority group, colonising England, and saying it “represents tenth of one percent of the landmass. But that’s too much for the Europeans”, completely disregarding English people being different from Italians for example.
    Thats incredibly racist, as Canaanites are a distinct group of “Arabs”, no 2 Arab people are the same, the history of the Middle Eastern people is diverse and goes further back that the history of the Jewish people. The term Arab is a category based on language and culture, and has very little to do with a shared ethnicity.
    “indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Iraqis etc” – to a racist yes. To a historian, they’re very distinct people, with distinctions that date back to 3k bc.

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