Palestinian protest fails. What should they do now?

Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/03/30 22:54:21
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The great Global March to Jerusalem, the largest protest in the
Palestinian cause, achieved nothing more than a few violent incidents.
The organizers tried to recruit armies of irregulars to storm Israel’s
borders and re-occupy Jerusalem. They got no closer than Bethlehem,
where they live anyway.

The Global March to Jerusalem

The Global March to Jerusalem involved organizers from Judea and Samaria (“The West Bank”), Gaza, and the Arab countries of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.

Our plan is to organize massive marches towards
Jerusalem, or to the nearest point possible according to the
circumstances of each country, in Palestine (the 1948 seizures, the West
Bank and the Gaza Strip) and the four neighbouring countries: Jordan,
Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. Internationals will participate in land
caravans or fly directly to one of the main sites for the march. In
addition, mass protests will [take place] in front of Israeli embassies
in the capitals of different countries, or in the main public squares in
the big cities of the world.

Embassy protests did take place in Jordan, Tunisia, and India. And — nowhere else.

Two days before the great protest, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz (The Land) reported dissension in the ranks, and among event planners.

Haaretz has learned that major disagreements have
developed between leading, mostly Palestinian, protest organizers in the
West Bank and neighboring Arab countries, and other activists
identified with Iran, Syria and Hezbollah.

[Also,] the protest organizers, who are billing the event
as the Global March to Jerusalem, are attempting to refine their protest
message and avoid a physical confrontation with Israeli forces.

In short, the organizers were already lowering expectations two days in advance. And today their failure became painfully clear.
Instead of masses of irregulars swarming toward the Jordan Valley, the
Golan Heights, and the borders of Egypt and Lebanon, the Global March to
Jerusalem produced a handful of incidents, each involving a relative
handful of people.

So what do they do now? The "peace process" won't get them anywhere. But there might be an alternative: recognize Jordan as "Palestine." Those "Palestinians" who live in Jordan would love that. And the vilification of Israel is wearing thin, according to this essay. The author, Matthew M. Hausman, reminds us that no such place as "Palestine" existed before the British Mandates. "Transjordan" was carved out of the original British Mandate, which covered Israel and Jordan both. Most residents of Jordan would be happy where they were, if they had their own self-determination, apart from the Hashemite Bedouins who have run that country since the 1920s. And since the hotheads in Gaza and Judea/Samaria ("West Bank") don't care about their "brothers" in Jordan proper, why should the Easterners care about them? (Hint: they don't. They're fed up with a constant state of war.)

So what say you? Where do we go from here, now that the "million man march on Jerusalem" produced less than five hundred protesters?

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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/03/30 22:56:41
    Jordan is Palestine. Settle them there. (aka One-state solution for Jews alone.)
    That's it. Jordan has always been the Palestinian homeland, to the extent that they had one. Remember: there is no such thing as a Pelestinian national heritage. No sovereign nation existed in that part of the world from Hadrian's War in 135 AD to the Israel War for Independence in 1948-9. Everything else has been propaganda. And you can always check things out for yourself: get your plane tickets to Israel and visit the archaeological sites for yourselves, as I did last year.

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  • kly 2012/04/05 21:04:13
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/04/03 21:25:18
  • kly seadog6... 2012/04/05 21:15:54
  • seadog6... kly 2012/04/05 22:17:32
  • none 2012/03/31 17:04:00
  • kly none 2012/04/05 22:05:36
  • jr 2012/03/31 16:09:12
    Somehow find peace with Israel
  • TheTailor jr 2012/04/01 00:55:09
    They don't want it.
  • Temlako... TheTailor 2012/04/01 01:31:43
    Who do you think doesn't want it?

    It's the Arabs who don't want it. They want Israel gone. They have lived for that, ever since Grand Mufti Haj Amin Husseini filled them full of his own hate. It is *his* interpretation of the Koran that gave the haters their excuse.

    But more than that: there's that UN Relief Works Agency, which exists to self-perpetuate, and they are perpetuating the refugee "problem" and giving certain people an excuse to keep on being bitter.

    Now suppose we were to shut off the spigot...?
  • TheTailor Temlako... 2012/04/01 02:00:20
    I'm absolutely sure the Arabs don't want it. I've watched them for years thwart any effort toward peace.
  • Temlako... TheTailor 2012/04/01 23:42:09
    Agreed. In fact, you should read Michael Curtis' new book, Should Israel Exist? Here is my review:

  • kly jr 2012/04/05 21:47:52
  • harley oldman 2012/03/31 14:16:15
    Jordan is Palestine. Settle them there. (aka One-state solution for Jews alone.)
    harley oldman
    Nothing to worry about. GOD is in control. Everything in "His" timeframe...!
  • Theresa 2012/03/31 08:30:28
    Jordan is Palestine. Settle them there. (aka One-state solution for Jews alone.)
    There is no such thing as a Palestinian. These are opportunists who came from other neighboring countries to occupy the Land of Israel. What most most people do not know is wealthy Jewish settlers bought the land when it was barren desert. By bringing modern technology it made the land fertile and green. All the land of the state of Israel was purchased. Only after the improvements were made did the Arabs say we got cheated lets take the land back! It only when the people who worked IE Jewish settlers banded together to protect what they owned did the Arabs intruders back off. However, this dream of taking over is still alive in the Arab Mind. They do not want to create anything but destroy everything.
  • MadAsHEck Theresa 2012/03/31 18:07:20
    As they did in every piece of land Israel conceded back to them. Destroyed anything that was created by the Jews, and returned the property to worthless.
  • kly Theresa 2012/04/05 21:32:40
  • Rodney 2012/03/31 06:18:58
    Jordan is Palestine. Settle them there. (aka One-state solution for Jews alone.)
    I heard a news person interviewing a Palestinian today and that ignorant fool said it was a Non-Violent protest. Yet, in the background you see idiots galore throwing rocks, shooting at and even a couple of Molotov Cocktails at the Israeli's and the Israeli soldiers were firing rubber bullets back at them. Real peaceful!
  • kly Rodney 2012/04/05 21:56:13
  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/31 05:41:47
    Jordan is Palestine. Settle them there. (aka One-state solution for Jews alone.)
    To paraphrase: If the Arabs lay down their guns there will be no more war. If Israel lays down its guns, there will be not more Israel.
  • kly JoeM~PW... 2012/04/05 21:57:16
  • goatman112003 2012/03/31 04:34:53
    Jordan is Palestine. Settle them there. (aka One-state solution for Jews alone.)
    When the area was split in 1922, Transjordan was for the Arabs and Palestine was for the Jews. In 1948 the arabs fled on the Mufti command as the Jews were to be defeated and pushed into the sea in 3 weeks and the arabs would have everything. Didn't work out that way. So they can yell scream and dance all they want, that land is Israeli.
  • kly goatman... 2012/04/05 22:00:40
  • Elephant Lord 2012/03/31 03:14:58
    Two-state solution: Israel and West Bank-Gaza.
    Elephant Lord
    The land was pretty much stolen from Palestine. Yes, I know that Israel used to belong to the Jews, but that was a long time ago. It would be like if the Native Americans decided to deport all the white Americans to Europe. But Israel is really important to many Jews, so kicking all the Jews out isn't an option either. I think a two-state solution is the best solution that anyone has ever come up with.
  • Elephan... Elephan... 2012/03/31 03:17:21
    Elephant Lord
    Seriously though, of all the places to set up a Jewish nation, they could've picked a more Jew friendly neighborhood. Also, they could've just taken land from a large country with land to spare.
  • kly Elephan... 2012/04/05 22:01:47
  • MadAsHEck Elephan... 2012/04/05 23:20:43
    The UN gave that land to them after the British were losing control of Palestine which was most of the middle east as part of the British Empire. It was Crappy desert land that the Arabs lived on for centuries, and did nothing with. The Jews took it over made it fruitful, and now the Muslims want it back.

    The majority of Arab countries are willing to live in peace. Only those under control of the Muslim radicals are causing the hatred.
  • Temlako... MadAsHEck 2012/04/06 20:56:36
    The Jewish presence predates the UN. And so does the land reclamation. The Jews bought the land from the Arabs, who then laughed behind their hands at these "rubes" buying desert and swamp. They stopped laughing when the Jews reclaimed both.
  • MadAsHEck Temlako... 2012/04/06 21:05:42
    The Jewish religion yes, they lived under Dhimitude and Jizya in most arab countries for centuries.

    Only after the UN and the world recognized the development of and acceptance of Isreal as a state did the Jews regain a land to call their homeland again. Until then they were just a part of the Palestininian Population under the rule of the British Empire.

    My Son In Law is Jewish, and has taught me a great deal about them.
  • Defend ... Elephan... 2012/03/31 04:09:33
    Defend Western Civlization
    their is no such race as palestinians or any such country as palestine
    All Americans who are born legally in America are American Native
  • kly Defend ... 2012/04/05 21:39:01
  • TheTailor Elephan... 2012/04/01 01:00:47
    You are factually inaccurate.
  • Temlako... TheTailor 2012/04/01 01:33:25
    Yes, I suspect he is. Look, everybody, I've been there. The proof is right there, for all to see, that the Jews were building things in that land a long time before anyone would hear the name of "Palestine"--or Philistia, which literally means Land of the Illegal Aliens.
  • MadAsHEck Temlako... 2012/04/05 23:22:25
    They were however subject to the Jizya, andlived as Dhimis.
  • MadAsHEck Elephan... 2012/04/05 23:16:18
    It would a good solution one state was not saying that they would never stop trying to wipe the other off the face of the earth.

    Otherwise it is no more a solution than the USA and Canada beig 2 states, if Canada said their goal was to kill every American.
  • rk 2012/03/31 02:34:11
    Jordan is Palestine. Settle them there. (aka One-state solution for Jews alone.)
    This is a no brainer
  • kly rk 2012/04/05 21:39:56
  • MadAsHEck rk 2012/04/05 23:22:57
    Jordan as well wants Israel wiped off the face of the earth.
  • Rore73 2012/03/31 01:45:12
    Jordan is Palestine. Settle them there. (aka One-state solution for Jews alone.)
    Sounds good! Problem solved. Peace on earth, good will toward men.
  • kly Rore73 2012/04/05 21:42:59
  • texasred 2012/03/31 00:13:24
    I prefer the "One-State solution" of Palestinians out of the Middle East.

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