The oldest religion in the world, Judaism, has in recent years been hijacked by right-wing, Political Zionists in Israel, desperate for power and land to further their own ambitions of influence.
Up to 1948, the Land of Palestine was inhabited primarily by Muslim Arabs – a minority of whom were itinerant – whose families had lived and farmed in Palestine as the majority indigenous people of the region continuously for over a millennium, i.e. during these thousand years, there was only ever a minority Jewish presence until, in 1947, the then newly established United Nations upon pressure from the American Zionist Council, passed Resolution 181 for partition of the Holy Land.
That vote, in which Britain abstained, was carries by just a handful of member states from a then newly formed United Nations that only represented a minority of the current global membership. In other words, the establishment of the state of Israel was primarily at the behest of the Zionist lobby in America who prevailed upon then US President Harry Truman to support the proposal – against his previous judgement – and which should not have been passed at all. It only succeeded because of the pressure of Truman’s ex business partner, one Eddie Jacobson, who was a member of the American Jewish Masonic Lodge of B’nai Brith.
Whatever else it was, the plan for partition of Palestine was not for altruistic or religious reasons but for cynical political expediency in order to rid Europe of millions of unwanted, stateless refugee survivors from Europe’s failed Nazi conquest. It was a cathartic plan that would ease Europe’s conscience at the Holocaust that killed six million, mostly Jews, and enable European cities to rebuild shattered economies and infrastructures without the complex business of compensation to victims for loss of life, land, assets and businesses due to war or expropriation.
At a time of great political, economic and social upheaval from 1945, it was easier for the European allies, in collusion with America, to export their post-war problems to the (Muslim) Middle East. However, those countries directly affected and who vehemently rejected the UN proposal for the imposition of a European, non-Muslim state within the heart of the Holy Land, were ignored.
In short, it was a political trick – a stratagem by a powerful lobby that is even more powerful today. By no stretch of the imagination could a resolution taken by just a one third minority of the population of the world, to commandeer Arabic lands after ethnic-cleansing its indigenous people, in order to resettle their (European) friends, be termed legitimate.
The result was that, on Saturday morning, 29 November 1947, and against the will of the Palestinian people, the UN General Assembly in New York voted for the partition of Palestine and accepted Resolution 181. It was supported by 33 votes with 13 opposed and 10 abstentions including Britain.
The roll-call vote was as follows:
For the Resolution (33) – Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Liberia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, South Africa, Uruguay, the Soviet Union, the United States, Venezuela, White Russia.
Against (13) – Afghanistan, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.
Abstentions (10) – Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mexico, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia.
The above reflected the position of then just 56 states who would constitute today just 29% of the UN membership of 193 nation states. Less than one third!
Note that UNGA 181 provided that: ‘The City of Jerusalem shall be established as a corpus separatum under a special international regime and shall be administered by the United Nations. The Trusteeship Council shall be designated to discharge the responsibilities of the Administering Authority on behalf of the United Nations.’
IN THE INTERESTS OF WORLD PEACE LET THERE NOW BE A FREE VOTE BY ALL 193 MEMBER STATES IN THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO EITHER RATIFY OR REJECT UNGA RESOLUTION 181 of 29 NOVEMBER 1947 AND LET THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ACT ACCORDINGLY UPON THE RESULT FOR AN END TO THIS DAMAGING CONFLICT THAT HAS CONTINUED TO DESTABILISE THE REGION WITH DEATH AND DESTRUCTION DURING THE DECADES SINCE UP TO THE PRESENT TIME AND WHICH IS USED AS AN EXCUSE FOR INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM THAT TODAY THREATENS US ALL.