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Israel MSM: 'Palestine existed in Syria, Turkey' - US Study

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posted on May, 11 2010 @ 07:21 AM
- Propaganda war is in high gear, all these claims just takes minds away from real needs and problems...

The great kingdom of 'Palestine' once existed within Syrian and Turkish boundaries, Professor J.P Dessel of the University of Tennessee claimed in a statement released on Tuesday.

The professor, who is a member of the Tell Tayinat archeological digs in Turkey, who presided at the Haifa University Ancient East Research Conference, asserted that the commonwealth was located between the cities of Aleppo, Hama and Antakya and the Turkish-Syrian border in the 12th and 11th Centuries BC.

The significance of this find, which was being discussed in a special meeting, is that the ancient Philistine empire was not limited to the lands of Canaan.

Following the collapse of the Hittite dynasty in the 13th Century BC, smaller states sprung up in areas that were previously under Hittite rule, one of which was Palestine. In his lecture, Dessel explained that this was concluded from new-found evidence which was unearthed in the Tell Tayinat excavations.

Hittite hieroglyphics were found on the Antakya site reading "Palestine." Similar hieroglyphics were found in the cities of Aleppo and Hama.

"This is a significant discovery which shows that the Philistines did not just hold land in Israel, but in Syria as well," Haifa University's Professor Gershon Glil, the conference coordinator, said.

- So can we think that rebuilding Palestine is not Israels problem anymore, but Turkish and Syrian problem? .... This is just never ending story!

[edit on 11-5-2010 by JanusFIN]

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 10:27 AM
That article is such trash.

It's amusing to me how the Israeli's are now pointing to archeology to disprove the Palestinians land rights, when there are still living people who where present when the Jewish immigrants started arriving by the boat load. Hmmm.

Oh hell, let's give it back to Egyptians, or one step further and we will put it into the joint hands of the Canaanites, and Jews, Muslims, Christians, white, arab, and all possible mixtures each get one seat on the council and the must govern together.

If the Israeli's can agree to stick to the current century in land rights I think it is pretty clear that they are now reaping what they had sown. Lay seeds of "terrorism" and that is exactly what you will harvest.

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