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Smotrich in Paris: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people

The truth needs to be told without bowing to distortions of history and without succumbing to the hypocrisy of BDS and the pro-Palestinian organizations.

INN reports that Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich spoke at an event in Paris on Sunday night, during which he stated that "the Palestinian people are an invention that is less than 100 years old."

Speaking at a tribute event in memory of Likud activist Jacques Kupfer, who died of cancer two years ago, Smotrich said, "Jacques' truth must be told with all our might and without confusion, he said there is no such thing as Palestinians - because there is no such thing as a Palestinian people. We need to tell the truth without bowing to the lies and distortions of history, and without succumbing to the hypocrisy of BDS and the pro-Palestinian organizations."

Smotrich claimed in his remarks that he himself is Palestinian. "My grandfather, who was the 13th generation in Jerusalem, is the real Palestinian. My grandmother, who was born in Metula more than 100 years ago to a family of pioneers, is Palestinian."

He noted the rules of international law and said that "the rules have five characteristics that define a nation - history, culture, language, currency and historical leadership. Who was the first Palestinian king? What language do the Palestinians have? Has there ever been a Palestinian currency? Is there a Palestinian history or culture? There isn’t any."

"There are Arabs who are in the Middle East and who arrived in the Land of Israel at the same time as the Jewish Aliyah and the early days of Zionism. After 2,000 years of exile, the people of Israel are returning home, and there are Arabs around who do not like it. So what do they do? They invent a fictitious people and claim fictitious rights in the Land of Israel just to fight the Zionist movement," added the Minister of Finance.

"This truth should be heard here in the Elysee Palace. This truth should also be heard by the Jewish people in the State of Israel who are a little confused, this truth should be heard in the White House in Washington. The whole world needs to hear this truth, because it is the truth - and the truth will win," said Smotrich.

Source - INN/Twitter - Image - Niv Musman/GPO

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Raymond Fodor 21:30 20.03.2023
My compliments to Minister Smotrich. He speaks the truth. Jews and other must realize the end game of the Arabs. They want to destroy the Jewish people and Eretz Israel!! This CANNOT be allowed!!!
Raymond Fodor 21:25 20.03.2023
Please read Shai Ben Tekoa's excellent and thorough study entitled "The Phantom Nation". He details the rise of the "Palestinians" lies and false narratives. Arabs only want Israel's destruction!!!
joel b 21:06 20.03.2023
Wow Finally Some one Knows The Truth, There Cause Was A made up Cause by the KGB to punish Israel as they Left the Russian Sphere And Joined the United States and Pulled Away from Socialism.
Tzippy Bronstein 16:39 20.03.2023
Wow what a history lesson What truth I’m so proud of you MR. Smotrich to be such a proud Jew And to stand up for the Jewish people and our ancestral homeland
Charles Baughman 16:01 20.03.2023
I have known of this back when I was in high school. No one believes me even though I have an old periodical with this information.
Selina 15:20 20.03.2023
The Arab leaders have a duty to help all Arabs to understand what the facts are, so they do not continue in arrogant folly. ⚖️
Mike Galarneau 14:51 20.03.2023
Thanks for the History lesson. Praise God and HIS people Israel!
Linda Bordy 13:42 20.03.2023
I still have the People magazine with Yassar Arafat pic in the front The organizer of the PLO
Jeane Frady 13:38 20.03.2023
The Truth always prevails!!!!