Thursday, July 17, 2008

How Many Palestinians is the European Union Willing to Absorb?

I usually have the urge to vomit whenever left wing Israeli politician Yossi Beilin opens his mouth. But by George, I think he may be on to something when he recently asked a delegation of Euro-weenies to publicly proclaim how many Palestinian "refugees" the European union is willing to absorb as a result of an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. Imagine Beilin's surprise when his question was met with stone silence.

Of course, Israel was created mostly by Jewish refugees who fled Europe because of anti-Semitisim and a little thing called the HOLOCAUST. Virtually the entire Arab Israeli conflict is the result of conflicting promises made by European power Britain, to both the Arab's and the Jews. So how about it Europe? Since you bare great responsibility for this entire mess, how many Palestinian "refugees" are you willing to absorb? Are you willing to be part of the solution at all? I would think that a minimum of 1,000,000 would be a starting point. And since Israel absorbed more Jewish refugees from Arab lands than the total number of Palestinian refugees, would it be too much to expect that Arab countries be asked to absorb some of their Arab brethren? After all, it was these same Arab states that initiated the 1948 war to destroy Israel that actually caused the Arab refugee issue to begin with.

And since we're on a roll here, how about compensation from the Arab's for the more numerous Jewish refugees who were forced to flee Arab states and whose property and wealth were confiscated by Arab states?

The Jewish exodus from Arab lands refers to the 20th century expulsion or mass departure of Jews, primarily of Sephardi and Mizrahi background, from Arab and Islamic countries. The migration started in the late 19th century, but accelerated after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. According to official Arab statistics, 856,000 Jews left their homes in Arab countries from 1948 until the early 1970s. Some 600,000 resettled in Israel. Their descendants, and those of Iranian and Turkish Jews, now number 3.06 million of Israel's 5.4 to 5.8 million Jewish citizens. [1] WOJAC estimates that Jewish property in Arab countries would be valued today at more than $300 billion[2][3] and Jewish-owned real-estate left behind in Arab lands at 100,000 square kilometers (four times the size of the State of Israel).
These are inconvenient little details of historic fact that never seem to get mentioned in discussions about the Arab-Israeli conflict. Hmmm. I wonder why? Here's why: because if the historic narrative were accurately and honestly discussed, than Europe would be held responsible to a large degree for the entire Arab-Israeli conflict. That's why Europe needs a more traditional, phony narrative that lets Europe off the hook almost entirely.


  1. amigo, parece que tu opinión es bastante radical, en tu mentalidad solo hay unos que son los buenos y los otros los malos.
    conoces las leyes de la probabilidad, verás que en todos los lugares exite la misma probabilidad de estupidos.
    un saludo y ponte en el lugar del otro.

  2. Yes, well, it may seem "radical" to you. Please explain where it is historically inacurate? To lable something radical without the slightest explination is a dodge.

  3. Hubo otras, muchas más.

    La guerra que vendrá
    no es la primera.

    Hubo otras guerras.

    Al final de la última
    quedaron vencedores y vencidos.

    Entre los vencidos,
    el pueblo llano pasaba hambre.

    Entre los vencedores,
    el pueblo llano la pasó también.

    Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), poeta y autor dramático alemán

  4. Yes, I enjoyed the poem. Now here is a quote for you:

    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept free by the exertions of better men than himself."

    John Stuart Mill,
    English economist & philosopher 1806 - 1873


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