John R. Houk
© December 23, 2014
It is my opinion that Israel should straight out annex Judea-Samaria (what the hate-Israel crowd calls the occupied West Bank) and invite the Arabs who cannot accept the existence of a Jewish State to leave Israel.
I get more and more vehement in this opinion of annexing Israel’s own land due the representatives of the fake Palestinian people constantly clamoring for their own sovereign state based on the myth there always has been a Palestinian people and that the Jews lost any to right to exist on their ancient homeland long-long ago.
I caught up to a Times of Israel article notifying readers that representatives of the Palestinian Authority (PA) had submitted (12/17/14) a unilateral resolution to the United Nations giving Israel until 2017 to get out of Judea-Samaria in order for a sovereign Palestinian State can be formed. The longer the Israeli government fails to acquire their own ancestry the more difficult it will be to do so. Israel has procrastinated so long that I’d have to say the entirety of Europe as embodied by the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) have abandoned the Jewish State to the PA’s hate-Israel agenda. The EU (Court) has even legitimized the Jew-hating Islamic terrorist organization Hamas by wiping the staining truth of terrorism from its description.
When will the way-too-tolerant comprehend that encapsulating Israel with a sovereign nation of vicious Jew-haters will not bring peace but rather more than likely begin a war will engulf the entire world into another World War? My GOD! Just LOOK at English translations of pro-Palestinian nationhood media that fills their listeners full of Jew-hatred and that Israel’s existence will be terminated just like prophet Mo terminated the Arabian Jews of Banu Quraiza and Khaybar (See Also HERE and HERE).
It may sound politically incorrect but more Jewish refugees were expelled from Muslim nations after the 1948 Israel war of independence than actual Arabs that fled at the behest of the invading Arab armies or out of fear of becoming a war casualty. The invading Arab armies DID NOT come to create a Palestinians State, rather the invasion’s purpose was to divvy up and annex their own slices of land they hoped to own from the defunct British Mandate for Palestine. A Mandate by the way set up as a future home for Jews after WWI as defined by the 1917 Balfour Declaration. Note World War I ended in 1918 and Hitler’s Final Solution for European Jews was not officially discovered until the end of World War II in 1945. After the Final Solution count it was discovered nearly 6 MILLION Jews were murdered for their faith.
In order to perpetuate the Islamic Supremacist concept that once conquered for Allah the land is to remain Islamic perpetually, various Arab nationalists began stirring up Jew-hatred to prevent the formation of a Jewish State in the ancient Jewish homeland. A small parcel of land by Muslim domination standards neglected under old Ottoman Turkey rulership and was made largely revitalized by Jewish immigrant Western European know-how in agriculture, science and economics. By the way, a revitalization that was beneficial to the few indigenous Arabs that worked as near feudal peasants for the relatively smaller Arab landowner even if many were absentee.
The British tried in vain to get local Arabs to follow a path of state-building similar to that of the Zionists once they envisioned the division of western Palestine in the 1920s.
But the failure – in fact, the refusal of Palestinian Arabs to develop as a society under the tutelage of the British - had been an enduring feature of indigenous Arabs in Palestine for generations.
… Professor Kenneth Stein of Emory College, a scholar of land tenure systems under the Ottoman Turks and the British Mandate, points to the lack of social cohesion, coupled with a long history of unscrupulous money lenders, real estate brokers, and dishonest village leaders (mukhtars) robbing Palestinian villagers of their lands well before the arrival of the first Zionist:
“By 1947, Palestinian Arab society had become highly susceptible to insecurity and flight. Indeed, a combination of reasons caused hundreds of thousands of Arabs to leave Palestine after November 1947, not the least of which was the internal societal changes that led to slow disintegration of communal bonds. Although Palestinians became refugees in [the] 1947-48 period, the origins of their social collapse can be partially attributed to the fractious nature of Arab society and its steady dissolution over the previous century.”5
… Aryeh Avneri, who traced the demographic history of western Palestine over the centuries in his book Claim of Dispossession: Jewish Land Settlement and the Arabs. Indeed, the Arab narrative, which speaks of perpetual residence in Palestine for 1,300 years, does not stand up to scrutiny. For 250 years the population remained almost static – rising from 205,000 Muslims, Christians, and Jews in 1554 to only 275,000 in 1800. Other historic documents from 1830 onward demonstrate that an increase in Arab immigration was registered with the influx of the first Zionist settlers in 1880, yet the population still ebbed and flowed.
… Describing the Arabs in Palestine in the 19th century, Avneri calls them "a tiny remnant of a volatile population which had been in constant flux as a result of unending wars … (Arab and Jewish Refugees - The Contrast; By Eli E. Hertz; MythAndFacts.org; 2007)
By the time the British Mandate for Palestine was drawing to an end with a United Nations Partition Plan further dividing land between Jews and Arabs including the City of David holy first to Jews – Jerusalem, the Arab States that had formed sovereign nations under the direction of Britain and France had put away their petty squabbles long enough to be unified on one matter. That one matter was kill the Jews in their own homeland and divide what was out of the spheres of influence the invading armies managed to carve out. After all, Arab Muslims outnumbered Jews that made an effort to reestablish their national homeland.
Before the end of the British Mandate Jews were forced to form underground militias for self-protection. Some of those militias developed the image of being terrorists because of the brutal and vicious manner of revenge reprisals when Jews were attacked by Islamic Supremacist Arab Nationalists.
These Jewish militias united to confront the invading Arab armies of the newly declared independent Israel in 1948. Still the Jewish forces were very outnumbered by the united Arab invading armies.
A combination of Israeli determination and the mutual mistrust existing between the objectives of each Arab nations sending an invasion force resulted largely in an Israeli victory ended by armistices rather than peace treaties. The only invading army able to claim success was Transjordan’s (now Jordan) Arab Legion. The Arab Legion’s key to success was that army’s Officer Corps was primarily British led particularly its Commander in Sir John Bagot Glubb, Lieu.-General (Glubb Pasha).
Except for the Arab Legion, the invading armies were defeated roughly displacing 600,000 Arabs who had visions of returning to their homes Judenfrei. It is quite interesting that about a million Jews were expelled (See Also HERE) from Muslim nations between the late 1920s through about 1970. About 600,000 of those expelled Jews occurred around the 1948 Israeli War of Independence.
It is the descendants of these displaced Arabs in 1948 and later when Israel took back East Jerusalem and Judea-Samaria (renamed the West Bank by Jordan after formal annexation in early 1950s) while Jordan refused Judea-Samaria Arab into that nation. Jordan was simply following the example of other Arab nations NOT allowing repatriation of fellow Arabs thus creating refugees.
Again it is ironic that the roughly 800,000 Jews out of a million refugees expelled from Muslim nations settled in Israel and peacefully assimilated into the Jewish State of Israel.
AND YET an Arab refugee problem created by Islamic Supremacist Muslim Arabs refused to do their duty and repatriate and assimilate their created refugee problem. It is ironic that after 1948 the Arabs living in the Jordanian annexed West Bank (really Judea-Samaria) were NOT EVER given full Jordanian citizenship rights.
The Arab League forbade any Arab country from accepting these refugees or settling them in normal housing, preferring to leave them in squalid camps. Former UNRWA Director Ralph Galloway stated in 1958: "The Arab states do not want to solve the refugee problem. They want to keep it as an open sore, as a weapon against Israel. Arab leaders do not give a damn whether Arab refugees live or die." (The Refugee Issue; By Rabbi Shraga Simmons; Aish.com)
The Arab nations surrounding Israel had an agenda in creating an Arab refugee problem. These Arabs were to be used as a tool for continued Arab invasions to officially create a fabricated Palestinian State. A state by the way I don’t believe the then Arab Legion organization had any real intention of creating a sovereign state for Arab calling themselves Palestinians. Just like the 1948 Arab invaders had no intention of creating another Arab State.
Arab nations continued to invade tiny Israel up to 1973, losing every time. This is when the Arab League nations realized they’d need to find another way to terminate Israel. The new agenda was to defeat Israel from within. The Arab Legion gave a new name to the Arab refugees and called them Palestinian nationals – a people occupied by oppressive Israel.
The Arab Legion and later Palestinian terrorist organizations (sadly legitimized into PA) also tweaked the disinformation strategy by revising history that Palestinians have lived as a people in the Holy Land for over a thousand years – unlike the Jews. Since a significant amount of the Arab population immigrated to the then Ottoman controlled Levant more closely associated with an Ottoman version of a province which we can call Syria. Indeed, the newest Islamic terrorist organization now calling itself the Islamic State (IS) hooked their original name to the acronym ISIS or ISIL depending on whose translation one goes by. The acronym in English stood for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The name confusion comes designating an English translation for the last Arab word in the acronym. Without translating the last world acronym comes out as the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham. Sham was difficult to translate so it sometimes became Syria and sometimes Levant. (For more clarity on the meaning of the ISIS acronym go HERE)
A significant amount of the refugee descendants come from as much first and second generation immigrants as the immigrant Jews that came and bettered living conditions in the region. Ship these descendants of immigrants back to their region of origin which today are the legacies of European carved out Muslim nation-states.
So, just for clarity’s sake let me state one more time: ANNEX JUDEA-SAMARIA and escort Jew-hating Arabs (even if it is both Muslim and Christian Jew-haters) to other Jew-hating Middle Eastern nations. AND trust me, if any follower of Islam considers themselves devoted to the Quran there is an element of Jew-hatred even if it is hid unwittingly with the moniker of Moderate Muslim. AND it is also a sad truth that Christians living in Muslim nations have received the same Jew-hating propaganda for centuries even though (or perhaps because of) their own Christian existence has been molded by the Sharia rules of the dhimmi (See Also HERE) which forces a Christian to admit and submit that Islam is a superior way of life. The Jew-friendly Christians today are Evangelical and Charismatic-Pentecostal Christians that tend to view Israel’s existence as at least one sign of a returning Jesus Christ who will establish the Kingdom of God on earth.
Admittedly this kind of Jew-friendly Christian does not necessarily fill Jews with trusting confidence. Jews view Evangelicals as proselytizing Christians. And both secular and religious Jews don’t really appreciate the proselytizing when they have managed to survive even a thousand years of too oft violent persecution from Christians.
In my case I am more than willing to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Jews; however it is my opinion that Jews will return en masse to God through Jesus when the Lord returns for His own – the Jew first and then the Gentile.
A Few Extra Sources I looked at for this Essay:
Netanyahu: Palestinian move at UN will lead to Hamas takeover in West Bank (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 12/19/14)
Why Jews Fled the Arab Countries – MEQ 9/1995
The Mystery of 1948 11/7/11
Jewish Refugees – palestinefacts.org