Monday, January 30, 2012

And There Was a 1943 Partition Plan

This map


is from here and described here (on p. 44):

After 25 years of fruitless negotiation for Jewish-Arab co-operation, a map dated December 1943 proposes a scheme for the partition of Palestine. The attached report reflects a note of dissent that the planned land redistribution heavily favoured Jews and would incite Arab revolt.

The Arabs consistently and always refused to accept any territorial compromises whereas, despite internal disagreements, the Zionist Movement always, in the end, accepted the principle.

But it never worked.

And it will not work today.



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6 comments:

Juniper in the Desert said...

From that map, I see the Brits have given the a-rabs most of present day Israel, including Judea and Samaria and the north, while Jews have a small sliver, probably smaller than London. Jerusalem is a separate territory. I wonder what they had in mind for that, a model of what Berlin became and Vienna for a time?? Even then they wanted it all!!

Anonymous said...

The Jews didn't live in Palestine. Why should they have gotten anything?

If the Canaanites surfaced again and were looking for some land how much of Erez Israel would you Jews give them? Surely they would have as much entitlement as you do. So you would have to give them 50%.

YMedad said...

Do people adopt the "anonymous" identity to protect their ignorance, stupidity or hate?

Of course Jews lived there, for hundreds of years. They were the majority in Jerusalem since the 1860s, and resided in Hebron for centuries, in Safed, Tiberias, Acre, villages in the Gallilee, and other locations all throughout the periods of loss of independence.

See my next blog post soon on Jews in the Golan Heights.

YMedad said...

But you're right, Jews didn't live in Palestine. They lived in Eretz-Yisrael.

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