palestine wasn’t real and never actually existed

"I went to Camp JCA Shalom, where we had 'Israeli Scouts' and counselors visiting from the IDF. We had one very brief program talking about the conflict, where the soldiers and Israeli Scouts shared their stories of struggle. The only time the issue of Palestinians were mentioned was when one of the IDF counselors told us as an explanation that Palestine wasn’t real and never actually existed before Israel was there." -Camp JCA Shalom, Jewish Federation alumn