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The Right of Return and Jewish Settlements

In his WorldNetDaily column, Joseph Farah tackles some very important issues.

On the so-called PLO Arab “right of return”:

Yasser Arafat has promoted the “right of return” as one more tactic in his ultimate goal for the destruction of the state of Israel. He knows it is impossible for millions claiming Arab refugee status to prove claims their property was ever taken from them. He knows the tiny Jewish state could easily be overwhelmed by Arabs laying claim to real estate or citizenship in Israel. He knows that the so-called “right of return” amounts to his “final solution” ñ a one-state solution that would permit the vastly out-numbered Jews in the Middle East to be voted out of their own country.

On why it is important for Israel to maintain Jewish communities in the disputed territories:

Any other alternative would amount to a green light for anti-Semitic ethnic cleansing in the Middle East ñ something the region has witnessed far too much over the past 50 years.

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Likewise, it is imperative for Israel to protect its well-established Jewish communities in the West Bank, traditional Jewish lands, because the Palestinian Authority is on record as insisting no Jews be allowed to live in its future Palestinian Arab state.

This is one of the great untold stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Arafat and his allies demand that all Jews get out of the country they are attempting to create.

In any other part of the world, this kind of racist, anti-Semitic effort at ethnically cleansing a region would be roundly condemned by all civilized people. Yet, because most people simply don’t understand the clear, official plan by the Arab leaders to force out all Jews from the new Palestinian state, Arafat retains a degree of sympathy, even political support, from much of the world.

Think about what I am saying: It is the official policy of the Palestinian Authority that all Jews must get off the land! Why is the United States supporting the creation of a new, racist, anti-Semitic hate state? Why is the civilized world viewing this as a prescription for peace in the region? Why is this considered an acceptable idea?

Is there any other place in the world where that kind of official policy of racism and ethnic cleansing is tolerated ñ even condoned?

Why are the rules different in the Middle East? Why are the rules different for Arabs? Why are the rules different for Muslims?

Would America consider it acceptable if the new Iraqi government said the few Jews remaining in Iraq would have to leave? Would America consider it acceptable if the new Iraqi governing council said Christians would have to go?

Of course not. So why ñ even before a Palestinian state is created ñ why do we accept as a fait accompli that Jews should be forced off their land in the coming state of Palestine?

Why are U.S. tax dollars supporting the racist, anti-Semitic entity known as the Palestinian Authority?

I couldn’t have articulated it better myself.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

1 thought on “The Right of Return and Jewish Settlements”

  1. I agree with all of this. However, I’m worried that the annexations, and the security corridors required to protect them, will make the establishment of any state on the West Bank impossible. If Israel doesn’t police it, which is an intolerable burden in blood and treasure and corrupting to Israel’s soul, over the long term, and if Jordan won’t take it back (which it would be nuts to do), what does the world do about it? If there is no state, what is there? You can despise the Palestinian Arabs for their beliefs and care not one wit for their future, and still be worried that Gaza and the West Bank will become lawless, ungoverned zones where Islamist jihadists aimed not just at Israel, but at the whole world, take root.

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