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State of Palestine, Filipino lack of action, and more

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Nov 14, 2017 at 09:54

1. Notice the sign on the embassy: "The State of Palestine". To my knowledge, no other country other than Israel calls itself a State in its official documentation. Could this be another example of Palestinians copying Zionism?

2. The lack of Filipino action against Lt. Onoda is strange. Why didn't they send a team of commandos to deal with the situation years earlier?

3. According to Wikipedia, "Onoda still refused to surrender, saying that he was waiting for orders from a superior officer." Will the Palestinians surrender if all the 'moderate' Arab leaders arrive in Ramallah and tell their leaders in person and on PA TV that it is time to surrender? How would the deluded Palestinians, the proverbial "tip of the spear", react if they one day discovered that they are no longer the "tip of the spear"?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

1. Great observation. Could you research this? It exactly fits my Dopplegänger thesis.

2. Great question. I cannot answer it.

3. I am inclined to think the Palestinians would feel a despair if this happened and would be more inclined to give up their goal of eliminating Israel.

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