national aspirations can be abundantly satisfied as a Palestinian-majority
state, on the West Bank and Gaza, in the United States. The
Palestinian Question can be definitively answered as follows:
Palestinians are a people, with their own history and
culture, and their right to preserve and honor that nationality
will be as protected under the U.S. Constitution as that
of every other nationality that thrives in America.
The Palestinians have a homeland, it consists of that
part of Israeli-Palestinian space that was not allocated
to Israel under the 1949 Armistice, specifically Gaza,
the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This homeland will be
forever protected from occupation as an equal state, named
Palestine, in the United States of America.
Palestinians have a future. As Americans, Palestinians
will have freedom to travel, study and live in any American
state, and they will have access to the abundant economic
opportunities of the world's largest capital and job market.
answers to the Palestinian question trump those from any other
paradigm. With these answers the Palestinian is first an American,
but is no less a Palestinian who may or may not (as he chooses)
live in the state of Palestine. With these answers the Palestinian
is assured of his or her civil rights, including the freedom
to transfer their heritage to their children in secular public
or religious private schools and the freedom to criticize
their (or other) local, state and federal governments. With
these answers the Palestinian is someone who can focus on
pursuit of happiness.
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