Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who will take them?
Many countries accept qualifying migrants, and currently the rate of legal immigration in the world is about 3 million persons per year. The list of occupations includes not only engineers and doctors, but also (and mostly) very common professions, such as farmers, construction workers, food trade, hospitality and health support, etc. With reasonably good education and very modest requirements of the “proof of funds” (25 k$ per family of 5 in Canada or 40 k$ in Australia, for example), many Arabs from Judea and Samaria may qualify.
Q: What if a person sells one property using this program and then comes back to buy another?
To receive financial and organizational help with emigration, person will recuse his/her rights of return.
Q. Would't such relocation increase the danger of terrorism in the world?
On the contrary, people who recused their rights are unlikely to have any demands to Israel, which will eliminate the motivation for terrorism. Resolution of the conflict in Israel will have very large symbolic significance since it attracts disproportionately large media attention, and thereby it will reduce motivation of the Islamic terrorism associated with the “Palestinian problem”.
Q. Isn't this program discriminatory?
Not at all: the help is offered to all foreign residents in Judea and Samaria, with no discrimination by race, religion, age or gender.
Q. "Palestinian nation" was invented as a means in the war against Israel. Who will let it disappear?
Indeed, Palestinian Arabs have been used by Soviet Union and Arab countries as a weapon against Israel, starting in the 60s. Some of them are realizing that they have been manipulated into somebody else's game, and decide to leave the abusive regimes of Palestinian Authority and Hamas. To help them build better lives abroad, one doesn't need anybody's permission.
Q. Wouldn't help with emigration contradict the international law, such as Haag Convention, which prohibits "deportation or forcible transfer of the civilian population of an occupied territory"?
Voluntary emigration has nothing to do with the "forcible transfer" described in the Haag Convention. We are talking about assistance to families who decided to emigrate on their own, and in fact, many are leaving already without any help.
Q. Would't the recently increased stream of refugees decrease the willingness of Western countries to accept legal immigrants?
It might. However, currently the world-wide legal immigration amounts to about 3 million persons per year. Increase in emigration from Judea and Samaria by about 100 thousands a year corresponds to only 3% change of the total. While it solves the local problem in Israel, it will be hardly noticeable on the global scale.
Q. Isn't this plan too expensive for Israel?
Not at all: вig difference in real estate prices between Jewish and Arab neighborhoods makes this process self-supporting. Value of the new real estate built in the redeemed areas covers the cost of the acquired properties and relocation expenses. Even more importantly, solution to this conflict will greatly reduce the enormous military expenses.
Q. Where can I find information about demographics of the Arab population in Judea and Samaria, including emigration data?
In addition to the links on the main page, detailed demographic data can be found here. Studies report about million Arabs in the PA-controlled territories in Judea and Samaria who plan to leave Israel.
Peaceful solution to Arab-Israeli conflict