by Jerry Gordon
Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch sent me two ‘gems’ on how to resolve the Palestinian Refugee ‘problem’.
In the first ‘gem’, there is a report that Yossi Beilin, a Member of the extreme leftist Meretz party in Israel’s Knesset, and former Justice Minister in the late assassinated Israeli PM Itzhak Rabin’s cabinet, has a brilliant proposal regarding resolving the ‘rights of return’ dilemma for Palestinian Refugees. You know the approximately 4 million refugees huddled in those several UNWRA eyesore camps in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, yearning to take back their villages and towns in what is now Israel after their 400,000 ancestors skampered during the 1948 War for Independence. The US government in its infinite wisdom donates over $150 million annually for the upkeep of these vipers nests inciting children to hate and harboring terrorists on UNWRA payrolls. Beilin has an interesting track record. During the late Rabin’s regime in Israel, he helped to secretly negotiate the now discredited Oslo Accords. Then he and former Knesset Speaker, Avraham Burg, who is in exile in France, negotiated the faux Geneva Accords with PA representatives that was all show and no go back in 2003. Now Beilin argues that some of those Palestinian Refugees should go to the EU, er EURABIA. I’m sure that is all the Europeans need with their restive Muslim population is a group of 100,000 Palestinian refugees and Muslim fundamentalists to add to their already heightened concern about home grown Islamic terrorists.
Then there is the other gem, reported by the RRW about a different group of Palestinian Refugees, 34,000 living in camps in northern Iraq. You may recall that the late Saddam Hussein invited in tens of thousands of Palestinians to serve as laborers, technicians and terrorists in training. Now an NGO in Washington, DC, Refugees International (RI) is suggesting that the US bring these Palestinians here. If any group of legal humanitarian refugees deserve priority it is the more than half millions Assyrian Chaldean Christians who fled Iraq because of death threats by Iraqi Muslims. So, why would a group like RI even suggest something so patently ridiculous as to bring Palestinian refugees from Iraq to America. Probably, because a prominent and influential member of the RI board is none other than, Farooq Kathwari the Kashmiri Muslim CEO of furniture manufacturer and retailer, Ethan Allen, Inc. of Danbury, Connecticut. Kathwari, you may recall lost a son in Afghanistan in the early 1990’s when the latter went there to become a Mujahideen. Kathwari was also a Trustee of Freedom House, where he objected strenuously to Nina Shea’s pioneering study of Saudi text books. Shea and colleague Paul Marshall decamped and formed the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. Kathwari was a key speaker at the 2004 annual meeting of the Muslim Brotherhood front group, The Islamic Society of North America . So, it is only natural that Kathwari prevailed on his fellow bleeding heart board members on the RI board to push for entry by these Palestinian refugees in Iraq to come to, where else, here.
Actually there’s an easier solution. For starters pack the Iraqi Palestinian Refugees into lorries and drive them across the desert to neighboring Jordan, already a de facto Palestinian state, and dump them there.