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WaPo’s Undisputed Correction

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

The Washington Post published a correction to a mistake they made in an article…

CORRECTIONS A Sept. 5 A-section article about Jordan agreeing to buy natural gas from Israel incorrectly referred to Israel’s occupation of “Palestinian lands” in the West Bank. The Israel-occupied territories are disputed lands that Palestinians wants for a future Palestinian state.

While obviously I would have preferred if WaPo had used the more historically accurate name “Judea and Samaria”, and we can discuss whether or not Israel can actually occupy its own homeland, or territory designated to it in prior international agreements, the fact that WaPo correctly pointed out that legally the territory is at worst disputed and not “Palestinian lands”, is to be applauded.

When UN Resolution 242 talks about territories, the discussion is between Israel and the Arab states (who have the additional obligations to end their state of belligerence against Israel and find a just solution for the Jewish refugee problem they created when they expelled nearly a million Jews from their homes throughout the Middle East).

Never in the history of the world did Israel occupy the “West Bank” from a “Palestine”.

I glad WaPo got it right, because semantically anyone making a competing claim will automatically transform that subject into “disputed” – but that doesn’t necessarily make that claim valid.

Personally I know plenty of people who claim the East Bank of the Jordan river for Israel, while there are others who claim the opposite,  saying “Jordan is Palestine”. Either way, the lands Jordan is occupying are clearly “disputed” lands too.

H/T Jonathan Schanzer for info on the WaPo correction.

Update: We’ve been told that Camera prompted the correction.

Anti-Israel Protests in Jordan, 10 Arrested

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Hundreds of Jordanian Arabs (aka Palestinians) protested in front of Israel’s embassy in Jordan against Operation Protective Edge.

The Jordanian police arrested 10 people who threw stones at the embassy.

80% of the Jordanian population identifies themselves as Palestinian, making Jordan the de facto Palestinian state. But it may be better that the more moderate Hashemite Occupation Monarchy is in control.

Jordan is currently threatened by ISIS on its border with Iraq, and being overrun by Syrian refugees on that border. Israel would probably help defend Jordan is ISIS tries to overrun the country.

Amram Mitzna and Hamas

Friday, June 27th, 2014

MK Amram Mitzna from Tzipi Livni’s HaTnua party said the Jewish Home (Bayit Yehudi) party is like Hamas without the terrorism, after Bennett (accurately) called Abbas an arch-terrorist, and (correctly) rejected the two-state solution. Mitzna said both groups have the same goals.

Jewish Home’s MK Ayelet Shaked had a sharp rejoinder when she pointed out this Mitzna, by sitting in the coalition, is thus sitting with Hamas.

Even PM Netanyahu said that Mitzna’s comments “crossed red lines” in terms of honesty and fairness.

Mitzna, has since tried to roll back and spin his comments by saying his words are being manipulated. Meanwhile he just keeps sticking his foot deeper into his mouth as he tries to not sound like an idiot. Mitzna explains that Jewish Home is like Hamas only because neither accepts a two-state solution.

First of all, good for Bayit Yehudi, because the only two-state solution we should be recognizing is the one involving recognizing Jordan as Palestine.

But as for Mitzna, let compare organizational goals. Mitzna’s party wants Israel to release terrorists. Mitzna’s party wants to expel Jews from parts of the Land of Israel. Mitzna’s party wants to sit with Abbas.

Quite curious, because, doesn’t Hamas shares those same exact goals?

Now obviously, Amram Mitzna is not calling for terrorism, but if we’re comparing goals (and ignoring terrorism, to use Mitzna’s words) I can’t tell the difference between Tzipi Livni and Amram Mitzna’s HaTnua party and Hamas.

Can you?

Jordan is Palestine

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Palestinian Leader Mudar Zahran Addresses the Israel Sovereignty Conference.

Jordan Rejects Australia’s Dropping of “Occupied”

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

The Jordanian government announced it rejects Australia’s dropping of the word “occupied” in connection to eastern Jerusalem.

Jordan’s position is rather hypocritical, as Jordan illegally occupied eastern Jerusalem from 1948 until 1967, after capturing half the city in its 1948 attack on Israel.

Since the year 1805, if not earlier, Jews have made up the majority of the residents of united Jerusalem.

Whereas, 80% of Jordan’s citizens define themselves as Palestinian, making Jordan a de facto Palestinian State.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jordan-rejects-australias-dropping-of-occupied/2014/06/08/

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