Israeli/Palestinian 1967 borders were armistice borders

The video below does a nice job of re-visiting the popular narrative about the West Bank being “occupied territory.” Among the points made are these:

  • The 1967 borders were armistice borders recognized as having no political significance at the time. There were merely where the opposing camps were when the cease fire went into effect.
  • The last Muslims to exercise sovereignty over the West Banks weren’t Arabs at all. They were Turks. Turkey ceded control of the West Bank to Britain after being defeated by the allied forces in WWI.
  • The people now called the “Palestinians” were never a sovereign people. Prior to 1947 they were Jordanians. They immigrated into the area around this time in a move by Arabs to destroy the young state of Israel.

The video goes into more detail; check it out.


Israelis send an undercover vulture to Saudi Arabia

Originally posted by me elsewhere onĀ 01/04/2011

Okay, when I saw this headline, Vulture in Saudi Custody Suspected as Mossad Agent , I assumed that “vulture” was some sort of new slang term in the world of espionage, perhaps like a “mole.” But no, apparently some Saudis suspect that a carrion-eating bird was spying on them. I’m not sure which specific breed of vulture the authorities arrested, but here’s what an Egyptian vulture looks like:

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