Just a few thoughts on Israel and the Palestinians:
- On the one hand, many liberals argue we should grant U.S. citizenship to thousands if not millions of illegal immigrants. They argue it's a moral or ethical issue.
On the other hand, many of these same liberals apparently don't expect Arab countries to do the same for (Palestinian) refugees in their nations.
Why the inconsistency? Do we have different moral or ethical standards between nations?
- It's true illegal immigrants aren't necessarily refugees. But in that case shouldn't a nation have more compassion for refugees than for illegal immigrants?
- At least as I understand it, many of these same liberals likewise demand Israel grant citizenship to Palestinians in Israel. But why should a nation, Israel, grant citizenship to refugees while other nations are exempted from doing so (e.g. Jordan, Lebanon, Syria)?
- In fact, again as I understand it, the Palestinian National Authority (PA) doesn't even recognize their own people as citizens (e.g. the refugees in Balata). I don't detect a strong moral outcry among these liberals for the PA to do so either. So why should Israel?
- If the PA started to recognize Palestinian refugees as citizens, then they would have to accept the fact that these Palestinians are no longer refugees. And the PA as well as many others including the rest of the Arab Muslim world can't have that. That would ruin everything.