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What does Palestinian Defeat really mean?

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Submitted by AP (United States), Dec 31, 2016 at 09:00

Palestinian Defeat sounds great, but what does it really mean? Is it practical? Let's explore this. It means Greater Israel (Israel + West Bank and Gaza) for the Jews only. That means all the Palestinians must leave (or be expelled). But where will they go? Right now there is no practical solution. Jordan certainly won't take them (they would overthrow its King), the Saudis certainly won't take them except as temporary slave workers, Egypt certainly doesn't want them (they have enough impoverished jihadists already), Hezbollah (which rules Lebanon) is strong enough to prevent their deportation there, and Syria is only a possible home for them if Assad falls and is replaced by a Sunni regime. If the ISIS Caliphate survives (it won't), that would be a great place to deport the Palestinians to. A new Turkish Caliphate incorporating parts of Syria and Iraq is much more likely, and such an entity would be powerful enough to stop Israel from deporting the Palestinians there. Israel is too moral to simply send them to the Afterlife, and Israel can't tolerate an enemy population that breeds like vermin inside its borders, so what is the answer? Perhaps mass sterilization, possibly by covert chemical means, and then the Palestinian problem simply dies out over time and goes away. Alternatively, if Hezbollah (and Iran) are defeated in a war with Israel, the Palestinians could be marched into Lebanon.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

You are putting a lot of words into my mouth. I said not a word about expelling anyone.

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