Friday, May 17, 2013

  • Friday, May 17, 2013
  • Elder of Ziyon
There was an educational exchange on Twitter recently that encapsulates the real problem in the Middle East.

Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), tweeted:

Lebanese journalist Alex Rowell responded:

Besides the fact that experience in Lebanon itself shows this to be false, Husain answers:

  1. So don't make it conditional. Give them hope of eventual "dual citizenship" -- in the meantime, build up their lives again.
  2. . Possible. But in any case they oughtn't have to jump through such hoops when Israel is obliged by law to let them return

Again, Rowell is wrong; there is no international law obliging Israel to allow Palestinian Arabs who fled in 1948 and their descendants to return.

One person responded to Rowell's earlier false claim that Palestinian Arabs would refuse citizenship:

  1. Once agn, Pals missing oppty 2 achieve somthg: Rejecting ctiznshp for somethg they'll never get.
  2. It's a question of principle. You might see things their way yourself if you were a refugee.

Given how eager Palestinian Arabs have been to embrace citizenship in Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, Rowell is justifying his own desire to discriminate against them. Palestinian Arabs may tell journalists how steadfast they are in these "principles" but their actions tell a very different story.

Another subthread that is revealing, as an Egyptian responds to Husain:

  1. We agree to disagree, my friend. This helps give Palestinians a life today, not jam tomorrow. Dual citizenship also an option.

  2. no pah-lease. We can barely stand them now.
  3. . The Palestenian can have a life without citizenship. Here in Egypt they do. If they have citizenship, what's their plight?
  4. why should they be lower than Egyptians? Why can't they have the right to vote and take part in social life?
  5. Egyptians themselves r not that eager abt their right 2 vote. Again, if they have citizenship,what's their plight?
You see? Their plight is what must be kept alive at all costs! Alleviating their plight by treating them as human beings is considered self-evidently undesirable!

This isn't the first time we've seen this depraved Arab logic to keep Palestinian Arabs in misery, but it shows that little has changed over the decades.

(h/t Elias)

EoZTV Podcast

Podcast URL

Subscribe in podnovaSubscribe with FeedlyAdd to netvibes
addtomyyahoo4Subscribe with SubToMe

Support EoZ by shopping!

search eoz



follow me

Follow by Email


Share on Whatsapp


For $18 donation

Sample Text

EoZ's Most Popular Posts in recent years


Elder of Ziyon - حـكـيـم صـهـيـون

This blog may be a labor of love for me, but it takes a lot of effort, time and money. For over 14 years and 30,000 articles I have been providing accurate, original news that would have remained unnoticed. I've written hundreds of scoops and sometimes my reporting ends up making a real difference. I appreciate any donations you can give to keep this blog going.


Donate to fight for Israel!

Monthly subscription:
Payment options

One time donation:

subscribe via email

Follow EoZ on Twitter!


Interesting Blogs


Abbas liar Academic fraud administrivia al-Qaeda algeria Alice Walker American Jews Amnesty analysis anti-semitism antisemitism apartheid Arab antisemitism arab refugees Arafat archaeology Ari Fuld art ASHREI B'tselem bahrain Balfour bbc BDS BDSFail Bedouin Beitunia beoz Birthright book review Brant Rosen breaking the silence Campus antisemitism Cardozo cartoon of the day Chakindas Chanukah Christians circumcision Clark Kent coexistence Community Standards conspiracy theories Cyprus Daled Amos Daphne Anson David Applebaum Davis report DCI-P Divest This double standards Egypt Elder gets results ElderToons Electronic Intifada Embassy EoZ Trump symposium eoz-symposium EoZNews eoztv Erekat Erekat lung transplant EU Euro-Mid Observer European antisemitism Facebook jail Fake Civilians 2014 Fake Civilians 2019 Farrakhan Fatah featured Features fisking flotilla Forest Rain Forward free gaza freedom of press palestinian style future martyr Gary Spedding gaza Gaza Platform George Galloway George Soros German Jewry gideon levy gilad shalit gisha Goldstone Report Good news Grapel Guardian guest post gunness Haaretz Hadassah hamas Hamas war crimes Hananya Naftali hasbara Hasby 2014 Hasby 2016 Hasby 2018 hate speech Hebron helen thomas hezbollah history Hizballah Holocaust Holocaust denial honor killing HRW Human Rights Humanitarian crisis humor huor Hypocrisy ICRC IDF IfNotNow Ilan Pappe Ilhan Omar impossible peace incitement indigenous Indonesia international law intransigence iran Iraq Islamic Judeophobia Islamism Israel Loves America Israeli culture Israeli high-tech J Street jabalya jeremy bowen Jerusalem jewish fiction Jewish Voice for Peace jihad jimmy carter John Kerry jokes jonathan cook Jordan Joseph Massad Juan Cole Judaism Judea-Samaria Judean Rose Kairos Karl Vick Keith Ellison ken roth khalid amayreh Khaybar Know How to Answer Lebanon leftists Linda Sarsour Linkdump lumish mahmoud zahar Malaysia max blumenthal Mazen Adi McGraw-Hill media bias Methodist Michael Ross Miftah Missionaries moderate Islam Mohammed Assaf Mondoweiss moonbats Morocco Mudar Zahran music Muslim Brotherhood Naftali Bennett Nakba Nan Greer Nation of Islam Natural gas Nazi Netanyahu News nftp NGO NIF Noah Phillips norpac NYT Occupation offbeat Omar Barghouti Only in Israel Opinion oxfam PA corruption PalArab lies Palestine Papers pallywood pchr PCUSA Peace Now Peter Beinart Petra MB poetry Poland poll Poster Preoccupied Prisoners propaganda Proud to be Zionist Puar Purim purimshpiel Putin Qaradawi Qassam calendar Quora Rafah Ray Hanania real liberals reference Reuters Richard Falk Richard Silverstein Right of return Rivkah Lambert Adler Robert Werdine rogel alpher roger cohen roger waters Rutgers Saeb Erekat Sarah Schulman Saudi Arabia saudi vice self-death self-death palestinians settlements sex crimes SFSU shechita sheikh tamimi Shelly Yachimovich Shujaiyeh Simchat Torah Simona Sharoni SodaStream South Africa Speech stamps Superman Syria Tarabin Temple Mount Terrorism This is Zionism Thomas Friedman TOI Tomer Ilan Trump Tunisia Turkey UCI UK UN UNDP unesco unhrc UNICEF United Arab Emirates Unity unrwa UNRWA hate unrwa reports UNRWA-USA unwra Varda Vic Rosenthal Washington wikileaks work accident X-washing Y. Ben-David Yemen YMikarov zahran Ziesel zionist attack zoo Zionophobia Zvi

Blog Archive