Timeline Palestine: “British Museum Rewriting ‘Jewish’ History?”.(Daphneanson).That’s the question posed by one of my much valued Christian readers, Ian G, who earlier today visited the Birmingham (UK) Museum to see a British Museum touring exhibition about the Pharoahs. He wrote on its blogsite:
“I have just visited the exhibition in Birmingham. I was exceedingly disappointed with an overpriced and dull waste of an hour.
Furthermore, there was a gross inaccuracy that would appear to be supporting the bogus Arab claim that Palestine pre-existed Israel.
On the time-line you state that one of the Pharoahs conducted campaigns against Nubia and Palestine in 2055 BC. It was, at that point, Canaan. The Sea People, later the Philistines, did not occupy what we now call the Gaza Strip until the 12th Century BC.
The name of Palestine was not commonly given to the whole of the land until the Romans ethnically cleansed Israel in 70 AD.
Palestine was never an independent Kingdom and did not include any Arabs until after the Islamic conquests. Finally, it was part of the British Mandate and Israel was re-established by the League of Nations and then by the UN in 1947. The Gaza Strip was taken by Egypt and Samaria (West Bank) by Jordan and it has been Arab occupied land since then. Yasser Arafat created the notion of an Arab Palestine after the Arab defeat in 1967.It seems that you are colluding in the rewriting of history in order to give an Arab Palestine a bogus history and to deny Israel’s legitimacy.
Using Palestine as a substitute for Canaan is disingenuous as you do not explain where Nubia was. Will this egregious mistake be corrected or will you continue misleading the public over this politically sensitive issue?” Read the full story here.