INTO THE FRAY: The Humanitarian Paradigm – Answering FAQs (Part 1)

For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column:

The Humanitarian Paradigm – Answering FAQs (Part 1)

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Dispelling doubts as to the feasibility (and morality) of large-scale, financially incentivized emigration as the only non-kinetic approach to resolve the Israel-Palestinian impasse.

It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):

ISRAEL RISING : (To be posted)

An excerpt:

Consideration should be given even to the heroic remedy of transfer of populations…the hardship of moving is great, but it is less than the constant suffering of minorities and the constant recurrence of war
President Herbert Hoover, The “Great Humanitarian”, in “The Problems of Lasting Peace”.

With all the money that has been invested in the problem of the Palestinians, it would have been possible long ago to resettle them and provide them with good lives in Arab countries.  Andrei Sakharov, cited in “The New Republic”, June 22, 2009.

The rise in the number of international migrants reflects the increasing importance of international migration, which has become an integral part of our economies and societies. Well-managed migration brings important benefits to countries of origin and destination, as well as to migrants and their families-. Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General, 2016.

Followers of this column will recall that for well over a decade I have promoted what I have designated: “The Humanitarian Paradigm” (HP).  This paradigm prescribes, among other things, large-scale financially incentivized emigration of the Palestinian-Arab population, resident across the pre-1967 lines, as the only comprehensive, non-kinetic policy blueprint that can enable Israel to adequately address both the Geographic and the Demographic Imperatives, which it needs to contend with in order to endure as the nation-state of the Jewish people…Several reservations have been raised regarding my proposed prescription on various grounds, including skepticism as to its economic affordability, political feasibility and moral acceptability.

torture in gaza
Life and death in Gaza

Some have claimed that an alleged sense of “intense nationalism”, social pressures, and fear of retributory fratricide will preclude any chance of large-scale emigration of Palestinian-Arabs…
Such skepticism flies in the face of logical reasoning, historical precedents, empirical findings and the revealed preferences of significant segments of the Palestinians-Arabs themselves.

Accordingly, in the ensuing paragraphs I will attempt to address these reservations, show them to be largely unfounded…

As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome,
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