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Palestine cannot go anywhere!

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Submitted by Isaac Haskiya (Denmark), Mar 27, 2010 at 06:08

To begin with the US gives both grants and loans to Israel that amount to a total of US $ 400 (four-hundred) per capita counting 7,5 million Israeli citizens and including 1,5 israeli Arabs. This sum is less than 3% of the Gross National Income per Israeli. It wouldn´t change much if it was annulled. The Palestinians, on the other hand, receive funds from the Arab States, from the US, from the EU on top of what they got from the UN. They cannot survive without it. Palestinians cannot go anywhere without their financial oxygen mask. They might have a chance if they can realize their situation as it is and give up their demands on Jerusalem, on parts of Judea and Samaria that some call the West Bank, accept a smaller state in the form of a federation of typically Arab cities, with a police force and without an army.

If they cannot accept this alternative and want to have a sovereign Palestinian state with an army they´ve already got one on the East Bank, Jordan. They must also take care of their own people like Israel took care of the Jews that were thrown out of Arab countries in 1948.

The 30.000 police force or whatever one might call it is irrelevant in solving the conflict. The opinion of the Israeli people on the future of their own state is well documented; they will not accept a powder keg on their own belly, they will not give away Jerusalem nor will they give away their inherited rights on Judea and Samaria. The US wish to have good relations with the Arab World but cannot ask Israel to foot the bill.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Are we surprized! [86 words]K. HuttonAug 1, 2011 12:29187899
All foreseen [133 words]yuval Brandstetter MDMar 25, 2010 01:50170612
Ally? [51 words]yuval Brandstetter MDMar 23, 2010 15:06170561
And furthermore.... [74 words]pdmMar 23, 2010 13:31170560
Go Palestine! [43 words]WinstonMar 21, 2010 10:17170469
Palestine cannot go anywhere! [282 words]Isaac HaskiyaMar 27, 2010 06:08170469
The US gives Israel?? [80 words]yuval Brandstetter MDMar 28, 2010 01:51170469
PA militia as threat [235 words]trans-parereMar 19, 2010 11:02170409
Not a threat [65 words]Iver PetersonMar 18, 2010 09:07170358
Bolshevik! [102 words]pdmMar 19, 2010 12:21170358
Is Petraeus the new Glubb Pasha and is this the founding of the new Arab Legion a la 1948 [151 words]alanMar 18, 2010 08:08170355
Brother and friend [215 words]Kurt BaskingMar 18, 2010 03:08170344
From DEBKA 17 March 10 [283 words]alanMar 17, 2010 14:51170300
The Palestinian Army? an enemy of Israel. [244 words]Carmen Waggoner, Ph.D.Mar 17, 2010 13:22170292
I smell an argument based on pure fear [297 words]HansMar 20, 2010 17:55170292
Maybe I could see paying the 100 million a year , IF at the same time Israel received a huge amount of real firepower ie. Nukes, I.C.B.M.s and nuclear subs. ...Mar 2010 [106 words]Phil GreendMar 17, 2010 01:00170269
The Philistinian Authority [29 words]Arlinda DeAngelisMar 16, 2010 22:02170257
No friend [53 words]Joe Six-PackMar 18, 2010 12:37170257
Thanks to Condi Rice for introducing this training of Palestinian Militia. [28 words]M.D.Mar 16, 2010 20:01170247
Who is the Militia? [13 words]alanMar 16, 2010 15:49170238
Why Stupid (program)? [8 words]PavaMar 16, 2010 14:59170236
Why evil? ...It serves some short-term US interests. [124 words]IanusMar 17, 2010 06:26170236
palestinian militia [125 words]JACQUES HADIDAMar 16, 2010 14:48170235
1Dayton must have enjoyed a nice cup of tea with a smiling Palestinian instead of reading the Palestinian newspapers [43 words]Abu NudnikMar 16, 2010 13:11170231
Now you're in rhythm!!! [45 words]David P.Mar 16, 2010 12:26170229
Realistic sequel to any development [142 words]RealisticMar 16, 2010 11:02170225
.In Consideration of The Obvious [108 words]Mike RamirezMar 16, 2010 09:33170221
The devil and the deep, etc. [103 words]A. SilvermanMar 16, 2010 09:27170220
The missing possibility [116 words]Craig IskowitzMar 16, 2010 08:12170218
Palestinians agree with Dr. Pipes [153 words]Gamaliel IsaacMar 16, 2010 07:07170214
Extraterrestrial Stupidity [267 words]Porf. Paul EidelbergMar 16, 2010 05:30170209
Brilliant analyses [33 words]RoyalelMar 16, 2010 05:20170208
West Bank Arabs face only 2 real options: (a) Hamas rule, (b) Jordanian rule. [108 words]G MarcusMar 16, 2010 04:05170203
New Arab Legion [26 words]Charles OrenMar 16, 2010 02:53170194
Rehearsal for the reconcialiation with Iran ? [189 words]IanusMar 17, 2010 06:04170194

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