Another zionist myth perpetrated, this time, by a ficticious number, 17, implies that because the palestinains were not an independent nation, in the 20th cent. sense, they do not deserve a homeland as one of the "non-Jewish communities whose rights were not to be compromised, as laid out in the Balfour Declaration. The zionists hold up that document as a form of their legitimisation, and to delegitimise the palestinians. 17 must go back how many millenia to when Jews had any form of independence in the land termed by them as Judea and Samaria. His argument is nonsense and has been debunked by historians worth anything. Of course Palestinians didnt accept the partition plan in 1947/48. They were loosing everything and had been for decades to zionist colonisation. Ben Gurion, for the moment with his sights on more in the future, took what was being offered knowing full well even that much is what he could get at that moment.
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