IN CASE YOU MISSED OUR WEBINAR: 99 YEARS SINCE THE MANDATE FOR PALESTINE
WE THANK YOU ALL FOR ATTENDING OUR WEBINAR LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE BRITISH MANDATE Jewish Rights Recognized, and then Denied.
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We are pleased that you could join us, and are gratified by the many hundreds of attendees who showed their interest in learning, and/or widening their knowledge base about Israel’s Legal Rights. Rights that are being denied by so many in the world today.
The webinar was graced by prominent experts in the Legal and educational fields, covering, four different information packed but consistent and complimentary perspectives.
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 1924 by 52 members of the League of Nations -- where recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish People with Palestine
Britain became the trustee responsible to secure the establishment of the Jewish state. But Britain reneged on her responsibility -- in order to appease the Arabs -- and carved off all of Palestine east of the Jordan River and gave it to the Hashemites. This was part of Palestine that had been set aside for the Jewish state.
Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria are legally part of Israel, and will remain hers forever, notwithstanding political maneuverings.
In a world where Antisemitism/Antizionism is rampant, CILR’s ongoing quest is to educate students, and bring awareness to the world at large, that we are “owners not occupiers” of the land, as accusations are hurled at us by the Left, the Muslims and even the Western world, including diplomats, politicians, and even Academia.
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Ilan Sinelnikov, President and Founder of Students supporting Israel and Hananya Naftali, leading Israeli influencer and human rights activist, both brought up important points and facts in fighting Antizionism/Antisemitism prevalent throughout the world today, and spreading like wildfire.
While history has shown that Antisemitism will not go away, it is up to us to stand strong against the enemy and fight the lies with education; to be assertive, and teach about the FACTS.
6 Facts That You Need to Know About Israel's Legal Rights
The take-away message from the webinar was that education is the only way forward. It is of utmost importance to teach our youth and the rest of the world about Israel’s legal rights to the land.
Ilan Sinelnikov stated, the issue with youth today is that they were born into a world where Israel is a powerful country. They have not lived through the struggles of their ancestors who were dispersed throughout hostile countries where they were persecuted. It is important for us to make them aware that Israel is our home secured by law. We must stand by it, and defend it.
As we heard from Hananya Naftali, there are two important elements in education.
Social media plays an important role in getting the facts out to the new generations. We must counter the lies told about Israel. We must tell our story -- that Jews are the indigenous people of the sovereign state of Israel, where for over 3000 years Jews always had a presence.
Unity between Israeli and Diaspora Jews, between Leadership and the grassroots, and less bickering and divisiveness. Speaking with One Voice is imperative.
In closing, for those who argue that Israel is an “occupier”, we must counter that accusation with the following legal documents which, taken together, acknowledge the legal rights of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.
Rights that stand on the following 4 pillars, and on Article 80 of the UN Charter.
1917 - The Balfour Declaration 1919 - The League of Nations Covenant - Article 22 1920 - The San Remo Resolution 1922 - The British Mandate for Palestine.
THE MANDATE EXPIRED BUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE’S RIGHTS REMAIN BY VIRTUE OF ARTICLE 80 OF THE U.N. CHARTER