Transfer? It?s Time.

I?m too young to be a political pundit, but the fact is that for more years than I care to remember, the thought of transfer - the movement of the Arab population of Israel from their homes to Arab countries - has been criticized as irrational, immoral and impossible to implement. However, after the past two years of living through the horror of sometimes-daily terror attacks, almost fifty percent

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I?m too young to be a political pundit, but the fact is that for more years than I care to remember, the thought of transfer - the movement of the Arab population of Israel from their homes to Arab countries - has been criticized as irrational, immoral and impossible to implement. However, after the past two years of living through the horror of sometimes-daily terror attacks, almost fifty percent of the Israeli public supports transfer in some form.

Despite that fact, the only party advocating transfer - in the form of a population exchange - in the Knesset is Moledet. But with only two representatives in the Knesset, they are continuously held back by the political system. Since transfer has gained so much support among the Israeli public, it is unconscionable that the politicians do not reflect that position. Unfortunately, the people?s voice is drowned out by the Israeli political system. A system that, so far, refuses to accept the fact that transfer would eliminate the Arab demographic threat to Israel.

I remember having long dialogues with Rabbi Meir Kahane twenty-five years ago. At that time, he prophesied to me, ?At the rate that the Arabs are populating the Jewish state, they won?t beat us with bullets. No, they?ll beat us with ballots. Who but the Jews would put the enemy in power to vote them out? The average Israeli will have two children while the Arabs populate with a dozen.?

Today it is easier to see that transfer would solve that problem immediately: and the Jewish state would no longer have to concern itself with the Arab population doubling itself every sixteen years. At this point in time, the 22 Arab states have 289 million people and their numbers are soaring worldwide daily. By the year 2020, they will have 410 to 459 million. Even now, they are growing up violent and illiterate and taking over much of Europe. Today, so many of the European countries are finding their cultures changed, and churches are being removed and mosques being built in their places.

Do you really think that the Arabs, who walked away from 97% of everything on their ?wish list? during the misguided leadership of Ehud Barak, would be satisfied with the land they?ve received from Gaza, Judea and Samaria? Pu-lease. The present day Arab considers the entire state of Israel as ?historically Palestinian.? It is interesting how the world sees nothing wrong with uprooting over a quarter of a million people from lands that they have been residing in for almost forty years. Where do they think the Jews living in the ?settlements? come from? Did they drop out of a pineapple tree? What about making it possible to have all the Jewish residents of Israel return to the countries they were chased out of? Will any of the Arab countries allow a 'return' of Jews to claim their property? If the despots in Iraq, Saudi Arabia or any of the surrounding Arabs states had not been keeping the Palestinians as an excuse for their efforts to destroy the Jewish state, they would have resettled their Arab brothers fifty years ago. Instead, they have allowed the Palestinians to grow up for generations in the filth of the ?Palestinian dream?.

Knowing the Jewish mentality as I do, I am confident that Israel would be the first one to assist in building a Palestinian state on Arab land, helping their neighbors in in terms of agriculture, finance, industry and trade and all the other trappings of statehood. Whereas, if the situation was reversed, the Arabs wouldn?t be happy until every Jew was dead and all of their historical sites renamed after Mohammed.

Despite the claims to the contrary by virtually all of the Arab states, the religious and historical ties of the Jews to their land is basic to their history. Unfortunately, too many have lost their roots and are uncaring or unaware of the actual ?rights? to the land. Yasser Arafat and his ilk have been spouting the ?big lie? for so long that there has to be an education policy to remind the world, and even the Israelis, of their ownership and birthright.

I don?t blame the ?Palestinian? Arabs for wanting to leave the oppression by their own people and move to a place that offers a life they have never had, nor could ever have. A recent report cited figures that show that out of the seven key regions of the world, the Arab region has the lowest freedom score. They are at the bottom of the barrel in political rights, civil liberties, and press and religious freedom. There are no press freedoms. There is no government accountability. Most of the women and a large chunk of the males are totally illiterate. Good Lord, the whole Arab world translates only about three hundred books annually; and their Internet connectivity is just about nil. The Arabs of Judea, Samaria and Gaza need to move out to be among their own people. Maybe a couple of generations of learning about freedom, and democracy, as well as a few generations learning to give up the anti-Jewish hate that they?ve spent the past fifty-four years acquiring, will help them dig out of the hole in which they now find themselves.

That could make a difference. Meanwhile, the answer isn?t in opening the floodgates and setting up statehood for the enemy within the gates of the Jewish state. Sure, the logistics of transfer are difficult. However, it has been done within the Arab communities many times. That?s the way the Palestinians got to where they are in the first place. They were expelled by their brothers in Jordan. I believe that Israel is in a fight for its life; it is a battle that they can?t afford to lose.

Transfer can be done gradually. Each time Hamas or any other of the state-sponsored terrorist groups attack, announcing they will ?Kill all of the Jews?, each time a terrorist bombs a restaurant, disco or school, Israel will announce it is annexing ten percent of the land it has previously handed over... and then do it.
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Arlene Peck is an internationally syndicated columnist and television talk show hostess. She can be reached at bestredhead@earthlink.net.
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