The Jews and Palestine, historical connection and historic right

by Berl Locker

Publisher: Palestine Labour Studies Group in London

Written in English
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Statementby Beryl Locker ; translated from the Yiddish by Joseph Leftwich.
SeriesPalestine Labour Studies -- no.11
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Open LibraryOL17302868M

  Here is a brief history of what has transpired with the Jewish people from 70 AD until the present time. History. 1. Right now, Israel has Lebanon to its north, Syria to its northeast, and Egypt to its southwest. The state of Israel was created out of the region formerly know as Palestine. Palestine was the Holy Land of the Bible.   The Jewish people’s right to settle in the Land of Palestine, their historic homeland and to establish their state there, is thus a legal right anchored in international law. UNDRIP reaffirms the.   The Balfour Declaration had declared Great Britain’s support for the establishment of Jewish sovereignty in Palestine, in recognition of the ancient Jewish claim and connection .   We need to know this background to see what is possible and where we go from here. When Ben Gurion came to Palestine in , there were about , inhabitants, of w were Jews. Only about could be defined as Zionist pioneers. The Jewish population was 8%. Demographically, Palestine was overwhelmingly Arab.

Arabs' Historical Connection With Palestine? Jews held out in Haifa against Crusaders and held onto the city from June to July At the time there were Jewish communities all over the land. 50 known included Jerusalem, Tiberias, Ramleh, Ashkelon, Caesarea and Gaza. Many conquered people had books of learning and they were translated. Yaacov Lozowick echoes the ideas of Benny Morris in his book Right to Exist, written in Lozowick, also Pro-Israel, states that the Jewish people were growing weary of the persecution that was taking place all over the world. He explains that the Jewish religion teaches that God will lead the Jews back to their homeland and the. A memorandum tracing the historical connection of the Jewish people with the Wailing Wall, a source of contention between the Jews and Moslems in Palestine, from the destruction of the Temple of.   “Palestine” is the name given to Israel by the victorious Roman Empire (and later the Catholic Church) after defeating the rebellious Israelite-Jews in a war nearly two thousand years ago.

During next 25 years, , Jews non-Jews immigrated legally to Palestine, and many more Jews came illegally. Zionism flourishes under the Mandate [ edit ] In America, Jewish organizations forwarded money to the Jewish National Fund, a branch of . 2 days ago  I have never criticized former U.S. President Barack Obama publicly—neither during my time in the Knesset nor anywhere else—despite my having disagreed with many of his policies. I . "Article The Balfour Declaration, the Mandate for Palestine, and everything that has been based upon them, are deemed null and void. Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incompatible with the facts of history and the true conception of what constitutes statehood. Judaism, being a religion, is not an independent.   Historical context is important, and once Obama chose to write about the history, he should have provided the full context and portrayed the Jews as they were: a persecuted and desperate people searching for safety, and not, as he implies, strong conquerors flooding into Palestine.

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The Jewish People’s Rights to the Land of Israel (JPRLI) takes the reader through a journey spanning over three millennia: the historical connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel; the revival of their national aspirations in the modern Zionist movement; the recognition of their collective, national rights in international law; and the insidious violation of these rights during the /5(21).

Genre/Form: History: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Jewish Agency for Palestine. OCLC Number: Notes: "This is a revised edition of the Memorandum submitted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine to the Palestine Royal Commission in November, ".

By comparison, the Jewish population of Israel held up fairly well against that of Muslims and Arabs. This book is not simply a counting of heads, however. It also explains in great detail the hardships which accrued to the Jewish people who lived in Palestine from to Life was anything but by: 6.

The first book of its kind, A History of Palestine offers a richly detailed interpretation of this critical region’s evolution. Starting with the prebiblical and biblical roots of Palestine, noted historian Gudrun Krämer examines the meanings ascribed to the land in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions.

The Mandate recognized “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine.” “Palestinians” were not mentioned; Arabs in the Land of. Berl Locker, The Jews and Palestine: Historical Connection and Historic Right, 4th edition (translated from Yiddish by Joseph Leftwich), London,p.

TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN NARRATIVE. () a) The legitimacy of the Zionist enterprise of returning Jews to Eretz Yisrael is based on Jewish descent from the ancient Israelites. The Jewish people has inherited their right to the land, religiously, legally, and historically.

Jews have always looked and prayed toward Zion (Jerusalem), never relinquished their relationship to the land, and. At the onset of Ottoman rule inthere were an estimated 5, Jews, comprising about 1, Jewish families, in Palestine.

Jews mainly lived in Jerusalem, Nablus, Hebron, Gaza, Safed, and villages in the Galilee. The Jewish community was composed of both descendants of Jews who had never left the land and Jewish migrants from the diaspora. The Jewish people base their claim to the land of Israel on at least four premises: 1) God promised the land to the patriarch Abraham; 2) the Jewish people settled and developed the land; 3) the international community granted political sovereignty in Palestine to the Jewish people and 4) the territory was captured in defensive wars.

Palestine is a small region of land that has played a prominent role in the ancient and modern history of the Middle East. The history of Palestine has been. For Churchill, the Jewish people were the true indigenous population of the land: "The Jews had Palestine before that indigenous population [the Arabs] came in and inhabited it." Anyone reading Makovsky's book who thinks that Churchill backed the rise of a Jewish national homeland in Palestine because of his concerns with protecting the British Empire's strategic interests will be.

Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex relationship with the land they call home; however, in the innumerable discussions of the Israel-Palestine problem, their experiences are.

According to Dr Alfred Lilienthal in his book The Zionist Connection, "The Jewish population of Palestine [what is now Israel and the occupied territories, the West Bank and Gaza] at the time of the Balfour Declaration in was a mere 7 percent of theinhabitants.

The rest were Muslim and Christian Arabs. Early History of the Region Before the Hebrews first migrated there around B.C., the land of Canaan was occupied by Canaanites. “Between and B.C., Canaanite civilization covered what is today Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon and much of Syria and Jordan Those who remained in the Jerusalem hills after the Romans expelled the Jews [in the second century A.D.] were a potpourri.

2 days ago  Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, in his book “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonization and Resistance. This study, which deals with the history of the Jews in Palestine during the eighteenth century, is intended to cover a period in the history of Palestine that has not been fully dealt with in historical research.

the study began as a Ph. dissertation, which I wrote at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of my late. This right was recognized in the Balfour Declaration of the 2nd November,and re-affirmed in the Mandate of the League of Nations which, in particular, gave international sanction to the historic connection between the Jewish people and Eretz-Israel and to the right of the Jewish people to rebuild its National Home.

Ancient History. The Jewish people’s connection to the land goes back some 4, years when, according to the Bible, God bequeathed it to the Jewish people through an unconditional covenant with Abraham.

The Bible also records the Israelites’ settlement of the land and the establishment of the Davidic Kingdom there.

At the heart of this new version is the Arabs' historic right to Jerusalem and Palestine. The main argument is that the Arabs ruled Jerusalem thousands of years before the children of Israel. Jerusalem, which is one of the oldest cities in the world, has been formally divided between Israel and Palestine for nearly 70 years, yet changed.

Against the background of Kristallnacht and Britain's retreat from the Jewish mandate for Palestine, David Ben-Gurion shaped a new Zionist foreign policy based on the assumed rise of the United States as a world power that would determine the future of the Middle East.

This book traces the evolution of the demand for a Jewish state into a central and specific aim of Zionist policy and the.

The Jewish Agency and the Haganah continued to smuggle Jews into Palestine. Underground cells of Jews, most notably the Irgun and Lehi, engaged in open warfare against the British and their installations. The British concluded that they could no longer manage Palestine and handed the issue over to the United Nations.

Palestinian Jews were Jewish inhabitants of Palestine (known in Hebrew as Eretz Israel, the "Land of Israel") prior to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

The common term for the Jewish community of Ottoman Syria during the 19th century, and British Palestine prior to the establishment of the State of Israel is Yishuv ("settlement"). A distinction is drawn between the "New Yishuv.

There were Jew leaders who called for the return of the Jews to Palestine for decades before Theodor Herzl (­ ) wrote his influential pamphlet, The Jewish Herzl's work pushed the formation of a political movement to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. A common misperception is that the Jews were forced into the diaspora by the Romans after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the year 70 A.D.

and then, 1, years later. Following Israel's occupation of the rest of historic Palestine, it began building settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In these colonies, Jewish settlers are allowed to carry weapons under the protection of the Israeli army.

Inafter 20 years of brutal military occupation, the First Intifada began in the Occupied Palestinian. As was stated earlier, there is not a historical mention of a “Palestinian” to be found in historical source, be it either Ottoman, Islamic, or Western sourced, that is unless you are speaking of the Jews (i.e.

– in Immanuel Kant referred to the Jews as: “Palestinians living among us”), in fact if you had gone up to any Arab. The San Remo Resolution laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, a 10, square-miles the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

European or otherwise, had any historical connection to the land it colonized. The English did not became a people in India or the French in Algeria.

But, it is an undeniable historical fact that the Jews became a people in what later became known as Palestine, some y ago. And every colonial movement had a “mother country” behind it. This widely held notion that European Jews, with no connection to historic Palestine, colonized Arab land and displaced the indigenous Palestinian Arab population, of course, is a key part of what.

"In the last generation, the Islamic and Arab history of Jerusalem has gradually been rewritten. At the heart of this new version is the Arabs' historic right to Jerusalem and Palestine. InPalestinian Jews became known as Israelis and Palestinian Arabs started to be called Palestinians as the narrative switched from geographical Palestine to “historic” Palestine.

You can choose to call that land the Holy Land, Eretz Yisrael, Jewish Palestine or even Western Palestine as long as the name refers to a geographical area.The Palestinian Authority is basing its rejection of US President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on the PA's fundamental falsification of history, claiming that Jews have no historical connection to the land of Israel or Jerusalem.