Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 8 years ago

Why most of the Israeli leaders were born in Palestine and most of "Palestinian" leaders - out of it?

It´s really strange. Arabs claim they are "native palestinians"- but their leaders were born anywhere, from Syria to Tunisia - but not in Palestine.

Arabs say Israelis are "settlers" and " invaders"- but Israeli leaders were born in Palestine.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Israelí leaders.

    Igal Allon. Interim Prime Minister of Israel in 1969

    Date of birth 10 October 1918

    Place of birth Kfar Tavor, Ottoman Empire, Palestine

    Isaac Rabin. Prime Minister. Date of Birth 1 March 1922

    Place of Birth Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine.

    Benjamín Netanyahu

    Born 21 October 1949 in Tel Aviv.

    Ehud Barak. Born 12 February 1942 in Mishmar HaSharon,

    British Mandate of Palestine

    Ariel Sharon. Born 26 February 1928 in

    Kfar Malal, British Mandate of Palestine

    Ehud Olmert. Born 30 September 1945 in Binyamina-Giv'at Ada, British Mandate of Palestine.

    Izhak Navon, Israeli President in 1977-1982. Born 9 April 1921 in Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine.

    Ezer Weizman. Israeli President in 1993-2000. Born on 15 June 1924 in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine.

    Arab palestinian leaders.

    Yasser Arafat. Born 24 August 1929 in Cairo, Egypt( Cairo, in case someone does not know this, is the capital of Egypt and Egypt is not in Palestine. It´s not even in the Middle East; Egypt is situated in Africa.)

    Mahmud az-Zahar. Born in 1945, in Cairo, Egypt.

    Saeb Erekat . Born April 28, 1955, in Jordan. He has the Jordanian citizenship.

    Faisal Abdel Qader Al-Husseini . Born in1948 in Bagdad, Iraq.

    Sari Nusseibeh. Born in 1949 in Damascus, Syria

    So, Israeli leaders born in Palestine are “invaders” and “settlers”- while palestinian arab leaders born in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Tunisia are “native palestinians”.


  • Andy
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    @ Rota:

    What about the parents and grandparents of the people you mentioned. Where were they born? You cannot go back a lot. Right! …………..

    1- You are choosing only some individual cases, not all people from both sides. Which makes your answer biased.

    2- British Mandate of Palestine, or whatever name was given, British were a foreign force of occupation to Palestine; completely biased with the Jews because the British themselves were trying to solve the Jews problem in Europe. So guys, to solve your problem in Europe made the Palestinians and Arabs pay the price. Which is not fair. Now, look how you talk about and deal with the Palestinians and Arabs.

    3- British Mandate of PALESTINE not of Israel.

  • Petit
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Who is more Palestinian; someone born outside Palestine to Palestinian parents, or someone born in Palestine to European/illegal immigrant/settler parents? Is it a crime to be born outside the country of your parent's origin? Does that mean you can't be a leader? Says who? Faisal Abdel Qader Al-Husseini was born in Iraq because his father (a Palestinian) was exiled and fled to Iraq. Sari Nusseibeh and Yasser Arafat were also born to Palestinian parents and they can all trace their roots to Jerusalem for at least one thousand years unlike any Israeli leader ever! 

    Myth "Mahmud az-Zahar was born in 1945, in Cairo, Egypt"

    Fact: Mahmud az-Zahar was born in Gaza to Palestinian parents.

    Myth: "Saeb Erekat was born in Jordan"

    Fact "Saeb Erekat was born in Abu Dis East Jerusalem"

    Myth "most of the Israeli leaders were born in Palestine and most of Palestinian leaders out of it"

    Fact: most of the Palestinian leaders were born in Palestine to Palestinian parents and most of Israeli leaders, including the founder of Israel and those 43 Europeans who signed the Israeli Declaration of Independence, out of it to non-Palestinian parents

    Netenyahu was born to Polish family  Mileikowsky (which his father changed to Netenyahu). Does Mileikowsky sound native Palestinian to you? Can you name one Palestinian leader who changed his name to hide his real roots? 

  • Kevin7
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Rota is correct

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  • 8 years ago

    Why are you lying Rotta?

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