Germany (Nurenberg War Trials)
At the Western controlled Nuremberg War Trials in Germany, German companies that worked Jews to death are not forced to pay compensation. These include Siemens, Volkswagen, and I G Farben.
Nazi scientists and businessmen are given immunity and soon end up working for the West.
USA and France
The USA interferes in the elections in France.
Money from the Marshal Plan (the USA’s post war aid to Europe) is funneled to the Socialist Party in order to deny victory to the Communist Party. Members of the Communist Party had fought in the French Resistance against occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II and have large popular support. One of their policies is for France to pull out of its attempted reconquest of Vietnam.
The USA threatens to cut economic aid to France if the government does not dismiss Communist ministers.
USA and Italy
The USA forces the government of Italy to dismiss Socialist and Communist ministers from the government by threatening to withdraw economic aid. In elections a year later the USA influences the outcome when the CIA buys votes, broadcasts propaganda, threatens and beats up opposition leaders, and infiltrates and disrupts their organizations.
In later years the USA CIA would support the Christian Democrat Party financially.
USA and Greece
The USA intervenes in the civil war in Greece supporting the neo-fascist side against the Greek resistance to the Nazis with military aid approved by the USA president, Harry Truman.
The newly created Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Council (USA) would back Greek leaders with dubious human rights records for decades.
USA and Philippines
Between 1945 and 1953 the USA intervenes politically and militarily in the internal affairs of the Philippines. The CIA funds political parties it favours helping defeat reform minded parties.
The USA had installed Manuel Roxas, a Japanese collaborator during World War II. The new government issues an amnesty for collaborators, bans political organizing, stops opposition congressmen from sitting in government and directs a campaign of repression throughout the country.
Palestine (The UN Partition Plan)
The UK announces it will leave Palestine in 1948 and hands over resolution of the problems in the region to the United Nations.
The United Nations proposes that Palestine be partitioned into two states: Israel (which is allocated 56.5% of the territory, including most of the arable coast) and Palestine (43% – mainly the hilly interior). The city of Jerusalem (0.5% of the territory) is to remain under international control. The USA (and USSR) threaten countries with reduction of aid or other sanctions if they vote against the partition plan. Many countries change their voting intentions after this pressure. The resolution was passed by a single vote.
The Jewish population in Palestine had increased during the previous 70 years after migrations from Europe. The first wave of immigrants came from Russia after pogroms had killed large numbers of Jews. The immigrants purchased land from absentee landlords; many locals who tended the land were evicted with the help of police from the Ottoman Empire, the pre-UK rulers of Palestine. Money for land purchases was managed by the Jewish National Fund which, in 1901 forbade purchased land to be resold to non-Jews and encouraged the boycotting of Arab labour.
1917 (Balfour Declaration)
1947 (UN Partition Plan)
Thus, at the time of United Nations partition plan, 33% of the inhabitants of Palestine are Jewish.
The population percentage ratio in the section alloted to Palestine is 10% Jewish to 90% Arab. In the section alloted to Israel the population percentage ratio is 55% Jewish to 45% Arab.
The Jewish Agency accepts the proposals. The Arabs reject them because most of the Jewish population had been in Palestine for less than 30 years and owned less than 10% of the land.
Talking about Israel and the Palestinians, David Ben Gurion (the first prime Minister of Israel) states:
“[I am] satisfied with part of the country, but on the basis of the assumption that after we build up a strong force following the establishment of the state–we will abolish the partition of the country and we will expand to the whole Land of Israel.”
“No Zionist can forgo the smallest portion of the Land Of Israel. [A] Jewish state in part [of Palestine] is not an end, but a beginning ….. Our possession is important not only for itself … through this we increase our power, and every increase in power facilitates getting hold of the country in its entirety. Establishing a [small] state …. will serve as a very potent lever in our historical effort to redeem the whole country.”
“We must do everything to insure they never return. The old will die and the young will forget. We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters.”
“We must expel Arabs and take their places …. and, if we have to use force-not to disposes the Arabs of the Negev and Transjordan, but to guarantee our own right to settle in those places-then we have force at our disposal.”
“In the area allocated to the Jewish State there are not more than 520,000 Jews and about 350,000 non-Jews, mostly Arabs. Together with the Jews of Jerusalem, the total population of the Jewish State at the time of its establishment, will be about one million, including almost 40% non-Jews. such a [population] composition does not provide a stable basis for a Jewish State. This [demographic] fact must be viewed in all its clarity and acuteness. With such a [population] composition, there cannot even be absolute certainty that control will remain in the hands of the Jewish majority …. There can be no stable and strong Jewish state so long as it has a Jewish majority of only 60%.”
“With compulsory transfer we [would] have a vast area [for settlement] …. I support compulsory transfer. I don’t see anything immoral in it.”
“We adopt the system of aggressive defense ; with every Arab attack we must respond with a decisive blow: the destruction of the place or the expulsion of the residents along with the seizure of the place.”
“The transfer of Arabs is easier than the transfer of any other [people]. There are Arabs states around . . . And it is clear that if the [Palestinian] Arabs are transferred this would improve their situation and not the opposite.”
Other quotes showing what was being planned for the Arab population of Palestine:
“There is no other way than to transfer the Arabs from here to neighbouring countries; not one village, not one tribe should be left” (Joseph Weitz, 1940).
“There is no choice: the Arabs must make room for the Jews in Eretz Yisrael. If it was possible to transfer the Baltic peoples, it is also possible to move the Palestinian Arabs” (Vladimir Jabotinsky, 1939 – Eretz Yisrael means Greater Israel).
“We Shall spread in the whole country in the course of time ….. this is only an arrangement for the next 25 to 30 years.” (Chaim Weizmann writing about the partition of Palestine in 1937).
“The Partition of Palestine is illegal. It will never be recognized …. Jerusalem was and will for ever be our capital. Eretz Israel will be restored to the people of Israel. All of it. And for Ever.” (Menachem Begin, 1948).
“Transfer could be the crowning achievements, the final stage in the development of [our] policy, but certainly not the point of departure. By [speaking publicly and prematurely] we could mobilizing vast forces against the matter and cause it to fail, in advance.” (Moshe Sharett, 1947).
“We must continually raise the demand that our land be returned to our possession …. If there are other inhabitants there, they must be transferred to some other place. We must take over the land. We have a great and NOBLER ideal than preserving several hundred thousands of [Palestinian] Arabs fellahin [peasants].” (Menachem Ussishkin in a 1930 speech in Jerusalem).
“Isn’t now the time to be rid of them? Why continue to keep in our midst these thorn at a time when they pose a danger to us? Our people are weighing up a solution.” (Yosef Weitz on the inhabitants of Daliyat al-Rawha’, south of Haifa).
Haganah and Irgun (Jewish paramilitaries) kill 60 civilians in Balad al-Shaykh, 7 in Yehida, 10 in Khisas, 5 children in Qazaza. Beduin settlements near Tel Aviv are attacked.
The 1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine
The 1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine. The Plan split the territory into three parts: a Jewish state, an Arab state and a UN controlled Jerusalem. At this time, the population percentage ratio in the section alloted to the Arab State was 10% Jewish to 90% Arab. In the section alloted to the Jewish State the population percentage ratio was 55% Jewish to 45% Arab.
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