Monday, June 22, 2015

Israel must be steadfast in protecting its rights and its people - Anything less is a dereliction of duty - YJ Draiman


Israel must be steadfast in protecting its rights and its people.
Anything less is a dereliction of duty.
Many nations and people are questioning Israel’s control of its liberated territory without substantiation
No one is mentioning that the Arab countries had persecuted and ejected about a million Jewish families and their children from their countries, confiscated their assets, businesses, homes and Real estate property. Many of the Jews persecuted and ejected from Arab countries died while their forced departure from Arab countries, due to attacks by the Arabs, hardship, famine and starvation. About 650,00 Jewish families and their children of these expelled Jewish families and their children were resettled in Greater Israel. The Land the Arab countries confiscated from the Jewish people is: 120,440 sq. km. or 75,000 sq. miles, which is over 5-6 times the size of Israel, and its value today is in the trillions of dollars.
The Jewish people and their children during the over 2,500 years living in Arab countries have suffered Pogroms, Libel claims, beheadings, beatings, false imprisonment, slavery and extreme hardship as a second class citizens. They had their businesses and homes pillaged, their wives and daughters raped, sold them as slaves, their houses of worship pillaged and burned, forced conversion to Islam and many were beheaded.

Today over half of Israel's population are Jewish families expelled from Arab countries and their children and grandchildren. With natural growth the Jewish population expelled from Arab countries number over 7 million.

The Audacity of the Arab-Palestinians and the Arab countries in demanding territory from the Jewish people in Palestine after they ejected over a million Jewish people and their children who have lived in Arab land for over 2,500 years and after they confiscated all their assets and Real estate property 5-6 times the size of Israel (120,440 sq. km. - 75,000 sq. mi.), valued in the trillions of dollars. There was also Jewish property and land (totaling about 50,000 sq. km.) in Jordan, Gaza and across the Golan Heights under Syria's control.
Now the Arab nations are demanding more land and more compensation.
The Arab countries have chased the million Jewish families and their children and now the want to chase them away again, from their own historical land.

Israel must respond with extreme force wino holds barred, to any rocket attack, violent demonstration and terror. Israel's population must have peace and tranquility without intimidation by anyone.
The Jewish people have suffered enough in the Diaspora for the past 2,500 years. It is time for the Jewish people to live as free people in their own land without violence and terror.
It is time that we must consider that the only alternative is a population transfer of the Arab-Palestinians to the territories the Arab countries confiscated from the Jewish people and settle this dispute once and for all. Many Arab leaders had suggested these solutions over the years.

YJ Draiman

18 comments:

  1. How many holidays do the Arabs-Muslims celebrate due to historical events in the land of ancient Israel and Jerusalem.
    The Jewish people celebrate most of their holidays and fast days in memory of Jerusalem and Israel.
    and the goal and aspiration to return to Israel and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem - where it was before it was destroyed and desecrated by the enemies of the Jews. Many of the Jewish prayers for thousands of years recite the love of Israel and the Jewish aspirations to return to their ancestral land and bring back its glory and holiness.
    At Jewish weddings they break a glass in memory of Jerusalem and the aspiration to return and build the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
    YJ Draiman

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  2. Arab-Palestinians to leave Greater Israel and return to the Arab countries they originated from. The Arab-Palestinians should move to the Million plus Jewish homes confiscated by the Arab countries from the expelled Jewish people and the 120,440 sq. km. of Real property the Arabs confiscated from the million plus Jews and their children expelled from Arab countries. That is the only viable alternative.
    Face it and stop hallucinating, once and for all. There will never be an Arab-Palestinian State in Greater Israel West of the Jordan River (Judea and Samaria). Jerusalem the United Eternal Capital of the Jewish people.
    YJ Draiman

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  3. The legal uncontested claim of Israel to the Jewish Land in the Mandate for Palestine-Israel

    When the U.N. passes a resolution it is only a recommendation. If accepted by the parties it becomes a valid agreement and or Treaty.
    In the case of Israel and the Arabs and the U.N. resolution of 1947 for the creation of a Jewish State and an Arab State (The Arabs have Jordan which is 80% of the land assigned by the 1920 International treaty to the Jewish people). Since the Arabs did not accept the U.N. resolution of 1947 for a Jewish State and an Arab State. The resolution is not binding and Israel's falls back on the San Remo Treaty of 1920 with all its terms without any deviation (which was confirmed by the 1920 Treaty of Sevres and Lausanne).
    If anyone is contesting the legitimacy and sovereignty including territorial boundaries assigned based on the San Remo Treaty of 1920. You now have to contest and question the legitimacy and sovereignty including the territorial boundaries of the 21 Arab States created by the same Allied powers including Tran-Jordan (Jordan), The Syrian Mandate and the Mesopotamia-Iraq Mandate.
    Therefore if you accept the 21 Arab State and Jordan (which violated international treaties) as assigned by the Allied Powers after WWI, you must accept Israel's sovereignty and boundaries as stated in the 1920 San Remo Treaty which assigned the Mandate for Palestine entirely which includes Jerusalem exclusively to the Jewish people.
    YJ Draiman
    President - Americans for Safe Israel in Greater Los Angeles
    P.S. Israel has resettled the million plus Jewish families expelled from Arab countries and all their assets confiscated. The Arabs must resettle the Arab-Palestinian refugees in their lands, many of the Arabs originally crossed the border illegally and came to Palestine after WW1.
    YJ Draiman

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  4. Sending thousands of rockets indiscriminately into civilian centers and tunneling into Israel to kill civilians and sending suicide bombers is not an obstacle to peace but building homes is? Are the U.S. & E.U. going on tour as a new comedy duo?

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  5. The Jewish heart and mind is eternally connected to Jerusalem and Israel for thousands of years

    “For three thousand years, Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish hope and longing. No other city has played such a dominant role in the history, culture, religion and consciousness of a people as has Jerusalem in the life of Jewry and Judaism. Throughout centuries of exile, Jerusalem remained alive in the hearts of Jews everywhere as the focal point of Jewish history, the symbol of ancient glory, spiritual fulfillment and modern renewal. This heart and soul of the Jewish people engenders the thought that if you want one simple word to symbolize all of Jewish history, that word would be ‘Jerusalem.’ “

    “Every Jew has a spark in his soul from the light of God above that illuminates his way during difficult times. And when it seems to him that he is lost and that there is no way out, the spark flares and lights his way. This is the little jug of oil that is revealed in time to save the Jew in times of despair and to light up his life in desperate times.”

    “Let the world know that we were granted our right to exist by the God of our fathers at the glimmer of the dawn of human civilization 4,000 years ago. The Jewish people have a historic, eternal and inalienable right to the whole of the land of our forefathers. And for that right, which has been sanctified in Jewish blood from generation to generation, we have paid a price unprecedented in the annals of nations.”
    YJ Draiman

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  6. Under International Law – An Arab-Palestinian State cannot be established in Israel
    The Exclusive Political Rights Granted To Jews In 1920 At San Remo
    San Remo Agreement of 1920 that established the British Mandate for Palestine. It granted the Jews exclusive collective political rights to Palestine, in trust, to vest when the Jews had attained a population majority.
    The San Remo agreement of 1920 states that only the Jewish people can set-up its own government.
    In violation of the of the agreement the British allocated over 77% of the Jewish land to Trans-Jordan. The British in violation of the Mandate restricted Jewish immigration prior and during WW2 which caused millions of Jews to die. The British and their Operation Embarrass also blew up Jewish Holocaust refugee ships
    Now you want to allocate more Jewish land to the Arab-Palestinians, again in violation of the agreement. This would create two Arab countries and one Jewish country greatly reduced in its original land allocation. This is in violation of International law and the San Remo agreement confirmed by the Treaty of Sevres and Lausanne, which was adapted by the League of Nations and signed by all 51 member countries.
    Under the law we must address the ejection of over a million Jewish families and their children from Arab countries (who have lived there for over 2,200 years) and their assets, businesses, homes and land including 120,440 sq. km. of Real property that were confiscated by the Arabs and valued in the trillions of dollars. In addition many of those Jews died during those expulsion and Arab pogroms and violence against its Jewish population.
    YJ Draiman

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  7. On January 3, 1919 Chaim Weitzman, who was the leader and representative of the Zionist Organization on behalf of the Jewish people, met with Emir Feisal, who represented the Arab Kingdom of Hedjaz. Included in an agreement that both
    parties agreed upon was that the Jewish people should get the land west of the Jordan River and that the old city of Jerusalem would be under Jewish control.
    The Paris Peace Conference began on January 18, 1919 and lasted about six months in which new borders were decided upon for parts of Europe and the Middle East and were given the force of international law. The conference was made up of the victorious Allied powers from World War I. The “Big Four” were made up of the Page United States, Great Britain, France, and Italy. Lord Balfour represented Britain. It was during the summer of 1919 that Arab opposition began to be voiced against the Feisal-Weitzman agreement. As a result that aspect of the conference stalled and was never agreed upon. Nevertheless, Balfour issued the following statement on August 11, 1919:
    “The four great powers are committed to Zionism. And Zionism be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age long traditions, in present needs in future hopes of far profounder import than the desire and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land.”3 The Paris Peace Conference ended without a final solution reached concerning the status of Palestine, even though there was much discussion about the matter.
    THE SAN REMO CONFERENCE
    A meeting to deal specifically with the unfinished business of Palestine,
    which was to be seen as an extension of the Paris Peace Conference was commenced on April 19, 1920 in San Remo, Italy (confirmed by the 1920 Treaty of Sevres). It was attended by the four Principal Allied Powers of World War I who were represented by the prime ministers of Britain (David Lloyd George), France (Alexander Millerand) and Italy (Francesco Nitti) and by Japan's Ambassador K. Matsui.
    The San Remo Resolution adopted on April 25, 1920 incorporated the Balfour Declaration of 1917 issued by the British government. The San Remo resolution and Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, which was adopted at the Paris Peace Conference on April 28, 1919, were the basic documents upon which the British Mandate for the stewardship of Palestine was constructed. It was at San Remo that the Balfour Declaration went from being just a statement of British foreign policy to international law.
    The British Mandate was fully implemented upon approval by the Council of the League of Nations on September 22, 1922. However, when the parties left San Remo in April 1919 the future state of Israel was to be made up of what now
    constitutes the Kingdom of Jordan, as well as all the land West of the Jordan River. After September 22, 1922 what is now the Kingdom of Jordan was taken away from Palestine and became another Arab nation. This was the beginning of the trend still operative today that Israel needs to give up more land in order to be promised peace. The reality is that every time Israel gives up land, she experiences even less peace.
    YJ Draiman

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  8. As Professor Stephen Schwebel, former judge on the Hague's International Court of Justice notes:

    The Arab-Palestinian claim to sovereignty over east Jerusalem under the principle of self-determination of peoples cannot supersede the Jewish right to self-determination in Jerusalem. While Arabs constituted an ethnic majority only in the artificial entity of "East Jerusalem" created by Jordan's illegal division of the city, the armistice lines forming this artificial entity were never intended to determine the borders of, or political sovereignty over, the city. Moreover, Jews constituted the majority ethnic group in unified Jerusalem both in the century before Jordan's invasion, and since 1967 (the exception being during Jordan's illegal occupation).

    Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, an international legal expert, scholar and director emeritus of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, details the legal justification for Israel's sovereignty in east Jerusalem. According to the scholar, "Jordan's occupation of the Old City–and indeed of the whole of the area west of the Jordan river entirely lacked legal justification" and was simply a "de facto occupation protected by the Armistice Agreement." This occupation ended as a result of "legitimate measures" of self defense by Israel, thereby opening the way for Israel as "a lawful occupant" to fill a sovereignty vacuum left by Britain's withdrawal from the territory in 1948.

    furthermore:

    A state acting in lawful exercise of its right of self-defense may seize and occupy foreign territory as long as such seizure and occupation are necessary to its self-defense......Where the prior holder of territory had seized that territory unlawfully, the state which subsequently takes that territory in the lawful exercise of self-defense has, against that prior holder, better title.

    As Schwebel explains, "Jordan's seizure [in 1948] and subsequent annexation of the West Bank and the old city of Jerusalem were unlawful," arising as they did from an aggressive act. Jordan therefore had no valid title to east Jerusalem. When Jordanian forces attacked Jerusalem in 1967, Israeli forces, acting in self defense, repelled Jordanian forces from territory Jordan was illegitimately occupying. Schwebel maintains that in comparison to Jordan, "Israeli title in old (east) Jerusalem is superior." And in comparison to the UN, which never asserted sovereignty over Jerusalem and allowed its recommendation of a corpus separatum to lapse and die, he sees Israel's claim to Jerusalem as similarly superior.

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  9. The Arab-Palestinian Arabs are the occupiers of Jewish land. Tell the world at large that they are delusional in thinking that Arabs belong in Israel. There are 21 Arab countries where the Arab-Palestinians came from originally – There will never be an Arab/Arab-Palestinian State together or adjacent to Eretz Israel. There has never been such a nation as the Arab-Palestinian/Arab People. The Arab/Moslem Koran specifically states in The Qur’an 17:104 – states the land belongs to the Jewish people If the historic documents, comments written by eyewitnesses and declarations by the most authoritative Arab scholars are still not enough, let us quote the most important source for Muslim Arabs: “And thereafter we [Allah] said to the Children of Israel: ‘Dwell securely in the Promised Land. And when the last warning will come to pass, we will gather you together in a mingled crowd’.”. Any sincere Muslim must recognize the Land they call “Palestine” as the Jewish Homeland, according to the book considered by Muslims to be the most sacred word and Allah’s ultimate revelation. Any building of housing in The Greater Israel is the right and duty of the Israeli government. There is no such a thing as occupied territory, it is liberated territory. It is the land of Israel for over 4,000 years. A continuous habitation by Jews, Sequence of historical events, agreements and a non-broken series of treaties and resolutions, as laid out by the San Remo Resolution, the League of Nations and the United Nations, gives the Jewish People title to the city of Jerusalem and the rest of Greater Israel. Let the Arab nation take the Arab-Palestinian Arabs and settle them in the Million plus Jewish home that they evicted from their countries and allow the Jewish nation to live in peace.
    A true peace in the Middle East will be an economic phenomenon that the world has never seen. But this can only be accomplished when there is a real peace. The Arabs must stop preaching and teaching hate. Any liberal Israeli that is delusional about Arab intention and wants to give any land in Israel to the Arabs should leave Israel; he does not belong in Israel.
    Let the Arab-Palestinians settle in the homes and land the Arab countries confiscated from the million expelled Jews and their children from Arab countries the land confiscated is 120,440 sq. km. which is 5-6 times the size of Israel and valued in the trillions of dollars.
    YJ Draiman

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  10. Link to 1925 Waqf Temple Mount Guide noting that the First and Second Jewish Temples were located on the Temple Mount
    http://www.templeinstitute.org/1925-wakf-temple-mount-guide.pdf
    For Jews, the Temple Mount is the holiest place in the world. The Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount originates in the biblical narrative, as it is said to be the location of the binding of Isaac.[2] The Talmud, Judaism’s supreme canonical text, says that the foundation stone on the Temple Mount is the location from which the world was created.[3] In Samuel II 24:18-25, King David bought the bedrock for the Temple from Araunah the Jebusite. Subsequently, Solomon, David’s son, used the bedrock to build the First Temple.[4] Solomon’s Temple was eventually destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon in 586 BCE.
    Link to 1925 Waqf Temple Mount Guide noting that the First and Second Jewish Temples were located on the Temple Mount

    For Jews, the Temple Mount is the holiest place in the world.
    Following the destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon’s Temple, many Jews were sent into exile. However, under the Persian King Cyrus, the Jews were allowed to return and began to rebuild the Temple. The Second Temple was completed in 516 BCE and expanded by King Herod in 19 BCE. In 70 CE, the Roman Empire, led by Emperor Titus, laid siege to Jerusalem and destroyed the Second Temple. Jews have maintained an unbreakable connection to Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount since that time.

    Today, Jews follow a number of different customs in remembrance of their fallen Temple. When Jews pray, they pray toward Jerusalem. Within the daily liturgy, there are numerous calls for the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the Temple. During the week, after meals, Jews recite a grace, which includes the recitation of Psalm 137 (“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem…”).[5] At the end of a wedding ceremony, the groom breaks a glass, which signifies the Jewish people’s continued mourning over the Temple’s destruction. In addition, many have the custom of leaving a wall in their home unfinished in remembrance of the destruction. All of these customs play a significant part in the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, which former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stated “represents the purist expression of all that Jews prayed for, dreamed of, cried for, and died for in the two thousand years since the destruction of the Second Temple.”[6] In addition to the customs and ideology, the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel and Jerusalem is internationally recognized.[7]

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  11. ISLAMIC LITERATURE AND THE TEMPLE MOUNT

    Classic Islamic literature also recognizes the existence of a Jewish Temple and its importance to Judaism. This makes Arab-Palestinian Temple Denial all the more puzzling.

    In Sura 17:1 of the Koran, the “Farthest Mosque” is called the al-masjid al-Aqsa. The Tafsir al-Jalalayn,[8] a well-respected Sunni exegesis of the Koran from the 15th and 16th centuries, notes that the “Farthest Mosque” is a reference to the Bayt al-Maqdis of Jerusalem.[9] In Hebrew, the Jewish Temple is often referred to as the Beyt Ha-Miqdash, nearly identical to the Arabic term. In the commentary of Abdullah Ibn Omar al-Baydawi, who authored several prominent theological works in the 13th century, the masjid is referred to as the Bayt al-Maqdis because during Muhammad’s time no mosque existed in Jerusalem.[10] Koranic historian and commentator, Abu Jafar Muhammad al-Tabari, who chronicled the seventh century Muslim conquest of Jerusalem, wrote that one day when Umar finished praying, he went to the place where “the Romans buried the Temple [bayt al-maqdis] at the time of the sons of Israel.”[11] In addition, eleventh century historian Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Maqdisi and fourteenth century Iranian religious scholar Hamdallah al-Mustawfi acknowledged that the al-Aqsa Mosque was built on top of Solomon’s Temple.[12]

    This is a small sample of the Islamic literature attesting to the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount. Innumerable other writings from other faiths attest to this fact, as well.
    Link to 1925 Waqf Temple Mount Guide noting that the First and Second Jewish Temples were located on the Temple Mount

    http://www.templeinstitute.org/1925-wakf-temple-mount-guide.pdf
    For Jews, the Temple Mount is the holiest place in the world.
    Following the destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon’s Temple, many Jews were sent into exile. However, under the Persian King Cyrus, the Jews were allowed to return and began to rebuild the Temple. The Second Temple was completed in 516 BCE and expanded by King Herod in 19 BCE. In 70 CE, the Roman Empire, led by Emperor Titus, laid siege to Jerusalem and destroyed the Second Temple. Jews have maintained an unbreakable connection to Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount since that time.

    Today, Jews follow a number of different customs in remembrance of their fallen Temple. When Jews pray, they pray toward Jerusalem. Within the daily liturgy, there are numerous calls for the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the Temple. During the week, after meals, Jews recite a grace, which includes the recitation of Psalm 137 (“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem…”).[5] At the end of a wedding ceremony, the groom breaks a glass, which signifies the Jewish people’s continued mourning over the Temple’s destruction. In addition, many have the custom of leaving a wall in their home unfinished in remembrance of the destruction. All of these customs play a significant part in the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, which former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stated “represents the purist expression of all that Jews prayed for, dreamed of, cried for, and died for in the two thousand years since the destruction of the Second Temple.”[6] In addition to the customs and ideology, the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel and Jerusalem is internationally recognized.[7]

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  12. ISLAMIC LITERATURE AND THE TEMPLE MOUNT

    Classic Islamic literature also recognizes the existence of a Jewish Temple and its importance to Judaism. This makes Arab-Palestinian Temple Denial all the more puzzling.

    In Sura 17:1 of the Koran, the “Farthest Mosque” is called the al-masjid al-Aqsa. The Tafsir al-Jalalayn,[8] a well-respected Sunni exegesis of the Koran from the 15th and 16th centuries, notes that the “Farthest Mosque” is a reference to the Bayt al-Maqdis of Jerusalem.[9] In Hebrew, the Jewish Temple is often referred to as the Beyt Ha-Miqdash, nearly identical to the Arabic term. In the commentary of Abdullah Ibn Omar al-Baydawi, who authored several prominent theological works in the 13th century, the masjid is referred to as the Bayt al-Maqdis because during Muhammad’s time no mosque existed in Jerusalem.[10] Koranic historian and commentator, Abu Jafar Muhammad al-Tabari, who chronicled the seventh century Muslim conquest of Jerusalem, wrote that one day when Umar finished praying, he went to the place where “the Romans buried the Temple [bayt al-maqdis] at the time of the sons of Israel.”[11] In addition, eleventh century historian Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Maqdisi and fourteenth century Iranian religious scholar Hamdallah al-Mustawfi acknowledged that the al-Aqsa Mosque was built on top of Solomon’s Temple.[12]

    This is a small sample of the Islamic literature attesting to the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount. Innumerable other writings from other faiths attest to this fact, as well.
    Link to 1925 Waqf Temple Mount Guide noting that the First and Second Jewish Temples were located on the Temple Mount

    http://www.templeinstitute.org/1925-wakf-temple-mount-guide.pdf

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  13. Non-broken series of treaties and resolutions, as laid out by the San Remo Resolution, the League of Nations and the United Nations, gives the Jewish People title to the city of Jerusalem. The process began at San Remo, Italy, when the four Principal Allied Powers of World War I – Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan – agreed to create a Jewish national home in what is now the Land of Israel. San Remo
    The relevant resolution reads as follows: “The High Contracting Parties agree to entrust… the administration of Palestine, within such boundaries as may be determined by the Principal Allied Powers, to a Mandatory [authority that] will be responsible for putting into effect the [Balfour] declaration… in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. "Gauthier notes that the San Remo treaty specifically notes that “nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine” – but says nothing about any “political” rights of the Arabs living there. The San Remo Resolution also bases itself on Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, which declares that it is a “a sacred trust of civilization” to provide for the well-being and development of colonies and territories whose inhabitants are “not yet able to stand by themselves under the strenuous conditions of the modern world.” Specifically, a resolution was formulated to create a Mandate to form a Jewish national home in Palestine. League of Nations
    The League of Nations’ resolution creating the Palestine Mandate, included the following significant clause: “Whereas recognition has thereby been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.” No such recognition of Arab rights in Palestine was granted. In 1945, the United Nations took over from the failed League of Nations – and assumed the latter’s obligations. Article 80 of the UN Charter states: “Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed, in or of itself, to alter in any manner the rights whatsoever of any states or any peoples or the terms of existing international instruments to which Members of the United Nations may respectively be parties. ”UN Partition Plan.

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  14. However, in 1947, the General Assembly of the UN passed Resolution 181, known as the Partition Plan. It violated the League of Nations’ Mandate for Palestine in that it granted political rights to the Arabs in western Palestine – yet, ironically, the Arabs worked to thwart the plan’s passage, while the Jews applauded it. Resolution 181 also provided for a Special regime for Jerusalem, with borders delineated in all four directions: The then-extant municipality of Jerusalem plus the surrounding villages and towns up to Abu Dis in the east, Bethlehem in the south, Ein Karem and Motza in the west, and Shuafat in the north. Referendum Scheduled for Jerusalem
    The UN resolved that the City of Jerusalem shall be established as a separate entity under a special international regime and shall be administered by the United Nations. The regime was to come into effect by October 1948, and was to remain in force for a period of ten years, unless the UN’s Trusteeship Council decided otherwise. After the ten years, the residents of Jerusalem “shall be then free to express by means of a referendum their wishes as to possible modifications of regime of the City.”
    The resolution never took effect, because Jordan controlled eastern Jerusalem after the 1948 War of Independence and did not follow its provisions.
    After 1967
    After the Six Day War in 1967, Israel regained Jerusalem and other land west of Jordan. Gauthier notes that the UN Security Council then passed Resolution 242 authorizing Israel to remain in possession of all the land until it had “secure and recognized boundaries.” The resolution was notably silent on Jerusalem, and also referred to the “necessity for achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem,” with no distinction made between Jewish and Arab refugees.
    Today
    Given Jerusalem’s strong Jewish majority, Gauthier concludes, Israel should be demanding that the long-delayed city referendum on the city’s future be held as soon as possible.

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  15. It is time to Annex Judea and Samaria and adopt the Levy report.
    It is time for Israel to take serious action against terror and violence and restore the safety and security of its people without fear of violence, riots, stone throwing and intentional vehicular usage to kill and injure Israelis.
    Remind the Arabs that they expelled over a million Jews from their counties and confiscated all their assets including land 5-6 times the size of Israel. That the Arabs must balance the books and pay for the assets and the relocation of the Jews.
    Israel needs to build 100,000 housing units per year in Judea and Samaria for the next 10 years, It also needs to build 3 superhighway connecting Judea and Samaria to Israel.
    Construct military bases in Judea and Samaria to protect the people and the country.
    Israel also needs to build 50,000 housing units per year in greater Jerusalem and build additional roads and highway in and from Jerusalem.
    Israel must also build a minimum of 10,000 housing units in the Galil and 10,000 housing units in the Negev every year for the next ten years and expand the infrastructure, roads and highways. They have to expand industry and commerce to enhance the desire of people to live in the Galil and the Negev.
    Construct military bases in Judea and Samaria to protect the people and the country.
    The Audacity of the Arab countries in demanding territory from the Jewish people in Palestine after they persecuted and ejected over a million Jewish families and their children who have lived in Arab land for over 2,200 years and after they confiscated all their assets and Real estate 5-6 times the size of Israel (120,440 sq. km. - 75,000 sq. mi.), valued in the trillions of dollars.
    Now the Arab nations are demanding more land and more compensation.
    The Arab countries have chased the million Jewish families and their children and now they want to chase them away again, from their own historical land.

    YJ Draiman

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  16. However article 16 of the Treaty of Lausanne provided:
    "Turkey hereby renounces all rights and title whatsoever over or respecting the territories situated outside the frontiers laid down in the present Treaty and the islands other than those over which her sovereignty is recognized by the said Treaty, the future of these territories and islands being settled or to be settled by the parties concerned."
    The Principal Allied Powers had already proceeded to implement their intentions regarding creation of the Mandates for Syria and Lebanon, Mesopotamia and Palestine as laid out in the Treaty of Sevres and their actions were unaffected by the subsequent execution of the Treaty of Lausanne - as Article 16 made very explicit.
    Their actions in doing so were unanimously endorsed by all 51 member states of the League of Nations.
    The Arabs have never accepted this binding body of international law. It has caused both Jews and Arabs lots of death and suffering over the last 90 years.
    Until the Arabs acknowledge that they are legally bound by these decisions of the international community the conflict is set to continue.

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  17. The irrefutable facts presented in the Levy Report should now put an end to the terms 'settlers', 'settlements', 'occupation', and the misnomer 'Arab-Palestinians' when referring to the Arabs in the territory of Palestine.
    In 1922, the land east of the Jordan River (known as Eastern Palestine) which had originally been part of the original promise of the Jewish homeland (1920), was lopped off by Churchill to create Trans-Jordan (now present day Jordan) for
    Arabs only - an apartheid state. The remaining 23% - all of the territory known as 'Palestine' today- was to be the Jewish state (1922).
    Two thousand years ago, the Roman conquerors renamed the Jewish state of Judea as 'Palestina' in an effort to cut the emotional ties of Jews to their land.
    Thus, until 1948, Jews were known worldwide as Arab-Palestinians when they became Israelis. Even at that time the Arabs did not use the name 'Arab-Palestinians' but preferred being identified as members of the larger Arab peoples and the countries from which they had emigrated - such as 'southern Syrians'. Years after 1948 the Arabs decided to adopt the name 'Arab-Palestinians' for political expediency because the name matches that of the territory which they would like to falsely claim as their being the 'indigenous people'.
    The Levy Report brings, without a shadow of a doubt, Israel's legal and historical rights to the land west of the Jordan River and disproves the 'occupation' that is claimed by the Arabs and others. The land referred to as 'the West Bank; (in contrast to the 'East Bank') is legitimately known as Judea and Samaria and should be called by its rightful name. Israel has the right to build its communities for its residents (out with 'settlers' and 'settlements'!) and to be respected as a sovereign nation -without the interference of outside meddlers.
    The Arabs who live in Israel as law-abiding citizens share rights with others. Israel is the only country in the chaotic Mid-East that respects all religions and must be secure. The Levy Report should be accepted as the groundwork for that.

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  18. I was in charge in 1995-96 in building a 5 Star Hotel in Jerusalem across from Jaffa Gate in 1995-96.
    Our workers got killed on the busses on Jaffa road by suicide bombers.
    I am the President of American for a Safe Israel in the Greater Los Angeles area.
    I am also a candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles.
    I have many relatives in Jerusalem and in Greater Israel.
    It is up to the people to voice and vote their opinion and protect Jewish safety and Liberty in Greater Israel.
    No concessions and no appeasement to the Arabs. They see it as a sign of weakness.
    YJ Draiman.

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