Given all that we know regarding world politics and terrorism I find this statement extremely provocative.
Ever since Israel stood up and declared its independence in 1948 the spirit of the anti-Jew has risen up in the practitioners of Islam which has lead the practitioners of Islam to channel Adolph Hitler like anti-Semitism and as a result they hate Jews for sport. Oh you thought that Islamic hatred of the Jews was for land? Wrong. They have stated on many occasions that they intend to eliminate the Jews.
Palestine wasn’t Islamic land at the time that the land was apportioned between Arabs and Jews in 1947 the land was under British control as the British conquered the Ottoman Empire and Britain divided the land between the Arabs and the Jews.
In 1920, following the defeat of the Turks, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and the peace conferences after World War I, the British Mandate for Palestine was created by the League of Nations. The Mandate was international recognition for the stated purpose of "establishing in Palestine a national home for the Jewish people."
On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly, in its 128th plenary session, by a two-thirds vote (33 to 13 with Britain and nine others abstaining) passed Resolution 181 partitioning Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab.
The Jewish community of Palestine jubilantly accepted partition despite the small size and strategic vulnerability of the proposed state.
After the vote was announced, the six Arab delegations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen stormed out threatening war and the annihilation of the Palestinian Jews. Pakistan's delegation followed suit. The Arab national movement in Palestine, as well as all the Arab states, angrily rejected partition.
They demanded the entire country for themselves and threatened to resist partition by force. Had they accepted the UN proposal in 1947, the independent Palestinian Arab state, covering an area much larger than Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and Gaza, would have been created along with Israel. Instead, they rejected the plan and launched a war to destroy the nascent Jewish state.
The world was involved in dividing the land among the Arabs and the Jews through the United Nations and voted as such:
Adopted at the 128th plenary meeting:
In favour: 33
Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Byelorussian S.S.R., Canada, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Liberia, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Ukrainian S.S.R., Union of South Africa, U.S.A., U.S.S.R., Uruguay, Venezuela.
Afghanistan, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.
Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mexico, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia.
Notice that the backers for Hamas and Hezbollah, Lebanon, Iran and Syria are among the dissenters in the 1947 vote.
Given the Arabs threats for violent dissent and their continual attacks against the world community’s decision one can link the current attacks on Israel directly to the Arab’s rejection of the United Nation’s resolution 181.
Arab violence against the Jews in Palestine started immediately and continues to this day. Mordechai Palzur, the former chief of protocol at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, quotes a report published in Foreign Relations of the United States 1947 by Robert Macatee, consul general of Jerusalem:
• It is tragic that many of the present casualties comprise innocent and harmless people going about their daily business. They are picked off while riding in buses, walking along the streets and stray shots even find them while asleep in their beds. A Jewish woman, mother of five children, was shot in Jerusalem while hanging out clothes on the roof. The ambulance rushing her to the hospital was machine gunned and finally the mourners following her to the funeral were attacked and one of them was stabbed to death.
The Arabs were blunt in taking responsibility for starting the war. Jamal Husseini, the Arab Higher Committee's spokesman, told the Security Council on April 16, 1948:
• The representative of the Jewish Agency told us yesterday that they were not the attackers, that the Arabs had begun the fighting. We did not deny this. We told the whole world that we were going to fight.
Yes everyone who wishes for peace desires a cease fire, but that will never be accomplished unless there is an end to the hatred and bigotry against Israel and Jewish people.
Jewish People have the same rights to the land as the Arabs according to the United Nations resolution 181 and any violence perpetrated against Israel is not only against the Jews it is also perpetrated against the world because it was the U.N. that planned and approved the allocation of land in which the Arabs currently dispute.
This dispute is against the decision that the world made in 1947 in apportioning the land. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas are in violation the world’s decision and they must not be treated as if Israel is equally at fault. No, aggressors against Israel bear the responsibility for continual aggression against Israel and any cease fire must be directed squarely at them. As well the world must call for the end of anti-Semitism.
If Secretary General Kofi Annan wishes to make pronouncements about the war and who's using excessive force let him pronounce an end to Arab anti-Semitism that statement alone will do more good for world peace than any he is presently making against Israel!