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Civil War in Palestine (1948-2021)

Reader comment on item: Poll: Israelis Want Victory, Preferably without Paying the Price

Submitted by Robert (United States), Jun 23, 2021 at 06:51

Victory, of course, presupposes War, unless it's used metaphorically. Assuming that the term is used literally, we may ask the question: What kind of War is it?

For one thing, it is not primarily an "Inter-National" war, in the sense of a war between 2 or more Sovereign States and Countries. Rather, it is what is generally called a "Civil War."

The distinction is important, because a Civil War must be resolved by the warring parties within the Country (Palestine), as an "Internal Matter." For example, China resists External Interference when it comes to Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

When the International Community (of Nations, Countries, or States) acknowledged Palestine as the Homeland of the Jewish People, it did not thereby Grant and Establish the Right of Jews to "Settle Closely" in the Territory it named as the Palestine Mandate recognized by the League of Nations, The United States (which did not join the League) and its successor, the United Nations. National Self-Determination of a People or Nation is collectively asserted through force of arms and a military and police sufficiently strong to defend against outsiders.

Palestine, as we know, has been Ethnically Cleansed of Jews for over 2,000 years and by modern times populated mostly by Muslim Sunni Arabs now known as Palestinians. At the same time, in the 20th Century, Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, as well as Arab and Muslim Countries, have and has been Ethnically Cleansed of Jews.

Now, in 2021, Israel is still in the midst of the Civil War that continues since 1948, when the State of Israel came into being as a Soverign State. Unfortunately the Rebels against Israel within the Disputed Territories fall into two political camps, one in Gaza and the other in the West Bank. In Gaza we have De Jure Hamas which seeks the destruction of Israel and Ethnically Cleansing it of the Jews who immigrated into Palestine after 1917. While in the West Bank there is the Palestinian Authority, Weak and Corrupt, demanding a return to the Pre-1967, or Post-1948, Armistice Boundaries which were never Sovereign Borders. At the same time the Palestinian periodically engage in resumption of hostilities since 1948.

The general problem is the outside interference of foreign countries in the Civil War Dispute between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs in the Disputed Territories.

So the way to Victory is the way opened up by the administration of former President Donald J. Trump. The Abraham Accords brought political recognition of Israel by 4 more Arab States, 2 of which can improve the economic conditions of the Palestinians. And when these Palestinians have something to lose, economically, perhaps a more peace and less demanding (compromise) terms will follow, and both people will emerge victorious.

Of course, the most difficult issue is the so-called "Right of Return" of so-called "Palestinian Refugees" (mostly 3rd and 4th generation. One solution would be the Granting of Citizenship to them by the Five Countries which attacked Israel in 1948, as well as those countries which cleansed their land of Millions of Jews in Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa.


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