Part Five: The White Paper of 1939
The White Paper of 1939 is a very important part I left out of my last piece, Revisionist Zionism, because I felt it would more aptly fit here.
The White Papers declared an end to the original plan they had come up with to create a Jewish homeland in Israel. This was in 1939. The new plan was
to create an independent Palestinian government, with a population of Jews and Arabs. The population was restricted though and the Jewish population
had to remain lower than the Arab population. Also, immigration was severely limited.
One quote in section one of the White Papers reads:
with the Royal Commission, His Majesty's Government believe that the framers of the Mandate in which the Balfour Declaration was embodied could not
have intended that Palestine should be converted into a Jewish State against the will of the Arab population of the country...
But this statement has not removed doubts, and His Majesty's Government therefore now declare unequivocally that it is not part of their policy that
Palestine should become a Jewish State.
This was simply unacceptable to the Jewish population. At this time, many Jewish people were fleeing Europe as the holocaust was taking place.
The objective of His Majesty's Government is the establishment within 10 years of an independent Palestine State....The independent State should be
one in which Arabs and Jews share government...
The hope for a Jewish state is lost in these White Papers essentially. Refer to the source on immigration to see how Britain effectively limited
immigration of Jewish people into Palestine.
As a result. Militant Zionist groups took aim at Britain, and engaged in illegal immigration practices, resulting in a flood of Jewish settlers. This
enraged the Palestinian people. But the Zionist attacks were successful as a combination of factors caused the British to give up attempting to
resolve the Palestine issue, and eventually left, leaving it up to the newly formed UN.
Part Six: The UN and Palestine
With the UN in control of the issue of how Palestine should be handled, Zionists had renewed hope in the official declaration of a Jewish state, while
the Palestinians were getting tense over the prospect. Tensions continued.
In 1947 the UN stepped in and spent months debating what to do in Palestine. Eventually they decided to divide the land. The Arab population, rife
with propaganda and hate filled speech, was far too radicalized by this time, to ever agree to such terms. The past 30 years of anti-semitic speech,
radicalization to fight the Jewish immigration, and the fears places in their minds about the Jewish threat, was impossible to overcome.
The Arab nations rejected the proposal to divide the lands. The Arab League met to determine a military solution to the problem they faced. Britain
soon after essentially said it was impossible to solve and in 1948 they ended the mandate.
Part Seven: War and The Aftermath
Britain ended the mandate, Israeli declared independence, and the Arab nations geared up for war.
Guess who comes back into the picture? Al-Husayni. He brings an army to fight the new state of Israel. He recruited volunteers then set out to
blockade Jewish people in Israel. As a result, Israel was sending convoys, but it was an impractical tactic and more and more died as a result.
Al-Husaynis tactics were working and hundreds upon hundreds of Israeli soldiers attempting to supply the Israel people were killed by Al-Husayni and
The Israelis got themselves organized and retaliated, freeing up the blockade and killing Al-Husayni in combat. Unfortunately, they also went on to
commit massacres like Deir Yassin which further enraged the Arab people, creating more of a divide and more hate between the Arabs and the
Massacres continued and Palestinians started to flee in large numbers. 250,000 is the estimate that is given today.
Fighting continued and eventually the invasion from the Arab nations resulted. Arab nations attacks quickly became a failure as they were outnumbered
by the fast growing IDF. The IDF managed to inflict heavy losses to most of the Arab armies, and managed to expand their positions.
The UN attempted to mediate and created a temporary cease-fire in mid 1948. This negotiation was led by Folke Bernadotte. This failed and the war
resumed roughly a month or two after.
Israel launched a series of offensive, taking a few important cities. Mass exoduses occurred as a result.
Shortly after the UN again attempt to resolve the conflict. Folke Bernadotte returned once again to negotiate a resolution to the conflict. Neither
side agreed to the terms, and the next day, Lehi, a Zionist militant organization, assassinated Folke Bernadotte.
Israel launched more offensives which were mostly successful. The UN finally stepped in a third time with a resolution to end the conflict.
In 1949, Armistice agreements were signed between Israel and its aggressors, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. Egypt and Jordan occupied the
Palestinian lands that Israel did not take.
The UN concluded that 711,000 Palestinian people were displaced from their homes during the war. It is noted this number does not include Palestinians
inside Israel lands.
As a result, anti-semitic viewpoints flourished in Palestine. The call for violence among the Palestinian leaders grew. Which leads us to the current
Part Eight: Terrorism In Palestine
It doesn't take long to find examples of terrorism from Groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.
Up to 14 people were killed in two separate suicide bombs in Israel last night when Hamas fulfilled its threat to exact revenge for the assassination
In the second, nearly five hours hours later, another Palestinian bomber struck at the Café Hillel, a new and popular venue in the heart of
Jerusalem's German Colony.
A suicide bomber killed at least 19 people and injured 172 at a popular seaside hotel Wednesday, the start of the Jewish religious holiday of
Passover. At least 48 of the injured were described as "severely wounded."
I don't need to remind people of the atrocities these terrorist commit, we all remember them well.
The issue is the groups that are causing them. Groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah which condone attacks on innocent people are not fighting the war
that was being fought back in 1948, they are fighting their own war and using Freedom Fighting as an excuse.
They use it as manipulation. That whole background I listed before all leads up to this. The manipulation of the Palestinian people to fight terrorist
groups own personal wars. They tell them they are helping them fight for their freedom as Palestinians, and that its righteous what they are doing.
They are taking all that history you just read and manipulating it to fit their own personal goals. Where was Hamas and Hezbollah in 1948? They
didn't exist. They aren't fighting for the same reasons the Arabs were fighting half a century ago, but they are using it to manipulate the people
who got the short end of the stick as a result of that history.
Remember who the real enemies of this war are, the people who kill innocent people. The people who show complete disregard for innocent life, or
intentionally kill innocents to spread fear.
Remember that every one in Palestine isn't part of Hamas, and that not every Arab is looking for an innocent persons blood to shed. Remember that not
every Israeli person is calling for their government to bomb everything that might be a threat, even if it kills numerous innocent people.
Remember that their are innocent people on both sides, and that people are being exploited by terrorists on both sides.
Hamas are terrorists, they continue to kill innocent people. The Israel government are terrorists, they kill innocent people just the same. Neither
one of them are the good guys. Neither one of them are fighting to defend anything. Neither one of them care about that damage they do to those around
Both groups need to be stopped.
[edit on 17-1-2009 by grimreaper797]