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Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

When I was a kid — I'm 71 — there was a class of people referred to as “DPs.” These were “displaced persons.” For reasons beyond their control, they were in parts of Europe after World War II that were not their homelands. Usually, the reasons were unpleasant.

One never hears about DPs now. They all got home.

However, more than 60 years after the United Nations established Israel, there are Palestinian refugee camps. Why is that?

Does anyone believe that Egypt, Jordan or Saudi Arabia couldn't absorb these folks? Or could it be that their Arab brothers would rather maintain Palestinian refugee camps than find a place for these people?

Nah, that's not possible. Things are working out so well for those guys.

George Dvorznak

Peters

 

 
 


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