Here is an example of how The Big Lie is perpetrated piece by piece until it accepted as fact. I was building a big post about the various kings that have ruled Israel. I really couldn't remember when the dynasty David had created split and which kingdom was ruled from Jerusalem. I ran across the king Rehoboam who was the last king of the united Israel. Then I linked into InfoPlease:
Rehoboam , in the Bible, last king of the United Monarchy, first king of Judah, son of Solomon. Under him the northern tribes broke away from the rule of Jerusalem and set up a separate kingdom (called Israel) with Jeroboam I as their king. Rehoboam's foolish insolence to the protesting tribespeople is celebrated. In Rehoboam's reign Palestine was invaded by Sheshonk I of Egypt. It is also spelled Roboam.
Searching further I find this split took place around 931 B.C. Palestine, on the other hand, wouldn't even exist for another millenium:
The last line of the InfoPlease entry should read :
"In AD 135, after putting down the Bar Kochba revolt, the second major Jewish revolt against Rome, the Emperor Hadrian wanted to blot out the name of the Roman "Provincia Judaea" and so renamed it "Provincia Syria Palaestina", the Latin version of the Greek name and the first use of the name as an administrative unit. The name "Provincia Syria Palaestina" was later shortened to Palaestina, from which the modern, anglicized "Palestine" is derived. "
"In Rehoboam's reign Judah was invaded by Sheshonk I of Egypt. It is also spelled Roboam. "
Could it be that the modern word 'Jew' is derived from being from the kingdom of Judah?
Now about that pan-arabist/muslim/palestinian claim to Israel as their native homeland...
"The name "Falastin" that Arabs today use for "Palestine" is not an Arabic name. It is the Arab pronunciation of the Roman "Palaestina". Quoting Golda Meir:
The British chose to call the land they mandated Palestine, and the Arabs picked it up as their nation's supposed ancient name, though they couldn't even pronounce it correctly and turned it into Falastin a fictional entity. [In an article by Sarah Honig, Jerusalem Post, November 25, 1995]"