However, as scummy as the Arabs have been towards them, the Palestinians are authors of their own fate. They have the power to improve their own lot, but don't because they have the same motives as their Arab sponsors and manipulators.
... only the Palestinians cling to their “refugee” status decade after decade. They present themselves as helpless victims of Israeli aggression. They await rescue .
..Members of other history-battered groups choose to live by an urgent ethic: Get up, get going, make a new life. Palestinians have a different approach: Sit down, wait, stay angry till the world provides for you.
... Arab governments “are rich enough to have economically solved the Palestinian refugee problem decades ago.” The 5,000 or so members of the Saudi royal family could probably handle it by themselves.
... Why haven’t they done so? They much prefer to let Palestinians remain poor. Every wretched, ill-fed and ill-housed Palestinian can be used as a living rebuke to Israel.
...The enemies of Israel have taught the world to pity the Palestinians and grant them an almost sacred position among the victims of colonialism. They deserve pity, of course, but pity for what their fellow Arabs have done to them.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Speaking of contemptible Muslims, here's Robert Fulford's excellent take on the perennially pitied Palestinians: