Saturday, December 25, 2010

No room at the inn

Two thousand year's ago there was "no room at the inn" for a Jewish family and their newborn child. If Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has his way, that will remain true in the future.

Today Abbas declared, "We have frankly said, and always will say, if there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, we won’t agree to the presence of one Israeli in it." So Abbas is saying that not a single Jew would be allowed to live in any future Palestinian state. But at the same time he is also demanding the "right of return" for all Palestinians to return to the state of Israel. So Israel must allow all Palestinians to return, but the Palestinians will not allow any Jews in their country--not those living there now nor the thousands who were also dispossessed from their homes in the past.

When the UN partitioned Palestine in 1947, they voted to create two states--Israel and Palestine. They also said that Arabs and Jews who chose to live in the other state would have full rights as citizens. Israel agreed to the partition and ultimately gave citizenship to those Arabs living in towns like Nazareth, which was within the boundaries of the new state. The Palestinians refused to accept the existence of a Jewish state and went to war to oppose it...which is why a state of Palestine never came into existence. Now Abbas is saying he is willing to accept a state of long as all Arabs who want to live there can. But he adamantly refuses to allow any Jews to live in a future Palestinian state.

And it's Abbas who wants the world to condemn Israel as the racist state!

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