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D-D-Doubling down

Wherein Robert Spencer comes up with the most clever party-affiliation identifier for Alex Sandy From the Bronx Westchester yet conceived of.

Everything You Need to Know About the Israeli Occupation (That Is, Everything the Left Won’t Tell You)
There would be peace in the Middle East if Israel just ended its occupation, right?

That’s what the Squad wants you to think, anyway. The statements of the three primary members of this winsome leftist House coalition on the Hamas massacres in Israel had the distinct odor of canned talking points. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Make Mine A Double) issued a statement that said, “I condemn Hamas’ attack in the strongest possible terms.” That was a good start, but she then turned on a dime to blame it all on Israel: “No child and family should ever endure this kind of violence and fear, and this violence will not solve the ongoing oppression and occupation in the region.” Ongoing oppression and occupation, see? If Israel would just ease up on the poor Palestinians, Hamas jihadis would all open restaurants and shops, and peace would dawn upon the region.

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! I see what you did there, Robert; “Double” as in bartender terminology, or as in “bodacious Double-D hoo-ha’s”? Well done, buddy, well done indeed. Anyways. Onwards, to more serious matters.

So all three are in agreement: Israel’s occupation is the problem. It’s a shame that we don’t have any real journalists today, because someone should ask the same question to all three of them: “If Israel is occupying Palestinian land, can you please explain the basis in international law for Palestinian ownership of this land?” They all likely assume that there was a previous Palestinian state that the Israelis occupied and destroyed, but in reality, there has never been a Palestinian state of any kind, ever, at any point in history. There has been a region known as “Palestine” since 134AD, when the Romans applied that name to the land that had previously been known as Judea, that is, land of the Jews. But “Palestine” was akin to “Staten Island” — it was only the name of a region, never of a people or a nation.

By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire had sovereignty over the territory that is now Israel and the supposedly occupied land as well. The Ottoman Empire was, however, known by this time as “The Sick Man of Europe.” In the early 1920s, just before the empire fell altogether, it conceded control of Palestine and the land that came to be known as Transjordan and now as Jordan to the League of Nations. On July 24, 1922, the League granted administrative control over these territories to Britain with specific instructions to create a “national home for the Jewish people.”

Britain immediately turned over 77% of the Mandate to the Arabs to create Jordan but remained generally committed to establishing a Jewish national home in the remainder. This was known as the Mandate for Palestine. Sometimes Leftists point to it as the Palestinian state that supposedly predated Israel, but this claim relies on the ignorance of the fact that this British territory had been explicitly set aside for Jewish settlement; nine years before the founding of the modern state of Israel, a 1939 flag of “Palestine” sports a star of David.

When the State of Israel was founded in 1948, it immediately had to fight a war for its survival against the surrounding Arab nations that had vowed to destroy it. Then there was finally an occupation — in fact, two: Egypt occupied Gaza and Jordan occupied Judea and Samaria (which it renamed the West Bank). Israel won back those territories in the Six-Day War of 1967, but that was actually ending an occupation, not starting one: the only international law governing sovereignty over those territories stipulated that they were to be part of a national home for the Jewish people.

So from whom was the land stolen? Not from the Ottomans, who had ceded it to the League of Nations. Not from the league, which had granted administrative powers over it to the British. Not from the British, who only had it in order to help create a Jewish state there. And not from the Palestinians, who didn’t even exist until the 1960s, when the KGB and Yasir Arafat bestowed Palestinian nationality upon a group of Levantine Arabs as a rhetorical weapon to use against Israel.

And there you have it: the whole ball of wax, wrapped up so neatly and concisely even a shitlib Sooperdoopergenius© should be able to comprehend it. Please do note I said should, not will.


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  1. Um, not quite.

    The original British mandate also called for giving the Arabs then in the land in question a state alongside a Jewish homeland, and the Jewish state was far smaller than the current boundaries of Israel under the UN Plan Of Partition.

    One can Google the original boundaries of same, but suffice it to say it was a gerrymander that mainly ratified existing population locations as of 1947. Jerusalem, holy to both peoples, was to be an open city in perpetuity.

    The Jews, after the Holocaust, accepted the contiguous bi-national gerrymander without reservation.

    The Arabs, figuring they simply could kill the Jews on the ground and have the whole thing, opted not to accept the territory the mandate would grant them.

    Israel declared its independence according to the terms of the British mandate, the United States granted them diplomatic recognition, and the Arabs from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, as well as the inhabitants of the British mandate, attacked on all fronts to wipe the Jews out.

    And the Jews’ slapdash militia forces handed the combined Arab armies their asses on a platter in days. (Putin fans, stop me if you’ve heard this one.)

    When a ceasefire was declared, Israel had defended the lands that were to be theirs, and taken much of the land the Arabs there would have been granted, and established most of the borders of current Israel, less the West Bank, occupied by Jordanian Arabs,  and Gaza, occupied by Egyptian Arabs., and only half of Jerusalem.

    That’s how wars go: finders: keepers, losers: weepers.

    Pushing those two nations out of Gaza and the West Bank in the ’67 war returned those lands to Israeli control as well.

    Israel fought half a dozen wars for national survival between 1949 and 1974, and the Arabs have always come out second best. That’s why they’ve largely given up on conventional military action to kill the Jews out of Israel.

    The current adventure in Gaza promises to be another repeat of that, hopefully featuring Israel pushing every Arab out of Gaza in perpetuity, and formally annexing the land.

    How long they’ll patiently wait to do the same thing in the West Bank is an open question, but a salvo of rockets from thereabout will settle that question too.

    Their actual diplomatic neighbors don’t seem to be willing to play poker with Israeli nukes set aside for their capitols, and by pushing NGO Arab groups out of Israeli-controlled lands once and for all, any future attacks would put those cities right back in play.

    Israel has appeased the Arab zealots for 50 years, and last week they got the typical payback for appeasement.

    They’ll probably gain a much more harmonious outcome by adopting the Carthaginian Solution to the “Palestinian” problem.

    As Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir observed, “There will be peace in the Middle East when Arabs love their own children more than they hate ours.

    Hamas dug their own graves. Now they can lie in them.

    1. “That’s how wars go: finders: keepers, losers: weepers.”

      Got one in the hopper from Donald Sensing that kinda touches on this very thing, A-man.

      1. Oh, and for some odd reason, I keep wanting to refer to you as “Ace” here lately. I find myself typing it out, then having to go back and change it. No idea why, and no offense intended. So if I slip up and absently hit “Post” one of these fine days with “Ace” still intact, you’ll know why, at least. 😉

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