Anti-Semitic Legality of the UN Court
by Steven Shamrak
December 2022 the UN General Assembly passed a resolution in which 87 states voted to seek the ICJ’s non-binding opinion on the legality of Israel’s occupation since 1967. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) then began hearings into the legality of Israel’s occupation of ‘Palestinian territories’ since 1967. This is the highest participation in the ICJ hearings. Many international anti-Semites are so eager to participate in this Kangaroo court. It is the first time the world’s top court was asked to give an opinion on such a matter.
“Palestinian territories”: Through the history of humanity, there has never been a Palestinian kingdom or state. Until 1964 there were no Palestinian people. The term was invented, with the help of the Soviet KGB during the Cold War with the West, to undermine the legitimacy of the Jewish state.
Some 52 states and three organizations – the Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and African Union – will present their arguments related to Israel’s open-ended control over ‘the occupied territories’ of Judea and Samaria (West Bank), Gaza, and annexed East Jerusalem to the UN’s court. Why not the Golan Hights? Israel freed them from the occupation by Syria at the same time, during the Six Days war in 1967!
The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) rejected the ICJ’s legitimacy to discuss the “legality of the occupation,” viewing it as an attack on Israel’s right to defend itself against existential threats. In a written statement, the office emphasized: “Israel does not recognize the legitimacy of the discussion at the International Court of Justice in the Hague regarding the ‘legality of the occupation’ – a move designed to harm Israel’s right to defend itself against existential threats.”
Members of the United Nations, world leaders and the ICJ are highly educated people. They do know the history and all the facts related to the Israeli-Arab conflict, and true letter of the international law – not the anti-Semitic interpretations of it. If they are not anti-Semites, why would they let this ‘Kangaroo Court” to smear the name of the Jewish state again?
“The occupied territories”: At the end of the War of Independence, Egypt, Jordan and Syria occupied the Jewish land – Judea, Samaria, the Golan Hights, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, from 1948 to 1967, in accordance with the Customary International law of Captured territories. They made no attempt to create a Palestinian state. No inquiries were conducted by the UN into the legality of this occupation. No international condemnations or protests were made by most NGOs or countries.
The Customary international Law allows the retention of land taken in war. Such retention has been accepted as legitimate throughout history. Many territories, previously conquered lands, are still owned (occupied) by many countries. This includes vast parts of Africa and Asia occupied during Arab Islamic expansion.
In 1967, Israel won the Six Day War. It was a defensive war, because the enemies were planning to destroy the Jewish state again. At the end of the war, Israel took control over the Jewish land previously occupied by enemies, under the same Customary International law, which clearly states:
“Sometimes, occupying forces do not succeed in establishing or exercising authority over a certain territory – for instance, because of hostile acts committed against them by combatants of the occupied territory. In such cases, humanitarian law does not consider these areas as occupied territories but instead as invaded territories. In other words, they are battlefields, and the rules that apply to them are the general rules of armed conflict.”
Fact #1 – On July 24, 1922, the Council of the League of Nations appointed Britain as the Mandatory entrusted with the administration of the Land of Israel. The territory of the Mandate included land on both sides of the Jordan River – the present-day countries of Jordan and Israel, including Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The Mandate clearly stated:
“Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”
In ARTICLE 2. “The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home.”
In ARTICLE 5 of “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.”
Just two months later – in September 1922, Britain ceded Transjordan to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Golan Heights to Syria, 82% of the Mandate. This was an illegal act, in violation of the original spirit and letter of the Mandate!
Fact #2 – On 29 November 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 181 as the Partition Plan for remaining land of the Mandate. The resolution called for the establishment of Jewish and Arab states between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, denying the Jewish people the right to a state of their own, and dividing the land into six territories, creating an absurd and unworkable political map.
In desperation, after trauma of the Holocaust, Jews accepted this ridiculous partition. The resolution was flatly rejected by the local Arab population and the Arab States. Seven Arab and Muslim states immediately declared war against Israel. They lost the war – therefore, they have no rights and legitimacy to claim the land “from the river to the sea” as their own. This is the Jewish land – it always been and will be!
Newspapers and TV reporters, as well as the UN and many politicians, present the enemies of Israel as victims, knowing that Hamas and Fatah and a number of other terrorist organisations, including Hezbollah and Huties, initiate and commit terror attacks on the Jewish state. News presenters deliberately and hypocritically call Hamas terrorists “militants” or “combatants”, at the same time, they acknowledge that Hamas is designated as a foreign terrorist organization by their own countries.
Historically, Israel – including Judea, Samaria and Gaza – always was the land of the Jews, with Jerusalem as the spiritual capital. No one has the right to question this fact!
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
For too often, Israel has endured heavy pressure from its ‘friends’, and was denied a total victory over the enemies. In 1948 the US put an embargo on all weaponry going to Israel while at war with seven Arab and Muslim countries. It was a miracle that Israel survived the War of Independence. In 1993, the Oslo agreement was imposed on Israel, giving legitimacy to terrorist organizations. ‘They’ are doing it again now. ENOUGH is enough!
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reversed a policy set by the Trump administration, saying Washington views the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as “inconsistent with international law”. Blinken thus effectively revoked the so-called “Pompeo Doctrine”. In 2019, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo implemented the policy, overturning a 1978 memo by (anti-Semitic) State Department legal adviser Herbert Hansell, which characterized “settlements” as “illegal”.
The occasion was the official opening of the world’s first embassy for first nations. Delegations from the South Pacific, North America, Canada and, of course, South Africa, had come to Jerusalem for the inauguration. The Indigenous Embassy in Jerusalem does not represent a specific state or country. Rather, it embodies the voices of indigenous leaders and their people from across the world and will serve as a hub of information and a helping hand in the Promised Land. It affirms that although Israel faces opposition from many sides, these indigenous leaders and their people recognize the Jewish people as one of them: an indigenous people in their indigenous land, the Land of Israel. (The world indigenous people recognise that fake Palestinians are not indigenous to the Eretz-Israel!)
PA and Hamas both denounce Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal for the “day after” Hamas. The plan would enable “local officials” who have “administrative experience” and no ties to “countries or entities that support terrorism” to run Gaza. The plan also stipulates that IDF will continue the war until Hamas is eliminated. Gaza will also be demilitarized and Israel will also maintain security control over the “entire area west of Jordan” to prevent terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza. (This is not the best plan for Israel, but the enemies still rejected it.)
The US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller reiterated the Biden Administration’s goal of the establishment of a Palestinian state. “What we want to see in the long-term is a durable agreement that brings about peace and security for both Israel and Palestinians through the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with real security guarantees for Israel,” Miller said. (How did it work so far? They do not want peace with Israel, only its destruction!)
An overwhelming majority of the Knesset voted against the unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood in affirmation of a government proclamation. “The people of Israel and their elected representatives are united today as never before, in a clear message to the international (anti-Semitic) community,” Netanyahu said as he lauded in Hebrew and English the proclamation’s passage with 99 votes out of the 120-member body. “Peace can only be achieved after we achieve total victory over Hamas and through direct negotiations between the parties without preconditions,” he said. (On the vast territory they own, the Arab and Muslim states could absorb fake Palestinians or allocate land for their state a long time ago. But this is not the aim of their game.)
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan criticized the Council members who voted for and supported the resolution, “For the past 137 days, the only solution discussed on the international stage is this absurd notion of a ceasefire. Will a ceasefire bring home the hostages? Will a ceasefire eliminate Hamas?” The Ambassador expressed shock at the Council’s failure to condemn Hamas, “Not condemning Hamas’ atrocities has now become a tradition here.” Ambassador Erdan also conveyed a message to members of the Security Council that Israel may be forced to act in Lebanon “Over 2,000 Hezbollah missiles and rockets have rained down on the cities of Israel’s north. And nearly 100,000 residents of northern Israel have been displaced due to the threat posed by Hezbollah. The clock is ticking, and sadly, we will be forced to take decisive action. Terror will never be tolerated.”
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said that normalization with Israel requires both an end to the fighting in the Gaza Strip as well as the establishment of a Palestinian state. He said that commitment by Israel to recognize a Palestinian state would be enough for Saudi Arabia “That in itself is a prerequisite, but it is not enough, because we need to have a clear pathway towards establishing that Palestinian state. It cannot be just a political commitment.” (For Israel it would be self-destruction, not normalization.)
Joe Biden has not only promised to veto any standalone Israeli aid, but he’s reportedly circulating a draft resolution within the United Nations Security Council that would compel the Jewish state to stop its ground offensive in Rafah and, effectively, give Hamas a pass. Beyond that, the US is also reportedly thinking about circumventing Israel and formally recognizing a Palestinian state. At the same time, while Biden pushes Ukraine to fight, he demands Israel to surrender. There is a gross moral hypocrisy in how the president treats our allies!
The IDF says it killed some 1,000 terrorists inside Israel on October 7 in addition to the 12,000 killed in Gaza since. Hamas claims it had lost only 6,000 fighters. It is estimated that Hamas had 30,000 gunmen in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military also revealed that Israeli aircraft have carried out over 31,000 strikes since October 7, including over 1,000 in Lebanon and dozens in the West Bank.
Foreign ministers at the G20 group of nations meeting in Brazil were nearly unanimous in their support for a two-state solution as the only path to peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There were calls for a ceasefire and access to Gaza for humanitarian aid, while “many” countries criticized Israel’s military offensive in Rafah. (After anti-Semitic statements made by president of Brazil, it is only logical for other Jew-haters to join him in bullying the Jewish state. There is no other reason for them to support the fake Palestinians.)
Almost one billion shekels ($278 million) in yearly tax revenue that Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority goes towards Ramallah’s “pay for slay” policy, under which it disburses monthly salaries to terrorists and their families. Israel collects 600 to 700 million shekels ($166-194 million) in tax funds on behalf of the PA every month under the terms of the Oslo Accords, signed with PLO terrorist Yasser Arafat in the 1990s. (Israel must withhold those funds, all $280 million, and compensate Jewish victims of terror, and cover some of its expenses related to war on terror.)
Quote of the Week:
“Total victory is essential because it ensures the security of Israel. We are on the way to total victory and I want to tell you that we are committed to it and will not give up on it.” – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
by Leonie Ben-Simon
The wealthy Arab states want to import Indians, Pakistanis and others as workers, so why not Gazans?
They are not wanted by Arab countries. Not by the Europeans. Not welcomed by anyone. Not wanted. Not in small numbers, and definitely not in large ones.
Whilst refugees worldwide were relocated by the United Nations, UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees) was set up to perpetuate those Arabs and generations of their descendants who lost the 1948 war when seven Arab nations attacked Israel. Over the years their leaders banded together to call them all Palestinians from the old Roman name for Israel.
Egypt has barred Gazans and closed its border with Gaza. Although in the past it did rule Gaza, it chose to leave in 1967. It has no appetite to accept hordes of refugees. It might now set up a place in the Sinai for them to flee the coming IDF attack on Rafah.
The same with Jordanians who are not offering to accept Gazans. Tens of thousands of Palestinian Arab refugees were killed by the Jordanian army in an operation known as Black September, after being a threat to the kingdom. Many more were expelled to Lebanon and Syria.
The topic of resettling the people of Gaza who want to leave has been upended by the media war against both Israel and the Jews. We are witnessing a repeat of the 1930’s and the Holocaust in much of the language on TV, concentrating on the poor people of Gaza. Except that Israel is strong with an army that it did not have during the Second World War.
No matter what, and even with the great USA (and other international Jew-hating idiots) trying to rewrite the agenda, Israel is winning.
Now resettlement of the Gazans (from the Jewish land) has to be the plan for The Day After!
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