So when dealing with demands to pave an area, I, of course, think of the Middle East.
Let’s start with basics. The whole Palestinian homeland bit is a massive scam. Palestinians are Arabs just like the folks in Jordan and Egypt–Arafat was born in Cairo. When the Arab states invaded the nascent state of Israel in 1948, they did not do so for a Palestinian homeland. They just wanted to kill Jews, drive them into the ocean, and eliminate Western influence from the region. Egypt, Jordan, and Syria intended to take the tiny parcel of land allocated to the Jews by the UN and keep it. No Palestinian homeland, no “two state solution,” just another “final solution” which would have seen tens-of-thousands of Jews killed, including those born in “Palestine,” yes, Jews were also “Palestinians.” That’s all. Period.
After the Arab states got their clocks cleaned, we began to hear the baying about a Palestine homeland which just so happened to coincide exactly with the boundaries of Israel. Amazing how that happens! Wherever Jews lived, THAT formed part of the Palestinian homeland. Jordan, of course, had the West Bank from 1948 to 1967; at no time was that then considered part of this definition of the “Palestinian” homeland. It was part of Jordan. There were no international cries to free that portion of Palestine from Jordanian occupation. The West Bank became part of the “homeland” only when Israel took it from Jordan in the Six Day War.
Yes, of course the whole Palestine thing is just a murderous fiction designed to provide cover to barbarian savage Muslims who wish to slaughter every Jew in the world as a function of their primitive religious beliefs.
The only reason the fiction has been maintained in more civilized venues is that keeping the Arab neanderthals jumping through the Jew Hoop benefits not only the vicious tyrannies that rule them in the region, but the western regimes that depend on those tyrannies to keep the oil flowing.
No mysteries here, in other words.