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A invenção da Palestina

A propósito das recentes e polémicas declarações de Newt Gingrich, recordo este artigo de 1989 de Daniel Pipes: “The Year the Arabs Discovered Palestine”

This point cannot be overemphasized. Palestine was brought into existence by Brit­ish imperial authorities, not by Arabs; fur­ther, Muslims felt defeated by the British carving out of a distinct Palestinian entity. I know of no Palestinian endorsing this act when it took place in 1920. To the contrary, every recorded opinion suggests intense opposition.

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