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We do not need recycled politicians like Bibi. We need Elon!

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Submitted by Dr RJP (United States), Aug 16, 2006 at 16:54

The pendulum on a clock is supposed to swing both ways, and not stop inches from the left side. Between the far left, and the not-so-far left is very little wiggle-room for negotiations. For half a century, Israel has been on the defensive and their politicians have ALL been jammed up on the left side of the pendulum. What we need are fresh ideas that put the enemy on the defensive for a change.

Benny Elon's plan for ransferring Arabs from the West Bank and other areas to the "existing state of Palestine" – namely, the nation of Jordan -- makes perfect sense and has the support of 20 to 30% of the country. Consider, if you will, that 77% of the original tract of land set aside for a Jewish homeland by the British was stolen from Jews and handed to the Hashemite family who had been booted from power. Talk about a consolation prize!

ALL of the present countries in the Middle East, with a fews exceptions (like Egypt), were cut from the same, post-Ottoman empire cloth, and handed over to Arabs for their support in defeating the Turks in WWI, the Germans in WWII, AND for their support in trying to get rid of all the Jews in the area once known as Israel (but dubiously labelled the Palestine Mandate) That's right, folks, anti-Jewish Arabs working side-by-side with former Nazi POWs on the British payroll.

Of course, the Arab nation flatly denies that any such promise was ever made to Jews about a homeland -- but recall ALL of the promises made to them by the British).

It is only logical and fair to conclude that if the legal citizens of an Arab nation declare their sovereignty based solely upon agreements (written or oral) made to them by Western countries, and likewise, expect the rest of the world to honor that promise, then they have no right to trash and ignore the agreements made by the same Western countries to a non-Arab country..namely Israel.

Contrary to the dictates of meglomaniac Muslim leaders and "political historians, " Jordan was the most, arbitrarily-created country in the Middle East (not Israel) and the vast majority of Jordanians are, in fact Palestinians. Not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of Palestinians in the West Bank are former Jordanians whose "historic homeland" has not yet been created.

Right after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, had Israel annexed the West Bank just as Jordan had done after the 1948 War, not many people would have cared. Had that happened, ALL of the Palesitinans forced to live in refugee camps by other Arab nations and the UN (Yes, you read that correctly. the Arab-dominated UN prevent Palestinans from leaving these camps and prevent the Israeli government from building new housing for them) , ALL would have become Israeli citizens and have the same high standard of livng as do the current Palestinians living within Israel.

Why do you think so many Arabs left their original places of birth -- which were countries in decline led by despotic rulers who oppressed them -- and migrated to the land of Israel in the first place? Nobody else would take in Palestinian migrants: not Jordan. Not Egypt. Not Lebanon. Not Syria.. Only Israel welcomed them with open arms. That is the irony of it all.

Look at what Palestinian have done with the land and billions of dollars given to them? Look what they have done with Gaza? The money either went to line the pockets of PA and UN politicians, or to the terrorist leaders creating militias and buying caches of weapons for future attacks on Israel. NO new construction. NO rebuilding of their infrastructure. NO new schools, hospitals, or classrooms. Any social programs that have been started were initiated by the same, money-grubbing terrorist leaders who tossed some spare change their way for political reasons only.

Sorry, but Palestinians already have a very, large, independent state, 70% of which is made up of Palestinians. They do not need what little was left over for Israel, EXCEPT for their real purpose which is to remove them from the map.

Time for some reverse thinking here. I vote for Benny!


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