After examining the history of the Middle East and reviewing the different alternatives attempted without success over the past several decades, I now have come to believe that the key to saving innocent lives and reaching a final peace resolution is the separation between the Palestinian mass murderers and their Israeli victims.
Surely a population transfer is anathema to the ideals of our Western society but, then again, so is the ongoing daily slaughter of Israelis at the hands of the Palestinian terrorists whose aim is to ethnically cleanse the Middle East of its Jewish population. And so, we have come to a point at which we must consider an more extreme solution -- not to mete out punishment, but rather to save lives.
The following is a quote from Alan Dershowitz, a prominent U.S. constitutional rights attorney, civil rights activist, and Harvard Law School Professor speaking of Palestinian "refugees," which is pertinent to this discussion:
"As a civil libertarian and human rights activist, I was never much moved by the claims of these refugees. Political solutions often require the movement of people, and such movement is not always voluntary. Making Arab families move - intact - from one Arab village or town to another may constitute a human rights violation. But in the whole spectrum of human rights issues - especially taking into account the events in Europe during the 1940's - it is a fifth-rate issue analogous in many respects to some massive urban renewal or other projects that require large-scale movement of people. For example, the building of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt necessitated the relocation of 100,000 Arabs and the destruction of numerous Arab villages. There were certainly numerous precedents following both world wars, as well as other dislocating events of history - including the establishment of new states. There were so many refugee groups throughout the postwar world, and in so much worse condition, that it is difficult to understand why this particular dislocation assumed such international proportions.
"For example, following the end of World War II, approximately fifteen million ethnic Germans were forcibly expelled from their homes in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and other Central and Eastern European areas where their families had lived for centuries. Two million died during this forced expulsion. Czechoslovakia alone expelled nearly three million Sudeten Germans, turning them into displaced persons. The United States, Britain, and the international community in general approved these expulsions, as necessary to secure a more lasting peace. [...] President Franklin Roosevelt's assistant Harry Hopkins memorialized his boss's view that although transfer of ethnic Germans "is a hard procedure, it is the only way to maintain peace." [...]
[Dershowitz describes other population transfers in the Middle East, primarily hundreds of thousands of Sephardic Jews who left their ancient communities in Arab lands for Israel.]
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What do you think? Has it come to this as a last resort solution to the Palestinian terrorism problem?