“Aging populations reject radical agenda and the Middle East is no different. Now eventually, this will happen among the Palestinians, too. But it will happen faster if the West stops providing pro-natal subsidies for Palestinians with refugee status. Those subsidies are one reason why in the ten years, from 1997 to 2007, Gaza's population grew by an astonishing 40%. At that rate, Gaza's population will double by 2030 to three million. Israel's present sanctions on Gaza have a political aim, undermine the Hamas regime, but they also break Gaza's runaway population growth and there is some evidence that they have. That may begin to crack the culture of martyrdom, which demands a constant supply of superfluous young men."This officially makes him a racist @$$ in my book.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Martin Kramer, who is a fellow at the Weatherhead Center for National Affairs at Harvard University in a speech at the Herzliya conference in Israel advocated eliminating aid to Gazans (termed pro-natal subsidies) because