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The Real Story of How Israel Was Created [Stolen]

By ALISON WEIR | October 11, 2011

To better understand the Palestinian bid for membership in the United Nations, it is important to understand the original 1947 UN action on Israel-Palestine.

The common representation of Israel’s birth is that the UN created Israel, that the world was in favor of this move, and that the US governmental establishment supported it. All these assumptions are demonstrably incorrect.

In reality, while the UN General Assembly recommended the creation of a Jewish state in part of Palestine, that recommendation was non-binding and never implemented by the Security Council.

Second, the General Assembly passed that recommendation only after Israel proponents threatened and bribed numerous countries in order to gain a required two-thirds of votes.

Third, the US administration supported the recommendation out of domestic electoral considerations, and took this position over the strenuous objections of the State Department, the CIA, and the Pentagon.

The passage of the General Assembly recommendation sparked increased violence in the region. Over the following months the armed wing of the pro-Israel movement, which had long been preparing for war, perpetrated a series of massacres and expulsions throughout Palestine, implementing a plan to clear the way for a majority-Jewish state.

It was this armed aggression, and the ethnic cleansing of at least three-quarters of a million indigenous Palestinians, that created the Jewish state on land that had been 95 per cent non-Jewish prior to Zionist immigration and that even after years of immigration remained 70 per cent non-Jewish. And despite the shallow patina of legality its partisans extracted from the General Assembly, Israel was born over the opposition of American experts and of governments around the world, who opposed it on both pragmatic and moral grounds.

Let us look at the specifics.

Background of the UN partition recommendation

In 1947 the UN took up the question of Palestine, a territory that was then administered by the British.

Approximately 50 years before, a movement called political Zionism had begun in Europe. Its intention was to create a Jewish state in Palestine through pushing out the Christian and Muslim inhabitants who made up over 95 per cent of its population and replacing them with Jewish immigrants.

As this colonial project grew through subsequent years, the indigenous Palestinians reacted with occasional bouts of violence; Zionists had anticipated this since people usually resist being expelled from their land. In various written documents cited by numerous Palestinian and Israeli historians, they discussed their strategy: they would buy up the land until all the previous inhabitants had emigrated, or, failing this, use violence to force them out.

When the buy-out effort was able to obtain only a few per cent of the land, Zionists created a number of terrorist groups to fight against both the Palestinians and the British. Terrorist and future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin later bragged that Zionists had brought terrorism both to the Middle East and to the world at large.

Finally, in 1947 the British announced that they would be ending their control of Palestine, which had been created through the League of Nations following World War One, and turned the question of Palestine over to the United Nations.

At this time, the Zionist immigration and buyout project had increased the Jewish population of Palestine to 30 per cent and land ownership from 1 per cent to approximately 6 per cent.

Since a founding principle of the UN was “self-determination of peoples,” one would have expected to the UN to support fair, democratic elections in which inhabitants could create their own independent country.

Instead, Zionists pushed for a General Assembly resolution in which they would be given a disproportionate 55 per cent of Palestine. (While they rarely announced this publicly, their stated plan was to later take the rest of Palestine.)

U.S. Officials Oppose Partition Plan

The U.S. State Department opposed this partition plan strenuously, considering Zionism contrary to both fundamental American principles and US interests.

Author Donald Neff reports that Loy Henderson, Director of the State Department’s Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs, wrote a memo to the Secretary of State warning:

 “….support by the Government of the United States of a policy favoring the setting up of a Jewish State in Palestine would be contrary to the wishes of a large majority of the local inhabitants with respect to their form of government. Furthermore, it would have a strongly adverse effect upon American interests throughout the Near and Middle East…”

Henderson went on to emphasize:

“At the present time the United States has a moral prestige in the Near and Middle East unequaled by that of any other great power. We would lose that prestige and would be likely for many years to be considered as a betrayer of the high principles which we ourselves have enunciated during the period of the war.”

When Zionists began pushing for a partition plan through the UN, Henderson recommended strongly against supporting their proposal. He warned that such a partition would have to be implemented by force and emphasized that it was “not based on any principle.” He went on to write:

“…[partition] would guarantee that the Palestine problem would be permanent and still more complicated in the future…”

Henderson went on to emphasize:

….[proposals for partition] are in definite contravention to various principles laid down in the [UN] Charter as well as to principles on which American concepts of Government are based. These proposals, for instance, ignore such principles as self-determination and majority rule. They recognize the principle of a theocratic racial state and even go so far in several instances as to discriminate on grounds of religion and race…”

Henderson was far from alone in making his recommendations. He wrote that his views were not only those of the entire Near East Division but were shared by “nearly every member of the Foreign Service or of the Department who has worked to any appreciable extent on Near Eastern problems.”

Henderson wasn’t exaggerating. Official after official and agency after agency opposed Zionism.

In 1947 the CIA reported that Zionist leadership was pursuing objectives that would endanger both Jews and “the strategic interests of the Western powers in the Near and Middle East.”

Truman Accedes to Pro-Israel Lobby

President Harry Truman, however, ignored this advice. Truman’s political advisor, Clark Clifford, believed that the Jewish vote and contributions were essential to winning the upcoming presidential election, and that supporting the partition plan would garner that support. (Truman’s opponent, Dewey, took similar stands for similar reasons.)

Truman’s Secretary of State George Marshall, the renowned World War II General and author of the Marshall Plan, was furious to see electoral considerations taking precedence over policies based on national interest. He condemned what he called a “transparent dodge to win a few votes,” which would cause “[t]he great dignity of the office of President [to be] seriously diminished.”

Marshall wrote that the counsel offered by Clifford “was based on domestic political considerations, while the problem which confronted us was international. I said bluntly that if the President were to follow Mr. Clifford’s advice and if in the elections I were to vote, I would vote against the President…”

Henry F. Grady, who has been called “America’s top diplomatic soldier for a critical period of the Cold War,” headed a 1946 commission aimed at coming up with a solution for Palestine. Grady later wrote about the Zionist lobby and its damaging effect on US national interests.

Grady argued that without Zionist pressure, the U.S. would not have had “the ill-will with the Arab states, which are of such strategic importance in our ‘cold war’ with the soviets.” He also described the decisive power of the lobby:

“I have had a good deal of experience with lobbies but this group started where those of my experience had ended….. I have headed a number of government missions but in no other have I ever experienced so much disloyalty”…… “in the United States, since there is no political force to counterbalance Zionism, its campaigns are apt to be decisive.”

Former Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson also opposed Zionism. Acheson’s biographer writes that Acheson “worried that the West would pay a high price for Israel.” Another Author, John Mulhall, records Acheson’s warning:

 “…to transform [Palestine] into a Jewish State capable of receiving a million or more immigrants would vastly exacerbate the political problem and imperil not only American but all Western interests in the Near East.”

Secretary of Defense James Forrestal also tried, unsuccessfully, to oppose the Zionists. He was outraged that Truman’s Mideast policy was based on what he called “squalid political purposes,” asserting that “United States policy should be based on United States national interests and not on domestic political considerations.”

Forrestal represented the general Pentagon view when he said that “no group in this country should be permitted to influence our policy to the point where it could endanger our national security.”

A report by the National Security Council warned that the Palestine turmoil was acutely endangering the security of the United States. A CIA report stressed the strategic importance of the Middle East and its oil resources.

Similarly, George F. Kennan, the State Department’s Director of Policy Planning, issued a top-secret document on January 19, 1947 that outlined the enormous damage done to the US by the partition plan (“Report by the Policy Planning Staff on Position of the United States with Respect to Palestine”).

Kennan cautioned that “important U.S. oil concessions and air base rights” could be lost through US support for partition and warned that the USSR stood to gain by the partition plan.

Kermit Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt’s nephew and a legendary intelligence agent, was another who was deeply disturbed by events, noting:

“The process by which Zionist Jews have been able to promote American support for the partition of Palestine demonstrates the vital need of a foreign policy based on national rather than partisan interests… Only when the national interests of the United States, in their highest terms, take precedence over all other considerations, can a logical, farseeing foreign policy be evolved. No American political leader has the right to compromise American interests to gain partisan votes…”

He went on:

“The present course of world crisis will increasingly force upon Americans the realization that their national interests and those of the proposed Jewish state in Palestine are going to conflict. It is to be hoped that American Zionists and non-Zionists alike will come to grips with the realities of the problem.”

The head of the State Department’s Division of Near Eastern Affairs, Gordon P. Merriam, warned against the partition plan on moral grounds:

“U.S. support for partition of Palestine as a solution to that problem can be justified only on the basis of Arab and Jewish consent. Otherwise we should violate the principle of self-determination which has been written into the Atlantic Charter, the declaration of the United Nations, and the United Nations Charter–a principle that is deeply embedded in our foreign policy. Even a United Nations determination in favor of partition would be, in the absence of such consent, a stultification and violation of UN’s own charter.”

Merriam added that without consent, “bloodshed and chaos” would follow, a tragically accurate prediction.

An internal State Department memorandum accurately predicted how Israel would be born through armed aggression masked as defense:

“…the Jews will be the actual aggressors against the Arabs. However, the Jews will claim that they are merely defending the boundaries of a state which were traced by the UN…In the event of such Arab outside aid the Jews will come running to the Security Council with the claim that their state is the object of armed aggression and will use every means to obscure the fact that it is their own armed aggression against the Arabs inside which is the cause of Arab counter-attack.”

And American Vice Consul William J. Porter foresaw another outcome of the partition plan: that no Arab State would actually ever come to be in Palestine.

Pro-Israel Pressure on General Assembly Members

When it was clear that the Partition recommendation did not have the required two-thirds of the UN General Assembly to pass, Zionists pushed through a delay in the vote. They then used this period to pressure numerous nations into voting for the recommendation. A number of people later described this campaign.

Robert Nathan, a Zionist who had worked for the US government and who was particularly active in the Jewish Agency, wrote afterward, “We used any tools at hand,” such as telling certain delegations that the Zionists would use their influence to block economic aid to any countries that did not vote the right way.

Another Zionist proudly stated:

“Every clue was meticulously checked and pursued. Not the smallest or the remotest of nations, but was contacted and wooed. Nothing was left to chance.”

Financier and longtime presidential advisor Bernard Baruch told France it would lose U.S. aid if it voted against partition. Top White House executive assistant David Niles organized pressure on Liberia; rubber magnate Harvey Firestone pressured Liberia.

Latin American delegates were told that the Pan-American highway construction project would be more likely if they voted yes. Delegates’ wives received mink coats (the wife of the Cuban delegate returned hers); Costa Rica’s President Jose Figueres reportedly received a blank checkbook. Haiti was promised economic aid if it would change its original vote opposing partition.

Longtime Zionist Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, along with ten senators and Truman domestic advisor Clark Clifford, threatened the Philippines (seven bills were pending on the Philippines in Congress).

Before the vote on the plan, the Philippine delegate had given a passionate speech against partition, defending the inviolable “primordial rights of a people to determine their political future and to preserve the territorial integrity of their native land…”

He went on to say that he could not believe that the General Assembly would sanction a move that would place the world “back on the road to the dangerous principles of racial exclusiveness and to the archaic documents of theocratic governments.”

Twenty-four hours later, after intense Zionist pressure, the delegate voted in favor of partition.

The U.S. delegation to the U.N. was so outraged when Truman insisted that they support partition that the State Department director of U.N. Affairs was sent to New York to prevent the delegates from resigning en masse.

On Nov 29, 1947 the partition resolution, 181, passed. While this resolution is frequently cited, it was of limited (if any) legal impact. General Assembly resolutions, unlike Security Council resolutions, are not binding on member states. For this reason, the resolution requested that “[t]he Security Council take the necessary measures as provided for in the plan for its implementation,” which the Security Council never did. Legally, the General Assembly Resolution was a “recommendation” and did not create any states.

What it did do, however, was increase the fighting in Palestine. Within months (and before Israel dates the beginning of its founding war) the Zionists had forced out 413,794 people. Zionist military units had stealthily been preparing for war before the UN vote and had acquired massive weaponry, some of it through a widespread network of illicit gunrunning operations in the US under a number of front groups.

The UN eventually managed to create a temporary and very partial ceasefire. A Swedish UN mediator who had previously rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis was dispatched to negotiate an end to the violence. Israeli assassins killed him and Israel continued what it was to call its “war of independence.”

At the end of this war, through a larger military force than that of its adversaries and the ruthless implementation of plans to push out as many non-Jews as possible, Israel came into existence on 78 per cent of Palestine.

At least 33 massacres of Palestinian civilians were perpetrated, half of them before a single Arab army had entered the conflict, hundreds of villages were depopulated and razed, and a team of cartographers was sent out to give every town, village, river, and hillock a new, Hebrew name. All vestiges of Palestinian habitation, history, and culture were to be erased from history, an effort that almost succeeded.

Israel, which claims to be the “only democracy in the Middle East,’ decided not to declare official borders or to write a constitution, a situation which continues to this day. In 1967 it took still more Palestinian and Syrian land, which is now illegally occupied territory, since the annexation of land through military conquest is outlawed by modern international law. It has continued this campaign of growth through armed acquisition and illegal confiscation of land ever since.

Individual Israelis, like Palestinians and all people, are legally and morally entitled to an array of human rights.

On the other hand, the state of Israel’s vaunted “right to exist” is based on an alleged “right” derived from might, an outmoded concept that international legal conventions do not recognize, and in fact specifically prohibit.


Alison Weir is president of the Council for the National Interest and executive director of If Americans Knew. See the “History of US-Israel Relations” on both the IAK and the CNI websites for detailed citations for the above information. Additional references can be found in “How Palestine Became Israel.”


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  1. ‘……. In his book, “Jewish Religion – Jewish History,” Israel Shahak records that Harry Truman had been abandoned by everyone when he came to run for President. Then an American Zionist brought Truman $2 million dollars in cash in a suitcase aboard his whistle-stop campaign train.

    “That’s why our recognition of Israel was rushed through so fast,” John F Kennedy had remarked to Gore Vidal. And thus occurred yet another Zionist event in the corruption of American politicians……’

    As president, JFK demanded inspection of Israel’s Dimona nuclear power plant. I believe that is the deeper motive and unseen hand of the assassin in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and likewise with his brother and presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in 1968 using a Palestinian pasty.

    This article is very helpful, so much has been repressed, self-censorship has been life insurance, career security, and otherwise the price of publication, and election!

    Zionist are clearly behind 9/11 and its coverup. If there was ever a Trojan Horse in the US, is has been the Zionist, both domestic, foreign, and especially those with dual US-Israeli citizenship.


    Comment by Bill Mitchell | October 11, 2011

  2. you meant STOLEN FROM PALESTINIANS, did you not, Ms. Weir?

    you cannot CREATE what was STOLEN


    Comment by you meant STOLEN didn't you Allison??? | October 11, 2011

  3. So-called Zionist “Jews” are not Israelites nor Hebrews.

    Truth is not on Holiday just because the Moneychangers & Pharisees print the currency and own the Media and operate a crack house called Congress

    no one HAS to stay in the stool sculpture deity cult compound…when the truth is known

    Khazars need to make Exodus


    Comment by Anthony Clifton | April 25, 2013

  4. The article reads, “To better understand the Palestinian bid for membership in the United Nations, it is important to understand the original 1947 UN action on Israel-Palestine.”

    I just hate to break bad news, but the term “Palestinian” became defunct on May 14, 1948 when the territory was renamed Israel, meaning Arabs living in all parts of the Palestine Mandate were now Israelis, and the Palestine Mandate includes the West Bank and Gaza.

    The defunct term “Palestinian” was resurrected from its tomb by the Arab League in 1963, the year Israel was reputed to have either acquired an atomic bomb or tested one. Arab governments had to change their confrontational strategy towards Israel, so they created the “Palestinian” ethnic group, an entity never heard of before, otherwise a state would have been created for them back in the 1920s when the League of Nations was creating states for all ethnic groups in the Middle East, including the Druze and Alawites.

    In fact, United Nations Resolution 181 (1947) calls for a “Jewish state” and an “Arab state”. Nowhere does R-181 call for a “Palestinian State”, which legally it would have to if such a group existed.

    Furthermore, back in 1920 Arabs who lived in Palestine called themselves SYRIAN and wanted Palestine to merge with Syria.


    Comment by Dean M. Jackson | April 25, 2013

  5. I’m sorry Anthony, they were called Semites that lived there previously and they were both Arabs and Jews.


    Comment by jeff | April 25, 2013

    • Anthony is referring to the relatively new Russian arrivals to the area, dating from 1880 to 1914. What Anthony’s comment doesn’t represent is any empathy for a post-Ottoman Jewish state for native Jews of the Middle East, such a state ultimately made possible by those European Jews. You see, there were Jewish communities throughout the Middle East pre and post World War I. A Jewish state in the area made possible a safe place to go if Jewish persecution erupted in any area of the region.

      Since the League of Nations was creating states for all ethnic groups in the post-Ottoman Middle East (including the Druze, Alawites, and a partial state for Christian Maronites to be shared with Muslim Arabs), why should native Jews be left out? Those European Jews that had recently settled Palestine made such a Jewish State possible.


      Comment by Dean M. Jackson | April 26, 2013

  6. Dean, you would do well to revisit Aristotelian Logic.

    What you do is “define a fact” and then use it to win the argument…
    For example, you excuse the fact that a country was needed for the Jews. So then the League of Nations is justified in creating one?…. REGARDLESS of where and whom it displaced? There were Millions of people inhabiting the region, no matter what name they had or did not have, they were an ethnic group and had more right to be there since it was their legally established home for centuries. Your “definition” implies that since they were not called Palestinians therefore they do not exist, is a valid reason for legally claiming their land does not stand (among other things).

    Can the League of Nations create an Israel and in the process destroy the homes and dwellings of a majority of “Whatever you may want to call them” just because they do not have a name? The “Nameless” were 6 million and legally had their homes, orchards and lands. The real definition, no matter what organism condones it, is War of Conquest. This generated the destruction of homes, orchards, trees, mass displacement of peaceful people living there (it is natural that they tried to resist with force), the death of hundreds of thousands and the displacement of millions in the largest concentration camps (Gaza and West Bank). It the blatant Apartheid Regime which affects millions living in what never was and is now called Israel, and it is obvious to any impartial beholder that the original people living there are now a suppressed and discriminated people.

    The concept of doing “right” for some and “dong wrong” to millions to achieve the “right” does not stand,no matter the semantics you use. Not only you use this “semantics tactic” but you also omit the facts that support the other side´s arguments in the drama.

    Lets use an example… New York is a multiracial land whose people do not have a name to go by, so why not move the Jews there, since there is already a Jewish community? To make room for them we displace the original dwellers into “Berlin Wall sectors” , take over the region, name it Israel and then define it as a Zionist state… if they complain and defend themselves lets Cast Lead upon them. And do unto them what is done to the Palestinians ….Yes I know that New York has defined boundaries and is a recognized state… but that is more semantics… Just because those in Palestine were never allowed to define their state does not “human wrongs” permit.

    But let me use your own argument… Since there is an ethnic group in Palestine that does not have a state and just like the Jews back then deserved it as you argue, why don´t we now fabricate an independent state for those Palestinians just like we did for the Jews? The Palestinians assume the fact they were conquered and now they are willing to accept the loss and will settle for something less… You want to deny them their right and get ALL the land for Israel? Just like in your argument the present international community and even the United Nations says they have the right to their independent country..Is ten for me none for you a valid concept?

    Dean, because the League of Nations, or whoever, made a decision, that decision is not allowed to be the “definition of the basic fact” which supports your arguments… The fact is tainted and the “Logic” your present is a fallacy. Aristotle, after defining the logical process said that the ultimate test would be: If the conclusion does not coincide with reality then the logical argument is fallacious… The reality is that a crime has been perpetrated upon 6 million people and their human rights are being trampled, no matter what semantics you use.

    And never have I said that the Jews do not deserve a state in this world.. Just give it to them within LEGAL AND HUMANITARIAN actions and do not excuse a crime to make a right by “re-defining” the word “right”.. The rights of anybody end where the rights of the others begin… Start from there… basic premise for the foundation of logical argumentation in humanitarian cases.

    Of course this is not only for Dean… Thucydides said “When a man finds a conclusion agreeable, he accepts it without argument, but when he finds it disagreeable, he will bring against it all the forces of logic and reason.” Bacon agreed and said in turn”The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion draws all things else to support and agree with it” ……..Logical arguments need to present all the facts to be valid, else they are simple advocacies.


    Comment by Aristotle Lives | April 26, 2013

    • Aristotle Lives says, “For example, you excuse the fact that a country was needed for the Jews. So then the League of Nations is justified in creating one?…. REGARDLESS of where and whom it displaced?”

      Response: Where did I say “needed”? Why would you begrudge a Jewish State in the former Ottoman Middle East? Why would a Jewish State displace Arabs in Palestine, later Israel?

      Aristotle Lives says, “…they were an ethnic group…”

      Response: Who were an ethnic group? The Muslim/Christian Arabs of Palestine? Why would they care if they lived in a Jewish State? Are you saying those Arabs living in Palestine were bigoted against Jews? In fact, four Arab nations were created for Arabs post World War I (as you know)–Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq–so I don’t follow your reasoning here.

      Aristotle Lives says, “Your “definition” implies that since they were not called Palestinians therefore they do not exist, is a valid reason for legally claiming their land does not stand…”

      Response: Sure they existed, and they were what they called themselves–SYRIANS–who wanted to merge Palestine with Syria. Well, there was nothing preventing those self-proclaimed SYRIANS form moving to Syria if they didn’t care for living in the Jewish State.

      You would begrudge a Jewish State in the former Ottoman Middle East because Arabs in Palestine refused to abide by the new post World War I reality of the region? If the Allies couldn’t determine, as equitably as could be achieved, that everyone in the Middle East should get a piece of the territorial pie, who should?

      Conclusion: You have a problem with the concept of a Jewish State, but say nothing of the two Hashemite states created (Jordan and Iraq), not to mention the states created for the Alawites and Druze…The Alawite State and Jabal al Druze, respectively. Why? Maybe you also think the Middle East should have been returned to the Turks? You do know that Turkey moved back into territories reserved for the Kurds and Armenians, don’t you?


      Comment by Dean M. Jackson | April 29, 2013

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