What occurred in 1947-48, was a result of their catastrophic miscalculation.
To All Doves,For Fair Use Discussion and Educational PurposesJune 11, 2011What occurred in 1947-48, was a result of their catastrophic miscalculation.Palestinians cannot, and will not, acknowledge that what occurred in 1947-48 came about as a result of the catastrophic miscalculation on the part of their leadership and Arab states.In his recent plea in the New York Times for “The Long Overdue Palestinian State,” PA President Mahmoud Abbas recalls the “nakba” (or catastrophe) of Palestinian loss in 1948.This is the preferred Arab narrative in which Palestinians are victims of Western powers and Zionist Jews through the agency of the UN.Palestinians cannot, and will not, acknowledge that what occurred in 1947-48 came about as a result of the catastrophic miscalculation on the part of their leadership and Arab states.Within a few hours of Israel’s independence in May 1948, Arab armies invaded the Jewish state. Those who plan war and initiate it must know there are consequences both in victory and in defeat.What no one asks is why Palestinian rejection of the UN’s 1947 plan and Arab aggression against Israel merit reward of the same more than six decades later?Why do 355 million Arabs need 22 states when there is only one China and one India with their respective population of more than a billion people in each state?The reason Palestinians will receive the General Assembly’s undeserving support is due to the real, though unstated, institutionalized bigotry inside the world body that once voted Zionism as a form of racism. Against such bigotry there is no appeal for fairness.Source: Toronto Sun, CanadaMy comment:It would not look good if the Bundestag in Germany wanted Austria back in the 1960-ties.The Germans lost the World war II, and the borders in Europe changed.Israel won the war for survival and independence in 1948. Israel also won the war in 1967, and in 1973.The consequences of these wars have been peace at the borders of Israel and Syria. Peace at the border between Jordan and Israel, and between Israel and Egypt.The Arabs have never accepted this cold peace. They have since 1948 refused to accept the state of Israel. Again and again, they have tried to turn their defeat into victory, by simply bidding for the destruction of Israel.The PLO is a fruit of this wicked struggle. The PLO was formed in 1964, not to retake Eastern Jerusalem, but to see the destruction of the full Jewish state. When the PLO got fat and corrupted UN and US “aid”, the Arabs formed Hamas to get the Jihad going.And here the Arabs stand: Trying for yet another rematch.Written by Ivar