It is in no one’s interests to create a welfare state anywhere in the world. But that is precisely what the international community is trying feverishly to accomplish with the division of the Land of Israel and the creation of a Palestinian Arab state.
Every indication is that “Palestine” would be wholly dependent on international handouts and Israel’s economic infrastructure for its survival. In short, it would be a “sovereign state” only in name.
We have already gotten a taste of this with the now-Jew-free Gaza Strip.
Two years ago, everyone was talking about how the “Palestinians” were going to turn Gaza into a model of productivity and affluence once the Israelis were gone. I don’t think there is any need to expound on the condition of Gaza today, on what the “Palestinians” have actually made of it.
Seeing this “land-for-peace” process through can only be bad for everyone involved.
The international community will be shackled with a permanent charity case that uses violence as blackmail when it feels it is not receiving enough money.
Israel will have its resources and public services leeched by an entity under no obligation to provide anything of equal value to the Jewish state in return, even if it was capable of doing so.
And the “Palestinians” will continue to live under sub-par conditions at best, as they are conditioned to beg for the world’s scraps, rather than build themselves into a productive society.
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