Its sole purpose is to be a thorn in Israels backside.
2. An object from or originating in Palestine
2. A Jew.
Up unitll the 1960s, Jews called were from Palestine and called "Palestinian." When Jordan attacked Israel and lost, they were left with a refugee problem. In other words, Jordan (and the other Arab countries) refused to admit their Arab brothers into their borders, shifting the responsibility for looking after the ones left behind onto the Jews. The Jordanian refugees were labelled "Palestinian" and a myth was born. "Enlightened" housewives in Vermont like propel the myth of "Palestine" ever having been independent of Israel, as they equate the new Palestinians as being natives and the Jews as outsiders. A visit to the history section at your local library tells a different story. Both Arabs and Jews historically shared Israel, but never were any Arabs distinguished with a unique "Palestinian" culture or government, as oppossed to Jordanian. Since Jordan and the rest of Islam has turned its backs on the new Palestinians, a culture and government has emerged. Both are based on blaming the Jews, Islam, and martyrdom (terrorism).
Mike: What are you talking about? Those Arabs are not really Palestinian. Jews are Palestinian.