LOL. As usual, I address the topic and reference other discussions, and the AyaTrolLiar JTheM spends paragraphs and hours seeking to re-discuss what is in those threads, regurgitating his propaganda here where it hasn't yet been discredited.
AyaTrolLiar> thinks international law is the purview of Amnesty International
A1. Of course I never said so. I reasoned through why certain actions are illegal, quoting from international treaties, and confirming that AI agreed with me. In contrast, the AyaTrolLiar - that "all around shitty excuse for a human being" - blathered that civilians are legitimate targets, including children. (Edit: He also sees nothing wrong with Hizbullah recruiting 16 year olds in Lebanon and shipping them off, with little training, to die as canon fodder in Syria - while allegedly holding back their elite troops to be ready to attack Israel.)
AyaTrolLiar> Anyone surprised to see an Israeli commemorating the British Empire (the most bloodthirsty world power of the age) expanding its reach into the Middle East in 1917?
A2. Never one for consistency, when it was the so-called "Great Arab Revolt" helping the British... he boasted of their (minimal) accomplishments.The Great Arab Revolt that Wasn'thttp://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4289450
A3. When I pointed out that there were 300,000 Arabs in the Ottoman Army - including the Arabs of what became Mandate Palestine, he sought to put them in the British camp so as to be worthy recipients of British "promises" had they fought on their side (rather than against them).Promises, Promises: The McMahon Correspondencehttp://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4284722
A4. Of course, what happened after WW I was the principle of self-determination, with the British serving as a (temporary) mandatory power (custodians) of a mandate (trust territory). But don't anyone interrupt the flunky's meanderings with historical fact.After its illegal seizure by Trans/Jordan in 1948, this became known as "eastern Jerusalem" (or, after the expulsion of the Jews, so-called "Arab East Jerusalem").
A5. In the picture [above], the Arab mayor (wearing a Turkish Fez in middle) surrenders the city.
Jerusalem then had a Jewish majority, but Jews were barred from holding such political office.
AyaTrolLiar> certainly not an "ethnic" majority
AyaTrolLiar> a religious plurality
A6a. In 1896 Jews constituted 28,112 of 45,420. That's 62%, a majority.
A6b. The 1905 Ottoman census only counted citizens, and most Jews - dhimmis - thus didn't count.
Still there were 13,300 out of 32,400 - 41%.
How many Jews weren't counted?
The total population dropped by 13,020.
The Jewish population dropped by 14,812.
So already we see a close correlation.
Even if we take the lower figure of 13K (vs nearly 15K), we get 58%.
With the higher figure, we get 60%.
A6c. In 1922, we have a good British Census.
Jews accounted for 33,971 of 62,578 = 54%
A6d. By now only a flunky idiot would be trying to twist things to make it appear that Jews during these decades weren't the majority population in Jerusalem. In 1944, on the eve of the partition, Jews accounted for 62% of the population.
AyaTrolLiar> Some Jewish legacy in the city.
A7. In a city that just celebrated 3,000 years, the flunky idiot thinks a "legacy" is about his twisted version of events in "a quarter century".
Then start the lies about 1947-48, which of course he dare not post in the proper thread:1947-1948: Arabs reject compromise and attack Israelhttp://www.realjock.com/gayforums/960691