You are doubling down on your ignorance.a) Herodotus certainly knew of the story. It is irrelevant whether he meet Jacob who probably did not exist. Certainty is not a good thing when dealing with ancient words that sound similar. Just stop! Philistines are a people not a geographic region.
b) I'm not confusing anything - I'm saying that there was neither a State (nationality) or an ethnicity. They were Muslim/Arabs or other Muslims living in the geographic region called Palestine.
c) I never said that those calling themselves Palestinians did not have genetic ties to this area. And your claim that Ashkenazim are not genetically related to this area is BS. Anyone on here (a cite with tons of genetic info) who has not availed themselves of these studies should not be taken seriously. Jew is not just an ethnicity - anyone can convert. As such they still need their Homeland.
d) Does not matter the point is that they did not identify as a separate ethnic State, kingdom, country, polity, whatever term or concept you want to use. Palestine was sparsely inhabited and very much so only in the main towns except Jerusalem and a few others. It was very very underdeveloped as any travelogue will tell you and any early footage. And you don't seem to understand Ottoman Islamic land laws during this time. Hardly any land was 'settled' or owed land as private property by peasants - they were mostly migrant tenant farmers. One Jews started coming in and buying up land from Arab land owners who did not even live there more Arab/Muslims came to work in/on/near these communities.
e) I use that term flippantly sicne many peole supporting Palestinians justify their horrible actions and a response to Jewish and Israeli actions. But those actions are born out of centuries of antisemitism and hatred of Muslims towards Jews - including theft of their lands and property and murder rape. So what is good for the goose is good for the.. I never said all Muslims have treated Jews badly - it depends of the time and the ruler and the people under that ruler. To be a non-Muslim in a Muslim controlled area is not good for many a people as has be seen through many a time. To deny this is ridiculous.
Phobia is an irrational fear of something. I think Islam is a crap backwards religion that has created a mass of assholes and murders. Sorry history offends you. What many of them believe and how they have acted on those beliefs is not good and I have the right to hate it. You can call it whatever you want.
a) The Ionian historian Herodotus (c. 484 – c. 425 BC) visited the area where the province of Judah would have been located but he makes no mention of Judeans or Hebrews, although by his time the Babylonian captivity was supposed to have ended. In fact not even aristotle mentions them despite describing the Red Sea in his meteorology. The word Παλαιστινη is a transcription into greek, not a greek word. Just like e.g Egypt is Αἴγυπτος from the Egyptian ḥwt-kꜣ-ptḥ (literally “The temple of the ka of Ptah”). So it is more than obvious that the word refers to the Peleseth.
b) Yes you are. In fact you go one step further and now you are mixing in a religion as well...The palestinian people are the direct descendents of the people living in the province of Syria-Palestina when the majority of the jews left after the destruction of the 2nd temple in 70 ad (and the following years after the second romeojudean war and the failed Bar Kokhba revolt.)
The area was under Roman/Byzantine control for 7 centuries untill the first muslim took over Jerusalem. Who do you think lived there for 7 centuries? Which people lived in the christianised Palaestina Prima and Palaestine Salutaris? Do you even understand the demographics or the history of this area ?
c) No such thing as religion, scriptures, genetics, history gives the right to free real estate? Need their "homeland" ? You really think that Scarlett Johansson, Harisson Ford and Gylenhaal have any genetic ( or other) ties to that "homeland" ? Do the native americans NOT need their homeland ? I am pretty sure their genetic ties to north america are far stronger than the ties of askhenasim to the palestine region.
d) You fail to grasp the history of this area in its entirety but let's focus on the post-zionism era which you are focusing on. On 1 April 1945, the British administration's statistics showed that Jewish buyers had legal ownership over approximately 5.67% of the Mandate's total land area. That is a ridiculously low %. Do I need to mention the % of jewish population during the previous decades ? You really need to read about the demographics of this area because you are completely clueless. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographic_history_of_Palestine_(region)
Of course they identified as Palestinians.
e) It is hilarious to talk about centuries long hatred of Muslims towards Jews when the primary persecution of the jews was done by christians catholics over a period of 2 millenia. Even the christianisation of the area during late antiuity ( 4th-6th century) was intentionally an attempt to reduce the judean influence of the area. So you are ignoring a history of 2 millenia just to focus on the past century while ignoring the obvious fact of the immense injustice of giving 44% of the land to 1,2 million palestinian people and 56% to 500k jews. When exactly did the palestinian muslims steal jewish owned land ?
Islam is a horrible backwards religion indeed. So is judaism and christianity - abrahamic religions. You are misunderstanding a pure political issue as some form of religious war. I do not know if you are doing it because you are just a misled american by years of jewish propaganda and false flags ( there are countless americans as such especially of low education) or because you are jewish yourself. If it is the latter you being I1 haplogroup makes it hilarious.