Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Do They Have A Right To The Land?
I am not talking only about the fact God gave it to them. That truth doesn't hold much weight to the present day groups' of people who are fighting them. No. What I am going to point out is that they have a title deed.
It was granted to them a long time ago. Not as long as the Bible. More like 1917 and the Balfour Declaration written by the British foreign secretary James Balfour declaring a Jewish "National Home" in Palestine.
In 1921 Winston Churchill stated, "It is manifestly right that the Jews who are scattered all over the world should have a natural centre and a natural home where some of them may be reunited. And where else could that be but in the land of Palestine, with which for more than 3000 years they have been intimately and profoundly associated."
It was article 22 of the covenant of the League of Nations. that transferred the sovereignty of the land to the Jews. This was as a result of decision made by the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied Powers, The United States, The United Kingdom, France,Italy, and Japan Jacques Gautier stated, "These five nations...had the legal power of disposition. They're the key victorious nations and they had the legal title by way of peace treaties and they can turn around and give it to others. You can't give rights to others unless you have the right to give them territorial sovereignty.".
Palestine defines a geographical area not a culture or people. Palestine is a word used by the Romans. Before the establishment of the State of Israel, Jews were called Palestinians
They were given, so to speak, a title deed. They have a right to be there. They are not thieves. They have not taken some else's land. Since it is their land they have aright to be treated properly as others who have been able to enjoy the rights they have been given. Since Jerusalem is under international law and the land was given to them under international law they belong there and have a right to exist.