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Read "The Palestinian Delusion" by Robert Spencer to understand

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Feb 4, 2020 at 20:23

In his new book, Robert Spencer details the history of the Palestinian issue. He explains how Zionist investment in the Ottoman region of Palestine starting in the late nineteenth century drew in thousands of Arab migrants looking for opportunity. When the British took control, they were supposed to limit Arab immigration so that the Jews could build a state in accordance with the Balfour Declaration and international law, but they did the opposite in reaction to Arab violence: They limited Jewish immigration instead and encouraged Arab attacks on Jews, hoping to squelch the inconvenient Zionist enterprise entirely.

In this history we see the contradictions between Muslim immigration and life-style preferences versus Muslim attitudes: On the one hand, they take advantage of the economic opportunities, rights and comforts provided by Western civilization, and on the other, they despise that same civilization with all of the arrogance and violent contempt inherent in Islamic supremacism. And even now, this same phenomenon is being replicated in Europe as it was in old Palestine as Muslims stream in there for similar reasons.

I'm not qualified to tell Israel what to do with those Galilee ingrates, but there are certainly some valuable cautionary lessons to be learned.

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1To better undermine [15 words]Martin LandauFeb 10, 2020 16:22257745
Disolution from Within - The Fragility of the Unfettered Heart [313 words]M ToveyFeb 13, 2020 11:24257745
people are at the heart of the paradox [81 words]mythFeb 10, 2020 05:56257738
1The wisdom of unilateral annexation [26 words]
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One must not forget that the Arab party they vote for wants autonomy from Israel! [280 words]AnonFeb 5, 2020 12:58257658
Regarding Racism and Dual Citizenship [129 words]RobertFeb 6, 2020 05:46257658
1All those who live in these former Israeli territories would be stripped of their citizenship [214 words]AnonFeb 6, 2020 17:37257658
Vote as I say, not as I do [162 words]JeffFeb 6, 2020 21:15257658
1"Peace to Prosperity" - Stepping Stone to An Alternate Reality [502 words]M ToveyFeb 5, 2020 11:52257657
3Palestinians in the third world [103 words]Howard MednickFeb 5, 2020 10:58257656
5Christian Israeli Arabs [120 words]
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2I would hope Nazareth wouldn't be part of any such land-swap [52 words]AnonFeb 5, 2020 19:36257650
3Friends do not (and should not) leave friends alone in Islamic majority countries [256 words]PrashantFeb 5, 2020 22:28257650
2Israel should also say No to Palestine until they tear up their Charter for War [400 words]Larry JacobsFeb 8, 2020 20:21257650
2Fifth Column [52 words]Reynald de ChatillonFeb 9, 2020 05:26257650
Israel and Christians [72 words]JKFeb 10, 2020 21:40257650
5Read "The Palestinian Delusion" by Robert Spencer to understand [201 words]DaveFeb 4, 2020 20:23257648
1Dual Citizenship [120 words]RobertFeb 4, 2020 18:49257645

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