As the people of Palestine continue to experience violent retribution from an illegal occupying power, accompanied by threats of outright confiscation and renewed armed hostility for daring to seek UN recognition for its membership as a full-fledged state, it is useful to recount some historical facts. Through a combination of ruthless tactics including terrorism, massacres and ethnic cleansing, an outside force managed to drive close to a million residents from their ancestral lands, while working through diplomatic and other channels they were able to strong-arm enough countries using both bribery and threats to change their original positions and cast an affirmative vote for the recognition of a state encompassing 56% of lands - for which they had previously owned no more than 5 or 6 %.
Though sufficient votes were obtained at the General Assembly to make a recommendation to the Security Council that the state of Israel be recognized, no such application was ever made, meaning that Israel remains unrecognized by the United Nations to this very day! Ironically, were the Security Council to formally recognize the Palestinian State, it is the occupier that would remain without proper borders - which have been illegally expanded well past original boundaries to its current 78%!
While the article recounts the real story behind this historic land grab, the video looks in depth at support from so-called 'Christian Zionists' who, through a misinformed view of biblical prophecy, continue to provide moral, financial and political support for the establishment of a literal Israel over the entire Palestinian lands, along with ongoing instigation of the earthly powers to wage genocidal wars against all Muslims. By so doing, they disregard the birthright purchased by the blood of the Savior for those "drawn from among all the nations" wholeheartedly accepting the Ransom Sacrifice - in other words, spiritual Israel! Their warmongering ways fail to honor the enduring message of the Great Teacher, who warned that his followers must "return evil for evil to no man". (Romans 12:17).
See also this article: Romans 13 and National Defense
And my prior post: Barbaric Crimes of a Former First-Born
The common representation of Israel’s birth is that the U.N. created Israel, that the world was in favor of this move, and that the U.S. governmental establishment supported it. All these assumptions are demonstrably incorrect.
by Alison WeirIn 1947 the CIA reported that Zionist leadership was pursuing objectives that would endanger …“the strategic interests of the Western powers in the Near and Middle East.”…The common representation of Israel’s birth is that the U.N. created Israel, that the world was in favor of this move, and that the U.S. governmental establishment supported it. All these assumptions are demonstrably incorrect.To better understand the Palestinian bid for membership in the United Nations, it is important to understand the original 1947 U.N. action on Israel-Palestine.The common representation of Israel’s birth is that the U.N. created Israel, that the world was in favor of this move, and that the U.S. governmental establishment supported it. All these assumptions are demonstrably incorrect.In reality, while the U.N. General Assembly recommended the creation of a Jewish state in part of Palestine, that recommendation was non-binding and never implemented by the Security Council.Second, the General Assembly passed that recommendation only after Israel proponents threatened and bribed numerous countries in order to gain a required two-thirds of votes.Third, the U.S. administration supported the recommendation out of domestic electoral considerations and took this position over the strenuous objections of the State Department, the CIA, and the Pentagon.The passage of the General Assembly recommendation sparked increased violence in the region. Over the following months the armed wing of the pro-Israel movement, which had long been preparing for war, perpetrated a series of massacres and expulsions throughout Palestine, implementing a plan to clear the way for a majority-Jewish state.It was this armed aggression, and the ethnic cleansing of at least three-quarters of a million indigenous Palestinians, that created the Jewish state on land that had been 95 percent non-Jewish prior to Zionist immigration and that even after years of immigration remained 70 percent non-Jewish. And despite the shallow patina of legality its partisans extracted from the General Assembly, Israel was born over the opposition of American experts and of governments around the world, who opposed it on both pragmatic and moral grounds.Let us look at the specifics.Background of the U.N. Partition RecommendationIn 1947 the U.N. took up the question of Palestine, a territory that was then administered by the British.Approximately 50 years before, a movement called political Zionism had begun in Europe. Its intention was to create a Jewish state in Palestine through pushing out the Christian and Muslim inhabitants who made up over 95 percent of its population and replacing them with Jewish immigrants.As this colonial project grew through subsequent years, the indigenous Palestinians reacted with occasional bouts of violence; Zionists had anticipated this since people usually resist being expelled from their land. In various written documents cited by numerous Palestinian and Israeli historians, they discussed their strategy: They would either buy up the land until all the previous inhabitants had emigrated or, failing this, use violence to force them out.When the buy-out effort was able to obtain only a few percent of the land, Zionists created a number of terrorist groups to fight against both the Palestinians and the British. Terrorist and future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin later bragged that Zionists had brought terrorism both to the Middle East and to the world at large.Finally, in 1947 the British announced that they would be ending their control of Palestine, which had been created through the League of Nations following World War I, and turned the question of Palestine over to the United Nations.At this time, the Zionist immigration and buyout project had increased the Jewish population of Palestine to 30 percent and land ownership from 1 percent to approximately 6 percent.Since a founding principle of the U.N. was “self-determination of peoples,” one would have expected to the U.N. to support fair, democratic elections in which inhabitants could create their own independent country.Instead, Zionists pushed for a General Assembly resolution in which they would be given a disproportionate 55 percent of Palestine. (While they rarely announced this publicly, their stated plan was to later take the rest of Palestine.)U.S. Officials Oppose Partition Plan: