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Mahmoud Abbas: 100% No Jews Allowed in Palestine

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Dec 28, 2016 at 09:30

Dear Daniel Pipes,

As you know when the Balfour Declaration was adopted about 1920 by the League of Nations
it became International Law that Palestine would be the National Home of the Jewish People.
And I know that you are fully aware that the wording was chosen deliberately
because it was not yet certain that a "Jewish State" should be instituted.
The idea was that Jews may live in Palestine as Citizens no matter what
the particular Polity would subsequently be established
once the British Mandate would expire.

Subsequently, President wrote a book in which he used the South African term "Apartheid"
in regard to Israel. Assuming, for a moment, that it is legitimate to take a term
from the historical context of South Africa
and apply it to Palestine and Israel,
what would be the descriptive consequence?

To the extent that a Two-State Solution is still an open question,
I say that it is inconsistent with International Law
to prohibit Jews from living anywhere in Palestine.
In, particular, Jews should be permitted to "Settle"
in Jordan, Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.

In other words, to formation of States in 1917 Palestine
should not prohibit Jews from Settling anywhere they choose.

What I find is that although Jews and Israelis have succeeded Militarily and Economically
to establish themselves in parts of former Mandatory Palestine,
they are failing miserably with regard to International Law and Hasbara.

I would like to form a movement called "Jewish Lives Matter."
It's aim would be to Settle Jews as Citizens
throughout former Mandatory Palestine besides Israel.

1948 Israel should not be effectively the new Pales of Settlement
began, as a recall, by Catherine the Great, Empress or Tsarina of the Russian Empire.
Israel should not remain a "Ghetto" in its immediate vicinity.
As long as Jews may not reside to take up citizenship in Jordan, Gaza, or the West Bank,
there should not be a new Palestinian state.


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