Why are Jews Deported Only?
by Steven Shamrak.
Critics of Israel love selective mentioning of UN resolutions, but they do not like it when people actually read the original text of the resolutions. Quite often interpretation of the UN resolutions has nothing to do with the actual text. Most of them were not even adopted due to the fact that Arab countries rejected them at the time.
The text of UN resolution 181 has clearly specified the right of Jews to live in Gaza, Judea and Samaria - West Bank. Therefore the deportation of 8,500 Jews from Gaza was an immoral and illegal act.
Resolution 181 (II). Future government of Palestine, adopted on 29 November 1947, address the issue of citizenship of the future population of Palestine.
Chapter 3 - Citizenship, international conventions and financial obligations
Citizenship. Palestinian citizens residing in Palestine outside the City of Jerusalem, upon the recognition of independence, become citizens of the State in which they are resident and enjoy full civil and political rights. …Persons over the age of eighteen years may opt, within one year from the date of recognition of independence of the State in which they reside, for citizenship of the other State, providing that no Arab residing in the area of the proposed Arab State shall have the right to opt for citizenship in the proposed Jewish State…
At the time of declaration of Israel’s independence Arabs were not residents of Israel, but of a proposed Arab state. Arabs rejected the UN partition plan. They rejected the independence. As a result, they should be the citizens of an Arab state, like Syria, Lebanon, Iraq etc... –countries where most of them had come from.
Questions still must be asked: Why did the Israeli government grant citizenship to Arabs, who were “residing in the area of the proposed Arab State”, like Arabs of Jaffa or Negev at the same time when 850,000 Jews were being expelled from Arab states? Why did the government of Israel not apply this paragraph of the UN resolution but opted for the creation of self-destructive, demographic problems in Israel? Why are only the anti-Israel parts of the UN resolutions, even not adopted ones, promoted and implemented?
The UN resolution allowed Jews to live outside borders of the Jewish State, officially endorsed by the UN, just as Arabs have been residing in the State of Israel. Recently Jews were deported from Gaza by Sharon. Why are Arabs not deported from Israel using the twisted same logic of ‘peace’? By rejecting the UN Resolutions 181 and 242 Arabs lost any legal claim to Gaza and the West Bank. Therefore protest against Jews living in the West Bank and Gaza is just another Arab anti-Israel propaganda ploy supported by International anti-Semites and the self-hated Jews.
‘The big and important issues’ like: construction of by-pass roads, Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount, Jerusalem tunnel etc… - were forged trepidations. The purpose they are used for is to divert public attention from the legitimate right of Jewish people to live on their ancestral land, create political instability and to hide the obvious intention of Arab states, including the PA, to destroy Israel!
http://domino.un.org/unispal.nsf/0/7f0af2bd897689b785256c330061d253?OpenDocument - UN Resolution 181 (II)
http://www.mideastweb.org/unpartition.htm - UN Partition Map.