It’s become something of a running joke among Israelis that any time the Jewish state excels in something, the Palestinians will no doubt claim to have done it first. The broad field of agriculture is no different. In fact, according to the official Palestinian Authority-run newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the Palestinian Arabs invented agriculture! And that somehow before there even were Arabs, who claim descent from Ishmael, who clearly lived long after the discover of agriculture. But pesky historical facts, let alone common sense, don’t often bother the mainstream Palestinian media. In a February 2015 issue of the Al-Asima bi-weekly insert…
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