Beyond the Cusp

December 3, 2012

What Lessons Resulted from United Nations Palestinian Statehood Vote?

The World did not learn anything from this vote, it simply confirmed once more that the Jew is still vilified and any charge or claim made against Jews, no matter how offensive, ridiculous, unfounded, or insanely ludicrous it may be, it will generally be accepted as fact without any request or investigation into the facts. In a World body consisting of one-hundred-ninety-three countries, a sole nine countries supported Israel and by doing so reaffirmed United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 which was passed by a slim majority exactly sixty-five years earlier to the day. The World taught the lesson that had the Jewish people sought their ancient homeland, as affirmed in the Five Books of Moses, better known as Torah, the Christian bible and even in the Koran, in these modern times they would be refused and told by the world that their nearly two-thousand year exile had not yet come to a close. The vote revealed that no longer does the World recognize the rights of the Jewish people to their homeland. There will be those who protest that this vote did not erase the Jewish Homeland but they would be taking a limited and blinkered view of the ramifications of this vote. The only long term result that could result from this vote, which if enforced would allow heavy weapons and rockets to be rained onto the remainder of Israel which thus far had been beyond the range of Hamas and Hezballah, would be the end of normalcy and eventually even existence throughout the lands of Israel.

Israel got a good view of which countries she may rely and call friend. This select group of countries consists of the United States, Canada, Panama, the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau. There are a few interesting historical facts held within these countries. Foremost is that Canada has become the leading supporter of the State of Israel in the modern world. The Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau have also proven to be dependable supporters of Israel which is a fact that escapes any reasoning with the possible exception that these small Pacific Ocean islands have more integrity than any of the continents of the World outside North America. But the most impressive cote is that of the Czech Republic. What makes this vote interesting is that the Czech Republic is very likely the closest and longest ally and stout defender of the state of Israel in the World. Many people when asked who supplied weapons to Israel in 1948 during the time the nascent State of Israel fought against the combined armies of seven Arab countries and several additional militias and an internal Arab population which was shooting the Israelis from behind their lines, the answer you are most likely to receive is the United States. This misconception likely arises from the fact that President Truman was one of, if not the, first leaders to recognize Israel on May 15, 1948 when she declared her independence. What is forgotten is that immediately thereafter the United States imposed a complete arms embargo on Israel even forbidding any American company from selling Israel arms or munitions even to include bullets. The country which stepped up and almost completely by themselves supplied Israel with weapons and munitions and whatever they were able to produce and supply was Czechoslovakia. My theory on the reasoning behind the Czech support of Israel is that they identified with Israel after the way the World betrayed Czechoslovakia at the lead into World War II. During the Munich Accords Britain and France sacrificed the northern sections of Czechoslovakia ceding these lands vital to the Czech ability to defend their country to the German Nazis in the hope that doing so would appease Hitler’s lust and ambitions misreading that his goal was the whole of Europe. In attempting to avoid a war the French and British instead sacrificed Czechoslovakia by ceding the very mountain passes that would have proven near impossible for the Germans to fight their way through thus guaranteeing the conquest of the remainder of Czechoslovakia which came weeks after the agreement. Even after Hitler’s Germany rode over and crushed the remainder of Czechoslovakia, the British and French reneged on their mutual defense treaties with Czechoslovakia and made Poland their line in the sand. Czechoslovakia, and thus today’s Czech Republic understands well betrayal and sacrifice in a cowards move by those they had considered friends.

Europe will not even realize that there is a lesson for them in this vote, but yet one still does exist. The European nations who supported this vote were Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Belarus. The rest, other than the Czech Republic, took the noncommittal coward’s way out of the vote and simply abstained or did not cast a vote. When one looks back to actions taken through conventions, treaties, referendums, proclamations and the entire gauntlet of the varieties of positions and promissory that can be issued by nations in regard to intents and support for other nations or declarations of actions, there is an entire litany of such emanating from Europe which had the sole intent of establishing a Jewish State in the Middle East. The crucial center-point of these issuances was that the British Mandate Lands were to be used for the establishment of a Jewish Homeland. The one treaty which made a definitive change to these promises was the Churchill White Papers which established a second homeland out of the British Mandate. The final and important results of this agreement which was signed by the leaders of the Arab League and the Zionists was that once the 78% of the British Mandate Lands which included all of the lands east of the Jordan River were utilized to establish a Palestinian Arab homeland called Transjordan and ruled by the Hashemites, the remaining 22% consisting of all the lands west of the Jordan River and reaching to the Mediterranean Sea were to become the Jewish homeland with absolutely no further divisions. This was the promise put forward by the British and later confirmed by the French and the United States. The French signed another report which restated the results of the Churchill White Papers and the United States had a resolution passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President thus making it a binding resolution. Europe should take away a simple truth and the rest of the World should take note of this simple truth; the Europeans, especially France and Britain, cannot be trusted to keep their word even under the stipulations of a treaty and that any promise coming from these countries is not a binding agreement but simply a statement referencing their feelings of the moment.

What are the universal lessons which can be gleaned from this vote? What is likely the most important is that the United Nations has no regard for previous treaties and promises and has become an echo chamber for the NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) which will almost without exception follow the lead of the Muslim nations and this is even more true when the subject is Israel or Jews. The United Nations Commission on Human Rights is not slanted towards singling out Israel any more than the entirety of the United Nations and the World in general is guilty of the same bias. Israel may as well stop paying dues to the United Nations even if doing so will result in their being removed from the “august” body as they have no real say and carry negligible weight when it comes to any issue even those that may involve Israel’s future. And lastly that other than the United State and Canada, not to minimize their importance, that the rest of the countries of the World which support Israel if combined into one single country would still be in the second half in lists of countries by size, population, or virtually any other measure one may care to apply with the exception of dedication to truth and honor, in these two areas these otherwise minor countries are giants.

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