American support for self-determination is very selective. America doesn’t support such a right for the Kurds, the Basques, the Tibetans and so on and they are each a real people, not an “invented people”. The Balfour Declaration, the legally binding decision at San Remo and the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine all asserted the right of the Jews, to not only self-determination in Palestine but to the reconstitution of their national homeland there. The Arabs were specifically denied such a right in Palestine but not in Jordan which was separated from it. Why don’t Mandel and the US government support their right of self-determination in Jordan which is, after-all, 80% Palestinian?
America also supports the rule of law which favours Israel by a country mile. To prefer the Palestinian “right” to self-determination on these lands over the Jewish historical, legal and moral claims is just ludicrous. They have no right to self-determination there.
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