British Parliament debate on recognising Palestine as a state

An open letter to British MP’s who intend to support the vote to recognize Palestine as a State.

Dear MP’s,

Tomorrow, October 13th is your opportunity to debate how British recognition of a Palestinian State could have any benefit to the region, the Palestinian people, the Israeli people and the many other displaced peoples of the world. In order for this resolution to have any impact whatsoever one must consider what it would mean if it was to be successful?

Of course many peoples consider they have the right to their own state, their own self-determination, their own cultures and traditions, the right to nation build, to take their seat at the United Nations, and to be a Nation in their own right. The question we need to ask ourselves is does the British Parliament reward those who shout the loudest, those who kill the most, those who have been offered peace and as such a Nation many times in the last 50+ years and every time have said no? Why should the British Parliament actually debate the rights of Palestinian Arabs when Palestinian Arabs have little or no rights in the lands of their fellow Arabs? And why have the Palestinians who have a population of around 11 million got more right to their own state over say the 35 million Kurds or 77 million Tamil’s or the 60 million Sindhi or the 8 million Catalans & Taters and 6 million Tibetans, I could go on and on. Why are these people’s rights to a state of their own not being debated in the British Parliament? Is it because in the main, they haven’t gone about highlighting their claims with a catalogue of terror attacks across the World against those they consider to be ‘occupying’ their land?

What message this debate tomorrow really sends out to those people without a state is simply this, whatever you do, don’t ever accept any offer of statehood unless those that are giving it are to be made as stateless as you are now? Don’t challenge the World decision makes and their policies through words, challenge with the trigger of a gun or a mortar rocket or a terror attack! In this way eventually you are guaranteed to be rewarded with a seat at the table of Nations.

Of course one would desire to see peace in every hostile situation, especially those that have been like a weeping sore for so many years. However peace or even quiet is eventually achieved giving recognition to Palestinians who within their own charter don’t even recognize the legitimate rights of Israel to exist as the Jewish homeland, who even now plan terror attacks against those they intend to negotiate a peace with and even murder their own political opponents to remain in power is a complete and utter mistake. It’s tantamount to the British Parliament entering into peace talks with the IRA before the IRA had announced an end to the violent struggle and de-commissioned their weapons. Without the bravery of the IRA to give up its weapons and denounce violence the Northern Ireland Good Friday agreement would never of happened. The British Government would never have entertained discussions and agreements with IRA terrorists until they gave up their weapons, why then should Israel negotiate with those who still plan for their destructions through violence? In the end the recognition of the State of Palestine is rewarding terror and violence before those terrorist have renounced it. What a brilliant reward for the hand of terror.

About the Author
Howard Klineberg is an English Jew who has always been passionately supporting Israel. At just 16 years of age his late father prevented him going on tour to Israel as he knew Howard probably wouldn't have returned to the UK. Howard is a member of the Leeds Lobby Network who work on numerous campaigns supporting Israel, recently Howard was instrumental in persuading his local member of the UK Parliament to resign from his party's friends of Palestine group.