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Confederation of Israel, or the United States of Israel

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Submitted by Ludvikus aka Robert (United States), Jan 5, 2022 at 15:22

Dear Dr. Daniel Pipes,

It is extremely informative and useful to examine the exact wording of the last phrase of the Balfour Declaration which was adopted by the League of Nations, the United States of America (which never joined the League), as well as the United Nations. It is in that context in which Strategy and Advocacy for Israel should be proposed and adopted.

I particularly direct you to the two terms or expressions" "political" and "national home" and the way these are used in the context of the phrase; as anyone who knows something about Law, or The Law, knows that legal texts must be carefully scrutinized regarding the meaning.

The point I wish to make is quite simple, actually, but it is obscured for most readers who are not lawyers or diplomats. The "political" rights or status of non-Jewish communities in Palestine are not protected; and by clear implication the "political" rights of the "Jewish people" are vested in their national home. More particularly the "political" rights of the non-Jewish communities in Palestine are not protected - only their "civil" and "religious" rights are (legally) protected (or recognized.

Here is a block Quote of what it says:

"... the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

In this context, the Jewish people in Exile, the Diaspora, are Refugees displaced from their national home for the past 2,000. The non-Jewish communities are the Occupiers, and only the Religious and Civil rights and status are to be protected.

Accordingly:

1. The General Assembly did not create Israel; it merely recognized the Jewish peoples right to create the "political" State of Israel in the National Home of the Jewish People.

2. Accordingly, unless one is an Anti-Semite, or a prejudiced non-Jewish Palestinian, there is no impediment to the Religious or Civil Rights or Status; all adversity is a consequence to a demand for Political rights to be granted to the non-Jewish communities, rights which have not been initially recognized during or after the First World War.

3. There was subsequent (after 1947) Civil War in Palestine in which the Jewish people battled against the rebellious non-Jewish communities which were assisted, by intervention, of several neighboring Arab armies.

4. More particularly, the State of Israel is the POLITICAL entity which the Jewish people had establish in their National Home (Palestine). There are currently four (3) Liberated (not Occupied) Territories (liberated from Egypt and Jordan in 1967) remaining in Palestine: (1) Gaza, (2) Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), (3) Jerusalem (East Jerusalem). In the case of East Jerusalem, the non-Jewish communities were granted the right to seek Israeli citizenship as their own option. Gaza, was abandoned to the non-Jewish communities and thereby permitted to form their own Political institutions, which resulted in Hamas. The same has been done, separately by agreements with the non-Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank); this resulted in the creation and recognition of the Palestinian Authority; the result is the Political Autocrat, Mamoud Abbas. (4) Jordan was carved out of East Palestine and is fully recognized as a Soverign State (but 100% free of Jews, to the best of my knowledge).

Although there is international pressure on Israel to resolve the Palestinian issue, the fact is that there continues to be, from the legal point of view, a Civil War is still raging out of Gaza. And regrading the Palestinian Authority, the non-violent demand is return to pre-1967 boundaries, implying that Israel further renounce their National Home claims to the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

In this context, the issue is reduced simply to the question of what the Soverign State of Israel is to do with the demands of the non-Jewish communities for Political Rights, which they do not have in the National Homeland - all of the Palestinian Mandate. It is to be recalled that during the previous Israeli government, under Netanyahu, it was Abbas who refused to Negotiate with Netanyahu. Furthermore, it was President Trump who recognized directly and simply all the Political Rights of the Jewish People within Mandatory rights. Regarding the Golan Heights, Israel simply annexed land it conquered in a defensive war, as was often done in Europe until the end of WWI, and President Wilson's 14 Points, which resulted in the League of Nations, which, ironically, the USA did not join.

So, there is no Victory, in the literal sense of War. The issues are really just Political. The most obvious, is Settlements. And one cannot be a Colonialist in your own Homeland, Mandatory Palestine. No non-Jew is ever evicted from land under a non-Jewish Title or Lease; this would be illegal under Israeli Civil Law. However, the Jewish People have the Political right to settle anywhere they wish, consistent merely with the Civil or Religious Rights of the non-Jewish communities.

The final question is what is to be the fate of the Palestinian Refugees (5 million) recognized as such by the UN. Regarding their Political Rights, they have non. Regarding their Civil Rights, that is unresolved. Regarding their Religious Rights, that is not an open issue.

It appears that time is on the side of Israel. And the current inaction is fully justified, both politically and historically; the paraphrase a saying of Abba Eban, the Palestinians (non-Jewish communities) never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Regarding Racism, that is a lie designed to appeal to the African American communities, and the Left. Nationalism (Zionism) is not Racism. And Irredentism is an aspect of of Nationalism; so much for Israeli Settlement Building.

Submitting....

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