. . . and Put an Egyptian in charge of it
While the name "Palestine" itself harks back to AD 134 when the Romans renamed the area - alluding to the ancient Biblical Philistine's - there was no distinct people or nation of that name. A member of the PLO executive committee made this rather awkward statement - one that I'm sure he subsequently regretted - in 1977,
The Palestinian people does not exist, the creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political & tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism.
Ion Pacepa is mentioned in the video below. I have Pacepa's outstanding book "Disinformation" and highly recommend it for those who seek to know how the Communists sought to influence Western foreign policy and shape domestic opinion. Romanian, Col. Pacepa is the highest ranking Communist to defect to the West and his experience's really do shine a light on how the West was lied to over the decades by Communist elements - literal disinformation.
Reading Pacepa and listening to other dissidents such as Yuri Bezmenov (aka Tomas Schuman, watch this one hour video from 1983 as an introduction) will make sense of the current state of the West for those of us who have seriously underestimated the strength and malevolence of Marxism.
Bezmenov stated the goal of KGB efforts in the West was to "demoralise" it. By this he did not mean simply to place doubt or fear in people, but literally to remove their morals. The Communists believed that the way to destroy the West was to remove our sense of right and wrong. The West would then gradually & inescapably capitulate. How are we going?
Interestingly Pacepa includes in "Disinformation" perhaps the most well researched and authoritative study of Pope Pius XII and the slander that he was "Hitler's Pope" who betrayed the Jews during WW2. He points out that the Chief Rabbi of Rome converted to Christianity after the war largely on the basis of how he saw the Pope act towards the Jews.
Odd isn't it that such a competent man of integrity missed all that supposed Antisemitism?
In the 8 minute video below Robert Spencer takes us through the establishment of "Palestine" as the brainchild of the KGB to undermine the state of Israel. I think you will find particularly fascinating the widely fulfilled intentions of Comrade Andropov regarding how much of the Islamic world (and many of us in the West) view America and Israel.
This short, well researched presentation honestly is indispensable.
We need to know this. Please watch it.
Robert Spencer: How the "Palestinians" were invented
Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer explains how and why Yasser Arafat and the KGB invented the "Palestinian" nationality and ethnicity in the 1960s.