Very often, people in high places perpetuate a problem so that they can continue to reap its benefits (usually money and power). The same is true for the “Palestinian problem.” The problem no longer exists; it has a solution. But Bush comes to the Middle East, Peres talks about Peace, Livni about the two-state solution, while Olmert proposes outrageous solutions to the virtual problem – no matter what the price. Everybody continues to reap the full array of benefits from the problem that has faded away.
After the Six Day War, Israel generously bestowed financial ties, knowledge and modernity upon the Arabs of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The “Palestinian problem” was born. When we drove ourselves out of much of Yesha, we simultaneously dried up the Palestinian paradise, leaving the “Palestinians” subject to the rule of terrorist gangs. 80% of Gazans are now begging to leave. In Judea and Samaria 60% of the Arabs would prefer to live elsewhere.
The solution for the “Palestinian problem” has a name: Dubai. The oil sheikhdom is currently home to 25% of the world’s construction cranes. The tallest tower in the world – three times the height of the Empire State Building - is now being built there. These are just a few examples of the amazing economic boom called Dubai. The finest of the Palestinian elite already lives there – engineers, teachers and doctors. The sons of the chairman of the Palestinian Authority call Dubai home. The professions that they learned from the Israelis are very needed in Dubai. And not only there.
Many European states and Canada, as well, urgently need immigrants. That may be hard for us to understand. Israel has the highest fertility rate in the Western world. But in many western states, the average family has less than two children. They do not have people to care for their large, aging populations. They do not have people to drive buses, work in factories, build buildings – in short, they do not have people to keep their countries working. Canada has changed its immigration laws to give preference to those with selected trades – the things that the “Palestinians” learned from Israel.
In short, all that we need to do to solve the Kassam problem is to allow the Gazans to leave and then to annex Gaza to Israel. It is that simple. They want to leave, the world wants them and we want to return to all parts of our land. Can it be that the entire reason that there is still a problem is because somebody is deliberately perpetuating it?
(Over the past few weeks, Moshe Feiglin has proposed the Dubai solution for Israel’s Arabs in newspapers and television appearances. So far, the proposal has met with 100% success. Not one Arab or leftist with whom Moshe has debated over the airwaves has managed to make a reasonable stand against the idea.
This article appeared in the Makor Rishon newspaper.)