Illegitimate… Illegitimate… Illegitimate
“Israel” has NO right to exist
Alan Hart – Israel‘s right or not to exist – The facts and truth
By Alan Hart*
On Monday 12 October, Prime Minister
Netanyahu opened the Knesset’s winter session by blasting the Goldstone Report
that accuses Israel of committing war crimes and vowing that he would never
allow Israelis be tried for them. But that was not his main message. It was an
appeal, delivered I thought with a measure of desperation, to the
“Palestinian leadership”, presumably the leadership of
“President” Abbas and his Fatah cronies, leaders who are regarded by
very many if not most Palestinians as American-and-Israeli stooges at best and
traitors at worst.
Netanyahu again called on this
leadership to agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, saying this was, and
remains, the key to peace. And he went on and on and on about it.
“For 62 years the Palestinians
have been saying ‘No’ to the Jewish state. I am once again calling upon our
Palestinian neighbors – say ‘Yes’ to the Jewish state. Without recognition
of the Israel as the state of the Jews we shall not be able to
attain peace… Such
recognition is a step which requires courage and the Palestinian leadership
should tell its people the truth – that without this recognition there can be
no peace… There is no alternative to Palestinian leaders showing courage by
recognizing the Jewish state. This has been and remains the true key to
noted in its report, Netanyahu’s demand for Palestinian acceptance of Israel as
a Jewish state is for him “a way on ensuring recognition of Israel’s right
to exist as opposed to merely recognizing Israel” (my emphasis). This, as
Ha’aretz added, is the recognition which Netanyahu and many other Israelis see
as the real core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In the name of pragmatism, willingness
to “merely to recognize” Israel – meaning to accept and live in peace with an Israel inside its pre-June ’67 borders – has long been
the formal Palestinian and all-Arab position. Why does it stop short of
recognizing Israel‘s “right to exist”, and why, really,
does it matter so much to Zionism that Palestinians recognize this right?
The answer is in the following.
According to history as written by the
winner, Zionism, Israel was given its birth certificate and thus
legitimacy by the UN Partition Resolution of 29 November 1947. This is propaganda nonsense.
In the first place the UN without
the consent of the majority of the people of Palestine did not have the right to decide to partition Palestine or assign any part of its territory to a minority
of alien immigrants in
order for them to establish a state of their own.
Despite that, by the narrowest of
margins, and only after a rigged vote, the UN General Assembly did pass a
resolution to partition Palestine and create two states, one Arab, one Jewish,
with Jerusalem not part of either. But the General Assembly resolution was only
a proposal – meaning that it could have no effect, would not become policy,
unless approved by the Security Council.
The truth is that the General
Assembly’s partition proposal never went to the Security Council for
consideration. Why not?
Because the U.S. knew that, if approved, it could only be
implemented by force given the extent of Arab and other Muslim opposition to
it; and President Truman was not prepared to use force to partition Palestine.
So the partition plan was vitiated
(became invalid) and the question of what the hell to do about Palestine –
after Britain had made a mess of it and walked away, effectively surrendering
to Zionist terrorism – was taken back to the General Assembly for more
discussion. The option favored and proposed by the U.S. was temporary UN Trusteeship. It was while the
General Assembly was debating what do that Israel unilaterally declared itself
to be in existence – actually in defiance of the will of the organized
international community, including the Truman administration.
The truth of the time was that the
Zionist state, which came into being mainly as a consequence of pre-planned
ethnic cleansing, had no right to exist and, more to the point, could have no
right to exist UNLESS … Unless it was recognized and legitimized by those
who were dispossessed of their land and their rights during the creation of the
Zionist state. In international law only the Palestinians could give Israel the legitimacy it craved.
And that legitimacy was the only thing
the Zionists could not and cannot take from the Palestinians by force.
No wonder Prime Minister Netanyahu is
more than a little concerned on this account.
Israel‘s leaders have always known the truth summarized
It’s time for the rest of the world
to know it.
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