Seeking Answers to Questions On the Palestinians

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    These so-called Palestinians are an intrigueing though mysterious people shrouded in secrecy. Go to amazon.com and there are very few, if any, books of history on the so-called Palestinians written by reputable historians. There are thousands of books on the history of Jews, Christians and other religions and ethnic groups. But, very little is known of the Palestinians.

    So, I hope to solicit more backround on the Palestinians. For example,

    What does Palestinian mean in English?
    What language do Palestinians speak? Palestinian?
    What is the religion of the Palestinians? Palestinian?
    Who are the great Palestinian religious figures?
    What are important Palestinian religious holidays?
    What are the cultural distinctions that make Palestinians unique?
    What are the important contributions Palestinians have made to civilization?
    How do Palestinians differ from, say, Jordanians, Syrians and Egyptians?
    Who were the religious prophets and patriarchs of the Palestiniains?
    what is the name of the Palestinian bible?
    Where in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles do Palestinians appear?
    How far back does the Palestinian nation go? When was "Palestinia" established?
    Whom did the Palestinian conquer to establish Palestinia?
    What archaeological artifacts verify an ancient Palestinian civilization, such as the 2000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls of the Jews?
    What are the names of important Palestinian kings?
    What is the Palestinian currency?
    Who are the leaders of the Palestinians before Arafat? Why was Arafat born in Cairo, not Palestinia?
    Who are the great Palestinian historians, like the Jews' Josephus and the Greeks' Herodotus?
     
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    So many questions about the Palestinians. Answers, not so much.
    The mystery of the Palestinians continues.
     
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    You really do not want to know but here goes.

    I donno. What does French or Mexican mean in English?

    The official language is Arabic. Like the United States, Latin America, etc. they adopted the language of past dominant cultures.

    Islam is the official religion. However Palestine is multi religious with Christians, Jews, and others having guaranteed equal rights by their constitution. There are no religious specific laws like there are in places like Saudi Arabia and Israel.

    Each religion has their own. There are many.

    All religious holidays are freely celebrated in Palestine. Christmas, Easter, Passover, etc.

    Palestine is a bridge between East and West. The values of both are freely expressed.

    The Palestinians created the model democracy in the Middle East surpassing many other countries in the world.

    Or Italians or Bolivians? What is the purpose of this question?

    Palestine is not a religion.

    Palestine is not a religion.

    They were there under a different name. The Samaritans, for example, are now Palestinians. Canaanites too.

    The state of Palestine was created by the League of Nations in 1922. It was formerly party of the Ottoman Empire.

    The Palestinians live on inherited land not conquered land.

    The Palestinian civilization goes back to prehistoric times even though it was not called Palestine. African civilization goes back long before it was called Africa. Every country in the world has a civilization that predates its current name.

    Palestine is a democracy.

    Being under Israeli occupation the Israeli currency is being used.

    There were many leaders. All imprisoned, exiled, or killed. Arafat was born in Cairo because his father was working there at the time. All of his siblings except one was born in Palestine.

    Edward Said, Ghada Karmi, Ramzy Baroud just off the top of my head. There are more.
     
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    You lie, Pinocchio.:lol:

    In fact, every one of your drivel is ahistorical nonsense. This is why you have zero reputational points even after 2 years.

    Eminent Archaeologist and Historian, former Fulbright Scholar Eric Cline...
    Rashid Khalidi, professor of Middle East history and director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago and advisor to various Arab groups...
    If anyone who actually knows what he's talking about can answer the questions below, much appreciated. Tinhead opts out.

    What does Palestine and Palestinian mean in English?
    What language do Palestinians speak? Palestinian?
    What is the religion of the Palestinians? Palestinian?
    Who are the great Palestinian religious figures?
    What are important Palestinian religious holidays?
    What are the cultural distinctions that make Palestinians unique?
    What are the important contributions Palestinians have made to civilization?
    How do Palestinians differ from, say, Jordanians, Syrians and Egyptians?
    Who were the religious prophets and patriarchs of the Palestiniains?
    what is the name of the Palestinian bible?
    Where in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles do Palestinians appear?
    How far back does the Palestinian nation go? When was "Palestinia" established?
    Whom did the Palestinian conquer to establish Palestinia?
    What archaeological artifacts verify an ancient Palestinian civilization, such as the 2000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls of the Jews?
    What are the names of important Palestinian kings?
    What is the Palestinian currency?
    Who are the leaders of the Palestinians before Arafat? Why was Arafat born in Cairo, not Palestinia?
    Who are the great Palestinian historians, like the Jews' Josephus and the Greeks' Herodotus?
     
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    Excellent research sir.
    Thank you.

    Well...I certainly have no more questions...JStone, are you enlightened?
    Maybe you should write this stuff down so that you can remember it.
     
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    You sure are hung up on a word, there, sport.

    Yes there were people living in the levant before Judaism existed.

    No they were not calling themselves Palestinians.

    No most of them were not the forefathers of either todays Jews in Israel or the Palestinians ARabs, either.

    So the hell what?
     
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    :lol: Two complete uneducated jackasses:clap2:
     

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