PragerU – Why Do Arabs Constantly Reject Palestinian Statehood?

Published on Mar 27, 2017 by the PragerU YouTube channel – Why don’t the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the surprising answers. Read David Brog’s book, “Reclaiming Israel’s History”. http://l.prageru.com/2nmj8ez

[Editor’s Note: Our UCI Representative in Jerusalem, Chana Givon, offers salient counterpoints to the above:

One cannot pick and choose facts as has occurred in the omission of some basic background information. The original plan for the Jewish homeland (1918) included both eastern and western Palestine – all of the land on both sides of the Jordan River.

The final decision unanimously endorsed by all 51 members of the League of Nations (1920) left Israel with but 23% of the original plan; a partition of the original plan had resulted in the removal 77% – all of ‘eastern Palestine’ – for the creation of Trans-Jordan’ – for Arabs only – AN APARTHEID ENTITY!!

It is outrageous to even suggest that the small Jewish remnant again be subjected to a second partition – for the creation of yet another ‘Palestinian’ state. Jordan was created as just that and more than a majority of her citizens are called ‘Palestinians’.

Historical facts reveal that the name ‘Palestine’ was imposed upon Jewish Judea by the Roman conquerors – 2000 years ago. It is the name of a territory only; there was never a country of that name. Before 1948, Jews in the land were identified as the ‘Palestinians’; the Arab residents chose to align themselves with the neighboring countries from which they had emigrated – i.e. those from Syria considered themselves to be ‘southern Syrians’. In 1948, Palestinian Jews became ‘Israelis’; the Arabs only adopted that identity in the mid 60s for political expediency since it matches the name of the territory that they falsely want to claim as the ‘indigenous’ people.

The world has bought the Muslim narrative and, instead of refuting this we do little to tell the truth. Shame on us!!

Chana Givon – in beloved Jerusalem for UCI]

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