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Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (Australia), Mar 15, 2018 at 02:13

I first became aware of Rabbi Meir Kahane and his policy of Arab relocation back in the late 1980s. At the time I dismissed the policy as rather extreme. However, in hindsight, it appears that he was the first Israeli to predict the demographic crisis facing Israel. The present leadership seems to be putting this problem in the too hard basket, leaving the problem to their children and grandchildren to face. Benjamin Netanyahu, although justifiably concerned about the increasing power of Iran, seems oblivious to the enemy within. It's probably inevitable that Israel will eventually annex Judea and Samaria sometime in the future, but what if a left wing government comes to power in Israel some years after that and decides to extend citizenship to the Palestinian population of these areas?
What did Meir Kahane actually mean by transferring the "Arab" population? Did he mean the removal of both the Muslim and Christian Palestinians? Such a move would certainly infuriate the United States, as you pointed out in your article, the evangelical Christians (strong supporters of Israel) would not be impressed to see the Christian inhabitants of the holy places of Nazareth and Bethlehem being told to pack their bags.
However, if Israel were only to adopt the transfer policy towards the Muslim Palestinians, I doubt the American response would be the same. Sure, they'll go through the motions of condemning it. Note America's response to the actions of the Myanmar military regarding the expulsion of the Rohingya Muslims is in a somewhat half-hearted manner. Even in Europe, there has been little response to this. It appears that the events of 9/11 have changed everything. For example, if the Bosnian and Kosovo wars had broken out after 9/11, would the US have intervened?
Palestinian Christians are a small minority and do not pose an existential threat to the Jewish State. They are better educated and will easily assimilate into Israeli society, unlike the Muslim population, who refuse point blank to assimilate. How much does the Israeli taxpayer actually subsidise the Palestinian Authority? How many of the Palestinian Muslims are actually in gainful employment and who feeds them.
Will relocation turn Israelis against the state? Probably not as much as you think. If it is done without bloodshed. But, is that possible. Depends on whether the IDF can persuade the Palestinian Authority to lay down it's arms.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Israel's long term survival. [396 words]Reynald de ChatillonMar 15, 2018 02:13242481
2Conversion of Muslims to a moderate Islam or other moderate religions is the only solution [742 words]PrashantMar 16, 2018 17:15242481
11961: Genocidal pro-Nazi Arab leader: Ahmad Shukairy, 'father' of 'Apartheid' slander [530 words]GloriaJun 10, 2011 14:38186160
term "ethnic cleansing" is an implied accusation of racism [180 words]James GarnerMar 20, 2009 16:12152537
9A rebuttal from Obadiah Shoher [255 words]SamsonBlindedMar 14, 2009 11:53152270
3Complete and irrefuteable rebuttal to Dr. Daniel Pipes [701 words]NissimMar 10, 2009 02:48152002
Effective rebuttal. [7 words]Reynald de ChatillonMar 21, 2018 00:15152002
1The Morality of Transfer [2999 words]Boris ShusteffMar 9, 2009 19:25151974
The Author Criticizes His Interpretation of Kahane's Ideas. :) [77 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Igor LadnikMar 9, 2009 17:00151958
Transfering Israelis is just as morally reprehensible [192 words]
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JeremyMar 5, 2009 12:23151692
PLURALIST DEMOCRATIC ISRAEL VS ARAB-ISLAMIC APARTHEID [401 words]NancyNov 1, 2012 09:06151692
NOT IMMORAL.. [94 words]DONVANMar 2, 2009 13:05151461
The only solution for the Palestinian problem is dividing the land in two [202 words]Abe BirdMar 2, 2009 08:52151443
Why are the Palestinian Arabs (Muslims) special? [105 words]Mark GFeb 27, 2009 11:43151289
1Right of return for everyone-- Jews need to return to Mecca and Medina [100 words]samFeb 28, 2009 02:02151289
I know Why are the Palestinian Arab (Muslims) are the only special ones, Mark- Very Simple.!!!! [111 words]SvetlanatchkahMar 4, 2009 02:13151289
1FAKESTINIANS [146 words]FabianMar 25, 2012 02:08151289
Your comment precisely underlines why Jerusalem is so important to Muslims that Mecca does not represent [46 words]Karole du PontOct 7, 2012 17:08151289
Fakestinians [12 words]Reynald de ChatillonMar 15, 2018 02:21151289
1How about arab muslims removing their apartheid ? [91 words]samFeb 26, 2009 22:25151269
The first victims of Islam. [63 words]Reynald de ChatillonMar 15, 2018 02:29151269
First victims of Islam were indeed Meccans [70 words]PrashantMar 16, 2018 01:04151269
1The smart Meccan pagans v Muhammad [1172 words]dhimmi no moreMar 17, 2018 07:51151269
Points 1-3 make sense, but Arab "outrage" is not a significant factor [155 words]
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AaronFeb 26, 2009 19:04151262
1How about giving money to move out ? [19 words]
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samFeb 26, 2009 16:22151246
Reality Check [228 words]Rebecca MouldsFeb 26, 2009 14:41151239
Inflames? [37 words]
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meysekapeyerFeb 26, 2009 06:15151212
One state solution [15 words]KFeb 26, 2009 00:17151200
1Rebuttal [290 words]Jinn 'n' TonicFeb 25, 2009 22:11151187
Survival of a Nation [4633 words]Rochelle MichaelsFeb 28, 2009 14:26151187
1What will Mr. Pipes do if Israel actually goes along deporting Arabs [116 words]
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Debanjan BanerjeeMar 4, 2009 12:29151187
24 reasons which sound convincing... [102 words]YidlmitnfidlFeb 25, 2009 20:09151180

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