Tuesday, September 14, 2010


The Independent's Catrina Stewart has an odd criteria for the State of Israel's essence:

Washington hopes to bring the Israelis and Palestinians to a framework agreement within one year, yet the two sides remain deeply divided over even relatively minor issues, such as the Palestinian reluctance to recognise Israel as a Jewish state.

But that's what the UN ordered:

Having met in special session at the request of the mandatory Power to constitute and instruct a Special Committee to prepare for the consideration of the question of the future Government of Palestine at the second regular session...Recommends to the United Kingdom, as the mandatory Power for Palestine, and to all other Members of the United Nations the adoption and implementation, with regard to the future Government of Palestine, of the Plan of Partition with Economic Union set out below;

...1. The Mandate for Palestine shall terminate as soon as possible but in any case not later than 1 August 1948...

3. Independent Arab and Jewish States and the Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem, set forth in Part III of this Plan, shall come into existence in Palestine two months after the evacuation of the armed forces of the mandatory Power has been completed..

4. The period between the adoption by the General Assembly of its recommendation on the question of Palestine and the establishment of the independence of the Arab and Jewish States shall be a transitional period.

So, why would Catrina think it "minor"? Should we join her and ask why then should an "Arab" state be established? Isn't that minor?

(Kippah tip: Pesach Benson, HonestReporting)



Juniper in the Desert said...

From her name I can tell she is a member of the parasitic state of Scotland, that feeds of English taxpayers: while students in England are bent double under the burden of college fees, the Scots go - well, scot-free!

As do elderly people: in Scotland they have free care, in England , we pay.

And BTW there are 5 million inhabitants of Scotland, over 50 million in England, Wales and Northern Ireland!

And with all that space you'd think the muslim-lovers would be begging for some immigrants...

Not on your life!

Your Correspondent said...

The resolutions of the General Assembly are not international law and are not "Orders". Israel gets its legality from the League of Nations, which passed the Palestine Mandate and absorbed the San Remo Convention.

See this paper by Howard Grief, or read his book.