September 21, 2011, - 1:24 pm
Because I’ve noted poll after poll of Israeli Arabs who don’t want to be part of a Palestinian State (they are rightfully frightened by it), this is not really news, but it still bears repeating: Israeli Arabs don’t want a Palestinian State. A new poll by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion says so and so do the Arabs who spoke with USA Today.
A poll by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion this year indicated that Arab East Jerusalemites are split about who they want controlling the territory where they live.
Asked whether they preferred to become a citizen of a future Palestinian state, “with all the rights and privileges of other citizens of Palestine,” or a citizen of Israel, with the rights and privileges of Israelis, 30% said they would choose Palestinian citizenship; 35% Israeli citizenship; and 35% either declined to answer or said they didn’t know.
You know what that means: at least 70% want to remain Israelis. And it’s probably more like 100%. The 35% who were afraid to answer thought they’d be halal slaughtered with the knife pointing toward Mecca, if they told the truth. The other 30% probably lied because they, too, know that if they told the truth–that they wanted to remain Israeli, they’d be slaughtered the halal way, too.
East Jerusalem is home to 288,000 Arabs, and some Palestinian leaders, such as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, say it should be made the capital of an independent Palestinian state. . . .
“People are conflicted,” said Nabil Kukali, director of the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, which conducted the poll for Pechter Middle East Polls and the Council on Foreign Affairs. The poll was conducted in all 19 East Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods.
Huh? Doesn’t sound to me like they are conflicted at all. They wanna be Israelis. They know what living in a Palestinian state will mean: going from First World to Third, going from civilization to the latest division of Greater Barbaria a/k/a Arabia, going from modernity to the pre-Middle Age, going from a place where Jews invent new ideas in technology, computer chips, and cell phones every day to a place that invents new ways to make bombs and kill innocent people with Jewish innovations in technology, computer chips, and cell phones.
Although the vast majority of Arabs in East Jerusalem have spurned Israeli citizenship, believing it would undermine Palestinian aspirations to have East Jerusalem as their capital [DS: actually, because they'd be halal-slaughtered as collaborators], Israeli ID cards are highly prized, Kukali said.
As ID-card-carrying residents of Jerusalem, Kukali said, East Jerusalemites “receive a lot of services,” including access to health care, social benefits such as disability insurance and pensions, higher wages” . . . .
Legally, East Jerusalemites “enjoy all the rights of Israeli citizens except to vote for the parliament. It’s pretty comfortable having an Israeli ID or citizenship,” journalist Khalid Abu Toameh said. . . .
“If Jerusalem is open to Palestinians, a Hamas activist from Nablus,” in the West Bank, “could come to East Jerusalem and go to Tel Aviv,” said Yitzhak Reiter, a professor at the Hebrew University and the Jerusalem Institute for Jewish Studies. . . .
In a column in the Hebrew newspaper Ha’aretz, the writer and humorist Sayed Kashua, an Arab from northern Israel who now lives in Jerusalem, recounts how his wife hired a rabbi to perform their son’s circumcision.
Justifying the move, Kashua’s wife explains, “A rabbi has more experience than anyone else. If we have to live in Jewish state, then why not take advantage of what it offers?”
Hassam, an East Jerusalem father of four who asked that his last name not be published, fearing harassment, does indeed utilize many of the benefits Israel provides.
“I have two disabled children. Would they receive the same level of care in Palestine that they receive in Israel?” Hassam asked outside his comfortable home near the Hebrew University.
Israel, Hassam said, “shouldn’t allow Jerusalem to be divided.”
Isham Fteih, the bellman, says he works alongside Jews every day and considers many his friends. He doesn’t want to be cut off from Israel under any circumstances.
“My work is here. My life is here. It would be difficult,” Fteih said.
By the way, Isham Fteih, who relies on Israel for his work and says his life is there, is the only Palestinian on record in the article who actually supports a Palestinian state. But, clearly, he wants it both ways. Without a Palestinian State, he continues to live just fine. Without Israel, he will be an unemployed man living in poverty.
If Israel were smart and gutsy (and, lately, it is neither), it would tell all Israeli Arabs they will no longer have jobs, if there is a new Palestinian state. Let HAMAS and Mahmoud Abbas find them jobs and income.
And good luck with that.
The reason there are so many so-called Palestinians in the first place is that Israel gave jobs and labor to Arabs from all over the Middle East, who then brought their families and friends.
Funny how that bites you in the butt, right? Henry Ford did the same here, and that’s why Dearbornistan and the surrounding areas are swarming with anti-American vermin who are Americans on paper only.