Long march to Jerusalem

From the King David Hotel to US embassy in Jerusalem
One hundred years after the Balfour declaration giving Zionism a home in Palestine, and 70 years after recognition of Israel, the United Nations has voted against US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Is this a vote in favour of Palestinian self-determination? The most powerful settler states opposed the resolution along with tiny countries that have been bought out or threatened.

Others abstained, including Australia, which is effectively a vote for Trump’s support for the Israeli occupation.

In 1917 Lord Balfour and the United Nations denied Arab nationalism in favour of Jewish nationalism.

Bombing of the King David Hotel

Photo: Arab man and British officer fleeing the bombing of the King David Hotel by the Irgun killing 93 people and injuring 46. If you look closely through the cloud of dust and smoke behind the British Army Land Rover you can see the outline of the King David Hotel. Picture was taken by an British army photograher. No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Turner W R H (Sergeant). This is the explosion of a second bomb at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. The first bomb was set off as a decoy. The hotel housed the Military headquarters for all British armed forces in Palestine as well as the offices of the Palestine Government.

Even the UK voted against the US and Israel – after all, the British were driven out of Jerusalem after Israeli terrorists bombed their embassy at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1946.

A two-state solution once favoured by the UN lies in tatters.

There can be no such thing as East and West Jerusalem, just as there was no such thing as East and West Berlin, people proved that. There can’t be two states – where one (Israel) has all the power including total control over the occupied territories in Palestine. But change is coming as UN voting shows … End the occupation, release all political prisioners … see

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