By Don Boys, PhD:
Secretary of State John Kerry astounded, alarmed, and angered people around the world with his marathon speech dealing with the UN Security Council’s condemnation of Israel and Obama’s refusal to veto their nonbinding resolution. That was a total contradiction of a decades-old American policy. The resolution demands that Israel stop building settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank where about 600,000 Jews live.
Israel took East Jerusalem and the West Bank during the 1967 Six-Day War that was started by Egypt, Jordan, and Syria when they massed troops on Israel’s border. Iraq joined the battle later. In six days, little Israel whopped the Arab world, doubling their size and the area they took is called occupied territory under control of the Palestinian Authority. However, it has been traditionally true that the winner in a war gets to keep what he has won. Israel won; the attacking Arab nations lost. That should settle it.
But it gets worse. The resolution calls for the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and the Jewish Quarter in the Old City to be occupied territory! If I know anything about Israel and Netanyahu, that is not going to happen. Well, maybe it will when shrimp learn to sing in harmony Israel’s National Anthem, “The Hope.” “As long as the Jewish spirit is yearning deep in the heart, With eyes turned toward the East, looking toward Zion, Then our hope – the two-thousand-year-old hope – will not be lost: To be a free people in our land, The land of Zion and Jerusalem.”
No, not even if the shrimp learn to sing in Hebrew! Would just be another miracle, something with which the Jews are familiar.
Israeli authorities may give up Judea and Samaria for a perverted peace but never Jerusalem which is considered their eternal city made famous when King David conquered it in 1010 B.C.
However, Israel’s boundaries, biblically and historically, are from the eastern border of Egypt (the Sichor River, an eastern branch of the Nile) to the Euphrates River. Moreover, Israel has foolishly agreed to trade land for peace but there can be no peace since the PLO and Hamas refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist! In fact, their maps do not show the reality that the world knows to be true: Israel is a nation. So, Israel is willing to give up their claim to the West Bank in exchange for recognition as a legitimate nation with secure borders. The “Palestinians” would, in turn, be recognized as a nation of Arabs and would live in peace with Israel. When pigs learn to fly.
Israel should keep all land from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River as a united nation; and if the “Palestinians” want a nation then one can be carved out of Jordan and Saudi Arabia. There is plenty of desert land. However, Muslim nations don’t give a flip about the “Palestinians” other than to use them as a political tool to further their own cause.
The “Palestinian people” don’t exist as an historical group but they do exist as a political ploy used by the PLO and other Muslim extremists for their own selfish purposes. These “Palestinian” people are refugees from the Middle East whom the Muslim nations will not accept as citizens but will use as grunt workers in their fields and orchards.
The refugees are welcome as workers but not as citizens. By leaving the refugee camps, they better themselves as migrate workers but without any hope of citizenship from their “brother” Muslims. However, they have been and are being used as pawns to further the political agenda of their fellow Muslims. The workers are too dumb or fanatical to realize that fact.
Any honest person will recognize that there is no mention of “Palestina” in history before the Romans gave that new hated name to the province of Judea. This fact was admitted by Professor Philip Hitti, an Arab historian who declared, “There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not.” This fact is further confirmed by the Saudi Arabia Representative at the United Nations. “It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria,” also denying Israel as a nation.
Fathi Hammad, minister of the interior and national security for Hamas–a recognized terror group whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, confirmed, “half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis.”
King Hussein of Jordan was the only Arab leader that showed any sympathy toward what is called the Palestinian Arabs. In 1960 he stated: “Since 1948 Arab leaders have approached the Palestine problem in an irresponsible manner….They have used the Palestine people for selfish political purposes. This is ridiculous and, I could say, even criminal.” The King was correct.
I started going to the Middle East just after the 1967 Six-Day War (in which Israel sent the nine Muslim nations arrayed against them running for cover) and have been there 14 times. That doesn’t make me a Middle East expert but I became convinced that King Hussein, who died in 1999, was the most reasonable and kind Muslim leader in the Muslim world. He shocked the world when he recognized Israel as a nation in 1994 much to the chagrin of other Muslim leaders.
Unknown to the world, King Hussein wanted peace with Israel and secretly negotiated with Israel’s leaders and U.S. officials. The private talks took place in London at the home of Hussein’s Jewish physician. In 1970, Hussein kicked the PLO (Arafat) out of Jordan! It must be remembered that Arafat, while leader of the PLO, was an Egyptian, not a “Palestinian”; but then, no one is a “Palestinian.”
I corresponded with King Hussein in the late 70’s while I was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives. I also was a newscaster and commentator at a fledging Indianapolis television station. Since I went to the Middle East about every year I contacted the king about doing a television interview, and much to my surprise, he readily agreed. We set the date to coincide with my itinerary and I prepared to become an “international correspondent.” But alas, it was not to be. My trip was rescheduled because of terrorist activities and the king was out of the country when I was finally there.
Syrian dictator Hafez Assad (father of the present dictator) told PLO leader Yasser Arafat, “You do not represent Palestine as much as we do. Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, there is only Syria.” Don’t you think the media should finally get the point: Palestinian people do not exist except as a political pawn? The claim that Palestinians are “fighting to regain their ancient homeland” is a bogus claim that no honest historian will support. By the way, we have plenty of Muslim states in the area and don’t need another one, especially at the expense of the one true democratic state–Israel.
Zuhair Muhsin, military commander of the PLO and member of the PLO Executive Council, clearly said “There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity… yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel.” I wonder if the media are listening. Maybe they can’t understand plain English.
Even Chris Matthews of MSNBC can understand that statement from a Muslim terrorist–well, maybe not, since Chris’ main activity is in his leg, not his brain. But we know John Kerry doesn’t understand.
Boys’ new book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published recently by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available
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