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Dr. Daniel Pipes Explicxitly means "No Colonialism Over the Palestinians"

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Mar 28, 2018 at 16:43

Dear Debanjan Banerjee, from India,

If you read carefully what Dr. Daniel Pipes has proposed
you would find that he explicitly says that the heavily Palestinian part of the West Bank
should revert back to Jordan, a "part" of which it was before the 1967 war.
And before the establishment of Israel in 1948
the British have created Transjordan ("East" of the River Jordan)
into a Palestinian State by Partitioning the Palestine Mandate of 1923.
So to re-unite parts of the West Bank is legitimate from the standpoint of Nationalism.
For Jordan to rule over the Palestinians of the West Bank
certainly isn't Colonialism. In fact, about Half of Jordanians are Palestinians
in the sense that they fled the "West Bank" in the 1948-1949 War,
which they call the "Great Catastrophe" ["Great" incorporates the allege "humiliating" defeat] .

On the other hand, Gaza having been ruled by Egypt since 1848,1949-1967
is very much Egyptian in accordance with the Egyptian "Muslim Brotherhood."
So, reverting back to Egypt the Gaza Strip
is not subject to the Western notion of Colonialism.
In fact, it's quite the opposite:
all Muslims are part of Islam - the Muslim Community.

Following up on that suggested implications,
I wish to remind you that all Arabs are part of the Arab Nation.
Therefore, all Arab countries (and there are many)
should permit Palestinian Immigration for the purpose of Settlement
(also to "settle" depute with the Israeli State.

Along that line, you being Indian
what do you think of the idea that all Muslim majority states
should Palestinian "Refugees" as Immigrants for Re-Settlement.
That includes Pakistan - the "enemy" of India"?
Pakistan "naturally" doesn't want and does "have" any Hindus,
who can only live safely in India, not Pakistan.
But how about Muslim Palestinians Settling in Pakistan - would that be Colonialism according to you?

Submitting....

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