Islamic Middle East Refuses to Recognize Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is bending over backward trying to establish peace in the Middle East, but Islam will not tolerate peace. Islam demands surrender and submission.
Now that President Obama tragically called for a return to 1967 borders, which all acknowledge are “indefensible” (i.e., THEY CAN’T BE DEFENDED AGAINST ATTACK!), Hamas spokesman Mahmoud al-Zahar responded by demanding a return to the 1948 lines.
Zahar: Palestinians should not settle for 1967 borders
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Hamas leader says 1967 borders not enough, asks Obama why he wouldn’t be willing to discuss 1948 borders. (Read article here) www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=221824
Translation: Islam will not be satisfied until Israel no longer exists!!
A Brief Political History of the Middle East Conflict
There has never been a nation called Palestine or a Palestinian people, currency, capital, or language. Palestine was a term first coined by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 135 AD demonstrating his hatred for the Jews.
The last sovereign nation to call the Promised Land “home” was the nation of Israel which was given by God to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Since 722 BC, Israel has been invaded and “OCCUPIED” by Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, Islam (638 AD), the Ottoman Turkish Empire, and then Great Britain with the Mandates issued by the League of Nations following World War 1. At no time during Islamic rule was the Promised Land ever called “Palestine.” The Turks considered it a part of Syria. (See Map below)
In 1880, this land was largely a Malaria infested wasteland. Except for a few cities, the land was mostly uninhabited and unwanted. American author Mark Twain toured the Promised Land in 1867 and described it as “desolate”, “unlovely”, and “cursed” (Innocents Abroad). Although there has been a continual Jewish presence in the Promised Land since the time of Joshua, Jews from around the world began migrating back in increasing numbers in the late 1800’s because of persecution in Europe and Russia. As the ‘Zionist Movement’ increased, so too, did the desire for Arabs to move to the Land to counter the Zionist presence. At that time, one in five babies died in infancy and the average lifespan for an Arab living in this area was less than 40 years, yet the population exploded from less than 250,000 in 1882 to nearly 1.4 million in 1948. How? The facts demonstrate that these so called “Palestinians” did not live there for millennia, they moved in over the course of 60 years to counter the Jewish presence.
As the Middle East had been freed from the tyranny of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, the League of Nations sought to establish new sovereign nations that were capable of self-government. Originally, modern day Israel AND Jordan had been promised to the Jews for the new Jewish state. (See below)
Even though over 95% of the Middle East was set aside for Arabs and just a small portion promised to the Jews, the Muslim world rebelled and rioted murdering Jews and causing great unrest in this area governed by Great Britain. In an effort to appease the Arab world, this original mandate was divided and over 80% given to form ANOTHER Arab state with just a small section between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea now promised to the future Jewish state. (See below)
Rather than satisfaction, this appeasement was met by even greater resistance from Muslim terrorists led by a future ally of Adoph Hitler, Hajj Amin Al Husseini.
After World War 2, the League of Nations had disbanded and was replaced by the United Nations. Attempting to appease the Muslim world, the UN AGAIN divided the land promised for a future Jewish state with UN Resolution 181. This land which was called “Palestine” by Great Britain, but the Arabs loudly objected to the idea of a separate nation called Palestine saying that this land was part of southern Syria. According to the Muslim world, there was no Palestine (See Ottoman Map from 1801, top). Resolution 181 specifically divided the land between “Arabs” and “Jews” (no Palestinians existed). This effort to appease the Muslim world was soundly rejected by them.
The world had accepted without controversy the establishment of Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon (all previously occupied by the Ottoman Empire), but when Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948, she was immediately attacked by five Arab neighbors. The Arab League Secretary, General Azzam Pasha, declared “jihad”, a holy war. He said, “This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades”. The Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al Husseini stated, “I declare a holy war, my Moslem brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all!”
Arabs living in Israel were told by the invading Arab armies to leave their homes until the Arab nations had wiped out the Jews. Then, they would be able to return to all the land. Much to their chagrin, Israel won the war. Afterward, these fleeing Arabs were not granted citizenship and allowed to assimilate into other Arab nations. Instead, they were put in “refugee camps” and have been used as political pawns ever since.
After the war for Israel’s independence, Jordan ILLEGALLY annexed the West Bank and half of Jerusalem. Egypt ILLEGALLY annexed Gaza.
For nearly nineteen years, Arab nations illegally occupied the West Bank and Gaza. There was no call to establish a 57th Islamic state in these areas and call it Palestine. In fact the PLO was started in 1964 while Arabs still illegally occupied these lands in question. What land was the Palestinian LIBERATION Organization seeking to liberate? The land occupied by the Jews. (Editor’s note: The PLO was helped in formation by the KGB. The same plan used in Vietnam was used for “Palestine.” Rather than reporting the truth that Communists were seeking to overthrow Vietnam, the liberal media spin was to support Vietnamese “Freedom Fighters” seeking to “unite” their homeland. Likewise, rather than recognizing Arafat as a terrorist, the media has bought the concoction of PLO Freedom Fighters seeking to liberate their land. By the way, Arafat was born in Egypt.)
In May of 1967, the Arab nations had gathered again at the Israeli borders intent to destroy Israel. The combined nations of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Saudi Arabia had over 500,000 troops, 3100 tanks, and nearly 1000 aircraft. President Nasser of Egypt declared, “Our basic objective will be the destruction of Israel. The Arab people want to fight. We will not accept any…coexistence with Israel…Today the issue is not the establishment of peace between the Arab states and Israel…The war with Israel is in effect since 1948.” Syrian Defense Minister Hafez Assad boasted, “Our forces are now entirely ready … to enter into a battle of annihilation.”
Miraculously, Israel won a resounding victory uniting Jerusalem and taking the land promised them originally in 1920 by the League of Nations including Gaza and the West Bank.
Israel has negotiated and given away land for peace at least six times and every time the Muslim world has responded with only greater acts of terrorism. Now this week we have seen the American president have the unmitigated gall to call on Israel to return to the 1967 borders. (Editor’s Note: Netanyahu should have agreed to do so when America agreed to return to her post-independence borders – 1787). Immediately following Obama’s buffoonery, Hamas’ leadership has demanded a return to the 1948 borders.
Islam will not be satisfied until Israel no longer exists and every Jew is killed. Islam will not be satisfied until America no longer exists and the entire world is under the rule of Islam. Koran 8:39 “Fight them until there is no more fitnah (unbelief, resistance to Islam) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone.”