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Litmus test for Palestinian Statehood

Reader comment on item: Palestinian Statehood Is Acceptable ... Eventually

Submitted by Prashant, May 21, 2017 at 22:50

Dear Dr Pipes,

There can be a litmus test that the Palestinian Statehood should pass. It follows from the golden rules, it is fair and it is simple. If Syrian Muslims can escape from Syria when their life are in danger can enter Europe and demand democratic rights, it only makes sense that European Christians can enter the Middle East and get democratic rights. So the Palestinian state needs to ensure that a weak, poor and tired European Christian can feel at home in an independent Palestine should his life hit a misfortune and he has to seek a permanent shelter in the future independent Palestine.

This will require that the independent Palestine is a secular democracy that values the separation of church and state.

(sarcasm on)
Can it be simpler than that? Unfortunately those of us who watched President Trump's Riyadh address carefully would have noticed that even though Palestine is not even a proper state yet, it had a seat in the august gathering of Islamic nations. So Palestine's future is written on the wall: 98% population Islamic, everyone else a dhimmi and every one living is peace prosperity and progress. (sarcasm off)


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