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Transfering Israelis is just as morally reprehensible

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Submitted by Jeremy (Israel), Mar 5, 2009 at 12:23

When people talk of a "two-state" solution, this is usually what they mean:

  • The Palestinians get a state, which we'll call "Palestine"
  • The Jews are Transfered to "Israel" - but this is a given, nobody considers it morally reprehensible
  • Israel remains a pluralistic, democratic state, replete with all of its Palestinian Arab citizens
  • Palestine is Judenrein, containing ONLY Palestinians

So, my question is this: If it is okay to Transfer Jews, why does everyone get so outraged when we talk of transfering Palestinians?

Some more points to ponder:

  • Jews lived in Hebron, Safed, Jerusalem, Shechem (Nablus) etc. for generations, before they were murdered or driven out in the riots of 1929/1936 (British census data of the day shows this)
  • Any Arab who arrived in the Mandate of Palestine before 1945 was declared a refugee in 1949, even if he'd lived in Syria his entire life until that point
  • over 1 million Jews from Arab lands were forced to flee during the late 40's and early 50's, and many came to Israel
  • Millions of families are displaced every year in conflicts the world over. But somehow, the Palestinians are the worlds' favorite refugees.
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Daniel Pipes replies:

"If it is okay to Transfer Jews, why does everyone get so outraged when we talk of transfering Palestinians?"

Well, I don't say it's okay to transfer Jews; see my condemnation of this at "The Forcible Removal of Israelis from Gaza."

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