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christian settlers in the westbank

Reader comment on item: The Three-Way Option: Arab States, Israel, Palestinians
in response to reader comment: settling persecuted christians in the west bank?

Submitted by fred debros (United States), Jan 29, 2017 at 14:05

ouch!
being from geneva and having worked in yemen for the icrc i think i know the geneva accords that apply in palestine! most of the accords have actually never been signed by most muslim countries! so: moot argumernt.
the ethnicity of settled people is irelevant in most gva accords! only in the balfour declaration, the number of settlers was stipulated, not their religion or ethnicity. thats how the weitzmann jews got the negev donated: the brits and muslims never thought that there was water enough to make it habitable! the arab league gave the negev away! johnson was a big fan of the negev waterworks!
so that argument doesnt fly!

what do you think the sabras and orthodox would find for objections?
it has to do with the neighborhood: not all christians would voluntarily settle to become israelis.

but by and large, slowly but inexorably, this might diminish the world condemnation of the settlement policy as a "landgrab for jews only" , theres plentyn of room for more settlers!,, open the eyes of the world on the dead on arrival proposition of a judenrein/christenrein demands for a two state solution and finally end the "Massada end"of 73 and definitely extinguish the name palestine. what an opportunity to welcome the diaspora back, be they hellenistic or Zealots, who cares after 2000 years....back into the western camp, the pope might become incontinent!

i am surprised this has not been pushed as an alternative fact more. make a website: alt-christian settlements in cisjordan. and: betlehem is there already.

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