July 24, 2022 commemorates 100 years since the adoption by The League of Nations of The Mandate for Palestine, at the time a revolutionary pro-Zionist document that constitutes "Israel's Land Title Deed Given by the World." Canadians for Israel's Legal Rights.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days. For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land. (Jeremiah 32:14-15)
For some years past and this year in Israel, what happened 100 years ago when the Balfour declaration was adopted by the League of Nations is very important. There is much discussion about Israel's rights in International Law. But that Title Deed of 1922 rests on another much more ancient one.
Jeremiah bought his uncle's field. Great detail is given as to the purchase, despite Jeremiah having no children and knowing that he soon would be exiled. The point was shown in that the evidence of sale was to be put in a clay Jar – a sealed clay jar may last for at least two thousand years. This action was a promise of redemption from exile.
And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans. Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 32:43-44)
Was it enough a few came back from Babylon? No. This later return was to be a great redemption – one that came with evidence of ownership. One that would bring Jeremiah's own redemption to possess that land of his uncle. I have no doubt that the clay jar with the duplicate deed is in existence still. Jeremiah will rise again to live on the earth. We known this is the case as Jeremiah asks in his prayer – “I have this land now but you have said it is given to the Chaldeans.” He is answered,
I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. (Jeremiah 32:40)
Everlasting is eternal. This sale is about a witness for the certainty of the promise of eternal life.
Some Jews went back to the land seventy yeas later. But there was no eternal redemption. Then after the fall to Roman power there was an even greater scattering. The national hope of Israel was so lost and dead, it was rightly characterised as dried bones. However the record of Jeremiah's purchase (and of Abraham's of Hebron and David's purchase of Zion) was spread all over the world, and translated into every relevant language.
Then something happened: Jews began buying land again as they could from the Ottomans for a national home. They even bought land in modern Syria. From 1858 the Ottomans allowed the sale of land. From 1881 the Ottomans allowed Jews to settle in the Ottoman Empire just not in the Holy Land area, but as Jews were buying land, in 1892, the Ottomans prohibited the sale of land to Jews. Despite this, by 1944 Jews owned 6% of their homeland, half held by Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PJCA), Palestine Land Development Company and the Jewish National Fund. (Wikipedia)
One land sale illustrates the matter the great Sursock Purchase of the Jezreel Valley and Haifa Bay. It had been sold by the Ottomans to the Sursocks, a Greek banking family. From 1891 Yehoshua Hankin sought to buy some of the Sursock lands. In 1897 negotiations were ongoing. In 1901 a great land area in Tiberias was bought, but refused by the Ottomans. In 1910 the JNF bought Sursock land in Nazareth area, but the Ottomans blocked it's transfer, until they had no more power.
Ottoman Turkey lost all power over land ownership in the Levant in 1918. Turkey went into the Great War as Germany's ally, and lost everything. Due to German machinations, where the German Kaiser Wilhelm II worked with his ambassador to Ottoman Turkey, Hans von Wangenheim (1859-1915) to obtain an alliance, they broke Ottoman Turkey's bond with Britain and America. Kaiser Wilhelm had ambitions to rule the Holy Land as German power grew and Ottoman power faded. He had gone there in 1898, but though he had met and given some assurances to Theodor Herzl on behalf of Jewish settlement, he would not support a Jewish national home. For this reason the charming Hans von Wangenheim was given power, with the missteps of Winston Churchill, to allow Turkey to go to war with Britain who would support a Jewish National home.
(As an aside to show that Germany's actions were God's inspired to bring about the great 'Land Title Deed' Hans von Wangenheim's granddaughter married a close relative of Lionel Walter Rothschild, to whom the Balfour declaration was written. This cannot be made up).
The Balfour Declaration was no gift- Israel was truly bought by Jews. It is well recognised that the British Government sought global Jewish help to defeat the Central Powers led by Germany in the Great War. David Lloyd George is on record as saying Jews had helped the Allied cause (this was in addition to Weizmann's essential work which was not paid for in money, but rather in the Balfour declaration). It should be noted that no Arab was 'Palestinian'. The Turks had never used the term, as it was English from the Roman name. The term 'Palestine' was used by the British for the land of the Bible.
The Balfour Declaration, though showing great intent as an agreement, was worthless paper of no power until, firstly there was power given in victory in the Levant in the Great War to execute it, and secondly that all the nations that mattered agreed there was power given to Britain to execute it.
This happened July 24, 2022 when the The League of Nations formally adopted and gave the The Mandate for Palestine to Britain. I quote:
The Mandate for Palestine incorporated the language of The Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917 and codified it into international law, granting to the Jewish People -- and only the Jewish People -- historical rights, national political rights, immigration rights and other rights to build a Jewish National Home in Palestine. Israel's Legal Rights
In 2012, as if anticipating the Jewish movement now, we argued that the events of 1922 at the League of Nations were far more important, than the devastating mess overseen by the UN in 1947!
Please read The Importance of 1922 as it is a very short read.
Because of the bitter 'lawfare' and claims that the land is Arab, especially the land of the mountains of Judah, the fields about Benjamin and Samaria, Jews are increasingly seeking to make people aware of the true International Law. The right is theirs.
The Sovereignty Movement (Women in Green)– seeking to educate youth, and lobby the Government to apply Jewish rule to the Jews living on the Mountains, recently pointed to the work of Abraham Sion.
Abraham Sion began his research work on International Law explained in about 400 heavily referenced pages “To Whom was the Promised Land promised” in 2015 when he was a visiting professor at Stanford Law School. His Doctorate is from Cambridge. He admits freely he was conned by the majority view,
Prior to setting myself to compose this book, I refused to accept that contention of a few that the Majority of the International community and international organisation were wrong about Israel's legal standing… After concluding a 5 years intensive research,I was surprised to see how wrong I was.
Camera's review of the book finds Sion's best and key argument is:
“Only by ignoring or overlooking these original treaties and resolutions could the international community arrive at the decisions adopted incessantly by the United Nations and other international organizations. These fundamental truths are ignored by the international community, and they are treated as if they never existed.”
The book contains fascinating and thorough examinations of the debates and negotiations inside the British Cabinet, the San Remo Conference, the drafting of the Treaties of Sevres and Lausanne, the De Bunsen Committee, and the Sykes-Picot Agreement. Importantly, it does not treat these conversations and events as isolated from each other or unrelated, but rather as inter-connected and reinforcing.
Importantly, Sion does not skip over those arguments that attempted to counter the Jewish claim to the Land of Israel. He takes head on the Hussein-McMahon correspondence, the Hogarth message, the Declaration of the Seven, and even the concept of self-determination under international law. In doing so, he faithfully addresses the significance and political context of these documents and concepts alongside those of the likes of the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate for Palestine.
Sion’s analysis concludes, on the basis of a true examination of these historical events and commitments, that “under international law, the Jewish people have a solid claim to the whole of Palestine.”
Abraham Sion has some history we can verify as he gave a lecture in 2011 in conventional terms.
Argument for safety of Israel opposes forced establishment of Palestinian State. Prof. Abraham Sion- Head of Center for Law and Mass-Media at Ariel Univ Center of Samaria. Filmed in L.A. 3 Feb 2011
But like all converts, Sion has emerged to argue his new findings – everywhere he can.
Every year, on May 15, Israeli Arabs mark the Nakba, that is, the disaster that has befallen them in consequence of the establishment of the State of Israel.
If Arab states had not invaded Israel in order to destroy the Jewish state, which was in itself an act of aggression contrary to the UN Charter and international law, the refugee problem would never have arisen, the Arabs would not have been forced to flee, and there would have been no Nakba.
This is a true case of a sinner who, by his own deeds, receives the punishment he deserves.
Palestinian leaders demand that their refugees move to and live in the Jewish state, not to the envisioned Arab one.
Libelous and defamatory words have constantly been used in the last century to undermine Jewish legitimacy.
As I point out in my book, To Whom Was the Promised Land Promised?, the Middle East was divided by the Principal Allied Powers at the San Remo Conference in April 1920 between the Arab nation and the Jewish nation. The Arabs were granted independence in the entire Middle East except for Palestine, while Palestine, on both sides of the Jordan River, was designated to constitute the national home for the Jewish people.
In 1921, Great Britain carved out Transjordan from the territory of Palestine, and on Nov. 29, 1947, the Arabs of Palestine were offered a substantial part of what was left of the Jewish National Home by the General Assembly (in its Resolution 181 II). Nevertheless, the Arabs rejected the offer and invaded the newly born Jewish state for the purpose of obliterating it. They failed.
Why not insist that the entire raison d'être of the Palestinian Arabs and their supporters is to create another Arab state in what was actually, in fact, designated under international law to become the National Home for the Jewish people?
As a former deputy state attorney of Israel, I can say clearly: Do not be confused by the ongoing legal battles. By law, this land rightfully belongs to its Jewish owners.
As I explain in my book, To Whom Was the Promised Land Promised? the Jordanian annexation of the West Bank was not recognized by any other country except Britain and Pakistan. It wasn’t even recognized by the Arab League or by any other Arab country. Therefore Jordan could not transfer ownership rights that it never had! We see the mainstream media and international organizations ignoring history. They disregard the original treaties and resolutions that make up this region, namely, the Balfour Declaration, the San Remo Resolution and particularly the British Mandate for Palestine, all of which form an integral part of international law and are still binding.
Last year he spoke in a webinar organised by Isarels Legal rights
Our expert panelists Abraham Sion, Professor Emeritus of Ariel University, Elizabeth Berney, Esq. Director of research and special projects at the Zionist Organization of America, presented the events beginning with the first Zionist Congress held in Basel Switzerland by Theodor Herzl in 1897, to the culmination of Israel’s Legal Rights under International Law.
Those rights were based on The Balfour Declaration – a clear expression of support for a “national home for the Jewish People in Palestine", which was recognized as a legal document at the San Remo Peace Conference in April 1920, and was later included in the Mandate for Palestine, signed in 1922 by 52 members of the League of Nations
Abraham Sion is a man of his time and place. His is part of a growing Jewish movement, a wave. Many who are ignorant of the truth and hate Israel (they go together) raise the threat of 'International Law' based on wishes of the United Nations which are not law, to evict Jews from their homeland. However, the God of Israel has made the world so that Jews of Israel, as no other nation on earth has, have cast in International Law- a Land Title Deed! The world may well ignore Jeremiah's buried jar and the Bible's witness – but the rulings of the League of Nations, is incontrovertible International Law, which is not hard to find... ! 1922 Mandate Text
The Mandate for Palestine incorporated the language of The Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917 and codified it into international law, granting to the Jewish People -- and only the Jewish People -- historical rights, national political rights, immigration rights and other rights to build a Jewish National Home in Palestine.
How is it that we Jews seem to have lost this Deed to our National Home over the past 100 years? Have you ever even read your Deed? Why is it constantly overlooked? The Mandate constitutes the international legal basis for the Jewish People being legal owners -- and not illegal usurpers and occupiers -- of the Land of Israel.
Please join international legal scholar Maurice Hirsch and commentator Robert L. Meyer in a presentation and discussion of The Mandate for Palestine and how the British, who were appointed to be the “Mandatory” or Trustee for the Mandate, continuously betrayed the Jews -- most tragically with the adoption of the British White Paper of 1939 which choked off Jewish immigration to Palestine as the Nazi Holocaust arose, resulting in the deaths of millions of Jews who could have and should have been saved in Mandatory Palestine.
Learn how Islamic Shariah law views Islamic Rights to Palestine to the complete negation of all Jewish national ownership claims to the Land.
Join the discussion about what can be done to reclaim and promote Israel's Legal Rights to the Land when confronted by anti-Israeli and antisemitic opponents who argue that Israel exists illegitimately on stolen Palestinian land.
Moderators are Irving Weisdorf and Geoffrey Clarfield.
Irving is a businessman and activist, Founder and CEO of The Mozuud Freedom Foundation, past President of the Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation and Co-Chair of Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights. Geoffrey is a well-known and prolific journalist and anthropologist, a regular contributor to New English Review, National Post, American Thinker, The Epoch Times and many other publications. register
As we see these things of the last 100 years, we are reminded that a day is as thousand years – and surely it is close now to the time when all the good promised - the eternal covenant – foreshadowed in the sale to Jeremiah is finally fulfilled.
For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them. And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans. (Jeremiah 32:42-43)