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Reader comment on item: Fund the Palestinians? Bad Idea

Submitted by G. Marcus (United States), Dec 19, 2007 at 19:33

ONLY SOLUTION: GAZA UNDER EGYPT; PARTS OF WEST BANK LINKED TO JORDAN "Palestinians" cannot govern themselves because they are South-Syrian
Arabs locked-up in refugee camps and given pseudo-nat'l identity just
to spearhead destruction of IL. Far from a nation, they are in essence
an "anti-nation" unable to unite behind any other cause.

Jordan, part of initial Palestine Mandate, was separated by Brits in
1922 to create original Pal-Arab state and is today one of best-run
Arab states.

Peace treaty with Egypt provides IL with Sinai security buffer.

Lasting settlement can only be based on Gaza placed under Egypt; with
parts of W.Bank linked to Jordan - possibly through a confederation -
safeguarding security and settlements for Israel, demographics for
Arabs, holy sites for both.

Egypt and Jordan face no alternative, because they can't allow adjacent
Muslim Bros (Hamas) or irredentist (Fatah) regimes, respectively.

Any further "Palestinism" on narrow sliver will only bring more war,
bloodshed and misery - not hoped-for peace!


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