Tue Apr 9, 2019, 09:26 AM

Does Palestine Exist?

Does “Palestine” Exist?
Comment by local NY lawmaker sets off firestorm which leads to committee ouster. But is he right?

Two weeks ago, a local New York City Councilman named Kalman Yeger noted on Twitter that “Palestine does not exist.” That statement, controversial as it is, is grounded in fact -- in the sense that the United Nations Security Council, the only UN body capable of establishing international law through binding resolutions, has never conferred legal status to “Palestine,” and never accepted “Palestine” as a UN member state. In 2012, the UN General Assembly by a majority vote granted the “State of Palestine” non-member observer status.

General Assembly resolutions have no binding legal authority. In fact, the United Nations charter which spells out the powers of the General Assembly does not convey rule-making powers to that body. As such, the UNGA’s 2012 vote amounts to meaningless nomenclature that does not change the legal status of “Palestine.” Moreover, the United States and most of the Western world does not recognize an independent, amorphous entity called “Palestine.”

Following the British government’s decision to terminate its mandate over the area referred to by Jews as “Eretz Israel” (Land of Israel) and to Arabs as “Palestine,” the UN General Assembly voted to partition the territory on a roughly 50-50 basis into Arab and Jewish states. The Jews accepted the 1947 UNGA Partition Plan whereas the Arabs rejected it outright.

The Arab view was that “Palestine” was holy Muslim soil and that the Jews were not entitled to a centimeter of it. Had the Arabs accepted the UNGA Partition Plan, the “State of Palestine” would have come to fruition and the borders between the Jewish and Arab states would have been finalized and recognized as international boundaries under international law. That course of action never materialized. Arab gangs and militias backed by the Arab world at large and former SS officers who were welcomed and received safe haven in Arab lands immediately began attacking Jewish targets.....

- - - - -

Well, of course it doesn't; it was an artificial entity created for the genocidal Yasser Arafat, to give him a power-base from which to direct his hate.

Otherwise, those Arabs living in Gaza are, really, Egyptian, and those Arabs living on the West Bank are, really, Jordanian. One wonders why that's so hard for some to grasp.

3 replies, 167 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Does Palestine Exist? (Original post)
imwithfred Apr 2019 OP
outside Apr 2019 #1
_eek Apr 2019 #2
Iron Condor Apr 2019 #3

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 09:55 AM

1. As you said.

The Arabs living on the West Bank are Egyptians who moved there for jobs by the British in the 1920's and 30's.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 11:13 AM

2. Yes, of course it does, we are discussing it.

It is just as real, and politically important as New England.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 01:43 PM

3. Here's a repost from an earlier post

The actual flag of Palestine 1939. It is a fact that Palestine is Israel and a reference to Jewish people and not some made up, never existed mythological people today who try and call themselves Palestinians but who are only Arabs from the surrounding areas.

It was only called Palestine because after the Bar Kokhba revolt the Romans under Emperor Hadrian out of spite to insult and humiliate the Jews renamed Israel after Israel's long time enemies, the Philistines.

The Roman Emperor Hadrian changed the name Provincia Judea to Provincia Syria Palaestina. The name was shortened to Palaestina. Palestine is just the non Latin version of the name.

Palestine is reference to Israel and the Jewish people... That is a historical fact.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink