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The 80th Anniversary of the Two State Solution
Mosaic Magazine ^ | October 2, 2017 | Rick Richman

Posted on 10/02/2017 7:04:32 AM PDT by JOHN ADAMS

In this epochal year of Zionist anniversaries—the 120th of the First Zionist Conference in Basle, the 100th of the Balfour Declaration, the 70th of the 1947 UN Partition Resolution, the 50th of the Six-Day War—there is yet another to be marked: the 80th anniversary of the 1937 British Peel Commission Report, which first proposed a “two-state solution” for Palestine.

The story of the Peel report is largely unknown today, but it is worth retelling for two reasons:

First, it is a historic saga featuring six extraordinary figures, five of whom testified before the commission: on the Zionist side, David Ben-Gurion, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, and Chaim Weizmann, the leaders respectively of the left, right, and center of the Zionist movement; on the Arab side, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem; and on the British side, Winston Churchill, who gave crucial testimony in camera. Louis D. Brandeis, the leading American Zionist, also played a significant role.

Second, and perhaps even more important today, the story helps to explain why, a century after the Balfour Declaration, the Arab-Jewish conflict remains unresolved.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: arabs; balfour; british; idf; jews; palestine; twostatesolution
The world has been doing the same thing to the region for 80 years. The Jews have accepted every compromise offered. The Arabs have rejected every compromise offered. Let's all keep doing the same thing for another 80 years.
1 posted on 10/02/2017 7:04:33 AM PDT by JOHN ADAMS
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The leaders of the Arab side historically since 1937 have been frauds, thieves, murderers and race baiters just like the so called leaders of the African American Community since the late 1970s and to the present day.

The Grand Mufti, Yasser Arafat and the current leader of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas were and are worse that Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Maxine Waters, Joe Green and Jeremiah Wright if that is even possible.

2 posted on 10/02/2017 10:51:33 AM PDT by wmileo
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3 posted on 10/06/2017 10:53:14 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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