Historical background: Jews in Europe, Brits, Palestine

http://original.antiwar.com/rothbard/2010/03/02/war-guilt-in-the-middle-east/

Ottomans kicked out. Israel-can-do-no-wrong apologists claim that Arabs happily sold their lands to European Jews during the years of British occupation after World War Two.

But there’s more to it, because the Ottoman Turks had a bunch of land titles. They were sold cheap to incoming European Ashkenazi money.

Pressured from opposite sides by Zionists anxious for a Jewish state and by Arabs seeking an independent Palestine, the British finally decided to pull out after World War II and to turn the problem over to the United Nations. As the drive for a Jewish state intensified, the revered Dr. Judah Magnes, president of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and head of the Ihud movement, bitterly denounced “Zionist Totalitarianism,” which, he charged, is trying to bring “the entire Jewish people under its influence by force and violence. I have not yet seen the Zionist terrorists called by their rightful names: Killers – brutalized men and women. … All Jews in America share in the guilt, even those not in accord with the activities of this new pagan leadership, but who sit at ease with folded hands….” Shortly afterward, Dr. Magnes felt it necessary to exile himself from Palestine and emigrate to the United States.

Under unbelievably intense pressure from the United States, the UN – including an enthusiastic U.S. and USSR – reluctantly approved a Palestine partition plan in November 1947, a plan that formed the basis of the British pullout and the Israel declaration of existence on May 15 of the following year. The partition plan granted the Jews, who had a negligible fraction of Palestine’s land, almost half the land area of the country. Zionism had succeeded in carving out a European Jewish state over Arab territory in the Middle East. But this is by no means all. The UN agreement had provided (a) that Jerusalem be internationalized under UN rule, and (b) that there be an economic union between the new Jewish and Arab Palestine states. These were the basic conditions under which the UN approved partition. Both were promptly and brusquely disregarded by Israel – thus launching an escalating series of aggressions against the Arabs of the Middle East.


Despite the propaganda we hear today about Arab attacks, the Irgun and Lehi had already made clear they were in a de-facto war against the Palestinians living within the borders they wanted. The massacre at Deir Yassin made their plans clear, made even more clear by the fact that the town had declared itself neutral and had been one of the friendliest to its Jewish neighbors.

The entire war of 1948 was fought in ARAB majority areas, territory recognized by the UN Partition Plan and by the world as majority-Arab areas. This was not a barren empty desert, Arabs were making their living there. The neighboring Arab states only attacked after it became clear that the Irgun and Lehi and the other paramilitary groups were engaging in their own ethnic cleansing program, and the Palestinians began a massive panicked rush to Arab-controlled areas to save their lives.

So much for the Israel propaganda line that Palestinians migrated “voluntarily”.

The Arab neighbor nations found themselves helplessly out-fought by what was in essence an invasive militia with European military experience.

The prophecies seem to indicate that the “Jews according to the flesh” will eventually come to recognize their Messiah and “mourn as for an only son”, but until they follow their own prophets up to and including their very own Jesus Christ, they are described by Jesus in his pronouncement lamenting the rejection of his people then: ” Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”.

Isaiah 1:18: Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

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