THE “NEW WORLD ORDER” DRIVES TOWARDS A JERUSALEM WITHOUT JEWS

http://www.indynewsisrael.com/us-boasts-new-ideas-to-pressure-israel

 

Please read the above post which comes from that website and via the Zionist Freedom Alliance which is a quite wonderful organization demonstrating the power of the Zionist ideal in the hands of the Jewish youth, an ideal which stands somewhat separate from the thinking of the crusty old Jewish elites especially in the West.

 

The essence of their point is that the US Government, ruling class, elite, establishment, New World Order (chose your name!) are still intent on grabbing Judea and Samaria and handing it over to the bunch of Arab terrorists known as Fatah and Hamas…

 

Which is as Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch and Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs continually are pointing out these days…is nothing more or less than the Islam Jihad in action in that particular neck of the woods.

 

You cannot really, no matter how you might wreck your brains, find a better word or description for this than the “New World Order”.

 

But the present “left” is not left at all and is linked to Palestinism Antisemitism, and is in alliance with Islam, and with Jihad.

 

Result as far as the left is concerned is one big headache. The left talk about the “New World Order” but do not totally, or even dare I say at all, understand it.

Iit seems rather obvious to us on www.4international.me that the American and European elites are moving towards outright dictatorship (THEY know that this capitalist crisis is WORSE than the 1929 crash)

 

But in moving towards this dictatorshnip our revered friends in the CIA, and even in European Intelligence, understand, accept and are working upon, that the best allies which they have in this move to outright dictatorship, may, will, must be, none other than the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

You doubt me. Ah well, we are just bogging down in the empirical facts that prove this…from Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo onwards and taking in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Ivory Coast…the list is now scores long.

 

Just remember that in the capitalist “New World Order” of the future Jerusalem is a big and special prize.

 

And to cement that Alliance with the Muslim Brothers Fascism there is essentially no place for Jews in Jerusalem.

 

It all boils down to this very unpalatable fact for many elderly or conservative minded Jews, under a capitalist system sliding towards fascism, a Zionist Jewish state is not possible to maintain.

 

You have to think anew and one more time about the New Socialist Commonwealth. That is why the revered and reverend Ted Belman of Israpundit just hates to hear the name of Leon Trotsky uttered, and takes quite dramatic action on his site to ensure that it is not uttered.

 

But out of this acorn a great movement will grow. While Ted will wither without any water in the desert sun.

THE LIARS IN THE ISRAELI UNIVERSITIES MUST BE FOUGHT AGAINST

By Felix Quigley

December 2, 2008

I have just been reading a very interesting and absolutely important website. It is called Isracampus. (www.isracampus.org) As I scanned down I came across a reference to Stalin’s antisemitism and following the link further discovered a few paragraphs with deadly content.

They are all the product of writers and professors in the Israeli University system, full of hatred for Israel, full of sympathy for the eenmies of Israel, now called “Palestinians” although Palestinian Arabs may be more accurate.

This is the most serious problem. It has been touched on slightly by Gil White. Steven Plaut deals with it continually but in his own way which does not really get to terms with the problem.

Following the link proivided I came on this by one of these writers. I think I show in the following that a little correct historical persepective soon opens up the holes in this writer’s approach.

<blockquote>In its history as well as its nature, Zionism differs significantly from all other nationalist movements.

<em><strong>Is untrue. There are bound to be differences because all national movements have a unique history.</strong></em>

 It is the case, as has been said, of “a government that acquired a state.” From the time of the 1897 founding Congress, the Zionists had a government (the Zionist executive committee).

<em><strong>Rubbish. The Irish in their national liberation struggle first set uip Dail Eireann. So this was not in the slightest different to the Jews. Dail Eireann was set up while the British were in control of the country and had to meet in secret. Also the Irish depended heavily on the American Irish diaspora.</strong></em>

They had a House of Representatives (the Zionist Congress) with a left and a right wing, moderates and extremists, progressives and conservatives, religious and secular parties. (NB The Irish had the same, even a socialist called James Connolly, a romantic poet Padraig Pearce, and then activist national bourgeois types like Griffith, DeValera and Collins, so the above is hot air by this writer) They collected annual taxes (the shekel, whose payment granted the right to vote in the elections of the Zionist Congress). Yet they had no state to govern and no citizens. The Congress was a federation of political parties which shared one common objective – to create a Jewish state in Palestine – yet quarreled on almost every other issue, including the means to achieve this common objective. All this activity was taking place in Europe while the Jewish population in Palestine numbered less than 10 per cent of the Arab population, and had nothing to do with the Zionist movement.

<em><strong>All this is sheer poison. The reason being that the Jews had been expelled and persecuted. That is the main difference with the Irish. The Jews had to be brought back to the place from where they were expelled. The above is an antisemitic theme, ie blaming the victim, the Jew, for the oppressor of the Jew.</strong></em>

Zionism originated in Europe and was a European phenomenon arising out of conditions affecting European Jews. These conditions included: the severe persecution suffered by Jews in Tsarist Russia in the second half of die last century (in the pogroms the Russian Jews were in constant danger of losing not only their livelihood, but their lives) and the obstacles faced by Jews in Western Europe (where their economic conditions were much better) in becoming integrated into non-Jewish society (the Dreyfus Affair converted Herzl from an assimilationist to a Zionist). Ideologically, Zionism was shaped under the impact of nineteenth-century European nationalism, which was the emerging ideology of a wide group of people living in the belt between the Baltic and the Adriatic. Emotionally, it was deeply influenced by the Jewish religion.

<em><strong>Totally weak. Even a school child knows that Zionism, or the wish to return to Zion, is rooted in the Roman expulsions, at least, and what followed, including the brutal Arab Islamist conquest.

Of course Europe mattered. There is always a little truth in what these folk say. But he is wrong on Herzl and Dreyfus. The Diaries make it clear that Dreyfus was not the big factor most historians try to say it was. Rather that Herzl was aware of the great changes caused by the break up of the Austro Hungarian Empire at the turn of the century. These were not issues concerning some thousands as in France but millions of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe, the very foundation platform for the Holocaust was being created. Herzl to his credit saw this. But that in itself was not separate from the previous 2000 years of persecution.</strong></em>
Herzl himself underestimated the strength of the Jewish sentiment toward Palestine.

<em><strong>Yes he did indeed. This is a feature of these writers. Sometimes they make the case for Israel. It is a trick they play often. Some things are incontestible so they just state it then try to blur the significance. But Herzl learned and soon he saw the power of the return to Zion ideal, and the necessity for it.</strong></em>Coming from an assimilationist home, he was unaware of the emotional-political power of the Jewish religion. When he suggested to the Congress that the Jewish state be created in Uganda, he was surprised by the fierceness of the opposition from the majority which refused to accept any substitute, even temporarily, for Palestine. The Zionists

<em><strong>”The Zionists”. The writer could just as well be saying “The Luciferians” it is a cuss word for him. He is doing now what I said above, he is deflecting from the truth he had to state.</strong></em>
considered their rights in Palestine to be incontestable, but they realized that they must either achieve recognition of these rights by some world power or else convince those who happened to be ruling Palestine that the creation of a Jewish state there would be to their benefit.

<em><strong>He is just now lapsing into lies and more lies. The British were opposed to the state of Israel being formed. As was the US ruling class at all points. Just that in the 47 vote Truman probably had to match Kosygin.</strong></em>
[1] Although Palestine was at that time populated by some 700,000 Arabs, the Zionists never bothered to consult them.

<em><strong>More ISM type lies. Not only were they totally consulted but Churchill cut off the 78 per cent to creat Transjordan out of Palestine, as a sop to the Arabs. Hopin gthat the Arabs would then allow the Jews to have about 22 per cent of the original planned a year before at San Remo.</strong></em>

Realistically they could hardly have expected the Palestinian Arabs – who had their own nationalist aspirations – to accept the idea of a Jewish state, especially at a time when Jews constituted such a small percentage of the population. And like any other colonizing movement of that time, Zionism simply did not consider the indigenous population of the colonized country as a political factor to be reckoned with. </blockquote>

<em><strong>Some colonizing movement since they had just lost 78 per cent, and the remaining 22 per cent to be challenged against the Jews as well</strong></em>

<strong>I am afraid that we need an organization which can challenge these folk theoretically as well as politically.

There is a whole narrative being created here which is based on a falsehood. Now the big problem is the absence of a force of a strong mobilizing, educational and combative nature which can begin to educate the key youth in Israel on these isues.

The problem also is that Plaut proceeds as an individual. But no individual can possibly do this. It is not just a matter of words in a university lecture room or in a university magazine.

It is esentially to organize the struggle to defend Israel. A initial step in doing this is to show that Israel is engaged in a serious war for its existence. This means that it is quite impermissible to even try to fight this war against fiece enemies while having such enemies as a Fifth Column, which includes the Israeli Supreme Court as well.

All of these promotors of Israel hatred should be arrested and placed in prison. Not exiled because they would simply carry on. I mean unambiguously jailed.

But my point here is not only jail them, answer them theoretically as well. But do jail them for sure and at once.

You can see from the points that I have made that it is quite easy to answer. But there is a tendency to ignore these traitorous Jewish enemies in the interests of free speech. In conditions of war there is no such thing as allowing the enemy to have free speech. Those of your compatriots, brothers and sisters or whatever term you use, must have total free speech. But your enemy must have no free speech at all. This applies as well to organs of the Media such as Haaretz which some have even called the voice of the Palestinian Arabs.</strong>

THE ANTISEMITIC ISM WISH TO HIDE THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS MANDATE

Galloway and the Irish anti-Semitic ISM are adding to the injustice

 

The injustice done to the Jews of Israel of today is seen by looking back to the very origins of the issue in the Middle East. Knowing that the Jews were the most oppressed nation that the world has ever known (and still are just look at the resolutions of Jew and Israel hatred from the United Nations as just one small example of total contemporary anti-Semitism) the League of Nations gathered together post World War 1 wrote the following which is from the official League source

 

[start quote here]

 

The text of the mandate stipulates:

 

Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory

should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people;

 

Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have selected His Britannic Majesty as the Mandatory for Palestine; …

 

Article 2.

The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country under such

political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the

establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of race and religion.

 

Article 4.

An appropriate Jewish agency shall be recognised as a public body for the purpose of advising and co-operating with the Administration of Palestine in such economic, social and other matters as may affect the establishment of the Jewish national home and the interests of the Jewish population in Palestine, and, subject always to the control of the Administration, to assist and take part in the development of the country. The Zionist organisation, so long as its organisation and constitution are in the opinion of the Mandatory appropriate, shall be recognised as such agency. It shall take steps in consultation with His Britannic Majesty’s Government to secure the cooperation of all Jews who are willing to assist in the establishment of the Jewish national home.

 

Article 5.

The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the Government of any foreign Power.

(All readily available from many sources on the Web)

 

 

Thus the Principal Powers in the world meeting together and after having won the recent contest between nations decided the above:

 

  • 1 draws the link with the Balfour Declaration which had rightly given the Jews the space of Palestine for their national home, understanding that this was about 1 500th of the total area that was eventually falling into the lap of the Arabs. Could the Arabs they reasoned not accept the Jews living on 1 500th in a patch of land adjacent to the Sea!?
  • No 2 lays it down that the Mandatory must create that Jewish Homeland. No mention at all about a Arab or Palestinian Homeland. There WAS NO PALESTINIAN PEOPLE THEN. And as I stated the Arabs were being given 500 times more territory e.g. Iraq, Syria. Lebanon etc
  • No 4 makes it very explicit that the Mandatory should proceed and seek all Jews in the world who wish to return to this patch of land to help create that state, remembering again that the Arabs were being given 500 times more. Just a small patch for the Jews. Who would object!?
  • No 5. None of this land to be taken over by anu other power. Not Britain. Not US. Not any Arab state such as Egypt. Not France (Golan) etc etc. This was the land for the Jewish Homeland. THERE WAS NO PALESTINIAN PEOPLE MENTIONED AND FOR A GOOD REASON…THERE WAS NO PALESTINIAN PEOPLE FULL STOP. A later anti-Semitic invention.

 

When one examines the writings of one George Galloway who sent his message of support to the Irish antisemites of the Irish ISM as they trailed their anti-Semitic coat tails around the beautiful and historical streets of Fair Dublin one sees a total absence of this history.

 

With Galloway there is no empathy with this ancient and most oppressed of all people, the Jews.

 

Should Galloway as a socialist not be celebrating that after 2000 years the Jews had a Homeland offered to them by Balfour and the League of Nations, not forgetting Mr Galloway sir that the Arabs were given a fully 500 times more land on which to build their many states, some say as many as 22 states.

 

As a socialist Galloway. But you see in reality Galloway is THAT KIND OF SOCIALIST ISN’T HE?!

 

ISRAEL IS AT A TURNING POINT AS TRAITOROUS LEADERS BETRAY

by Felix Quigley

November 25, 2008

The Israeli ruling capitalist and anti Judaic ruling class is now going full pelt ahead to create a Jihadist “Palestinian” Arab state on the land of Israel, specifically on the land of Judea and Samaria. This involves all sections of this traitorous Israeli ruling class which centres on Olmert, Livni and Barak but which also incorporates a section of the Judaic religious hierarchy itself. It is the ultimate betrayal of the Jews and it is being carried out obviously by a large section of the Jewish leadership in Israel. A traitorous betrayal because it is creating an artificial distinction between Hamas and Fatah where in reality there is none. Differences over method yes, but on the issue of the destruction of Israel and the killing of all Jews…none!

 

In the face of great events the Israeli Judaic ruling class is either leading the betrayal or else it is unable to do anything about it. The only barrier to this betrayal is the Israeli working class people, not the bankers or fast buck merchants of the boom period etc, the ordinary Jewish people, who are going to elect Netanyahu into power in February in a type of Coalition, and who have pledged and indeed must disregard every one of these traitorous moves now being made by Olmert.

 

Olmert is representative of the Sharon Stasi police and army thugs who dragged Jews out screaming from their homes and towns (not settlements which has a colonist ring to it) and no sooner were they out than the citizens of Israel proper, such as Sderot, were under fire from Hamas and Fatah.

 

The flunkeys who call themselves Jews and representative of the great Jewish people who centre around USrapundit, that is Israpundit led by flunkey of US in chief Mr Ted Belman, have spent a year in support of the Neocons around George Bush, McCain, Joseph Lieberman the butcher of the Serbs, in a totally pointless US election.

 

Pointless for Jews because it was the Bush Republican wing of politics who set the ball rolling towards this Palestinian state. It was Bush who had sent Rice on her totally bullying trips into Israel where this Republican gave vent to her hatred for all things Jewish.

 

Now it is Obama and Malley, plus US Army Man Jones, who is going to finish what Bush and the Republicans started going.

 

That is precisely what Belman and Levinson spent a year in support of. Given the facilities of a good website, built by others, Belman has wasted every single second of the past 2 years. He and Levinson should be kicked right off the Israpundit site and it should be taken over and run by real Jewish fighters. But in the hands of Belman and Levinson IT REMAINS WHAT WE NOW CALL IN KNOWING CIRCLES USRAPUNDIT.

The dire situation describing the buildup of Jihadist Abbas Nazi forces is described by Israel National News

 

[start quote here]

 

(IsraelNN.com) Israel is considering granting permission for the Palestinian Authority to station armed forces in Bethlehem following similar deployments in Jenin, Shechem and Hevron. The PA and Israel call the special forces “police officers,” but they have undergone intensive military training by Americans at bases built for them at Jericho and in Jordan.

The special forces are in effect part of the growing security forces of the PA, which is not allowed to have an official army under existing agreements. However, the PA has sought advanced weapons

What they are creating, that is the US ruling class, the EU, Russia, China, South American Governments such as Chavez, is a Nazi Fatah led regime inside Israel and this will be the exact same as Hamas, full of hate for Israel, using every method to attack Israel.

 

In the article mentioned above the writer for INN stated that in Bethlehem it was Hamas who drove out the Christian Arabs. Even they are beginning to talk the language of the Israeli traitors. In fact it was not Hamas but Fatah as well. Even INN writers are creating a false distinction between Hamas and Fatah.

 

That is precisely the type of reasoning which the US is using to create a nazi state in the Middle East, and it is this pervasive ideology which can only be challenged ideologically by a Trotskyist party in Israel.

 

There must now be a wide and serious discussion of Trotskyism inside Israel.

 

In the article which 4international published recently in our 10 points we called for the arrest trial and execution of Abbas for the crimes which he has committed and which he has stated he will go on committing centring on the Jihadist use of suicide murderers.

 

We repeat these now for discussion:

  1. That the ordinary Arab and Muslim people break from their horrific anti-Semitism. Our fight is not with the ordinary people in any way but we are fighting for survival, remember that.
  2. We are a very small nation, of 5 or 6 millions surrounded by half a billion in the Arab nations, more if you include Islamic nations. We cannot afford loss of life. You can afford loss of many lives. That is the equation. Thus it is our aim to have as few of our fighter die and to have as many of your fighters to die.
  3. We will use every advantage. If we have a technological advantage then we will use it. The only condition is as I said above to have as few of our people die as is possible.
  4. We vacated every Jew out of Gaza. Were you grateful? The opposite. You made war on us. Now we will make war on you and we will drive every Arab out of Gaza and into Egypt or whatever Arab country they wish to go to.
  5. To the “international community”. Name your poison! Bring it on! We are totally impervious to any and every statement from the likes of Amnesty International or even the Spanish Government who keep troops in Lebanon but allow Hizbullah to build their forces on their watch. Etc. Etc.
  6. Of course we communicate to the US Government. But we communicate above all and from the beginning to the end to the ordinary American people. We mobilize the wonderful Jewish people in America to communicate with the real America.
  7. In reference to the US Government and the CIA who are training Fatah in order to erect a state in our land, that is the second state in our lands, we call for the arrest of Abbas, for his summary trial and likely execution because he calls for a return to the shahid philosophy of Arafatian suicide bombing of Jews. To Malley, to Obama, to McCain, to Lieberman, we stick to this simple point and we give it maximum publicity in front of the great American people. Not too much to ask for and is doable. Nothing else matters but the arrest of Abbas his trial and execution. That will clear the air. To call for the murder of Jews in 2008 calls for exceptional retribution. Otherwise the Eichmann experience means little.
  8. Read Trotsky above again and learn. Israel is now at war. Israel cannot afford to have a traitor in the ranks. All Jewish traitors in Israel must be arrested and placed under lock and key while this lasts. That means until the enemy is defeated. This means the arrest of those in places like Ben Gurion University who spout hatred of Israel and support for the enemy which is trying to destroy Israel. This applies to all sections of the Israeli state, the police, the judiciary, the press. Read especially what Trotsky writes about taking the Press under control of the state, the state which is organizing the people to defeat the enemy.
  9. None of this is any good if Israel allows Iran to have a nuclear bomb. This has to be incorporated.
  10. I support the Israeli people electing Netanyahu. But to fight this war requires revolutionaries who will not flinch, whether they come from the religious or secular Trotskyist conviction. But it requires cadre leaders who will put only the interests of this tiny state and people first. Act! Let the nations of the world decide for themselves how they react! Believe in your destiny! Banish fear!

HISTORICAL EXPLORATION OF THE “PALESTINIAN” MYTH

INTRODUCING A NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES

by Felix Quigley

November 12, 2008

These are some facts or details that may not be known.

 

  1. There was not always, or perhaps closer to say ever, a Palestinian people
  2. The area which became Palestine was inhabited by the Jews the oldest nation ever
  3. The name of Palestinians was given to Arabs as a result of their failure in wars to destroy the Jews.
  4. There is a huge Nazi cum British and US Imperialist input to this process…the creation of this mystical people “The Palestinians”.
  5. We on 4international have documented precisely when and how this happened. Post 1945 the Nazis were recruited into the American state machine. This included the greatest Nazi criminal of all, easily the equal of Hitler, an Arab from this Palestinian area, his name Hajj Amin el Husseini, also called the Mufti of Jerusalem
  6. Leon Trotsky supported the Jews as a nation, and called on the Jews to set up their national home in Palestine, called for it to be defended by any and every means against Fascists. He saw what he called as “reactionary Mohammedans” as precisely that, a peculiar form of Nazism

 

These series of articles, historical in nature will give a new slant to the issue. We wish to separate ourselves from a number of tendencies. 1. Those on the Left like Chomsky who hate Israel and are opposed to the positions of Trotsky alluded to above. 2. Those Jewish leaders like Belman of Israpundit who link the fate of the Jews and Israel to the US ruling class whether democratic or republican, because it is this US (and European) ruling class which post 1945 joined Gehlen, Husseini and the Nazi Holocaust executioners

 

Our motto is undying opposition to all those capitalist classes and their state who all had a direct hand in the Holocaust of the Jews by the Nazis through their silence and cooperation with the Nazis. This includes the Irish capitalist class north and south.

 

We use many sources of information for these articles especially work by Joseph Alexander Norland, by Francisco Gil White and by Jared Israel even though in using their research does not imply political agreement. At the end of the articles we will publish comprehensive details of sources.

Jews’ ancestral land

  1. Palestine belongs to the Jews as their ancestral land, a land inhabited by Jews continuously for thousands of years. The Jewish connection to Palestine was recognized by the “International Community” in the form of the League of Nations’ mandate over Palestine.

 

 

This statement appears repeatedly in advocacy articles written from a pro-Israeli viewpoint, an example being quoted below. The statement is also corroborated by authoritative historians, but these works are not available on the web.

PROVING THE JEWISH HISTORICAL CLAIM TO PALESTINE

 

On the other hand, it is easy to establish and document definitively that the “international community” has accepted the Jewish historical claim to Palestine, and consequently the claim of the Jewish people to a national home in Palestine. To substantiate this statement, I quote from the preamble to the text of the League of Nations Mandate:

 

“Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country ; and

Whereas recognition has thereby been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country…”

(The text quoted above may be found on many web sites; we selected to quote from the site of Yale Law School).

 

THE ARABS AT THE PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE THEMSELVES ACKNOWLEDGED THE JEWS CLAIM TO PALESTINE

 

Among the parties present at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, were Felix Frankfurter and Chaim Weizmann on behalf of the Zionist movement, and the Emir Feisal on behalf of the Hedjaz (now Saudi Arabia). In the course of their meetings, Feisal wrote a letter addressed to Frankfurter and dated 3 March, 1919. The letter, which may be found at

http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~samuel/feisal2.html

 

stated:

 

 

Unless Feisal himself recognized the Jewish historical claim to Palestine, there would be no meaning to the sentence, “we will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home”. Hence it is clear that the Jewish claim to Palestine was already well established even among the Arabs, when the League of Nations granted the British a mandate over Palestine on July 24, 1922.

 

THE HISTORICAL PROOF OF THE JEWISH HISTORICAL CLAIM TO PALESTINE

 

As an example of the many web sites which deal with the Jewish connection to Palestine I quote from http://www.rosenblit.com/Palestine.htm:

 

In 135 CE, after having long-become a province of the Roman Empire,

Judea‘s third and last revolt against Rome was crushed by Emperor Hadrian; but Rome’s army also suffered devastating losses, including the complete annihilation of its illustrious XXII Legion. In furtherance of Rome’s costly victory, Hadrian — in a blatant propaganda effort to delegitimize further national Jewish claims to the Land — renamed the province Palestina (Palestine) after the Philistines, a long-extinct Aegean people who had disappeared from History approximately a millennium earlier.

However, although the province had been converted from Judea (– Land of the Jews –) into Palestina (– Land of the Philistines –), it continued to be populated by Jews, together with substantial minority populations of Christians and Samaritans, but hardly any Arabs, at least until the great Arab invasion of 638 CE, as a result of which, 73 years later, Byzantium’s Christian basilica known as the Church of Saint Mary of Justinian, which then sat atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, was remade into Islam’s Al-Aksa mosque. But even under the rule of the Arab and all subsequently superseding empires, the Jewish people nevertheless maintained a continuous national presence in “Palestine” — right up until the resurrection therein of the Jewish nation-state of Israel in 1948 CE.”

 

League of Nations Mandate for Jewish National

 

Home

With Britain accepting the mandate over Palestine, subject to the conditions of the League of Nations, Britain committed herself to establishing the Jewish National Home in Palestine by encouraging Jewish immigration and settlement.

 

VALIDATING THE CLAIM THAT BRITAIN WAS COMMITTED TO BUILDING A JEWISH NATIONAL HOME IN PALESTINE.

 

LOOKING AT THE VERY TEXT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS MANDATE TO BRITAIN.

 

We reproduce some of the articles of the League of nations mandate.

 

To establish the validity of this statement, suffice it to quote the relevant passages from the text of the League of Nations’ mandate; the source, as previously, is the Yale Law School; bold font inserted by me.

 

The text of the mandate stipulates:

 

Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory

should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people;

 

Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have selected His Britannic Majesty as the Mandatory for Palestine; …

 

Article 2.

The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country under such

political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the

establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of race and religion.

 

Article 4.

An appropriate Jewish agency shall be recognised as a public body for the purpose of advising and co-operating with the Administration of Palestine in such economic, social and other matters as may affect the establishment of the Jewish national home and the interests of the Jewish population in Palestine, and, subject always to the control of the Administration, to assist and take part in the development of the country. The Zionist organisation, so long as its organisation and constitution are in the opinion of the Mandatory appropriate, shall be recognised as such agency. It shall take steps in consultation with His Britannic Majesty’s Government to secure the cooperation of all Jews who are willing to assist in the establishment of the Jewish national home.

 

Article 5.

The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the Government of any foreign Power

 

Article 6.

The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and

position of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, shall

facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions and shall

encourage, in co-operation with the Jewish agency. referred to in Article 4, close settlement by Jews, on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes.

 

THE SPECIFIC RIGHTS TO THE ARABS IN THE MANDATE

 

Clearly, the Jewish claim on Palestine is not only recognized, but specific measures are stipulated as to how to ensure that the right is transformed into a reality, especially with regard to immigration, settlement and soliciting help from world Jewry. In contrast, there is no reference whatever to political rights of any other group, such as Arabs. In fact, in the entire mandate text there is no reference to “Palestinians”, only to “non Jews”.

 

Of course, the “International community” was well aware of non-Jewish residents in Palestine, and, indeed, ensured that their “civil and religious rights” be enshrined in the text but no political rights, such as sovereigny, are mentioned.

 

THIS WAS TO BE A JEWISH STATE IN A TINY CORNER OF THE MIDDLE EAST

 

It was not deemed unjust to expect the Arabs to accept a Jewish National Home in a tiny corner of the Middle East, when huge Arab lands had just been liberated by the Allies from the Ottoman yoke, and when three new Arab kingdoms (Iraq, Transjordan and Saudi Arabia) were in the process of being born. This point of “injustice” was addressed many times by Churchill, Balfour and Col. Richard Meinertzhagen.

 

The bottom line regarding this point is that the “international community” and Britain in particular undertook the creation of a Jewish National Home in Palestine, and hence there is no justification for creating a second Palestinian-Arab state on part of this land.

The mandatory power, Britain, betrayed her mandate by slicing off the majority of the territory allotted to the Jews by the League of Nations; the Jewish people should not now be required to relinquish sovereignty over more territory.

 

THE CHIPPING AWAY OF THE JEWISH NATIONAL HOME

(Jews have lost most of Palestine already)

 

(I will add these maps later…fq)

 

THE JEWISH NATIONAL HOME MAP OF 1920

 

THE JEWISH NATIONAL HOME IN 1921

 

THE JEWISH NATIONAL HOME IN 1923

 

The entire story of Britain chipping away at the Jewish National Home is told by a map showing the 1920, 1921 and 1923 borders of Palestine. This map has been reproduced in web sites and in history books numerous times. For example, the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, or PASSIA, runs a site with numerous maps relevant to Palestine politics. Using this site, one can find an annotated map showing the boundaries of mandatory Palestine. (PASSIA is “an Arab non-profit institution located in Jerusalem/Al-Quds with a financially and legally independent status.

It is not affiliated with any government, political party or organization”.)

The same map is also reproduced in Martin Gilbert, p. 623 .

 

IMPORTANCE OF SAN REMO CONFERENCE 1920

(Transjordania is excluded)

 

After WW I, the major powers at the 1919 Peace Conference in Paris agreed on granting the mandate over Palestine to Britain, along the lines of the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917 (Martin Gilbert, p. 42). The details were fleshed out in the San Remo Conference, April 1920, where the boundaries of Palestine were outlined to include contemporary Israel, Judea, Samaria, Gaza, Jordan and the Golan Heights.

 

The political events in 1919-1920 that are relevant to this article include the crowning of the Emir Feisal of Hedjaz as King of Syria and his ouster by force at the hands of the French army that occupied Syria and Lebanon in July 1920 (shortly after the San Remo Conference). As a result, Faisal’s younger brother, Abdullah, made his way to contemporary Jordan at the head of a small band of fighters to help Faisal. Contemporaneously, the Palestinian Arabs had become vocal in their

opposition to the Zionist project.

 

Thus, at the Cairo Conference of March 1921, Churchill took another step in a long series of attempts to appease the Arabs: the east bank of Palestine was delivered to Abdullah as his future kingdom, together with a hefty subsidy (i.e., bribe), and the area was excluded from the Jewish National Home. In return, Abdullah gave up the attempt to reinstall his brother as king of Syria. This exclusion of “Transjordania” from the Jewish National Home was enshrined in the mandate given by the League of Nations to Britain on July 24, 1922.

 

(Later –  Britain’s useless attempts to appease the Palestinian-Arabs and the consequent emboldening of the Palestinian-Arab terrorists which ultimately backfired on the British

themselves.)

 

The exclusion of the east bank removed 78% of the total area allocated to the Jewish National Home by the League of Nations at San Remo.

 

THE ILLEGAL CEDING OF THE GOLAN TO FRANCE BY THE BRITISH

 

In 1923, the Golan was ceded by Britain to France, the mandatory power over Syria and Lebanon. The circumstances under which this chunk of land was lopped off the Jewish National Home is explained in an article posted by Camera, as follows:

 

Having discovered the Golan lacks oil but that the Mosul area in northern Syria is rich in oil, the British cede the Golan to France in return for Mosul. Traditionally Mosul was part of Syria while the Golan was part of the Galilee. In return for the Golan, France relinquishes any claim to Palestine.

 

It is unclear how this act was reconciled with the League of Nations mandate which stipulated quite explicitly in Article 5:

 

Article 5.

The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the Government of any foreign Power.

 

HOW RESOLUTION 242 IS MISUNDERSTOOD

 

It should be noted, finally, that the famous “Resolution 242” refers clearly to “the principle” of “withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict”. There is no reference to withdrawing from all the territories, and as explained by the architects of the resolution, that was not the intention in the first place. Since Israel returned most of the territory occupied in the course of the 1967 War, namely, Sinai, as part of the 1979 peace agreement with Egypt, Israel is quite right in placing the stamp of “Enough is Enough” on any further withdrawals. The issue of Resolution 242 will be dealt with separately in greater detail in a forthcoming article.

 

To summarize, the Jewish National Home has already been reduced in size, and there is no justification for any further reduction, especially one designed to create a 23rd Arab state (which   would also be the second Palestinian-Arab state).

 

Reference: Some of the historical data were culled from of the tome written by the famous British historian, Sir Martin Gilbert:

 

Gilbert, Martin. Israel. New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc, 1998.

Where Martin Gilbert is quoted, the relevant page is noted.

 

ADDITIONAL ARTICLE BASED ON RECENT EVENTS

 

(By a good writer called David Singer)

 

 


Palestine: Partition and Propaganda
David Singer – 6/24/2007
President Bush and Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stubbornly and foolishly continue to push for the creation of an independent Palestinian State between Israel and Jordan, as Hamas and Fatah turn the proposed site for such a state – Gaza and the West Bank – into battlegrounds of blood, misery and privation for the Arab populations caught in their deadly crossfire.

The 70th Anniversary of the Peel Commission Report released on 7 July 1937 presents a unique and impartial insight into understanding what the so called “Palestinian problem” was – and still is today – really about.

The Peel Commission recognised there was an insoluble conflict in Palestine between the Arabs and Jews necessitating the partition of Palestine into two independent sovereign states.

There was no mention of a third interested party – the “Palestinians” or “the Palestinian people” – who also deserved a separate state. This “people” was the subsequent creation of skilful Arab propaganda in the 50’s and 60’s in response to Israel’s creation in 1948.

The Peel Commission Report succinctly summed up the nature of the conflict in the following words:

“An irrepressible conflict has arisen between two national communities within the narrow bounds of one small country. There is no common ground between them. Their national aspirations are incompatible. The Arabs desire to revive the traditions of the Arab golden age. The Jews desire to show what they can achieve when restored to the land in which the Jewish nation was born. Neither of the two national ideals permits of combination in the service of a single State.”

In 1937 there was no independent State called Jordan. It was then called Trans-Jordan, it comprised 77% of the territory administered by Great Britain under the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine – the operation of which was specifically the subject of inquiry and consideration by the Peel Commission.

The right of Jews to settle in Trans-jordan pursuant to the Mandate had been “postponed or withheld” by Britain with the consent of the League of Nations from 16 September 1922 thus restricting the right of the Jews to reconstitute their national homeland in only the remaining 23% of Palestine.

The Peel Report records that:

“The articles of the Mandate concerning the [Jewish] National Home do not apply to Trans-Jordan and the possibility of enlarging the National Home by Jewish immigration into Trans-Jordan rests on the assumption of concord between Arabs and Jews.”

That concord never eventuated and Trans-Jordan remained an exclusively Arab reserved territory in 77% of Palestine – free of any Jewish settlement – until independence was granted by Great Britain in 1946 with the approval of the League of Nations at its last sitting before dissolution. No Jew resides there today.

The Peel Commission proposed partition into two independent Arab and Jewish sovereign States.

The Arab State was to be in all of Trans-Jordan – where no Jews and an estimated 300000 Arabs lived – united with a further part of Palestine in which only about 1250 Jews lived among about 750000 Arabs. This would have given the Arabs a sovereign State in about 90% of the territory of the Mandate.

The remaining 10% was to become the sovereign Jewish State where about 400000 Jews and 225000 Arabs then lived, whilst a new Mandate was to be enacted “for the protection of the Holy Places, solemnly guaranteed by the League of Nations, to remove all anxiety lest the Holy Places should ever come under Jewish control.”

Transfer of the minority population in each State was also proposed to follow the precedent set by the exchange between the Greek and Turkish populations following the Greco-Turkish War of 1922.

The Peel Report noted:

“There was a time when Arab statesmen were willing to concede little Palestine to the Jews, provided that the rest of Arab Asia were free. That condition was not fulfilled then, but it is on the eve of fulfilment now. In less than three years’ time all the wide Arab area outside Palestine between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean will be independent, and, if Partition is adopted, the greater part of Palestine will be independent too. ”

The Report stated the advantages to the Arabs and the Jews of Partition in the following terms:

“The advantages to the Arabs of Partition on the lines we have proposed may be summarized as follows:–

(i) They obtain their national independence and can co-operate on an equal footing with the Arabs of the neighbouring countries in the cause of Arab unity and progress.

(ii) They are finally delivered from the fear of being swamped by the Jews, and from the possibility of ultimate subjection to Jewish rule.”

“The advantages of Partition to the Jews may be summarized as follows:–

(i) Partition secures the establishment of the Jewish National Home and relieves it from the possibility of its being subjected in the future to Arab rule.

(ii) Partition enables the Jews in the fullest sense to call their National Home their own; for it converts it into a Jewish State. Its citizens will be able to admit as many Jews into it as they themselves believe can be absorbed. They will attain the primary objective of Zionism–a Jewish nation, planted in Palestine, giving its nationals the same status in the world as other nations give theirs. They will cease at last to live a minority life.”

The Arabs rejected the proposal and therein sowed the seeds for the continuation of the conflict that still remains unresolved in 2007 in just the West Bank and Gaza – only 6% of Palestine – where sovereignty still remains unallocated between Arabs and Jews .

President Bush and Mr Olmert need to recognise that the proposal to create a State between Israel and Jordan – the product of the totally discredited 1993 Oslo Process – has turned out to be a dismal failure and that it flies in the face of the conflict and its history, geography and demography.

Looking back 70 years can be the catalyst and inspiration for a new direction in 2007 which consigns the idea of a third State in former Palestine to the garbage bin and substitutes for it the partition of the West Bank between Jordan and Israel to finally complete what the Peel Commission had recommended.

Failure to change course will have only two assured outcomes – continued death and suffering for both Jews and Arabs and a continuing threat to world peace.

David Singer is an Australian Lawyer and Convenor of Jordan is Palestine International — an organization calling for sovereignty of the West Bank and Gaza to be allocated between Israel and Jordan as the two successor States to the Mandate for Palestine.

 

http://globalpolitician.com/articledes.asp?ID=2986&cid=2&sid=71

 

 

Jews developed desolate, empty land

The Jews have established their right to the land, inter alia, by developing a desolate, barren, virtually abandoned territory into a flourishing country.

 

For July, 2001, the CIA fact book gives the following population figures (in millions): Israel – 5.9; “West Bank” – 2.1. Thus, the total population in the area of Palestine that corresponds to Israel, Judea, Samaria and Gaza is approximately 8 million.

 

But on the eve of the 1880’s Jewish immigration to Palestine, the country was both desolate and virtually empty. While the population figures until the 1922 Census are estimates, they will suffice to support this thesis.

 

WE USE DATA ON POPULATION FIGURES FROM PALESTINE SOURCES

 

The following data are quoted from Palestinian sources, so that the argument of pro-Zionist bias cannot be raised. Specifically, the 1860 and 1890 estimates may be found in Palestine Remembered, while the 1922 Census data are cited from the official Palestinian site. The area concerned corresponds to contemporary Israel, Judea, Samaria and Gaza:

 

Total population in Palestine, in 1,000s: 1860 – 411; 1890 – 553; 1922 – 752.

 

Thus, forty years after the 1880’s Jewish migration to Palestine and the consequent Arab migration, the country still held less than 10% of its current population.

 

The fact that Palestine was desolate and empty even as late as the early 1920’s is further substantiated by the reports submitted by the British High Commissioner to the League of Nations. The following quotations are taken from the UNISPAL site, UNISPAL being the propaganda vector which the UN created specifically to support the Palestinian-Arab propaganda machine. (Surprisingly, I have not seen this material cited in any of the published books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.)

 

REPORT TO THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS ITSELF –FIRST REPORT 1921

 

In his first report for the period July 1920 to June 1921, the British High Commissioner reported to the League of Nations as follows:

 

It is obvious to every passing traveller, and well-known to every European resident, that the country was before the War, and is now, undeveloped and under-populated. The methods of agriculture are, for the most part, primitive; the area of land now cultivated could yield a far greater product. There are in addition large cultivable areas that are left untilled. The summits and slopes of the hills are admirably suited to the growth of trees, but there are no forests. Miles of sand dunes that could be redeemed, are untouched, a danger, by their encroachment, to the neighbouring tillage. The Jordan and the Yarmuk offer an abundance of water-power; but it is unused. Some industries–fishing and the culture and manufacture of tobacco are examples–have been killed by Turkish laws; none have been encouraged; the markets of Palestine and of the neighbouring countries are supplied almost wholly from Europe. The seaborne commerce, such as it is, is loaded and discharged in the open roadsteads of Jaffa and Haifa: there are no harbours. The religious and historical associations that offer most powerful attractions to the whole of the Western, and to a large part of the Eastern world, have hitherto brought to Palestine but a fraction of the pilgrims and travellers, who, under better conditions, would flock to her sacred shrines and famous sites.

 

The country is under-populated because of this lack of development. There are now in the whole of Palestine hardly 700,000 people, a population much less than that of the province of Gallilee alone in the time of Christ.

 

As to the contribution of the Jewish population since the 1880’s migrations, the report notes:

 

After the persecutions in Russia forty years ago, the movement of the Jews  to Palestine assumed larger proportions. Jewish agricultural colonies were founded. They developed the culture of oranges and gave importance to the Jaffa orange trade. They cultivated the vine, and manufactured and exported wine. They drained swamps. They planted eucalyptus trees. They practised, with modern methods, all the processes of agriculture. There are at the present time 64 of these settlements, large and small, with a population of some 15,000. Every traveller in Palestine who visits them is impressed by the contrast between these pleasant villages, with the beautiful stretches of prosperous cultivation about them and the primitive conditions of life and work by which they are surrounded.

 

SECOND REPORT TO THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS 1924

 

The spectacular manner and pace with which the immigrating Jews developed the country may be judged, inter alia, from the following passage, cited from the 1924 report of British High Commissioner to the League of Nations:

 

Industrial development has been stimulated by the arrival, among the

Jewish immigrants, of a considerable number of men with manufacturing

experience, and with capital. The majority of them come from Poland. They have established a number of new industries, mostly at present on a small scale, the greater number in the Jewish town of Tel-Aviv, adjacent to Jaffa. In addition, several large Jewish enterprises have been founded, and have either reached, or are about to reach, the producing stage. The most important of these enterprises are a cement factory, with an invested capital of £E.300,000; a flour mill, a vegetable oil and soap factory, and a factory of silicate bricks (made of cement and lime), each involving an expenditure of £E.100,000 or more; and, on a smaller scale, works at Athlit, on the coast, for the production of salt by evaporation, a silk factory and a tannery. The electric power station, with fuel engines, erected at Tel-Aviv under the concession granted to Mr. Rutenberg, has been obliged, after only a year’s working, to instal new engines, more than doubling its original capacity. Similar stations are in course of erection at Haifa and at Tiberias, to supply urgent demands for power and lighting there. The construction of the first hydraulic power station on the Jordan has not yet begun, but the preliminary measures have made further progress.

Jewish agricultural colonisation continues steadily. The extensive swamps of Kabbara, in the Maritime Plain, are being drained and brought under cultivation, in accordance with a concession granted to the Palestine Jewish Colonisation Association; the difficulties which had arisen in connection with the claims of about 170 Arab families resident on part of the land having been settled after prolonged negotiations. The town of Tel-Aviv is expanding with remarkable rapidity. The population, which was about 2,500 in 1920, is now estimated at over 25,000, and for some time past new houses have been completed at an average rate of two a day. There is much building activity also in Haifa and Jerusalem and their suburbs. The Bio-Chemical Faculty, and the Institute of Jewish Studies, of the

Hebrew University at Jerusalem have been inaugurated.

 

WHAT THE PEEL REPORT OF 1937 SAID ON THIS SUBJECT

 

DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS

 

Together with economic development came the entrenchment of democratic political institutions, as the Peel Commission underscored in its 1937 report:

 

The Jewish National Home is no longer an experiment. The growth of its

population has been accompanied by political, social and economic

developments along the lines laid down at the outset. The chief novelty is the urban and industrial development. The contrast between the modern democratic and primarily European character of the National Home and that of the Arab world around it is striking. The temper of the Home is strongly nationalist. There can be no question of fusion or assimilation between Jewish and Arab cultures.

 

ARAB POPULATION INCREASE…FELLAHEEN BETTER OFF

 

As to the contribution of the Jewish development to the Palestinian-Arab population, the report states:

 

The Arab population shows a remarkable increase since 1920, and it has had some share in the increased prosperity of Palestine. Many Arab landowners have benefited from the sale of land and the profitable investment of the purchase money. The fellaheen are better off on the whole than they were in 1920. This Arab progress has been partly due to the import of Jewish capital into Palestine and other factors associated with the growth of the National Home. In particular, the Arabs have benefited from social services which could not have been provided on the existing scale without the revenue obtained from the Jews.

 

MUCH OF JEWISH LAND WAS SWAMP AND SAND DUNES

 

The Arab claims that the Jews have obtained too large a proportion of good land cannot be maintained. Much of the land now carrying orange groves was sand dunes or swamps and uncultivated when it was bought.

The Jews contribute more per capita to the revenues of Palestine than the Arabs, and the Government has thereby been enabled to maintain public services for the Arabs at a higher level than would otherwise have been possible.

 

A FAMOUS REPORT FROM A FAMOUS WRITER ON THE ISSUE…THE MARK TWAIN REPORT ON A DESOLATE LAND WHICH WAS PALESTINE. HOW MORE OF AN AUTHORITATIVE FIGURE CAN YOU GET!

 

The Arabs let this land go to wreck and ruin.

 

The fact that prior to the Jewish migration, Palestine was virtually empty and desolate is also supported by numerous accounts provided by travellers, archaeologists and diplomats of the 18th and 19th Centuries. A list of these may be found, inter alia, on the pro-Israeli Web site of EretzYisroel as well as on pp 41-44 of:

Netnyahu, Benjamin. Durable Peace. New York: Warner Books, 2000.

 

Of all the travellers’ accounts, the best known is Mark Twain’s journalistic report of his 1867 tour of Palestine and other countries. Unlike the other accounts mentioned, which are virtually inaccessible to the average reader, Mark Twain’s book is on the shelves of many a public library. Following are a few quotations from:

 

From Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad. Pleasantville (NY): Readers Digest, 1990 (first published 1869).432 pp.

 

There is not a solitary village throughout its [the valley at the foot of Mount Tabor] whole extent – not for thirty miles in either direction.

 

There are two or three small clusters of Beduin tents, but not a single

permanent habitation. One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten

human beings. (P. 311)

 

The further we went [on the way from Samaria to Jerusalem] the hotter the sun got and the more rocky and bare, repulsive and dreary the landscape became. There could not have been more fragments of stone strewn broadcast over this part of the world if every ten square feet of the land had been occupied by a separate and distinct stonecutter’s establishment for an age. There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country. No landscape exists that is more tiresome to the eye than that which bounds the approaches to Jerusalem… (P. 358)

 

Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren, they are dull of color, they are

unpicturesque in shape. The valleys are unsightly deserts fringed with a feeble vegetation that has an expression about it of being sorrowful and despondent. The Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee sleep in the midst of a vast stretch of hill and plain wherein the eye rests upon no pleasant tint, no striking object, no soft picture dreaming in a purple haze or mottled with the shadows of the clouds. Every outline is harsh, every feature is distinct, there is no perspective–distance works no

enchantment here. It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land.

 

Small shreds and patches of it must be very beautiful in the full flush of spring, however, and all the more beautiful by contrast with the farreaching desolation that surrounds them on every side. I would like much to see the fringes of the Jordan in springtime, and Shechem, Esdraelon, Ajalon, and the borders of Galilee but even then these spots would seem mere toy gardens set at wide intervals in the waste of a limitless desolation.

 

PALESTINE SITS IN SACKCLOTH AND ASHES

 

Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes. Over it broods the spell of a curse that has withered its fields and fettered its energies. Where Sodom and Gomorrah reared their domes and towers, that solemn sea now floods the plain, in whose bitter waters no living thing exists – over whose waveless surface the blistering air hangs motionless and dead – about whose borders nothing grows but seeds, and scattering tufts of cane, and that treacherous fruit that promises refreshment to parching lips, but turns to ashes at the touch.

 

Nazareth is forlorn

 

Nazareth is forlorn; about that ford of Jordan where the hosts of Israel entered the Promised Land with songs of rejoicing, one finds only a squalid camp of fantastic Bedouins of the desert; Jericho the accursed lies a moldering ruin today, even as Joshua’s miracle left it more than three thousand years ago; Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and their humiliation, have nothing about them now to remind one that they once knew the high honor of the Saviour’s presence; the hallowed spot where the shepherds watched their flocks by night, and where the angels sang, “Peace on earth, good will to men,” is untenanted by any living creature and unblessed by any feature that is pleasant to the eye.

 

JERUSALEM A PAUPER VILLAGE (Fits with later Karl Marx visit and report on Jerusalem)

 

Renowned Jerusalem itself, the stateliest name in history, has lost all

its ancient grandeur and is become a pauper village… Palestine is

desolate and unlovely… (P. 394-5)

 

BUT PERHAPS EVEN MORE AUTHORITATIVE … THE MOST IMPORTANT REPORT OF ALL, BY KARL MARX WHEN HE VISITED JERUSALEM. THIS REPORT HAS BEEN HIDDEN FROM US BY THE LEFT OF TODAY.

 

(I will add a link to a separate article on this, such is its importance)

 

THIS IS IMPORTANT. THE ARABS LEFT THE AREA UNPOPULATED AND UNDEVELOPED.

 

What has all this to do with the Jewish claim to Palestine and the question of a second Palestinian- Arab state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza?

 

The connection is this: the Palestinian-Arab population might have had a claim of equal validity to that of the Jews, had they populated and developed the land. But in fact, during the occupation of Palestine by the Ottoman Empire, the Palestinian Arabs left the country unpopulated and desolate, relative to its potential. The Jews, on the other hand, had a historical claims and international backing to their claim and proceeded to realize the potential of the land by settling and developing it.

 

 

 

 

 

ISRAEL MUST BE INDEPENDENT OF US POWER AND INFLUENCE…ISRAPUNDIT DO OPPOSITE

by Felix Quigley

October 28, 2008

Look down the list of entries on the website Israpundit. Out of say 40 there are about 3 or 4 to do with Israel. The rest are part of a campaign to elect McCain and are devoted to attacks on Obama.

Yet this is a site which is run by a Jewish man Ted Belman under cover of being a Jewish advocacy site. On Belman’s site trundles people like Yamit82 whose favourite method of debate is not to answer political points but to quote at you large lumps of scripture.

The Israpundit site is totally besotted by the US election between McCain and Obama, between Republican Party and Democratic Party. Continue reading

SHAME ON ISRAPUNDIT AND BELMAN FOR THIS HISTORICAL BETRAYAL

By Felix Quigley

October 29, 2008

I believe very firmly that Israpundit and editor Ted Belman are carrying though a betrayal of the Jewish people. Hear that Belman. I know you do read this blog but you are taking that most cowardly path, ignoring our point of view. Why? Essentially because you are an opportunist and the land of ideas is not really for you.

In the latest today on your site following somebody called Glenn Beck you are calling Obama a Marxist. Also Beck is saying that Obama is a Fascist or will become a Fascist.

http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=4638#comments

This is to so muddy the waters Belman. US Imperialism is certainly driven towards Fascist forms of rule by the crisis in capitalism but it is the system of which Obama AND McCain are a part that is decisive.

You are a total opportunist and a disgrace to the great intellectual tradition of the Jewish people.

There are two people running in this election, McCain and Biden, who we have proved lined up behind the Fascists in Croatia led by Tudjman and the Fascists in Bosnia led by Islamist Izetbegovic. Obama was not directly involved but there is no doubt hat he would take exactly the same position.

Both Democratic Obama and Republican McCain are exactly the same.

Then there was the Georgian attack on South Ossetia in which the populist and near Fascist Saakashvili launched a vile atack on the capital of that tiny place which resulted in the destruction of the Jewish Quarter.

Belman you entertain on your site people like Yamit82, Levinson and Narvey who supported the Saakashvili attack on South Ossetia.

That was very close to the methods of a Fascist dictator like Hitler.

We have said time and time again Belman that you are betraying the Jews of Israel by your continuous support for McCain and your not pointing out that McCain and Biden along with Lieberman were up to their neck in the support of Fascist Croatia, Islamofascist Bosnia and the terrorist KLA.

What you are doing in this election is a betrayal of all principle. At one time you were sucking up to pro-Serb advocates like Julia Gorin and Bokababe. Now by your support for McCain, by your deliberate hiding of the role of McCain and his future role, you are betraying the Serbs and YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THE GREAT JEWISH TRADITION

Shame on Israpundit. Shame also on its founder Josepher Alexander Norland for his silence on this betrayal.

What say you Belman to these simple points?