PLO official: Palestine should be free of Jews
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 15.09.11, 00:42
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1. Israel should be free for plo people
Rune ,   oslo norway   (09.14.11)
Israel should not allow one single plo man into Israel
2. Does this mean he wants to remove the Arabs from israel
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (09.14.11)
Since he says that "I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated." does this mean he is going to both absorb the existing Arab population in Israel and renounce the right of return to original villages?
3. First Country since Nazi Germany to say it
k ,   US   (09.14.11)
I imagine now all the Liberals and the European backers of Palestine will now stop supporting them, since they are openly declaring themselves an Apartheid government that denies human rights But I get the feeling you will not hear a word out of them, just like everyone supported the Nazis, better to appease them then to fight them
4. Pals need separation to work on their own national identity
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (09.14.11)
I thought Palestinians already *had* a national identity? I guess it takes more than a few decades work to create such an identity given the disparate national roots of these people and coming as they did from so many different Arab lands. And if, as Areikat insists, "it would be in the best interest of the two peoples to be separated", should that separation also include the Arabs of Israel? That, in fact, is the logical conclusion of his "separation" argument.
5. I propose
Jane   (09.14.11)
that we agree with the proviso that Israel should be similarly Muslim free.
6. No problem
Salim   (09.14.11)
So long as Israel is completely Arab-free, and we can reclaim our entire ancestral homeland promised by G-d to Avraham I would be happy to agree to this.
7. What's good for the goose
Seth ,   South Carolina, USA   (09.14.11)
"After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated." So is he giving up on the "right of return?" And is he advocating that the Israeli arabs should be transferred to "Palestine?" Sounds too good to be true.
8. Logic for both sides
Philip ,   Afula, Israel   (09.14.11)
so by the same logic, Israel should be Arab free !!!
9. It would be in both peoples' interest to be separated
Mikey   (09.14.11)
Arabs should leave Israel then. All of them. Have a nice reunion with their Jordanian and Syrian brothers.
10. Yes Palestine would be Jew free bcoz Israel could be the Jewish Bantustan?
Alan ,   SA   (09.14.11)
11. Why should they be different
ex-syrian Jew   (09.14.11)
Why should Palestine be different than any other Arab country, all of whom were ethnically cleansed of Jews.
12. So they should agree to a Palestinian free Israel, no?
shadoil ,   Jerusalem   (09.14.11)
13. true colours...
Marcelo ,   Berlin / DE   (09.14.11)
so, somebody amazed? jew-free country available by UN. Nice, isn't it? now they are truelly sure they will get the so-called la-la-land, why is it, that they want to start working on their identity when they are "palestinean people" ??? because there is such identity; they are just nazis. Period. The world doesn't give a sh* about them, the world wants just to get rid off them in any place these "palis" are and get the support of UN sh* reslutions...pure puke
14. Why do the Pals need to "work on their national identity"?
Jake ,   USA   (09.14.11)
I thought they are a centuries old people with ancient history and culture?? Or do they exist for the sole purpose of eliminating Jewish nationalism in Israel, I guess those crazy Zionists were right all along, Palestinians are not a nation at all.
15. I think a future Palestine should be Abbas-free
usa   (09.14.11)
16. Must be Jew-Free like Gaza
Lioness ,   Israel   (09.14.11)
In order to be able to fire rockets into Kfar Saba, Hod HaSharon, Petach Tikvah, Netanya, Afula, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Mo'odin The list goes on and on. Sderot will be nothing compared to what will happpen to the greater Tel Aviv area not to mention the airport.
17. Why is Elliott Abrams surprised?
David ,   Montreal   (09.14.11)
Saudi Arabia has the same judenrein policy and has for longer than Israel has existed. As Islam has shown over the generations, at best Jews are tolerated as dhimis, subject to expulsion or worse.
18. Then...
DGS ,   Israel   (09.14.11)
Then ALL the arabs should get to live there in the newly created state of Palestine and not in JEWISH ISRAEL that has them living in the middle of jews and that is not desirable for their nationality feelings
19. To the hysterical Elliot Abrams: put your thinking hat on.
Ben Alofs ,   Bangor, UK   (09.14.11)
A good diplomat should be able to do some lateral thinking. Ereikat says that after 44 years of Israeli military occupation and lawless Jewish colonists attacking Palestinian farmers in their fields and villages it is time to give the Palestinians their space to breathe. What he has not said that Jews and Palestinian Arabs should not live together ever. I interpret Ereikat's statement in the way that both sides need a cooling off period, each community on either side of the Green Line. I seem to remember that the Israelis build this huge wall to separate Israelis from Palestinians and since 1948 refused to carry out UNGAR 194 and allow the Palestinian refugees to return to the places in Palestine they came from! During the cooling off period Israelis and Palestinians will finally be able to stop seeing each other as enemies and discover the benefits of mutual cooperation and respect based on equality. Once that has been established there is ample opportunity for both communities to build a future coexistence in whatever form they want. One more thing. I have already read Zionist propagandists calling for expelling Israeli Palestinians to the Westbank etc. There is an essential distinction between the Israeli Palestinians and Jewish colonists in the occupied territories. The former are the indigenous people, who have never left or were never expelled from their homeland. The latter colonised Palestinian occupied territory in clear violation of international law (the Geneva Conventions). Now Elliot, take a deep breath and think again. If you want to be a good diplomat you have to do better than you did so far.
20. Abbas' true colour
Ted   (09.14.11)
Now the leftists in Israel should recognize what Abbas has up his sleeve. Palestinians want to travel freely and work in Israel, but they don't want any Jew (even leftist) in their land.
21. Separate nations
Albrecht Klein ,   Germany   (09.14.11)
Does this mean, all Arabs are going to leave Israel voluntarily? OK.
22. racism
fad egypt   (09.14.11)
(it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated) great so why the israeli arabs will be allowed to remain in israel ??!!! if the jews cant live in palestine , so the arabs cant live in israel Mr abbas has shown a high degree of racism and anti semitism anyway , there will never be a palestinan state if abbas wants a state he can go to jordan and take the palestinians with him shalom
23. abbas
fad egypt   (09.14.11)
it is the first time in my life to see a clown tries to implement his idiot agenda and every one is listening to him !!! abbas is not the legal president of the palestinians his term was ended two years ago he was expelled from gaza by hamas gaza is the home of half the palestinians so we can say that abbas cant represent the palestinians and cant be a leader he is still supporting terror and is inciting against the state of israel and the jews but unfortunately he is able to deceive the international community as arafat did israel should wake up and dissolve the PA and reverse OSLO if he went ahead with his plan which violates all the agreements and the UN resolutions 181 and 242 shalom
24. WOW... this is an amazing statement.
DAVID ,   JERUSALEM   (09.14.11)
So should Israel be Palestinian free? This may be the solution to the demographic problem here
25. Then Israel should be Arab-free.
Ben Yisrael ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (09.14.11)
Jordan is Palestine. Period.
26. Israel should be Plo free
rune ,   oslo Norway   (09.14.11)
Israel should be Plo free
27. Sounds great
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (09.14.11)
While all of the liberal Jews want to eliminate any trace of Judaism from Israel and give the Arabs full equality, the Arabs have their own agenda that the Human rights groups don't grope, and that is Judenfrie west bank. No Jews, none, nada, zero Jews in the newly created state of Palestine. Democratic? ho-ho, but does Piss Now notice? Do the Rabbies for Equal Rights pay attention? Do the liberals go out to protest? shhh, the answer my friend is n o ... These shitty anti Semites can get away with crap because the human right groups are fronts for antisemitism. May they rot in hell.
28. Despicable nazis
sfaradi ,   Tel Aviv Israel   (09.14.11)
Despicable nazis. And where is the voice of "enlightened" Europeans? Rethorical question...
Joe ,   USA   (09.14.11)
Now the PLO is supportive of Lieberman idea of separating everybody!!!! PLO & Lieberban: BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
30. PLO not looking for "secular" state..
Anna M Sedda ,   Rome-Italy   (09.14.11)
PLO is looping for Islamic state,with sharia law...we have all seen Abu Mazen swearing on the Koran... PLO lies day after day,deceive mi osterĂ ,nations,envoys and ordinary people with is lei for 44 years long... If PLO would have a "secular state,then he would have a secular mind",but this is not the case;a se ular mine cannot care less if you Aare Jew or buddist. Abu mazen hates Jew,so he is not a secular person.... Abu Mazen is an anti-semitic terror maker,a killer on innocent children...
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