THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY
The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray
itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent
nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.
The following maps show what Israel has actually done.
| The above map is Israel as it was first created by UN declaration in 1947.
The blue portion is Israel, the rest is all Arab lands. Note that Jerusalem was completely within Arab lands and Israel
was much smaller than it is today. Note also that there is NO Israeli presence
inside the area surrounding Jerusalem. No settlements, certainly no
The red square outlines the approximate region shown
in the map to the right.
|This is Israel as it is today.
Note that the western border of
Palestine has been pushed up to Jerusalem. Such a land grab is NOT the
result of a defensive act, but of an invasion to bring
Jerusalem under Israeli control, even though Jerusalem was not originally part of Israel. The maps clearly tell the story
of an Israel conquering lands which do not belong to it. Since Sharon took office, Israel
has built more illegal Jewish Settlements on
Palestinian land. Note on the above map that the majority of the lands
which were originally Arab lands when Israel was created, are now
under complete (white) or partial (orange) Israeli control. Only the black areas
remain to the Palestinians, and those are shrinking by the minute.
does a defensive action result in the total conquest of someone else's
lands? The answer is that it does not. Israel is the aggressor. The
maps of Israel then and now prove it.
Stop buying into what Sharon claims Israel "has
to do" and look at what Israel has actually done. The maps tell the story
of a nation eager to conquer lands which do not belong to it. Israel has invaded
virtually every nation it shares borders with, including Syria and Lebanon, and
as the map above shows has almost conquered Palestine and is ready to
"ethnically cleanse" the region. Far
from being the poor victimized society desperately defending itself Israel likes
to pretend it is in order to wrest more money from Americans, Israel is in fact the most militarily aggressive nation in the
Israel has ALWAYS portrayed non-Israelis as animals, in order to make it easier for the
American tax payers who pay for the weapons accept their killing.
And Israel has always resorted to staged terror bombings to further its agenda, such as the Lavon affair
and more recently when
a supposed suicide bomber turned out to be a known Israeli collaborator. In one recent case
photos showed that what was reported as a suicide bomb in
Jerusalem was actually a car bomb
Even now, the Israeli media admits that nobody (other than the
purported bomber) was
actually hurt in this latest bombing. Now, would a real
anti-Israel suicide bomber, obviously able to select where and when the
bomb is to go off, really choose to detonate the bomb when there is
nobody around, damaging ONLY buildings?
So, if you are being lied to about the Jerusalem bombings, and
with Israel's past use of, indeed PRIDE of, deception as a tool to be
friend and enemy alike, it's time to take another hard look at the fact
that every other nation on Earth except the United States is opposed to
what Israel is doing.
You know, if the United States REALLY wanted peace in Palestine, all they
have to do is stop signing the checks that pay for Israel's war machine.
"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and
will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry
about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control
America, and the Americans know it."
-- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001.
Another claim that Israel likes to make is that Palestine never really existed to start with.
"How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody
to return them to." Golda Maier, March 8, 1969.
"There was no such thing as Palestinians, they
never existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister
June 15, 1969
Again, maps tell a different story.
click for larger map of Palestine ca. 1851
click for larger map of Palestine ca. 1864
click for larger map of Palestine ca. 1866
click for larger map of Palestine ca. 1887
click for larger map of Palestine ca. WW1
click for larger map of Palestine ca. WW1 (detail)
click for larger map of Palestine ca. WW2
click for larger map of Palestine ca. WW2 (detail)
Jaffa, Palestine: Palestinians gather at the Grand Serai (local government offices) in July 1908, to celebrate the al-Hurriyah
Revolution (i.e. the Young Turks Revolution) against Sultan Abdul Hamid
and in favor of the restoration of the constitution and the holding of
Parliamentary elections. (via Walid Khalidi, Before Their Diaspora).
Jaffa, Palestine: General view of the city from the sea looking east, pre-1914. (Matson Collection, 1898-1914).
Palestine: Street scene in the old city next to the Jaffa's famous
Clock tower, pre-1914 (Matson Collection).
Jaffa, Palestine: The bazaar in 1896.
Jaffa, Palestine: General view of Jaffa and its orange groves, facing south; before 1914. (Matson Collection)
Jaffa, Palestine: Harvesting the oranges. (Matson Collection)
Jaffa, Palestine: Sorting and packing citrus fruits, 1920's.
Jaffa, Palestine: Oranges being wrapped for sale. (Matson Collection).
Jaffa, Palestine: Boxed Jaffa oranges being loaded for export, early 1920's. Jaffa
oranges were Palestine's leading export. After 1948, Jaffa's
nationalized orange groves and the established markets for their
products provided the major source of income for the new state of
staff of the Government Secondary Boys' School (al-Ameiryah High
School) in 1923. Seated center is Salim Katul, author of a series of
textbooks in Arabic on the natural sciences.
Jaffa, Palestine: Elementary school pupils at the National Christian Orthodox School (1938).
Palestine: Carpentry class at the Government Secondary Boys' School,
1924. The inscription over the door reads, "The least worthy of you are
the least learned".
Jaffa, Palestine: The band of the National Christian Orthodox School (1938)
Jaffa, Palestine: Wolf Cubs and Boy Scouts with camping gear, at the Government Secondary Boys' School, 1924.
Jaffa, Palestine: The Government Secondary Boys' School first XI (Soccer) in 1923.
Palestine: Palestinians demonstrate in Jaffa's central square against
the plans of the British government to increase Zionist immigration
into Palestine, 27 October 1933.
Jaffa, Palestine: British Soldiers clubbing Palestinian dignitary Musa Kazim Pasha al-Husseini at the 27 October 1933 demonstration against British policy on Zionist immigration into Palestine.
Musa Kazim Pasha al-Husseini died six months later, 27 March 1934, at
the age of eighty-one, having never recovered from the effects of this
beating. (via Walid Khalidi, Before Their Diaspora).
The beginning of the Arab Revolt of 1936-39. British riot
police clash with Palestinian demonstrators protesting Britain's
pro-Zionist policies (specifically increasing Zionist immigration into
Square, Jaffa, 12 June 1936. (via Walid Khalidi, Before Their Diaspora).
Jaffa, Palestine: British soldiers search one of Jaffa's residents during
the Arab Revolt, 1936.
Punishment of Jaffa, Palestine: British soldiers cordon off Jaffa's old
city in preparation for the punitive demolition of Palestinian
buildings in reprisal for the Arab Revolt against British policy in
of Jaffa, Palestine: British soldiers carry out punitive demolitions in
the old city, in reprisal for the Arab Revolt against British policy in
Jaffa, Palestine: The ruins of the Grand Serai (local govt offices, see the first photo in this post). A truck loaded with
explosives covered with oranges was parked outside the entrance on 4
January 1948 by members of the Zionist militant organization, Lohemai Herut
Israel (the Stern Gang). The resulting explosion destroyed the building
and killed 26 Palestinian civilians. (via Walid Khalidi, Before Their Diaspora)
Jaffa, Palestine: The ruins of the Manshiyeh quarter, after indiscriminate bombardment by the Irgun.
Jaffa, Palestine: Palestinian residents salvage whatever possessions they can carry as they flee the city. (via Walid Khalidi, Before Their Diaspora)
Palestine: Palestinians driven into the sea at Jaffa Harbor, late April
1948. With the land routes cut off by the Haganah, tens of
thousands of the citizens of Jaffa and neighboring villages fled by
boat: south to Gaza and Egypt, and north to Lebanon. (via Walid
Khalidi, Before Their Diaspora)
Jaffa Harbor, Palestine: Palestinian refugees flee Jaffa by boat for Gaza, Apr-May 1948. By the time Jaffa finally fell on 13 May 1948, fewer than 4,000 of its 70,000 residents remained.
Jaffa, Israel: Jewish refugees from Europe are resettled in ethnically-cleansed Jaffa, 1949.
From a reader:
Here is a follow-up to my previous e-mail which touched upon the
topic of how many Zionist Jews claim that Palestine doesn’t exist,
never did exist ever, and of course, they really want to wish away
Palestine completely forever, that’s obvious.
Well, as I mentioned, if you look in your Bibles, you will clearly see Palestine on the maps in there.
And I took the following photos at the local Palm Springs Air Museum, which focuses on WWII history, in November, 2007.
What is also interesting to note, is how this museum, which as you will
see, has a huge wall map including Europe, Northern Africa and the
Middle East right around WWII. You can clearly see Palestine (G.B.).
The G.B.. stands for Great Britain, since after WWI, Great Britain
took over control of Palestine from the Ottoman Empire, whose base was
in what was to become modern-day Turkey. The Palestinians never
suffered under Ottoman control, nor British control, however, ever
since Zionist Jews from Eastern Europe decided to create a racist,
ethno-centric militant Jewish state in Palestine (as they successfully
got a green light from Great Britain as in infamous Balfour Declaration
of 1917), which came into being as “Israel” in 1948, the Palestinians
have mightily suffered ever since then under militant Jewish rule,
having to deal with militant Jewish terrorists, and many fled in
terror, hoping to return, however the Palestinian refugees have NOT
been allowed their inalienable Right to Return, nor compensated, even
though it is their right according to UN Resolutions, International Law
and the majority of world opinion.
What is also interesting, and irksome, and so typical, is that some
Zionist Jew just had to put their propaganda on the map, as you will
see in a following photo, even though Israel was NOT in existence by
the time of the WWI or even WWII. Zionist Jews are relentless in
spreading their misleading, self-serving, malicious and false
propaganda in order to deceive the American public so they will
continue to support Israel blindly.
Here is the overview of the map:
Look closely to the right of the right plane’s tail with the letters BP
above, and you will see the Israeli propaganda on two pages in a black
frame -- a close up to follow further below.
And here is the Israeli propaganda below, most of it is complete
misinformation, since Israel started that war and then slammed all of
Lebanon, causing massive damage to infrastructure all over Lebanon and
killing thousands of innocent Lebanese civilians. However Hezbollah
was able to drive the Israelis out, thanks to the weapons and excellent
intel they possess. Unlike Gaza, their borders are NOT controlled by
the Israelis, and they can rightfully defend and arm themselves,
surviving despite the outrageous, lethal barrage of bombings that
Israel rained down on Lebanon, completely out of proportion to any harm
that Lebanon was able to inflict on Israel (miniscule in comparison).
They were “lucky” at least to drive Israelis out of their country, again
by the way. This is not the first insane massive bombing attacks the
Lebanese have suffered by the war-mongering Israelis, who still
illegally occupy some of southern Lebanon, the Sabaa Farms, and wants
to claim the big river’s water for Israel. That is one reason why
Lebanon and Israel are officially at war and enemies.
I called up the museum and complained about the what I called Israeli
false propaganda there on the map, and the person who answered thanked
me and said she would look into it. I have not been back since to see
if it was taken down. But as you can clearly see below, yes indeed,
there was PALESTINE on the map, and I pray to God it will be restored,
and once again the Palestinians will be able to live in peace and
dignity on THEIR ancestral homeland, safe, secure and sovereign. Note
how this Israeli propaganda labels the Palestinian Territory as simply
West Bank. ALSO, please note that the Golan Heights, as shown in the Israeli propagandistic map above, is SYRIAN territory
and is ILLEGALLY occupied to this day by Israel, but our mainstream
media RARELY ever mentions that. This is why Syria and Israel are
enemies to this day. Oh, but we are supposed to believe that Syria
just “hates” Israel because it’s “Jewish”. HA. Hogwash! Stealing land
is an ACT OF WAR in any culture. NO ONE would tolerate some neighbor
just stealing their neighbor’s land! How would YOU like it??
For Truth, Peace, Justice, Liberty and Equality for All,