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bless number of children. They drain us of our money, kill our bchildren, steal our land. In 1967 Muadi Abu-Minsha feared a bslaughter. In 1975 he said: “Israel has no choice. . . . I think the bwhole world recognizes the justice of the Palestinians. . . . bArafat’s plan is a good one and I think Israel should adopt it.”

bHistory will never forgive Israel its failure of nerve and fear bof world opinion. The nation as a whole is already paying the bprice.

bWhy did Israel—why does she to this day—steadfastly re- bfuse to allow the Arabs who fled in 1948 to return? Because she bunderstood that each is a foreign body opposed to the Jewish bstate and committed to a “Palestinian” people and country. Is- brael knew that the Arabs who would return were a fifth column bboth in the sense of their potential to act violently against the bJewish state and in their very numbers that could some day tilt bthe population scale in favor of an Arab majority. The idea of ballowing these people to return was unthinkable.

bThere is not the slightest logical, moral, or rational reason bto allow the same thing to occur through the Arabs we did not bhave the good sense or courage to remove. The keeping of Arabs bin Lebanon lest they destroy Israel from within and the refusal bto move others now in Israel to Lebanon, despite the same dan- bger, is utter madness. There is no moral obligation to allow bone’s home to be taken from him merely because the one who bseeks it is already in the house. There is nothing unjust in remov- bing those who would rob you of your own land before they can baccomplish their desire.

bThe question is not how can we remove the Arabs, but rath- ber how can we not? To do nothing is the simplest and most sim- bplistic policy. It will certainly spare this government, and bperhaps the next, both the agony of having to take the bold and bexcruciating step and the price of not taking it. The deluge, the bflood, will not come tomorrow. But come it certainly will, and bsooner than we think. This generation already feels the first bsearing heat that will become the terrible flood of fire. No, the bquestion is: How can we possibly sit and not rid ourselves of the Arabs bwho seek to destroy us from within?

bWhat inexplicable loss of national preservation, will, and bsanity makes the Jews of Israel hesitate to save themselves? We bknow that the Arab believes that we are thieves who stole his b 

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