Beyond the Cusp

June 8, 2018

The Unvarnished Truth About the Palestinian Nation and the Six-Day War

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Fifty-one years ago on June 8, 1967, the Six-Day War was half way towards its definitive results with every Arab force in full retreat. That includes all of the belligerents. We wish to discuss the realities with timelines, lists, maps, cartoons and our commentary. The build-up to the Six-Day War reaches back almost four weeks where concrete acts were being taken. The upgraded hostility in the propaganda across many Arab states and particularly in Egypt, specifically with speeches given by Gamal Abdel Nasser built up from months earlier. We have a diagram which provides a timeline up through the Israeli Security Cabinet voting to respond to the numerous threats by striking the Egyptian Air Force the ensuing morning. Many people refer to this specific strike as proof that Israel started the Six Day War ignoring the numerous casus belli which included the bellicose threats, massing of troops on two borders (Egypt and Syria), recognizance flights of the Dimona Nuclear Reactor and the closing of the Straights of Tiran to Israeli shipping which had been set as equivalent to a declaration of war in the agreements from the 1956 Suez Canal crisis. Israel had more than sufficient cases for threats all along her borders and had been overflown with military aircraft deep into the center of the nation. The signs that an attack was imminent were multiplying by the day, thus Israel attacked in response to an imminent and overt threat of attack thus having legal cover making her attack to be legal under the 1949 Geneva Convention and its coverage of preemption when attack has become inevitable, obvious and imminent. Below is the chart of the acts leading up to and including that fateful vote which started the Six-Day War.

 

Build-up to the Six-Day War

 

The next item which is often misrepresented is the actual belligerents. This is where things get a bit peculiar as there are three sets of belligerents. One belligerent involved in the fighting is obviously Israel and another set are the nations Israel fought directly on Israeli or Arab soil which includes Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon. The often ignored set are those who provided some assistance without ever directly engaging troops in the actual ground fighting, and these include Algeria, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) which is placed as only being a supporting force as it represents no nation and came under no actual command and actually only provided assistance by attempts at destroying the regions as they surrendered ground in the retreat without engaging the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). The chart is below.

 

Belligerents

 

The biggest misinformation portrayed as one of the victims of the Six-Day War is the imaginary entity of Palestine. There was no nation called Palestine engaged in the Six-Day War. Truth be told, there has never been a nation called Palestine and that name only has referred to the area which was the Roman Province of Syria Palaestina, which was the Roman renaming of the province of Judea after the Bar Kokhba Revolt, the third Jewish uprising against Rome, in an attempt to name it after the Jews most preeminent of enemies, the Philistines. The Philistines migrated and after their final defeat in the Middle East against King Solomon, they relocated to their farthest colony, Carthage. The Carthaginians, renamed from Philistines by Roman historians, fought three wars with the Romans known to any decent history major as the Punic Wars of which there were three. After the Third Punic War the Romans sacked Carthage, salted the earth around Carthage and, just as they had done with the Jews after their third uprising, dispersed the remaining Carthaginians throughout the Roman Empire to the far fringes and some even sent beyond Rome’s borders in order to assure that they would never rise again. This dispersion was the death knell for the Carthaginians and removed any chance for a return of the Philistines as well. So, there were no Philistines or any nation of Philistine or Palestine or Falestine, as the Arabs pronounce Palestine. Palestine has only ever been a region which included what is today Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and possibly reaching into Iraq when the Romans named the area Syria Palaestina, and under Britain Palestine was simply what would become Jordan and Israel. This was what is known as the British Mandate of Palestine which is shown below with the resulting agreed upon division presumably backed by the League of Nations, the United Nations and the British Crown.

 

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

 

That brings us to the big question, if there was no country named Palestine, then what in the name of all that is holy did the map look like. We have been told that Israel defeated Palestine and had attacked Palestine, not Egypt or Jordan; and, of course, Syria, as Israel stole the Golan Heights. First let’s simply decode what the map appeared as and why. The area which is today Hamastan, formerly Gaza, was part of Egypt who controlled it and allowed their citizens to use the area freely but never formally annexed the area, and Judea and Samaria had been annexed by Jordan who gave everybody within that area Jordanian citizenship and renamed the area the West Bank so it would not sound so “Jewish” and that was the story. Egypt retained Gaza after the 1948 War to Annihilate the Jewish State, also known as the Israeli War of Independence so as not to refer honestly to who started it and what their intent had been. Jordan retained the areas of Judea and Samaria from the 1948 War to Annihilate the Jewish State. The Six Day War could just as easily be called the Second Attempt to Annihilate the Jewish State in 1967, but again we try not to run salt in the wounds of their failure. But they use these failures by naming them with the 1948 War to Annihilate the Jewish State referred to as the “Nakba” with the Second Attempt to Annihilate the Jewish State in 1967 referred to as the “Naksa” (“Day of Setback”), as they love to have original sounding names. Below is the actual map of June 4, 1967 on the eve of the Six Day War immediately before the morning in which the hostilities blew up.

 

Israel Before the Six Day War Showing Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Initiator of the Six Day War, Egypt

Israel Before the Six Day War Showing Israel,
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the
Initiator of the Six Day War, Egypt

 

Now all we need are maps showing the build-up of the Arab forces and the attack routes taken by the IDF which allowed Israel to take back Gaza, Judea, Samaria and to also conquer the areas of the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula.

 

Pre-1967 War Arab Army Advances and Positions

Pre-1967 War Arab Army Advances and Positions

 

 

Six Day War Battle Assault Advances of Israelis in Sinai Peninsula

Six Day War Battle Assault Advances of Israelis in Sinai Peninsula

 

The battles for taking Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria fighting Jordan were basically initially dictated by the Jordanian assault the second day of the war after Israel pleaded for them not to engage and attempting to inform them that both Egypt and Syria were losing and that Lebanon had simply held their border and had not attacked but the Jordanian King believed the glowing reports coming out of Damascus and Cairo that they were advancing on Tel Aviv and the Jews had thrown down their weapons and run away. Jordan quickly found out that the Jews were not throwing down their weapons and were definitely not running away from a fight. When Jordan attacked, Israel diverted a division which was just setting out to relieve troops in the Sinai Peninsula and much like Patton when he relieved Bastogne, these troops simply made a left face and proceeded to make their new movement for engaging in a new direction. The Golan Heights were also a straight force on force fight with the Syrians initially holding the high ground. Their positions were camouflaged and presumably well hidden except for one small problem; the Israelis had an officer, Eliyahu Ben-Shaul Cohen (Hebrew: אֱלִיָּהוּ בֵּן שָׁאוּל כֹּהֵן‬‎, Arabic: إيلي كوهين‎‎) in the Syrian Army becoming the Chief Adviser to the Minister of Defense. Once, while visiting the positions of the Syrian military in the Golan Heights, Cohen feigned sympathy for the soldiers exposed to the sun suggesting that trees could be planted at every position to provide the soldiers with shade from the summer sun. Unbelievably, this is exactly what the Syrian military ordered and in the 1967, Six-Day War the Israelis targeted these very same trees making the conquest of the Golan Heights far less costly. Sometimes the truth is far more fantastic than anything one can invent.

 

The results of the Six Day War are well known but a few items have been muddled into disinformation. The United Nations did not order Israel to return all of the lands gained but only to return land. They did not specify further other than to posit that Israel should have secure borders which were recognized and defensible. Most leaders, politicians, Ambassadors to the United Nations and even the United States State Department believed that this intended for Israel to retain a small distance on the Syrian side of the downslope beyond the ridgeline of the Golan Heights and all of Judea and Samaria making the Jordan River as the eastern border for Israel. Many believed that Israel would have been justified in retaining half of the Sinai Peninsula and using the mountainous central region as the new Israeli border with Egypt thus restraining any attack routes that would be available to Egypt if there were ever a future confrontation. Israel returned the Sinai and Egypt conceded all of Gaza which Israel then ceded to the Palestinian Authority in August of 2005, and who lost it in a bloodied coup to Hamas in June of 2007 which then forced Israel to engage in a blockade to prevent the arming of the Hamas terror regime with heavy weapons. That blockade has prevented much from entering Gaza but they still have received sufficient military technologies from Iran to now threaten almost all of Israel with their rockets and missiles with relatively accurate targeting ability and some very destructive payloads, sufficient to topple almost any skyscraper in Tel Aviv with a direct hit, as displayed in the following image below.

 

Hamas Rockets and Missiles with Ranges and Warhead Capabilities

Hamas Rockets and Missiles with Ranges and Warhead Capabilities

 

Israel has annexed the Golan Heights and signed a ceasefire with Syria signed on May 31, 1974. Despite this, attacks have originated out of Syria launched either by Hezballah, the IRGC or the Iranian Quds Force. All three of these agencies work either under direct order of the Iranian regime and the Mullahs or indirectly in the case of Hezballah who can initiate attacks on their own volition should something present itself but largely they operate under the orders from Tehran. These attacks are sufficient to prove that Israel can never return or give away the Golan Heights and must retain their military presence on the ridgeline. This brings us to the final and most pressing difficulty Israel faces currently, and it has been internationalized just as Mahmoud Abbas intended. That is the problem of who will own what parts of the areas of Judea and Samaria which Mahmoud Abbas and Arab propaganda has defined as the nation of Palestine that Israel invaded and destroyed in the Six-Day War. The new narrative is that Israel invaded Palestine in June of 1967, and responding to that Egypt, Syria and the rest all came to the aid of Palestine and Israel then stole land from the rest of them in a stunning and unbelievable defeat, an impossibility as they were mighty and Israel is Jewish. This was the message they portrayed in their media with cartoons during the Six-Day War (see images below). If you remember the map, we requested you check showing the map as it was the eve before the Six-Day War, there was nothing even called Palestine for Israel to attack. Check again if you are in doubt. Both that map and the one which depicted the massings of troops on the Israeli border show the countries as they were and the only nations bordering Israel were Egypt in the south, Lebanon in the north, Syria in the Golan Heights, Jordan along the east and Saudi Arabia at the southern most tip sharing the border with Jordan and Israel (perhaps a couple of millimeters).

 

Iraqi daily Al Manaar, 8th June 1967 and the Lebanese Al Farida on the 7th June 1967

Iraqi daily Al Manaar, 8th June 1967 and the Lebanese Al Farida on the 7th June 1967

 

The concept of Palestine and a Palestinian People was cooked up in Moscow with the KGB working to find a means of inserting their operatives and KGB trained agents of Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas into the Middle East to destroy Israel and defeat the United States ally. It really is that simple. The KGB with its two little friends in tow met with the Arab League who allowed this with a fair amount of trepidation and many reservations. This was in the summer of 1964 and the Arab World still had visions of their great coming victory when they erased the embarrassment from 1948 when the impossible happened, the Jews won. After the Six-Day War of June 1967, and its sequel, the Yom Kippur War of October 1973, the concept of an Arab state named Palestine which Israel attacked and the Arabs responded in 1967 and again in 1973 in order to salvage and restore their Palestinian Arab state and using what was then thousands and now millions of refugees to inundate and destroy Israel became more and more appealing. The concept was as simple as it was brilliant. Before September 1964 when Palestine or Palestinian was used, it referred to Israel and the Jews respectively. The Arabs were called Arabs or Syrian or Egyptians and wherever else they originated. But as soon as the KGB propaganda machine got going, the entire history of the Middle East was reinterpreted. Now Palestine meant the Arab state which existed before Israel was imposed as a colony of the British to destroy the Arab nation of Palestine. Palestinian throughout history now meant Arabs. There was no problem that the Palestinian Brigades who fought with the British in the two World Wars was comprised of virtually all Jewish fighters or that the Palestinian Post became the Jerusalem Post, an Israeli Jewish paper, or that the Palestinian Symphony Orchestra became the Israeli Symphony Orchestra, or any of a million other references, all history was to be reinterpreted and the KGB Ministry of Information (Orwellian reference) rewrote all the history books, edited all the films, reframed all maps and presto-chango the Jews were written out of Middle Eastern history. Moses was now a Muslim, Kings David and Solomon were now Muslims (we suspect Goliath might have become a Jew), Samson was a Muslim (Delilah probably now a Jewess), Joshua, Daniel, Ezekiel and the rest of the prophets, judges and Kings were now all Muslims. Ancient Israel and Judea were renamed Palestine and who can guess how far they intended to go. The simple end result was that all of Israel was on land belonging to Palestine and the Palestinians and the Jews were now interlopers. This is what they are still selling and much of the world had bought into hook, line and sinker. The demand is a return to the pre-Six-Day War lines, the Green Line. We can show you the reason for this demand with a simple picture, the top is the day before returning to those lines and the bottom the morning after, the rest is self-explanatory.

 

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace and Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace
and
Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

 

That should make it obvious, especially after the recent over one-hundred rockets fired from Gaza onto the relatively sparsely populated region of southern Israel and they still struck at least one home and a kindergarten. What they would strike shooting from the Judean Hills is frightening, even if you do not reside in Tel Aviv. They would have a relatively similar viewpoint for striking Haifa, Netanya, Petah Tikva, Hadera, Jaffa, Bene Barak, Ramat Gan, Lod, Rehovot, Ra’anana as well as Ben Gurion Airport and countless other communities in and around the Tel Aviv metro area. The one truth which makes almost any Zionist crazy is that the world promised that after Jordan, then called Transjordan, was cut from the British Mandate as a home for the Arab population using the Jordan River as the boundary and granting the Arab state seventy-eight percent of the Mandate lands, the world promised that would be the final division and that the Jewish State would be built in the remaining twenty-two percent, allow us to repeat, the remaining twenty-two percent, and the Jordan River would be the eastern border. This is all we honestly ask the world to do, keep their promise. Israel would probably be glad to offer any Arab desiring to leave and relocate elsewhere a monetary incentive to assist with relocating their lives on top of paying them a generous amount for their properties. Those steeped in terrorism and attempting to destroy the Jews, well, they had best just leave should the world ever make good on their words. Why Israel did not simply wipe Gaza clean after the latest rocket barrage is unknown. Any other nation in the world after suffering through the wars with Gaza, the terror tunnels from Gaza, the recent and continuing rioting from Gaza, their now allying with Iran to destroy Israel and murder every Jew on the planet whenever they explode out from Gaza and the incessant rocket threat from Gaza. Recheck the map about the rocket and missile threat from Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza and then add that Hezballah has missiles which can strike Cairo and Saudi Arabia as well as all of Israel in numbers approaching or surpassing one-hundred-fifty-thousand, allow us to repeat that number, sitting just north of Israel in southern Lebanon and now eastern Lebanon in the Bekaa Valley and across the border in south western Syria Hezballah has one-hundred-fifty-thousand plus rockets and missiles. These are existential threats to the existence of Israel and why these threats have not been removed after the wars, terrorism, threats and everything with Iran is beyond reason. And the world blames Israel for living under such threats and claims that the threats against Israel are of no concern or consequence and why are we so worried; we should just give the Arabs what they demand and they will leave us alone. The world knows full well what they demand is us, all of us, dead, and the world is mostly fine with that. Think what your country would do if first you were as small as New Jersey (for the Americans), Albania (for Europeans), or twice the size of Yorkshire (for our friends in Britain), and second your neighboring areas were armed as are ours and desired everyone in your area dead, all eight and a half million of you, or at least the six and a half million who have a certain item in common, religion, hair color or any arbiter. We are willing to bet that should you posses the power, they would be gone at the first sign of belligerence. The world demands we be more sensitive and gentle with our potential murderers.

 

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