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All Immigrants/refugees should be created equal

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Submitted by Stas (Ukraine), Jun 15, 2012 at 11:02

It makes perfect sense that if a country goes to war and the result produces refugees and emigres, they are resettled over time in neighboring countries. How many times have we seen this in history? The Jews themselves were resettled multiple times in Babylon, Spain, Turkey, Europe, and back into Israel herself. Refugees in Cambodia, VietNam, Korea, Germany, Poland, I think that there must have been refugees from every single country that has ever been through a war at some point.

Why are only the Palestinians considered perpetual refugees? What do they uniquely have that no others have ever had? Clearly, there has been a political agenda in maintaining their refugee status. both to keep the fingers pointed at Israel as a leverage, and to pay the salaries of the multitude of UN and international NGOs who have been pocketing the monies given to the Palestinians over the decades. I think I saw a report a few years ago that listed the Palestinians as the highest per capita recipients of aid in the world, 400 US dollars per year per person. That is what it's all about, isn't it?

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