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Submitted by Mark S Rosenblit (United States), May 24, 2017 at 13:02

Yes, all Arab States now proclaim fealty to the creation of a 22nd Arab State, to be called Palestine, rather than to the annihilation of Israel and its Jewish population. But is this a genuine change of heart or, rather, a Trojan Horse?

Consider Professor Pipes correct statement that no Arab nation will absorb any more "Palestinian" Arabs that it already hosts. A recent example is Jordan, which has accepted huge numbers of Arab refugees from Syria, but has barred entry to "Palestinian" Arabs fleeing Syria. Why is this? And why is the Arab world so intent on creating a State for the "Palestinian" Arabs, but not for the "Western Sahara" Arabs? And why doesn't the Arab world demand that Spain end its Occupation of portions of Morocco or that France end its Occupation of a portion of Comoros?

The answers all relate to a longstanding unitary pan-Arab objective, namely, the destruction of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. In order to obtain and maintain Western support in service of that now-obscured objective, it is not useful for the Arab States to speak of the destruction of Israel and its Jewish population. Rather, they (1) falsely describe the "Palestinians" as a unique ethnic people who are entitled by international law to their own State, which would reduce Israel from its present 40-mile width to a 10-mile width in that portion of the State which contains 80% of its Jewish population and 80% of its vital economic infrastructure (in an attempt to convert Israel's defensible borders into indefensible borders) and (2) demand that a shrunken Israel -- and only Israel -- permit the entry of and grant citizenship to millions of hostile foreign-born Arabs, benignly and falsely labeled as "refugees" (in an attempt to alter the demographics of the State and thereby trigger political instability and ultimately civil war). In other words, by their unique demand that this group of Arabs -- and only this group of Arabs -- be accorded a new State, the Arab States are reaffirming via subterfuge that they have not abandoned their original objective. Clearly, the Arab world's present focus on the creation of a 22nd Arab State merely represents a change in tactics -- not in strategy.

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