Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu, has attracted controversy for a hilarious theory to promote the claim that Palestine does not exist, Middle East Eye reported.

“There is no such thing as Palestine because the letter ‘P’ does not appear in the Arabic alphabet,” the 27-year-old tweeted.

It wasn’t later that his theory attracted ridicule over the internet, as Twitterati noted that the Arabic word for Palestine was “falasteen“.


Some also noted that there was no letter in the Hebrew alphabet that had a “J” sound.

The younger Netanyahu deleted his tweet soon after the backlash.