The Phantom of the Palestinian Refugees Exposed

Jerusalem Cloakroom #237, September 24, 2010

*General Alexander Galloway, UNRWA Jordan Office Director (April 1952 briefing to the American Christian Palestine Committee):The Arab states do not want to solve the refugee problem.  They want to keep it as an open sore, as an affront to the UN and as a weapon against Israel. Arab leaders don’t give a damn whether the refugees live or die.” (Asaf Romirowsky, Middle Eastern Studies, September 2010).


*Dr. Benny Morris (Irish Times, Feb. 21, 2008): "…In defiance of the will of the international community, as embodied in the UN General Assembly Resolution 181 of November 29th, 1947, [the Palestinians] launched hostilities against the Jewish community in Palestine in the hope of aborting the emergence of the Jewish state and perhaps destroying that community. But they lost…"


*15 million Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims were displace in 1947 in order to create Pakistan.  No right of return…


*300,000 Palestinians were expelled from Kuwait, in 1991, in response to Abu Mazen's PLO collaboration with Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait.  No Arab or international uproar…


*Scores of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from Jordan and killed – in 1970 – in response to Abu Mazen's PLO attempt to topple the Hashemite regime.


*The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) employs 6,300 persons, resettling gradually 27MN refugees.  UNRWA – the largest UN agency – employs 29,000 Palestinians, perpetuating Palestinians' refugee-status.


*The phantom of the Palestinian refugees – just like Abu Mazen’s hate education – constitute the most authentic reflection of the Palestinian Vision, aiming to de-legitimize and de-humanize the Jewish State.


*The root cause of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the existence – and not the size – of the Jewish State.


Please read the following Summer 2010 articleThe Nakba Obsession - by Sol Stern, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to the City Journal quarterly: