Thursday, August 13, 2009



Mike Packer

I was perusing the JP online edition the other day when an article caught my attention.My blood pressure probably rose by about 20 points necessitating the swallowing of a pill to rectify the situation. This brought on a great desire to write this essay.

I am a British citizen by birthright and have experienced British ineptitude in a number of countries spanning two continents. This instance was the last straw.

The British have a lot of damn gall to meddle in other peoples affairs and I accuse their governments for the ills that curse Africa, the Middle East, The Indian sub-continent and everywhere else that they have had their dirty little fingers. Take my former country of abode, Zimbabwe, as an example.

The white population of that former British colony took matters into their own hands when Britain tried to force black majority rule. They declared unilateral independence and tried to stave off what eventually occurred. Britain forced International economic sanctions on the government of Rhodesia and supported the terrorist organization run by the Marxist extremist Robert Mugabe. Mugabe eventually became the President of what became Zimbabwe and proceeded to destroy the country economically. Today with the highest inflation of any country in the world the worst health of any country in Africa, Zimbabwe is the legacy of British stupidity and is in dire straits unless it is rescued and preferably not by Britain.

Now take my present country of abode, Israel:

In the early 1920's the League of Nations, in good faith, awarded the British government (HMG) the Mandate for Palestine “Whereas 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.”. The British accepted that mandate and proceeded to violate its purpose almost from the outset.

Article 6 of the Mandate reads:

"The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and position of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, 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 British proceeded to apply a quota on Jewish immigration in violation of the Mandate but, surprisingly, Arab immigration grew in leaps and bounds. From 1922 to 1944 the Jewish population grew from 83,000 to 553,000 while the Arab population increased from 670,000 to 1.2 million. The British government explained the Arab increase to "natural" about rabbits! I defy any nation to increase its population 100% by "natural" means in 20 years!

In further obscene violation of the Mandate Britain gave 75% of Palestine to the Hashemite family with total disregard of Article 5:

"The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of the Government of any foreign Power."

This was, perhaps, a boon to the fledgling Jewish State as the majority of the population of what became the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was, in fact, "Palestinian" thus making the claim for a "two state solution" to the Arab/Israeli conflict just another excuse to torment Israel and Israelis.

During the period 1922-1947 hardly a word was heard from the League of Nations or its inheritor the United Nations over Britain's blatant violations.

I accuse HMG as an accessory before and after the fact of the Holocaust and a direct contributor in the deaths of millions of our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters who perished in the Nazi camps because HMG refused to allow them to immigrate into the Jewish homeland as mandated by the International community of 1922. HMG proved to be as virulently antisemitic as the Nazi government of the 1930's and 40's and was aided and abetted by the Arab world and particularly by the forefathers of the "Palestinian" people led by the British appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el Husseini.

When the time came for HMG to abandon the Mandate and run with their tails between their legs they added insult to injury by handing over many strategic positions in the country to the Arabs. During the war of Independence in 1948 the immigrants that finally arrived in the Jewish homeland were being conscripted into the army the minute they stepped foot on Israeli soil. They went willingly and not a few to their deaths within 24 hours of arrival. All this in the shadow of the Holocaust and after living in "displaced persons" camps in the aftermath of the second world war.

So, I say to HMG; get your dirty little noses out of our business, we will build houses for Jews anywhere we want in the area that was returned to us after 2000 years of abandonment. None of your nefarious machinations will prevent it and your flagrant interferance in our internal affairs is an insult to the memory of all those millions that you, so willingly, aided in their demise.


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