Nov. 29, 2016
The Two Palestinian Peoples – UN Resolution 181
“. . . the two Palestinian peoples throughout the Holy Land.” Yes, this is how both Jews and Arabs are described in the UN Partition Plan of November 29, 1947.
A few interesting facts about U.N. resolution 181 of November 29, 1947:
• The term “Jewish State“ appears in the resolution 30 times.
• The term “Palestinian State“ or even the word “Palestinians“ does not appear in the resolution even once.
• That’s because back then and until the 1960s, the word “Palestinians” referred to both Jews and Arabs who lived in Mandatory Palestine. The resolution explicitly mentions the “two Palestinian peoples“: Jews and Arabs.
• This is why the UN partition plan is about separating the land into a Jewish state and an Arab state.