What If the Jews Had Followed the Palestinian Path?

Warren Kozak has a great little essay in the Wall Street Journal today, imagining what would happen if the surviving Jews of Europe had stayed in the refugee camps of post-WWII Europe. It’s an effective contrafactual. Although, I’m not sure that the Jews would have stooped as low as the Palestinians have over the last half century. And, if anything, he soft-sells the cynicism and ugliness of the Arab regimes in their exploitation of the Palestinians. Still, it’s very much worth reading.

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