The World response to the Palestinians is reminiscent of the way a teacher responds to the one wicked child in the class. You know: the child who is at different times: noisy, rude, impertinent, impolite, uncivil, discourteous, disrespectful contemptuous; disruptive; obstinate, insolent, recalcitrant, lacking a moral compass.
The teacher spends most of her time with that “wicked” child. Maybe 80% of the day. The rest of the class gets but a bit of her attention.
The world spends 80% of its time dealing with the Palestinians because they are no different from that “wicked” recalcitrant child: noisy; rude; impertinent; impolite; uncivil; discourteous; disrespectful; contemptuous; disruptive; obstinate, insolent; recalcitrant; lacking a moral compass. And then some, because they have access to weapons.
While the UN, EU and USA deal with the temper tantrums of the Palestinians the rest of the world burns. How often do the media report on Somalia; Yemen; The Democratic Republic of Congo; The rapes in Nigeria thanks to Boko Haram; the miserable lives of the Dalit in India; The problems in Argentina, Brazil, Central America; China and Japan in the South China Sea; North Korea and South Korea sinking each other’s ships; The needs of the Haitians.
In order to keep Palestinians quiet for just a moment, like the teacher who appeases the “wicked” child, the UN, EU and USA mollify them hoping that there will be but a moment of peace and time to care for the others in need. But like all recalcitrant children who learn how to play the game, work the system, the Palestinians know if they apply enough pressure ,make enough noise that they will get the attention they want and the “cookie” that will silence them until the next tantrum.
Remember back in September when Abbas screamed “We will not forsake our country and we will keep every inch of our land…The Al-Aqsa Mosque is ours. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is ours as well. They have no right to desecrate the mosque with their dirty feet, we won’t allow them to do that.” Remember he screamed this after he had his bullies cowardly attack Jews over the Temple Mount.
Then later in October the Palestinians cried again about something (does it matter?) and in order to appease them UNESCO agreed to present a draft affirming “that the Buraq Plaza is an integral part of al-Aksa Mosque/al-Haram al-Sharif.” This was done despite the fact that it is well known that the Temple Mount was built by and belongs to the Jews. Never let a fact get in the way of Jew hatred. And then Matvei Tcepliaev discovered a 3,000-year-old seal — engraved limestone about the size of a thimble, with a hole at one end so it could be hung from a string — from the time of King David. And he found it buried in the hundreds of tons of earth and rock that had been illegally excavated from below the Temple Mount in the late 1990s by the Muslim Waqf.
Abbas then accused Israel of imposing collective punishment on Palestinians: house demolitions and the displacement of dozens of Palestinian families. He accused Israel of committing “violations” against Islamic and Christian holy sites, including the Aqsa Mosque. Abbas said that Israel’s measures would pave the way for the eruption of a “bitter religious conflict that we don’t want.”
And now Abbas is screaming to the UN-save us from those Israelis! He spoke before a special session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (headed by Saudi Arabia) and includes Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Argentina, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Venezuela and Arab Emirates, all countries with sterling human rights records.
“We want your protection. We want the protection of the world. We can no longer bear all these sanctions, all these attacks perpetrated by the settlers and the Israeli army. We need protection and we look to you, protect us, protect us, we need you.” He screams this while Israelis are being murdered by Abbas sanctioned terrorists.
Perhaps the time has come to give the Palestinians-those bullies, liars, the fairy-tale story tellers a much-needed time out. Get them out of the sandbox until they learn how to play nicely with the others. And at the same time, give the rest of us time to change our foolish ways-our enabling behavior.
While Abbas is having his temper tantrum over his enforced time-out, let’s release the Levy Report so we can give him something to really cry about. Let him spend the rest of whatever time he has left on this earth to justify the right of Arabs to live in Eretz Yisrael.
Special Thank you to Arlene Kushner for the summary of the Levy Report
In November 1917, British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour endorsed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This is known as the Balfour Declaration.
In July 1922, the League of Nations unanimously passed the Mandate for Palestine, which was based on the San Remo Resolution, the first international legal document that recognized the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
After WWII, the League of Nations ceased to exist, and the United Nations was established. Chapter XII of the Charter of the UN deals with the “International Trusteeship System,” which applies to the Mandate system.
Once known unofficially as the Jewish People’s clause, Article 80 of this chapter preserved intact all the rights granted to Jews under the Mandate for Palestine. The UN Charter is an international treaty, and as such binding in international law.
In 1947, Great Britain declared her intention to turn the Mandate for Palestine back to the UN because Arab reactions against Israel’s rights in Palestine were severely problematic.
November 29, 1947, the General Assembly passed Resolution 181, which called for the partition of Palestine into a state for the Jews and a state for the Arabs. (Note: NOTHING was said about a “Palestinian state or Palestinian Arabs.) : General Assembly resolutions carry no weight in international law. Its resolutions are only recommendations. The General Assembly recommended that Palestine be divided.
The Jews accepted the resolution, the Arabs rejected it. Thus, Resolution 181 was null and void. It carried no weight whatsoever. This means that the Mandate was still in effect – nothing in international law had superseded it.
Following the war of 1948-9 Israel and Jordan signed an armistice agreement. The line between Israel and Jordan was an armistice line. Jordan demanded that it be stated in the armistice agreement that this was a temporary line and that the final border had to be determined by negotiations. This armistice line, which was often referred to as the Green Line, was temporary. And yet the Palestinian Arabs and their supporters refer to it as the 1967 “border” and insist that Israel must withdraw to it. There is no basis for this demand in international law.
When Israel took all of Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967, she was only moving into unclaimed Mandate land. Israel cannot be an occupier in land that according to international law belonged to her in the first place.