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Submitted by Mark S Rosenblit (United States), May 24, 2017 at 13:02

Yes, all Arab States now proclaim fealty to the creation of a 22nd Arab State, to be called Palestine, rather than to the annihilation of Israel and its Jewish population. But is this a genuine change of heart or, rather, a Trojan Horse?

Consider Professor Pipes correct statement that no Arab nation will absorb any more "Palestinian" Arabs that it already hosts. A recent example is Jordan, which has accepted huge numbers of Arab refugees from Syria, but has barred entry to "Palestinian" Arabs fleeing Syria. Why is this? And why is the Arab world so intent on creating a State for the "Palestinian" Arabs, but not for the "Western Sahara" Arabs? And why doesn't the Arab world demand that Spain end its Occupation of portions of Morocco or that France end its Occupation of a portion of Comoros?

The answers all relate to a longstanding unitary pan-Arab objective, namely, the destruction of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. In order to obtain and maintain Western support in service of that now-obscured objective, it is not useful for the Arab States to speak of the destruction of Israel and its Jewish population. Rather, they (1) falsely describe the "Palestinians" as a unique ethnic people who are entitled by international law to their own State, which would reduce Israel from its present 40-mile width to a 10-mile width in that portion of the State which contains 80% of its Jewish population and 80% of its vital economic infrastructure (in an attempt to convert Israel's defensible borders into indefensible borders) and (2) demand that a shrunken Israel -- and only Israel -- permit the entry of and grant citizenship to millions of hostile foreign-born Arabs, benignly and falsely labeled as "refugees" (in an attempt to alter the demographics of the State and thereby trigger political instability and ultimately civil war). In other words, by their unique demand that this group of Arabs -- and only this group of Arabs -- be accorded a new State, the Arab States are reaffirming via subterfuge that they have not abandoned their original objective. Clearly, the Arab world's present focus on the creation of a 22nd Arab State merely represents a change in tactics -- not in strategy.


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In your reference to Martin Sherman's Humanitarian Paradigm and your response. [269 words]Joy Moss-RendellFeb 4, 2018 13:58242080
...dreams, rehashed [146 words]yuval Brandstetter MDMay 28, 2017 02:09239347
What Victory Looks Like - Israel Stability & Peace Plan [682 words]
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Bear KleinMay 27, 2017 15:40239343
A tricky problem [111 words]Michael SMay 30, 2017 05:32239343
2Fanatical Islamists constitute a Deja Vu [388 words]Dr. Jack LawsonMay 25, 2017 08:03239298
1Banzai! everyone [485 words]Michael SJun 5, 2017 14:31239298
... pipe dream [374 words]Mark S RosenblitMay 24, 2017 13:02239283
1Statehood includes the right for military buildup and alliances [143 words]
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PezDispenserMay 23, 2017 04:24239256
Locale of such a "Pal State" an open question.... [113 words]Aryeh GreenMay 23, 2017 04:02239255
No [191 words]SurakMay 22, 2017 15:52239241
1Litmus test for Palestinian Statehood [195 words]PrashantMay 21, 2017 22:50239223
Already [6 words]Sohel A BahjatMay 21, 2017 17:55239216
1$$How much for peace?$$ The bottom line. [482 words]Michael SMay 21, 2017 17:17239215
The Price for Peace in Israel is not counted in Rupees, Dinar, Sheckels or Dollars; Zech 12:9; Proverbs 1:10-19 [511 words]M ToveyMay 25, 2017 14:06239215
Eternal justice. [116 words]Michael SMay 27, 2017 01:26239215
Proverbs 1:2 Seeking the Face of His Understanding - Waiting for Eternal Justice [445 words]M ToveyMay 31, 2017 16:02239215
If you stop worrying about misguided world opinion... [151 words]Steven KatzMay 21, 2017 15:19239213
Sorry Mr. Pipes, ... Part I [662 words]Richard MartinsMay 21, 2017 13:12239211
1Reply to Dr. Pipes implicit point that Arab sponsored anti-semitism is no longer a problem.... [333 words]
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Bryan TaplitsMay 21, 2017 11:47239210
1Getting the semantics wrong [288 words]Joy Moss-RendellMay 21, 2017 07:48239207
JORDAN IS THE PALESTINIAN STATE [175 words]Ilne RichmanMay 21, 2017 07:13239206
Re: Palestinian Statehood Is Acceptable … Eventually [44 words]BarryMay 21, 2017 05:43239205
It is the Arab Conflict, not Israel. [660 words]YJ DraimanMay 21, 2017 03:27239203
2Utterly Insane notion! [82 words]UNCLE VLADDIMay 20, 2017 22:38239201
1Partial agreement [110 words]DajjalMay 23, 2017 18:47239201
2Egypt is not Arabia [43 words]UNCLE VLADDIMay 27, 2017 00:17239201
1It's all Dar ak-Islam, Unk! [60 words]DajjalMay 27, 2017 00:59239201
You calling them "Palestinians" is a direct subversion of Israel [27 words]
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NurttGMay 20, 2017 21:51239200
Wider Implications of Real Peace [180 words]DaveMay 20, 2017 21:20239199

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