Author Archives: David Gerald Fincham

About David Gerald Fincham

Retired academic scientist.

Paris massacre: thoughts and questions – by Penjihad

This article is copied from website of the American Muslim blogger Penjihad: penjihad.wordpress.com. Well, in spite of my prayers that these murderers should not be Muslims, it soon transpired that they were indeed, Muslim. How does one react to such … Continue reading

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The borders of Palestine

This is a preliminary version of an academic article which, by examining the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict and associated documents, shows that Palestine is entitled to territorial compensation for territory seized by Israel in the 1948-49 war.

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British Government statement on the end of the Palestine Mandate

The British Government issued the following statement when it ended its Mandate to govern Palestine. It gives a very good summary of the aims of the Mandate, its achievements, and the reasons for its eventual failure and the government’s decision … Continue reading

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Israel-Palestine: the one-state-two-nations solution

The Israel-Palestine conflict needs to be solved.  A solution of two nations united within a single state, along the lines of the UK/Scotland/England relationship, would enable the two peoples to share the land, while retaining their national life and identities.

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Letter to Al-Baghadi: summary

This is the executive summary of the letter sent by Muslim scholars to Dr. Ibrahim Awwad Al-Badri, alias Abu Bakr Al-Baghadi, ‘Caliph’ of the ‘Islamic State’ on 19 September 2014 CE.

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Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them

The phrase “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” appears more than once in the Qu’ran. Many critics of Islam, and a few Muslim extremists, taking this phrase out of context, conclude that the Qu’ran encourages Muslim violence towards non-Muslims. … Continue reading

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Composing Israel’s Declaration: Extracts from the book Three Days by Zeev Sharef.

The three days of the title are May 12, 13 and 14, 1948, when the Zionist leaders were meeting in Tel Aviv in the run-up to the end of the British Mandate over Palestine, preparing for the establishment of the … Continue reading

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Genesis, by John B. Judis

Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict by John B. Judis Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, 2014 | ISBN 978037416109-5 (hardback) Publisher’s Description A probing look at one of the most incendiary subjects of our time—the … Continue reading

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Australian Recognition of Israel

The Australian Government formally recognized the State of Israel on 28 January, 1949. This transcript is taken from the government statement as reported in the Australian newspaper The Advertiser the next day and available on the web at http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/43802115

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Truman’s secret Note to Ben-Gurion

On May 28, 1949, President Truman of the USA wrote a strongly worded but secret Note to David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel, protesting the rigid Israeli attitude at the Lausanne Conference, which was then in progress under the auspices … Continue reading

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