Despicable Balfour: A story of betrayal part 2

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By Stuart Littlewood
November 2 marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which began the still-ongoing colonisation of Palestine and sowed the seeds of an endless nightmare for the Palestinian people. The UK Government needs to make amends for its crimes against the Holy Land. Campaigners are calling on it to apologise.

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In 1937 the Peel Commission declared that British promises to Arabs and Zionists were irreconcilable and unworkable. Too late, Britain dropped its commitment to the Zionists and began talking about a Palestinian state with a guaranteed Arab majority and protection for minorities.

The Zionists reacted furiously. Their underground military wing, the Haganah, and other armed groups, unleashed a reign of terror in the run-up to World War II. They continued their attacks on the British after the war and tried to bring in hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees.

King David Hotel bombed by Jewish terrorist gangs

King David Hotel bombed by Jewish terrorist gangs

In 1946 they blew up the south wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which housed the British mandatory government, killing 91. This terrorist act was ordered by David Ben-Gurion in retaliation for the arrest of Haganah, Irgun and Stern Gang members suspected of attacks on the British. He then thought better of it and cancelled the operation but Menachem Begin, who led the Irgun, went ahead. Both Ben-Gurion and Begin, who had a big price on his head as a wanted terrorist, became Israeli prime ministers.

Throughout this period the United States were reluctant to allow Jews fleeing Europe to enter the empty spaces of North America, preferring to play the Zionist game and see them funneled into Palestine. In 1945 the new US president, Harry Truman, offered Arabs this excuse: “I am sorry, gentlemen, but I have to answer to hundreds of thousands of those who are anxious for the success of Zionism; I do not have hundreds of thousands of Arabs among my constituents.”

However, Truman was frequently exasperated by the Zionist lobby and on one occasion had a delegation thrown out of the White House for their table-thumping antics. He wrote: “I fear very much that the Jews are like all underdogs. When they get on top they are just as intolerant and cruel as the people were to them when they were underneath.”

American author Gore Vidal provided an intriguing insight:

Sometime in the late 1950s, that world-class gossip and occasional historian, John F. Kennedy, told me how, in 1948, Harry S. Truman had been pretty much abandoned by everyone when he came to run for president. Then an American Zionist brought him two million dollars in cash, in a suitcase, aboard his whistle-stop campaign train. ‘That’s why our recognition of Israel was rushed through so fast.’ As neither Jack nor I was an antisemite (unlike his father and my grandfather) we took this to be just another funny story about Truman and the serene corruption of American politics.

By now this monster that Britain had breathed life into was running out of control. The Arabs, tricked and dispossessed, were outraged. The collision has been fatally damaging to the West’s relationship with Islam ever since. As the violence escalated, Gandhi was moved to comment:

Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English. They (the Jews) have erred grievously in seeking to impose themselves on Palestine with the aid of America and Britain and now with the aid of naked terrorism.

With the mandate about to expire in 1948 an exhausted Britain handed over the problem to the United Nations and prepared to quit the Holy Land, leaving a powder-keg with the fuse fizzing.  The newly-formed UN thought it would save the situation by partitioning Palestine into Arab and Jewish states and making Jerusalem an international city. But this gave the Jews 55 percent of Palestine when they accounted for only 30 percent of the population. The Arab League and the Palestinians, of course, rejected it.

Under the UN Partition Plan the Jews received 55% of the country (including both Tel  Aviv/Jaffa and Haifa port cities, the Sea of Galilee and the resource-rich Negev) although they accounted for only a third of the population (548,000 out of 1,750,000) and owned only 6% of the land. The Jewish community accepted the Partition Plan; the Palestinians (except those in the Communist Party) and the Arab countries rejected it.

Illegal UN Partition Plan for Palestine

Illegal UN Partition Plan for Palestine

The UN Partition of Palestine never did stand close scrutiny. At that time, as some commentators have pointed out, UN members did not include African states, and most Arab and Asian states were still under colonialist regimes. The UN was pretty much a white colonialist club. The Palestinians themselves had no representation and they weren’t even consulted.

The first vote failed to reach the required two-thirds majority: 25 for partition, 13 against and 19 abstentions. To ensure success in the second vote a good deal of arm-twisting was applied to the smaller countries, but again it fell short. At the third attempt France was persuaded to come “on board” after the US threatened to withdraw desperately needed post-WW2 aid, and on November 29 the UN voted to partition Palestine into three parts: a Jewish state on 14,000 sq km with some 558,000 Jews and 405,000 Palestinian Arabs; and an Arab state on 11,500 sq km with about 804,000 Palestinian Arabs and 10,000 Jews. Jerusalem, including major religious sites, would be a ‘corpus separatum’, internationally administered.

By the end of the 1948 war Israel controlled 78% of the country, including half the territory that had been allocated by the UN to the Palestinians. Around 750,000 Palestinians living in what became Israel were made refugees: only 100,000 remained in their homes. More than 418 villages (two-thirds of the villages of Palestine) were systematically destroyed by Israel after their residents had left or been driven out. The Arab areas were now reduced to 22% of the country, the West Bank was taken by Jordan and Gaza by Egypt. The 1949 Armistice Line (the “Green Line”) remains the de facto boundary of the State of Israel until today. Since 1988, when the Palestinians recognized Israel within that boundary, it has been the basis of the two-state option.

This ludicrous carve-up was quickly followed by shameful incidents at Deir Yassin, Lod and Ramle. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs were uprooted from their homes and lands and to this day are denied the right to return. They received no compensation, and after their expulsion Jewish militia obliterated hundreds of Arab villages and towns. No sooner had Britain packed her bags than Israel declared statehood on 14 May 1948 and immediately set about expanding control across all of Palestine.

The following day, 15 May, is remembered by Palestinians as the Day of al-Nakba (the Catastrophe), which saw the start of a military terror campaign that forced three-quarters of a million Palestinians from their homeland to make room for the new Jewish state. Some 34 massacres were allegedly committed in pursuit of Israel’s territorial ambitions.

Deir Yassin Massacre

Deir Yassin Massacre

An event permanently etched on the Palestinian memory is the massacre at Deir Yassin by Zionist terror groups, the Irgun and the Stern Gang. On an April morning in 1948 130 of their commandos carried out a dawn raid on this small Arab town with a population of 750, to the west of Jerusalem. The attack was initially beaten off, and only when a crack unit of the Haganah arrived with mortars were the Arab townsmen overwhelmed. The Irgun and the Stern Gang, smarting from the embarrassment of having to summon help, embarked on a ‘clean-up’ operation in which they systematically murdered and executed at least 100 residents – mostly women, children and old people. The Irgun afterwards exaggerated the number, quoting 254, to frighten other Arab towns and villages. The Haganah played down their part in the raid and afterwards said the massacre “disgraced the cause of Jewish fighters and dishonoured Jewish arms and the Jewish flag”.

Deir Yassin signalled the ominous beginning of a deliberate programme by Israel to depopulate Arab towns and villages – and destroy churches and mosques – to make room for incoming Holocaust survivors and other Jews. In any language it was an exercise in ethnic cleansing, the knock-on effects of which have created an estimated 4 million Palestinian refugees today.

By 1949 the Zionists had seized nearly 80 percent of Palestine, provoking the resistance backlash they so bitterly complain about today. Many Jews condemn the Zionist policy and are ashamed of what has been done in their name.

UN Resolution 194 had called on Israel to let the Palestinians back onto their land. It has been re-passed many times, but Israel is still in breach. The Israelis also stand accused of violating Article 42 of the Geneva Convention by moving settlers into the Palestinian territories it occupies, and of riding roughshod over international law with their occupation of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

But expulsion and transfer were always a key part of the Zionist plan.

According to historian Benny Morris no mainstream Zionist leader was able to conceive of future co-existence without a clear physical separation between the two peoples. David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, is reported to have said: “With compulsory transfer we have a vast area (for settlement)…I support compulsory transfer. I don’t see anything immoral in it.”

He showed astonishing candour on another occasion when he remarked:

“If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. We have taken their country. Sure, God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, it is true, but 2,000 years ago, and what is that to them? There has been anti- Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country.”

General Moshe Dayan, hero of the Six Day War (1967), made it known to Palestinians in the territories that “you shall continue to live like dogs, and whoever wishes, may leave, and we shall see where this process will lead.” That appears to have been the general attitude ever since.

In 1967 Israel perceived a number of Arab threats designed to check Zionist ambitions, including a blockade of their Red Sea port. In a series of pre-emptive strikes against Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq, Israel succeeded in doubling the area of land under its control.

Shimon Peres & Ariel Sharon: Six Day War

Shimon Peres & Ariel Sharon: Six Day War

Indeed, in the wake of the 1967 Six Day War Israel confiscated over 52 percent of the land in the West Bank and 30 percent of the Gaza Strip, violating both international law and the UN Charter, which says that a country cannot lawfully make territorial gains from war. It was reported that Israel demolished 1,338 Palestinian homes in the West Bank and detained some 300,000 Palestinians without trial.

The UN issued Security Council Resolution 242, stressing “the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war” and calling for “withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict”. It was largely ignored, thus guaranteeing further discord in the region.

Israel’s most notorious prime minister, Ariel Sharon, made a name for himself in 1953 when his secret death squad, Unit 101, dynamited homes and massacred 69 Palestinian civilians – half of them women and children – at Qibya in the West Bank. His troops later destroyed 2,000 homes in the Gaza Strip, uprooting 12,000 people and deporting hundreds of young Palestinians to Jordan and Lebanon.

Then in 1982 he masterminded Israel’s invasion of Lebanon, which resulted in a massive death toll of Palestinians and Lebanese, a large proportion being children. An Israeli tribunal found him indirectly responsible for the massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Chatila refugee camps and removed him from office. But he didn’t stay in the background for long.

By the end of 1967 there were just 3 illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem. By the end of 2005 the total was 177. “When we have settled the land,” the then chief of staff of the Israeli Defence Force, Rafael Eitan, remarked in 1983, “all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle.”

By 2015 there were 196 illegal Israeli settlements in addition to  232 settler outposts in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem, and upwards of 750,000 settlers residing there.

Apartheid and occupation: “in practice there is little difference”

So what sort of person was responsible for this misery and mayhem in the Holy Land – the “running sore” Lord Sydenham predicted? At Cambridge Arthur Balfour read moral sciences (no, seriously!). Much good it did the poor Palestinian Arabs he helped dispossess.

Described as born lazy, aloof and having an attitude problem, he was convinced of his personal superiority and wished to keep the vulgar world at arm’s length. Balfour famously remarked: “Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.”

He had been Prime Minister (1902-1905) and was regarded as weak. At the time of the Declaration blunder he was Foreign Secretary. In the words of one commentator Balfour’s career “stretches before our eyes in a flat and uneventful plain of successful but inglorious and ineffective self-seeking”. He was said to be a man who would make almost any sacrifice to remain in office. In this case, he sacrificed the Arab homeland.  In 1922 the League of Nations put Palestine under British mandate, which incorporated the principles of the Balfour’s Declaration.

How have things turned out?

John Dugard, a professor of international law and former Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, explained on Al Jazeera the differences and similarities between apartheid South Africa and apartheid Israel.

Of course, the regimes of apartheid and occupation are different. Apartheid South Africa was a state that practised discrimination against its own people. It sought to fragment the country into white South Africa and black Bantustans. Its security laws were used to brutally suppress opposition to apartheid. Israel, on the other hand, is an occupying power that controls a foreign territory and its people under a regime recognised by international law [as] belligerent occupation.

However, in practice, there is little difference. Both regimes were/are characterised by discrimination, repression and territorial fragmentation (that is, land seizures).

Israel discriminates against Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in favour of half a million Israeli settlers. Its restrictions on freedom of movement, manifested in countless humiliating checkpoints, resemble the “pass laws” of apartheid. Its destruction of Palestinian homes resembles the destruction of homes belonging to blacks under apartheid’s Group Areas Act. The confiscation of Palestinian farms under the pretext of building a security wall brings back similar memories. And so on. Indeed, Israel has gone beyond apartheid South Africa in constructing separate (and unequal) roads for Palestinians and settlers.

Apartheid’s security police practised torture on a large scale. So do the Israeli security forces. There were many political prisoners on Robben Island but there are more Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.

Apartheid South Africa seized the land of blacks for whites. Israel has seized the land of Palestinians for half a million settlers and for the purposes of constructing a security wall within Palestinian territory – both of which are contrary to international law.

Dugard suggested there is sufficient evidence for a legitimate inquiry into the question whether Israel violates the prohibition of apartheid found in the 1973 Apartheid Convention and the Rome Statute.

Sydenham’s “running sore” has been festering for a century, crippling the Middle East and turning the Holy Land into an abomination. Balfour and his fellow Zionist stooges in the corridors of British power clearly had no understanding of the true purpose and base methods of Zionism.

This is also true of present-day Christian-Zionists. Some Christian churches have rejected Zionist doctrine as false teaching that corrupts the biblical message of love, justice and reconciliation. They deplore the cosy relationship between Christian Zionist leaders and the governments of Israel and the United States that impose their pre-emptive borders and domination over Palestine. And they condemn the teachings of Christian Zionism that support those policies as they encourage racial exclusivity and perpetual war.

In other words, no Christian with a functioning brain cell should touch Zionism with a barge pole. Yet the upper echelons of our government and many Western churches are riddled with Zionist sympathisers. Unless they are smoked out, a hundred years from now an outraged civil society will still be calling for government apologies for the actions of that lunatic Balfour and his successors.

Dissident Voice

Stuart Littlewood’s book Radio Free Palestine, with Foreword by Jeff Halper, can now be read on the internet by visiting radiofreepalestine.org.uk. Read other articles by Stuart.

  • 5thDrawer

    And on, and on …. and on … and all the comments are in #1. :-)))
    There are SO many ‘incidents’ …. and a million individual ‘histories’ of a collective mess.

    • Hind Abyad

      The Balfour Declaration may be the most extraordinary document produced by any Government in world history. It took the form of a letter from the Government of His Britannic Majesty King George the Fifth, the Government of the largest empire the world has even known, on which — once upon a time — the sun never set; a letter to an international financier of the banking house of Rothschild who had been made a peer of the realm.

      Arthur Koestler wrote that in the letter “one nation solemnly promised to a second nation the country of a third.” More than that, the country was still part of the Empire of a fourth, namely Turkey.

      • 5thDrawer

        It was, indeed, amazing. More amazing they got away with that and more.

        • Hind Abyad

          More amazing, they still do.. they introduced terrorism in the Holy land they need terrorism to justify more land grab. from the Nile to the Euphrates, bankers finance the pipelines.

          • Y K

            “bankers finance the pipelines”

            Pipelines from the Nile to the Euphrates? Or did you just feel a pressing need to use “bankers” and “pipelines” in one sentence?

          • O’Matrix

            The Balfour Declaration is not reversible, so why all the weeping TODAY?

            Get used to the fact that even if the Balfour Declaration wasn’t ‘democratic’, it become a fact that isn’t changeable anymore.

            Cooling-off period does not apply, the warranty period has been for a long long time ago.

            Maybe the Ukrainians have a better chance to regain their land back….

          • 5thDrawer

            (not just not about reversiblabilty … not even followed )

          • O’Matrix

            (Stop crying over spilled milk…)

          • 5thDrawer

            History indicates why futures don’t change, when known.

          • O’Matrix

            Baloney!

            We create history and that’s why the future can be changed.

            Changed because of what we do or don’t do.

          • HebAlba
        • Hind Abyad

          In retrospect both wars for Israel.

        • Y K

          “And even when the one Jewish MP put out his valid (and since proven) reasons to be against it, it must have ‘passed’ even in it’s form at the time.”

          It’s flabbergasting, ain’t it, pal? At least you got a valid explanation as to why nobody’s paying much attention to you, you being non-Jooish and all. 🙂

          • 5thDrawer

            And THERE you are … with the WORST reason in the world to refuse to listen to sound sober thought about anything truly important regarding ‘life, limb, and the persuit of happiness’ which most humans enjoy … the religious theme playing in the mind.
            I’m flabbergasted that you even noticed what I was talking about. Kudos. 😉

          • Y K

            “I’m flabbergasted that you even noticed what I was talking about.”
            That’s me, pal. Giving credit where credit’s due. I’m a sucker for fairness, you know. 🙂

          • Heb Alba

            Sucker.. come and hear
            “Assistant Inspector-General Richard Catling of the British Palestine Police Force. He wrote one or more reports based on interviews he conducted in Silwan with some of the Deir Yassin women:

            14th April at 10 a.m. I visited Silwan village ccompanied by a doctor and a nurse from the Government Hospital in Jerusalem and a member of the Arab Women’s Union. We visited many houses in this village in which approximately some two to three hundred people from Deir Yassin village are housed.
            I interviewed many of the women folk in order to glean some information on any atrocities committed in Deir Yassin but the majority of those women are very shy and reluctant to relate their experiences especially in matters concerning sexual assault and they need great coaxing before they will divulge any information. The recording of statements is hampered also by the hysterical state of the women who often break down many times whilst the statement is being recorded. There is, however, no doubt that many sexual atrocities were committed by the attacking Jews. Many young schoolgirls were raped and later slaughtered. Old women were also molested. One story is current concerning a case in which a young girl was literally torn in two. Many infants were also butchered and killed. I also saw one old woman who gave her age as one hundred and four who had been severely beaten about the head with rifle butts. Women had bracelets torn from their arms and rings from their fingers and parts of some of the women’s ears were severed in order to remove earrings.(..)”

    • Hind Abyad

      Really..like this?
      “When we have settled the land,” the then chief of staff of the Israeli Defence Force, Rafael Eitan, remarked in 1983: “All the Arabs (Palestinians) will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle.”Immoral, the chaos is intertwined with the World it affects everybody.

      • 5thDrawer

        You won’t get anywhere today … nothing but ‘The Pres Vote’ holding people in thrall. :-))))
        (even newsies took time off …)

        • Hind Abyad

          That’s for you, not for me, i feel like regurgitating faced with such atrocities in Deir Yassin.. today ou can Google “Deir Yassin Hoax”. Even more Immoral. You can’t understand being a Westerner.

          • 5thDrawer

            I can … just can’t change it. Hope others notice.
            After Syria, some may notice ISIS ways.

          • Hind Abyad

            West heroes ISIS, changed their name from Al Qaeda’, so today they’re 911 heroes? ;-l

          • Y K

            “i feel like regurgitating faced with such atrocities in Deir Yassin”

            You need a bag? Well, too bad, as you’re not getting one from me. But do feel free to puke on the floor – or in your lap – anytime. 🙂

          • HebAlba
          • Y K

            I’ll never be your guest, Dumbyad. Would never set foot in your dumpster house.

          • HebAlba

            It’s your dumpster.
            Addressed to IDF Tel Aviv, Israel.:
            “Heard news that IDF killed 4 children in Gaza yesterday…..I was near orgasm hearing this…I enjoyed…..”
            Are you ashamed of your house?
            God gave me this land you don’t argue with God;-)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdeqXQPW7TM

          • Y K

            Didn’t you post it allready, you incontinent hag? 🙂

          • O’Matrix

            You are producing a new Photoshop collage…..

        • Hind Abyad

          I didn’t know.

          • 5thDrawer

            That’s because Canadians prefer to keep their heads down – much more safe that way. 😉
            (perhaps that’s gone too … sigh …)
            We can only hope it isn’t quite the same as ‘electoral colleges’ …

        • Y K

          The claim that only a proportional system of representation is “fair” is just as idiotic as its opposite.

          • 5thDrawer

            Yah … I’m hoping that ‘quoted’ bit doesn’t translate into ‘electoral colleges’.
            But it’s the same problem that prompted the push for it.
            (gerrymandering the voting lines when in power, especially in close-call areas with voters of variety, or large tracts of land with few on them, to make sure your party has an edge the next time, is a favourite of ‘party politicians’.)
            HAVING More parties helps people who lean toward a specific problem, which can be seen as affecting everyone that ‘parties’ never address (such as pollution), helps a bit better, but only until there are too many parties which then become fixated on their own local desires and don’t take in a ‘world view’ concept attempting to be running a whole country. And yet, ‘Power Political Parties’ only want money rolling in for them and their own desires too.
            ‘Democracy’ tends to bog down with rising populations of what are really, individuals in various communities. One reason it’s been the most difficult system to maintain.
            Perhaps the only ‘true’ democracy would be one that puts out a Referendum to ALL the population every time an important ‘law’ needs to be passed.
            But then, who thinks that more than 50% would take the time to think about it and send back an answer – people generally being the doofuses they are. :-)) Already have a thing about ‘signing for a pollster’ in some spots ‘creating’ making a law – and THAT is a very low %age of a whole population then running it when that’s applied.
            Yet we know from history (or should know, if educated) that a vast majority actually voting for ‘one’ of the doofuses and his party has a great chance of turning into a dictatorship, with that one unusual election becoming the last one.
            SO – where in all of ‘life’ would you search for ‘fair’?
            Try for some ‘rules for all’ … and make sure, when it’s good, that people stick to them.

          • Y K

            Italy has been “tweaking” its electoral system for the last 20-plus years, with similarly disastrous results. Fixing the rules to fix the game is rarely “fair”.

          • 5thDrawer

            With more or less ‘parties’ than Greece or Israel?
            They went sort of that way, and STILL can’t stop earthquakes, which tweek them all.
            Even the Mafia feel it.

          • Y K

            “With more or less ‘parties’ than Greece or Israel? ”
            Does it matter? Both Greece and Israel are quite dissatisfied with their proportional systems. Both have been “tweaking” them lately, in order to make them less, not more, proportional. It’s hard to say that the tweakings have achieved any positive results. Once again: winning the game by fixing the rules – almost never cool.

  • Hind Abyad

    Deir Yassin Red Cross visit

    “Jacques de Reynier, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Palestine, and his assistant Dr. Alfred Engel, visited Deir Yassin on April 11. In his personal memoirs, published in 1950, Reynier wrote: “a total of more than 200 dead, men, women, and children. About 150 cadavers have not been preserved inside the village in view of the danger represented by the bodies’ decomposition. They have been gathered, transported some distance, and placed in a large trough (I have not been able to establish if this is a pit, a grain silo, or a large natural excavation). … [One body was] a woman who must have been eight months pregnant, hit in the stomach, with powder burns on her dress indicating she’d been shot point-blank.”[42] He wrote that he had encountered a “cleaning-up team” when he arrived the village.

    The gang [the Irgun detachment] was wearing country uniforms with helmets. All of them were young, some even adolescents, men and women, armed to the teeth: revolvers, machine-guns, hand grenades, and also cutlasses in their hands, most of them still blood-stained. A beautiful young girl, with criminal eyes, showed me hers still dripping with blood; she displayed it like a trophy. This was the “cleaning up” team, that was obviously performing its task very conscientiously.

    I tried to go into a house. A dozen soldiers surrounded me, their machine-guns aimed at my body, and their officer forbade me to move … I then flew into one of the most towering rages of my life, telling these criminals what I thought of their conduct, threatening them with everything I could think of, and then pushed them aside and went into the house

    …I found some bodies, cold. Here the “cleaning up” had been done with machine-guns, then hand grenades. It had been finished off with knives, anyone could see that … as I was about to leave, I heard something like a sigh. I looked everywhere, turned over all the bodies, and eventually found a little foot, still warm. It was a little girl of ten, mutilated by a hand grenade, but still alive ..

    After his inspection, the Irgun asked him to sign a document to say he had been received courteously and thanking them for their help. When he refused, they told him he would sign it if he valued his life. “The only course open to me was to convince them that I did not value my life in the least,” he wrote.

    Menachem Begin hailed the taking of Deir Yassin as a “splendid act of conquest” that would serve as a model for the future: in a note to his commanders he wrote: ‘Tell the soldiers: you have made history in Israel with your attack and your conquest. Continue thus until victory. As in Deir Yassin, so everywhere, we will attack and smite the enemy. God, God, Thou has chosen us for conquest.'[59]

    • Rudy1947

      “Dr. Alfred Engel of Magen David Adom, Palestine Jewry’s equivalent of a Red Cross. In contrast to de Reynier’s hair-raising tales about trying to get into Deir Yassin, Engel recalled that “We entered the village easily. The only ones there were the dissidents [IZL and Lehi],” and they were busy “loading bodies onto trucks.” Engel accompanied de Reynier into the houses. “In the houses there were casualties, a total of about 100 men, women, and children,” he recalled. “It was terrible. I did not see any signs of defilement, mutilation, or rape.” It is noteworthy that in contrast to de Reynier, who claimed that many of the dead Arabs had been “finished off with knives, anyone could see that,” Dr. Engel, who saw the corpses along with de Reynier, made no reference to seeing anyone who had been “finished off with knives.” Engel’s estimate of 100 dead also contrasted sharply with de Reynier’s of 350.66 “

      • 5thDrawer

        Two different receptions, obviously … two different estimates from two different moments.
        Where is some desired ‘accuracy’, then?? And after this amount of time?? Where??
        Perhaps in still-secret documents … but then, why keep things hidden now?

        • Hind Abyad

          Document from the time.

          “Albert Einstein December 4, 1948
          TO THE EDITORS OF THE NEW YORK TIMES:

          Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the “Freedom Party” (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.

          Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the “Freedom Party” (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine”.

          http://www.globalresearch.ca/albert-einsteins-letter-warning-of-zionist-facism-in-israel/5438170

      • Omega

        “350.66”? WTH is that? 350 point 66 bodies?

        Either way 1000, “355.66” or 100 – it was a massacre of Palestinian civilians by Talmudic terrorists.

        • Rudy1947

          It’s a special Mossad code.

          • Omega

            It’s a special code in the Rudy1947 programming: ERROR.

        • 5thDrawer

          Perhaps the 10-yr-old still alive … killed by .66% … doesn’t say ‘rescued’ and take to a state-of-the-art Israeli hospital. But would be accurate to the moment of finding. 😉

          • Omega

            Hahaha, yes. 🙂

          • Y K

            Disjointed drivel – and a lame attempt at irony – again. Intaking less magic mushrooms and more solid food may be the way to go, mate. 🙂

          • Heb Alba

            Are you mating all year round?
            Monkeys reproduce year round ;-l

        • Hind Abyad

          For the record the letter continue
          Attack on Arab Village

          “A shocking example was their behavior in the Arab village of Deir Yassin. This village, off the main roads and surrounded by Jewish lands, had taken no part in the war, and had even fought off Arab bands who wanted to use the village as their base. On April 9 (THE NEW YORK TIMES), terrorist bands attacked this peaceful village, which was not a military objective in the fighting, killed most of its inhabitants? 240men, women, and children – and kept a few of them alive to parade as captives through the streets of Jerusalem.
          Most of the Jewish community was horrified at the deed, and the Jewish Agency sent a telegram of apology to King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan. But the terrorists, far from being ashamed of their act, were proud of this massacre, publicized it widely, and invited all the foreign correspondents present in the country to view the heaped corpses and the general havoc at Deir Yassin. The Deir Yassin incident exemplifies the character and actions of the Freedom Party.

          http://www.globalresearch.ca/a

  • Omega

    I hope YaLibnan has good servers. The crimes of Balfour/Zionism are endless.

    Part 3 to ∞ should follow …

    • Y K

      Whatever happened to YahoodiLibnan, retard? 🙂

  • Y K

    This piece of drivel is in two parts? Wow. 🙂

    • Heb Alba

      “Morris writes that the Irgun and Lehi troops began pillaging the houses and corpses, stealing money and jewelery from the survivors, and burning corpses. Morris also wrote that there were cases of mutilation and rape. Many of the eyewitness accounts come from Haganah officers.

      Eliahu Arbel, Operations Officer B of the Haganah’s Etzioni Brigade, arrived at the scene on April 10. “I have seen a great deal of war,” he said years later, “but I never saw a sight like Deir Yassin.” Morris writes that the most detailed report comes from Meir Pa’il, a Palmach intelligence officer who said he visited the village on April 9 to observe the operation on behalf of the Haganah:

      The dissidents [Irgun and Lehi] were going about the village robbing and stealing everything: Chickens, radio sets, sugar, money, gold and more … Each dissident walked about the village dirty with blood and proud of the number of persons he had killed. Their lack of education and intelligence as compared to our soldiers, the Haganah was apparent..”

  • Y K

    The incredibly influential “IntifadaPalestine” website has the following summary of Stuart Littlewood’s illustrious career:

    “Stuart Littlewood worked on jet fighters in the RAF then pursued a career in industrial marketing.

    More recently he worked as a freelance and with innovation consultancies. Psychology degree Exeter University, Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Served as a Cambridgeshire county councillor 1993-7 and on the Police Authority. Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. Since retiring has been a newspaper columnist and produced two photo-documentary books.”

    A pity they never mentioned what this world-famous expert was doing during his prolonged bouts of unemployment. 🙂

    • Heb Alba

      Big deal littleyakawaco
      “According to the Irgun’s leader Menachem Begin “Arabs throughout the country were seized with limitless panic and started to flee for their lives. This mass flight soon developed into a maddened, uncontrollable stampede. The political and economic significance of this development can hardly be overestimated…”

      “According to Palestinians “The massacre of Palestinians at Deir Yassin is one of the most significant events in 20th century Palestinian and Israeli history. This is not because of its size or its brutality, but because it stands as the starkest early warning of a calculated depopulation of over 700,000 Palestinian inhabitants to make room for survivors of the Holocaust and other Jews from the rest of the world.”

      • Y K

        The Moron Formerly Known as Dumbyad has a new legal name! Poor TAFKAP is spinning in his grave. 🙂

        • O’Matrix

          When I got the impression that Hind = Heb Alba is more than a ‘lebanese’, she knows planty about israelis and the hebrew lounge.
          If she don’t work for some ‘agency’ then she must have palestinian arab roots.

          A reply about my impression comes from 5thDrawer…..
          (2 days ago)
          “She has told you everything about her. Get off the ‘Hind theory-trips’.”

          ” ‘Democracy’ tends to bog down with rising populations of what are really, individuals in various communities.”…?

          .. “Even the Mafia feel it.”, the lebanese Mafia in EU?

          • Y K

            Sorry to disappoint you, mate: she’s a borderline psychiatric patient who knows absolutely nothing. Sadly, from my experience, that pretty much describes the mental state of the majority of (half-)”educated” Arabs and Muslims you encounter both online and in real life.

        • Heb Alba

          Great comment, illiterate YK-U- Sac

          • O’Matrix

            Wow, Latin…
            The Hyena Alba is now “A flowered shrub rose, of the hybrid Rosa × alba” in Latin 💤💤💤…

      • Rudy1947

        “………an interview with Hazem Nusseibeh, a member of one of Jerusalem’s most prominent Arab families. In 1948 he was an editor of the Palestine Broadcasting Service’s Arabic news.In this interview with the BBC he admits that in 1948 he was instructed by Hussein Khalidi, a prominent Palestinian Arab leader, to fabricate claims of atrocities at Deir Yassin in order to encourage Arab regimes to invade the expected Jewish state. He made this damming admission in explaining why the Arabs failed in the 1948 war. He said “this was our biggest mistake”, because Palestinians fled in terror and left the country in huge numbers after hearing the atrocity claims.”

        Deir Yassin is an overhyped battle that did more good for the establishment of Israel.

        • Heb Alba

          From Maurice Ostroff.. ? Founder member of the international Coalition of Hasbara Volunteers, better known by its acronym CoHaV, (star in Hebrew), a world-wide umbrella organization of volunteers active in combating anti-Israel media and political bias and in promoting the positive side of Israel.

          Like this “Bias”?
          1930 Zionist poster
          Syrian soldiers eat babies.
          That’s a FACT.
          Think of the children.
          Make those monsters pay.
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89e90f5f11aef4d199c6aded8fd3dc5b01e8738a92b0b93564802787ed6bd0b7.jpg

          • Rudy1947

            You must be trying to sell that poster on eBay. Otherwise it’s a worn out picture.

            Another Hasbara reference……lmaof!!!

          • O’Matrix

            HebAlba’s “1930 Zionist poster”…. I don’t get it how Hinda Wassau turned this to a Zionist Poster – you don’t find the word Zionist or Jew on this poster.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42db00b5928cb96895d6b308c91735854b6c793f3bbed0bedf687218338138f9.jpg
            Russian Propaganda Posters!

          • Rudy1947

            The Lebanese Hindburger sees Zionists in food labels, footprints in the snow and probably during her sleep.

          • 5thDrawer

            ( the artist didn’t have ‘copyright’ rules figured out very well … became ‘open domaine’ … and seemingly was used by various propagandists playing their own words and sides.
            Wars generally ‘capture’ the ideas of lazy people who feel a need to say something … wonder who’s holding the original .. hmmm … )

          • O’Matrix

            Blind…..?
            Russian Propaganda Posters!
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42db00b5928cb96895d6b308c91735854b6c793f3bbed0bedf687218338138f9.jpg
            You wonder who’s holding the original .. hmmm….

          • HebAlba

            Guest Ohhh…Yeahhh…Matrix

          • Rudy1947

            And that is supposed to mean what?

          • O’Matrix

            Halba turned you to be “Guest Ohhh…Yeahhh…Matrix”

            (Hebalbaxit 🐍 is meaningless without Islamexit….)

          • O’Matrix

            Zzz, Zzz, Zzz…

          • Y K

            “1930 Zionist poster”

            How can anybody, even a dumber-than-dumb Arab Nazi, be so retarded?

            Any chance of you commenting on anything connected to what used to be Lebanon, by the way? You know, since you claim to be Lebanese, or something.

          • HebAlba

            Answer, pissinpants..is it a fact ‘Syrian soldiers eat babies’?Zionist propaganda posters from the 1930’s ..switching to Lebanon, has no relevance coward Hasbara.
            Zionists destroyed the Middle East.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29c19130c8bd0eb56e2b5cfc04aae1fb3641e40ce5d08863c95d467bc2f5e595.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0539b6364f0b78ef10e9e0e6f167f3b4920b10695b1b1da701e54e29c7d8a139.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7fcb1903fea5deccb60691475a74de1589e6ce8631bad2c5e33df7b4edd906fc.jpg Jabotinsky 1920’s poster. Zionism is a menace to the World

          • O’Matrix

            Make up your mind Hinda Wassau, “Zionists destroyed the Middle East”, or “Zionism is a World menace”.
            Salafism is a World menace!
            The Middle East with the Zionists still exist, the destroyer of the Middle East are the arabs themselves that didn’t wake up earlier to eliminate the ISIS.

          • HebAlba

            Stupid O..
            Salafi group, which has clashed with Hamas in Gaza, said that it hoped its rocket attacks on the South would prompt Israel to retaliate against its rival Hamas.

            “Today, we are renewing our rocket attacks against Jewish settlements near the Gaza Strip in order to avoid a war against Hamas whose security forces have recently started arresting Salafi jihadists,” the statement read.

            “We believe that this problem will be solved by steering the compass against the Jews, thereby preventing the negative repercussions of Hamas’s oppressive moves against Salafi groups,” the organization added.”

            “The Middle East with the Zionists still exist.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5fb789a46013963c8d9f1191247c989170fb8e280dc98b166b5b6ad1c9305a43.jpg

          • O’Matrix

            Stupid Halba….
            Don’t bother me with your Salafi group in Gaza, they are relevant with the salafist I referring to.
            Those salafists are the problem of the Gazans.

            We just had completed a string of raids that were carried out across Germany early on Tuesday morning against suspected “Islamic State” (IS) sympathizers.
            According to news agency dpa, the raids took place in more than 200 homes and offices across 10 federal states.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6e0bf9a655523862ba114e46f02269b79b76261e10becd46f56e33ea013185d7.jpg
            Authorities carried out searches targeting individuals belonging to the “True Religion” Salafist group (“Die wahre Religion”), who have stirred up controversy for passing out a particularly fundamentalist translation of the Koran – managed to get a copy (pretending to be interested in Islam) of this fundamentalist translation of the Quran.

            “The Middle East with the Zionists still exist.”, but unfortunately some counties are partly in ruins (as you so perfectly producing with your photoshop colage) or in war caused by themselves.

          • Y K

            Great posters, by the way. 🙂

          • 5thDrawer

            (early ISISies)

          • HebAlba

            “Yitzhak Levy head of Haganah Intelligence wrote on April 13:
            “LHI [Lehi] members tell of the barbaric behavior of the – IZL- [Irgun] toward the prisoners and the dead. They also relate that the – IZL- men raped a number of Arab girls and murdered them afterward(…)”

          • Y K

            Levy (also known under his nickname Levitze) was a good soldier and an even better historian. You’re not worth the tip of his fingernal.

    • HebAlba
      • Y K

        He was right when he was mooching off the welfare state? Well, you’re the expert, so I’ll have to take your word for that. 🙂

        • HebAlba

          Israel Is the United States’ Biggest Welfare Recipient.
          “Americans are dealing with their own economic issues; budget cuts in the public sector, unemployment, high taxes, and low wages are hitting home the hardest. However, what most Americans don’t realize is that this economic instability and decline in quality of life could be demonstrably improved by cutting U.S. foreign aid to the greatest welfare recipient and benefactor of American taxpayers—Israel. Americans should be asking, ‘Who signed me up?’ Who signed up Americans for a 10-year, $30 billion tax-payer commitment for Israeli welfare and military aid?”

          http://addictinginfo.org/2014/09/15/israel-is-the-united-states-biggest-welfare-recipient/
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/878ec0e8fc99bb466c075c2481e734514a3786aab862277880adcf8fdee3b542.jpg

          • O’Matrix

            If “Israel Is the United States’ Biggest Welfare Recipient.”, why did they vote Donald Trump as the next US president when Americans are dealing with; budget cuts in the public sector, unemployment, high taxes, and low wages that are hitting home the hardest.

            The next US president elect is Donald Trump that express that he will move the american embassy to Jerusalem and protect Israel if needed.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/defd8e5d4c149eec7e21a013e628ea2d97a2832b8b2bfd7f4b899dc5b89b2097.jpg
            Will Americans be asking, ‘Who signed me up?’ for Israeli welfare and military aid when Donald Trump is the new boss?

          • 5thDrawer

            ‘Popularly’, the 48% who voted didn’t vote Trump. Which is they are running around the streets in bewilderment lately. 😉

          • O’Matrix

            It’s like the BREXIT voting….
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0e5b1f67aacbd17ca0cfeca9dd3b4e100e13123b4a18cbdbcd5323afa25a5b44.jpg
            You have to laugh at the stupid British, quarreling with themselves over something that will be completely irrelevant in just a few decades.
            Without getting rid of Islam and Muslims from their country – which they’ll never do – whether or not the UKistan exits from the European Union (EU) just doesn’t matter.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/311dc5212a13fd827822575259201254daf2304e9f7b2d969f2b125e8f1ac758.jpg
            Brexit is meaningless without Islamexit.

          • HebAlba

            Blocked stupid O

          • Y K

            Haven’t you blocked him like ten times already, retard? Well, I guess eleventh time’s the charm. 🙂

          • Rudy1947

            Tell me Hind Libnan, how much of the US budget deals with foreign aid?

          • 5thDrawer

            Look it up on the wonderful net, for yourself.

          • Rudy1947

            Already have, perhaps you and Hind should look it up as well.

          • 5thDrawer

            Then you know how much you help Americans too. 😉

          • Rudy1947

            I am American.

          • HebAlba

            Hey the “American”, look up Zionist ethnic cleansing going on since Balfour
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c26238a255a6cb7c3fd3482e0bedc70101a5f438ad8e79e9c0238e56a4e2ba6f.jpg Israel compelled a Palestinian family to demolish their own home in Occupied Jerusalem today-Part of their systematic Ethnic Cleansing plan

          • Y K

            The Zionists’ biggest crime is, undoubtedly, cleansing you from your picturesque shithole home village all the way to Canada’s frozen wasteland. 🙂

          • O’Matrix

            Do you trust the wonderful net?
            Isn’t the wonderful net owned by Jews (zionists)?

        • HebAlba

          mooching off the welfare state for Aipac