the last 67 years, the Arab regimes have been the main reason for the
Palestinians’ misery. Is there any chance that they will one day
recognize this and try to at least partly atone for their crimes?
Their first and biggest crime was the rejection of the 1947 partition plan.
That plan gave much more to the Palestinians than the Palestinian
Authority is now demanding, and also much more than the Arab League “Peace Plan”
proposal of 2002, yet the Arab League unanimously rejected the 1947
partition plan, and the regimes of Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon,
and Saudi Arabia took up arms against the Jews. By doing so, the Arab
regimes annulled the Palestinians’ right to a state, and they set the
Palestinians on the path to destruction.
content with that initial offense, the Arab states (except partly
Jordan) also refused to resettle any Palestinian refugees in their
countries. They curtailed the refugees’ rights dramatically, turning
them into cheap and defenseless labor, while at the same time feeding
them false hopes that they would one day return to the same homes in
what was now Israel, and open the same doors with the same keys. For
over 67 years, Arab regimes have refused to resettle the refugees,
preferring instead to, in the words of Canadian Muslim Raheel Raza, “use Israel as the bogeyman to deflect their own shortcoming and blame all their problems on a Zionist conspiracy”.