Sunday, April 22, 2007

Fact and Fantasy in the Holy Land

by Samuel Katz*

Early History
Continuous Jewish Presence in the Holy Land
Awakening in the Christian world in support of a Jewish Restoration 1830-1930
Arab Claims to Palestine
Joint Arab-Jewish agreement on Jewish Homeland, between Emir Feisal Husseini and Dr. Weizmann, January 3, 1918
Jewish proposal for Jewish Homeland, presented to the Paris Peace Conference, 1919
Feisal-Frankfurter Correspondence, further to Arab proposal for Jewish Homeland, March 3, 1919
American Proposal for Jewish Homeland, January 21, 1919
Preamble to the League of Nations Mandate, 1922

Later History
British Plans against France, and against the Jews in 1915
Britain, Haj Husseini and the Arab Riots of 1920
British Efforts Against the Nascent Israeli State, in 1948
The Origin of the Dispute: Israel attacked before there were Refugees & before any "Occupied Territories" in 1948
Arab Refugees, and the "Right of Return"
The War before the Six Day War in 1967
Black September, The PLO's attempt to take over Jordan in 1970
Modern Arab Propaganda has incorporated Soviet Propaganda originally used to suppress dissident Soviet Jews
Modern Arab Propaganda has incorporated Nazi Propaganda
The 1973 Yom Kippur War, a study in Soviet Era Politics
Peace Agreement with Egypt & Begin's plan for Palestinian Autonomy in 1979
Israel's Invasion of Lebanon in 1982, Operation Peace for the Galilee; the routing of the PLO; Its rift with Syria & Creation of PLFP; Islamic control of Lebanon; Emergence of Hamas and first Suicide Bombers
The history of the PLO and the International Legitimization of Terrorism

The myth of "Palestinian" Nationalism and the reality of Arabic-Islamic Nationalism
Bibliography and Source Documents related to Palestinian-Israeli conflict

*During British Mandate rule, he was a member of the high command of the Irgun Zvai Leumi under the leadership of Menachem Begin. Katz was elected a member of the first Knesset of Israel, and, after the Six Day War, he became one of the leaders of the Land of Israel movement. After the victory of the Likud party in the 1977 election, Samuel Katz joined the new government as adviser to Prime Minister Begin. He has since served as a columnist of Maariv and the Jerusalem Post.

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