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Submitted by yuval brandstetter (Israel), Apr 10, 2006 at 16:33

"An aggressive step like "transferring" Palestinian Arabs out of the West Bank would be counterproductive for Israel, prompting greater outrage, increasing the number of enemies, and perpetuating the conflict."
This is the first instance Mr Pipes uses assertions rather than reason to make a point.

What is so aggressive about transfering? The Chechs transferred three million German speaking natives out of the Sudetten-land. Thus the Anschluss was nulified. The Arabs tranferred 850000 Jews out of Arab countries within 2-3 years following Sovereignty. More than ten million blacks transferred themselves, under cultural and economic pressures from the South to North in the USA. A million Greeks were removed from Anatolia. So if the lot of Arabs under Jewish dominion is so bad, why not transfer themselves where the going is good, say, Wisconsin, or Illinois, or Amman?

What greater outrage than the present when the prime-minister of the Plaestinian Authority is a bona-fide terrorist, who claims Israel should not even exist, and sends Human Bombs to reinforce the point? What greater outrage than the killing of thirty old men and women at the Seder Table, within one hundered yards from the Mediterranean? What greater outrage than the president of a powerful Nclear-to-be nation expounding the virtues of expunging the Jewish state altogether. Whether the Arabs transfer or not, the outrage Sovereign Israel arouses in the Arab breast is already at the max.

How can the number of enemies increase? Israel is one hundred percent surrounded by enemies, first second and third lines. Wil Britain become an enemy bombarding Israel from the common boundary? Or maybe Canada?

Perpetuating the conflict. Now that is the final straw. Eighty five years of conflict are not going to be resolved because Arabs and Jews are forced to be at each other throats within this sliver of land? Why not try the reverse. The conflict is perptuated because Arabs outside the lnad demand Anschluss with their brethren within the land. If, on the other hand Arabs choose to live, or are driven to live in Arab majority countries, and since they already kicked out all of their jews, the Jewish Arab conflict might be put to rest so that the Arabs can better concentrate their efforts on the conquest of France.

And finally. All those nations so concerned for the plight of the poor Palestinians, why don't they offer them succor and shelter and refuge.? Let each European nation take in one hundred thousand Arabs from the Holy Land, use the monies ear-marked for the Palestinian Authority to shelter them, and absorb these wretches. They can take the apartments, houses, banks, synagogues of six million dead Jews and call it quits.

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