The Palestinians In Ancient History

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    The history of the people of the ancient Near East and the history of the Jewish People run parallel to each other. With each new people and empire to appear, the Jews were right there, from the Egyptians 3000 years ago and the Canaanites and invading Philistines originating from the Aegean [the Sea Peoples] and the later Assyrians and Babylonians and Persians and Greeks to the Romans to the Crusaders to the Ottomans...through to the British Mandate after WW I. Archaeological artifacts housed in the Cairo Museum, British Museum, Louvre and elsewhere verify those interactions with the Jews which are literally etched in stone.

    The history of the Jews during Greek rule established by Alexander the Great and, subsequently, the Jews under the Roman Empire, from Herod renovating the Temple whose Western Wall remains intact today to the destruction of the Temple by Vespasian and Titus and the Jewish rebellions under Hadrian and the Hadrianic reprisals, and the development of Christianity as a Jewish sect [Jesus, after all, was a rabbi] are particularly well-documented.

    Not so well-documented, however, during this vast and intensely studied span of time is the history of the civilization of the so-called Palestinian people. In fact, there is virtually no evidence of any Palestinian people interacting with the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans or any other empires over the course of millenia. This is most curious for an allegedly ancient Palestinian people with allegedly ancient roots. Hmmmmmm....
     
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    Guy Milliere, Eminent Professor of History and Political Science, Sorbonne, Paris
     
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    Every country has a native population whose civilization predates the name of the current state.

    Palestine is no exception.
     
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    One of Israel's biggest lies.
     
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    Eminent Historian Bernard Lewis...

     
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    The name may be new, but the people go back hundreds even thousands of years.
     
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    Jewa only made up one of the tribes of the Hebrews.
     
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    Apparently, not.

    Eminent Archaeologist and Historian, former Fulbright Scholar Eric Cline...
     
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    Jesus talked to a Canaanite woman long after they were supposed to be extinct. Names change. People come and go. They get folded into other cultures.

    The core population, however, remain century after century.
     
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    Canaanites were not Palestinians.
     

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