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    • Simon_Of_Sydney
    • 02.04.10 | 13:44 (IDT)

    The combined land size of Arab countries is 650 times the size of Israel -- i.e., Israel is the size of New Jersey, and the Arab countries are the size of the United States, all of Central America, and Mexico combined. * Arab dictators control 13,486,861 Square Kilometers in the Middle East, and Israel controls 20,770 (Palestinefacts.org) * The Population of Israel is roughly 6 Million, compared to the Population of 300 Million living in the surrounding Arab countries What exactly are the 'Palestinians' suppose to gain in reality by having their own state - are they going to achieve something that their 300 million brethren have failed to achieve over the last one hundred years. Once the initial euphoria has died down and they come to the sinking realisation that the new flag and president have not been able to resolve the unemployment; health; education and corruption issues, they will do what all their neighbors dream of - settling in Europe!

    from the article: Palestinian PM to Haaretz: We will have a state next year
    First published 01:07 02.04.10 | Last updated 11:44 02.04.10
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