A Question About Palestinian Statehood and the Security Barrier (aka “The Wall”)

The Current Unelected Leader of the Palestinians Does Not Want a Single Jew in his Palestine


Um, if the security barrier is racist and leads to apartheid, why do the Palestinians seek to establish a state with no Jews in it on land 92% of which sits to the east of this barrier?

Let’s say they get a state and remove the barrier. Then what? After all that complaining about how the barrier is exclusionary, steals Palestinian land and harms Palestinian communities, they want to take it over and push all the Jews in their midst over beyond it while stealing their homes and land, excluding them and harming their communities?

Or maybe all those complaints about the “Wall” were disingenuous?

Maybe?

Oh, and to those who missed it, the PLO PA representative to the USA, Maen Areikat, told shocked journalists that it’s best if no Jews lived among the Palestinians. Of course, he was merely quoting the words of his boss, Abu Mazen, but still, being in the USA and all, this was impolitic. Once USA Today compared his envisioned state to Nazi Germany, however, the seasoned diplomat realized this was bad for business and immediately explained in a media offensive that he had been misquoted and was in fact only referring to Israelis who should be separated from Palestinians and then only temporarily.

Oops, turns out he has been interviewed on this topic before.

So, you think it would be necessary to first transfer and remove every Jew

Absolutely. No, I’m not saying to transfer every Jew, I’m saying transfer Jews who, after an agreement with Israel, fall under the jurisdiction of a Palestinian state.

Any Jew who is inside the borders of Palestine will have to leave?

Absolutely. I think this is a very necessary step, before we can allow the two states to somehow develop their separate national identities

Oh, and he doesn’t know whether gays will be permitted to live in the new Palestine. Bummer for John Greyson and Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.

Hey, now they can switch the word Israeli for Palestinian and finally have an accurate name!

The Current Unelected Leader of the Palestinians Does Not Want a Single Jew in his Palestine



4 Comments

  1. Arab Guy

    9/21/2011 at 10:45 pm

    Here lies the answer: The Palestinians are natives while the Jews are conquerors.

    Thus there can never be an apartheid equivalence drawn between the two whereby the natives are the abusers and the Jews are the victims. Palestinians have an inherent right to land, whereas Jews do not, and accordingly any attempt by Palestinians to remove or exclude Jews from their land would simply be akin to rectifying past wrongs.

    It is as simple as that.

    Explaining Areikat’s statement, she said it would be best for Jews not to be a part of a new Palestine, not because she believes the country would mandate against Jews, but rather because the people would revolt against them. And that would just be a catastrophe, as the Jews, especially those of the white European kind, would be attacked or worse. Ironically she was simply trying to warn Jews in the most candor manner, not disparage them.

    • themiddle

      9/22/2011 at 3:48 am

      Sorry bub, there are in fact many more native Jewish Israelis living in Israel than there are Palestinians who were born there anywhere in the world today. But you’re right, the Jews are conquerors, but only because the Palestinians chose to go to war with them time and again.

      Palestinians have an inherent right to land? Really? Did the Ottomans feel that way? Did the British? Did the Jordanians? Did the Egyptians? Heck, I can find you quotes of Palestinians who didn’t believe they had an inherent right to the land. If you mean that by living there they have earned the right to the land, then I suppose you also feel that since 65% of all Jewish Israelis were born inside Israel’s ’67 lines AND Judea and Samaria, that those should belong to the Jews? Or do you mean that it’s the historical connection, because on that count the Jews also beat out the Palestinians.

      As for Areikat’s comments, a civil society would protect the Jews from attacks, ensure that they were treated fairly and as equals and would not try to expel them before the state was even declared.

      Here’s what the Palestinian platform for their new state should be: a secular democratic state with equal rights under the law for all of its citizens and without exclusion of any group on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, sex, sexuality, etc. It’s really simple, actually: they should model their state after Israel.

  2. May Gazal

    9/24/2011 at 5:45 pm

    Jewlicius
    100%Ridiculous

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