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(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

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Monday, 27 November 2017

David Singer: United Nations Loses the Plot in Ignoring Israel-Jordan Reality

Here's the latest article by Sydney lawyer and international affairs analyst David Singer.

He writes:

29th November 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) (Resolution) calling for the creation in Western Palestine of independent Arab and Jewish States and a Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem (Partition Plan).

The Resolution did not mention:
· the “West Bank” (a term dreamt-up in 1950) – using instead the terms “Judea” and “Samaria” - their correct geographical place names for the previous 3000 years
· a “Palestinian State” – only an “Arab State”
· one Arab State had already been created in Eastern Palestine on 25 May 1946 named the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan covering 78% of the territory comprised in the 1922 League of Nations Mandate for Palestine (Mandate).
The Partition Plan was accepted by the Jews but vehemently rejected by the Arabs.

H. R. H. Amir FAISAL AL SAUD (Saudi Arabia) fulminated:
We have felt, like many others, the pressure exerted on various representatives of this Organization by some of the big Powers in order that the vote should be in favour of partition. For these reasons, the Government of Saudi Arabia registers, on this historic occasion, the fact that it does not consider itself bound by the resolution adopted today by the General Assembly. Furthermore, it reserves to itself the full right to act freely in whatever way it deems fit, in accordance with the principles of right and justice. 
Mr. JAMALI (Iraq) protested:
In the name of my Government, I wish to state that it feels that this decision is antidemocratic, illegal, impractical and contrary to the Charter. It contradicts the spirit and letter of the Charter. Therefore, in the name of my Government, I wish to put on record that Iraq does not recognize the validity of this decision, will reserve freedom of action towards its implementation, and holds those who were influential in passing it against the free conscience of mankind responsible for the consequences. 
 Amir ARSLAN (Syria) joined the chorus:
Gentlemen, the Charter is dead. But it did not die a natural death; it was murdered, and you all know who is guilty.
My country will never recognize such a decision. It will never agree to be responsible for it. Let the consequences be on the heads of others, not on ours. 
H. R. H. Prince Seif El ISLAM ABDULLAH (Yemen) was just as condemnatory:
The Yemen delegation has stated previously that the partition plan is contrary to justice and to the Charter of the United Nations. Therefore, the Government of Yemen does not consider itself bound by such a decision for it is contrary to the letter and spirit of the Charter. The Government of Yemen will reserve its freedom of action to-wards the implementation of this decision.
This implacable Arab rejectionism was the catalyst for the 1948 invasion of Western Palestine by six Arab armies and the perpetuation of the Arab-Jewish conflict for the next 70 years.

2017 sees:
· Iraq, Syria and Yemen as failed states - with Saudi Arabia in danger of joining them.
· The General Assembly sinking in quicksand of its own making after creating “The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” in 1975 and adopting countless resolutions using emotive and artificially-contrived terms such as:
· “West Bank”
· “Occupied Palestinian Territory”
· “historic Palestine”
· “Palestinian People”
· “Palestinians”
· “Palestinian State”
· “two-state solution”
 The United Nations continues to lose the plot whilst it:
(i) Uses such deceptive and misleading language
(ii) Fails to recognise that Jordan and Israel are the two successor states currently exercising sovereignty in 95% of former Palestine.
The United Nations must resurrect 1947 reality and abandon 2017 fiction.

3 comments:

  1. The 6 day war in an odd way represented a resetting of the Arab narrative from "Israel is invalid from end to end" to "palestine in the west bank is illegally occupied." So from "palestine will be free from the river to the sea" they capitulated to "palestine in the west bank!" Of course that's not the limit of it and the arabs fully believe they will eventually conquer all the Jews but the narrative, the talking points today are limited to Judea and Samaria. In a generation when there's a million Jews in Judea and Samaria the 'palestinian' narrative will shrink again to 'palestine for 70% of the west bank!'. In another generation it will be 'palestine for half of the west bank!'. And so on. Eventually they'll grumble and be happy with demanding Ramallah and Jericho and part of Hevron.

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  2. Since the Reform Jews closely ally themselves with anti-Israel entities like:

    {1} the J Street organization,

    {2} the New Israel Fund,

    {3} the anti-Israel boycott movement (BDS),

    {4} and the anti-Israel political Far-Left, it is appropriate to read [and publicize] these short blog articles that expose the truth about the Reform Judaism movement:

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    Rambam vs. Reform Judaism:
    [alternate title:
    How to Refute Reform Judaism in Exactly 100 Words]

    https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/11/rambam-vs-reform-judaism.html

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    How a Reform Rabbi Became Orthodox (true story):

    http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/07/how-did-reform-rabbi-become-orthodox-jew.html

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    Reform Judaism vs. Real Judaism:

    http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/05/guest-post-real-judaism.html

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    Sephardic Jews REJECT Reform Judaism:

    https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/07/sephardim-reject-reform.html

    http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/03/greek-jews-syrian-jews.html

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    How Reform Jews CHEATED on the Pew survey:

    http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/06/reform-jews-cheated-pew-survey.html
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    Last but not least, the Reform Jews strongly opposed efforts to save European Jews from the Holocaust during World War II.

    Those rescue effort were led by Orthodox Jews, who the Reform Jews considered to be: behind-the-times and obsolete and an embarrassment.

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  3. Israel is the Jewish National Home. If we are continually going to argue over the meaning of "Jewish" we are doomed to do the work of the Arab States who want to destroy us.

    Look at what is happening in Islam - where Islam has imploded in unbelievable horror as witnessed in the Mosque massacre in the Sinai as Moslem murders Moslem.

    Islamic State is another perfect example of what disunity among Moslems can breed as hundreds of thousands of Moslems died in Syria at the hands of fellow Moslems.

    Hamas and the PLO have been engaged in a bitter internecine struggle murdering those on the opposing side as religious Islam struggles against secular Islam for power and control of the masses.

    Be careful of spawning the same hatred between Jews of varying beliefs.

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