July 4th is Independence Day in the United States. A day when the country’s Fathers set fourth a Declaration of Independence… from British rule.
India also declared its independence from British rule in 1947.
Finland declared its independence from Russian rule in 1917.
In the early part of the last century Mexico declared its independence from Spain.
The list is endless…. country after country declaring themselves free from the grips of another….
On May 14th, 1948, the ‘People’s Council of the Land of Israel’ declared the following…
ACCORDINGLY, WE, MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S COUNCIL, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ERETZ-ISRAEL AND OF THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT, ARE HERE ASSEMBLED ON THE DAY OF THE TERMINATION OF THE BRITISH MANDATE OVER ERETZ-ISRAEL AND, BY VIRTUE OF OUR NATURAL AND HISTORIC RIGHT AND ON THE STRENGTH OF THE RESOLUTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, HEREBY DECLARE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE IN ERETZ-ISRAEL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
Termination of the British Mandate over Eretz- Israel (Land of Israel)??? What ‘Land of Israel’??? Whatever happened to ‘The Land of Palestine’???
In 1938, Mahatma Gandhi wrote the following… “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French…What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct…If they [the Jews] must look to the Palestine of geography as their national home, it is wrong to enter it under the shadow of the British gun. A religious act cannot be performed with the aid of the bayonet or the bomb. They can settle in Palestine only by the goodwill of the Arabs…As it is, they are co-sharers with the British in despoiling a people who have done no wrong to them. I am not defending the Arab excesses. I wish they had chosen the way of non-violence in resisting what they rightly regard as an unacceptable encroachment upon their country. But according to the accepted canons of right and wrong, nothing can be said against the Arab resistance in the face of overwhelming odds.” Mahatma Gandhi, quoted in “A Land of Two Peoples” ed. Mendes-Flohr.
So just who was Israel declaring their independence from? The British had no control over ‘their’ country, according to THIS report the country was populated by Palestinians at the time… not Israelis.
Just as America itself was stolen from its native population, so was Israel. In both cases the ‘justification’ continues by dehuminising the victims, both the First Nation People of North America and the Palestinians.
Perhaps that explains why the United States government has been the most loyal supporter of Israel since its inception… perhaps that explains why they allow Israel to continue with its genocidal polices against the Palestinians, are they not guilty of the same crimes against their own Native population?
There are many ‘whys’ and very few answers coming forth, but the question remains…
ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE FROM WHOM?