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Monday, March 30, 2009

THE OLD STORY: A two state solution

Monday, March 30, 2009

The 'two-state solution' was already implemented in 1921

There's a must-read article at the American Thinker today, written by Victor Sharpe. It reviews the entire history of the Zionist enterprise in one computer screen and explains how Winston Churchill implemented the 'two-state solution' in 1921 and how there really is no 'Palestinian' partner for peace - nor is there likely to ever be one.
In 1920, Great Britain was given the responsibility by the League of Nations to oversee the Mandate over the geographical territory known as Palestine with the express intention of reconstituting within its territory a Jewish National Home.

The territory in question stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the eastern boundary of Mandatory Palestine, which was a border that would separate it from what was to become the future state of Iraq.

The League of Nations created a number of articles, which were in line with the original intent of the Balfour Declaration of November 29th, 1917. At the last minute, however, a new article was introduced by the British Colonial Office: article number 25.

At first the sudden addition of this article was not a cause for alarm but gradually it became apparent that its inclusion directly enabled Great Britain in 1921 to tear away all the territory of geographical Palestine, east of the River Jordan, and give it to the Arab Hashemite family; the territory to become Trans-Jordan and led by the emir Abdullah.

Britain presented this gift to Abdullah, the son of the Sherif of Mecca, as a consolation prize for its awarding of the Hedjaz territory and Arabia, which included Mecca, to the rival Saud family: That vast territory is now Saudi Arabia.

British officials also claimed that the gift of Mandatory Palestine east of the Jordan River was in gratitude to the Hashemites for their contribution in helping defeat the Turks. However, even T.S. Lawrence later described in derisory terms the Hashemite role as "a side show of a side show."

This was the first partition of Palestine and created a brand new entity 87 years ago covering some 35,000 square miles or nearly four-fifths of the geographical territory of Palestine. Immediately Jewish residence in the territory was forbidden and it became in effect judenrein - the German term for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from a territory.

This betrayal by none other than Winston Churchill, the Colonial Secretary at the time, was a devastating blow to the Jewish and Zionist leadership, which now saw the promised Jewish homeland reduced to the remaining narrow territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan - an area barely 50 miles at its widest.

Shortly after, in 1923, the British and French colonial powers also divided up the northern part of the Palestine Mandate. Britain stripped away the Golan Heights (ancient biblical Bashan) and gave it to French occupied Syria.

The Balfour Declaration [pictured. CiJ] issued by Lord Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, never envisaged that the Jordan River would be the eastern boundary of the reconstituted Jewish homeland. Indeed, the Zionist leadership had put forward in February 1919 its first submission that the eastern boundary would run well east of the Hedjaz railway. The incorporation of the railway would be an economically essential requirement for the Jewish community living east of the River Jordan as well as providing it with vital security.


Britain's mismanagement of the Mandate finally led to the United Nation's Partition Plan of 1947. The Jewish Agency reluctantly accepted this additional dismemberment of what was left in Mandatory Palestine of the promised Jewish National Home.

They did this in order to provide a refuge for the surviving Jewish remnants of the Holocaust and for the growing numbers of Jewish refugees being driven out of their homes throughout the Arab world. In contrast, the Arab regimes rejected the Partition Plan. Then, as now, they worked against the existence of an independent Jewish state.

Israel was officially re-born as a sovereign nation in 1948 and its 600,000 Jews fought to survive the massive Arab onslaught, which was intended to wipe out the Jewish state.

In 1948, Trans-Jordan, renamed the Kingdom of Jordan since 1946, had joined the other Arab nations in invading the Jewish state, illegally annexing the Biblical and ancestral Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria and renaming it the West Bank. Only Britain and Pakistan recognized the annexation.

The war ended in tortuous armistice lines resulting in an Israeli border a mere nine miles wide at the most densely populated area, which stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordanian occupied West Bank. Israel's late Foreign Minister, Abba Eban, described these dangerously vulnerable armistice lines as the Auschwitz borders.

Nineteen years later the Arab states declared again their imminent intention to destroy Israel. In the June 1967 Six Day War Israel liberated Judea and Samaria from Jordan in a defensive war. Israel offered to give away the newly liberated West Bank to the Hashemite regime in Jordan and the Gaza Strip to its erstwhile Egyptian occupiers in return for a full and lasting peace. But the Arab League, meeting in Khartoum in August, 1967, delivered the infamous three No's: No peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, no recognition of Israel.

It is within the narrow territory remaining for the Jewish state, if one includes Judea and Samaria, that the world now demands the establishment of yet another Arab state. Hamas controlled Gaza would be included in this future state to be called Palestine; a state which has never existed before by that name in all of recorded history - certainly not as an independent Arab state.
Read the whole thing.

Melanie Phillips comments:
It is only if the true history of the Middle East is understood that certain things become inescapably clear: the scale of the monumental lie that has been so assiduously promulgated about the nature of this dispute, a lie which is now generally assumed in the west to be true and which is driving the genocidal hysteria against Israel; the fact that the fundamental cause of this tragic impasse was the repeated British appeasement of Arab terror, illegality and injustice, a policy which continues to this very day; and the immorality and absurdity therefore of believing that today's ‘two-state solution’ – which among other things means that the ‘progressives’ who support it thus support the ethnic cleansing of all Jews from the putative state of Palestine – would be anything other than a Final Solution for the Jews of Israel, not to mention an incalculable victory for the forces waging war against the free world.
Yes, the Brits get a major part of the blame. But unfortunately, they had and have plenty of partners in their crime.


At 10:16 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Of course Carl - the Israeli government should point out at every opportunity - but won't - that what what the world and the Arabs are intent on imposing upon Israel is a THIRD Palestinian state. Jordan is Palestine in all but the name. Where is the logic and the justice in creating a second state at the expense of the Jewish people's rights and security for them? Jordan illegally exists on land meant for the Jewish State and is a true apartheid state. But of course thanks to all the smearing and lies, the obstacle to Middle Peace are the Joos. Don't tell any one the Palestinians already have a state!

At 1:07 AM, Blogger LB said...

How about we demand a "right of return" to Kazimierz and establish a Jewish state there. While we're at, we should demand Jewish sovereignty in Baghdad, too...

After all - one state is never enough.


E-85 & ALL

There is a certain ideology among the Green People. The ideas you hear about demonstrate the efficacy of burning humanity's food through the exhausts of our vehicles. That will work very well to wean us off fossil fuels. In the process of reducing the efficiency of our vehicles we are told that our economy will also move ahead. Don't forget that you cannot have wind power in my backyard nor can you have that ugly solar system on my neighbor's property. Another thing. Don't you dare look for oil in the seas because you'll mess up all that ecology and places were I swim. Just one more item. We don't want oil drilling on beautiful government property nor in any place that has wild life.

Starvation looms ahead in various parts of the world. Food costs seem to go up daily. We'll just have fewer babies. The government must pay out more subsidies to support bio-fuel production. After the public and the government are on the verge of bankruptcy and the little people are starving the Greens will have accomplished their goal: The destruction of national boundaries so as to internationalize the world and we'll feed ourselves from our own labor and not the the labor of others - down with the Proletariat! We'll be able to do that because there will be many fewer of us on this green earth.

Theses folks have their own "scientific community" who in no uncertain terms have decreed that we are responsible for global warming. I have heard that there are lots of scientists who state that there is no scientific certainty about these claims. They say there is lots of evidence that the earth in the not too distant past was substantially warmer than today. Some of these scientist will not go public for fear of retribution from the "global warming" people who have all but established a new religion. Don't use energy unless it is clean and to hell with people having to pay more for everything because of it. It is much more important, you see, to fix things so that we have fewer people. Oops, that's another unspoken agenda. It's much more important that people get poorer in the process so that we can have an even playing field. Oops, that's another unspoken agenda.

Up with darkness - do you see the light?