Now at the time of this Partition Plan there were 608,000 Jews in Palestine and there were 1,237,000 non-Jews in Palestine. So not only were the Jews immigrants at the time of the plan, but they only had legal claim to 6% of the Palestine and were a minority making up 33% of the total population of Palestine.
Now, who got the shaft from the UN, Mr Walker? The Palestinians? Or the Jews?
That is pure Zionist myth. What about the 30-40 massacres and the campaign of terror the Zionist conducted in 1947 into 1948 BEFORE the Arabs intervened on May 15, 1948. The most famous of these massacres is Deir Yassin massacre which OCCURED on April 9, 1948. More than a whole month before the Arabs declared war on Israel.
Like I said you chose to believe a history I know to be untrue.
I suspect you make that choice based on biblical beliefs, which is a dangerous and foolish thing to do. You can not make non- religious history and geopolitics fit your interpretation of biblical messages. You do not know the mind of god nor the state/condition of israel within gods grace. And you are wrong. you do not have to be christian to be one with god. It is the natural birthright and condition of EVERY human being. They just have to take up the offer god makes them.
Ps both the league of nations and the united nations formally legalised and recognised Israels right to existence as a jewish state first in 1917 and with the official partition in 1947 Conflict was initiated by the arabs led by Grand Mufti Hajj Amin El Husseini, after the first mandate
After partion it was arab intiated conflict which has caused all the subsequent problems which exist up until this day There would be no palestinian refugees and no ongoing conflict, if both sides had accepted partition. The arabs believed it would be easy to destroy the fledgling jewish state, but they were wrong.
The jewish people and government would have been insane to deliberately provoke and take on the military economic and demographic might of the surrounding arab states. However, after the holocaust, they had decided that never again would they be viulnerable to, or defenceless from, genocide by external powers, and if they were faced with unbeatable odds they would go down fighting. As it turns out, they beat those unbeatable odds every time. Some times by luck sometimes only by a whisker, but mainly by guts, strategic brilliance, and determination. As an australain I identify with that sort of fight against all odds
Every successive attack by those arab states over at least two decades made their position, and that of the palestinians, worse.
Tthe only solution now will be a negotiated "two state" setlement which recognises present realities and the power of israel, rather than dwelling on past perceptions and grievances.