Academic Israeli Knesset Member Refuses To Allow “Palestinian lies” To Go Unchallenged


After igniting an uproar in the Knesset last week when MK Anat Berko said that there was no such thing as “Palestine” because Arabic does not have a “P” sound, the  Likud MK is sticking to her guns, saying ‘Palestinian identity was created in response to Zionism.’

By Gideon Allon


In an address to the Knesset on Monday, Likud MK Anat Berko referred to the uproar she sparked last week when she said that there was no such thing as “Palestine” because Arabic does not have a “P” sound.

Likud MK Dr. Anat Berko – Photo: Dudi Vaaknin

That comment drew harsh ridicule from a number of left-wing Arab and Jewish MKs.

On Monday, Berko said, “Those who think that this commotion will deter me in any way from continuing my series of lectures about Palestinian lies should forget about it.

Referring to the Palestinian people, Berko said: “I suggest that they finally decide who they are so that they can prove that they supposedly came here before us. We, for our part, know the truth — Palestinian identity was created as a response to Zionism.”


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