At the time of the British Balfour Declaration in 1917, after taking the land from the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the short worded document made clear the intentions of what had recently become the British territory of Palestine.
“November 2nd, 1917
Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
“His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Arthur James Balfour “
There was no mention of an Arab state being created out of the Palestinian territory of Britain, which is where Israel, and Jordan exist, today. Only, that there would be a Jewish state, where Arabs rights were guaranteed, under the law.
If Palestine were an Arab state, at any point in recorded history, why was there no mention of them? Because there never was an Arab Palestinian nation, nor any nation called Palestine, ever.
When the Ottomans conquered the land in 1517, they gave no independent statehood under Arab rule, but held Palestine as a territory.
“Following the Ottoman conquest in 1517, the Land was divided into four districts and attached administratively to the province of Damascus and ruled from Istanbul. At the outset of the Ottoman era, an estimated 1,000 Jewish families lived in the country, mainly in Jerusalem, Nablus (Shechem), Hebron, Gaza, Safed (Tzfat) and the villages of Galilee. The community was comprised of descendants of Jews who had never left the Land as well as immigrants from North Africa and Europe.”
Not only did the Ottoman Empire never allow their Palestinian territory to be an independent Arab nation, but there were also Jewish people living primarily in Jerusalem.
In 1922, the League of Nations created the more wordier, Palestine Mandate, which was a mandate on Britain to force action on the Balfour Declaration.
From the Mandate:
“Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing nonJewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country; and
Whereas recognition has thereby been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country;”
The Mandate did not include mention of any Arab nation, only a Jewish one due to Jewish historical connections. Had there been anything historical tied in that was not of a Jewish nature, It would have been mentioned in the Mandate.
Again, Jews were required to give equal rights to Arabs living there, which was never a problem for the Jewish population.
There is no mention of a two-state solution, until UN Resolution 181 was written in 1947, creating two independent nations to placate Arab hostilities towards Jewish people. A Jewish state, which became Israel, and an Arab state, which became Jordan.
Israel accepted, unlike Jordan, who never had a war to establish themselves.
Israel had a War of Independence against Arab nations who wanted to continue Hitler’s work of killing Jews, including the newly formed Jordan. There was no interest in a two-state solution by anyone, except the Jewish people, and Arabs who sided with them.
1947 was the first mention of a two-state solution, which Israel still supports. Otherwise, the two nations would remain at war.
Those who call themselves Palestinians today, which are non-Israeli Arabs (Jordanians), do so with no historical basis, at all. There is nothing to support the claim that there must be another two-state solution, with no acknowledgement of the first.
They act as if Jordan was never part of the Palestinian territory, prior to creating two nations, which makes them ignorant out of hatred through propaganda that ignores historical fact.
Rather than giving in to the pressure of peace for land, which only serves as a means to carry out terrorist attacks closer to Israelis, like what Hamas recently did, those non-Israeli Arabs should be sent to Jordan, since that is where the Arabs in the former Palestinian territory, exists.
Ignoring the truth of the two-state solution that was created decades ago, gets Israelis and non-Israelis killed. Sending them to Jordan to sort out the Iranian backed terrorists from the non-terrorists is their responsibility, not Israels.