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Palestinian aren't recent immigrants; they are 19th century colonists and nomads - with the prospect of Palestinian statehood

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Jan 26, 2015 at 22:39

I think you missed the point. You confuse (in your second part) the Palestinians who want the Jews out because they want to govern themselves without any Jews (o % Jews). They certainly will deny that they are immigrants, like the Algerians who came to France under de Gaul in the 1960's and were granted French citizenship.If you wish an example of the Muslim Alegrians of France you might concider the Russian-speaking Ukrainians of the East who are engaged in a civil war, and wish to join Russia. You could think, if you wish, of the Texans who rebelled against Mexico (became the lone star) and subsequently joined our union (the United States). If these Palestinians, in Gaza, are comitting crimes, etc., that's no business of Israel, since Israel left Gaza to its own Palestinan ways, pending internationl recognition of soverignity, which is already recognized by many of the countries of the UN, if not yet by the Security Council.

The issue of riots by Arab Israelis, that's not that different than this last year's riots in the United States when African Americans protested against the police shootings.

However, there is an issue of acceptance of Israel as the National Home (a secular concept) of the Jewish people - that the majority of Israelis are Jews. The Palestinians want it both ways. They want a Palestinian state, in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem, which 100 % free of Jews, while Israel is to have a very large minority non-Jewish population, and that Israel not be Jewish.

Here, you should think of the Kurds of Turkey. The do not deny the Turkish identity of the Republic. They merely wish that their identity as a kurdish minority with the Turkish Republic be recognized. This is precise what the State of Israel embodies in its laws respecting its Palestinian minority. But that's hypocritically not enough for them, and that's why there is no prospect for peace in Israel.

You also don't recognize the fact that there is, technically, a State of war with Israel among several states, especially Muslim ones, and Turkey has now sided with Hamas of Gaza recognizing Hamas as Freddom fighters for all the Palestians. To bad the Kurds don't ask Israel to recognize it as rebeling against Turkey.

So I think you have completely misunderstood the point Dr. Daniel Pipes makes - by bringing in the Red Herring of Israel.


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