President George W. Bush was prepared to take in 100,000 Palestinian refugees as part of a Middle East peace deal.
This is a claim presented by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on CNN on Sunday.
“The United States was ready to take in 100,000 refugees as citizens of the United States,” Olmert said, in what may be his most revealing comments to date about negotiations with the U.S. and the Palestinians when he was prime minister.
Olmert, who led Israel from 2006 to 2009, spoke weeks after direct talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians resumed in Washington.
As prime minister, Olmert negotiated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently doing.
This is amazing. George W. Bush presented the best and only solution to the “Palestinian refugee problem”.
Lets take them all away from there.
Because if the US could take 100.000, why should not the Kingdom of Jordan do the same?
And what about Syria?
They should have place for at least 200.000?
And since the Arab Palestinians are Muslims, I guess they will feel much more home in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
The Islamic Kingdom have a lot of place. Let them build proper homes for their Muslim brethren, let say for at least 300.000 of them?
Israel has already accepted two million “Arab Palestinian refugees”. They are all Israeli Arabs. The large majority for them are Muslims, with full Israeli citizenship.
Did I still hear anyone, say that Israel is a racist Jewish statehood?