6 Thus saith the LORD, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer the LORD of hosts: I am the first, and I am the last, and beside Me there is no God.

19 God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: when He hath said, will He not do it? or when He hath spoken, will He not make it good?


44 And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God.

45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Birth of the State of Israel

Israel At Present...

In the video below is a sample of Israel's contribution to the world

Israel's Development Assistance Worldwide - MASHAV


Excerpt from video's description at YouTube:
In 2005 MASHAV was active in 108 countries, training thousands of participants in courses focusing on human capacity building. Over 2,200 participants were trained in 94 courses in Israel, while over 4,300 took part in 91 on-the spot courses in 32 different countries. MASHAV experts were dispatched throughout the world on 116 short-term consultancies and humanitarian medical missions to 39 countries.

Following are some of MASHAV's humanitarian assistance activities in 2005: * Aid to South East Asia: Following the devastating earthquake that struck South East Asia the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through MASHAV, organized immediate assistance to the victims of the countries affected: Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia. The Israeli Government and Israeli NGOs continue to be active in South East Asia providing medium to long-term assistance to the affected regions. * Emergency assistance was also sent to countries hit by natural disasters in the course of the year: Guatemala, El Salvador, and the Central African Republic. More... at the site.

The General Assembly of the United Nations and the Creation of the State of Israel
Nov 29th 1947 - 3 Minutes, 2,000 Years


U.N. voting to establish a Jewish State in the land of Israel, November 29th, 1947

The Silent Exodus - Jews Thrown Out from Arab Lands


For more information, see YouTube's description section of this video. Also check out http://justiceforjews.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_exodus_from_Arab_lands

http://www.cbc.ca/thehour/video.php?id=1861 - Judy Carr tells how she rescued Syrian Jews


Israel - Birth of a Nation with Sir Martin Gilbert

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v4nfl0IQVY

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada

As a Canadian citizen, I grew up with the thought of keeping Canada Canadian and not let Americans influence too much on Canada. That is part of the beauty of Canada.

With US asking for your support in regards to Israel and the peace talks, I need to ask you to please exercise extra caution. Over the years, I learned much and today's Islam is definately not the good Canadian citizens that we know.

As for today's situation in Israel, Israeli citizens are suffering and the suffering was brought by US pressure on Israel who is a loyal ally. Islam's goal in Israel is to dominate the country and destroy the State of Israel. In essence, it is not about land, it is about control and Islam.

Israel is a microcosm of the world. The suffering of the people who call themselves Palestinians was brought by their leaders on purpose so future generations would cry out and compassionate people would respond. Arafat made sure of that.

Palestinian school books were re-written to accomodate their ideology. Arafat stated in one of his speeches "first Saturday then Sunday". This all should not be taken lightly. What he meant was first we get the Jews then the Christians. I often wonder what is being done with the money that all nations are so readily giving to them.

Here is today's Israeli reality:

The displacement of solid, salt of the earth and upstanding former Gush Katifers/Gaza citizens brought overwhelming negative psychological, family and economical results. It also brought them homelessness. Suicide were attempted and families were broken.

Gush Katif Memorial Video (Color orange worn for Gush Katif)


Destruction of Holy sites and archeological artifacts that prove Jewish claim to the land of Israel and to replace historical facts by other fabricated facts. The Temple Mount was declared off limits to Jews to a point. The Islam leaders in the Temple Mount meanwhile cry out of abuse by Israel while they desecrate and destroy artifacts from both Holy Temple periods.

The Return to Kever Yosef (Biblical Joseph's Tomb - Prayers on 6th day of Chanukah '07 at the Tomb)


Terrorism in Gaza was empowered. Gaza became a convenient and close place to attack Israel with Kassam rockets. Today, the mayor of Sederot officially resigned in protest. He has been the mayor of the city for nine years. In his statement, he said he could not bear the thought of kidergarten children being killed at play. In Sederot too, social problems were created.

Rocket Attack on Sederot (Tzevah Adom - Colour Red/Red Alert)


The information is here, I am praying that the right decisions will be made and not be clouded by the illusionary hopes of peace. The G-d of Israel safeguards the Land of Israel and the People of Israel. His Divine Presence is there. Islam should not be given the power to defy Him. It would be the ultimate of abuse.

Song is a quote from Micah - This video tells a little of Gaza's history
Former Gush Katifers express their wish to return and rebuild

The two videos below were added May 3 '09

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holydays - Chanukah 5768 E-Card

Menorah Lighting at the Kotel/Western Wall


Watch the candle lighting LIVE in real time directly from the Kotel on Chanukah with sound at sundown, Israel time, at http://english.thekotel.org/cameras.asp.

...Choose the middle "The Prayer plaza" tab (close up camera) from one of the three cameras that are available. Sign up is free.

The new Chanukiah at the Kotel/Western Wall, as per site, is Mehandrin and is lit with Olive Oil. The flasks are for protection from weather to keep the flames going.

Jerusalem sunset time available at: http://myzmanim.com/day.aspx?vars=41484775

Jerusalem local time available at the frame of the Kotel's video screen - bottom right of the frame.

Also note that cameras are shut off on Fridays in preparation for Shabbat/ the Sabbath

Chanuka celebration in Jerusalem 5767


Chanukah in Paris


Chanukah in a school in Israel - They wish a Chag Urim Same'ach (Happy Festival of Lights)


Chanuka Candles Lightning - Chanukah at someone's home


חג חנוכה שמח
Wishing You a Wonderful Hanukah

Comment on the spirit of the video above:
Chanukah is a time for songs, happiness and warmth. It is family time and with friends

Suggested tehilim to say while the candles are burning:
Psalms 19, 30, 33, 67, 90, 100 and 133

Please contact you Local Orthodox Rabbi on Halachah/Laws details on Chanukah

Beautiful song for Chanukah by the poet Chaim Nachman Bialik Z"L

The following book from Artscroll includes Laws and Rituals for Jews

Chanukah: Its History, Observance, And Significance - A presentation based on Talmudic and traditional sources by Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz

Includes a comprehensive history of the period; Chanah and her seven sons; the story of the Kohen Gadol's daughter; and the complete candle-lighting service. View pages at http://www.artscroll.com/Books/chah.html

Books are beginning guides only. Please contact you Local Orthodox Rabbi on more Halachot/Laws and customs.
The following is for non-Jews who follow the 7 Laws of Noah

B'nai Noah Hanukkah Celebration (From B'nai Noah Quarterly)

Download file from http://www.box.net/shared/nb4m9qbki2

*** For beginners who seek to learn how to worship the G-d of Israel see http://asknoah.org and see the links section at http://7lawsofnoah.tblog.com ***

Clearing up a misconception...
There is a big misconception with Chanukah in regards to gifts. Today's gift idea may have derived from non-Jewish sources. The Jewish tradition on Chanukah is to give money/coins to children that could amount to quite a lot if they had lots of relatives and friends in the area. Originally children would go to relatives and friends every day and get their coins.
Instructions on how to light the candles on Chanukah video


A Miracle in the Making...
Second Day of Chanukah in Yerushalayim

The Golden Menora: Moving Closer to its Destination


Description from YouTube: On the second night of Chanuka, 5768 (December 6, 2007), the golden menora prepared by the Temple Institute and fit for use in the Holy Temple, was moved from the archaeological site of the Roman Cardo in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, to its new location, alongside the Yehudah Halevi staircase leading from the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall Plaza. There it overlooks the Temple Mount, site of the future Holy Temple. A small move, perhaps, for the golden menora, but a giant leap forward for mankind, as the rebuilding of the House of G-d becomes one step closer

Maoz Tzur Medley - miami boys choir - hanukkah


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Annapolis: Aaron Klein Special Interview on His Connections with Terrorists

WND Exclusive

Aaron Klein gives inside scoop on Israel
WND Jerusalem chief in teleseminar ahead of crucial 'peace summit'

Posted: November 20, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

Posted: November 20, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein gave a behind-the-scenes look at the situation in the Middle East in a special teleseminar for WND readers yesterday.

Klein is the author of "Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal Their Global Plans - To a Jew!"

Listen to Aaron Klein:


Get "Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land Jihadists Reveal their Global Plans – to a Jew!"

See also Justice for Jews from Arab Land response on Annapolis: http://www.justiceforjews.com/declaration1.pdf

Added Feb 26 '08:

Prof. Irwin Cotler about Jewish Refugees from Arab States

What about the Jewish refugees from Arab countries?


Description in YouTube: Canadian MP and former Minister speaks about an issue overlooked by the both International Community and Israel itself. Israel Channel 11, (23.2.08)

[Video below added on May 27 '08]

Rabbi Shalom Gold speaking about the situation before the Annapolis


[Below videos and information added on July 15 '08]

Welcome to ACT for America


Launch of ACT for Canada: http://actforamerica.org/email-archive/2008/07/act-for-canada-launches.html

Petition to Congress: Examine Radical Islamist material


Archives section at ACT: http://www.actforamerica.org/archives/

Copy of July 15 '08 email:

Visit our News page

Pushing Terrorists Off Of Cyberspace!

It would appear that terrorists using YouTube to spread videos depicting terrorist activity are being pushed off cyberspace.

Our intrepid blog editor, Jerry Gordon, has been posting about and monitoring this issue for some time, as well as communicating with key Members of Congress about the problem.

Senator Lieberman, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, has conducted hearings on this issue. He brought pressure on Google/YouTube to ban the posting of videos that show terrorist actions, such as attacks on American troops.

That resistance and pressure to get rid of terrorist training videos on YouTube is working.

Recently our talented colleague Joseph Shahda came across a chat room thread below on the terrorist website “Ekhlaas.”

The reaction from Senator Lieberman’s staff can be summed up in one word -- “wonderful.”

Resistance to radical Islam works.

Here is Joseph Shahda’s translation of Ekhlaas terrorist forum threads

“Username: Mohajer Daya’aa Al Tareek, July 4, 2008

Dear Brothers: Invade, Invade YouTube. Most of special and martyrdom operation have been removed.

In the name of Allah the most merciful the most compassionate

Beloved brothers, we beg you to invade YouTube because most of the Jihadi sections have been removed and in particular the martyrdom ones. I did not find the operation of Khatib Fatima. Therefore experts, invade, invade. Allah blesses you.

Username: Hanat Yadaiy, July 4, 2008

I post one movie a day on YouTube and under dozens of different names. After a month one or two names are removed but I keep the work using the other names

Username: Mohajer Daya’aa Al Tareek, July 4, 2008

Allah bless you my beloved brother and continue your work and Allah willing we will have the experience and we will not stop from invading the infidels. Allah will make us victors and the prophet is our idol and the martyrdom is our goal

Username: Mohajer Daya’aa Al Tareek, July 5, 2008

Elevate this subject ( *** he is asking that this thread he wrote will be put in a more prominent place on Ekhlaas terrorist forum so more members will see it and participate in it)

Username: Hanat Yadaiy, July 5, 2008

Thanks Allah who gave us this tool to speak the truth in their sites and no matter how many names they remove, eliminate, and ban we will not give up and they will get rid of us until we go to the battlefields and then our brothers after us will take the task.”


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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Shas, Don't turn your back on Jerusalem - מסר לש"ס -אל תחלקו את ירושלים

Description at YouTube:
Although Shas party says they support a united Jerusalem, they continue to support PM Olmert who is plotting to divide it


(Video first seen at OneJerusalem.Org site)

Description at OneJerusalem.Org:
However it is an example of the Shas community demanding that their leaders leave the government that is going to participate in the Annapolis conference where the division of Jerusalem will be discussed. If Shas leaves the government, Olmert's government will fall shortly thereafter. Hebrew Version Here


Clarification: Shas has the power to dissolve the government as well as Israel Beiteinu by breaking the coalision with Olmert's Kadima party


in Hebrew:

מסר לש"ס -אל תחלקו את ירושלים

Note: Lyrics for the song are from Tehilim/Psalm 137 used for this video's message

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Protest Demonstrations at Annapolis, Maryland USA Nov '07

[Original Message from Women in Green]


Letter from Ruth and Nadia Matar (Women in Green) Jerusalem
Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dear Friends,

The Annapolis Conference has tentatively been set for November 27th. AMERICANS FOR A SAFE ISRAEL have obtained a permit to demonstrate in Annapolis. We are including the details for the demonstration, as they were sent to us.


AFSI has obtained a permit to demonstrate in Annapolis.

The conference has tentatively been set for November 27th.

The permit is flexible should another date be chosen.

AFSI will be providing bus service from Penn Station in NYC -- leaving at 7:00 am.

We will arrive back in NYC at 8:00 pm.

Estimated travel time is 3½ hours. We will be in Annapolis for approximately 4 hrs.

The bus fare is $30.00.

Please bring your own lunch.

Please contact us:
1) to make reservations for the bus
2) if you are meeting us in Annapolis – for organizational purposes.

Americans For a Safe Israel
212 828 2424


We, in Israel, feel that Israel is in grave danger, maybe more than ever before! President George W. Bush is determined to sacrifice Israel on the altar of his misconception that this will serve the strategic interests of the United States.

Women in Green cannot stress strongly enough how important it is that you show, with your presence, that you are uncompromisingly and adamantly against the division of Jerusalem, or any part of Israel!

I am sure there will be additional organizations that will also arrange permits for demonstrations in Annapolis, such as the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) etc. I have not received their definite plans as yet.


In this connection I must issue a very important warning. Investigate the sponsors of any planned demonstration in Annapolis very carefully before joining. For instance, it has come to my attention that some organizations which are not working completely in Israel’s interest, (no names mentioned), are possibly trying to recruit people for their own agendas. One organization that asked Women in Green to join them in their demonstration, turned out to be affiliated with the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the promotion of gay rights in the US.

You must Google the names of demonstration sponsors carefully before joining!!

AFSI, of course, is completely Kosher.

We wish we could be there with you, but Women in Green must stay on the forefront of the battle, here, in Israel.

With Blessings and Love for Israel,

Ruth and Nadia Matar
Women in Green

Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
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Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380

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Subject: More Rallies to Defend Jerusalem-DC/Annapolis, Miami, NYC, Chicago, Jerusalem

We are protesting the Bush/Rice/Olmert fiasco to set up a New terrorist state to destroy Israel with. Jerusalem doesn't belong to them to give away, but to every Jew and all Jews ever murdered for being Jews for the last 5000 years. Below is a list of rallies we are sponsoring in Round I to stop this appeasement and rewarding of terrorists that will not only attack Israel but the U.S. as well.

Yours in Shalom,
Bob Kunst
Shalom International
Coalition to Defend Jerusalem


Subject: More Rallies to Defend Jerusalem-DC/Annapolis, Miami, NYC, Chicago

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, Noon at LaFayette Park in front of the White House and a march to the Holocaust Museum.

Shalom International and Coalition to Defend Jerusalem,
Contact: bob Kunst 305-864-5110
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, Noon at "Torch of Friendship",
5th St. and Biscayne. Blvd, in downtown Miami.
Contact: Carol Flato,

Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, 11 AM to 2 P.M., ANNAPOLIS, Gate 1, King George and Randall.

Shalom International and Coalition to Defend Jerusalem, contact:
Bob Kunst, 305-864-5110, 5 P.M., At US State Dept., 23rd and "C" Sts. in Wash., D.C.

Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, Noon to 2 P.M., NYC, at Israeli Consulate, 43rd St and 2nd Ave.
Contact: Eva Costabel, 917-553-6042.
Eva is an 83 yr. young Holocaust survivor organizing this rally.

Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, 7P.M., Chicago Rabbinical Council doing a massive Prayer at Congregation K.I.N.S. of West Rogers Park, 2800 W. North Shore, contact: 773-465-3900
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, 11Am to 2P.M., ANNAPOLIS, Gate 1, King George and Randall Sts.,
Shalom International and Coalition to Defend Jerusalem, contact: Bob Kunst-305-864-5110

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, 11 AM to 2 P.M., Wash.D.c., 23rd St. and "C" St., US State Dept.: contact Bob Kunst, Pres. Shalom International, 305-864-110


Join Natan Sharansky and Israelis from all parts of the country on Har HaZeitim on Sunday evening November 25, the eve of the Annapolissummit, to declare support for Jerusalem as the eternal undivided capital of the Jewish people.

What: Jerusalem Rally - sponsored by One Jerusalem
Where: Mount of OlivesWhen: This Sunday, November 25, 2007Time: 5:30 PM (17:30)
There will be buses leaving from the Jerusalem Theater (corner of Chopin and Marcus, Talbiyeh) Sunday at 5 p.m. (and returning about 8 p.m.) Reserve by calling Shalom Helman, 052-477-6275 or email helman-s@bezeqint.net.

For more information visit http://www.jer1.org.il/ in Hebrew and http://www.onejerusalem.org/ in English, or contact Eitan at 050-723-9438 Behar.eitan@gmail.com

Having just listened to an interview with Amb. John Bolton and Natan Sharansky on Lori Lowenthal Marcus and Steve Feldman on the ZoA MiddleEast News Hour on WNWR.com, Listen here at http://www.zoaphilly.org/. I would say that Dr. Rice follows what Bolton called "the General Colin Powellschool" of listening to the Arabists at State and the Islamist propagandists here in America and advocating on their collective behalves before the President and the NSC staffs. But then, the President and Dr. Rice are leading this country astray and into a cataclysmic abyss based ondenial and delusion akin to what British PM Chamberlain did in September, 1938. Israel, according to Amb. Bolton has weak leadership and the Palestinians are even weaker ones. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Emirates member oif the Arab League anti-Israell boycott have trillions of petrodollars. They could part with 1/10th of one-quarter of one percent to assist their Mulsim brothers in the PA West Bank and Gaza, but won't.

Blame it on the Jews and the West and let us pay for the huge open running sewer in Gaza and delivery of armored cars to the PLO-Fatah along with 1,000 weapons. And let us not forget the 'good faith release' of another Palestinian terrorist prisoners. The sands in the nuclear hourglass as commented on by Amb. Bolton held by Iran have about been drained, what follows will be the dawn of an artificial sun on the Persian New Year in 2008 that coluld obliterate Israel and sections of the Arab Middle East. As I pointed out during a call to Lori and Steve, Amb. Boilton had been an early and vigorous advocate warning in the highest councils of government about the menace of not only Syria's nuclear threat, but, as I also pointed out Syria's massive bio-warfare thrteat to Israel and US. A threat jointly developed with Iran, North Korea, Russia,with 'gifts' of pathoigens and dispersal technologies from Saddam Hussein and even purchase of technology from Germany and the US. We are indenial about that threat to Israel and us. As Steve Feldman pointed out, Israel has a gas mask shortage--all at a time when this palpable threat could be unleashed at a momet's notice producing mass casualties.As I wrote in an email to Fred Taub in Cleveland, this is Munich Rising.

Israel at risk as Annapolis approaches
Esther LevensKC Jewish Chronicle, November 20, 2007

The American administration's new Middle East peace initiative is based on wishful thinking.

Late reports tell us that Mahmoud Abbas is making more demands before agreeing to attend the Summit to be sponsored by the United States in Annapolis, Md. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is determined to conclude an agreement with Abbas, who will promise peace in exchange for every conceivable tangible demand from Israel.

The Palestinians demand almost all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, half of Jerusalem, the entire Temple Mount, the right of return of 4 million Palestinian refugees, border areas from before the Six-Day War, freedom for all PA prisoners, the right to open Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem, return of the terrorists deported from the Church of the Nativity and immediate retreat to the September 2000 lines (these are the lines from which the Arabs launched the second intifada, in which Yasser Arafat and Abu Mazen's Fatah terrorists killed more than 1,000 Israelis). Iin addition, they demand the execution of the third stage of the Oslo Accords, an end to building in the settlements, and cessation of the construction of the Mughrabi Bridge in Jerusalem.

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The Annapolis Fiasco
Bret StephensWall Street Journal, October 20, 2007

Henry Kissinger once observed that "when enough prestige has been invested in a policy it is easier to see it fail than abandon it." At the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., next week, the current secretary of state will illustrate her predecessor's point."Annapolis," as it is spoken of in diplomatic circles, was conceived earlier this year by the Bush administration as a landmark conference that would revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and lead to a final settlement by January 2009. It was to be modeled on the Madrid conference of 1991, which brought Israeli leaders face-to-face with their Arab counterparts and, as it seemed at the time, created a new paradigm in the affairs of the Middle East. Back then, the idea was that the Iron Wall between the Jewish state and its neighbors could be brought down just as the Berlin Wall had. Today, the operative theory is that Israel's neighbors, fearful of Iran's growing regional clout, have a newfound interest in putting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to rest.Nice theory--if only the locals would get with the concept. The Egyptians are openly skeptical about the conference, which they say lacks "an endgame." The Saudis, supposedly among the beleaguered and newly pliable Sunni powers, can hardly be bothered with Annapolis; even now it's unclear whether their foreign minister will attend. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told the Saudis he would rather resign than attend a conference that achieves nothing. He fears Palestinians would "turn to Hamas after they see that Annapolis did not give them anything," according to an unnamed Palestinian official quoted in the Jerusalem Post.

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Survey: Americans see Israel as ally
Jonah Newman
Jerusalem Post, November 18, 2007

A large percentage of Americans continue to support the State of Israel, especially in relation to the Palestinians and the "war on terror," according to a survey released Sunday by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

The survey reveals that a large majority of Americans, 65%, see Israel as an important ally.

A 2005 ADL poll showed nearly identical numbers of Americans with this view, indicating that American support for Israel has stayed strong and relatively constant over the last few years.
Click here for the complete article, or copy and paste this link into your web
browser: http://www.israelunitycoalition.org/news/article.php?id=2049

Israeli lawmakers move to keep hold of East Jerusalem
Rebecca HarrisonReuters, November 14, 2007

JERUSALEM - Israel's parliament gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to legislation that would make it more difficult to give up parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians.The vote, two weeks before a U.S.-led conference on Palestinian statehood, underscored the problems Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could face in rallying his diverse coalition around any future compromise aimed at resolving one of the most divisive issues of the Middle East conflict.The proposed bill stipulates that amendment of a 1980 law that declared all of Jerusalem Israel's "complete and united capital" would require the approval of 80 of parliament's 120 legislators, instead of 61 under current rules.

Click here for the complete article, or copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://www.israelunitycoalition.org/news/article.php?id=2050


International Annapolis Summit
November 26
U.S. Naval Academy

Talk About Divide and Conquer

If President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have their way, the map you see on the left will be the new configuration of Israel  dividing Israel in half with ÂPalestine in the middle. The miniscule state of Israel will grow even smaller than it already is after losing territory that the Palestinians are demanding.

The land they ask for, more than 95% of the West Bank, will give them sovereignty over almost all of the Christian and Jewish Holy Land Sites. In addition Israel will be reduced on it eastern border to a highly populated corridor that in some places is only 9 miles wide.

How would you defend a country only 9 miles wide?

The forthcoming Summit at Annapolis will seal the deal. It will impact history in an unprecedented way by creating a 23rd Arab state  one led by the Hamas and Fatah terrorist organizations vowing to destroy Israel. The scheduled date is November 26, but the Administration has been evasive in publicizing details of the time and place. They say it will be held in the historic Naval Academy.

When will the media take notice? After the deed is done and it is too late? We feel that the media, especially in the Washington, DC-Maryland area should begin to focus on this and all of the dissension it is creating among various groups who are organized in opposition. So far the entire event has been cloaked in secrecy, while reports on private meetings and negotiations with foreign officials are being leaked.

Six rallies opposing the Summit are set to take place, one in Washington, another in Annapolis and four more across the country. The public is encouraged to participate. They are scheduled as follows:

  • Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, Noon at LaFayette Park in front of the White House and a march to the Holocaust Museum. shalom International and Coalition to Defend Jerusalem, Contact: bob Kunst 305-864-5110

  • Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, Noon at "Torch of Friendship", 3rd St. and Bisc. Blvd, in downtown Miami. Contact: Carole Flato,305-527-8137

  • Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, 11 AM to 2 P.M., ANNAPOLIS, Gate 1, King George and Randall. Shalom International and Coalition to Defend Jerusalem, contact: Bob Kunst, 305-864-5110

  • Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, Noon to 2 P.M., NYC, at Israeli Consulate, 43rd St and 2nd Ave.. Contact: Eva Costabel, 917-553-6042. Eva is an 83 yr. young Holocaust survivor organizing this rally.

  • Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, 7P.M., Chicago Rabbinical Council doing a massive Prayer at Congregation K.I.N.S. of West Rogers Park, 2800 W. North Shore, contact: 773-465-3900

  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, 11Am to 2P.M., ANNAPOLIS, Gate 1, King George and Randall Sts., Shalom International and Coalition to Defend Jerusalem, contact: Bob Kunst-305-864-5110
If the Administration were concerned about the wishes of our citizens, they would not be so secretive, or plan this event during the holidays when most people are distracted.

It is hard to imagine that our President, whose intentions appear to be to dismantle Israel, could be the same person who, early in his presidency, viewed Israel from the air. When he saw the 9-mile strip that a Palestinian state would leave Israel with, he humorously exclaimed, There are driveways in Texas longer than that!

[Message from: strongisrael.org]

Dear supporters of a Strong Israel,

strongisrael.org co-founder Francisco Gil-White has just published on Historical and Investigative Research two articles to explain the upcoming Annapolis Conference. Please read them and circulate them widely.

Understanding Annapolis
An HIR Series

Here follow two articles that will help you understand what is about to happen at Annapolis.

1. What you don't know could cost you
What is the Israeli government doing?

Historical and Investigative Research - 23 November 2007
by Francisco Gil-White

2. The Arab League, then and forever
What is the Arab League hoping to achieve in Annapolis?

Historical and Investigative Research - 23 November 2007
by Francisco Gil-White

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Request for a Change in the Israeli Government - Israeli No-Confidence Motion

Weapons smuggling tunnels in the patronage of Egypt:

Partial Video Description: The Arabs in Gaza continue to dig lots of tunnels from Sinai to Gaza in order to smuggle weapons. IDF managed to destroy 7 of them couple of days ago but those are only the tip of the icebeg cause there are lots of more inside the Gaza strip and in order to reach them there's a need for a large scale operation that may take place in the near future. And the Egyptians? They are allowing the Arabs in Gaza to smuggle, and this is probably one of the benefits of the "peace agreement" between Israel and Egypt. And the Qassam firing? That continues of course.

The video is from November 1st 2007.

Here is a good video comment on the video above

Aish Hatorah's The Jew's Report Parody:

My feelings from before the time of the expulsion of Gush Katifers was that Israel needed a change in government. Someone who will not sell us away!

Ben Gurion and Golda Meir, Zchronam L'Vrachah/of blessed memories, did not seek approval from the U.S. or from anyone. These leaders cared for every single Jewish person. The State of Israel then flourished.

I love what Golda Meir said to Henry Kissinger when he replied to her letter saying, if I remember the sequence correctly, that he was a Secretary of State first, an American next and last a Jew.

Her retort was: Here in Israel, we read from right to left.

Here are some of the quotes I found on the net from this amazing woman from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/golda_meir.html

Israeli Leader Quotes
Date of Birth:
May 3, 1898
Date of Death:
December 8, 1978
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Golda Meir

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
Golda Meir

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
Golda Meir

Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.
Golda Meir

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
Golda Meir

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
Golda Meir

Being seventy is not a sin.
Golda Meir

Don't be humble. You aren't that great.
Golda Meir

Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.
Golda Meir

Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys.
Golda Meir

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.
Golda Meir

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war.
Golda Meir

I have given instructions that I be informed every time one of our soldiers is killed, even if it is in the middle of the night. When President Nasser leaves instructions that he is to be awakened in the middle of the night if an Egyptian soldier is killed, there will be peace.
Golda Meir

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
Golda Meir

I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.
Golda Meir

It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore.
Golda Meir

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
Golda Meir

Moses dragged us for 40 years through the desert to bring us to the one place in the Middle East where there was no oil.
Golda Meir

Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.
Golda Meir

Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old!
Golda Meir

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
Golda Meir

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
Golda Meir

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
Golda Meir

The dog that trots about finds a bone.
Golda Meir

The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight.
Golda Meir

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
Golda Meir

The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals.
Golda Meir

There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row.
Golda Meir

There's no difference between one's killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It's exactly the same thing, or even worse.
Golda Meir

To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.
Golda Meir

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
Golda Meir

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Golda Meir

We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.
Golda Meir

We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.
Golda Meir

We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative.
Golda Meir

We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.
Golda Meir

What do you gain, Soviet Union, from this miserable policy? Where is your decency? Would it be a disgrace for you to give up this battle?
Golda Meir

Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.
Golda Meir

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
Golda Meir

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
Golda Meir

See also this site for the Israeli No-Confidence Motion: http://www.strongisrael.org


Article: Alternative 'Jewish Sovereignty' Summit Planned


A dozen Jewish organizations have united to hold a "summit" calling for Jewish sovereignty over all of the Land of Israel, meeting on the same day as the Annapolis summit. The title: Sovereignty for the Jewish Nation Over the State of the Land of Israel.

Spokesperson Susie Dym explained, "What is happening in Israel, and consequently among passive Jewish leaders elsewhere, is that our political leadership has abandoned the goal of furthering the Jewish people in the Jewish state, and has gone towards the goal of building a Palestinian state and advancing the Palestinians' interests. The situation has become absurd, in that our government is working towards the antithesis of what it should be."

"Recognizing that the Jewish Nation does not have a representative body," the formative statement begins, "and greatly fearing that the government in Israel is undermining the fundamental interests of Jewish existence (based on its declarations and actions in anticipation of the Annapolis summit), we - many right-wing movements and organizations - have united together to convene a counter-summit. Our goal is to emphasize what we stand 'for,' not 'against.'"

"Our door is open to all those who want to further the interests of the Jewish people," Dym said.

The founding session of the New Jewish Congress will be held on the 17th day of Kislev, Nov. 27, in Jerusalem - the day on or after the scheduled Annapolis summit. The date for the Annapolis meeting has not yet been finally set.

The idea of the alternative summit, the organizers say, is to "establish the first-stage organizational and conceptual skeleton that will promote a congress to represent the entire nation, including hareidim, during the course of Nissan (April 2008)."

Among the initiating organizations are: Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership), Land of Israel Task Force, Cities of Israel, the Temple Institute, and the Sanhedrin. Also participating are Mateh Tzafon, Task Force to Save the Land of Israel, Women in Green, Nahalal Forum, and Honenu.

Rabbis who have lent their support include Kiryat Arba/Hevron Chief Rabbi Dov Lior, Sanhedrin President Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz, Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe of Chabad, Rabbi Yoel Schwartz, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel and more.

Participating public figures include Yoram Ettinger, Prof. Paul Eidelberg, Dr. Yossi Ben-Aharon, Prof. Gabi Barkai, Prof. Hillel Weiss, Atty. Aviad Visuly, Prof. Aryeh Zaritsky, Architect Gideon Charlop, Nadia Matar, Shmuel Medad, Dr. Uri Milstein, Aryeh Stav, Moshe Feiglin, Ronen Tzafrir, and many more.

For further information, spokesperson Susie Dym can be contacted at

See also the following posting:

Here is a video on Gush Katif

Video Description:

Expulsion from Gush Katif. "Zeh Hayah Beiti"/"That was my house" video shows how beautiful Gush Katif was. It was a viable and vital agricultural community which benefited the world. Now it houses terrorists and mayhem with the expulsion of G-d's people.

For more information: http://katifund.org/ / gkatif@netvision.net.il

More videos: http://katifund.org/English/ArticleList.aspx?Item=134

My comments at YouTube:

We are the children of Israel, the Chosen People. The people that G-d took out of Egypt, gave the 10 commandments and the Torah/Laws at Mount Sinai and who G-d led into the Land of Israel and who were instructed to teach the nations the 7 Laws of Noah. The people that G-d intructed in the building of the Holy Temple and to be a light unto the nations.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Palestine Mandate


[Press Release by cjhsla.org - Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Los Angeles]

See below the Hebrew translation

This is it….
The time has come to wake up and act.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 – 2 p.m.

All Members of the Knesset are invited

At the Knesset

Eli E. Hertz is the president of Myths and Facts, Inc. (http://www.mythsandfacts.org/). Mr. Hertz also serves in the capacity of chairman of CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting) and is a member of the Executive Committee of AIPAC. He has put together a pamphlet titled This Land is My Land. This pamphlet contains a copy of the document the Mandate for Palestine, which proves the truth that every American, Israeli, Jew, Christian and Arab must know. This information must be part of the educational systems as a basis for Israel’s historical legal claim to the Land of Israel.

This Tuesday, Nov. 6th at 2 p.m. Israel time, at the Knesset, Mr. Hertz will present the “Mandate for Palestine – The Legal Aspects of Jewish Rights to the Land of Israel” with a full power point presentation in front of the Knesset members.

The importance of the Mandate and the information contained in Mr. Hertz’ pamphlet is critical to our future and our children’s future. It is very important that leaders like PM Ehud Olmert and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who are attempting to determine the future and the very existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish state, have the knowledge of the legal binding document, the Mandate for Palestine, before they can even suggest giving away parts of the land of Israel which, under international law, was given legally to the Jewish People.

Considering the numerous visits that Condoleezza Rice makes to Israel in her quest for “peace,” it is crucial that before she offers parts of the Land of Israel to the Arabs at the upcoming summit at Annapolis, she be present at Mr. Hertz’s presentation and become familiar with the “Mandate for Palestine,” an historical League of Nations document, that laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine-Land of Israel, a 10,000-square-mile area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered in international law and valid to this day.

We believe that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak would find this presentation very worthwhile.

Together we will stand firm and strong.

Together we can change things.

Please pass this to your mailing list from East to West.

This Land is My Land available for download:
Click here for: English Click here for: Hebrew

Doris Wise Montrose, President
Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors



[Palestine Mandate found on the net from the link provided in the above press release]

“Mandate for Palestine”
The Legal Aspects of Jewish Rights

Eli E. Hertz

1920 - Original territory assigned to the Jewish National Home

1922 - Final territory assigned to the Jewish National Home

The Origin of the “Mandate for Palestine”

The legally binding Mandate for Palestine document was conferred on April 24 1920, at the San Remo Conference and its terms outlined in the Treaty of Sevres on August 10 1920. The Mandate’s terms were finalized by the Council of the League of Nations on July 24 1922, and became operational in 1923.

This historical League of Nations document, laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, a 10,000 square mile area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered in international law and valid to this day.1

The UN Charter does not grant the General Assembly or the International Court of Justice the authority to assign or affect ‘ownership’ of the Territories.

The Mandate Defined Where Jews are and are not Permitted to Settle

The six page “Mandate for Palestine” document did not set the borders – leaving this for the Mandator to stipulate in a binding appendix to the final document in the form of a memorandum, but Article 6 of the Mandate says clearly:

“The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and position of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, shall facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions and shall encourage, in co-operation with the Jewish agency referred to in Article 4, close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes” [italics by author].

Article 25 of the “Mandate for Palestine” entitled the Mandatory to change the terms of the Mandate in the part of the Mandate east of the Jordan River:

“In the territories lying between the Jordan and the eastern boundary of Palestine as ultimately determined, the Mandatory shall be entitled, with the consent of the Council of the League of Nations, to postpone or withhold application of such provision of this Mandate as he may consider inapplicable to the existing local conditions …”

Great Britain activated this option in the above-mentioned memorandum of September 16 1922, which the Mandatory sent to the League of Nations and which the League subsequently approved – making it a legally binding integral part of the Mandate.

Thus the “Mandate for Palestine” brought to fruition a fourth Arab state east of the Jordan River, realized in 1946 when the Hashemite Kingdom of Trans-Jordan was granted independence from Great Britain. All the clauses concerning a Jewish homeland would not apply to this part (Trans-Jordan) of the original Mandate, stating clearly:

“The following provisions of the Mandate for Palestine are not applicable to the territory known as Trans-Jordan, which comprises all territory lying to the east of a line drawn from … up the centre of the Wady Araba, Dead Sea and River Jordan. … His Majesty’s Government accept[s] full responsibility as Mandatory for Trans-Jordan.”

The creation of an Arab state in eastern Palestine (today Jordan) on 77 percent of the land mass of the original Mandate for Jews, in no way changed the status of Jews west of the Jordan River and their right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

These documents are the last legally binding documents regarding the status of what is commonly called “the West Bank and Gaza.”

The memorandum (regarding Article 25) is also the last modification of the Mandate on record2 by the League of Nations or by its legal successor – the United Nations – in accordance with Article 27 of the Mandate that states unequivocally:

“The consent of the Council of the League of Nations is required for any modification of the terms of this mandate.”

United Nations Charter Article 73 recognizes the UN’s commitments of its predecessor – the League of Nations – and promises to carry through to fruition the mandate system the League of Nations created, enshrined in Article 22 of the League of Nations Charter.3

Political Rights Were Granted to Jews Only

The Mandate for Palestine clearly differentiates between political rights – referring to Jewish self-determination as an emerging polity – and civil and religious rights, referring to guarantees of equal personal freedoms to non-Jewish residents as individuals and within select communities. Not once are Arabs as a people mentioned in the Mandate for Palestine. At no point in the entire document is there any granting of political rights to non-Jewish entities (i.e., Arabs) because political rights to self-determination as a polity for Arabs were guaranteed in three other parallel Class “A” mandates – in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. Article 2 of the Mandate for Palestine states explicitly that the Mandatory should:

“… be responsible for placing the country under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of race and religion.” [italics by author]

Jewish Rights to Palestine were internationally guaranteed.

In the first Report of The High Commissioner on the Administration of Palestine 1920-1925 to Winston Churchill, the Secretary of State for the Colonies, published in April 1925, the most senior official of the Mandate for Palestine - the High Commissioner for Palestine, underscored how “international guarantee[s]” for the existence of a Jewish National Home in Palestine were achieved:

“The [Balfour] Declaration was endorsed at the time by several of the Allied Governments; it was reaffirmed by the Conference of the Principal Allied Powers at San Remo in 1920; it was subsequently endorsed by unanimous resolutions of both Houses of the Congress of the United States; it was embodied in the Mandate for Palestine approved by the League of Nations in 1922; it was declared, in a formal statement of policy issued by the Colonial Secretary in the same year, ‘not to be susceptible of change’; and it has been the guiding principle in their direction of the affairs of Palestine of four successive British Governments. The policy was fixed and internationally guaranteed.”

United State Government Policy

On June 30, 1922, a joint resolution of both Houses of Congress of the United States unanimously endorsed the Mandate for Palestine - the irrevocable right to settle in the area of Palestine - anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea .

On September 21, 1922 President Warren G. Harding, (the twenty-ninth president 1921-1923) signed the joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish Homeland in Palestine.

Article 80 - “Mandate for Palestine” Valid to this Day

International law, the UN Charter, and specifically Article 80 of the UN Charter implicitly recognize the “Mandate for Palestine” of the League of Nations. This Mandate granted Jews the irrevocable right to settle in the area of Palestine, anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, a right unaltered in international law and valid to this day.

The International Court of Justice reaffirmed the validity of Article 80 in three separate cases:

  • Advisory Opinion of 11 July 1950, in the “… question concerning the International States of South West Africa.”4
  • Advisory Opinion of 21 June 1971 “The International Court of Justice has consistently recognized that the Mandate survived the demise of the League [of Nations]…” Security Council resolution 276 (1970).5 (11654) [italics by author].
  • Advisory Opinion of July 9 2004 in the case of the “legal consequences of the construction of a wall in the occupied Palestinian territory”6

In other words, neither the ICJ nor the UN General Assembly can arbitrarily change the status of Jewish settlement as set forth in the “Mandate for Palestine,” an international accord that was never amended.

All of western Palestine, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, including the West Bank and Gaza, remains open to Jewish settlement under international law until a legally binding document – in Israel’s case, a peace treaty between Arabs and Jews that was called for in Security Resolution 242 and 338 – changes this.

Professor Rostow’s position concurred with the ICJ’s opinion as to the “sacredness” of such trusts:

“A trust” – as in Article 80 of the UN Charter “does not end because the trustee dies … the Jewish right of settlement in the whole of western Palestine – the area west of the Jordan – survived the British withdrawal in 1948. … They are parts of the mandate territory, now legally occupied by Israel with the consent of the Security Council.”7

Challenging the Mandate for Palestine

ICJ: The “Mandate for Palestine” is a Class “A” Mandate

Many assumed that the “Mandate for Palestine” is a Class “A” mandate,8 a common, but inaccurate assertion that can be found in many dictionaries and encyclopedias, and is frequently used by the pro-Palestinian media and lately by the ICJ. In the Court opinion, the Bench erroneously states that:

“Palestine was part of the Ottoman Empire. At the end of the First World War, a class [type] ‘A’ Mandate for Palestine was entrusted to Great Britain by the League of Nations, pursuant to paragraph 4 of Article 22 of the Covenant …”9 [italics by author].

Indeed, Class “A” status was granted to a number of Arab peoples who were ready for independence in the former Ottoman Empire, and only to Arab entities.10 Palestinian Arabs were not one of these ‘Arab peoples.’ The Palestine Royal Report clarifies this point:

“(2) The Mandate [for Palestine] is of a different type from the Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon and the draft Mandate for Iraq. These latter, which were called for convenience “A” Mandates, accorded with the fourth paragraph of Article 22. Thus the Syrian Mandate provided that the government should be based on an organic law which should take into account the rights, interests and wishes of all the inhabitants, and that measures should be enacted ‘to facilitate the progressive development of Syria and the Lebanon as independent States’. The corresponding sentences of the draft Mandate for Iraq were the same. In compliance with them National Legislatures were established in due course on an elective basis. Article 1 of the Palestine Mandate, on the other hand, vests ‘full powers of legislation and of administration’, within the limits of the Mandate, in the Mandatory”11 [italics by author].

The Palestine Royal Report highlights additional differences:

“Unquestionably, however, the primary purpose of the Mandate, as expressed in its preamble and its articles, is to promote the establishment of the Jewish National Home.

“… Articles 4, 6 and 11 provide for the recognition of a Jewish Agency ‘as a public body for the purpose of advising and co-operating with the Administration’ on matters affecting Jewish interests. No such body is envisaged for dealing with Arab interests.12

“… But Palestine was different from the other ex-Turkish provinces. It was, indeed, unique both as the Holy Land of three world-religions and as the old historic homeland of the Jews. The Arabs had lived in it for centuries, but they had long ceased to rule it, and in view of its peculiar character they could not now claim to possess it in the same way as they could claim possession of Syria or Iraq”13 [italics by author].

There is much to be gained by attributing Class “A” status to the Mandate for Palestine. If ‘the inhabitants of Palestine’ were ready for independence under a Class “A” mandate, then the Palestinian Arabs that made up the majority of the inhabitants of Palestine in 1922 (589,177 Arabs vs. 83,790 Jews)14 could then logically claim that they were the intended beneficiaries of the Mandate for Palestine – provided one never reads the actual wording of the document:

  1. The “Mandate for Palestine” never mentions Class “A” status at any time for Palestinian Arabs.
  2. Article 2 of the document clearly speaks of the Mandatory as being:
    “responsible for placing the country under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home” [italics by author].

The Mandate calls for steps to encourage Jewish immigration and settlement throughout Palestine except east of the Jordan River. Historically, therefore, Palestine was an ‘anomaly’ within the Mandate system, ‘in a class of its own’ – initially referred to by the British as a “special regime.”15

Palestine was part of the territories promised to the Arabs.

Addressing the Arab claim that Palestine was part of the territories promised to the Arabs in 1915 by Sir Henry McMahon, the British Government stated:

“We think it sufficient for the purposes of this Report to state that the British Government have never accepted the Arab case. When it was first formally presented by the Arab Delegation in London in 1922, the Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Churchill) replied as follows:

“That letter [Sir H. McMahon’s letter of the 24 October 1915] is quoted as conveying the promise to the Sherif of Mecca to recognize and support the independence of the Arabs within the territories proposed by him. But this promise was given subject to a reservation made in the same letter, which excluded from its scope, among other territories, the portions of Syria lying to the west of the district of Damascus. This reservation has always been regarded by His Majesty’s Government as covering the vilayet of Beirut and the independent Sanjak of Jerusalem. The whole of Palestine west of the Jordan was thus excluded from Sir H. McMahon’s pledge.

“It was in the highest degree unfortunate that, in the exigencies of war, the British Government was unable to make their intention clear to the Sherif. Palestine, it will have been noticed, was not expressly mentioned in Sir Henry McMahon’s letter of the 24th October, 1915. Nor was any later reference made to it. In the further correspondence between Sir Henry McMahon and the Sherif the only areas relevant to the present discussion which were mentioned were the Vilayets of Aleppo and Beirut. The Sherif asserted that these Vilayets were purely Arab; and, when Sir Henry McMahon pointed out that French interests were involved, he replied that, while he did not recede from his full claims in the north, he did not wish to injure the alliance between Britain and France and would not ask ‘for what we now leave to France in Beirut and its coasts’ till after the War. There was no more bargaining over boundaries. It only remained for the British Government to supply the Sherif with the monthly subsidy in gold and the rifles, ammunition and foodstuffs he required for launching and sustaining the revolt”16 [italics by author].

1 See: Appendix A. “Mandate for Palestine” at:
2 Ibid.
3 Charter of the United Nations at:
http://middleeastfacts.org/content/UN-documents/UN_Charter_One_Document.htm. (11032)
4 International status of South-West Africa. Advisory Opinion of 11 July 1950 at:
http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/idecisions/isummaries/isswasummary500711.htm. (10954).
5Legal consequences for states of the continued presence of South Africa in Namibia ( South-West Africa ) notwithstanding Security Council Resolution 276 (1970). International Court of Justice, Advisory Opinion of 21 June 1971, (paras. 42-86 of the Advisory Opinion) states:
“The last resolution of the League Assembly and Article 80, paragraph 1, of the United Nations Charter maintained the obligations of mandatories. The International Court of Justice has consistently recognized that the Mandate survived the demise of the League, and South Africa also admitted as much for a number of years. Thus the supervisory element, which is an essential part of the Mandate, was bound to survive. The United Nations suggested a system of supervision which would not exceed that which applied under the mandates system, but this proposal was rejected by South Africa.” See:
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/cijwww/icjwww/idecisions/isummaries/inamsummary710621.htm (11654)
6 Advisory Opinion of July 9 2004, paragraph 49 of the Opinion at:
http://www.mefacts.com/cache/html/icj/10908.htm. (10908)
7 Professor Eugene V. Rostow was Sterling Professor of Law and Public Affairs Emeritus at Yale University and served as the Dean of Yale Law School (1955-66); In 1967 as U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs he become a key draftee of UN Resolution 242.
http://www.mefacts.com/cache/html/bio/10956.htm. (10956)
8 The British Government used the term ‘Special Regime.’
9 See Paragraph 70 in the ICJ Advisory Opinion, 9 July 2004.
10 Class “A” mandates assigned to Britain was Iraq, and assigned to France was Syria and Lebanon. Examples of other type of Mandates were the Class “B” mandate assigned to Belgium administrating Ruanda-Urundi, and the Class “C” mandate assigned to South Africa administering South West Africa.
11 The “Palestine Royal Report,” July 1937, Chapter II, p.38.
12 Palestine Royal Report, July 1937, Chapter II, p. 39.
13 Ibid. p. 40.
14Citing by the UN. 1922 Census. See at:
http://www.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/80859e/80859E05.htm. (11373)
15 Palestine Royal Report, July 1937, Chapter II, p. 28, paragraph 29.
16 The “Palestine Royal Report,” July 1937, Chapter II, p. 20.


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