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Why 'Palestine' Can Never Be Called Home by Israel

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 21, 2012 at 13:48

The contention that all humanity will be 'Palestine' refugees is, as many reasonable persons will acknowledge is unsupportable; yet it is one aspect of the driving forces that would dislodge Israel from its sovereign status in order to bring into effect the desire of the Islamic revolution; that of an all Islamic Middle East. The Count of Wisborg either understood that as a potential vision of a faux 'Palestinian' future or was operating under a false impression that Israel at that time was a necessary if reluctant result of the evil perpetrated upon the Jewish People in Europe and elsewhere. In either case, Israel was evidently not to be a settled issue as long as his notion of the 'responsibility of relief' was a writ of mandamus more than a guiding principle.

That his efforts were not unanimously accepted, especially by Zionists of more zealous sort, evidently led to his assassination, further lending to a consensus that Israel's legitimacy was of a lesser status than should be allowed. Sweden was part of that reluctance. This did nothing to assist the Israeli efforts for international acceptance. It appears to be core to the efforts of those in United Nations that would plead the 'Palestinian' cause, that the issue of legitimacy of Israel's status will always be arguable by Israel's enemies as long as Israel continues to exist.

In the matter of Israel's destiny, these are only details of a process that by any other means would be contentious still, if for no other reason than the reason given by Israel's enemies that the Jewish people are still hated in a world that has a long history of anti-Semitism. Was there anti-Semitism in the Count's handling of the mediations? It depends upon the perspective – answering first, do the Jewish people deserve to return to their ancient homeland? And if so, what of the persons whose indigent heritage is as cross-filed and indeterminate as the American 'manifest destiny.'

The Count's efforts did not solve the issue; nor did it provide the basis of a lasting peacetime environment for the people populating the region. All one need to do is read the Hebrew Holy Scripture to understand why. In it are the lessons that the Jewish people need to realize their destiny; and for a world hell-bent on not understanding the destiny of Israel the consequences of taking sides against Israel and the chase of a false peace that will never last – just as the name 'Palestine' will never last.


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