Because the duplicitous and treacherous Obama & Kerry had recently been regurgitating with malice aforethought the false Arab and Muslim mantra that the only equitable resolution to the Arab Israeli conflict is a Two States solution and that the settlements are the ONLY obstacle, I have decided to share with our readers FACTS that not a single main stream media outlet has brought to the attention of the audience – in a concise and precise manner.
Before I address the question of the Two States, we must first find out if there ever was a political entity called Palestine & its people Palestinians since finding the answer to these two vital questions will help us all to deal with the issues in an intelligent and judicious manner.
Dear Americans, those who do not learn from history are DOOMED to repeat it and humanity assiduously repeats it in almost every generation. It is an unfortunate reality that the simplest truths and facts invariably escape the attention and or the intellect of most human beings as I shall presently and very simply demonstrate.
Most of the peoples in history that we know of, such as the Egyptians, Jews, Assyrians, Persians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans etc have left their mark on history with their writings, their monuments and their achievements. The Palestinians if they ever existed as a people should obviously also had left their mark.
Let me demonstrate the accuracy of my statements~
If those Academics, Historians, Politicians and others who support the so called Palestinian People narrative are so sure that ‘Palestine & its people’, go back throughout most of recorded history, one would expect them to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of Palestine & its people. For example:
When was Palestine founded and by whom?
What language did the Palestinians speak?
What writing did they use?
What documents and manuscripts have they left?
What was their religion?
Where are their temples?
What monuments and artefact attest to their existence?
What were Palestine’s borders?
What was the name of its capital?
Does the name of Jerusalem ever appear in Muhammad’s Quran or ancient Arab history? Not even once?
Why not since the Arabs & Muslims claim it as the third Holies City while deliberately ignoring the fact that it is the ONLY Holiest City to Both Jews and Christians?
What are the names of the major cities of Palestine?
What is the name of the currency that they used?
What was its form of government?
What achievements have the Palestinians accomplished?
What other peoples did Palestine interact with?
Where can one find any records where in the name of the country of Palestine & its people are mentioned?
What Archaeological sites can one name?
Where can one find the recorded history of these people?
Whom did they conquer or were conquered by?
Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?
Can anyone name at least Five Palestinian leaders before Arafat?
And, finally, since there is no such recognized country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?
Furthermore those who are lamenting the ‘low sinking’ of a ‘once proud’ nation, please tell us, when exactly was this proud nation brought down? Also, what was it so proud of?
Can anyone answer even five of about twenty relevant questions asked? I doubt if even one can be truthfully answered.
Now I shall address the current subject of the Two States solution as if it were a very new idea:
Ladies and gentlemen, 70 years ago UN resolution 181 was specifically created for a Two States Solution hence all the bull crap emanating from the Arabs and their supporters wilfully and with malice aforethought ignores this FACT!
If the people arbitrarily & mistakenly calling themselves ‘Palestinians’ are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over the Arab and Muslim world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them the right for self-determination, why did they not declare their independence between the years 1948 till 1967?
After all, UN resolution 181 decreed in 1947 that the British Mandate over Palestine should terminate on 15th May 1948 and the territory to be divided between Arabs & Jews.
BY the way NOT once is there any mention by the early UN resolutions of a STATE called Palestine or a people called Palestinians. Even the refugees were called Arab Refugees NOT Palestinian refugees.
In spite of the fact that the Jewish part of the territory was disjointed and almost impossible to defend in the long term, the Jews accepted but the Arabs in and outside the Palestinian Mandate refused to allow any Jewish state to exist and as Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha the first secretary- general of the Arab League asserted that “the establishment of a Jewish state would lead to “a war of extermination and momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades.”
On the 15th May 1948 six Arab armies from Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon & Saudi Arabia converged upon the hours old State of Israel with the single purpose of exterminating it & its Jews.
After a year of fighting they agreed to an armistice by which time Israel gained more territory than was allocated for her.
Let me now share with you more IRREFUTABLE facts~
From 1949 till 1967 – a long period of 18 years – there were no Israelis in the West Bank or Gaza; there were no settlements and there was no so called Jewish occupation.
During these 18 years, although Israel agreed to the cessation of hostilities, the Arabs were mercilessly and relentlessly terrorising Israelis.
Why did these so called Palestinians not declare their independence after 1949 but allowed themselves to be OCCUPIED, I repeat OCCUPIED by the Jordanians in the West Bank and by the Egyptians in Gaza?
Why did the Media, Academia Clergy and Politicians in the West not mention that occupation and oppression not even once during the whole of its 18 years?
Why did not the UN have a single resolution about it during 18 whole years?
Why did this allegedly proud and ancient so called Palestinian people wait until AFTER the Arabs suffered their ignominious and devastating defeat in the Six Days War of 1967 at the hands of Israel did they, all of a sudden and miraculously, find their alleged people hood and nation hood?
I hope that everyone should avoid the temptation to trace the modern day ‘Palestinians’ to the Biblical Philistines: because substituting etymology for history won’t work either.
The truth should be obvious to anyone who wants to know it. Arab countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel; they still cherish it today.
Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal by military means, the Arabs decided to fight Israel by proxy. For that purpose, they transformed the Arabs of Judea, Samaria & Gaza into an ad hoc group and cynically called it ‘the Palestinian people’.
How else can one explain the refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept back the ‘West Bank’ and Gaza, respectively after 1967?
The so called ‘Palestinians’ have only one PUBLICLY & REPEATEDLY declared motivation: the destruction of Israel, and that as far as any fair minded person is concerned, should not be a good enough reason to consider them a nation.
Dear Americans, the Arab Israeli conflict is only a MICROCOSM of the Islamic agenda for none Muslim humanity called Kuffar/ Infidels currently 80% of the planet.
Even if Israel did not exist, the publicly and aggressively declared intention of every Muslim for the last 1400 years has been that Allah’s Sharia must subjugate or EXTERMINATE all of none Muslim humanity
Listen to what the Imams in Gaza, Hamas, ISIS and those Muslims in our own democracies are declaring daily: “We shall raise the Islamic flag over the Vatican, the Houses of Parliament, the White House, the Champs Elysee”. Israel is only a microcosmic distraction.
In conclusion, $100,000 says that not a single human being can show the world any proof to indicate if there ever was an entity called Palestine and its people Palestinians