By Tabitha Korol
Jay Michaelson, contributing editor to the Forward, holds a position of unearned, unwarranted, and undeserved influence. Although he writes for a Jewish newspaper, he fails to inform his readers that Islam is the enemy of Israel, the Jewish people and, in fact, all of America, and makes judgments that work against their survival. He would benefit by first reviewing facts: By unanimous vote in 1922, the League of Nations set a precedent at the San Remo Conference that cannot be overturned or ignored. After World War I and the division of the Ottoman Empire, the League legally gave Israel and surrounding Palestinian territory to the then-14 million Jews living there and in the Diaspora. Palestine was declared the Jewish “reconstituted homeland” on April 24, 1920. The Jews were always referred to as Palestinians during the British Mandate, before which there were never Palestinians or a Palestinian country.
International law was confirmed by the British Mandate, the San Remo Peace Conference and the League of Nations. Two years later, in 1922, the League of Nations of 51 countries unanimously ratified the British Mandate. This official documentation stands recognized as legitimate international law today and has never been superseded or replaced and is still binding.