Dry Bones: State of “Palestine” Quiz – Pass this along!

by Gramfan on November 30, 2012

in Gramfan (team member), humor, Israel, Palestinians

From the Dry Bones Project:

Dry Bones State of 'Palestine' Quiz

Says Yaakov Kirschen:

This “Palestine Quiz” has been bouncing around the Internet for some time …it is, of course, a reality-test challenge to anyone who has swallowed the Palestine Myth. I thought it would be fun (and timely) to dress it up as a Dry Bones cartoon.

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If you know someone who actually believes that there was ever a country or state called Palestine, don’t argue with them. Just slip ’em a copy of “The Dry Bones State of Palestine Quiz“.

The artist wants you to pass this around. Go ahead and print up some copies!

Also please visit the Dry Bones Project and the Dry Bones Blog, currently here and soon to be moved here. Laugh and learn at the same time!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kelly November 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

this very hard to answer those questions . i did try my best to answer them .

2 Isa Almisry December 31, 2012 at 10:44 pm

“Just slip ‘em a copy of “The Dry Bones State of Palestine Quiz“.

and run before they can answer these relatively easy questions.

For instance, On number 8:
If you want to see an ancient coin (695) with “Palestine” (Filastin) on it:
The obverse has the image of the Caliph ‘Abd Al-Malik, the reverse has Palestine (فلسطين) written across the top and Aelia [Capitolina] (ايليا)-the Roman name for Jerusalem-across the bottom. This is not a Palestinian Pound, however, but the ancient currency, the fals (<Roman follis).

On question 9, the Palestinian Pound was pegged to the British Pound Sterling. So on April 19, 1936 (the beginning of the Palestine Revolt of 1936-1939, answering no. 11, led in part by Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni, one of many possible answers for question no. 5) £P1=5 US$, 12.4 ℛℳ, 1 GB£, 17.25 JP¥, 16.8 CN¥

3 1389 December 31, 2012 at 11:04 pm

@Isa Almisry,

Before the present State of Israel became independent, the many Jews who lived in the area under the British Mandate referred to themselves as Palestinians. The currency used under the British Mandate reflected this specifically Jewish usage. For that reason, modern-day Muslims cannot use this as a pretext for claiming an independent Palestinian state.

As you mentioned, the ancient (actually early medieval) coin is from the reign of the fifth Umayyad caliph, ‘Abd al-Malik, who held sway over what had recently been the Eastern Roman territory of Palestine. His having minted some coins that referred to “Palestine” does not give any legitimacy to any claims of Palestine as ever having been an independent Muslim state.

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