Sunday, December 3, 2006

What do they want?

It's of the utmost importance, crucially important, to listen to what the enemy is saying.

That's why I recommend reading:
Israeli Arabs seek right to return to villages abandoned in 1948

The Israel Left and world diplomats have been trying to convince us all that the Arabs just want my humble home in Shiloh, but the truth is far from that. Actually, it's all of the anti-Jewish settlement in Judea-Samaria-Gaza propaganda which has emboldened the Arabs to demand their "right of return."

Pre-1948 Israel Independence there were Arab villages on the lands which today house many of the kibbutzim, moshavim, and even "yuppie" left-wing neighborhoods. The Arabs had abandoned them when their leaders encouraged them to flee with promises that "after the fighting" they would get even more land and riches. For many of the Arabs, that seemed a great "deal," since they lived in poverty. The British Mandate was over a very poor piece of richly disputed land.

Demographic research has shown that many of the Arabs were actually new to the territory, having been attracted by the economic opportunities of the Zionist enterprise. Prior to the arrival of the Zionist Jews from Europe, there had been a strong and steady decline in the Arab population. That's a big reason why it was so easy for the Arabs to have abandoned "their" land, on which they were actually recent squatters.

The Arabs who fled have been held hostage by an alliance of their fellow-Arabs and the United Nations, which was a very new organization when UNRWA was established. Integration and rehabilitation are not among the services offered.

The true refugees here, the Jewish ones, the old-timers who fled Europe after the Holocaust, the Jews from Arab Lands and now our new refugees... the ones the Sharon Government threw out of their homes in Gush Katif and Northern Shomron never received the steady aid the the Arabs still get...

...but there are different rules for different people, I guess...

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