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Posted on August 16, 2001

The baseless myth, of how the Arab armies wanted to destroy the 'Jewish State', has been propagated in all sectors of the Israeli society, especially in its school system, military boot camps, and media. As it will be proven below, this myth was deemed necessary by most Zionists to legitimize their continued USURPATION of the Palestinian people's political, civil, and economic rights.

Often when Israelis and Zionists are confronted with facts contrary to their liking, they counter by accusing the sources of fabrication or being part of the "anti-Semitic" Arab propaganda. To avoid such a "confusion", we'll directly quote two of the most prominent pro-Israeli historians, Martin Van Creveld (the renowned Israeli military strategist and historian) and Martin Gilbert, who wrote:

  • "In the Event of invading [Arab] forces were limited to approximately 30,000 men. The strongest [consider this fact while reading the next quote] single contingent was the Jordanian one, already described. Next came Egyptians with 5,500 men, then the Iraqis with 4,500 who ..... were joined by perhaps 3,000 local irregulars. The total was thus around eight rather under strength brigades, some of them definitely of second-and even third-rate quality. To these must be added approximately 2,000 Lebanese (one brigade) and 6,000 Syrians (three brigades). Thus, even though the Arab countries [population] outnumbered the Yishuv by better then forty-to-one, in terms of military manpower available for combat in Palestine the two sides were fairly evenly matched. As time went on and both sides sent reinforcements the balance changed in the Jews' favor; by October they had almost 90,000 men and women under arms, the Arabs only 68,000." (The Sword And The Olive, p. 77-78)
  • "Senior Hagana commanders met with committee [UN Special Committee On Palestine-UNSCOP] members in Jerusalem's Talpiot quarter in similarly surreptitious circumstances to express confidence that Jewish forces, which they numbered at 90,000, including 35,000 reservists, could overcome any Arab assault should it come to war." (Jerusalem Post)
  • "Ben-Gurion made serious efforts, shortly before the United Nations vote on the Partition proposal, to seek the neutrality of King Abdullah of Transjordan, whose British trained and officered army, the Arab Legion, was the STRONGEST fighting force in the Middle East. The king had long been at loggerheads with Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, for the moral leadership of the Arabs of the whole region. Abdullah's secret interlocutor was to be Golda Meir:"' ...... He [King Abudullah] soon made the heart of the matter clear: he would not join in any Arab attack on us. He would always remain our friend, he said, and like us, he wanted peace more than anything else. After all, we had a common foe, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini.'"(Israel: A History, p.149-150)

  • "As for Abdullah's Arab Legion, it had fought better than any other Arab force. Yet on scarcely any occasion had the Arab Legion attempted to conquer territories allotted to the Jews by the partition plan, preferring to stay on the defensive." (The Sword And The Olive, p. 95)
  • ".... there was no common military headquarters, no attempts at coordinating the offenses of the Arab armies, and ... not even a regular liaison service for sharing enemy intelligence." (The Sword And The Olive, p. 83)
  • "Perhaps the most important [of the Arab armies problems] was a crippled shortage of ammunition, owing to the international arms embargo ..., in the case of the Iraqis and Egyptians, long lines of communications. For example, after February 25, 1948, the Arab Legion received no new ammunition for its 20mm guns. Some of the ammunition used by the Iraqi artillery was more than thirty years old; the Syrians had no ammunition for their heavy 155mm guns. Whereas Jewish stockpiles were growing all the times [especially the big arms shipment from Czechoslovakia in May 1948], the enemies were so depleted they stole ammunition shipments for each other. In addition, they were ill-coordinated, technically incompetent, slow, ponderous, badly led, and unable to cope with night operations that willy-nilly, constituted the IDF's expertise." (The Sword And The Olive, p. 95-96)
  • Soon after the execution of Operation Dani in the first half of July 1948, Yigal Allon wrote a Palmach (Haganah's strike force) report stating that the expulsion of Lydda's and Ramla's inhabitants had:

    "clogged the routes of the advance of the [Transjordan Arab] Legion and had foisted upon the Arab economy the problem of "maintaining another 45,000 souls . . . Moreover, the phenomenon of the flight of tens of thousands will no doubt cause demoralization in every Arab area [the refugees] reach . . . This victory will yet have great effect on other sectors." (Israel: A History, p. 218 & Benny Morris, p. 211)

Although we disagree with the Arab armies' statistics (30,000 men) that was presented by Mr. Creveld, the reader could conclude the following:

  • The strongest Arab army to enter Palestine was in cahoots with the Israelis from the start. Based on H.M. King Abdullah's orders (who also commanded the Iraqi Army in addition to Transjordan's), the strongest Arab armies did not even encroach on the areas allotted to the Jewish state by the 1947 UN GA Partition plan. On the contrary, the truth was the exact opposite, for example:

    1- Lydda, Ramla, and the Triangle Areas were handed over to the Israelis without a fight. Although Transjordan's Army withdrew based on the orders of H.M. the King, the Iraqi Army (which was positioned few kilometers north in Ras al-'Ayn) was given explicit orders not to intervene (their motto in Arabic was: maku 'Awamer). It should be noted that these areas used to be densely populated with Palestinians, were fertile, and were strategically located for both Arab and Israeli supply lines.

    2- When the Israeli Army attacked the Egyptian (south) and Syrian (northeast) armies in mid-October, 1948, the Iraqi and Jordanian armies were forbidden from opening a third front in the middle and south. The Iraqi Army was capable of splitting Israel in half if it was given the orders, and the Jordanian Army watched from the sidelines as the Israeli Army mauled the Egyptians in southern Hebron and Beersheba areas (Righteous Victims, p. 244). Note that the Iraqi Army was well positioned in the Tulkarm-Jinin areas (southeast of Haifa) which is only 12-14 kilometers from the Mediterranean, click here for a map illustration.

  • The other strongest Arab armies, Egyptian and Iraqi, had long supply and communication lines away from their bases in their respective countries.

  • Saudi Arabian and Sudanese armies contributed few thousand soldiers in the middle of the war to shore up the exhausted Egyptian army in southern Palestine.

  • Under American and French pressure, the Lebanese Army was sidelined from the start, and it did not even cross the international borders. At the most, the Lebanese army provided a mediocre artillery cover to some ALA [Arab Liberation Army] volunteers at the beginning of the war. (Righteous Victims p. 233-234)

  • When the Arab armies entered Palestine on May 15, 1948, close to 400,000 Palestinian refugees were already ethnically cleansed out of their homes, and they clogged the roads, burdened local economies, and demoralized the Arab populations and armies, as it was admitted by Yigal Allon. In other words, the Palestinian refugees were used as a weapon against Israel's enemies.

  • The Arab armies neither coordinated their military operational plans, nor shared military intelligence among themselves. In fact, it wasn't until April 30, 1948 that the Arab armies' chiefs of staff met for the first time to work out a plan for military intervention. It's worth noting that this plan was later wrecked by H.M. King Abdullah, when he made last minute changes just before the entry of any Arab army into British Mandated Palestine. (Simha Flapan, p. 133 & Iron Wall, p. 35)

  • According to a Jewish Agency assessment of the Arab intentions and capacities, submitted in March 1948, reported that the Arabs chiefs of staff had warned their government against an invasion of Palestine and any lengthy war because of the internal situation in most of the Arab countries. For example, revolt in Yemen kept the Saudis at bay and there was a mass riot in Iraq against the Anglo-Iraqi treaty, (Simha Flapan, p. 123-124)

  • Yochai Sela of Tel-Aviv University, has provided the following breakdown for the number of Israelis killed during the 1948 war:

    Fatality Category Value Percentage of Total

    Civilians killed*

    1,150 20.15%
    Military killed 4,558 79.85%

    Total

    5,708

    100%
    Soldiers killed between
    Nov. 30, 1947 - May 15, 1948
    1,345** 23.56%
    Soldiers killed between
    May 15, 1948- March 10, 1949
    3,213** 56.29%
    Killed within the
    areas designated by the UN
    1,581 27.70%
    Killed outside the
    areas designated by the UN
    2,759*** 48.33%
    Killed defending
    Jewish settlements
    984 17.24%
    Killed attacking
    Arab settlements
    1,212 21.23%

    Source: Simha Flapan, p. 198-199.
    * Majority died in Jerusalem
    ** The number of Israelis killed while fighting the Arab Legion 1,367; the Palestinians, 1,092; the Egyptians, 910; the Syrians, 238; the Iraqis, 241; the Lebanese 129; Qawukji' ALA, 336, the British 30.
    *** Mostly soldiers, non-civilians.

    These statistics clearly show that the number of Israeli soldiers killed in offensive actions were well over 60% (2,759/4,558) of the total Israeli soldiers killed between November 30, 1947 and March 10, 1949. So from the Israeli prospective, the so called "War of Independence" was more offensive than defensive in nature.

  • The Israelis maximally exploited the rivalry between H.M. the King Abdullah of Transjordan and al-Hajj Amin al-Husseini. For example, before the entry of any Arab armies to Palestine on May 15th, 1948, al-Hajj Amin (who resided at the time in Tyre-southern Lebanon) wanted to declare a provisional Palestinian government in the Galilee, with Safad being its capital. To preempt such a plan, H.M. the King pulled out Transjordan's irregulars troops out of Safad on May 11th, 1948, which was the primary reason for its falling into Israeli hands few days later (Benny Morris, p. 105). Another good reason that enticed H.M. the King to collaborate with the Jewish Agency was the promise of future payments of $4 million a year for the next subsequent 5 years. (Simha Flapan, p. 138)

  • Although there was an arms embargo on the warring parties in the Middle East, the embargo negatively affected the Arabs more than the Israelis. While the Arab armies were depleting their arms and ammunitions, the Israeli army was stockpiling weapons and ammunitions from a huge arms shipment from Czechoslovakia that arrived in early May, 1948.

  • By October 1948, the Israeli army had 90,000 armed men, while the Arab armies had 68,000 armed men.

  • It's a fabricated myth that seven well equipped, organized, and coordinated Arab armies attempted to PUSH the poorly armed Jews into the sea, click here to read our rebuttal to this myth.

  • Click here for a detail map illustrating the standing of the Israeli and Arab armies on May 14th, 1948.

Ben-Gurion, the first Israeli Prime Minister, recognized that Palestinian nationalism created the very danger he was most afraid of. He knew that the victory in 1948 was achieved not because the Israeli Army was more heroic but because the Arab armies were corrupt and the Arab world was divided. He became obsessed with the fear that a charismatic leader would modernize Arab education, their economies, and unite all the Arab states. He wrote on November 11, 1948:

"The Arab people have been beaten by us. Will they forget it quickly? Seven hundred thousand people beat 30 million. Will they forget this offense? It can be assumed that they have a sense of honor. We will make peace efforts, but two sides are necessary for peace. Is there any security that they will not want to take revenge? Let us recognize the truth: we won not because we performed wonders, but because the Arab army is rotten. Must this rottenness persist forever? The situation in the world beckons towards revenge: there are two blocs; there is fear of world war. This tempts anyone with a grievance. We will always require a superior defensive capability." (Simha Flapan, p. 238)

Finally, we like to end this article by directly quoting the famous Israeli historian Avi Shlaim who stated in his famous Iron Wall book:

  • "This popular-heroic-moralistic version of the 1948 war has been used extensively in Israeli propaganda and is still taught in Israeli schools. It is a prime example of the use of a nationalistic version of history in the process of nation building. In a very real sense history is the propaganda of the victors, and the history of the 1948 war is no exception." (Iron Wall p. 34)
  • "Despite all the political miscalculations and failures of those who planned the Sinai Campaign, it is their version that became firmly entrenched in the mind of the overwhelming majority of Israelis. The popular perception of the 1956 war in Israel is that it was a defensive war, a just war, a brilliantly executed war, and a war that achieved nearly all of its objectives. This version of the war was propagated not only by members of the Israeli defense establishment but by a host of sympathetic historians, journalists, and commentators. However deeply cherished, this version does not stand up to scrutiny in the light of the evidence now available. It is a striking example of the way in which history can be manipulated to serve nationalist ends. The official Israeli version of the 1956 war, like that of the 1948 war, is little more than the propaganda of the victor." (Iron Wall, p. 185)

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Posted by Brent on May 7, 2013 #149820

Another point that should be noted is that the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians by the Zionist invaders had ALREADY started and been heavily done BEFORE any outside/neighboring Arab country intervened to try to help the largely defenseless indigenous Palestinian population from the Khazarian invaders (see Dr. Eran Elhaik's recent genetic studies). From a review of Historian Ilan Pappe's heartbreaking masterpiece "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine"

"Ethnic cleansing (of the Palestinians, the Nakba) began in early December, 1947 when Palestinians comprised two-thirds of the population and Jews, mostly from war-torn Europe, the other third."
Posted by XRumerTest on February 3, 2013 #148654

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Posted by Brent on July 22, 2012 #145227

"Jason" is a fool, and is refuted by other articles in the Zionist FAQ section. The Zionists were in cahoots with King Abdullah I of Jordan; see Avi Shlaim's "Collusion Across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist movement, and the Partition of Palestine". Also the UN General Assembly has no legal binding power, the Zionists reject every other single resolution; including UN Security Council Resolutions like 446, 478, etc. calling their occupation of the Palestinian West Bank since 1967 entirely illegal under international law (i.e. the illegal Zionist colonialist settlements are just that: totally illegal under ALL international law period). And it is NOT in the competency of the UN General Assembly's charter to divide or partition nations; much less on ethno-religious grounds. And even to get this NON binding UN General Assembly resolution (that absurdly was going to give a majority, 55%, of the land to the Zionist settlers from Europe even though in 1947-1948 after all the "aliyahs" from Eastern Europe they were only around 30% of the population of all of Palestine with Palestinian Arabs STILL being around 70% of the population and the Palestinian's still owned over 93% of all the land of Palestine with Zionist settlers from Europe owning less than 7% of the total area of Palestine) again even to get this non-binding UN General Assembly resolution the US had to bribe and twisted arms behind the scenes for the Zionists, so much so that one US official even called this action on behalf of the Zionists (by the Americans) a SCANDAL!
Posted by Waleed on May 27, 2012 #144134

If Zionists didnt pick Palestine to be their future state ,we wouldnt be arguing anyting today
Posted by Jason on May 24, 2012 #144075

Arab armies in practice bad joke made sure Palestinian Arab not get state. West Bank might have successful became future Palestine state 1949 if not Jordan army. Egypt army in many ways might touch little more land if not fact they try make sure Jordan did grap to much. Palestinian leaders very stupped reject UN resolution risk war save.
Posted by Webmaster on May 15, 2012 #143849

As for nascent Israel’s “Davidian” status vis-a vis the Goliath of the “invading” Arab states, Ben Gurion provides eloquent testimony on it in his War Diary. Thus, on 24 May 1948, less than ten days after the Arab armies had entered those parts of Palestine allocated to the Arab state under the partition plan to preempt the advancing Jewish forces, David Ben-Gurion wrote :

Maklef [Carmeli brigade] should receive reinforcements. His job is to occupy South Lebanon after bombing Tyre, Sidon and Beirut from the air. We will also shell Beirut from the sea. Yigal [Alon] should hit Syria [Syrian army] at [Mishmar Haemek] from the East and the North. Our airforce must bomb and destroy Amman. The weak link in the Arab coalition is Lebanon because Muslim authority there is artificial, and easy to undermine. We must establish a Christian state with the Litani River as its southern border (5). We will form an alliance with it.

Once we destroy the power of the Arab Legion [the army of Trans-Jordan] we will destroy Tran-Jordan and Syria will then fall. If Egypt dares to continue fighting, we will bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo. This is how we shall end this war and wind up our ancestors’ accounts with Egypt, Ashur and Aram…. ( David Ben-Gurion Yoman Hamilhimah Malhimet Hatzm’ut 1947-1949 (War Diary; War of Independence 1947-1949), eds)
Posted by Moshe on June 27, 2011 #135722

dubweiser101,

Although you say you consider yourself to be unbiased between the two sides, I did a little homework on your username. I see that you are Czech-born which gives you an automatic bias toward the conflict because Czechoslovakia played a huge role by providing the Zionists with weapons and aircraft from 1947-1949. This fact is even mentioned in the article. The current Czech Republic is among Israel's greatest allies. So it is true that the Israelis may have used some outdated equipment, but they had a lot of new equipment from your homeland. Only Jordan really had modern equipment and a well-trained military among the Arabs.

I also discovered (via Google) you have a Canadian IP address, but those things happen I guess. You are a huge fan of Czech military history, but you do often mention serving in the US Army. I also see an anti-Arab and anti-Muslim tone in your external activity. Basically what I am saying is you are most certainly biased.

You have also repeated several of the popular Zionist bullet points used to disguise the truth. The whole David vs. Goliath rhetoric is a creation of text book writers out of Tel Aviv. Please read the article next time before deciding to post propaganda.

The 'newly created state of Israel' had no 'legal sovereignty'. Their unilateral declaration of independence claimed no borders and the UN partition plan was no longer on the table, it had been placed on the back burner in favor of sending a UN mediator to Palestine, Count Folke Bernadotte (who was later assassinated by Lehi, the Israeli terrorist group eventually incorporated into the IDF). The USA and other nations had already pulled support for partition, likely the very reason they were the very first nation to recognize Israel (Czechoslovakia was also among the first). Very few nations recognized it until after they became a UN member state in 1949.

Repeating the Israeli and Zionist approved “wars of defense” shows your ignorance on the subject matter which again is most likely due to personal bias. With few exceptions (one being 1973), Israel has been the aggressor on every single occasion. They knew exactly what would happen by declaring independence a day prior to the expiration of the British mandate. This was a declaration of war. The 'six day' war in 1967 was planned all along, you can look elsewhere on this very site for a proof based on the initial Zionist-approved plan for Palestine and David Ben-Gurion's quotes. It is one of the worst lies ever told in modern history.

The Arabs were opposed to partition for rational reasons. After rejecting the earlier 'Peel Commission' partition, the Zionists created settlement outposts in Palestine to justify their own partition, the basis of which became the UN one. The Arabs rejected this because the Zionists had already been responsible for the exodus for over 250k Palestinians. King Abdullah I of Jordan initially wished to annex the Arab areas of Palestine. He was convinced by the other neighboring Arab states to invade and stop the Zionists in order to create a democratic unified state. The whole “destroy Israel” and “push the Jews to the sea” is a myth.

During the 'war', the Arabs mostly defended the area designated for the Arabs in the partition plan on King Abdullah I's orders. The Zionists also conned many Arabs in Palestine to fight with them for their 'independence', mostly Bedouins, only to later stab them in the back. The end result were the temporary armistice lines which gave the Zionists more than the partition plan spelled out. This war was not 'won' by anybody because it still persists to this very day and the issue still remains unresolved. Israel has been at a constant state of war since (and even prior to) its creation. With the exception to a tiny period in the early 1970s, they have never not been at war. War is the only thing they know. Tanks and bombs are a part of their life and children have grown up to believe theses things are normal.
Posted by Farah on June 3, 2011 #135054

dubweiser,

First off. As an American of Palestian decent, Thank you for your service. I do agree with you with regards to the incompetance of the Arab armies. You don't win wars with poor organization, planning and training. They didn't plan well, made poor strategic choices, and paid the price. Just to clarify, you mentioned that Israel was using WWII and pre WWII weapons. The war referenced in this article ocurred in 1948. WWII ended in 1945 so I would say that their arsenal was current.

I think the issue is this demonization of the Arabs by portraying this as some sort of genocidal invasion to exterminate the jews. This has taken over as the narrative here in the States and people are convinced the intent of any Palestian resistance is genocide which is a crock of BS. Half the refugees were created before a single Arab solider set foot in Palestine. These were fledging contries that had just shaken off their colonial past. They sent troops to assist looking to assist their bretheren.
Posted by Brent on December 30, 2010 #128428

What a joke "dubweiser" I'm sure you believe the US occupation military with drones and fighter jets are fighting a "brave fight" against a "superior enemy" also (you likely believe the same about the Native American genocide). The Arabs tried to resist the Zionist colonialist project (hatched in Europe by Zionist European Jews like the Balfour Declaration of the evil British Empire). The Zionists were trained by the British army, and the Zionists had volunteers from all over the world called the "Machal" (aka Mahal) who were mostly American and British WWII veterans that served in the Zionist military in 1948. The Zionists outnumbered the whole just post-colonialist pathetic Arab "coalition" (that fought each other often) 90,000 troops (for the Zionists) and 68,000 troops (for the whole Arab "coalition") by October 1948. In later wars the Zionists were armed by European nations and America. The Zionists were best friends with colonialist France (because Nasser supported Algerian resistance) France gave "Israel" nuclear weapons. Then in 1973 war huge US support for Zionist "Israel" started the US completely resupplied the Zionists in Operation Nickel Grass of 1973. Zionists had more troops every time and Western patron nations.
Posted by dubweiser101 on December 23, 2010 #128106

I'd like to say I am neither Jewish or Muslim or religeous at all for that matter so I consider myself to be unbiased between the two sides. I am however a US Army Ranger for 3-75(ret.) Completed 2 tours in Europe, 4 in Iraq, and 2 in Afghanistan so I've seen my share combat and dispute over religious differences.

What I see here is an admittance of guilt on the part of the Arabic nations to invade and threaten the legal sovereignty of the newly created state of Isreal. It is and as is confirmed by this article the Arabic nations had poised to strike from all directions into Israel with the aims of quickly overcoming the defenders by encirclement. If the myth as you call it is baseless ("The baseless myth, of how the Arab armies wanted to destroy the 'Jewish State', has been propagated in all sectors of the Israeli society, especially in its school system, military boot camps, and media.") then there would have been no attempted invasion in the first place. Second, the inability for the Arab battalions to cooperate logistically amongst one another, their lack of leadership or their supply situation is no excuse for the fact that they lost to more determined opposition. My experience has shown that in war you take any advantage you can and maximize it to full potential (air support, artillery strength, training, morale, organization, equipment, etc..) Failure to caplitalize and take any initiative ends in defeat. Isreal raised its army, supplied it, and trained it, but more importantly it coordinated a determined defense with often with outdated pre-and in some cases WW2 equipment. The Arab nations utilized newer equipment from Britain and France. And so I end by saying this, Israel fought 4 wars in defense and won in the face overwhelming odds and hence to the victor go the spoils. After being threatened directly 4 times in a row Israel has the right to be vigilant in defending her integrity. I would do the same for my nation and so would you.
Rangers lead the way.
Posted by Capt. SOLBAN on September 23, 2010 #122086

No matter how many times i revise the thought in the end i cant forget in turn their cant be the usual game. to all parties the old rulers will never change same lies and manipulation of innocent people. There will be no change anytime soon.
BE FREE FRIEND YHWH forgive us all
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Posted by Brent on July 1, 2010 #116697

Refuting the Zionist punk yacov again; yacov was using the old Zionist propaganda that God is allegedly "on their side". I showed from Surah 3:112 of the Holy Qur'an that God said the Jews are cursed except when they are given protection from men! The Americans arm the Zionist "Israelis" as their puppets (and these same people saved the Jews from the Nazi gas chambers). Also for yacov how can you explain the Zionist "Israeli" losses in the 2006 war and Zionist "Israeli" soldiers' deaths?! See Bible; Numbers 31:48-49
48And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses:
49And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us.
Posted by Brent on July 1, 2010 #116696

For all Muslims see Holy Qur'an Surah 3:112 which shows that the Jews are only not under a curse when they are under protection from "Allah and from men". These men have changed from time to time, in medieval times it was the Muslim states like Muslim Spain and the Ottoman Empire which sheltered the European Jews from the persecution of the European Christians who would've killed them off then. And today the Zionist "Israeli" Jews are protected by the West (America, Britain, France, Russia, etc.) it was these same forces that saved Jews from the Nazi gas chambers. If the Jews were allegedly God's "chosen people" how would God ever have allowed the Nazis to nearly exterminate them?!
Posted by Brent on July 1, 2010 #116695

The Arab side was completely disorganized and unfit for combat in the 1967 war. As I stated already the main Arab army (the Egyptians) had around 70,000 of their Egyptian troops tied up in a proxy war in Yemen called the North Yemen Civil War (1962-1970). From Zionist paper Haaretz; "Israel was involved in the Yemeni civil war, its interest being to keep a large percentage of the army of Egypt, Israel's worst enemy, tied up in the country, and to divert it from a potential conflict with Israel. For that reason Israel agreed to accede to Britain's request to supply weapons to the royalists."
Posted by Abdul-Rahman on May 3, 2010 #111329

Again in 1967 war; Nasser's Egypt did not even have half the Egyptian military in country (that is in Egypt) they were off involved in a proxy civil war in Yemen. This was called the North Yemen Civil War (1962-1970). In this war there was a Royalist side of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen versus the pro-Nasser pan-Arabist Socialist Yemen Arab Republic that had kicked out the monarchy in a coup. The royalist side was supported by the US, Saudis, Jordan, British, and even "Israelis"! Wikipedia tells us- The Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, supported the republicans with as many as 70,000 troops. Despite several military moves and peace conferences, the war sank into a stalemate. Egypt's commitment to the war is considered to have been detrimental to its performance in the Six-Day War of June 1967, after which Nasser found it increasingly difficult to maintain his army's involvement and began to pull his forces out of Yemen.
Posted by Brent on May 3, 2010 #111328

Again in 1973 October War the US became the Zionists main huge foreign backer, and this is still the case today with AIPAC and the Zionist owned US government and military. In the October 1973 war the Arabs (particularly Egypt) started off doing very well militarily against "Israel". "Israel" got desperate enough they told the US they ("Israel") were considering using the nuclear weapons that France and the UK helped the Zionists develop against Cairo, Egypt. The US didn't want a nuclear war (that could drag in the US and the Soviets in the Cold War) so the US did Operation Nickel Grass. Operation Nickel Grass was a huge resupply mission were the US basically completely resupplied the conventional Zionist "Israeli" military! This was the turning point in that 1973 war when the US got involved.
Posted by Brent on May 3, 2010 #111326

Also to build on after the 1948 war. The Zionist "Israelis" always had the military odds in their favor in both the 1967 "Six-Day" War and the 1973 October War. The Zionist "Israelis" main supplier between 1956 (Suez War) and 1967 was colonial France. In this period colonial France still occupied Algeria and the Zionists and French had a common enemy pan-Arabist hero Gamal Abdel-Nasser of Egypt who also supported the Algerian freedom fighters against the French. In 1967 half of Nasser's military forces were not even in Egypt they were bogged down in a proxy civil (between Egypt and Western puppet Saudis) that was the civil war in Yemen. In October 1973 the US became huge Zionist supporters see 1973's Operation Nickel Grass.
Posted by Brent on September 21, 2009 #89544

Also continuing from the Holy Qur'an, for zionist evildoer yacov, we are shown the reason for why we as a Ummah have been weak since the Islamic Golden Age (ending with Ottomans, etc.) is because we are not united and working together to please God correctly. Holy Qur'an Surah 13:11 [Pickthal 13:11] ... Lo! Allah changeth not the condition of a folk until they (first) change that which is in their hearts

end quote.

Certain Muslim nations are working to fight the evildoers and Allah has rewarded them with success and strength like the Islamic Republic of Iran: a growing superpower, Insha Allah! Also if your a religious Jew read the Three Oaths in the Talmud your not allowed to take Palestine see anti-Zionist Haredi Jews like NETUREI KARTA.
Posted by Brent on September 21, 2009 #89543

Also as for zionist yacov, back in 2008, the Holy Qur'an tells the truth. We are told the Zionists will never be strong unless they are given the temporary support of men; Holy Qur'an Surah 3:112- [Pickthal 3:112] Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save (where they grasp) a rope from Allah and a rope from men. They have incurred anger from their Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them. That is because they used to disbelieve the revelations of Allah, and slew the prophets wrongfully. That is because they were rebellious and used to transgress.

end quote.

The West (be it America, England, or France) has supported Zionist "Israel" since its' inception in 1948.
Posted by Brent on July 14, 2009 #82946

Correcting an old point of mine, the Iraqi leader in the 1948 war was not King Abdullah I of Jordan; but his fellow traitor and idiot pro-Western stooge King Faisal II of Iraq. Faisal II and King Abdullah I of Jordan were good friends and both in bed with the Zionists. The forces of the idiot Faisal II were in the pocket of the Zionists and West in the 1948 war and did not attack Zionist "Israel". King Faisal II reigned in his Iraqi monarchy from 1939 till his overthrow by Iraqi nationalists in the July 14, 1958 Iraqi revolution against Western imperialism; and agent Faisal II.
Posted by Brent on June 2, 2009 #78995

Of the most important Arab armies another was that of Egypt. Egypt at this time, 1948 war, was still under the pathetic "rule" of the British puppet King Farouk. His Wikipedia page sums it up nicely; Widely condemned for his corrupt and ineffectual governance, the continued British occupation, and the Egyptian army's failure to prevent the loss of 78% of Palestine to the newly formed State of Israel in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, public discontent against Farouk rose to new levels. Finally, on July 23, 1952, the Free Officers Movement under Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser staged a military coup that launched the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. Farouk was forced to abdicate, and went into exile in Monaco and Italy where he lived for the rest of his life.
Posted by Brent on May 27, 2009 #78392

The Zionist "Israeli" military also benefitted from British training. The Haganah, Zionist Jewish milita in British Mandate Palestine, was very important. The Haganah milita is commonly said to have "become" the IDF ("Israeli" Defence Force). The colonial British supported, trained, supplied, and armed the Jewish Haganah to fight the Palestinian uprising; that is the "Great Arab Revolt" of 1936 to 1939. The Palestinian uprising was beaten back and greatly hurt the Palestinians; whereas it gave the Haganah i.e. "Israeli" military training and support from the colonial British.
Posted by Brent on April 4, 2009 #72941

The Jordanian/Iraqi monarch King Abdullah I was one of the main reasons (along with supply shortages, and western support given to zionists) behind the bad overall performance of the Arab coalition in the 1948 war. King Abdullah I was pro-Western and was a puppet of the Western colonialist nations: chiefly Britain. The British trained the Zionsit "Israelis" and they also had trained King Abdullah I's Jordanian and Iraqi armed forces. However King Abdullah I was in bed with the Zionist "Israelis" from the very start. He met with Golda Meir and they announced they would always be friends as they were both pro-Western imperialism and against Al-Hajj Amin al-Husseini. King Abdullah I's forces only pretended to "enter" the war after the Arab League forced him to; and that is why King Abdullah I ordered his Iraqi and Jordanian forces to just watch as the Egyptians got beaten by the Zionist "Israeli" military. If King Abdullah I had ordered to attack the Zionists would've been smashed in the middle and destroyed.
Posted by Brent on March 30, 2009 #72566

The Zionist "state of Israel" would continue (and continues) to this day to be completely supported by foreign western colonialist/imperialist government backers. In the case of 1948 it was the West (America, Britain, etc.) along with Stalin's Soviet Union that supported Zionist "Israel". Again in the 1948 war, the Zionist "Israelis" had more troops, supplies, and even trained British and American soldiers from WWII in the form of the "Israeli" Mahal forces (also see American "Zionist Christian" Charlie Winters, etc.)

Then between 1956-1967 Zionist "Israel" was supplied by the French (France all but built the Zionist "Israeli" nuclear weapons program in this time). Then in the post 1967 war period, and especially with the 1973 Middle East War: America became the main HUGE foreign backer of Zionist "Israel" pouring in to "Israel" untold trillions in money, arms, political support, etc. That continues till this very day.
Posted by Brent on March 3, 2009 #69503

Also read about the Mahal foreign fighters that aided Zionist "israel" in the 1948 war! Quote from Wikipedia article on Mahal ("Israel"); Quote- The Mahalniks were mostly World War II veterans from American and British armed forces. Allied armies were reduced considerably after the end of the war and many soldiers were demobilised; moreover, the service experience became mundane and did not suit some servicemen, particularly pilots. In various circumstances they were invited, or heard of the Jewish state's struggle for independence and volunteered. There were Jews and Christians, both ideological supporters of Zionism and mercenaries.

end quote.

These trained fighters from WWII, which the Arabs didn't have, played a huge role for the Zionists.
Posted by Brent on February 15, 2009 #67721

Also note the example of an American zionist supporting man name Charlie Winters, who was just recently posthumously pardoned by the outgoing President George W. Bush in late 2008. Charlie Winters had help sell around 3 American made
B-17 "Flying Fortress" heavy bomber aircrafts to Zionist "Israel" for use in the 1948 War. These heavy American made bombers gave Zionist "Israel" huge air supremacy.
Posted by DeWayne on July 31, 2008 #47785

Zionist's use two scripture verses constantly out of context and in error. The first is honoring authority, forgetting it was God whose authority scattered the people Israel, and to this day God calls a rebellious people.
The second verse 'bless those - curse those', from God spoken to Abram later called Abraham. Isreal did not exist yet, Jacob later called Israel had not yet been born. The promise was not to a religion or race, but to a people, these people according to God from all nations and peoples. Of the land itself God say it is His, and they were but aliens and tennents. Not to mention God commanding an allotment going to the alien that lives among them, and these were not to be mistreated.
Of the true people called Israel, obedient for 2000-years (70-AD-Today) to the vow imposed by God saying they not try to re-establish Israel, as the Torah clearly says is done by the Messiah who re-establishes Israel and the Temple.
Intellectual deception is a method of man, deceit and deception is the method of the man of rebellion.
Posted by Brent on July 16, 2008 #46082

go to hell yacov you evil talmud thumping bolshevik. I assume you just love your genocidal war "god" yahweh; Deut. 20:16- However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. (NIV)
Your torah, bible, or tanakh or whatever you wish to call it is a piece of garbage with contradictions, errors, genocide, and plain stupidity!
Posted by Yacov on July 13, 2008 #45720

God gave all the land to Israel through Abraham to the son of promise Isaac- the Bible is the true record of that covenant and refutes the lie that the Palestinians have a legitimate home there .
Gen 12:3
Bless the Jew- be blessed
Curse the Jew- be cursed.
God blessed Ishmael ,the father of the Arabs and the son of Abraham with lands but not any of the promised land to Israel from the river of Egypt to Damascus and east to the Euphrates. You are fighting God to beleive otherwise.
Shalom
Posted by diego on January 23, 2008 #27738

Perhaps this story is true, will this help anyway for thinking about peace, not in the future, peace now!
Posted by Brent on September 2, 2007 #19798

Great job on this wonderful article. You explain clearly that the Zionist winning "underdog" victory in the 1948 War, is a baseless myth of the Zionist propaganda machine. The Zionist were well trained, armed, etc. The Zionists were "settlers" most coming to Palestine from Europe and other Western nations. The Arab nations at this time 1940's were still in our just coming out of European colonial domination thus their leaders were, much as they are still today, corrupt tyrannical dictators supported by the Western world (U.S./Europe). The Zionists had more fighters and they were able to get around the arms embargo and fight each small Arab army one at a time. As the corrupt Arab leaders and gov.t's didn't work together! The Zionists clearly were more powerful (militarly) than the Arab coalition in the 1948 War.
Posted by elias abashanab on January 13, 2007 #12542

my family are palestinian.and reading this brings a feeling of sadness and betrayal by the powers that be.in this case the jordanian "govt".history will be the judge in the future,and by that time there may be know zionist state at all.
Posted by Andy Dyer on January 6, 2007 #12455

I want to hear an Israeli spokesman asked "When will the people be allowed back to their homes? Is tomorrow soon enough or should it be tonight?".
Posted by JONATHAN on January 4, 2007 #12440

This was a very interesting account of the events leading up to Israeli statehood. I agree that it doesn't seem fair based upon the information provided. However, I live in America and our history is full of land grabs, slavery and discrimination. We are hardly in a position to make moral judgments about the handling of conflicts in other nations. I disagree with the term ethnic cleansing (this is genocide) and that hasn't happened. Jews, Native Americans and the people in the Darfur region, know the difference. I hope this struggle can be worked out, but I don't have much faith in people. May God have mercy on our souls.