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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Tanks versus stones. Guess who is who here.

Understanding The Arab-Israeli Confliuct

A Brief History of Palestine

The Timeline of Major Dates & Events That Lead to The Present
Stage of The Crisis
1895 - 1967


The total population of Palestine was 500,000 of whom 47,000 were Jews who owned 0.5% of the land.


Following the appearance of anti-Semitism in Europe, Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism tried to find a political solution for the problem in his book, 'The Jewish State'. He advocated the creation of a Jewish state in Argentina or Palestine.


The first Zionist Congress was held in Switzerland, which issued the Basle programme on the colonization of Palestine and the establishment of the World Zionist Organization (WZO).


Fourth Zionist Congress decided to establish a national home for Jews in Argentina.


The Zionist congress decided the Jewish homeland should be Palestine.


With the outbreak of World War I, Britain promised the independence of Arab lands under Ottoman rule, including Palestine, in return for Arab support against Turkey which had entered the war on the side of Germany.


Britain and France signed the Sykes-Picot Agreement, which divided the Arab region into zones of influence. Lebanon and Syria were assigned to France, Jordan and Iraq to Britain and Palestine was to be internationalized.


Lord Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary sent a letter to the Zionist leader Lord Rothschild which later became known as "The Balfour declaration". He stated that Britain would use its best endeavors to facilitate the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. At that time the population of Palestine was 700,000 of which 574,000 were Muslims, 74,000 were Christian, and 56,000 were Jews.

After World War I

1919 - 1967


The Palestinians convened their first National Conference and expressed their opposition to the Balfour Declaration.


The San Remo Conference granted Britain a mandate over Palestine and two years later Palestine was effectively under British administration, and Sir Herbert Samuel, a declared Zionist, was sent as Britain's first High Commissioner to Palestine.


The Council of the League of Nations issued a Mandate for Palestine. The Mandate was in favor of the establishment for the Jewish people a homeland in Palestine.


The Palestinians held a six-month General Strike to protest against the confiscation of land and Jewish immigration.


The British government published a new White Paper restricting Jewish immigration and offering independence for Palestine within ten years. This was rejected by the Zionists, who then organized terrorist groups and launched a bloody campaign against the British and the Palestinians. The aim was to drive them both out of Palestine and to pave the way for the establishment of the Zionist state.


The United Nations approved the partition under which the Palestinian Arabs, who accounted for 70% of the population and owned 92% of the land, were allocated 47% of the country. (UN resolution 181)


British forces withdrew from Palestine in May and the Zionists proclaimed the state of Israel without defining its borders. Arab armies moved to defend the Palestinians.


A cease fire was finally agreed. The Zionists controlled 77% of Palestinian land and over 1 million Palestinians were forced to leave their country. The West Bank was put under Jordanian control and the Gaza Strip under Egyptian control.


The Palestine Liberation Organization was established.


The Palestine 'Revolution' began on 1 January.


Israel launched a new war against the Arabs and seized the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Syrian Golan Heights and the Egyptian Sinai peninsula.

Familiarity, in this country and throughout much of the Western world, with the US-Israeli view of this central conflict of our time has never been a problem, given the nature of official and media bias-, as panders especially toward the US Empire ambition. And it has wrought much sympathy for the Zionist cause for a very long time here. Though there is another quite different view as well, which sequence of major events above, however, maybe... just maybe helps one understand that other, Palestinian and larger Arab view of it, and what drives it.

But let it be said though as well, in the interest of objectivity and balance, that there is a significant and growing shared view of the truth behind these events with the Palestinians, by a growing body of Jewish opinion no less This we have addressed here before, because it is important to not tar all Jewish, as any religious or national group opinion with the same brush. They are no less complex a community than any other-, neither all good nor all bad as a value judgement.



The Sentinel said...
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Coyote said...

Well Sentinel, disregarding your own personal history of hostility and verbally violent rampages against everyone that isn't just exactly lily-ass Aryan white, the historical record is pretty much that religions generaly, and none more thn "Christianity", have an extensive affinity with war and violence. before and after the Inquisition and other purges of Christianity, the early Crusades into Arab lands, through the extensive wars of imperialist conquest and brutal repression in the Middle East, carried out by the British and French Empires etc ad nauseum in more modern times. Which history indeed, in addition to the wars currently initiated and raging there in service to the rising US Empire ambition, is much responsible for the attitude of resentment and hostility amongst all Arabs, save their ruling elites, and manifest in their Muslim religious models. Even then, there are numerous exceptions within Muslims.

So you really do need to, again here as in your attitude towards Jews and all non-Aryan peoples, and in your selective memory processes, need to attempt to secure a more objective and balanced critique and analysis of current as well as past history.You are much, much too one dimensional and shallow again.

Even yet, the nations head and shoulders above all other in their military occupations of lands, people and resources not their own, in all parts of the world, remains, in fact, the so-called "Christian" states of the Imperialist West, led by the US Empire, assisted and followed by their flunky, bootlick allies, such as Canada and Britain, for example.

You really do need to spend more time with your homework before you attempt to engage us here. You are ill prepared and make but a fool of yourself, again.

Additionally, I am going to delete your post, though you are again invited to repost it, on the condition that it is minus the tediously and unreasonably long data display attempt. Summarize it, or I will delete it again, and if necessary, bar you until I get the assurance that you will not so attempt to try our patience again.

And I would expect the same thing in your blog, tried I this shit.

There is nowhere with greater levela of wanton social violence and numbers of people imprisoned than in the United States of Amerika. We all, but you it seems, know that.

Coyote said...

The Sentinel said...

The plight of the Palestinians may be terrible, but if they were not in such a quandary they would probably be joining ranks with their religious brethren in the orgy of murder this 'religion of peace' brings.

Islam and violence go hand in hand.

Just in the last three months we have see many, many lives taken:


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Larry Gambone said...

It is nice to see that Shit-for-brains is an equal opportunity hater.

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Coyote said...

Complete and utter drivel, Sentinel. You are simply not worth engaging any further. We stand across from each other with diametrically opposed view of the world, enemies, and that's all there is to it.

We have nothing we can really say to each other. It is regrettable of course, but simply the way it is.

You are tiresome in your xenophobia.

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