Monday, January 25, 2016

Who Invented "Palestine?" HADRIAN!

Hadrian, Israel Museum
One of the key points in Israel's hasbara, information campaign should always be that there never ever was a country or people called Palestine. It's an invention. We generally blame it on Europeans in rather recent history, but when I was at the Israel Museum last week and checked out their big exhibit on Hadrian, I got the answer in the short film about him.

It described Hadrian as a sort of renaissance man of contrasts and ironies. He wrote beautiful poetry and was also a warrior. He had a female wife as a proper emperor should, but he lived openly in the army with a male lover. Of course, how open could things have been in the world before photography, telephones and internet?

But the most important little tidbit I gleaned from that movie was that in his efforts to defeat the Jewish People and Nation, he changed the name of the Land from Judea to "Palestine," sic.

The invention was an ancient one, and the aim was the same as the more modern use of the word. It's a simple tool to deny Jewish History and Jewish rights to our Land. That is why the word "Palestine" appears on all sorts of maps over the ages, but when we go back in time, we can see that the only People that ruled that Land directly, not as invaders, conquerors etc was the Jewish People.

Hadrian, Israel Museum

Hadrian (/ˈhdriən/LatinPublius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus;[note 1][2][note 2]24 January, 76 AD – 10 July, 138 AD) was Roman emperor from 117 to 138. Hadrian is known for building Hadrian's Wall, which marked the northern limit of Britannia. He also rebuilt the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma... Wikipedia

There's davka another interesting and relevant exhibit in the Israel Museum that shows the Jewish/Biblical connection to the Land of Israel aka Judea, Navigating the Bible: Early Maps of the Holy Land from the Chinn Collection.

Even though the agenda of the mapmakers is Christian, not Jewish, there are the Jewish cities, like Shiloh and Beit El.  This map exhibit closes at the end of January, so if you want to see it, I suggest going now.


Anonymous said...

Haven't you noticed that in the last couple of decades how much emphasis, and all in a positive way, is being put on our ancient enemies instead of, as a 'Jewish' state, showing pride in our true heroes and heroines of those eras, the great and holy Sages leaders and kings of the Jewish people. Instead what is being promoted is an exhibit of our vicious enemy, Hadrian, and the wicked non-Jewish king, Herod and soon they will find other destroyers of our people to idolize. This is insanity!

Batya said...

yes, insane

Mr. Cohen said...

There are elementary schoolchildren in Earl’s neighborhood who need to hear some of his stories. They should hear about the time when Earl [an African American] was on Okinawa, “the rock” [during World War II].

He complained about segregation in the [American] Army and was thrown in the stockade [army prison] for insubordination. One of his friends slipped out of the barracks at night and low-crawled to the fence line outside Earl’s cell. His friend told Earl that he had overheard the commanding officer say that they were going to find a way to provoke Earl when he was on work detail, make Earl attack one of the guards, and then they would shoot him [dead]. They said: “That man will not leave the rock alive.”

They also need to hear Earl tell his story about the Jewish doctor on the [USA Army] base who did not want to see anyone punished on account of prejudice. The doctor risked his own career, got Earl off the rock [Okinawa], and saved Earl’s life. He also – to hear Earl tell it – changed Earl’s own prejudice view of people who were Jewish.

SOURCE: Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life (chapter 6, page 67) by Eric Greitens (Navy SEAL), year 2015 CE, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishers.

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Batya said...

What in the world does this have to do with the blog post?