Thursday, August 16, 2018

What's the Big Deal About Corbyn and UK Labour?

With the help of friends, a list in no particular order or prominence:


A by no means exhaustive time line of antisemitsm within the Labour Party H/T Spectator blog
1. Corbyn came to the defence of Sheikh Raed Salah, who revived the medieval anti-Semitic ‘blood libel’ slur that Jews cook with children’s blood. Salah was arrested by British police in 2011 when he was due to speak at an event in the House of Commons – alongside Corbyn. In 2012 Corbyn called Salah ‘a very honoured citizen’.
2. Labour Students at Oxford University Labour Club mocked the Jewish victims of the Paris kosher supermarket attack, called Auschwitz a ‘cash cow’, and used the Neo-Nazi slur ‘Zio’, according to extensive testimony from Jewish students. After months of obfuscation, including an NEC decision to not publish a party report that concluded there had been ‘some incidents’ of anti-Semitic behaviour, Labour’s NEC decided not to discipline the key perpetrators.
3. A Jewish Labour MP, Ruth Smeeth, was sent a 1,000 word death threat from a Corbyn-supporter calling her a ‘yid c–t’. The threat followed Smeeth’s decision to walk out of a meeting outlining Labour’s response to anti-semitism because she was accused of working ‘hand in hand with the right-wing media to attack Jeremy’. Smeeth then received 20,000 abusive messages and has since questioned whether Labour is still ‘a safe space for British Jews’.
4. A Labour council candidate in Peterborough, Alan Bull, shared anti-Semitic material online including that the Holocaust was a ‘hoax’. The Labour party was made aware of the posts in 2017, but only suspended the candidate when contacted by the Jewish Chronicle in March 2018.
5. Jeremy Corbyn was an active member of an ‘anti-Semitic’ Facebook group, ‘Palestine Live’. The group included Holocaust denial, 9/11 conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic slurs. He said he did not see the offensive posts and left in 2015.
6. A former Labour parliamentary candidate in Witham, John Clarke, shared a Neo-Nazi meme saying the Rothschild family has used money lending and Israel to ‘take over the world’. He said the meme ‘contained a great deal of truth’ and was later suspended.
7. Jeremy Corbyn had a ten-year association with a group which denied the Holocaust. Mr Corbyn was a ‘stalwart’ supporter of Deir Yassin Remembered, attending events in 2013, with the group’s founder, Paul Eisen, a self-professed Holocaust denier.
8. Jackie Walker, formerly vice-chair of Momentum, said Jews were the ‘chief financiers of the sugar and slave trade’, criticised security for Jewish schools, and said Holocaust Memorial Day was not ‘inclusive’ enough. After the comments were made and widely condemned, Corbyn shared a platform and campaigned alongside Walker.
9. Jeremy Corbyn hosted an Islamic cleric in Parliament in 2009, who in 2006 wrote that ‘Europe has made political correctness, the cult of the Holocaust and Jew-worshipping its alternative religion’.
10. Nasreen Khan, a Labour council candidate subsequently barred from standing, asked: ‘What have the Jews done good in this world?’. She said schools were ‘brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler’ and said ‘Jews have reaped the rewards of playing victims’.
11. A Labour councillor in Birmingham, Zafar Iqbal, shared a David Duke video on Facebook entitled ‘CNN Goldman Sachs and the Zio Matrix’. The Labour party accepted Mr Iqbal’s apology and claim that he had have no recollection of sharing this video’ – no disciplinary proceedings were enacted.
12. Two Jewish Labour councillors in Haringey resigned, saying it is impossible to be a Jewish Labour councillor due to overwhelming anti-Semitic abuse. Joe Goldberg and Natan Doron reported that ‘many members have repeated to me assertions about Jews having big noses, controlling the media and being wealthy’, and that a fellow councillor accused Goldberg of ‘bagel-barrel politics’. On his resignation, a Haringey Momentum activist tweeted to Goldberg: ‘At least [you] will have more time to count your money.’ Mr Goldberg said complaints he made to party officials were dismissed.
13. Andrew Slack, a councillor in Chesterfield, was suspended after sharing an anti-Semitic meme of a blood-smeared, hook-nosed Israeli soldier. The meme said ‘Israel was created by the Rothschilds’.
14. Bethany Barker, a student activist who introduced Jeremy Corbyn at a 2017 local elections campaign event, described a Kippah as a ‘Jew cap’ and said Andres Breivik, the Norwegian far-right terrorist, should ‘get forced to live in a synagogue’.
15. Pam Bromley, a Labour Councillor in Lancashire, posted links to an antisemitic article entitled ‘World War 3: Trump Begins Paying His Homage to Rothschilds,’ commenting ‘we must remember that Rothschilds are a powerful financial family (like the Medicis) and represent capitalism and big business’. Bromley is still a Labour councillor and no disciplinary action has been taken.
16. Ken Livingstone reportedly said a Jewish journalist was ‘just like a concentration camp guard’, that Jews vote Tory because they are rich and that Hitler supported Zionism. Despite his attempt to draw a parallel between those who fought for Jewish freedom and those who perpetrated a Jewish genocide, Livingstone was only given a temporary suspension from a party disciplinary panel – a decision Corbyn supported, despite 100 Labour MPs calling for Livingstone’s expulsion.
17. Terence Flanagan, a member of Hampstead and Kilburn CLP, compared a Jewish councillor to Josef Goebbels and, when calling for his expulsion, referred to former Labour donor Michael Foster allegedly as ‘the Jewish millionaire’. Flanagan was suspended, but then readmitted to the party after formal written warning.
18. Tim Lezard was offered a job to work at Labour’s Southside HQ, despite tweeting ‘I’m thinking of setting up another new campaign group. Either Conservative Friends of Nazis, or Nazi Friends of Israel.’ When his tweets were revealed the job offer was rescinded.
19. Labour Party member and Momentum Teesside activist Bob Campbell has shared an image of a rat marked with a Star of David and claimed Israel controls ISIS. Campbell denied to the press that he had been suspended by the party.
20. Mike Sivier, author of the far-left Vox Political blog, has claimed there is a ‘conspiracy’ between Jews and those who defend them in the UK, saying: ‘We are being told that agents of a foreign country have infiltrated our institutions’. He was due to stand as a Labour candidate in council elections in 2017 but was suspended before the ballot took place.
21. Labour Councillor and former Labour Mayor of Blackburn, Salim Mulla, called Zionist Jews a ‘disgrace to humanity’, endorsed a video which blamed Israel for school shootings in the USA, and said ‘Zionism’ was orchestrating ISIS. After an initial suspension he was reinstated as a Labour member.
22. In 2016, Aysegul Gurbuz, a Labour councillor in Luton, resigned after tweet surfaced where she said Hitler was ‘the greatest man in history’.
23. The chair of Manchester Labour Students, Tayyib Nawaz, resigned after tweets surfaced where he claimed ‘Hitler was Jewish’ and Israel was comparable to ISIS.
24. A Labour Council candidate in Great Yarmouth claimed ‘it’s the super rich families of the Zionist lobby that control the world. Our world leaders sell their souls for greed and do the bidding of Israel.’ He was then dropped as a candidate.
25. Far-left activist Gerry Downing, a Labour member who claimed the existence of a ‘Jewish question’, said ‘elements of the Jewish-Zionist bourgeoisie… have played a vanguard role for the capitalist offensive against the workers’, was expelled after then Prime Minister David Cameron brought his case up at PMQs.
26. Terry Kelly, a councillor in Renfrewshire, wrote that the ‘American Jewish lobby is extremely powerful and it has its boot on Obama’s neck’ and that the film ‘The King’s Speech’ might not win an Oscar because ‘there is a powerful Jewish lobby campaigning against the film because of its historical inaccuracy about Hitler and the anti-Semitism’. Mr Kelly was temporarily suspended in May 2016 before being reinstated a month later.
27. Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, was suspended from the party for sharing a post suggesting Israel should be ‘relocated’ to the United States and for saying that ‘the Jews are rallying’ to a Daily Mirror poll. She later apologised and was re-instated.
28. Former chair of Spitalfields and Banglatown Labour Party, Musabbir Ali, tweeted a far-right ‘timeline of the Jewish Genocide of the British People’. He was suspended after a complaint from the Jewish Labour Movement.
29. Former Lord Mayor of Bradford and Labour Councillor, Khadim Hussain, shared Facebook posts saying ‘Hitler killed six million Zionists’ and implying Israel ‘created the so-called ISIS and… is arming those vile terrorists!’ He was suspended and subsequently resigned from the Labour party.
30. Jeremy Corbyn called antisemitic terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah ‘our friends’ when inviting them to speak in Parliament. He claimed the invitation to Hezbollah was ‘absolutely the right function of using parliamentary facilities’ and that the group was committed to ‘social justice and political justice’. Corbyn later said this was ‘inclusive language I used, which with hindsight I would rather not have used’.
31. Labour member John McAuliffe was suspended for describing the Holocaust as a ‘useful political tool’ of Israel ‘to establish a financial racket’, in a Facebook status.
32. Josh Simons, formerly a policy adviser in Corbyn’s office, said one member of Corbyn’s team referred to a ‘Jewish conspiracy’ in office discussions. Simons claimed Seumas Milne, Corbyn’s chief spokesperson, subjected him to an ‘inquisition’ about being Jewish, his family and his attitude to Israel.
33. A Momentum activist, Marlene Ellis, was suspended after saying, in an open letter in defence of Ken Livingstone, that Zionists were ‘involved with Nazis’ and that Labour sought to ‘curry favour with… the pro-Zionist lobby in and beyond the media’.
34. In December 2016, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attended the book launch of – and posed for pictures with – Hatem Bazian, organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (the IHRC). Bazian later apologised for anti-Semitic tweets where he shared a picture of an ultra-orthodox Jewish man with the message: ‘Mom, look! I is chosen! I can now kill, rape, smuggle organs and steal the land of Palestinians ‘Yay’ #Ashke-Nazi.’
35. Miqdad Al-Nuaimi, a Labour Councillor in Newport, was suspended after tweeting that ‘#Israel regime and army are increasingly assuming the arrogance and genocidal character of the #Nazis’ and that ‘ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi dies in Israeli hospital…If confirmed, the #Israeli connection is very interesting’. He was initially suspended, but then cleared by the Labour party.
36. ‘Labour Insider’ blogger Phillip Jones branded Jewish journalist Emma Barnett a ‘Zionist’ after she challenged Corbyn on Labour’s spending plans on Women’s Hour.
37. Afzal Khan, then a Labour MEP and now the MP for Manchester Gorton, compared Israel to Nazis. No disciplinary action was taken.
38. A Labour council candidate in Wiltshire, Terry Couchman, ranted on social media about ‘ZioNazi stormtroopers of IsraHell’ and ‘fake Jews of IsraHell and the USA’. He was later suspended.
39. Vicki Kirby, formerly a Labour parliamentary candidate in Woking, had her membership reinstated after tweeting that Hitler might be a ‘Zionist God’ and Jews have ‘big noses’. She was subsequently re-suspended by the party.
40. Luke Cresswell, a Labour Councillor in Suffolk, tweeted an image of a blood-soaked Israeli flag, accused Israel of genocide and captioned the image ‘Moses must be proud of you’. Though initially suspended, he was then re-admitted, and subsequently selected as a councillor.
41. Alison Gove-Humphries, a Labour council candidate in Birmingham, was deselected after sharing allegedly ‘anti-Semitic’ Facebook posts.
42. Max Tasker, a Labour Councillor in North Wales, posted Youtube videos to his facebook page with entitled: ‘Is ISIS good for the Jews?’, ‘The whole story of Zionist conspiracy: the filthy history of pedophilia, murder and bigotry’, ‘Not for the immature! Zionist Antichrist will rule the [New World Order]’ and ‘Ukraine’s anti-Russian stance is a Zionist masterplan’.
43. A Labour councillor in Nottingham, Ilyas Aziz, was reinstated by Labour after being suspended for sharing posts from Neo-Nazi David Icke and a page called ‘Israel – Rothschilds’ Frankenstein Monster’.
44. Labour’s 2015 and 2017 parliamentary candidate in Tiverton and Honiton, Caroline Kolek, claimed Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi was buying oil from ISIS to sell to Israel, and that Israel was behind The Sun newspaper’s push for UK military action in Syria. She also tweeted a quote by Mr Livingstone in which he claimed to be the victim of a 35-year smear campaign by the ‘Israel lobby’.
45. Rebecca Massey, a member in Hove, tweeted that ‘Israel has Tory and Labour parties under control’, and believes Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis is ‘manufactured’. No action was taken and Ms Massey went on to be appointed Treasurer of Hove and Portslade Labour Party.
46. Mohammed Shabbir, a Labour Councillor in Bradford, tweeted the conspiracy theory that Israel was behind ISIS, accused Jews of ‘playing the Holocaust card’, and said the BBC was run by a ‘hasbara media cartel’.
47. Corbyn supporters in Bristol erected a 100 foot banner that depicted Theresa May wearing Star of David earrings, alongside anti Conservative slogans. Local Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire slammed the banner as anti-Semitic and it was taken down.
48. Jeremy Corbyn defended in 2012 an anti-Semitic mural in East London that depicted Jewish bankers playing a monopoly-style game on the backs of the poor. He has since apologised.
49. Jeremy Corbyn wrote a letter of support for Stephen Sizer, a vicar disciplined by the Church of England for sharing an article on social media entitled ‘9/11: Israel Did It’.
50. At a fringe event at Labour Party Conference 2017 a speaker said people should be allowed to question whether the Holocaust happened, and there were calls for the Jewish Labour Movement to be expelled from the party.








Monday, August 13, 2018

Elimination in Three Stages

There are those, both Jews and others, who seek peace between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East.  They call the reality they seek to "solve" the Israel-Arab Conflict.  I prefer to term it the Arab Conflict with Israel and Zionism.

They may couch their rhetoric in liberal or even revolutionary language but there is a very dark side to their real meaning.  

Am I too extreme, or pessimistic in my outlook?

Let me explain in two stages.

To make their eliminationist demands - of Zionism and of Israel as a state - palatable, they first "attach" themselves to Jews/Zionists/Israel, as if they are we are equal, while at the same time, denigrating our national identity.  To illustrate:

Rima Najjar, whose comes from Lifta and is a retired professor of English literature, Al-Quds University, wrote this a half a year ago

Zionism is Not Judaism: Zionists Should Not Be Welcome on Campus

It is also asserted, academically, that

 Arabs and Muslims Will Not Accept Israel as the Jewish State

Nevertheless, there are those that either naively or slyly seek to frame the "conflict" using this argument:

"Without Palestinians being free, Israelis themselves will not be free"

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu used that argument, too:

Liberate Yourselves by Liberating Palestine

and it's used similarly about Gaza:

 Until Gaza Is Free Israel Will Never Be Free

Another version is:

 you [Israel] will never be free until the Palestinians are

The second stage, pushed after they have confounded, confused and weakened the support for Israel and Zionism, is in what type of "freedom/liberation" are they talking about?

They are talking about eliminationism. This is the prologue from The National Committee for the Heads of the Arab Local Authorities in Israel's recent "The Future Vision of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel"-

We are the Palestinian Arabs in Israel, the indigenous peoples, the residents of the States [sic! we don't have two states yet] of Israel, and an integral part of the Palestinian People and the Arab and Muslim and human Nation.

It continues:

Israel is the outcome of a settlement process initiated by the Zionist–Jewish elite in Europe and the west and realized by Colonial countries contributing to it and by promoting Jewish immigration to Palestine, in light of the results of the Second World War and the Holocaust. 

Are there "Palestinian Arabs" in Jordan?

Are they truly "indigenous"?

Where else are there "Palestinian people"? Or are those the "refugees" from 1948?

How many "nations" are there? Arab, Muslim and human?

Isn't that, though, an echo of the Palestine National Covenant?

Article 1:Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestinian people; it is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people are an integral part of the Arab nation.

Article 2:Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit.

By the way, can you imagine the Knesset adding to that Jewish Nation Bill this, from that Covenant (original wording crossed out):

Article 7: Jews Non-Jews of Palestinian Land of Israel origin are considered Palestinians Israelis if they are willing to live peacefully and loyally in Palestine Israel.

What is prohibited to we Jews/Zionists is quite permitted to the Arabs-called-Palestinians.

And therein lies the deadly trap. First, they attack ideologically. Then they present a false history and reality. And after that, as a third stage, they make demands which they have couched in a seemingly logical construct which are but a repeat of the Mufti and Arafat's denial and destruction program from almost a century ago.

Those who play along with this, such as the new British Na'amod or Peter Beinart, even though their intentions - and I am being quite liberal in giving them the benefit of the doubt as much as I feel I am wrong in this - are providing "cover" for an evil design on Israel, Zionism and the country's Jews.

They need to sober up.

Another version up here.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Dear Leftist (far from or closer to the center)

Dear Leftist (far or more to the center), when I read about this aspect of last night's demo in Tel Aviv, protesting the adoption of the Jewish Nation Bill:

a group of supporters of the far-left Arab movement Balad were filmed, chanting, “With spirit and blood we will free Palestine.”

by equality, can I claim all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, as well as most of Jordan, as a legitimate claim?

Can I do that in Ramallah and Hebron, protected fully by the Palestinian Authority police but saying "we will liberate all of Eretz-Yisrael, from the sea to the desert"?

Can I expect Palestinian democracy to permit that?


Friday, August 10, 2018

Should Israel Revoke Citizenship as Punishment?

I recently read this: 

Judges have revoked the Israeli citizenship of three men jailed after being caught, for the third time, setting fires to forests in the Galilee. They will be deported to Jordan.

No, I didn't.

What I did read was this:

Judges have revoked the British citizenship of three men jailed for grooming young girls and they may now be deported to Pakistan.

Israel's Nationality Law reads

11.(b)The Minister of the Interior may terminate the Israel nationality of a person who has done an act constituting a breach of allegiance to the State of Israel.

If "grooming", by which someone, most usually a sexual predator, sets the stage for abusing another, usually underage girls, by gaining dependent trust using gifts or drugs, alienating them from their family and community accompanied by means that instill fear, is an offence that can have one's citizenship cancelled and then be deported, I think destroying state property is an equal crime.

This country suffered greatly at the hands of Arabs.  Zionism was not only having Jews return home, recreate their language and culture and provide a safe haven but to cause the earth, the land, the soil of Eretz-Yisrael to be rejuvenated and that the desert may bloom:

The wilderness and the parched land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

As notedAaron David Gordon, in his 1918 essay, Our Tasks Ahead, wrote:

In my dream I come to the land. And it is barren and desolate and given over to strangers; destruction darkens its face and foreigners rule in corruption. And the land of my forefathers is distant and foreign to me...

Reclaiming the soil and causing it to give fruit and provide food is a Zionist mitzva, a commandment, of the highest order.

He who rejects that or seeks to destroy what we have created in this once desolate land is an arch criminal.

And he/she can deserve such punishment. 


Thursday, August 09, 2018

Foreign Aid Reduces Terrorism? Nope

This article seems to confirm what I have been telling foreign diplomats stationed in Israel or visiting "peace team" leaders who confer with me and that is if your aid money is limited to bequeathing wealth, for all the good reasons in the world, on the Arabs-called-Palestinians, but do not insist on joint cooperative programs with the Jewish residents or do not seek to influence internal democracy, you can forget about it.

The abstract:

Is foreign aid effective in reducing terrorism? 

The existing evidence is mostly negative. 

We argue that this pessimistic outlook on the efficacy of aid as a counterterrorism tool is partly a function of focusing on only one type of aid: economic aid. Governance and civil society aid can dampen the participation in and support for terrorism by altering the political conditions of a country. 

We expect countries that receive high levels of governance and civil society aid to experience fewer domestic terrorist incidents than countries that receive little or none. Using a sample of aid eligible countries for the period from 1997 to 2010, we find that governance and civil society aid is effective in dampening domestic terrorism, but this effect is only present if the recipient country is not experiencing a civil conflict. Our findings provide support for the continued use of democracy aid as a counterterrorism tool.

I was right all these years decades.


Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Jewish Extra-Territorial Citizenship

Oliver Locker-Lampson had an idea and on April 12, 1938 he raised it in the House of Parliament of which he was a member, saying:

my idea is this: Although I hold to the creation of a State in Palestine of possibly millions of Jews who will act as a buffer State against any military monster who may advance from the North to seize the Canal or cut the pipe-line which provides our only oil supply in the Mediterranean, the purpose of my Bill is this: It is forgotten that it is a very ancient principle, that of preserving citizenship to subjects of a State who remain abroad. For instance, there have been more citizens of Norway living outside than in Norway in one period of that country's history. I would like to give the potentially persecuted Jew in Europe the chance, if he wishes it, of becoming a Palestinian subject. Why, for instance, should Jews in Poland, who cannot move to Palestine, not be able to take up extra-territorial citizenship? They would then become what Jews are in Palestine, protected persons under the Mandate and freemen of a State. They could pay a yearly fee for the Government of Palestine, which would make that place once again a land flowing with milk and money.

He was opposed by a Colonel Brown who declared

I understood my hon. and gallant Friend to say that Jews everywhere should have Palestinian nationality. That is just enough to inflame all the feelings of patriotism amongst Mohammedans in Palestine. I say quite seriously to my hon. and gallant Friend that statements of that kind made in this House may mean the loss of several lives of British police and soldiers in Palestine. 

At the end of a tie vote the Bill was ordered to be brought in.

But it did not evolve into legislation.

And we know what happened to the Jews of Europe.


Make "Palestine" Eretz-Yisrael

I read this item and learned that is selling T-shirts that say "Make Israel Palestine Again".  That is an encouragement to end the State of Israel. Similar shirts are available on

The slogan "Make Israel Palestine Again" is used often on social media not to mention the chant "From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free".

They look like this:

What do do?


And this?


Monday, August 06, 2018

Early Arab Rejectionism

I have pointed out that the Arabs who resided in the territory of the Palestine Mandate, intended to be reconstituted as the historic Jewish national home,
consistently adopted a policy of rejection of all diplomatic solutions.

Most know the 1937 Partition Plan and that of 1947 by the UN which were rejected.

No compromise.

The Khartoum Conference's Three Noes from September 1967 continued that negative tradition.

Here, from the British White Paper of May 15, 1948, are the two earliest examples:


[in 1922] an Order-in-Council was issued providing for the creation of a Legislative Council, to consist of the High Commissioner, 10 official members and 12 elected members, of whom 8 were to be Moslems, 2 Christians, and 2 Jews. The Arabs refused to take part in any form of government involving acceptance of the Jewish national home and boycotted the elections held in 1923, thus making it impossible to set up the Legislative Council.

The High Commissioner then attempted to reconstitute the Advisory Council on the lines of the abortive Legislative Council, but, of the 10 Arabs nominated by him, 7 withdrew their acceptance under political pressure, thus preventing the transformation of the nominated Advisory Council into a representative body.


The High Commissioner then attempted to create an Arab Agency analogous to the Jewish Agency, to which Article 4 of the Mandate had assigned the duty of “advising and cooperating with the Administration of Palestine in such economic, social and other matters as may affect the establishment of the Jewish national home and the interests of the Jewish population in Palestine,” but the Arab leaders refused this offer on the ground that it would not satisfy the aspirations of the Arab people, adding that they had no desire for the establishment of an Arab Agency on the same basis.


Sunday, August 05, 2018

Jabotinsky and "Illegal Settlers"

January 1935:

Sort, concise and to the point.


Chaim Weizmann and TransJordan

Ze'ev Jabotinsky demanded Palestine. All of Palestine. Including TransJordan.

That's what the 1923 Zionist Congress decided:

Trans- and Cis-Jordan are "one historical, geographic and economic unit" and "in accordance with the legitimate demands of the Jewish people", the Congress expects that an expression of such will be achieved in Transjordan and eventually it will be carried out.

He declared 
that the opening of Transjordania to Jewish settlement is an essential condition no longer opposed by the Transjordanian Arabs but by the mandatory administration.

“A Transjordania which would have the same population density as Palestine has room for one and a half million immigrants, while a Palestine on both sides of the Jordan would harbor five or six millions,” Jabotinsky asserted. “A political regime which would promote settlement instead of hindering it would in a few decades solve the tragic problem of the Jews without harming their non-Jewish neighbors.”

Jabotinsky's 1935 list of the obligations a friendly mandatory power to the Jews and of the Jews to themselves should included
1. A land reserve for agricultural colonization following a geological survey of uncultivated land in Palestine and a loan for reclaiming land.
2. A similar survey in Transjordania.
If not granted land, then Jews should be able to purchase them.

Unlike Chaim Weizmann, his rival, you may have thought.


He held, for a while at least, similar views.

Here - 

"Transjordania must be opened to Jewish endeavours"

Earlier, there was a scandal when the Mizrachi representative Yehoshua Farbstein revealed negotiations for purchase of lands on the east side of the Jordan River in which he was quite involved.

And here:

(For Weizmann background, see here.)

How much was Weizmann pro-Transjordan?

Well, he said in May 1926

I openly and explicitly stated here as well as in London that we see in Transjordania the eastern part of Eretz Israel. However, we will build the bridge across the Jordan not with soldiers, we will make our way there by Jewish work, with the plough and not with the sword, only through the good will of the two nations, the Jews and the Arabs, will we cross the Jordan.

He pressed the first High Commissioner Herbert Samuel on the matter and latter replied in a December 20, 1936 item:

Sir Herbert Samuel, first British High Commissioner for Palestine, explained last night why Transjordan was not included with the Holy Land under the Balfour Declaration. He told the Anglo-Palestine Club that a pledge had been given to king Hussein that Transjordan was, like Iraq and Hedjaz, to be included in the Arab domains.

The explanation was indirectly a reply to Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, who recently raised the question in Jerusalem before the Royal Commission now conducting hearings there. Sir Herbert said the Arabs claimed that Palestine was also included in the Arab domains, but the British would not admit this.

And, as this book relates, he valiantly attempted to complete purchases but the British viewed that effort with displeasure and he never asserted the Jewish claim after that, as Herbert Samuel had declared in October 1934:

“The rumors that Transjordania will be annexed to Palestine are unfounded. Transjordania is a part of the British mandatory area and negotiations are now under way between the Government of Great Britain and Emir Abdullah, ruler of Transjordania, as to the conditions and form of administration of the country”
Weizmann eventually wilted.

The story:

History aside, Jordan is Transjordan is part of historic Palestine.


Abba Hillel Silver, in January 1935, published a piece entitled "Land Hunger" which include this:

This calls for the opening up of Transjordania at the earliest possible moment for Jewish settlement. On this pivotal issue of Transjordania all the energies of the Zionist movement should now be concentrated.