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    • Giving aid
    • 24.06.07 | 22:20 (IDT)

    Why doesn't the west simply underwrite 100% of all Palestinian costs forever? If we simply declared it a permanent protectorate and pumped in 20-30 billion dollars a year it could be maintained in a nominal middle class lifestyle forever. They wouldn't need jobs or an export economy they would simply live in a permanent welfare state like most of the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. It would be cheaper and more stable in the long run to simply take progress and development out of the equation and do it for them. They could declare their state and wait for the payments to roll in. We'd even build all their houses for them per their owns specifications. I think a case could be made for it and the money is available.

    from the article: PMO: Israel will transfer only part of withheld tax revenues to PA
    First published 00:00 24.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 24.06.07
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