Skip to comments.No Arab land is occupied by Israel
Posted on 03/08/2009 12:56:22 AM PST by PRePublic
No Arab land is occupied by Israel
Thursday, 8th January, 2009
By Ben Okiror
THE current fighting in the Gaza Strip needs clarification for people to understand its genesis. I accept that the situation is complex, and that might explain why even the US President-elect, Barack Obama has so far opted to remain silent since the war broke out.
However, I would like to bring out what seems to have been ignored and yet it is important for a balanced analysis of the conflict.
Whereas on the surface it is the terrorist group, Hamas, fighting the only Jewish nation, Israel, it is in fact a continuation of the war that Arabs have waged against the Jews since Israel was created in 1948.
The geographic area called Palestine was governed by the British after it took it from the Turks at the end of the First World War.
The League of Nations (precursor to the United Nations), according to the Balfour Declaration of 1917, mandated Britain to create a Jewish state in all of Palestine due to historical right.
Tragically, Britain did not fulfill its mandate and instead created a formerly nonexistent Arab-Palestinian state called Transjordan (now Jordan) on 77% of the Jewish soil in 1922.
Even when the United Nations decided on the Partition Plan on November, 29 1947, Britain voted against it and all the Arab states boycotted the vote.
Never mind that the Plan that gave the Jews only 23% of its original land was not legally binding since the UN Security Council did not ratify it.
In 1948 Britain abandoned Palestine without fulfilling its primary responsibility. Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948 but was attacked by six Arab states the next day.
Ironically, Jordan was led, armed and trained by Britain. It invaded occupied and annexed Samaria and Judea (now called the West Bank) as well as East Jerusalem.
On the other hand, Egypt invaded and occupied Gaza. These are the so-called occupied territories after Israel recaptured them in 1967.
Incidentally, for 19 years when Egypt and Jordan were in charge of those territories, nobody cared about creating a Palestinian state.
Instead Jordan destroyed 58 synagogues in East Jerusalem and desecrated 38,000 of the 50,000 ancient and modern Jewish graves in the cemetery on the Mount of Olives. They used the stones for latrines and walkways.
In 1967 when Egypt and Syria announced on national media their intention to attack Israel, Jordan joined and attacked Israel.
However, Israel defeated them all and took back Gaza and the West Bank, including capturing the Golan Heights from Syria from where it was shelling Israeli territory for sometime.
Due to international pressure, Israel, under prime minister Ariel Sharon, about two years ago, uprooted Jewish settlements from Gaza, from where Hamas has been firing rockets at Israel.
Last week alone it fired about 500 rockets. To those calling for peace talks, how can you talk peace with a person who does not recognise your existence and seeks to destroy you?
The goal of Arabs is simple: to wipe out the state of Israel from the map and create the twenty-second Arab state. If anyone doubts me, just listen to what Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, told a reporter, Arianna Palazzi in 1970:
The question of borders doesnt interest us...From the Arab standpoint, we mustnt talk about borders. Palestine is nothing but a drop in an enormous ocean.
Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it....The PLO is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call Jordan is nothing more than Palestine. Need I say more?
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:) Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward: And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon: And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea. And as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border. And this shall be your north border: from the great sea ye shall point out for you mount Hor: From mount Hor ye shall point out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad: And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan: this shall be your north border. And ye shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham: And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward: And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.
Someone is squatting on land over there that isn't theirs. And it isn't the Jews.
thank you for your post. I have been looking for a map that shows the God-ordained borders of Israel for some time. Not surprisingly, no Bible publisher has the guts to include it with the other maps in the back. Do you have any good sources for a map showing Israel’s true borders?
An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the United Nations Assembly and made the world community smile.
A representative from Israel began: "Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Moses."
"When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he thought, 'What a good opportunity to have a bath!' He then removed all his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water. When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished.
A Palestinian had stolen them."
The Palestinian representative jumped up furiously and shouted, "What are you talking about? The Palestinians weren't there then."
The Israeli representative smiled and said, "And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech.
A little more accurate.
Interesting, Just what one would think if there was a nuclear exchange in the Middle East.
A new slightly radioactive backyard for Israel.
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