Zuhair Muhsin, military commander of the PLO and member of the PLO Executive Council after Six Day War:
“There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity… yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel”.
Representant of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, 1956:
“It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria”.
Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist that acknowledged the lie he was fighting for and the truth he was fighting against:
“Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?”
“We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag”.
“When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out”.
Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937:
“There is no such country as Palestine. ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria. ‘Palestine’ is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it”.
King Faisal, in a letter to leading American Zionist, Felix Frankfurter,1919:
“We feel the Arabs and Jews are cousins in race, having suffered similar oppression at the hands of powers stronger than themselves and by a happy coincidence have been able to take the first step towards the attainment of their national goals together. We Arabs, especially the educated among us, look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement. Our delegation here in Paris is fully acquainted with the proposals submitted yesterday to the Zionist organization to the Peace Conference, and we regard them as moderate and proper….we will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home.”
Philip Noel Baker, a Delegate at the Paris Peace Conference 1919, Faisal said to me:
“Of course we want Zionists to come to Palestine. We know what will happen. They’ll bring vast sums of American and other capital from abroad. They’ll bring in the greatest scientists (All the greatest scientists are Jewish) The territory of Palestine, now so arid and so much of it a desert, will be transformed. It will become a garden. It will blossom like the rose. We shall borrow their experts. We will work together. We will do the same in all the countries that we Arabs have turned into deserts. We shall make them flourish again, as they used to in the past…”
Hussein Ibn-Ali, Sheriff of Mecca, Mecca’s Al Qibla, in 1918:
“The resources of the country (Palestine) are still virgin soil and will be developed by the Jewish immigrants. One of the most amazing things until recent times was that the Palestinian used to leave his country, wandering over the high seas in every direction. His native soil could not retain a hold on him…. At the same time, we have seen the Jews from foreign countries streaming to Palestine from Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain, and America. The cause of causes could not escape those who had a gift of deeper insight. They knew that the country was for its original sons [abna’ihi-l-asliyin], for all their differences, a sacred and beloved homeland. The return of these exiles [jaliya] to their homeland will prove materially and spiritually an experimental school for their brethren who are with them in the fields, factories, trades and all things connected to the land.”
Farid Kassab, a famous Syrian author in 1906, on Jews in Palestine:
“The Jews of the Orient are at home. This land is their
only fatherland. They don’t know any other.”
Ibn Khaldun, Arab historian 1377 c.e. wrote:
“Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel extended over 1400 years… It was the Jews who implanted the culture and
customs of the permanent settlement”.
Muqaddasi, Arab writer 985 c.e. stated:
that in Jerusalem the large majority of the population were Jewish, and said that “the mosque is empty of worshippers…” .