Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mendacious MondoWeiss

The anti-Zionist blog Mondoweiss, whose comments section is a cesspool of anti-Semitic innuendos and Judeaphobia, is upset at this map poster:

and in attempting to counter it, its editor-at-large has written

Never mind the League of Nations never designated the whole region from the Jordan river to the sea for a Jewish homeland, never mind that Trans-Jordan was never included in the Palestinian mandate.

Is that a statement of truth?

Well, what is written in the Mandate for Palestine?


ART. 25.

In the territories lying between the Jordan and the eastern boundary of Palestine as ultimately determined, the Mandatory shall be entitled, with the consent of the Council of the League of Nations, to postpone or withhold application of such provisions of this mandate as he may consider inapplicable to the existing local conditions

Even a simple-minded human would understand that, at the very least, the region designated for a Jewish homeland had to be from the sea to the Jordan River.

What was in dispute was the area from the Jordan River eastward.  And that eastern boundary was not yet determined in 1922. 

ART. 5.

The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of the Government of any foreign Power.

So, all the other partition suggestions could not have been legal if the League of Nations hadn't somehow acquiesced to them and the 1939 White Paper was not so authorized.  In fact, appeals were made to the Mandates Commission in Geneva that summer to deny the British their whittling away of the territory of the Jewish Homeland but the outbreak of World War II thwarted that process.

And the administration angle?

Even Wikipedia informs all that

The Emirate of Transjordan...was a British protectorate established in April 1921...The territory was officially under the British Mandate for Palestine but had a fully autonomous governing system from Mandatory Palestine. In 1946, the Emirate became an independent state.

Never trust MondoWeiss.



Anonymous said...

The debate over territorial "rights" between the Jews and the Arabs will never be resolved based on ancient writings and accounts. It can be resolved by practising a truth of the prophets, "do unto others as you would wish them to do unto you." Both sides must practice this before any religious or political credibility can exist upon which to agree to a coexistence in peace in the same geographical region.

Be the first to stop trying to destroy the "enemy" which seems to be Israel's top strategy. And to Palestinians, the same: stop throwing rocks, firing guns and missiles at Israel. Stop hurting and killing now, both of you! This is not a right from God for either of you! It is UN-righteousness and judgement, or "karma" will repay.

Stop assuming your religious or political position is right and start assuming that maybe the God of the Jews and the God of the Arabs is the same God! Could it be? Are not both people from the same historic Abraham? Who can claim the name "Semite"? By who's authority?

Israel is paranoid and defensive at all times, or so it seems. Palestine is likewise fearful of the next settlement takeover move and destruction of property. The UN declared a homeland for Israel, it did not declare a burial ground for the native (at the time) Arabs.

The battle is really between Hamas and the Gov of Israel. Hamas is brutal to their own people. Is there a way to end the influence of Hamas without killing innocent mwn, women, and children in the land of Arabs and Jews?

Find a way, and God will bless, if that is something you want. Stop the trash talk and engae the people on both sides with education and learning how peace can work, what sacrifices need to be made and how peace can be sustained without eliminating an entire race of people.

God bless the Jews and the Arabs in the Middle East!

Anonymous said...

One feels a certain level of - what, understanding? - for Arabic-Muslims in Israel who want somehow to re-gain their pre-1948 status as Colonial rulers of our Judean motherland. It's their tribal orientation. Fairly normal in this world.

One feels a certain level of understanding for Muslim-american youths who want to make comments against Israel. It's their tribal orientation. Fairly normal in this world.

One struggles to find any rational excuse for Mondoweiss' behavior. We finally have to admit that it flows from an underlying mental illness.

By the way, raise your hand if you think that there even ==is== such a thing as a "war of ideas" in the Middle East.

Our struggle is a tribal struggle against a foreign, Saudi-sourced tribe for possession/control of our territory

At least Rachel Corrie had the balls to stand in front of a bulldozer.

Mondoweiss' courage extends as far as filling out forms to receive Food Stamps.

By the way, making Mondoweiss go on the defensive and react to OUR graphical-design initiatives is a beautiful thing.

Hey mondo, we learned ==that== from Orde Wingate. So go hate on WASPS.