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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy 'International Day of Solidarity with the 'Palestinian' people'

Sixty years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution number 181, which called for the partition of 'Palestine' into two states, a state for the Jewish people and an Arab state. On this day each year, the United Nations conducts an 'International Day of Solidarity' with the fictitious 'Palestinian people,' which becomes an occasion for the most Israel bashing of any other day of the year at the Israel-bashing UN.

On Monday, a comment at Al-Guardian pointed out that Resolution 181 actually undermines the 'Palestinian' claim to the eastern part of the City as their capitol (Hat Tip: Media Backspin):
Jerusalem, in a decision worthy of the setting for Pontius Pilate's famous manual ablutions, was to belong to neither. It was to become a "corpus separatum" under UN direction - which is why today, except for a few banana republics, no country in the world, not even the US, will build an embassy there, or recognise it as Israel's capital, eternal or otherwise. Indeed, it is a telling argument against Palestinian claims to the city as its capital - but for obvious reasons it is not one that Israel and its supporters are likely to make.
Of course, we all know what happened: Despite an obtuse map that al-Guardian describes as a 'checkerboard' (which today might be referred to with the inflammatory term "bantustans"), Israel accepted the 'partition,' the Arabs did not - thereby capitalizing on another opportunity to miss an opportunity. The Arabs went to war with Israel and although its borders were almost indefensible even after that war, Israel ended up with more territory and a slightly more normal looking map than would have been the case under the 'partition plan.' The 'Palestinians' are now trying to turn the clock back and accept the 'partition plan.'

One curiosity had does emerge is the map of Jerusalem that was attached to the 'partition plan.' (Hat Tip: Gidon in Maaleh Adumim). If you, like me, wondered how areas as far out as Maaleh Adumim to the east, Gush Etzion to the south and Givat Zev to the north could be considered part of Jerusalem, look at this map and wonder no more:

So when you hear the UN bashing Israel today, just remember that the Arabs could have had their 'Palestinian state' sixty years ago if that's what they really wanted. Of course, it isn't. The 'Palestinians' don't want their own state: They want to destroy the Jewish state and murder all the Jewish inhabitants in the area. We cannot give them that opportunity.


At 9:49 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

UN is a Satan Organization!! They want solidarity? Cool! lets all of them to come to Gaza to live there...at least for 1 year! we shall see what will be the Next Day of UN,,,,i would name it a Day of their Death!!


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