EU ready to pay Palestinians who renounce right of return

If a peace deal is signed, Europe would ‘stabilize’ Palestine and prevent it from becoming a failed state firing rockets at Israel, envoy vows

EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen (photo credit: Yossi Zwecker)

EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen (photo credit: Yossi Zwecker)

The European Union is willing to provide financial compensation for Palestinian refugees and their descendants who renounce their “right of return” in a final peace deal with Israel, the EU’s ambassador to Israel indicated Monday, in what appears to be the first time a senior EU official publicly endorsed such an offer.

An Israeli diplomatic official, however, dismissed the idea, suggesting the Palestinians would likely be unwilling to accept it.

Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen also said that, in the framework of an “unprecedented new partnership” the EU is offering Israelis and Palestinians if they sign a permanent peace treaty, Brussels would be willing to significantly upgrade commercial and trade cooperation with both sides. The could help stabilize the new Palestinian state, thus preventing a “failed state” that would become a “launching pad” for attacks against Israel, he said.

“We would also be, of course, very ready to assist in the implementation of any final peace agreement, be it with compensation of refugees, be it on the security front,” Faaborg-Andersen said.

The Palestinian Authority’s refusal to relinquish the “right of return” to areas Palestinians inhabited before 1948 is one of the sticking points in the current US-brokered peace negotiations, as Israel fears being flooded by refugees and thereby losing its Jewish majority. Financial compensation for refugees or their descendants who waive the “right of return” has often been proposed as a possible solution to the problem.

Speaking at a conference on EU-Israeli relations in Jerusalem, Faaborg-Andersen cited a decision made in mid-December by the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council that offers Israel and a future state of Palestine a so-called “Special Privileged Partnership” with the EU. The offer, unanimously endorsed by the EU’s foreign ministers, was understood as a major incentive to prod Israeli and Palestinian leaders into signing a final-status deal.

Israeli officials at the time dismissed the offer as too vague and “meaningless,” arguing it contained no concrete content and seemed unrealistic.

“The EU will provide an unprecedented package of European political, economic and security support to both parties in the context of a final-status agreement,” a December statement from the council read. “In the event of a final peace agreement the European Union will offer Israel and the future state of Palestine a Special Privileged Partnership including increased access to the European markets, closer cultural and scientific links, facilitation of trade and investments as well as promotion of business to business relations.”

The EU would also offer both states “enhanced political dialogue and security cooperation,” the foreign ministers declared.

“This is no mean feat,” Faaborg-Andersen said Monday at the conference, which was co-organized by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. “This is a very, very strong signal from the biggest trading bloc in the world of a willingness to strengthen and improve an already very close relationship between the EU and Israel.” In a time during which Israel is facing uncertainty, he said, “it needs its friends and partners around the world. This is the spirit in which this particular offer is put on the table.”

The Special Privileged Partnership “is the next best thing to membership,” the ambassador had said during an interview earlier this month. “It’s a status akin to Norway and Switzerland, across a gamut of areas — security, politics, economics, trade, science and technology, and so on.”

Faaborg-Andersen on Monday acknowledged Israeli criticism that the offer contained no concrete steps, inviting the government in Jerusalem and civil society to start discussions with the EU on what such an enhanced partnership could look like.

Increased trade with the EU would clearly be a boon for Israel, but “beyond the bilateral benefits Israel would be able to obtain through such a partnership, I think there would be a couple of other aspects to it which are involved,” he said.

“We could try to allay some fears in the Israeli public that a future Palestinian state could very well turn into something very unstable, something that could easily turn into a failed state and therefore develop into a launching pad for attacks against Israel, as has been the case with Gaza following the unilateral withdrawal,” Faaborg-Andersen said, referring to the 2005 disengagement.

“I think that one of the things that we from the EU side would be able to offer would be to ensure, through economic, trade and other kinds of assistance, a greater stability in a future Palestinian state, also by trying to strengthen the links between Israel, Palestine and the regional players — Jordan, Egypt and so on — in order to give them a stake also in stability in a future Palestinian state.”

The Israeli Foreign Ministry was not available for comment on the matter, but a diplomatic official, speaking on condition of anonymity, mocked Faaborg-Andersen and the EU for its promises.

“How exactly will that be incorporated in a future peace agreement? I can’t even see how this would be implemented,” the official said regarding the idea of the EU paying off Palestinian refugees. “Compensation means that if you get the money, you don’t get the land, that you stop claiming you have a right to return. Ask the Palestinians whether they’re willing to do that.”

The diplomatic official ridiculed Faaborg-Andersen’s suggestion that the EU could in any meaningful way contribute to securing Israel’s borders, be it by means of security personnel on the ground or enhanced trade relations with the Palestinians. “How can they ever stabilize a Hamas-run Gaza and a Fatah-run West Bank? And if they have a way to stop rockets from being fired at Israel, what’s stopping them from doing this now? Why aren’t they working their magic right now?”

The official also attacked the EU’s offer of a Special Privileged Partnership with the Palestinians. “Are they offering them full access to the Eurozone merely based on good will? The PA doesn’t qualify for anything on EU criteria, only for charity. How can they even say that nonsense? Such statements only cast doubts on the seriousness of EU policy,” the official concluded.

Expert: Paying Palestinians to Leave a ‘Positive Solution’

Dr. Martin Sherman of the Israeli Institute for Strategic Studies says that UNWRA funds be used to pay Arabs to resettle elsewhere

By Yaakov Levi

Dr.Martin Sherman

Dr.Martin Sherman
Women in Green

At an event in Haifa last week, Dr. Martin Sherman, head of the Israeli Institute for Strategic Studies, said that the best way to ensure the future of a Jewish Israel, and the individual welfare of Arabs living in Judea and Samaria, was to offer an “evacuation-compensation” package for them, similar to the process undertaken by the government for families who live in buildings slated for urban renewal projects.


Sherman was speaking at a conference on sovereignty for Judea and Samaria sponsored by Women in Green and the Hazon Leumi (National Vision) students’ organization. In the past, Sherman said, efforts to establish multiple sovereignties on the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River had fallen flat, and the current “experiment,” in which the Palestinian Authority was given limited sovereignty over parts of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, only proved the point. Eventually, he said, there would be only one sovereign – Israel, the Jewish state, or an Arab Muslim entity.


On that basis, Sherman said, it was legitimate for Israel, which is fighting for the survival of its Jewish population, to offer Arabs a deal in which they would be compensated for leaving their homes and moving abroad. Israel would eventually be forced to adopt a policy like this, because of the demographic pressures it will be subject to from a large and restive Arab population in Judea and Samaria.


The solution to the overall problems of sovereignty and demography, said Sherman, was three-pronged: First, the United Nations organization responsible for dealing with the Palestinians – UNWRA – must be dismantled, or expelled from all areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. UNWRA, more than any other organization, is responsible for preserving the “refugee” status of Palestinians, decades after their grandparents and great-grandparents fled their homes in Israel, in order to move out of the way and allow seven Arab armies to destroy the newly-founded State of Israel in 1948. Without UNWRA support, he said, all but about 50,000 of the 5 million people around the world who claim to be Palestinian refugees will give up that status.


After that, said Sherman, the massive budget that had been provided to UNWRA should be transferred to a fund that will allow Palestinian ex-refugees to resettle in a new home of their choice. The fund should provide enough money to resettle families and clans, providing them with positive living, work, and educational opportunities in Arab or Western countries.


Once those arrangements are in place, he said, it will be possible to approach Arab families and clans with offers that will be worth their while. According to Sherman, an offer like this to the heads of extended families among Palestinians would be embraced.


This is not an “expulsion” or “transfer” plan, said Sherman, but a humanitarian one “that will provide benefits for the Arab population, as well as for the countries that agree to receive them as new, wealthy residents.”


Sherman’s idea is similar to one proposed by MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud-Beiteinu) last year. Speaking at the 2013 Sovereignty Conference, Feiglin said that Israel should offer each Palestinian Authority Arab $500,000 to leave Israel. “The country pays 10% of its gross national product every year to maintain the ‘two-state solution’ and the Oslo Accords,” Feiglin said, including money for security fences and checkpoints, Iron Dome missile defense systems and guards whom he said are posted “at every café.” Feiglin said the same money could be used to pay every PA Arab half a million dollars to leave Israel.



Feiglin goes Kahane: Pay the ‘Palestinians’ to leave


While the Prime Minister continues to futilely attack the Jewish Home party, further down on the Likud list, Moshe Feiglin (officially no longer Netanyahu’s ‘rival’) has the right idea. Feiglin says we should take the money we are spending on the ‘two-state solution’ and use it to pay the ‘Palestinians’ to leave Judea and Samaria. That’s right out of Rabbi Meir Kahane’s HY”D book. And you won’t believe how much we can afford to pay: $500,000 per family (Hat Tip: Sunlight).

Despite the Likud campaign’s instruction not to give interviews, Moshe Feiglin, continued to make controversial statements ​​during a conference call in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Women in Green, held a conference today attended by several Likud officials. Among the discussions were talks of ways to impose operational Israeli sovereignty beyond the Green Line.

Feiglin, who earlier on Tuesday was arrested by police after trying to pray on the Temple Mount, proposed paying Palestinians to leave the Palestinian controlled West Bank.

“The State of Israel is paying 10 percent of its Gross Domestic Product every year for the two-state solution and the Oslo Accords. Israel is paying for separation fences, iron domes and a guard at each coffee shop. Soon we will have to place iron domes at each school in Tel Aviv.

With this budget we can give every Palestinian family in West Bank, $500,000 to encourage migration to a place with a better future. Western nations are declining due to low birth rates, so they will surely be accepted into the West. The question is whether the world will want Sudanese migrants, who cannot build or Palestinians who know how to build.

Surveys conducted in Gaza and the West Bank show that 80 percent of the Palestinians in Gaza and 65 percent of the Palestinians in the West Bank want to emigrate. Here we have the perfect solution,” Feiglin said.

Yes, yes, yes. Let’s send them all to Europe!

And if the Likud wants to gain some of those votes back from Jewish Home, it’s not Feiglin they have to keep quiet: It’s Netanyahu and his gang of Leftists.

By the way, if you want to see more about Rabbi Kahane’s original proposals, go here.


Feiglin: Pay Palestinians to leave West Bank


Likud’s most far-right figure proposes paying each Palestinian family in West Bank $500,000 to move to West

Akiva Novick

Published: 01.02.13, 09:59 / Israel News

Several Likud officials called for the annexation of the West Bank on Tuesday, in contradiction with the party’s official policy.


Despite being instructed by the Likud campaign not to give interviews, Moshe Feiglin made controversial statements during a conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday.


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  The Women in Green conference was attended by several Likud officials who discussed operative ways to impose Israeli sovereignty beyond the Green Line.


Feiglin, who earlier on Tuesday was detained by police after trying to pray at the Temple Mount, proposed paying Palestinians to leave Israel.


“The State of Israel is paying 10% of its GNP every year for the two-state solution and the Oslo Accords. It’s paying for separation fences, Iron Domes and a guard at every café. Soon we’ll have to place Iron Domes in every school in Tel Aviv.


“With this budget we can give every Arab family in Judea and Samaria $500,000 to encourage it to emmigrate to a place with a better future.


“You may say, ‘But no one will have them.’ That’s not true because the Western nations are shrinking due to low birth rates. The question is whether the world will have Sudanese migrants who can’t build or migrants from Judea and Samaria who do know how to build.


“Polls conducted in Gaza and Judea and Samaria show that 80% (of Palestinians) in Gaza and 65% (of Palestinians) in Judea and Samaria want to emmigrate. We have here the perfect solution. ”


During the conference Minister Yuli Edelstein endorsed a gradual process of imposing Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank. MK Yariv Levin expressed similar views but admitted the chances of imposing Israeli law beyond the Green Line were not high.


Zeev Elkin proposed imposing sovereignty in the Jewish-populated areas first and then in the Palestinian areas.


A Likud official said, “These radical statements are good for Netanyahu from an election standpoint. They help get back rightist votes that shifted to the Habayit Hayehudi party. No one is going to annex the territories. It’s a good election slogan.”


He noted that Netanyahu will not publically condemn the statements.


Yuval Karni and Yaron Doron contributed to this report



Israel’s Declining Sperm Quality Tied to Depleted Uranium Exposure

Tim King

With the latest news, Israel may soon lose the need to create and seek out enemies; with a little help from the U.S. they did this to themselves.

Depleted Uranium round in Israel
Round used by Israel during their 2006 attack on Hezbollah positions in Lebanon. Photo by Dexter Phoenix, to purchase Dexter’s images from Israel, send an email to:

(TEL AVIV / SALEM) – Israel’s population is facing a dire threat: a drastic depopulation, from the use of weapons that leave behind Depleted Uranium (DU). Depleted Uranium leads to the word Omnicidal, as DU kills everything in the food chain, everywhere the wind blows. Experts say the dramatic drop in Israel’s sperm count could eliminate their ability to reproduce.

Research by an Israeli doctor shows a significant drop in sperm count level and sperm motility among young Israeli soldiers in recent years. Sperm motility is the ability of sperm to move properly toward an egg.

It is attributed to the inhalation of DU aerosolized nano-particles; the dirty results of extra powerful weapons used by Israel and the U.S.

All of that military might as it turns out, could set the stage for a massive Israeli act of population suicide.

A study by Dr. Ronit Haimov-Kokhman released in November, showed a 40-percent decline in the concentration of sperm cells in Israeli sperm donors from 2004 to 2008, compared to samples taken between 1995 and 1999.

Sperm banks in Israel are now reportedly turning away as many as two-thirds of potential donors, due to the low-quality sperm. In the past, around one-third of the potential donors were turned away.

According to Ofri Ilani’s article in Haaretz, Study: Quality of Israeli sperm down 40% in past decade:

“The research confirmed that in 10 years, the average concentration of sperm among donors declined from 106 million cells per cubic centimeter to 67 million per cubic centimeter. The rate of sperm motility has also declined: from 79 to 67 percent, although the profile of donors did not change over that period; they are still young, healthy and do not smoke.”[1]

Israeli tank that blast Lebanese targets. Photo: Dexter Phoenix

Haimov-Kokhman says the problem is not entirely unique; the quality of sperm has also declined in a number of Western countries. But in Israel he says, it has been particularly rapid.

“If we keep going at this rate, a decline of 3 million cubic centimeters of sperm cells per year, we’ll reach an average of 20 million in 2030. The World Heath Organization defines this as fertility impairment.” said this about the reported thousands of tons of nuclear waste in the form of armor piercing rounds, referred to as “depleted uranium” or “DU”, in the invasion of Iraq:

“The United States and Britain have gravely endangered not only the Iraqis and their own troops, but the entire world. In the first invasion, at least 320 tons of DU were exploded into Iraq, at least 1500 tons were blasted in the second illegal invasion.”[2]

They cite Professor Malcolm Hopper of the University of Sunderland in the U.K., whose extensive studies of health effects on British and U.S. soldiers who served in the Gulf War, shows as many as 21,000 U.S. Gulf War veterans have died, “due not just to DU exposure but to the astounding amounts of organophosphate (OP) poisoning from various toxins (or supposedly anti-toxins) given to the troops as ‘preventive’ medicine.”

This human and environmental disaster was reviewed by Bob Nichols, a correspondent with SFBayView who specializes in nuclear issues with an emphasis on the atmospheric contamination from Depleted Uranium. In the article PTSD, Infertility and Other Consequences of War, he discusses how Israel is likely to be depopulated soon[3].

Oregon Guard soldiers patrol a building in Kabul, Afghanistan that was
destroyed by U.S. bombs. Everyone who served in these countries or visited
them, was potentially subjected to DU contamination. Photo by Tim King.

“Israel falls within the region that has been dosed with depleted uranium [DU] [various kinds of munitions] in the West Asian theatre of war. DU kills people at genetic level.” A report by Dr. Ronit Haimov-Kokhman, which was debated in the Knesset, is cited in the report by Ofri Ilani.

Arun Shrivastava, a writer with the Centre for Research on Globalization, says this has been known for some time.

“Admiral Bhagwat and I made our presentations at GNDU, Amritsar, in April 2008, social workers among the audience came up and narrated some events that actually provide hard enough evidence of DU contamination the entire North-western India. There was a significant presence of top officers from the Indian Army.”

He says they are keenly aware of this silent weapon. “The security forces know what the American and NATO soldiers have done to South and West Asians.”

According to Shrivastava, contamination of the total Indian population stands at over 300 million; the total West and South Asian population affected stands at least 900 million, possibly more than a billion.

“None of these would complete their normal life. None of us will. This entire region will be depopulated which is what the PTBs have in mind and they have set in motion processes that can’t be stopped. No way,” Shrivastava said.

There is little question that this information has tremendous significance for the people of Palestine and Gaza, although these unfortunate people might end up the same way as the Israelis.

Dexter Phoenix also snapped this image of the rounds
Israel’s military doesn’t want photographed, why not?

Reports from other West Asian countries are identical, Shrivastava says, “Both US and NATO forces have committed genocide right in Asia. Our civilizations may never be the same, may not be viable.”

It is important to note how overlooked this significant world problem truly is, and how indicting it turns out to be. Shrivastava says it is also important to remember that the DU is a result of military activity that is illegal under international law.

“Please note that the use of WMD is war crime. There are cases pending under ICCA against three US Presidents and two British PMs and their entire cabinet. DU weapons are WMDs; they are weapons of indiscriminate destruction and environmental contamination….IN PERPETUITY.”

As Nichols states in his article, uranium oxide gas weapons are called “genocidal weapons.”

“They maim and kill millions of people, their animals and their land. The actual targets by the U.S. Expeditionary Forces are the populations of Central Asia and the Middle East, about a billion people.”

He reminds us that more than a million American servicemembers, thousands of contractors, and others, like journalists have had their boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past several years, not to mention the thousands of people from other nations.

“The medical disability rate is over 60 percent and ‘PTSD’ is a common diagnosis. Soldiers from the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy report similar medical problems as well.”

According to figures cited in his article, a milligram (mg) of uranium oxide poison gas is roughly equal in size to one of the periods at the end of these sentences. When this is absorbed by Marines and soldiers, through their skin, no limit exists in regard to their exposure. It could range from to one milligram to a thousand.

Rosalie Bertell, Ph.D., GNSH said, “Each tiny milligram shoots about 1,251,000 powerful radioactive bullets a day with a range of about 20 cells of the human body for thousands or even billions of years.”

Dr. Bertell currently serves on a number of Pentagon radiation committees; she has been in this role for decades.

The worst part is that all of it has taken place under protest by activists, scientists, and defense experts. There has been no doubt in the minds of those who know, but their words have gone unheeded. Orders to use these internationally illegal weapons are made by presidential order in U.S. war zones.

Serious information at a serious time in history. It would truly be ironic if Israel’s military machine, so ruthlessly applied over the years on the Arab people, would render the population without the ability to reproduce.


[1] Study: Quality of Israeli sperm down 40% in past decade – By Ofri Ilani

[2] Weapons of Mass Destruction Found in Iraq

[3] PTSD, infertility and other consequences of war – by Bob Nichols

Other relevant links:

CIA World Factbook

The Biology of Human Longevity: Inflammation, Nutrition, and Aging in the Evolution of Lifespans (Hardcover)

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as’s Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, is the nation’s only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address:

Palestinians: Coming to America?

Neil Diamond

The United States takes in more than a million immigrants per year. The population of Palestine is 3,937,309. It would take the United States less than 4 years to take them all. You can contact US immigration here.

We’ve been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They’re coming to America
Never looking back again,
They’re coming to America

Don’t it seem so far away
Oh, we’re traveling light today
In the eye of the storm
In the eye of the storm

To a new and a shiny place
Make our bed and we’ll say our grace
Freedom’s light burning warm
Freedom’s light burning warm

Everywhere around the world
They’re coming to America
Ev’ry time that flag’s unfurled
They’re coming to America

Got a dream to take them there
They’re coming to America
Got a dream they’ve come to share
They’re coming to America

They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
Today, Today,
Today, Today, Today

My country ’tis of thee (today)
Sweet land of liberty (today)
Of thee I sing (today)
Of thee I sing
Today, Today, Today
Today, today, today……

Neil Diamond’s net worth is $180 Million.. You can download his song America for free here. It will probably piss him off. You can contact Neil on Twitter or Myspace.

How much does Matisyahu make?


Matisyahu Net Worth. $8 Million USD.

Matisyahu always tells the Jews to go to Zion but he says nothing about the suffering of the Palestinians. A hundred thousand dollars would be a pittance to Matisyahu. He could give it to a Palestinian family so they can have money to move to a tolerant, multicultural country like Germany.

You can send a message to Matisyahu @ his website here. Or you can send him a tweet here.