If I Were Dictator (Part 27)

Posted on Fri 07/22/2011 by


By Marlin6

On 02/05/2008, I authored a post “Benevolent Dictators Make Good Government”. Examples are King David – Israel – (1010 BC –970 B.C.) in ancient times and General Douglas McArthur – Japan – (1945 –1947) in modern times. I started musing about what I would do if I were absolute dictator of the United States to fast track our country back to a position of greatness and prosperity. Therefore I am submitting a series of posts to PA Pundits (many controversial) about how I would provide solutions to the major issues facing our nation.


The reason I am including chapters on Israel and the Palestinians are that the fate of the whole world depends upon what happens there. I would issue an order that we will support Israel in whatever peace agreement they reach with the Palestinians. I will also issue a statement that the United States does not recognize there has ever been a nation known as “Palestine” in the history of the world.

Since 1955, there have been 75 resolutions in the U.N. condemning Israel for some perceived injustice against the Palestinians, more than all other nations in the world combined. Here is one of the most egregious, during the Clinton administration. With the United States abstaining, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution that condemns United Nations actions that facilitated and created the state of Israel. In 1947, after extensive evaluation of the situation, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) proposed that the territory of the British mandate west of the Jordan River be partitioned into Jewish and Arab states with Jerusalem under international control.  On November 29, 1947, the UN adopted a partition plan. Both the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics voted in favor, while Britain abstained.  Zionists reluctantly accepted the plan as the best resolution they could expect given political circumstances, but the Arab world denounced and rejected it. This new resolution condemns the actions of the United Nations in creating the state of Israel, which has resulted in injury and loss of human life. “The United States does not think it was a very good resolution, to put it mildly,” U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke told reporters after the vote.  “Basically the resolution is saying that Israel is the reason for the violence in the Middle East, and that not for the actions of the United Nations, Israel would never have become an independent nation.  But President Clinton decided in the end he did not find enough objectionable in the resolution to veto it ,” he said. But Nasser al-Kidwa, the Palestinian U.N. observer, said “We think that the resolution contains an extremely important element.  But for the existence of Israel there would be no violence today, and without the actions of the United Nations in 1947, the state of Israel may never have been created.  Just think of the lives that could have been saved.”

There is a preliminary historic fact that must be established now.  There has never, I repeat never, been a civilization or a nation referred to as “Palestine” and the very notion of a “Palestinian” Arab nation having ancient attachments to the Holy Land going back to time immemorial is one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated upon the world! There is not, nor has there ever been, a distinct Palestinian culture or language. Further, there has never been a Palestinian state governed by “Arab Palestinians” in history, nor was there ever a Palestinian national movement until after the 1967 Six-Day War, when Israel regained control over Judea and Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”). It was then, and only then, that a Palestinian national movement born with one primary goal: the creation of an Arab Palestinian state with which to replace Israel.  It’s really that simple!

Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C., two thousand years before the rise of Islam!  Seven hundred and twenty-six years later in 586 B.C., these first ancient Jews were overrun and the first Jewish Temple (on Jerusalem’s Old City Temple Mount) was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, king of ancient Babylon. Many of the Jews were killed or expelled; however many were allowed to remain.  These Jews along with their progeny and other Jews who would resettle over the next 500 years, rebuilt the nation of Israel. Thus the claim that Jews suddenly appeared fifty years ago right after the Holocaust and drove out the “ancient Arab Palestinians” is preposterous. Then in 70 A.D. (nearly 2000 years ago), it was the Roman Empire’s turn to march through ancient Israel and destroy the second Jewish Temple, slaughtering or driving out much of its Jewish population. Many Jews left on their own because conditions for life were made unbearable in many respects – yet thousands stayed and rebelled on for centuries in order to once again rebuilt a Jewish nation in this Holy Land.

Over the next 2,000 years various Peoples, Religions and Empires marched through Jerusalem, Israel’s ancient capital. None bothered, nor were in the least interested in, building a nation of their own.  Included in these “invaders” were the Arabs.  Thus, in the year 636 A.D., Arab marauders came to the land and uprooted even more of its Jews. However, they too did not form an Arab nation… and certainly not a “Palestinian” nation.  They were simply “Arabs” who moved in a geo-political area called “Palestine!” And remember this one fact. – it was not the Jews who “usurped” (a favorite word from the Arab propagandists) the land from the Arabs. If anything, it was the Arabs in 636 who overran and stole it from the Jews. In Conclusion, no nation, other than the ancient nation of Israel and later in 1948 the reborn nation of Israel, has ever ruled as a sovereign national entity on this land. A mighty Jewish empire extended over this entire area before the Arabs and their Islam were even born! Want to talk religion? Fine.  God gave the Land of Israel to the Jewish People. And God does nothing by accident!

The term “Palestine” came from the name that the conquering Roman Empire gave the ancient Land of Israel in an attempt to once again obliterate the Jewish presence in the Holy Land. The Roman Procurator in charge of the Judean-Israel territories was so angry at the Jews for revolting that he called for his historians and asked who were the worst enemies of the Jews in their past history. The scribes said, the Philistines. So, the Procurator declared that Land of Israel would from then on be called Philistia [further bastardized into Palaistina to dishonor the Jews and obliterate their history. Hence the name Palestine. Even 900 years later when the Ottoman Empire – Turkey – had its turn to conquer the area, the term Palestine was still maintained to describe one of its districts.  Palestine was a place within the Ottoman Empire… and never an empire of its own.  Indeed Syria did not exist, nor did Jordan or Lebanon. It was all a vast tract of the Turkish Empire loosely called Palestine.  The name Palestine has nothing whatsoever to do with Jews, Chinese, Cambodians, Martians and certainly not the Arabs!  It was merely a term first created by the Roman Empire for their political purposes. The Arabs never give up trying to provide an historical link between the Arab Palestinians and the land. Some have even tried to link the name Palastin (which they use for Palestine) with the ancient Philistines!  The real ancient Philistines, however, were not Arabs,and neither was Goliath.  They were a migrant Sea Peoples who came from the area of the Aegean Sea and the Greek Islands and settled on the southern coast of the land of Canaan. In contrast, the Arabs of Palestine are just that – Arabs!  They have about as much historical roots to the ancient Philistines as Yasser Arafat had to the Eskimos.

The Land of Israel was never devoid of Jews, although at times, only in the tens of thousands. This was because the land was virtually uninhabitable when the Jews once again began their God-given right and duty to return en masse to the land of their forefathers (the Zionist Movement) in the 1880s.The silly rhetoric about a massive Arab presence being overrun by invading Jews is quickly dispelled by Mark Twain, who visited the area in 1867.  From his book, The Innocents Abroad A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse.  A desolation. We never saw a human being on the whole route,  hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country. But the severest thing that has been said about Palestine was said here in Jerusalem. A pilgrim with his periodic ecstasy upon him (it usually comes in a flush of happiness after dinner) finished his apostrophe with, “O, that I could be here at the Second Advent!”   A grave gentleman said, “It will not occur in Palestine.” “What”  “The Second Advent will take place elsewhere – possibly in America.” “Blasphemy!”  “I speak reasonably. You are in the Holy Land. You have seen the Holy Land once?”  “Yes.”  “Shall you ever want to come here again?”  “Well–no.”  “My friend, the Savior has been here once!”

Palestine’s early Jewish re-settlers in the 1890’s were idealistic pioneers who  arrived in pre-state Israel with every intention of living in peace alongside their Arab neighbors and upgrading the quality of life for all of the land’s inhabitants.  The vast majority of Arabs came to the area after these early Zionists pioneers began to drain the malaria-infested swamps and rebuild the land.  In doing so, these Jews created the economic opportunities and medical availabilities that attracted Arabs from both surrounding territories and far-away lands. In fact, over 90% of the Arabs migrated there within the last one hundred years.  So much for their unfounded claims that they have been there since time immemorial! Yet while the returning Jews were highly motivated to restore the land, the Arabs seethed with envy and hatred because they lacked both the leadership to inspire or motivate them for they in fact were historical strangers to this land! Unlike the Jews, these Arabs who immigrated there had no ancient attachments or historical memories to this homeland … this ancient Land of the Jews!

In Conclusion:  There was no Arab Palestinian history before the Arabs created one after 1948 and especially after 1967. Archeological sites to this very day continue to yield artifacts with Hebrew writing, not some fictitious Palestinian or Arabic text.  The so-called Palestinian Arabs were simply then, as they are now, Arabs no different culturally, historically or ethnically from other Arabs living in any other of the 24 Arab countries from which they came into “Palestine!”  Had the Chinese come to the area, they too would be called Palestinians!  And not the Arabs continued to brainwash generation upon generation into believing this historic hogwash about some ancient Arab Palestinian ties to the Holy Land, most could have gotten themselves a real life by now with much less bloodshed and suffering for everyone concerned!

The Arabs have greed, pride, and envy! The Arabs of today occupy 24 nations. – 99½% of the entire Middle East landmass while Israel has only a ½ of 1% speck on this same map. But that’s still too much land for the Arabs to spare. They want it all. And that is ultimately what all the fighting is about today.  And no matter how many land concessions the Israelis might make, it will never be enough! Peace treaties between the Israeli and the Arab world are meaningless.  Even the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty is holding on by a single thread and if you were to read the Egyptian and Jordanian newspapers you’d think they were still at war with Israel!  Peace is impossible  – The death of compromise –  “There’s No More Middle in the Middle East” The Arab campaign against Israel is rooted not in a negotiable grievance but in a basic opposition to the very existence of Jewish sovereignty!  The intent of the Arabs is to separate out Judaism from Israel… and then to separate Israel from the face of the Earth.

The Question of Jerusalem And the Temple Mount – For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has only been a Jewish capital – the only Jewish capital, founded by King David. Jews have always lived in Jerusalem, except when they had been massacred or driven out. There has been a nearly unbroken Jewish presence in the Jerusalem for the past 1,600 years, and at least since the early 1800s, the population of Jerusalem has been predominantly Jewish. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem from 1948-67, they (the Jordanians) never sought to change it to their capital (replacing Amman) nor make it the capital of any Arab Palestinian people.  In fact,  Arab leaders from other Arab countries hardly ever bothered to visit Jerusalem!  Only to the Jews has Jerusalem ever held special meaning!  Another myth deals with the issue of Jerusalem and its Temple Mount. The myth is that Jerusalem is really an Arab city and that it is a central focus of Islam. The truth is that the Arabs expressed very limited interest in the Temple Mount before 1967. Besides, Mecca and Medina (both in Saudi Arabia) are Islam’s holiest cities! One more thing about Jerusalem in general and its Temple Mount in particular.  Islam’s holy(?) Koran mentions Mecca (in Saudi Arabia) hundreds of times. It mentions Medina (also in Saudi Arabia) countless times. It never mentions Jerusalem and with good reason. There is no historical evidence to suggest Mohammad ever visited Jerusalem!  And if he did visit Jerusalem, it could not have been until 6 years after his death. Therefore, the notion that Mohammed ascended to Heaven from a rock in Jerusalem is even more ridiculous!

From 1948 to 1967, when East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount were under Muslim (Jordanian) rule, they were ignored by the Arab world. No Arab leader ever paid a visit, not even to pray at the al-Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock (both located on the Jewish Temple Mount).  And Arab Palestinians placed so low a priority on Jerusalem itself that the PLO’s founding charter, the Palestinian National Covenant of 1964, made no reference to it. Only when the Jews recaptured it after the 1967 Six Day War did the Arab world suddenly grow very passionate about Jerusalem! In truth, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosques are just but two of hundreds of thousands of Muslim mosques around the world. When a Jew prays from anywhere in the world, he faces the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  When a Moslem prays, even while IN Jerusalem, he faces Mecca (in Saudi Arabia). So in many cases, even when a Moslem is in Jerusalem, his hind quarters are facing these two mosques!  What does this tell you!  And when Islamic suicide bombers try to take apart Jerusalem piece by piece, what does that tell you!