Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Plight of Palestinians

Spengler explains why "Palestinian issue is "hopeless, but not serious":

The Palestinians cannot form a normal state. They cannot emigrate to Arab countries without accepting a catastrophic decline in living standards, and very few can emigrate to Western countries. The optimal solution for the Palestinians is to demand a state and blackmail Western and Arab donors with the threat of violence, but never actually get one.

That is why the Palestinian issue is "hopeless, but not serious"..., As long as all concerned understand that the comedy is not supposed to have an ending, the Palestinians can persist quite tolerably in their "intolerable" predicament.

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian authority president, would seem to agree with Spengler:

In an interview with the Washington Post Mahmoud Abbas made the following astonishing statement:

“I will wait for Hamas to accept international commitments. I will wait for Israel to freeze settlements,” he said. “Until then, in the West Bank we have a good reality . . . the people are living a normal life.”

and of course I pointed out to the optical aberration manufactured by so-called pro-Palestinian activists, a long time ago, here.


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