Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fact and Fantasy in the Holy Land

Fact and Fantasy in the Holy Land

A selection of articles, reprinted by permission, by Middle East writer Samuel Katz. During British Mandate rule, he was a member of the high command of the Irgun Zvai Leumi under the leadership of Menachem Begin. Katz was elected a member of the first Knesset of Israel, and, after the Six Day War, he became one of the leaders of the Land of Israel movement. After the victory of the Likud party in the 1977 election, Samuel Katz joined the new government as adviser to Prime Minister Begin. He has since served as a columnist ofMaariv and the Jerusalem Post.
Early History
Later History

This page was produced by Joseph E. Katz
Middle Eastern Political and Religious History Analyst 
Brooklyn, New York 
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Source: "Battleground: Fact & Fantasy in Palestine" by Samuel Katz, 

1 comment:

  1. It is the Arab Conflict, not Israel. The Arabs want what Israel has; which they rebuilt with blood sweat and tears; well they cannot have it.
    Israel is on its own historical territory with continued habitation of Jerusalem and The Land of Israel for over 3,000 years, that in the past 140 years with hard work and toil have turned the land of Israel from a desert, desolate and abused land into green pastures with modern industry and infrastructure and a first class medical research, outstanding technology and innovation that is helping all the people and nations in the world. The April 1920 San Remo Conference incorporated the Balfour Declaration as international law and allocated Palestine without boundary restrictions to the Jewish people and at the same time; The Arabs have received over 13 million sq. km. since WWI of which 70% is vacant with a wealth of oil reserves plus Jordan which is Jewish territory. The Arab countries expelled over a million Jewish families (confiscated all their assets including homes and over 120,000 sq. km. of Jewish owned land for over 2,600 years) who were resettled in Israel and now they want to throw them out of their own country. There is no such entity as Arab Palestinians, they are Arabs from the neighboring Arab countries that most of them crossed the border illegally into Israel and settled there on Jewish land in the past 120 years. The Arab-Palestinian Organization is a terrorist organization just like Hamas and Hezbollah with its leader Mahmmoud Abbas the convicted terrorist murderer.
    The Arabs and the world at large must face reality and stop deluding themselves. It is Jewish territory for over 3,200 years and Israel will never surrender it to anyone.
    Only with this realization will there be a chance for peace.
    U.N. resolutions are non-binding with no legal standing.
    It is time for Israel to transfer the Arabs who reside west of the Jordan River to Jordan and to the million homes and over 120,000 sq km. of land the Arabs countries confiscated from the million Jewish families they expelled who now live in Israel. That is the only way that Israel will have peace and safety.
    YJ Draiman