SoccerGuy82> Many Palestinians trace their ancestry back to the time of the Canaanites... The Canaanite culture is still very much prevalent in Palestinian culture. We can see this through much Palestinian artwork
The ancient Israelites were Canaanites and other regional migratory tribes (e.g. the Shasu) who banded together... most likely to fight off the Philistine invaders. Contrary to Biblical tales (which co-opt earlier battles), the Israelites gradually settled the highlands in the 13th century BCE - at a time that no one was living there. Gradually pork dropped from the menu as a new religion took hold. Consider further that earlier Canaanite tribes known from Egyptian sources (e.g. Asher) later associated with the Israelite confederation and thus became one of the Jewish tribes. Consider further the good relations between the Israelites (the southern Canaanites) and the northern Canaanites (known as the Phoenicians).
By about the 9th century BCE, Canaanite culture (and artwork) as distinct from the Israelite disappears. There are no accounts of Canaanites fighting off foreign invaders (e.g. the Assyrians or Babylonians) because they assimilated into the dominant culture and ceased to exist. Likewise the Philistines (which Palestinian Arabs, such as Arafat, also claim to descend from) were annihilated in 604 BCE by the Babylonians. Remnants likely fled primarily to neighboring Judea.
The Arab Muslims invaded in the 7th century CE, 1200-1500 years after the disappearance of the Philistines and Canaanites. How anyone can claim ancestry from these groups, as if they had been abducted by aliens and returned after dozens of generations - let alone "artwork" - is beyond me. Why would anyone invent such an absurd and impossible claim... let alone try to peddle it? It's propaganda!
SoccerGuy82> Palestinians are the descendants of Ancient Israel and Ancient Judea.
Note that this is a different claim, that Palestinians in part descend from early Christians and Jews who were Arabized. But that's like claiming that because some Americans intermarried with Native Americans that European immigrants are historically the natives.
SoccerGuy82> before the creation of Israel, everybody were known as Palestinians because the land was called Palestine and their birth certificate was called the Government of Palestine.
Absolute bunk. Never in history was there an independent state known as "Palestine". Only after WW I did the League of Nations establish a Mandate of Palestine - the purpose of which was to re-establish the Jewish homeland. The Mandatory power (Britain) fixed the borders of the Jewish-state-to-be in accordance with Biblical borders.
In 1922-23, Palestine was partitioned (for the first time) with 80% of it going to the Arabs and gaining independence in 1946 as Trans-Jordan. That is, Palestine across (to the east of) the Jordan River. Ironically, King Abdullah I wanted to name the country "Palestine" but the British rejected that because it would be confused with the Palestine Mandate which persisted west of the Jordan. After illegally seizing Judea and Samaria (as Trans-Jordan's so-called "West Bank") in the 1948 Arab invasion, Trans-Jordan unified and renamed itself as simply "Jordan".
Ponder how different the understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict would be if "Jordan" had been named "Palestine".
SoccerGuy82> Did you know Muslims, Christians and Jews are suffering in the holy land under the Zionist rule?
Israel is a democracy (highly regarded, ironically, by the Palestinian Arabs. Even amidst the violence and terrorism known as the Intifadah, nearly 70% of Palestinian Arabs give high marks to Israeli democracy and human rights). Nowhere in the mideast are Muslims and Christians (not to mention Jews) as free as they are in Israel. Israeli Muslims and Christians not only are full citizens with equal protection under the law, they (including women) vote and serve in the Knesset (parliament), even as ministers in the ruling government coalition. They serve in the foreign office, including as ambassadors. They serve in the judiciary, including on the Supreme Court (the only such court in the region, where any citizen can not only sue his government, but win or lose based on the legal merits... and live to tell about it). Israeli Arabs even serve in the Israeli Defense Forces (attaining rank as high as General), helping to defend their country.
SoccerGuy82> The Israelis... are not the same ancient Israelite from the holy books... They are different groups of people with only one thing in common, theirs religion.
Not just religion, but ethnicity. The majority of Israeli Jews are NOT immigrants of Jews who came from Europe/Russia/USA or their descendants. And as SoccerGuy82 himself knows since elsewhere he talks about Jewish genetics, Jews share not just a religion but an ethnicity. You can't speak of Christian or Muslim genetic signatures, but you can for Jews. Judaism is the tribal religion of the Jewish people. You pretend it is just a religion due to your own nefarious political reasons.
SoccerGuy82> "It is worth noting that up to 30% of all Palestinian refugees where PUSHED into the sea. Ironically, often Zionist "claim" that Palestinians are plotting to "push" Israelis (Zionist) into the sea."
The Arab refugees of 1948 resulted from the violent Arab rejection of the 2nd partition of "Palestine". That partition left the Jews with 54% of 20%, or about 12% (despite being 33% of the population) - and 75% of that 12% was the unpopulated Negev Desert. The Arab attacks on Jews began immediately after the Resolution, and once the British departed open warfare followed... the Arab war-cry being to "throw the Jews into the sea".
The claim that 30% of Arabs were "pushed into the sea" is preposterous (surely we'd expect that thousands would have drowned, no?). In places like Haifa (which accounts for 10% of the refugees, and thus I assume 1/3rd of those "pushed into the sea" the Arabs were ordered to leave by their own leaders, and did so along the beach heading north - this despite Jewish leaders begging them to stay.
Glubb Pasha, the commander of the Arab Legion, long ago noted that the majority of the Arabs fled without ever seeing an Israel/Jewish soldier often abandoning villages that were not threatened by the progress of war. Even the "New Historians" (e.g. Benny Morris) confirm this. Obviously they weren't "pushed" anywhere. Many were heeding the Arab call to "get out so we can get in" and also the threats that Arabs who remained to live in peace with the Jews would be considered "collaborators" (and thrown into the sea along with the Jews).