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Israeli Arabs Angry at Proposed Population Swap Idea

Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s proposal of several years ago, which he now has taken down from the attic and dusted it off, that some Arab towns and villages be handed over to a future Palestinian state in exchange for the Jewish towns and villages in Judea and Samaria – is not making him friends among Israeli Arabs.

The proposal, reports the Associated Press’ Aron Heller, has been rejected by both Palestinians and Israeli politicians, and deepened Israeli Arab fears that they are not welcome in the Jewish state, forcing them into the awkward position of insisting on staying Israeli.

“They say that their solidarity with their Palestinian brethren does not mean they are disloyal to their own country and should not be treated as second-class citizens,” Heller writes.

Lieberman is not saying anyone would be uprooted from their homes. Instead, the border would simply be adjusted to place Arab towns inside Palestinian territory.

He also insists that he would not support any peace agreement brokered by Kerry that does not include his demand.

Naturally, you’d have to be a fool to agree to live in the Heart of Darkness of Palestine, instead of the Western democracy next door.

“I didn’t come to Israel, Israel came to me. … They can’t take away my rights,” said Abdul Rahman Haj Yahiya, 79, an eighth-generation resident of Taybeh. “If Israelis can identify with Jews around the world, why can’t I identify with Arabs too?”

“In Taybeh, no one is open to the concept,” Heller writes. “The streets of this middle-class town are lined with shops and mosques just like any Arab village. Graffiti bearing the Palestinian flag can be found easily. ”

“You can’t uproot someone from their home. I was born here. I am Israeli,” said Nasser Saadat, 36. “We live with our Jewish neighbors, just like the Prophet Muhammad did. How can we go to another country?”

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8 Responses to “Israeli Arabs Angry at Proposed Population Swap Idea”

  1. How about just taking them all?

  2. Kjeld Hesselmann says:

    If it’s necessary to talk about land-swops then the most obvious thing to do is to follow Lieberman’s proposal, what else? Arabs claiming that they are loyal citizens of Israel is not that obvious. Several cases of fifth column activity inside Israel proper tell another truth.

  3. Abbushuki says:

    It’s time for the Arafat fans to walk the talk. They should be grateful Israel can grant their dreams: Arab rule, Arab education, freedom from Jews at last. Tibi could even replace Abbas some day. Imagine: President for Life Tibi. Has a nice ring to it.
    Whot? They prefer living in Zionist pergatory to Arab paradise? That cannot be!
    It contradicts all Arab logic. Must be the Zionist poison in their water. That’s it.

  4. THE BOUNDARIES FOR ISRAEL ARE IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS!!

  5. Who says its not time to build houses ? when the people are still returning to the land, and who is it that is trying to divide the land for gain ? All those who do not know G-d

  6. This land has been given to Israel forever by God. It is completely absurd to witness the whole world trying to give it away. When a peace like that IS made it won’t last as it won’t be a true peace and try’s to steal God’s land. The US desire to collaborate with Israel to verify that Iran is living up to it’s nuclear agreements would be the equivalent of Israel going along with the west’s fantasy that Iran is much farther behind than it is in it’s nuclear pursuits. The US proposal to patrol the west bank is also not a solid Idea as no one but the US will respect it; making the US a combatant rather than a peace broker. I believe that these types of decisions are likely going to lead to the war spoken of in Isaiah 17 or possibly another conflict, and a one world government will be set up eventually due in part to the demand for peace and economic concerns after it’s finish. An agreement with Israel and the Arabs at some point will be made and will start the 7 year tribulation period. Three 1/2 years into the tribulation period Russia and an Iranian lead Muslim confederacy will invade Israel and reach down to Egypt but will be defeated by the west. China in recent years has become more determined to set up a hegemony of sorts in Asia and the Pacific. Now they have expanded their “air defense identification zone” to enforce their claims on the Islands they “currently” say are theirs. Rev 9:16 and Rev 16:12 states that the nations of the east will invade and have an army of 200 million men. The forces of the west under the anti-Christ will then fight against the kings of the east in the valley of Armageddon. China looks now to be the leader of that eastern coalition. I wrote a small 6 or 7 page book that talks about what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next

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