Saturday, December 31, 2016

Two-state, not three state, solution occurred in 1948

Soon to be sidelined Secretary of State John Kerry wasted an hour and a half reinventing history December 28 after the Obama administration’s ambassador to the United Nations disgraced America by abstaining at the security council’s vote on Friday. His moronic remarks aren’t even worth referencing as he attempted to bolster an irredeemable action that endangered Israel’s very existence by pressuring the small state to return to indefensible borders.
Luckily, this is just another paper tiger U.N. resolution, one of numerous anti-Israel actions over the last 50 years (which makes one wonder why the august body ever recognized the Jewish state to begin with—but we’ll get to that). What is mind boggling is how the United States could allow itself to be sucked into sponsoring Hamas’ terrorism by refusing to support our ally, bringing to mind the old adage—With friends like this, who needs enemies?
The underlying problem is that a two-state solution creating a national entity based on Jewry’s ancestral homeland of Israel was one of the initial actions taken by the United Nations after its charter in 1945. The history of the Jewish land purchases from the declining Ottoman Empire, the endowment of the British Mandate and the artificial borders of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Transjordan drawn in 1920 are detailed at this link.
The outcome of the final dissolution of the British Mandate in 1948 resulted in Transjordan being split into the two states of Jordan and Israel—the Hashemite kingdom in response to Arab populations and a Jewish nation that granted citizenship to all residents, including the Arabs living within its new borders. It isn’t necessary to delve into the tribal base and political reward that stood behind the new dynasty of Jordan. It’s enough to note that two states were carved out of the old Roman epithet of “Palestine” to serve the native and returning Jews as well as the nomadic Arabs. For, until the Zionists and other Jews showed up at the latter end of the 19th century, the region was a barren backwater that the Ottomans’ were overjoyed to sell off for hard cash to the returning heirs. 

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