Israel is not an “occupier” and has at least as much claim to what was temporarily Ottoman land as does Jordan, which is, in essence, the Palestinian state.
America has existed for 240 years. The Ottoman Empire occupied the Jewish homeland for more than 320 years, from the early 1500s until 1922, a period longer than America has existed.
Israel has as much claim to Ottoman land as Jordan. Israel and Jordan were both created from Ottoman Land. The land was part of the Ottoman Empire before WWI. Why is there a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution against Israel but not one demanding Jordan to return occupied Ottoman land?
Why exclude Jordan from the solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict? Jordan was created in British Mandate Palestine and it must be part of the solution. Jordan’s Queen is “Palestinian,” the next King will the son of a Palestinian, most of the population is Palestinian. After what happened in Gaza, the creation of a Palestinian State in the “West Bank” – Judea and Samaria – became unfeasible because it will endanger Israel. The only place a Palestinian state can be created is in Jordan, where the Palestinians already are the majority of the population.
Modern History of the Land of Israel
Before World War I Palestine was a part of the province of Southern Syria in the Ottoman Empire. In 1916, before WWI ended, the British and the French signed the secret Sikes-Pikot agreement defining their proposed spheres of influence in the Middle East if they won the war. According to the agreement, France was allocated to Northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, while the British would rule over Palestine and southern Iraq.
In 1920, following the provision of the Mandate to France and Britain at San Remo, the UK took control of British Mandate Palestine (Mandatory Palestine) in what is today Israel and Jordan, land captured from the Ottoman Empire.
The McMahon-Hussein correspondence (1915) reveals details of a secret deal between Sir Henry McMahon, High Commissioner of the UK in Egypt, and the Sharif of Mecca, Hussain Bin Ali, by which the British would give control of lands captured from the Ottoman Empire to the Arabs (Palestine was included within the boundaries that were proposed by Hussein) if the Arabs assisted the British in fighting the Turks during WWI.
In 1921 the UK created the Emirate of Transjordan (Jordan) in the land of Mandatory Palestine east of the Jordan River and appointed Abdullah, son of the Shariff of Mecca, as King of Jordan. Britain also appointed Abdullah’s brother Faisal as King of Iraq. Jordan was officially under British Mandate Palestine and obtained independence in 1946.
In 1967 British General Glubb explained the reason for the Balfour Declaration in an address he gave in the Middle East Institute in Washington (“The Arab-Israeli Impass” (Khadduri, 1968)): “In 1917 Russia made peace with Germany and Austria-Hungary, and in autum of 1917 Britain and France realized that in the spring of 1918 all the Central Powers would turn on them. And this was the absolute crisis of the War…so in the Autumn of 1917 they decided something had to be done to get the US into the war before they were exhausted. And from the documents that we now have available we see that it was thought that the Balfour Declaration would bring the US into the war…”
The British Betrayal
The British issued the Balfour Declaration because they needed American support in WWI, and they used American support for Israel to save themselves during WWI and after they won the war they betrayed Israel (and America). In 1948, when the British Mandate of Palestine ended and the Jewish State of Israel was created, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt (all puppet Kingdoms from the UK) attacked the newborn Jewish state. Most of the officers of the Jordanian Arab Legion were British: Command (under British General John Bagot Glubb); Divisional Headquarters (under Brigadier Lash), Artillery Batteries/troops (under Lt-Col Hearst); 1st Brigade (under Col. Goldie); 1st Regiment (under Lt-Col. Blackden); 3rd Regiment (under Lt-Col Newman); 3rd Brigade (under Col. Ashton); and 2nd Regiment (under Maj. Slade). (Source: Laffin (1982a), Lunt (1999), Collins & Lapierre (1972). http://balagan.info/arab-order-of-battle-in-the-1948-arab-israeli-war
In 1948, General Glubb lead the Jordanian Arab Legion commanded mostly by British Officers to expel all the Jews from Hebron, eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank. Not only did they commit ethnic cleansing, but they destroyed dozens of ancient synagogues and 60,000 ancient Jewish tombstones in the sacred ancient Jewish cemetery of the Mount of Olives to try to erase all evidence of Jewish history in Judea and Samaria. In 1956, after his service in Jordan, the criminal General Glubb, responsible for ethnic cleansing of Jews, was knighted by the Queen. General Glubb was appointed Knight Commander of The Order of Bath by Queen Elizabeth.
Jews returned to east Jerusalem in 1967 after Israel won a war of defense against Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The 1967 war ended almost 20 years of illegal Jordanian occupation of the Old City of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and allowed Jews to return home. In fact, Jewish cities in Judea and Samaria should be called liberated Jewish cities instead of “settlements,” since they are communities liberated by the Jewish people from Arab invaders, not colonial outposts taken from native residents.
The Palestinians did not demand to create a state in Judea and Samaria while it was controlled by Jordan from 1948 till 1967. They only started demanding a Palestinian state there after Jordan lost it to Israel. The same way, if all of Israel was currently being controlled by Jordan, the Palestinians would not care to create a “State of Palestine.” The Palestinians’ main goal is not to create a Palestinian state, it is to destroy Israel. According to Islamic principles, what matters is to end Jewish rule and re-establish Muslim rule.
Iran’s ‘Mein Kampf’ on How to Destroy Israel
On August 11, Newsmax reported about ‘Khamenei’s Mein Kampf‘: “Supreme ruler Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran has published a book on how to destroy Israel, arguing that his position is based on “well-established Islamic principles.”
The 416-page book is titled Palestine. An item on the books’ back cover describes Khamenei as “The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem.” The book explains that land that falls under Muslim rule, even briefly, can never again be ceded to non-Muslims, the Post reported. “What matters in Islam is ownership of a land’s government, even if the majority of inhabitants are non-Muslims.”
Khamenei also argues that Israel is a special case because the nation is a loyal “ally of the American Great Satan,” meaning the United States; because it has warred against Muslims on many occasions; and because Israel occupies Jerusalem, which Khamenei describes as “Islam’s third Holy City.”
Palestinians a ‘Spearhead’ for Arab Enemies of Israel
During the Arab-Israeli wars of 1948 and 1967, Islamic armies tried to destroy Israel but failed. Because they lost in the battle field they changed their strategy of direct military confrontation and started falsely posing as the under dog, victims of Jewish aggression to gain the sympathy of the World powers. In reality, the Palestinians are part of something much bigger: they are an integral part of the Arab Nations, a spearhead inside Israel fpr the dozens Islamic States that surround Israel and want its destruction.
If a Palestinian state is created in the West Bank, Hamas will take over and attack Israel with missiles from the West Bank as it does from Gaza. Palestinian Media Watch translated an interview by one of Hamas founders Mahmoud al-Zahar to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Ayyam, in which he said, “Transfer what it has [in Gaza] or just a small part of it to the West Bank, we would be able to settle the battle of the final promise [to destroy Israel] with a speed that no one can imagine…[Some] have said Hamas wants to create an Islamic emirate in Gaza. We won’t do that, but we will build an Islamic state in Palestine, all of Palestine…”
The Gaza Experience
After what happened in Gaza, the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank would endanger Israel. The so called “two state solution” is actually a “one state solution” because it will lead to Israel’s destruction. The two-state solution will enable Hamas to attack Israel from the West Bank making normal life in Israel impossible.
The Palestinians already have a state in Jordan. Since the US/EU claim the Arab-Israeli conflict can be solved though a UNSC resolution why not submit one declaring that Jordan is Palestine? Most of the Jordanian population is Palestinian. The previous king said, “Jordan is Palestine, Palestine is Jordan.”
Jews have been persecuted and expelled from most Middle Eastern countries and they managed to find refuge in Israel, a country smaller than New Jersey. Since 1948, 850,000 Jews have been expelled from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lybia, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia,Yemen and other Middle East Countries. The same way that in Iraq the Yazidi deserve a small area as a safe heaven where they can live in security, the same way that in Egypt the Copts deserve a small area where they can live in security, Jews deserve a safe heaven where they can live safely from Islamic aggression.