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OK for now, but how about the next generation in the US?

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Submitted by Wallace Edward Brand (United States), Jun 5, 2013 at 22:25

It is good now that AIPAC is telling the Jewish story to the Congress, but the Congress represents a citizenry where Israel currently has a 4 to 1 advantage. If we ignore the outrageous brainwashing going on in the colleges, that 4 to 1 advantage will become 1 to 4. And then AIPAC may not be so effective.

What we need is more people to refute the Narrative of the Perpetual Palestinian Victimhood, and to directly traverse the false claim of "the inalienable rights of the Palestinian People" by showing there never was a Palestinian People and the Arabs resident in Palestine never had any claim whatsoever to political rights under International Law. The Government of Israel can help by adopting the Levy Report..

Since 1920 the Jewish Peoples ownership of the Political rights to Palestine were recognized, first by the Principal Allied War Powers and then by the 51 member states of the League of Nations and in the same year, by the United States. They recognized a Jewish National Home as a prelude to a reconstituted Jewish State. But this would continue only while World Jewry had only a beneficial interest in the political rights but when the Jews had attained a population majority in Palestine and they were capable of exercising sovereigty their legal interest to those political rights would vest.. In the meantime, England, as trustee would have legal dominion over them.

Since 1920 the Arabs residing in Palestine and those in surrounding states have been trying to take away those rights by threats of violence and actual violence. When the Mafia takes your property that way it is called extortion. If a UN Member State tries it, it is a violation of the UN Charter, 2 (4). That story is nowhere found in American colleges and Universities.

See in the May-June edition of the Think-Israel blog, "Roots of Israel's Sovereignty and Boundaries in International Law: In Defense of the Levy Report". It should be online on June 10.

Here is Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, giving a remarkable speech at AIPAC. http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=161319 But he is preaching to the choir. Why isn't he at Harvard or at UCLA?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

The next generation is a concern, but I doubt you would trade Israel's position in Congress for the Palestinians' position in the campus.

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