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Palestinians are only the tip of the sword

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Submitted by Yossi (United States), Mar 27, 2009 at 06:31

I'd love to believe that this would put an end to the conflict. However, the Arab/Muslim world consistently rejects the idea of the Jewish state in the Middle East, and does not really ask (or care about) the Palestinians. Otherwise why insist for them to rot in "refugee camps" for generations - a unique case in history?

Even if tomorrow 60% of the Palestinians would magically accept Israel, there is entire Arab/Muslim world, plus orgs. like UNRWA, interested in the continuation of the conflict. Why? Because it allows the despots to get away with murder and still get billions from the gullible West, it deflects popular anger and legitimate grievances, it keeps worldwide jihad going, it keeps oil prices up, etc. The Palestinians also need the conflict, see: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/printarticle.cfm/the-addicted-palestinians-14384

So, what to do? I believe that denazification begins with 1) victory and 2) education.

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