Back to the home page!
 "The truth may not always win, but it is always right!" - Eli E. Hertz 
  September 21, 2023 Go Back
Search For:  
The Conflict
Contact Us
Join Us
Please Support Us
About Us

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel addressed the United Nations General Assembly.

Benjamin Netanyahu UN General Assembly
Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly.
<< Back |  Send to a friend |  Print friendly    
Arab Member of Knesset Rewriting History

July 31, 2007  |  Eli E. Hertz

( Israeli Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List/Ram Ta'al) attacked the State of Israel in a fiery editorial published in the Arabic-language newspaper Al-Quds on Sunday.


Mr. Tibi,

Political rights to self-determination as a polity for Arabs were guaranteed by the League of Nations in four Mandates - in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and later, Trans-Jordan. Palestine has been recognized as the Jewish national home by all 51 member countries - the entire League of Nations - which unanimously declared on July 24, 1922:

"Recognition Has Been Given to the Historical Connection of the Jewish People with Palestine and to the Grounds for Reconstituting their National Home in that Country."

Article 6 of the "Mandate for Palestine" clearly states:

"The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and position of other sections of the population are not prejudiced [as in your case Mr. Tibi, since your civil and religious rights are protected as an Israeli Arab inhabitant in the land of Israel], shall facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions and shall encourage, in co-operation with the Jewish agency referred to in Article 4, close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes."

The "Mandate for Palestine," a historical League of Nations document laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, a 10,000-square-mile area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered in international law and valid to this day.

And since you, Mr. Tibi, cite Martin Luther King, Jr., and explicitly attack Zionism, it would be worthwhile to cite Reverend King in a 1968 appearance at Harvard University, where he said: "When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews. You are talking antisemitism."

Mr. Tibi, you have 21 Arab countries to choose from. The Jews have one homeland - Israel - and they do not plan on giving it up.


To support our efforts to separate the Myths from the Facts please click here.

Myths and Facts, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") and all contributions to it are deductible as charitable contributions as provided in IRC section 170.

Click here to view other news about the Middle East

©   2010 All Rights Reserved -  Myths and Facts Inc. Site Policy