The Tweet That Shocked the Arab World and Demolished the Palestinian Narrative

Israel Today’s very own Dr. Edy Cohen causes a social media storm in the Arab world with a tweet proving there never was a “Palestine”

By Ryan Jones | | Topics: palestinians
Illustration. The Palestinian cause needs everyone to believe there was once a country called "Palestine" and that Israel now occupies it.
Illustration. The Palestinian cause needs everyone to believe there was once a country called "Palestine" and that Israel now occupies it. Photo: Emad Nassar/Flash90

The Palestinian narrative tells us that there was once a “Palestinian” people or nation living in a country called “Palestine” that was conquered and occupied by Israel.

This fiction is necessary because under international law, there can only be “occupation” if one nation takes land from another. If one nation took land that didn’t legally belong to any another, and has some compelling reason to have done so, then it is “disputed,” not occupied.

Back to the point, the Arab world at large has today internalized the lie that there was once a “Palestine” that is today occupied by Israel. But it’s a lie that is exceedingly simply to disprove, no matter how deep the brainwashing.

And that’s just what our very own Arab affairs correspondent Dr. Edy Cohen did last week with a Twitter post that went viral across the Arab Middle East.

“I will pay $100,000 to anyone who can tell me the names of the Palestinian president and army chief of staff at the time Israel occupied Palestine. Also attach photos of these men,” wrote Cohen in Arabic.

Cohen has half-a-million followers on Twitter, and the post was shared and seen by hundreds of thousands. Of course, no one could provide an acceptable response. There was no president or chief of staff, because there was no “Palestine.”

Addressing his Hebrew-speaking followers on Twitter, Cohen later reported:

“The tweet aroused great interest among the Arabs and received more than 291,000 views. They had no answer. The Arabs were in shock. Slowly they begin to understand the brainwashing they have been subjected to for 75 years.”

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