Beyond the Cusp

September 4, 2015

Israel Did Not Win the 1948 War

 

If the definition of winning a war is holding your own territory or enlarging your territory, then Israel cannot be said to have won their 1948-9 so-called War of Independence. Israel lost the Gaza Strip to Egypt and most of Judea and all of Samaria to the Jordanians and lost the Golan Heights to Syria. That is what most would agree defines losing the war. The reason Israel is said to have won the war is because the invading Arab armies, all six or seven depending on whose recounting you read, did not manage to drive the Jews into the sea and slaughter every last Jew. So, if one Jew had survived, would that have also been winning the war? Probably not as they might not have lived long enough after only that singular Jew showed up for the victory parade unsure if they were a participant or a spectator. Whichever one they chose would negate the other making the entire dilemma an exercise in futility.

 

This is a very important perception which must be emphasized, the war of 1948-9 was not Israel’s War of Independence, it was the Israeli Defensive War for Survival. This is a particular and important concept. Israel survived the war of 1948-9; we did not win that war. Israel won the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War which were also both defensive wars. The fact that both were defensive wars permits retention of parts or all of the gained lands and guarantees that any lands regained which had been lost in a previous defensive struggle (war) are liberated lands and automatically not only can but must remain under the control of the entity regaining lands lost and the peoples who may have settled in those lands are foreign citizens at best and enemy combatants which may be forced from those lands as they were illegally settled there after the former war. Any of the regained lands which had belonged to the liberating nationals is returned to them and the squatters removed. Such situations get clouded and fuzzy as there are so few precedents as nations very rarely regain lost lands and more often the comparable situation is when lands are given to the defending nation as reward for having been invaded as compensation as the attacking nation rarely has funds which can be considered restitution so lands whose real original ownership is contested or undetermined is made part of the defending national lands and no longer contested under International Law. This was the case for France and Poland when they regained contested areas. It should be noted that any residents of the area which was contested or for other reasons is rewarded to the defender which survived and gained such lands in their defensive struggle may be made to resettle in their original national citizenship, another important concept to be remembered in Israel’s case in defensive wars.

 

 

Eretz Yisroel the Israel Solution to Problems is One State Solution with Citizenship for Anybody Who Desires Living in Peace with Equal Rights Responsibilities and Worshiping as One Pleases

Eretz Yisroel the Israel Solution to Problems is One State Solution with Citizenship for Anybody Who Desires Living in Peace with Equal Rights Responsibilities and Worshiping as One Pleases

 

 

So, since the war brought against Israel in 1948-9 was initiated with the lands awarded Israel, after the Arab entities declined the partition, was defined as the starting borders for Israel of the Sinai-Negev border, the Golan Heights border with Syria, and the Jordan River with Jordan. These lands are Israeli lands and anything less are lands lost in a defensive war and in the case of Israel a defensive war of survival. This must be stressed at all times that the original war which often has the title War of Independence thrust on Israel is in reality the Israel War for Survival. If the 1948-9 war was a war of independence, then Israel would have been warring with the British who were the holding entity of these lands before Israel presumably had to fight for their independence which was not the case. The British held the mandate until such time as the Jewish population was deemed sufficient to form a viable nation on the lands being held and ‘guarded’ by the British under their Mandate from World War I and still after World War II. The borders were as described above, the Golan Heights, the Jordan River, the Sinai-Negev border and the border with Lebanon all as described in the British Mandate at the point of the British guarantors departing and turning these lands over in total to Israel when all her neighbors reinforced with armies from other nations well beyond the Israeli borders such as the troops from Iraq and Yemen amongst other militias and other forces which were not under a national flag. Israel continued to exist after this War of Survival, but be it under truncated lands. This is crucial to be made accurate that the originating borders of Israel were, and these three are the most important, the Sinai-Negev border including Gaza, the Golan Heights which at the highest point being the least generous definition (anything beyond the central line on the Golan Heights would be described as additional lands in order to secure said border from further aggressions). This is important and is an application in this particular case, and the most important, the Jordan River.

 

Since the time of the initial Israeli War for Survival that Israel managed, despite having important and valuable lands stolen from her defined borders had managed to retain these truncated lands with the international powers setting a new border as the Green Line, the position of the front at a set day and time, defined the lands Israel managed through great expense to retain while there exists large areas of Israeli lands now occupied by Egypt in the Gaza, Syria in the Golan Heights, and Jordan from the western side of the Jordan River. These areas described between the Green Line and the original borders upon the departure of the British are occupied lands by Jordanian aggression. They instigated the war upon the nascent state of Israel in total disregard for the legal border of the nation of Israel as defined by the British Mandate. The remaining areas were occupied Israeli lands liberated, not stolen, from Jordan which had been set by an agreement between the Zionist Congress and Britain, not like the Zionists had any manner of arguing at that time. Further proof of these facts come as numerous Jews were forced from their lands in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan Heights by their occupying powers, These lands should have been immediately returned to their rightful owners when these lands were liberated and returned to within Israel’s borders in the Six Day War of June 1967 and retained in the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

 

That is as simple as it would get under any other circumstance where any other nation other than Israel was the eventual victor in 1967 and survivor in 1948-9 Wars. The first and most important fact is that Israel was attacked in 1948-9 on that initial morning of May 15, 1948 and was fighting against a War of Annihilation, a War of genocidal intent in which had Israel not managed to retain even the smallest sliver of lands in which to squeeze and accept those refugees forced from their original lands by the invading and genocidal nations while settling all of her peoples from the originally larger land mass defined by the British controlled areas upon their departure and their rewarding these lands to the Jewish State of Israel. The borders left by the British at midnight or even dawn of May 15, 1948 are the legal and just defined lands of the original borders for the State of Israel. These are the definition of Israel and any foreign peoples or peoples whose intent is to steal these lands from the Jewish Nation may legally be forced to leave the areas and return to within the border of the previous occupying power which in Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem are any peoples who claim other than Israeli citizenship by legal definition, Any former citizens of Jordan or Transjordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, or other Arab land of origin may be required to depart as they were illegally settled on these lands. What could be a more simple and obvious concept?

 

There is one reason and one reason alone that the normal Rules of War and traditional laws regarding land of conquest after a defensive war by the defending power if by some miracle they blunted the attacking forces and then proceeded to drive them from lands that were previously contested or occupied and lands beyond those contested or occupied lands. It boils down to the nations who were the hegemonic powers of the world, all of them including the antagonistic powers of the Soviet Union which backed all Arab and Muslim claims and contested the fact of Israel’s existence, the French and British who had originally under the Mandates set up in the San Remo Conference were holding the lands of the British Mandate for the formation of the Jewish State, and the United States which had proven to make the defining difference in the contest of World War I. The British did at a point very early in their duties as the manager of the Mandate for the Jewish State forsake that role and make a proposition to the Zionist Congress and the Jews residing in the British Mandate for all seventy-eight percent of the Mandate for the Jewish State west of the Jordan River be surrendered by the Zionist Congress for the formation of an Arab State under Hashemite rule in return for which the British Crown would be the guarantor of the remaining twenty-two percent as solely for the formation of the Jewish State. The Zionist Congress at that time having no military of any consequence acquiesced to the British offer realizing the alternative would be the British simply throwing the Jews to the fate of the Arabs and washing their hands of any responsibility and pretending that no such entity known as the British Mandate had ever existed and taken a San Remo Conference, wasn’t that the little ski weekend the major powers held in the Italian Alps somewhere, despite San Remo being along the Italian Riviera with nice beaches and not a ski slope in sight. What real choice did the Zionist Congress have? None might be a good defining place to start and less would be a more refined assessment. So, there we have a definitive definition of a real and defined border emerging from the definition of British Mandate lands for the Jewish State, the Jordan River. Everyone did catch that definition by the British and presumably backed by the British Crown for all time, well, until it was not backed by even a single British citizen if they knew what was good for them and wished to avoid a lifetime admission to the tower of London.

 

 

Map set into picture of San Remo, depicting San Remo location of the San Remo Conference a nice locations with warm winters and fabulous summers and beaches and great restaurants a perfect place to pretend to negotiate

Map set into picture of San Remo, depicting San Remo location of the San Remo Conference a nice locations with warm winters and fabulous summers and beaches and great restaurants a perfect place to pretend to negotiate

 

 

As Israel voluntarily departed from the Gaza during the disengagement, Israel was left facing the prospect of resettling eight to nine thousand refugees who had been displaced. Israel is still resettling the remaining thousand Israeli Jewish refugees. The list of communities of Jews in Gaza dissolved and their occupants resettled numbered twenty-one and were named; Bedolah, Bnei Atzmona, Dugit, Elei Sinai, Gadid, Gan Or, Ganei Tal, Katif, Kfar Darom, Kfar Yam, Kerem Atzmona, Morag, Neve Dekalim, Netzarim, Netzer Hazani, Nisanit, Pe’at Sadeh, Rafiah Yam, Slav, Shirat Hayam, and Tel Katifa. Additionally, there were also four sizeable communities dissolved as part of the allowances for a semi-autonomous areas in Judea and Samaria defined as Area A were Kadim, Ganim, Homesh and Sa-Nur. There were two other areas set aside and given definitions where Area B was under a form of joint security and governance which would be where the border would presumably be drawn during any agreement and an Area C which was completely under Israeli control and was intended to be incorporated back within Israeli borders at the conclusion of any settlement. According to International Law and what has been applied in virtually every instance, even some despite centuries of the usurped lands coming into major population shift towards the occupying nation, the lands were returned to their previous sovereign and all foreign nationals expelled and lands returned to originating family ownership or the State where no heirs were able to be located.

 

 

Judea and Samaria as proposed division between Israel and the invented Arab Palestine promised nation replacing Israel and actual legal under International Law Israeli lands

 

 

We have yet to hear any cogent and reasonable explanation given us beyond blatant anti-Semitisms for the complete disregard for International Law and all precedent for the denials to Israel for reconstituting her original borders and permitting the expulsion of at the least those actively challenging and using terror so as to attempt to force Israel from her returned lands. The World Powers, even those claiming to be the Israelis best friends, are quick to demand that Jews be restricted, forbidden or removed from any lands and some even call for the eradication of Israel as they stand in judgement over Israel while standing with the Arab demands. With such friends enemies become a luxury as they at least act their part. We really do not know how to make this any simpler; all of the lands west of the Jordan River up to and including the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon and the areas west of the center of the Sea of Galilee are rightfully Israeli lands by means of all International law. The facts that Jordan occupied the lands previously and then pretended to give them after they no longer possessed the lands thus attempting to give away formerly occupied lands which had been rightfully restored to their rightful owners and the world backs the occupier’s claim to be leaving lands they no longer occupy and never truly owned to a third and previously never before heard of peoples is the ultimate act of indecency by all supporting such insanity and thievery. Can we for the fifteen minutes it would take to set things right just sign over the formerly occupied lands back to the rightful and legal owner, Israel? Such honesty in dealing with the Jewish Nation would be appreciated as we are tired of fighting even our friends on this issue. To be completely honest, this insane tearing-up of International Law and couching to accept claims that all of Israel actually never belonged to any Jews and has always belonged to some Arabs who adopted a name which at best referred to a tribe of Greek Mediterranean seafaring tradesmen.

 

Let us close with one of the honest assessments of the origins and reasons for the invention of a special subtribe of Arabs which had never existed in all of history and were invented in order to replace Israel and end Jewish rights in what they believe is conquered and permanent Arab Muslim lands. The quote is from PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, in a 1977 interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw; where he gave this honest assessment of the faux-people the Palestinians were.

“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa. While as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

 

What can one add to such honesty, the one-time honest appraisal of why the requirement to invent an entire population out of nothing, absolutely nothing. For good measure we can add the plot by none other than Yasser Arafat, and Egyptian born and raised in Cairo and Alexandria and whose ties to the lands of Israel were cousins whose parents left Egypt and came where there were jobs and a future. Yasser Arafat came to make himself rich beyond his wildest dreams on the backs of the very people he claimed to lead knowing he was a Soviet Puppet on stage with somebody else pulling his strings. Yet on the same day Yasser Arafat signed the Declaration of Principles on the White House lawn in 1993 with Israeli Prime Minister Rabin in the presence of President William Jefferson Clinton, Arafat explained his actions on Jordan TV. This is what he said,

 

“Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.”

 

 

Final Conflict for potential nuclear standoff after Iran starts producing its missiles and warheads which is likely already going on in secret enrichment warhead factories berried under Tehran hospital

Final Conflict for potential nuclear standoff after Iran starts producing its missiles and warheads which is likely already going on in secret enrichment warhead factories berried under Tehran hospital

 

 

The only thing to add after those quotes is it is over; Game, Set, Match!

 

 

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