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Palestine: realities overtaking fairy tales : Comments

By David Singer, published 14/11/2012

The attempt to create two separate national identities and two separate peoples - Jordanians and Palestinians - have always been nothing but misleading and deceptive fairy tales.

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I am surprised to read David Singer advocating turning the clock back 63 years and re-uniting parts of the Middle East within the artificial "...boundaries [Palestine] had during the British Mandate".

Clearly, this won't work.

Israel is in the way.
Posted by JohnBennetts, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:53:24 PM
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The biggest fairy tale that has ever been written is that the Jewish people are entitled to the land where Palestine once existed.

Never have a people come back after 2,000 plus years and laid claim to land upon which other people had been living for a thousand plus years.

Never have a people been as cruel as the transplanted Jews are except perhaps one group but we don't want to mention them, do we?

As you read this, the IDF is again bombing and shelling the Gazans and killing men, women and kids. The leader of these killers, Netanyahu, is talking about escalating the killing using American supplied weaponry.

It is not inconceivable that the residents of Gaza will be pushed into the Mediterranean which would leave only the remaining Palestinians in the West Bank to get rid of.

At the same time, Netanyahu is considering nuking Iran which could well ignite WW3.

And in the midst of all this, the Singer comes along with another one of his red herrings!

Jesus wept!
Posted by David G, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 2:14:01 PM
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There is a people who lived in a place called Palestine who call themselves Palestinians. Having lived in their homes and tended their olive trees for about a thousand years or so they experience the injustice of being ethically cleansed from their homes by another people who call themselves Jews, but who lived in places like Eastern Europe but had a grandmother who was a Jew by religion. They do not want to give up their homes under these circumstances and insist that they should stay or return there and that they should be treated with justice and as equals by the newcomers.
Posted by Stan1, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 3:50:04 PM
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That should have read "ethnically cleansed".
Posted by Stan1, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 3:51:41 PM
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This drumbeat from racist Israel, through its spokesmen, calling for the Bantustans to be joined to Jordan is getting as insistent as the drumbeat for aggression against Iran in case it makes nukes to defend itself against a nuclear-armed enemy.

The constant repetition of the Jordan theme has a sound of desperation. The desperation is well founded. America wonít need the Middle East for oil for ever, and the population bomb surrounding the ethnically cleansed enclave continues to grow. In due course the Zionists will be abandoned by their major allies and driven to accept the return of the exiles to recover their own homeland. What arrangements the resulting Palestinian nation makes with Jordan is up to its and Jordanís people.
Posted by EmperorJulian, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 6:35:07 PM
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David Singer presented an offer to hand the West Bank to Jordan. Yes, I realise it's incomplete, eventually it will have to be ALL of the West Bank, including Eastern Jerusalem, but at least it's a start.

So many of the contributors here don't like Israel - that's OK, but what possible objection can you have to handing the West Bank over to Jordan? Would the Palestinians be any worse off? At least they will come under the rule of their Arab brothers, then nothing prevents them from demanding independence from Jordan the day after if they still so wish.

The only reason I see, for those who care for Palestinians and their welfare, to oppose this transfer of the West Bank to Jordan, is the worry over the loss of pretexts to destroy Israel.
Posted by Yuyutsu, Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:18:00 PM
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