Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by Jos, May 2, 2011.
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Israel has a more serious problem. Israel has never legally acquired any Palestinian land.
One problem - palistan has never had any land.
The Courts of Palestine and Great Britain decided that title to the properties shown on the Ottoman Civil list had been ceded to the government of Palestine as an allied successor state.
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As a lover of history, Tinny, I know you'll dig this:
1. As a chemist, Weizmann had invented a process to produce cordite without using calcium acetate, which Germany possessed and Britain did not. Without cordite, Britain may have lost World War I, so Weizmann's process was necessary for the war effort. When Balfour asked what payment Weizmann required for the use of his process, Weizmann responded, "There is only one thing I want: A national home for my people." He eventually received both payments for his discovery and a role in the history of the origins of the state of Israel. The Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, committed the British Government to assisting in the creation of a Jewish homeland within what was then the Ottoman territory of Palestine, part of the province of Greater Syria. Anticipating victory over the Ottomans, the French and the British had already staked their claims to those territories in which they had particular interests, whether strategic, commercial, or both, in the Sykes-Picot Agreement of May 16, 1916. Britain was to administer Palestine, so the Balfour Declaration was more than a paper promise. Britain, however, had also made certain promises regarding territory to the Sharif of Mecca, Emir Hussein, so in the post-war context, Britain had to work out a compromise.
2. In due course, David Lloyd George offered to recommend Weizmann for an honour, but he declined and instead asked Lloyd George to support the campaign for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The result was the Balfour Declaration. On 2 November 1917, the Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour, stated a commitment by the British Government to "view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish People". This was the first time that the Government had firmly declared its support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
Clearly there was more to the establishment of Israel than the fortuitous discovery of a process for making acetone, but Weizmann's research gave him direct access to the most influential figures in British politics, and he continued to lobby and rally support for the next three decades. The State of Israel was founded in 1948, and 50 years ago this spring the Knesset elected Chaim Weizmann as its first President.Serendipity: The creation of Israel - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent
Yeah, one group of foreign criminals giving Palestine to another group of foreign criminals. I know the story.
Of course the Balfour declaration ran afoul of the League of Nations charter and the UN charter.
Cool, what was that sheikh's name, by the way?
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