J JerusalemIsrael is in the Middle East, on the south-eastern shore ofthe Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria inthe northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, Egypt andthe Gaza Strip on the southwest, and the Gulf of Aqaba inthe Red Sea to the south.It contains geographically diverse features within its small area.In its Basic Laws Israel defines itself as a Jewish andDemocratic State; it is the worlds only Jewish-majority state.
Palestine is a geographic region in Western Asia betweenthe Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and variousadjoining lands .The region is also known as the Land of Israel the Holy Land,the Southern Levant, Cisjordaan, and historically has beenknown by other names including Canaan, Southern Syria andJerusalem.The boundaries of the region have changed throughouthistory.
Boundaries ofRoman Syria Palaestina,where dashed green lineshows the boundarybetweenByzantine PalaestinaPrima and PalaestinaSecunda as wellas Palaestina Salutaris Bordersof Mandatory Palestine Borders ofthe Palestinianterritories (WestBank and Gaza Strip
. From 1517-1917 Turkeys Ottoman Empire controlled a vast Arab empire(Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine.) In 1916 control of the southern portion of their Ottoman Empire was "mandated" to France and Britain under the Sykes-Picot Agreement, which divided the Arab region into zones. Lebanon and Syria were assigned (mandated) to France... and "Palestine" (todays Jordan, Israel and "West Bank") was mandated to Great Britain.
In 1923, the British divided the "Palestine" portion of the OttomanEmpire into two administrative districts. This portion of Palestine was renamed Trans-Jordan. Trans- Jordan would again be renamed "Jordan" in 1946.
The Palestinian Jews were forced toform an organized defense against theArabs PalestiniansThe 1947 U.N. Resolution 181partition plan was to divide theremaining 25% of Palestine into a Jewish Palestinian State and a SECOND Arab Palestinian Statebased upon populationconcentrations. The Jewish Palestinians accepted...the Arab Palestinians rejected. TheArabs still wanted ALL ofPalestine... both east AND west ofthe Jordan River.
On May 14, 1948 the "Palestinian Jews" finally declared theirown State of Israel and became "Israelis." The end result of the 1948-49 Israeli War of Independence was the creation of a Jewish State slightly larger than that which was proposed by the 1947 United Nations Resolution 181. From 1949-67 when all of Judea-Samaria [West Bank & Jerusalem] and Gaza ... were 100% under Arab [Jordanian & Egyptian] control, no effort was EVER made to create a second Palestinian State for the Arabs living there.
the Egyptians, Jordanians and Syrianslost Gaza, the West Bank and GolanHeights (respectively) by participating ina failed attempt at genocide against theChildren of Israel. the Israelis are still willing to allow theArab-Palestinians to have a state onmuch of the West Bank and Gaza if onlythey will stop sending theirsuicide/homicide bombers into the heartof Israel!
Israeldefeated all three Arab armiesalong three separate fronts, capturing theentire Sinai Desert from Egypt, theSyrian Golan Heights and the "WestBank" (including East Jerusalem and its OldCity) from Jordan.
no one on the planet would expect thewinner to give back anything! In 1982 Egypt regained their Sinai andIsrael lost a massive buffer against anyfuture Egyptian aggression! Thus far, Egypthas not aggressed against Israel militarily.
In September 2011, Mahmoud Abbas,(president of the Palestinian Authority(PA) and chairman of the PLO) seekmember-state status at the UN based onpre-1967 frontiers. But the Security Councilmembers said they had been unable to“make a unanimous recommendation”. MrAbbas then submitted a downgradedrequest to the General Assembly foradmission to the UN as a non-memberobserver stateThe U.N. General Assembly voted toaccept Palestine as a “nonmember observerstate” on 30th November, by a vote of 138-9. Only Canada, the Czech Republic, theMarshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru,Panama, and Palau joined the UnitedStates and Israel in opposing
1. What is Non permanent observer status?Non-member observer states are free to submit a petition to join as a fullmember at their discretion. The petition is then evaluated by the UnitedNations Security Council and the General Assembly. The change allows thePalestinians to participate in General Assembly debates. It also improves thePalestinians’ chances of joining UN agencies and the International CriminalCourt (ICC), although the process would be neither automatic nor guaranteed.2. How is it beneficial to Palestine?Palestine can now be called a state.It also improves the Palestinians’ chances of joining UN agencies and theInternational Criminal Court (ICC), If they are allowed to sign the ICC’sfounding treaty, the Rome Statute, the Palestinians hope prosecutors wouldinvestigate alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes.Their longstanding demand for permanent membership in UN is within anambit of reality.
3. What is it for Israel?It is a counter-productive move to IsraelIt can no longer involve in Gaza and West bank.Now Palestine is considered as a state.Any crime of Israel against Palestine will be taken to ICC.It’s a blow to Israel’s unilateral actions and pride.4. FuturePalestine has to look forward for the unification of Gaza and West bank, whichis controlled by Hamas and Fatah respectively. Israel has to annul plans tobuild 3,000 new settler homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem which isgoing to interfere in Palestine’s. Israel has to open itself for negotiations.5. Recent updatesThe Israeli Cabinet has decided to withhold more than $100 million in taxesand other funds collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinians. The IsraeliFinance Minister Yuval Steinitz told in Jerusalem that the Government woulduse the money to pay down their debt to the Israel Electric Corporation andother Israeli bodies.
therelations Between India and Israel, there has been increasdcooperation in military and intelligence ventures. relations established in March 1980. In return, India opened aRepresentative Office in Gaza on June 25, 1996.Indo-Israeli relations refers to the bilateral ties betweenthe Republic of India and the State of Israel. The two countriesenjoy an extensive economic, military and strategic relationship.
India is the largest customer of Israeli military equipment andIsrael is the second-largest military partner of India after theRussian Federation. As of 2009, the military business between thetwo nations is worth around US$9 billion. Military and strategicties between the two nations extend to joint military training andspace technology. India is Israels largest defense market,accounting for almost fifty percent of Israeli sales.India is also the second-largest Asian economic partner ofIsrael. India is building closer ties with Israel in the area ofnanotechnology, information technology, water technology and biotechnology.
The Middle East war never was a conflict betweenIsraelis/Jews on the one hand and Palestinians on the other. The Middle East Conflict was always a war by Arabs againstJews, not a conflict between Israelis and "Palestinians." The warwas present as a conflict between Jews and Palestinians as apublic relations attract by the Arab. These regimes had neverhad any interest in "Palestinians," in creating a "Palestinian"state, or in "Palestinian nationalism" before 1967. That isbecause Palestinian nationalism did not and DOES NOT exist.The Palestinians were a regional group of Arabs havingvirtually no cultural nor national distinctive traits separatingthem from Syrians, Lebanese, and Jordanians. They are allbasically Arabs!. The Middle East war continues because it is really an Arab-Israeli war, not an Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is also in largepart a war between barbarism and civilization. In many ways anIslamic religious jihad against the Jews.