Israel Hayom: Turkey has transferred to the Palestinian Authority a copy of the Ottoman Empire archives, including tens of thousands of land registries from the territories under its control between the years 1516 to 1917.
Attorneys for the PA are already using the archived material, in order to undermine Israeli claims to land across Israel, primarily in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.
Judge Musa Shakarneh, Chairman of the Palestinian Land Authority, is already registering for lands via the Land Registration Offices for Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem, among other things with the assistance of Turkey and its Ottoman-era archives.
In an interview to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, Shakarneh explained that land registrations of Palestinians living abroad were helping him realize the “right of return.” Read More …
Opinion: Yogi Berra once said “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” I am predicting that if Donald Trump is re-elected he will recommend that Turkey be kicked out of NATO.
If that happens Turkey could then carry through on its threat to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and get in position to join the prophesied attack (Ezekiel 38-39) with Russia and Iran in an all-out war on Israel.
News Flash to Recep Erdogan: The Ottoman Empire sided with Germany in WWI and collapsed, making land claims and the right of return of 5 million so-called Arab refugees to Israel a moot point.
1917: World War I coming to an end: Britain signs the Balfour Declaration that committed Britain to establish a national home for the Jewish people in the area of Palestine
1918: World War I ends
1919: The Ottoman Empire, which backed Germany in the war, collapses and the Middle East lands are divided up among the allies
- League of Nations awarded Britain mandates over Transjordan, Palestine, and Iraq.
- League of Nations awarded France mandates over Syria and Lebanon.
- Britain awarded the entire land of Palestine to Israel with no territorial restrictions.
- Israel was granted both sides of the Jordan River, totaling 43,075 square miles. A few months later, Britain, under pressure, altered the grant and took back 32,460 square miles, or 78 percent of the original land grant.
- That land was then given to establish Transjordan (the original two-state solution), leaving Israel with approximately 9,500 square miles.
- The UN proposed a further reduction of land for Israel to 5,560 square miles, or 13% of the original land grant. Seventy-five% of Israel’s allotted land was desert.
- Israel was pushed to land on the West Bank of the Jordan River.
- Israel’s land mass became 5,560 square miles; Arab land mass equaled 6,700,000 square miles.
- The Arab world rejected the United Nations Partition Plan that would have created an Arab state and a Jewish state side by side.
- The British Mandate terminated in mid-May.
- Prior to Israel’s statehood announcement, approximately 700,000 of 900,000 Arab refugees were warned of a pending war. The Arabs were advised to flee the area, for they might be mistaken for Israelis.
- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Said declared, “We will smash the country with our guns and obliterate every place the Jews seek shelter in. The Arabs should conduct their wives and children to safe areas until the fighting has died down.”
- Israel was re-born on May 14, 1948, and was attacked on the same day by Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. After the war, Egypt controlled the Gaza Strip and its more than 200,000 inhabitants, but refused to allow the Palestinians into Egypt. Read More …
When has a nation or empire recovered land lost in a war it started? Never.