With country after country lining up to support the unilateral creation of a Palestinian Arab state in September, the Palestinian leadership is feeling increasingly confident in rewriting history.
In an op-ed piece published by the New York Times last week, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas claimed that after the UN decided to partition "Palestine" into Jewish and Arab states in 1947, the "Zionists" launched an unprovoked military offensive forcing surrounding Arab states to intervene.
Abbas wants the world body to "right that historic wrong" by recognizing an independent Palestinian state on ancient Jewish lands later this year.
It has been nothing short of astonishing to watch as respected international media outlets like the Times act as mouthpieces for these grotesque revisions of documented history. This phenomenon should leave little doubt that there is a spiritual battle taking place, and that its physical manifestation often defies logic.
So, what really happened in 1948?
The topic is certain to start coming up more and more. Make sure you are equipped to answer intelligently and accurately.
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