Palestine’s biggest obstacle

Lee Smith writes that, contrary to the Palestinian diaspora (which is very successful and affluent), Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have focused on a feckless drive to destroy Israel and have, in the process, done tremendous damage to…themselves.

Smith, for Tablet Magazine:

Culture is a thorny issue—one that is almost invariably, and often intentionally, confused with race. (Not surprisingly, both Erekat and Masri charged Romney with racism.) But the problem with the Palestinian economy is obviously not the Palestinians as a people. In contrast to the Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza, who are largely dependent on foreign aid, the Palestinian diaspora is successful around the world, including here in the United States.

 


Author: Stand For Israel | August 10, 2012
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What do you think?

  • Aliza
    August 12, 2012
    11:15 am
     

    The Palestinian always know how to twist their words. What they don’t realize is that 90% of the jobs they get it from the Israelis. They rely on the Israeli, their economy will go down the tube. they will starve. They need to thank us.

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  • charlene
    August 11, 2012
    7:24 pm
     

    Israel belongs to the Jews, the Jews are Gods chosen people and before anyone take that land away or even tries God himself will return and save his people.

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  • Micheline
    August 11, 2012
    1:12 pm
     

    Jews left the Gaza strip to hand over to the PA, left there businesses for them to continue, as thriving business, but the PA destroyed all of it. What is their problem??? They live super well now

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  • sandra
    August 11, 2012
    11:44 am
     

    These people always place blame on Israel. They are mindless in that they do not take responsibility for their own short-comings, They seem to live to fight and this in my opinion is the vast majority of arab/muslims.

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  • Ben
    August 10, 2012
    6:22 pm
     

    Palestinian obstacle in my opinion is it’s leadership. With the narrow minded view of driving the Jews out rather than working with them for a common good.

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  • van
    August 10, 2012
    2:11 pm
     

    I’m an american but I love isreal first it tore my guts out when I heard gays marched there you got bad guys all. Around you please trust father god don’t give up any land its yours no matter what the

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  • Betty
    August 10, 2012
    1:21 pm
     

    It’s amazing how the lie of ‘the Palestinians’ continues to be expr4essed and believed by so many. When will the world be told what many know:
    that ‘Palestinians’ are really displaced Arabians, Egyptians, etc?

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    • Lacey
      August 13, 2012
      9:38 am
       

      You are correct, Betty. The term “Palestinian” was coined during Arafat’s time.

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  • cynthia
    August 10, 2012
    1:04 pm
     

    No matter what God told the Israelites not to give the land away that was an inhertance from God!

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  • Malcom
    August 10, 2012
    12:46 pm
     

    They always say your worse enemy is yourself. I personally don’t feel sorry for them at all or the people in Gaza. They knew what they were doing when they voted in Hamas or the pal. gov they have today which is nothing more than a cooled down version of the plo. But this cooled down version would be just as deadly if it wasn’t for the IDF. But while they talk peace, how do you change the minds of the pal. when in their schools they call and teach through the grads how and why they should kill all the Jews in Israel. To me this is a massive problem. Until the brainset of the pal change then nothing will change. I just hope and pray that some of these nieve Christians wake up and stop being fooled. Open your eyes to reality and not this constant feeling sorry all the time. God did give us a brain to think and eyes to see. And yes Hamas will use children to do their dirty work. But is was the pal. that voted them into power. You get what you vote for.
    On a personal note: I think that Pal flag is nothing more than a terrorism symbol. And it disgusted me to see that at the olympics

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