Saturday, May 13, 2006

"I Pledge Allegiance..."

Arab MK: I would agree to grant settlers Palestinian citizenship
Jack Khoury, Haaretz Correspondent
UAL MK Sarsur told gathering in Tel Aviv he would accept arrangement as part of final peace deal.

Well, finally a bit of reciprocity.

After all, almost 20% of Israel's population is non-Jewish, mainly Arab Muslim, and they can live in Israel and vote for these Knesset MKs. Why shouldn't we not be able to do the same thing in the areas of the Jewish National Home the Arabs refuse to allow to us to even claim that it is ours?

Jews live in Judea and Samaria and Gaza when the Romans ruled the country, and when the Persians, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Turks, English and Jordanians (oops, nope. The Jordanians didn't allow us to live here and even decreed a death sentence if any Arab sold us property here), we also lived here. Our "settlements", actually communities, are not illegal.

Of course, at the present moment, I do not think the Hamas government would be all that amenable to my living at Shiloh but, it's nice to know that an approach I have been pushing for over 30 years has finally settled in the mindset of a nationalist Arab.

It's a start.

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