Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The War Goes On

Michael L.

The tidbit below was written by Shoshana Bryen and published at the Algemeiner:
In an interview with a Lebanese newspaper, the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon, Abdullah Abdullah, said Palestinian refugees would not necessarily become citizens of any new Palestinian State. “They are Palestinians, that’s their identity. But … they are not automatically citizens. Even Palestinian refugees who are living in [refugee camps] inside the [then-Palestinian] state are still refugees. They will not be considered citizens.” He added that the new state would “absolutely not” issue Palestinian passports to refugees, lest they be understood to be citizens of Palestine. “When we have a state accepted as a member of the United Nations, this is not the end of the conflict. This is not a solution to the conflict. This is only a new framework that will change the rules of the game.”
In other words, we have a direct admission by a high-ranking Palestinian-Arab diplomat that the local Arab leadership absolutely refuses, even if given a state carved out of the Jewish ancestral home, to end the long Arab war against the Jews of the Middle East.

If that is the case, where is our motivation for making the painful sacrifices necessary to ushering in whatever little corrupt, terrorist statelet that the "Palestinians" allegedly want?

If Palestinian-Arab hatred for Jews is so never-ending and so entrenched within their culture and if they have no intention of coming to peace with the Jews, why should we make any concessions at all?

What is the point?  Land for peace might make some sense if the Arabs actually want peace, but that is not what they want.  Mr. Abdullah is telling us this in a very direct fashion.  This means that the Jews should have zero motivation for negotiating an Arab state on Jewish land.  It also means that Palestinian-Arab refugees, even those within any future state of "Palestine," will remain refugees without citizenship within their own country.

So, just who benefits from yet another Arab state in the Middle East?  The Jews obviously do not benefit by giving away our historical homeland and neither do the Palestinian-Arab refugees, who will not see the benefits of citizenship within such a state.


  1. I haven't yet mastered the art of linking from my phone, but I just read a New York Times article regarding the Israeli response to the murder of an Israeli who was repairing the security fence. It noted that a 'refugee camp' inside Gaza was hit. The obvious question of why the Palestinians keep 'refugee camps' for their own people within their own territory went unasked, of course.

    1. It demonstrates without a shadow of a doubt that the goal of the "Palestinian national movement" is something other than freedom or liberation for their people.

    2. Jay

      Blogger probably has an app. I have one for WordPress

    3. You know you're more of a foodie than a techie when the 'word' app makes you think of salt & pepper calamari or sauteed broccoli raab & garlic, long before you realize the context in which the reply was made would indicate that, duh, she means a computer thing! ;)

      Thanks, I'll have to look it up. There's gotta be a more convenient way than typing a thousand characters on this silly little touch-screen keyboard...

  2. When Israel was formed in 1948 there were what? Ten or eleven Arab states? Now there's 22 or 23? Seems like a trend.