AJC: It's High Time For a Palestinian "Yes."Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:27
I just heard a radio ad sponsored by the Jewish organization AJC. It stated that in 1947, the U.N. (translation: the U.S.) offered the Arabs and Jews a "2-State Solution."
What they failed to mention was that this proposed "2-State Solution" meant that 750,000 Palestinians were first forced to MOVE AWAY from their homelands and THEN get a piece of what was left and agree to the terms.
Who in their right minds would agree to those kind of terms?
Sadly, most Americans are so ignorant of the history of the region that they'll go right along with AJC and nod their heads in agreement. And many will be newly mis-educated about the subject.
This is pure propaganda in its highest form.
Below is a link to the radio spot and the full text of this week's commentary is as follows:
Is history repeating itself again and again?
In 1947, the UN proposed to create two states – one Jewish, one Arab.
The Jews said yes, the Arabs no.
A year later, Israel was created.
Meanwhile, the West Bank and Gaza were in the Arab world’s hands.
A Palestinian state could have been declared at any time, but never was.
In 1967, in a war of self-defense, Israel took these lands and offered to talk peace.
The Arab world refused.
In 2000 and 2001, Israel tried again to strike a deal for a Palestinian state.
The answer? No.
Same thing in 2008. That Israeli offer, too, was rebuffed.
And now, Israel is trying yet again, releasing convicted Palestinian terrorists as a goodwill gesture.
But as yet no sign of Palestinian flexibility.
So many opportunities lost because of so many Palestinian “no’s”!Isn’t it high time for a Palestinian "yes"?
Visit us at ajc.org.
This is David Harris of AJC.
Radio Spot from AJC: