Monday, May 16, 2005

How they long for peace

Is there anyone who doubts what would happen to Israel if millions of additional Arabs were given citizenship? I'm talking of course about the so called 'right of return' the 'Palestinians' keep blabbing about. Insisting on this 'right' is tantamount to destroying Israel by demographics. If therefore a politician (or a Holocaust denying terrorist-in-a-suit like Abbas) insists on this 'right', he is in fact saying he wants to see Israel destroyed.

Now I know that that is a surprise to no one. I just thought it might be good to mention it once more, and place
his statements in the context of his professed desire for peace with the Jews. Must be the kind of peace the Germans had in mind when they designed the death camps.
"PLO is still clinging to the inalienable rights of the Palestinian People and our people in refugees camps reject today, as in the past, all forms of resettlement," WAFA quoted him as saying in a televised speech, in commemoration of the 57th anniversary of Nakba.

"Palestinians reject the proposal of resettling the refugees in Arab countries and their presence there is temporary," he added.

However Abbas called on the host countries to ensure basic civil rights for the refugees, demanding they are granted the basic human rights to work and travel freely.

"The Nakba and the disaster forced upon our people a life in refugee camps without an identity, in the midst of oppression, despair, poverty, and disease," Abbas said, adding: "The Palestinians have a homeland and it is called Palestine."
What is even more ironic is that he refers to UNSC resolution 194 and others. The relevant part:
11. Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible;
Well, there's no bloody chance of that happening, is there? Almost 600.000 Jews were forcibly expelled after Israel's various victories over the attacking Arabs. No compensation was ever offered, or is ever expected.

So while it's very kind of Abbas to remind us of the plight of these Arab Jews, who fortunately were succesfully absorbed and integrated into Israeli society, it does show that as long as the Arab world on the one hand insists on the fulfilment of UNSC resolutions, and on the other hand refuses competely to ever abide by them, peace between Israel and the Arabs will remain an illusion.
Of course, peace is not a goal for the Arabs, it never has been. And so we're back to dealing with another two-faced Arab, designated by all the world as the new partner for peace for the 'Palestinians'.

Ring the bell for the next round.


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