Recognizing A State Of Palestine Means War
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
With the US and the world economy in such a sad state it may seem somewhat ridiculous to be worrying aloud about whether or not the United Nations recognizes Palestine as a state. But believe me, it is one of the moments in history that can be spoken of and will be written of as a “tipping point.” It is so important that the vote itself may well produce a new world order.
I continue to believe the Palestinians are not nearly so interested in a state of their own as they are in totally destroying the state of Israel.
There is a heck of a lot of history behind this Palestinian and Israeli conflict. Let’s review a bit of that history.
Did you know that the area and the people, erroneously called Palestinians, were offered a state of their own back in the 1930’s? Bet you didn’t know that.
It seems we have to go over the history of the rejected Palestinian state over and over and I can only surmise the public school system and the university and college systems in the US simply don’t teach it!
Look, the plain truth is… the people, calling themselves Palestinians, have been offered a state of their own at least three times since the 1936 Arab revolt. They have flatly turned it down every time! Yes! The first offer made by the Peel Commission in the 1930s offered them a vast piece of real estate much larger than that offered to the Jews… and … they turned it down!
UN Resolution 181 passed soon after the Second World War gave Israel 55% of the so-called Palestine and the Palestinians 45%. The Jews accepted and in doing so recognized that Palestine would become a state next door to them. They accepted that. But the Arabs rejected it, flat out, and started another war against the Jews, which they promptly lost.
It has been 60 years now and the whining and moaning is still coming from the “woe is me” crowd who called themselves Palestinians.
The problems between Israel and the Palestinians are not because Israel has settled some disputed land. No! The cause of all the trouble in that “center of the earth” strip of land is due entirely to the Arabs refusal to accept the existence of a Jewish state called Israel, or called anything else, for that matter. That is the crux of the problem.
“Right of Return” is far more dangerous to the state of Israel than an all out attack by their Arab neighbors. You’re going to hear more and more about the Palestinians demand for a Right of Return.
So what is the Right of Return? “The idea of the right of return is to demand that Israel allow the descendants of the 750,000 Palestinians who were displaced in 1948 and their families (which now stands at almost 4 million) back into Israel and give them full compensation for their troubles. Even if only half of these Palestinians returned, it would alter Israel's identity as a Jewish state and effectively create a second Palestinian state. One assumption made under the right of return is that all the Arabs that lived in Israel proper were forcibly expelled from their homes in 1947 and 48. This is a myth. While historians know for a fact that a small number of the 750,000 displaced Arabs were forcibly expelled by Zionist militias (a famous example being Deir Yassin), honest and impartial historians also know that a large number of this 750,000 strong population left on their own, either to avoid an upcoming war between the Zionists and the Arabs, or to join the Arabs in the fighting against the newly established state.” (From: http://www.themiddleeastnow.com/nopalestinianstate.html)
The Palestinians will obfuscate, and delay, and continue to carry on their war to wipe Israel from the face of the map. They will use any means to do it. This requested vote in the UN is just another tool they will use in their never ending attempt to destroy Israel.
So why do I continue to insist that a Palestinian state will lead, almost immediately, to war between Israel and the State of Palestine? The answer is so simple it is appalling to me that the world does not see it.
Look, the moment Palestine occupies a piece of ground that is considered strategic to the survival of Israel the shooting war will begin. When the war begins there will be a re-alignment of nations supporting both the Palestinians and the Israelis. The nations of the world will be, once again, at each other’s throats.
So, YES, this coming vote in the UN is important in the extreme. I do not think it possible to over estimate just how important it is to the entire world.
The Palestinians are running a “con game” on the entire world and on the UN in particular. Otherwise, they would have taken their request to the General Assembly where that would have won, at least, “Observer State” status most likely in an overwhelming vote. But instead -- they are said now to have decided to take their request to the UN Security Council where it is sure to be vetoed by, at least, the United States. Why? Because if the US vetoes it, THAT will be considered a political victory for the Palestinians and will add another tool to their arsenal for use against Israel AND the United States.
That maneuver alone should underscore that their intent is not so much statehood as it is the total destruction of the state of Israel.
If the nations of the world want the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian to end, then they should get out of the way and allow them to go at each other until one or the other is wiped out. As a student of history, I have no doubt who will be standing when the dust clears.
J. D. Longstreet