Friday, October 9, 2015

Britain's Birth of Pakistan, Israel and Jordan

Nadene Goldfoot                                                
King Abdullah (1882-1951) of Transjordan
During World War I, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia helped the British fight against the Germans and their friends, the  central powers group,  which consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey (Ottoman Empire) and Bulgaria.  Britain's friends were France, Russia, Italy, Japan, and (from 1917) the U.S.   The war lasted from 1914 to 1918.  10 million soldiers  and 7 million civilians died in this war. 

 He wanted a reward.  80% of the Promised Land to the Jews was eyed as his reward, so it was detached from the land under the Palestine Mandate and put under the rule of Abdullah in 1923.  "On April 18, 1946, independent Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan was formed and shortly admitted to the United Nations and the Arab League. In 1948 he annexed the eastern part of the land,  he called The West Bank   It was to have been a separate state according to the Brits, but he proclaimed it "The Kingdom of Jordan," in 1950 and he was its king. Great Britain and Pakistan were the only countries that recognized it, even though this quick annexation was done without a murmur but had angered the other Arab states.  They didn't like the fact that it had been given recognition.  Of course it was most shocking to the Jews.

 This land was originally Israel and Judah, also called Judea and Samaria.  Samaria was simply the land surrounding Jerusalem, the original capital.  After the 1967 war started by the Arabs, Israel gained this land back as was originally promised because they had won the war.  This was the 3rd War the Arabs had started against Israel and the 3rd time caused the Arabs to lose land that wasn't theirs in the first place, that is if keeping one's word meant anything.  The Brits had been promise-breakers. Abdullah was assassinated in 1951 by the Mufti, Haj Amin el-Husseini.   Jordan was not a full member of the UN until December 14, 1955.

On August 14, 1947, Pakistan was born.  It was created out of India, another holding of Great Britain that was also given its independence at the same time. Britain was letting go of much of their land holdings. When this happened, 14 million people became refugees within a few months.  No agency was upset by the fact that there was a flight of 8 million Hindus from Pakistan and of 6 million Moslems leaving their homes in India.  The Indian and Pakistani leaders asked their people to stay where they were.  It was a 2-way traffic jam and bloody riots preceded the flights.  Both  poor countries, the Indian and Pakistani governments at once tried to give their refugees food and homes and had no outside help.  They used the homes given up by the refugees who had fled in the opposite directions.  It turned out to be an exchange of populations.  It took them years to finally get everyone settled.

    There had been much fighting going on in India between the Muslims and the Hindus.  This creation was to end the hostilities.  The example of 2 different religions living in the same area and fighting should have been a preview to what has been going on in Israel.  After waiting for over 67 years, I can say now that the Palestinian Arabs have had no intention of creating their own state.  They simply didn't want Israel to exist.  They have been the worst  anti-Semites after the Nazis, who they admired and vice versa. There was a mutual love-fest going on between these two evil peoples.
Malala Yousafzai, 17 year old Pashto who won the Nobel Prize at age 17, youngest to do so.  She believes in education, even for girls. She was almost killed herself  for expecting an education.  

The Pashtos " are  an important community in Pakistan, which has the largest Pashtun population, and constitute the second-largest ethnic group, having attained presidency there and high rankings in sports. DNA studies show that "the haplogroup R1a (Y-DNA) is found at a frequency of 51.02% among the Pashtun people.  Paragroup Q-M242 (xMEH2, xM378) (of Haplogroup Q-M242 (Y-DNA)) was found at 16.3% in Pashtuns. Haplogroup Q-M242 is also found at a frequency of 18% in Pashtuns in the Afghan capital of Kabul.  My Jewish male line; brother, father, grandfather who was from Telsiai, Lithuania, are all Q1b1a or designated several years ago as Q(M-242).  The new name for our Y haplogroup is now called Q-Y2200.  
R1a has also been found in a line of Levites.  2005 study by Nebel et al., found a similar level of 11.5% of male Jewish Ashkenazim belonging to R1a1a (M17+), the dominant Y-chromosome haplogroup in Central and Eastern Europeans.

Several years ago I knew a Pashto who also had the Y haplotype of Q  who stopped conversing with me because I was also Israeli.  When we had talked, we discussed the history of the Pashtos, and it was all right then that I was Jewish, but the Israeli realization put an end to that connection.  Today's DNA studies are most interesting in showing a connection between them and Jews.  We Q1b1a Jews make up only 5% of the Jewish population in the world.  
Pashtos in Jerusalem visiting at the Western Wall
Israel's 10 Tribes were abducted by Assyrians when they attacked Israel in 722-721 BCE.  This led to their captivity all these years.  They live in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  ""Afghana" was said to be the  grandson of King Saul, the first king of Israel.  

 Many are thought to be from the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. An accurate count remains elusive due to the lack of an official census in Afghanistan since 1979. Estimates of the number of Pashtun tribes and clans  of Afghanistan and Pakistan range from about 350 to over 400.  Their total population is thought to be about 50 million.  

"One conflicting issue in the belief that the Pashtuns descend from the Israelites is that the Ten Lost Tribes were exiled by the ruler of Assyria, while Maghzan-e-Afghani says they were permitted by the ruler to go east to Afghanistan. This inconsistency can be explained by the fact that Persia acquired the lands of the ancient Assyrian Empire when it conquered the Empire of the Medes and Chaldean Babylonia, which had conquered Assyria decades earlier in 597 and 586 BCE.   No ancient author mentions such a transfer of Israelites further east, or no ancient extra-Biblical texts refer to the Ten Lost Tribes at all."  The Assyrians had taken away the best of the Jewish tribes.  

Instead of fighting with Hindus, Pashtuns have been victims of the overwhelming majority of Islamist militant terrorism from  fellow Muslims. Pakistan alone has lost at least ten times more people to terrorism than the USA lost on 9/11. Pakistani soldiers killed fighting the militants also outnumber the total number of US and NATO troops killed in neighbouring Afghanistan. Now, the children of Pakistani soldiers have also died.  The massacre of 132 children at a military-run school in Peshawar has already led to an unprecedented backlash of public feeling in Pakistan against the terrorists."

 Exactly 9 months later, on May 14, 1948 after Pakistan, Israel was born.  Pakistan had been part of the British Indian Empire, and Israel came about as a freed Palestine from the Ottoman Empire's clutches because they had lost World War I, and being a world war-Britain was granted the 30 year mandate to police the land until they left when the mandate ended,  and the Jews then would own it.  It was a 30 year promise, broken after a few months by giving away 80% of that very  Promised land to King Abdullah who created Trans-Jordan, and then changed the name simply to Jordan for the Jordan River that acted as a boundary.  Great Britain, for being a tiny island country, had a full plate to deal with.  That's because Germany, who had lost the war along with their partners, the Ottoman Turks, riled up again to cause World War II.
Haj Amin al Husseini  AKA The Mufti of Jerusalem,  plotting with Hitler to kill all Jews  In 1941, Haj Amin al-Husseini fled to Germany and met with Adolf HitlerHeinrich HimmlerJoachim Von Ribbentrop and other Nazi leaders. He wanted to persuade them to extend the Nazis’ anti-Jewish program to the Arab world.
 This started when the Germans invaded Poland on September 1, 1939.  Two days later, Britain and France were in the war. Fighting with them were  the U.S., the Soviet Union, and China.   This broke out in the USA later when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  Japan and China were at war with each other in 1937.  They attacked the USA fleet because they didn't want the same fate that China had with the West. 
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signing Declaration of War against Germany
 Then Germany  declared war on the USA.  The USA declared war on Germany on December 11, 1941 and signed papers to that effect on January 3, 1942.  Germany now wanted to exterminate all the Jews in the whole world.  A large population of Jews lived in Poland.    WWII lasted from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945;  6 years and 1 day.  6 million Jews had been murdered.  

It seems that everyone was always ready to fight everyone else.  "World War II was the deadliest conflict ihuman history. 60 million people died in this war.  World War II altered the political alignment and social structure of the world."

The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia

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