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Subject:  Re: Arafat interview with Haaretz - sound promis Date:  7/12/2004  4:55 AM
Author:  elann Number:  3469 of 22753

The only correction that I would make is that I believe that the Israelis wouldn't have to confer Jordanian citizenship on the "Palestinian" Arabs because as I understand the Jordanian government already granted all "Palestinians" Jordanian citizenship.

Wrong. Jordan relinquished all claims to the West Bank and its residents before it signed a peace agreement with Israel in 1994.

Furthermore, the notion that you can force another country to grant the Palestinians citizenship or the Palestinians to accept it is ludicrous. And the idea that the Palestinians will voluntarily leave, or that Israel has any right to remove them from their homes by force, is equally ludicrous. It is not only impractical, it is immoral and illegal. Israel's policy has been and will continue to be that no ethnic cleansing is acceptable. There are only two possible choices - annex the land and grant Israeli citizenship to its residents, or let go of the land and let the residents determine their own future. What Elon and you espouse puts Israel to shame and hurts its cause.

Palistinians were about long before Islam was, Jews lived with them, they fled to Egypt and the nomadic people (Arabs) stayed.

Ah, now we have Arafat's nonsense being quoted as fact. When the Jews left Egypt under the leadership of Moses and retu