Condensed description of the forming of the Palestinian people identity

Condensed description of the forming of the Palestinian people identity

Thank to Carol I googled some of the history about fromations in the Arab world prior and during WW-I, here from a condense reference from by Dr. Yair Boymel (In Hebrew), dean of the history department at the Oranim Academic College of Education.

This text describes how the Big Syria idea was a part on pan-Arab idea of the Hashemite family directly linked to Prophet Mohammad. When this idea fail it made the Palestinian separated from other Arab movements that formed into the modern Arab states.

A society like the Arabs of Palestine needed to change their core value to survive as social entity in a rapid changing world (2-3 generations) of the beginning of the 20th century, Values as Palestinian National identity emerge during the years of change in the Arab world.

This Arab Palestinians are now scattered as refugees the world in PA territory and in Israel. The new Palestinian Identity that was not needed in the pre 20th century under a Turkish-Arab role is now essential value for this people to continue exist.

a National state is a new important stage for Palestine development as separate socio-political entity which will enable this young national to be organized as sovereign for their future.

I'll love to read reflection on that.

BTW: This is just a proposal to view this and I do not intend to criticize any other narrative.


--- here quick translation:

When a social group is in quick dramatic change of pace, because of far-reaching political events, which crash their basic values of previous existence, can quickly change the collective world view existence if there is an available alternative . (If there is no alternative, the community are, collectively, disappears in its form earlier.) This is what happened to the residents of Palestine in 1917.

The alternative available for replacing the Islamic Ottoman Empire framework and enable the collective-regional 1300 years-old Islamic existence, was the large-Syrian Arab state that was planned by the Arab National Movement to set up on all the Arab space. under his leadership The Emir Faisal - Faisal as on of the Hashemite family embodied: being into a family directly linked to Prophet Mohammad; and very familiar with Britain; was unacceptable to the people of Arab national movement and (because of all these) leader of Arab Revolt 1916 - 1918 against the Turks.

But after the conquest of Syria by France in -1920 and Polices of League of Nations and the Central Powers -all of them out of Palestine and the Palestinians' ability to influence - canceled the possibility of establishing the creation of the Great Syrian create huge political changes significance and far-reaching, the Palestinians had to make a dramatic change over their thinking about the operation essence of their collective pain and about the political fate of their collective.

Thus, while the Palestinians had to complete two times with the collapse of the natural order of the world (first in -1917: Ottoman - Muslim; -1920 and the other in Arabic - Syrian) for the Zionists the same grades Historic events themselves were the major steps on the way to achieve political aspiration.

During the years 1920 - 1923, present:
1. Cooperation between England and France occupation of the Arab and Turkish territories
2. Failure of Faisal and Hashemite family to establish an large Arab state
3. Political and practical failure of the Syrian Congress to establish state
4. establishment of individual mandates ie: political - geographic separation of Palestine from the rest of the Arab districts.
5. The failure of the ideological notion of Arab unity
6. British Zionist cooperation manifested in Balfour Declaration in charge of the mandate
7. begining of the 3rd wave on jewish immigration (third Aliyah ) - without any limitation on the part of the new government.

The Palestinians felt themselves, the first time since the rise of Islamic ear in the 7th century,
Totally isolated, cut off from any larger political framework, they used to live in for 1300 years and in maelstrom struggles of forces and interests that they did not have political power and the culture - styles ability to influence.



During the Great Arab Revolt of 1916, King Hussein’s great-grandfather, Al-Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca and King of the Arabs (later he also became known as King of the Hijaz), led the liberation of Arab lands from their domination by the Ottoman Turks. After freeing the lands of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Syria and the Hijaz, Sharif Hussein’s son Abdullah assumed the throne of Transjordan and his second son Faisal assumed the throne of Syria and later Iraq. The Emirate of Transjordan was founded on April 11, 1921, and became the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan upon formal independence from Britain in 1946.
BTW: this is not thought in Israeli schools that way:

Sharif Hussein bin Ali (1853-1931)

Emir of Mecca and King of the Arabs, he was the last of the Hashemite Sharifians that ruled over Mecca, Medina and the Hijaz in unbroken succession from 1201 to 1925. Sharif Hussein is best known for launching the Great Arab Revolt in June 1916 against the Ottoman army. During the First World War, the Turkish dominated Ottoman Empire sided with the Central Powers against the Allies, allowing the Emir of Mecca to seize the opportunity to liberate the Arab lands from Turkish rule by allying himself with the British and the French. His objective in undertaking the Great Arab Revolt was to establish a single independent and unified Arab state stretching from Aleppo (Syria) to Aden (Yemen), based on the ancient traditions and culture of the Arab people, the upholding of Islamic ideals and the full protection and inclusion of ethnic religious minorities.

Arab nationalists found in the Hashemite commanders of the Great Arab Revolt the leadership that could realize their aspirations, and thus coalesced around them. Sharif Hussein’s sons Emir Ali, Emir Abdullah (King Hussein’s grandfather), Emir Faisal and Emir Zeid’s forces led the Arab Army against the Turks. While the colonial powers of Britain and France denied the Arabs their promised single unified Arab state, it is nevertheless testimony to the effectiveness of the Great Arab Revolt that the Hashemite family secured Arab rule over all of modern Jordan, most of the Arabian peninsula and Syria.

I suggest to you to read Loosing Syria from the book Empires of the Sand: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East, 1789-1923 it is available online to read.

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