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Bush should recognize that the "Jewish State" should have included the West Bank and Jordan

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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Jan 14, 2008 at 10:29

Bush needs to recognize that the little strip of land on which Israel sits is not where the original "Jewish State" was promised to be created.

After Britain defeated the Ottomans in 1917, they subsequently divided the former Empire into independent Arab states, all except for the land east and west of the Jordan River That land was given the informal title of "Mandated Palestine" because both Britain and the League of Nations were mandated to set aside this land as the permanent "Jewish National Homeland." The US also supported this mandate. Were it not for WWII, and some British double-dealing, the Jewish National Homeland would have replaced all of "Mandated Palestine," instead of only a tiny strip of along the coastline that the Arabs claim is theirs as well.

Keep in mind that Bush talks about the "Palestinian homeland" in the same breath as he does the "Jewish homeland" as if they had equal validity. They don't, and until Bush separates fact from fiction, he's signing Israel's death warrant.
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