On the 65th anniversary of the UN resolution that created Israel by partitioning British-mandate Palestine into Israeli and Palestinian states, the UN voted 138 to 9, recognizing the State of Palestine as a “non-member observer State.” The Czech Republic was the only European country to vote against the measure. She had learned from her past and stated: “we strongly believe that solutions cannot be imposed from the outside because they do not work.”
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas launched his “diplomatic Intifada” against Israel from Moscow where he had sought Russian help. Palestinian officials have said that vote paved the way for Palestine to join 63 international institutions, conventions, and treaties.
On April 1st (Abib 1) at a PLO meeting in Ramallah, Abbas formally requested membership in 15 UN international organizations and international treaties for the “State of Palestine.” Going to the UN means the potential of going for an Independent State and access to the International Criminal Court.
The UN Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestine, Richard Falk, accused Israel of pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and creating unbearable conditions for the minority. Falk, an ethnic Jewish expert in international law stated that Israeli policies have “unacceptable characteristics of colonialism, apartheid, and ethnic cleansing.” The UN, Arab League, and others are setting up Israel like Czechoslovakia was in 1938. The goal is division and ultimate betrayal and invasion.
Just look at the similarities:
- Both Czechoslovakia and Israel were supposed “artificially” created by the Allied powers following WWI. (Czechoslovakia was created by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, and Palestine divided by the UN after WW2).
- Both Czechoslovakia and Israel had large minority populations from the defeated nations (Germans and Arabs).
- Both Czechoslovakia and Israel were islands of liberal democracy in a sea of authoritarian regimes
- Both Czechoslovakia and Israel were accused of mistreating their minority groups.
- Both Czechoslovakia and Israel made many mistakes that cost the lives of civilians on both sides of the conflict.
- Both Czechoslovakia and Israel were small nations. Both had a strong military.
- Both countries’ very existence was being threatened by German and Arab movements that derived their power from the nationalist sentiment of their people’s (the German Reich or Arab-Islamic League)
- Both Germans and Arabs wanted to reclaim the “glory” of their former defeated empires and believed that they needed to correct the “injustice” that was supposedly done to them by the establishment of Czechoslovakia and Israel, respectively.
- Both German and Arab regimes prevented a peaceful resolution to the (manufactured) conflicts with Czechoslovakia and Israel.
- Sudeten Germans refused all reconciliation proposals until Czechoslovakia was forced to capitulate to British and French demands and give the Sudetenland to Germany. Israel will find herself in that position soon.
- Palestinians (at the instruction of Arab leaders) refuse to recognize the Jewish State while insisting on the return of 6 million Palestinian refugees into Israel proper (an act which would in effect destroy the Jewish State).
- In both cases Western powers were slow to understand the dynamics of the conflict. They did not see the big picture, and they gradually acquiesced to German or Arab demands with the hope of achieving “peace for our time.”
Using the poor oppressed Palestinians as the cause – the UN and others will divide and sanction and ultimately betray Israel. As in 1938 the great powers of Britain and the USA and Europe will side with the aggressor.