Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Letter to Benjamin Netanyahu

To The Right Honorable Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel

Dear Sir,

"The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth."
Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

I implore you to cease and desist immediately the use of the word "border" in your speeches and discussions and refer to the correct historical term "Ceasefire Lines".

As an excellent spokesman for the State of Israel, with an extensive knowledge of English as though a native English speaker, you can comprehend the correct use of one word in the minds of the American public and the rest of the English speaking world. I have seen and heard you use this knowledge of the English language on countless occasions. This is why Mr. Prime Minister I implore you to correct this fallacy forthwith!

The connotation of the use of "1967 borders" is not "our" statement as you well know and we must stridently campaign to correct this misnomer! It is the Falestinians and their proponents, as I term them HOIZ's (Haters of Israel and Zion), who have used the term "1967 borders" in their mis-information campaign against Israel to brand Israel as an "Occupier". No borders have been established or recognized by the parties. Armistice lines do not establish borders, and the 1949 Armistice Agreements in particular specifically stated (at Arab insistence) that they were not creating permanent or de jure borders.

I strongly suggest that you expedite the use of this correct word usage, and it's connotations, to our immediate political advantage. You must take away the momentum of this fallacy from our opponents! I recommend that you begin by reiterating the true historical fact that Israel never had borders, only a "Green Line" or an "Armistice-Cease-fire- Line agreed upon at the 1949 Rhodes ceasefire agreement!


Additionally you should emphasize, as shown in the peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan, that only through true negotiations of give and take with painful compromises by both parties will a real and lasting peace be finally achieved with the Palestinians.


We must stress that Israel is attempting to arrange a true Peace Treaty with the establishment of actual borders! As a historian it must be re-emphasized to the entire world that Israel has shown itself time and time again willing to make painful compromises in land for peace. What is in utmost importance that must be stated repeatedly loudly and clearly is the historical fact that prior to the peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan, Israel never had any "borders".


I would furthermore like to remind you and the readers that when the Palestinian Mandate was written the Jews were recognized as cestui sue trust of the political rights to the area by the San Remo conference and embodied in the Treaty of Sèvres (Section VII, Art 94-97). This was finally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations on 24 July 1922.

It must also be emphasized again and again that the West Bank area was in fact "liberated" in 1967 from Jordanian Occupation. That the area of the so-called West Bank was a section of the League of Nations Mandated territory that was intended for a "Jewish Homeland". In the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 of November 29, 1947, the area became designated for the Palestinian State. The fact that the "Arabs of the Mandate" relinquished their right to the area by agreeing to Jordanian occupation from 1947 until 1967 is never mentioned anyway in the world press. And why is it that no pro “Falestinian” commentator has ever been able to explain why these so called “Arabs of the mandated Areas” did not claim the area allocated to them from Jordan and establish their country Palestine in the whole West Bank and Gaza immediately after the 1949 Rhodes cease fire agreement.

Mr. Prime Minister, Peace must be reached but not at the price of our existence. We want the Palestinians to recognize Israel as the Jewish State, yet we must also acknowledge their existence. You and the Foreign Office must use the world press to counter the mass of Palestinian mis-information and speak directly to the world audience. The time has come for brave steps but it has to be emphasized to President Obama and the world that peace can be resolved tomorrow by two steps.

The first get rid of UNWRA by cutting off all monetary aid forthwith.
Secondly have the Arab world stop the lie of the "Arab Refugees" and deal with their mistake.

Just as Israel absorbed 900,000 Jews of Arab lands and absorbed them and made them citizens of Israel. So must the surrounding Arab countries must admit their complicity in the "Nakhba" and do justice by absorbing the Palestinian refugees.


Most sincerely yours,

Yakov M

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