Did the Zionists make any contingency plans about what to do with Israel's Arab population if the Arabs would've accepted the 1947 UN Partition Plan?

Futurist

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May 2014
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Did the Zionists make any contingency plans about what to do with Israel's Arab population if the Arabs would've accepted the 1947 UN Partition Plan? The Arabs' rejection of this plan in real life and them starting and losing a war against Israel allowed Israel to solve its Arab demographic problem through mass expulsions and refusing to allow Arabs who voluntarily fled to return to their homes in Israel after the war. However, what if the Arabs would have accepted this partition plan? How would the Zionists have subsequently dealt with Israel's Arab demographic threat in the event that large-scale Jewish immigration from other countries would not have been enough to permanently deal with this demographic threat (due to much higher Israeli Arab birthrates in comparison to Israeli Jews)? What would the Zionists have then done?
 
Oct 2019
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If the Arabs had accepted the plan, the problems whose solution you seek would not have existed as they do following the Arab refusal.

The original Zionist plan was to create a model for 3rd-world development with the mutual development of the Jewish and Arab populations of that land. This was rendered impossible by the Arab intransigence, manifesting in terrorism which originated in the 1920's (if not earlier) under the direction of the very evil buddy of Hitler, Hajj Amin al-Husseini.

Arab cooperation with the partition would not have posed a great problem for Israel; in fact it was exactly what the Zionists wanted.
 

pugsville

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Oct 2010
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If the Arabs had accepted the plan, the problems whose solution you seek would not have existed as they do following the Arab refusal.

The original Zionist plan was to create a model for 3rd-world development with the mutual development of the Jewish and Arab populations of that land. This was rendered impossible by the Arab intransigence, manifesting in terrorism which originated in the 1920's (if not earlier) under the direction of the very evil buddy of Hitler, Hajj Amin al-Husseini.

Arab cooperation with the partition would not have posed a great problem for Israel; in fact it was exactly what the Zionists wanted.
No. Just not true. They always wanted the native population mainly gone.

The orginal plan was to deny the Arab population jobs and ownership and land and to ecnomically encourage them to migrate. "Transfer" was always the polciy. The War just expedicted it.

There was also Plenty of Jewish terrorism.
 
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Futurist

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It is quite interesting how @Barros Serrano condemns the US conquest of Mexican land but believes that the Zionist goal of creating a Jewish state in Palestine contrary to the wishes of most of Palestine's population was perfectly acceptable.
 
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Well USA leftist @Barros Serrano has an inclination to represent USA containment of communism as 'neocolonialism'. But in this case he is quite right. Israelis or Jews could not count on living together in one state side by side with Arabs since islamic doctrine demands sharia law and so called unbelievers subordinated. For Arab religious leader Al Huseini even Hitler was a good ally against Jews and also the British. So they knew with who they are dealing with.

 

Futurist

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May 2014
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Well USA leftist @Barros Serrano has an inclination to represent USA containment of communism as 'neocolonialism'. But in this case he is quite right. Israelis or Jews could not count on living together in one state side by side with Arabs since islamic doctrine demands sharia law and so called unbelievers subordinated. For Arab religious leader Al Huseini even Hitler was a good ally against Jews and also the British. So they knew with who they are dealing with.

The Palestinians certainly did some stupid things (such as Al-Huseini's alliance with Hitler) and rebelling against the British in 1936-1939, but I don't think that their desire to prevent the Jews from outnumbering them in their homeland was completely illegitimate. I mean, Israeli Jews themselves don't want to be outnumbered in their homeland nowadays--which is why they reject any talk of a one-state solution and also reject the idea of accepting millions of non-Jewish immigrants to Israel.