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Jewish Rights in the Middle East and the Peace Process

Israel is accused of occupying Arab lands and oppressing the Palestinians. What is the truth?

When the Ottoman Empire was broken up in 1917 all the Middle East was given over to the Arabs without regard to the rights of self-determination of the other nationalities, mainly the Jews and the Kurds.

Look at the statistics: the population figures of the vilayet of Baghdad as given by the last official yearbook of 1916 – Jews numbered 80,000 out of a total population of 202,200. In the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce up to 1946, most of the members were Jews and half the Administrative Council were Jews.

Without regard to the Balfour Declaration which became a dead letter, and to Zionism which has succeeded in bringing Jews to Israel but has failed to come to terms with the Arabs. At the break-up of the Ottoman Empire Jews should have been entitled to at least 20,000 square miles, more than the total area of Palestine, west of the Jordan River. As such, Israel is entitled to the whole of that area and the Palestinians should regard trans-Jordan as their national home. That should be the basis of any just and lasting settlement between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East.

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