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Leap of Faith

Reader comment on item: Enjoy the Jerusalem Embassy – But Don't Get Giddy
in response to reader comment: In the long run

Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (United States), May 23, 2018 at 01:45

Nona puts it in a nutshell what I have been trying to say in a number of comments I have made on this forum regarding the reasons why Israel should adopt the single state solution. Daniel Pipes advocates a three state solution (also backed by John Bolton, surprisingly). While this plan is certainly better than the two state solution, in that it bypasses the discredited Palestinian Authority, it requires an enormous leap of faith on the part of Israel. Much depends on Egypt and Jordan remaining stable countries. The Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq appeared to be a stable and prosperous country until the monarchy was overthrown in 1958. The Empire of Iran under the Pahlavi Dynasty also appeared to be stable and prosperous until the dynasty was overthrown in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.

There was a population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923. It involved the relocation of over one million Greeks in Anatolia to Greece and over 350,000 Turks living in Greece to Turkey. The Jewish communities that once lived in Yemen, Morocco, Egypt and Iraq have all been relocated to Israel. Isn't it time there was some movement in the other direction of the Palestinian Muslims. Relocating the Muslim Palestinians can done. I'm sure the IDF have made secret contingency plans for this option, they would certainly be able to implement this in a more efficient manner compared to the rather brutal way in which the Myanmar Army expelled the Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh. A highly efficient military force like the IDF should be able to disarm the Palestinian Authority's paramilitary forces without bloodshed. Disarming Hamas may be a bit more difficult, though.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
11492 Revisited. [378 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Reynald de ChatillonMay 20, 2018 06:33243037
2Jerusalem for Jews [90 words]KananMay 19, 2018 19:13243032
1In the long run [157 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
NonaMay 19, 2018 14:12243030
1Leap of Faith [277 words]Reynald de ChatillonMay 23, 2018 01:45243030
3Secular and democratic whatever [32 words]PrashantMay 24, 2018 22:07243030
1War By Other Means [204 words]Reynald de ChatillonMay 17, 2018 22:06242992
Not so fast [90 words]BorisGMay 16, 2018 23:53242971
The Real Benefit To Israel [134 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Harry TMay 16, 2018 11:09242960
Since Israel controls Jerusalem, no country can open an embassy there without Israel's approval [62 words]AnonMay 16, 2018 08:48242959
UK's Independent Newspaper Frets About the Embassy Move & "Israel Victory" [119 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
CamelinspaceMay 16, 2018 04:07242956
Parallels between Donald Trump and the Antichrist [120 words]PeterMay 15, 2018 22:32242951
Getting Ahead of the Prophetic Scheme - Reading Daniel Correctly [211 words]M ToveyMay 16, 2018 15:50242951
Israel's Betrayer is coming, but I don't think he will be Trump [1275 words]Michael SMay 17, 2018 03:16242951
2Who is trustworthy, and who isn't? [336 words]Michael SMay 18, 2018 05:19242951
I am still in no doubt [140 words]PeterMay 18, 2018 23:44242951
"there is no individual called 'Anti-Christ' in the Bible" [197 words]PeterMay 19, 2018 08:54242951
1Trump walks on water? [1045 words]Michael SMay 21, 2018 20:07242951
The people of the prince to come [696 words]Michael SMay 21, 2018 21:00242951
Who Will You Follow - The LORD Yeshua HaMashiach; or His Pretender [317 words]M ToveyMay 22, 2018 18:08242951
1Trump's Latest Appointments May Mitigate The Swamp Things [131 words]DaveMay 15, 2018 21:48242950
1The Palestinian Authority is definitely not going to publicly give up on its "right of return". [196 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
AnonMay 15, 2018 18:48242949
1Right of Return [28 words]Harry TMay 16, 2018 15:50242949
1Let me sum up this embassy move [11 words]There is NO Santa ClausMay 15, 2018 16:07242946
1Dr. Pipes is describing a stab in the back [127 words]Steve KleinMay 15, 2018 12:43242941
5Pipes is often wrong about Trump [69 words]Leon KushnerMay 15, 2018 18:03242941
3Thanks Leon [101 words]Steve KleinMay 16, 2018 16:15242941
3Either or [81 words]HaroldMay 15, 2018 12:07242939
5Don't get Giddy - Agree! [217 words]Leon KushnerMay 15, 2018 12:03242938
i like trump! he looks real not a political hypocrite [113 words]bruria rimoniMay 16, 2018 11:21242938
5Trump is probably the most trustworthy US President that I can remember [60 words]Michael SMay 16, 2018 11:56242938
1Base won't tolerate betrayal of Israel [39 words]Larry KatesMay 20, 2018 21:27242938

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