UN Planned State of Israel as a Still-Birth
By Emanuel A. Winston, Middle East Analyst & Commentator
July 11, 2002
There is every indication that the leaders of the United Nations never intended that the nation of Israel was to live very long after she declared her independence May 14, 1948. But, after the massacre of European Jewry, the nations of the world had a brief moment of self appraisal and were shocked at their complicity in the most massive Genocide this planet had ever known. They all recognized that they had participated. From the instrument of Hitler’’s Germany, through the Christian Europeans, the Church, the Red Cross, including the decision by the Western Allies not to rescue, feed or house the Jewish refugees –– all were guilty of committing Genocide. [Note Evian and Bermuda agreements]
The records are plain, published and available for review by doubters or would-be revisionists. However, as a brief indication of their collective, pervasive hostility as exemplified by the U.N., I will list a short U.N. voting record.
U.N.’S VOTING HISTORY AGAINST ISRAEL
Security Council: 175 total resolutions –– 74 neutral; 4 against perceived interests of Arab state or entity, 97 against Israel.
General Assembly: Cumulative number of votes cast with or for Israel: 7,938 - Against Israel: 55,642.
Since it first convened in 1946, at least one Arab state sat on the 9 country Security Council in 39 of its first 43 years. Israel never sat on the Security Council. [In June 2002 Syria who is still listed on the U.S. State Department as a Terrorist State, was voted in as Head of the Security Council.] The Security Council "condemned", "censured", "deplored", "strongly deplored", etc. Israel 49 times; the Arabs: Zero. The Security Council passed 131 Resolutions: 43 or 33% were neutral; 88 criticized or opposed or judged against Israel. Zero critical of Arab state, body or the PLO (founded by the Arab League in 1964).
The General Assembly passed 429 Resolutions against Israel’’s desires (62%); only 56 against Arab desires (8%). the General Assembly "condemned", "vigorously condemned", "strongly condemned", "deplored", "strongly deplored", censured"", "denounced" Israel 321 times –– the Arabs Zero condemnations. (1) This record demonstrates the extreme bias of this body of nations and their unremitting efforts to assist the Arab nations in eliminating Israel.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTED RESOLUTION 181, Nov. 29, 1947, partitioning Mandated Palestine into a Jewish & Arab State
For a brief moment after the Holocaust, goaded by guilt of omission or commission, they made a slim gesture to the Jewish remnants of that great massacre through the United Nations.
The U.N. portioned off a sliver of land from the original Palestinian Mandate under Great Britain to create a Jewish homeland, "closely settled" by the Jewish people. This was the Biblical center of the ancient homeland of the Jewish people. The general area, including the land captured from the Ottoman Turks in the Allies WWI victory was subsequently partitioned into the Arab/Muslim nations of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Saudi Arabia and in 1922, Trans-Jordan. The borders of these newly created countries were arbitrarily drawn by England and France. 78% of the Palestinian Mandate intended for the Jews was cut off for a kingdom to Abdullah after he was forced out of Saudi Arabia and was called Trans-Jordan.
The Map of what was to be the Jewish State became a ragged, narrow slice of land that was so empty of critical mass that it was clearly designed to disappear. (Look at the Map drawn by the U.N. and note that it left a slice of land that a man could stroll from border to the Sea in hours.) It was entirely indefensible with few natural resources –– including scant water. This was a State that was planned to be still-born. Regardless, the Jews accepted the partition, the Arabs refused pledging occupation and elimination.
But, there was more to the planning of her demise than just the vulnerability of her borders and zero defensive depth. For political reasons, the nations of the U.N., each for local consumption, knew that they had to make the gesture of creating the Jewish State for the refugees many helped to generate. Those in control also concurrently recognized or believed that a Jewish nation with pre-pledged enemies on so massive a scale could not possibly survive more than a few weeks.
Even before the historic U.N. vote of 11/29/47, Arab statesmen had declared their resolve to destroy Israel by all possible means. November 30, 1947, the Arab League made public its program for the "occupation of Palestine by the armies of the League and the forcible prevention of the establishment of a Jewish State". (2) Also on November 30, 1947, Dr. Hussein Halide of the Palestine Higher Committee called for a "holy war to be waged on the Jews, vowing that partition would lead to an Islamic crusade against them." By the end of that week after the vote, the Arabs had attacked and out of a population of 600,000 Jews, 105 Jews had been killed with many more wounded in concerted attacks all over Palestine.
On April 10, 1948, the Security Council stated: "Armed Arab bands from neighboring Arab lands have infiltrated the territory of Palestine and, together with local Arab forces, are defeating the purpose of the Partition Resolution by acts of violence" . On May 15, 1948, the day when Israel proclaimed her independence, Azzam Pasha of the Arab League announced the "Arab intention to wage a war to the end, a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades." May 15, 1948 marked the full-scale invasion of Israel by the regular armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq –– joined by Saudi Arabia and Yemen. (3) Note! The U.N. did absolutely nothing but observe what they thought would be the termination of Israel.
The U.N. had within its body those same nations, in addition to the Europeans, ready and eager to insure Israel had a still-birth. All the Arab nations had pledged that they would attack and occupy the fledgling Jewish State upon her birth. They didn’t wait for the niceties of a legal declaration but were already fighting and killing Jews by 1947. Each of the Arab/Muslim nations’’ leaders had, for international consumption, made numerous speeches describing the joy they would experience while wading in Jewish blood. The major nations of the U.N. knew precisely what the Arab/Muslim nations were saying and what they were capable of doing.
Such nations as France, England, Germany, the Soviet Union, America knew to an exacting number, the manpower, armor, artillery, aircraft of each Arab/Muslim nation. Similarly, they knew exactly what the fledgling Jewish State did NOT have in men, weapons or the funds to purchase new weapons. To compound the weakness of the Jewish State, after the U.N. vote to establish the State, the U.S., France, England, ‘‘et al’’ voted to embargo arms to the combatants in the Middle East.
While the Arab/Muslim states were already well-armed with standing, trained armies, Israel was cut off from even purchasing weapons. Despite this vote to embargo arms to the "combatants" virtually nothing was withheld from the Arab nations. They could add to their already considerable armories with funds in their established treasuries from the very nations who instituted that embargo. Israel had no such treasury and had to rely upon donations from World Jewry. All of this was well known to the U.N. and particularly those who were considered powerful nations. [As a relevant aside, today the nations of Germany, England, France, Norway, Spain and others of the E.U. have again embargoed shipment of spare parts and equipment to Israel –– just as they did in 1948.]
Israel had to scrounge the junkyards of Europe for old World War I and II equipment. Even then, they were charged exorbitant prices for what most nations would consider scrap. There was no doubt in the minds of the United Nations that the "Jewish Problem" which irritated the Arab Muslims would soon be solved. Except for the vote that gave Israel the spark of life, the Jews of Israel understood that they were on their own. No nation would assist or rescue the Jews!
Simultaneously, the Arabs were already partying and celebrating a victory that would return their Pride and self-esteem. As a culture they had not had a military victory since the 12th century when the Kurd, Saladin, had driven the Christian Crusaders from Jerusalem. The twin pillars of Arab/Muslim Pride and Shame which had crumbled to dust over the centuries would at last be rebuilt over the bones of the Jews.
All problems with the Jews would be quickly settled by the 7 invading Arab armies. There would, of course, be no opportunity for rescue –– except for a possible token late arrival of some troops from England, France or America. They would find a handful of Jews left whom they would rescue with great fanfare and self congratulations. The Arab Muslims would have "danced in the blood" of the Jews and reclaimed their trampled manhood –– just as they proclaimed they would do before the 1947 U.N. Vote enabling the State of Israel to be born. No doubt, a Fund would be voted upon in the U.N. to re-settle the few remaining Jews who had survived the massacre and the World would continue its commerce with the Arab/Muslim oil world with scarcely a blip.
But, something happened which startled the World and disrupted their expectations.
When the 7 Arab/Muslim armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen and Saudi Arabia attacked as promised on May 15, 1948, the untrained Jewish remnants from the graveyards of Europe fought back with junk equipment and miraculously beat the combined, vaunted Arab/Muslim armies who were stopped and chased across the deserts. However, the Armistice Lines left the Egyptians in occupation of the Gaza Strip and Jordan occupying Judea and Samaria (which they now called the ‘West Bank’) as well as a large part of Jerusalem. No one objected - certainly not the U.N.
The Arab/Muslim leaders were shocked and began to explain to their people that they lost only because the American Army and its Air Force had joined the fight against the Arabs. Surely, those Jewish shopkeepers they despised could not defeat the great Arab fighters of Islam! Clearly, it must have been the Americans who had defeated the Arabs. The Arab masses accepted the lie and their testicle-driven macho self-image was protected by the fiction of undefeatable men of Islam so dear to the heart of the Arab/Muslims.
There followed 5 more wars where the Arabs gambled away their land in an effort to overrun Israel in another great Genocide. The Arab/Muslims continued to proclaimed that they would occupy the land of all historic Palestine (including all of Israel), ignore the U.N. partition and Islam would eventually triumph. There were actually 7 wars that the Arabs started and lost: 1947-8 - the War of Independence, 1956 - the Sinai Campaign, 1967 - Six Days’ War, 1969-70, War of Attrition, 1973 - Yom Kippur War, 1982 - Lebanon War (to prevent PLO attack) and 1991- Saddam’’s 39 SCUDs Gulf War.
In between the wars, there were the ongoing Terrorist wars of Attrition. Each time Israel won a war and took the land the Arabs had gambled away, a hue and cry from the nations said: "Return the Land and ‘perhaps’ they will recognize your ‘‘right to exist". The International Lawyers mounted irrelevant arguments, maintaining that "aggressor nations could wage war and expect whatever they lost to be returned to them". Twisted Orwellian logic drove the Leftists and Pacifistic legalists to promise any aggressor nations that they ran no risk or penalty - such as forfeiting land lost in aggressive wars. Also the major nations would invariably force Israel to halt her successful advances, insuring the rescue of the Arabs from complete defeat, surrender - or to negotiate a final peace.
As a result, even when Israel did try to negotiate the failed concept of "Land for Peace", the Arab/Muslim attacks continued. The same Arab nations still pledged to eliminate Israel and the same U.N. nations continued to press Israel to take another –– then another chance on peace. The ""Peace Process"" became a mantra and an open invitation for national suicide. The Arabist U.S. State Department, representing the Arab oil nations and U.S./multi-national oil corporations, made every effort to undercut the existence of Israel. The E.U. (European Union), dependent upon Arab oil, also worked diligently to assist the Arab/Muslim nations to rebuild their armies after each defeat, hopeful that one day Israel would lose "One" war. Both of the above worked hard to defeat the 1947 Vote for Partition of Mandate Palestine but, having failed, they continued their war against Israel to this very day.
Israel continues to face the same enemies today that planned her still-birth. This includes the U.N., the E.U., the G-8, the Arab/Muslim nations of Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Lebanon. One still sees the U.S. State Department collaborating to insure the vulnerability of Israel. The French, British and Germans lead the Europeans in trying to establish another State of Palestine which shall truncate Israel and bring her to her knees for the final ‘coup de grace’. Presently faced with the facts of Israel’s continue existence and success at fighting Arab/Muslim Terrorism, a virulent anti-Semitism is sweeping Europe, reminiscent of their days of infamy when they cooperated with Hitler’s "Final Solution to the Jewish Question".
There are numerous reasons for the U.N. and the E.U. to aim their hostility against a Jewish State:
1. To generalize, most of these nations had been deeply imbued with ethnic Jew hatred taught by the Church for centuries before WWII.
If this meant acting as proxies for Islamic fervor and transferring Arab/Muslim hostility to the Jewish State, either through the U.N. or via embargoes - this is what was done. The taught hatred of Jews combined with being thwarted in their elimination had raised their frustration to levels to a form of insanity, if you agree that Genocide is a pathological expression of madness.
2. During WWII, these nations were finally able to advance beyond relatively smaller pogroms and give full vent to their hatred of Jews by collaborating with the Germans in their Genocide of all the Jews in whatever nations they conquered.
3. Both the Christian Church and Islam denied the Hebrew/Jewish people’’s claim to G-d’’s Covenant on earth. The Jews were simply an impediment to each as claimant for G-d’’s Covenant (Contract) with the Jews for as long as they existed on earth.
[Note! 1, 2 and 3 relate to the deeper underlying strata of religious conflict which theologians and objective historians understand very well. The conflict of Life after Death as the reward in the hereafter for those presumably first-in-line or closer to G-d has motivated man sometimes more than life in the present.]
4. Other motivating forces among the nations are the grand designs of trade, commerce and energy. Therefore, within the present religious, political and economic value systems, the resources of oil concentrated in Muslim countries, the cash flow, the extraordinary profitability in the sale of weapons’ systems all coalesced together to create the calculation of the comparative value of one Jewish State vs. the many Arab/Muslim oil nations and their lucrative markets. Here we find the classic clash of values between good vs. evil; money vs. ethics and morality, aggressor vs. victim, etc.
5. Most of the nations who belong to the U.N. were and are debtor nations, looking for any scapegoat to deflect the rage of their citizens for the self-generating poverty they face. Many, including the Super-Powers sold their allegiance and votes to the Arab dictatorships when oil was king. Some hoped for a hand out from the Arabs or, at least, favorable pricing, if they assisted the Arabs by voting against Israel in the U.N. For this bit of treachery and pandering, they got virtually nothing. The Arabs instead spent their fabulous wealth on themselves (not their citizens) and on vast weapons’’ inventories with little trickling down to their ignorant poverty-stricken masses.
The motivation of oil (translated into purchasing power and status) combined with inbred hostility to the Jewish people [as in 1, 2 and 3] were powerful driving forces for the United Nations. Each nation, from the Super-Powers down to the smallest nation in Africa, relied upon keeping the Arab/Muslim oil nations placated as illustrated in the U.N.’s voting record.
U.N. REPORT: ARAB NATIONS MISUSED THEIR WEALTH
After amassing wealth of unimaginable proportions and wasting it on vast accumulations of weapons and orgies of glorious spending, they are faced with staggering debt and poverty for the masses.
The U.N. reported July 2nd that "Arab nations had squandered the wealth generated by oil and deprived millions of their people of basic political freedoms. Researched during the past 18 months by scholars and experts from the 22 Arab League countries whose population is 280 million people. It found that 65 million adults are illiterate, 10 million children do not attend school and the unemployment rate is 15%, the world’’s highest. 50 % of Arab women are illiterate, while only 3.5% of all parliamentary seats in Arab states were filled by women". "Oil revenues are not always invested productively in the region," said the report, commissioned by the UNDP (U.N. Development Program). But, despite the frank admissions of mismanagement, malfeasance and internal prejudices against their own people, the report still claimed that: "Israel’’s occupation of Arab lands is one of the most pervasive obstacles to security and progress in the region."
In brief, they still cannot face the reality of their self-imposed poverty, driven by a religion that enslaves them in poverty. Had they welcomed the Jews as co-equals and cousins of Abraham, with the wealth of oil and Jewish talent, the entire region would have rivaled the industry of the West.
Strangely, this bias against Israel in order to gain access to Arab oil continued long after the Middle East oil lost its dominant role, as global exploration turned up huge quantities of oil elsewhere. The habit of hostility as practiced was hard to break. Even when radical Islamic fundamentalist Arabs exported Terror across the globe, the nations made a great effort to blame the Jews in order to appease the Arab/Muslims. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell is still dragging himself around to Arab nations, most of whom are either on or should be on the State Department’’s list of Terrorist nations, begging them to be a part of a non-existent coalition against Terror.
However, this appeasement was futile because the Arab/Muslims, while first teething on the Jewish State, really hated the entire Western civilization. This clash of major cultures is understood by our deeper thinkers but the rest of the West has not yet grasped the fact that we in the supposedly Free West are really at war declared by radical Islam. The Arab nations have fallen far behind the West in every sphere of industry, education, excessive poverty and they hate us in the free and democratic West for their comparatively backward status.
There is one bizarre twist worth watching:
The U.N. and the E.U. resent American Power and, by extension, the democracy of Israel. They are furious with President George W. Bush for his Global anti-Terrorism policy and his publicly citing Yassir Arafat as an irredeemable Terrorist. They see Israel as a Jewish outpost of American policy. Given that they resent and even hate America, they, therefore, also hate the Jewish State and are frustrated over their own history of failure. Having to be rescued from two World Wars and to be rebuilt with American dollars and know-how through the Marshall plan was humiliating and, therefore, unforgivable. They now use the U.N. to vent their collective frustration at America and Israel. There was a lot of silent and not-so-silent applause for 9/11 from both the Arabs and Europe.
I see a time when the Europeans finalize their separate efforts to create a mini European NATO without the Americans. Then they will use their collective forces in an attempt to force a military solution on Israel - in concert with the Arab/Muslim nations in an attempt to consolidate their commercial relations with the Arab nations and their lucrative markets... They will claim that their intentions are to foment peace but, it will be a reflection of their age-old hatred of the Jews –– just ask anyone who has traveled in Europe lately about the open anti-Semitism.
Therefore, I would not be surprised to see the same nations who turned against the Jews 60 years ago, join the Arab/Muslims under the auspices of the United Nations. To paraphrase Ezekiel 39:3 p. 1224 (Stone Tanach) "The nations will gather from the North and assault the Jewish nations before they themselves will be destroyed".
1. "United Nations and Israel: The U.N.’’s Voting Record 'vis a vis' Israel. 1946 to 1989" by Shai Ben-Tekoa Full report at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. "Arab League declares forcible prevention of establishment of Jewish State" NEW YORK TIMES November 30, 1947
3. "Arab Style" by Rabbi Moshe Weiss, former Vice President of Mizrachi-Hapoel HaMizrachi THE JEWISH PRESS June 21, 2002
Source: Freeman Center
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