3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

For fear of his life and limb

Reader comment on item: "The Hell of Israel Is Better than the Paradise of Arafat"

Submitted by David Guy (Israel), Apr 21, 2005 at 02:34

Asim Ahmed's comments provide some interesting examples of civilized Arab countries. Not Jordan where most Palestinians actually live. Not the Palestinian Authority where Palestinians control day-to-day activitivities but 'Kuwait, Dubai, Lebanon'. Kuwait which expelled its Palestinian workers for aiding in its occupation by Kuwait. Dubai did it even though not occupied by anyone. In Lebanon Palestinians have been massacred in their refugee camps, by their Lebanese neighbours, particularly during the Civil War in which they were major players.

In none of these civilized countries is it possible for a Palestinian to gain citizenship no matter how long their period of residence nor how valuable their contribution to the country. In Kuwait they don't even have enough rights to open businesses in their own names.

Perhaps Asim could do a little survey among his Scottish (non-Arab?) campus associates to discover even one verified example of a legitimate Scottish tourist whose lives and limbs have been in any threatened on a trip to Israel. Hundred of thousands of tourists enter Israel each year. Clearly propaganda in Scotland about the danger is exaggerated.

David Guy
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to For fear of his life and limb by David Guy

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)