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Letters to the Editor

Israel warning

November 19, 2010

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To the editor:

I commend the Journal-World for its recent publication of Trudy Rubin’s hard warning against Israel’s disastrous theft of Palestinian land for “settlements.”

As she rightly says, the Netanyahu government’s promotion of the settlements acts in contempt of long-standing U.S. policy aiming at a two-state solution to this wretched conflict. It also inflames hostility to the U.S. and Israel all over the Islamic world, endangering our troops, who include several of my young relatives.

It’s time for Kansas member of the U.S. House and Senate to imitate Ms. Rubin and speak the truth about this conflict. She has. Will they?

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 5 months ago

There's something that we here in the United States don't seem to be aware of at a basic level. That's how terribly small Israel and the territories are.

Israel is about the size of New Jersey. The Gaza Strip is about the size of Seattle. Just to put it in perspective, ya know.

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Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 5 months ago

Actually, seems to me that in the vast panarama of history, most religious conflicts seem to solve themselves eventually.

The problem is, eventually is just so damn slow!

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Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 5 months ago

The story is, a majority of Israelis and Palestinians want a two state solution. The tragedy is, the majority also believes that it is not actually possible.

It's my opinion that since Arabs are allowed to be citizens of Israel (they are now 20% of the population), Jews should also be allowed to be citizens of Palestine. I'm afraid that isn't going to happen, though.

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jafs 3 years, 5 months ago

Both sides are at fault here.

Extremists on both sides of the conflict have historically undermined attempts to create lasting peace and a somewhat just outcome.

Moderates on both sides desire such an outcome.

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TopJayhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

Yet everytime Isreal makes concessions, the Arab world and their lap dogs the Palastinians see this as weakness, and they use the advantage to attack.
This goes all the way back to Yassir Arafat.

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CorkyHundley 3 years, 5 months ago

Hitler couldn't have said it better.

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