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settling persecuted christians in the west bank?

Reader comment on item: The Three-Way Option: Arab States, Israel, Palestinians

Submitted by fred debros (United States), Jan 26, 2017 at 07:27

the only reason the westbank was not annexed off the bat after the 67 conquest was that the israeli leadership realized that this would require ethnic cleansing......not feasible because of world opinion. and now this is being exploited to delegitimize the existence of israel. on the other hand: the only reason a twostate palestine will never be accepted by the world is that it is supposed to be judenrein and christenrein.so a dead end for both extremes.....unless we find a way out, either force as pipes suggests or:

what do you think and what do israelis think of settling the persecuted christians in the levant in area C of the west bank and making it truly a multireligious part of israel. a separate palestine then becomes moot: a christian-jewish-muslim westbank might be more stable and that alone would gradually defuse the ominous time bomb called demography: 600 000 jews in the westbank plus same amount of christians.....gradually the palestinians will become a minority and annexation is natural desire of the people there .....and world wide accepted. pipe dream?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Moving persecuted Middle Eastern Christians to the West Bank is a totally novel idea to me. Appealing in some ways but I think that because that, contrary to the Jewish settlement of the West Bank, would be state-sponsored, it would actually contravene the Geneva Convention.

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