Letters to the Editor

Uninformed view

November 19, 2010


To the editor:

Next time Trudy Rubin writes about Israel, she needs to get information from valid sources, not the notoriously anti-Israel organization Peace Now. Too bad that she did not do more research; it would have prevented her from being merely a mouthpiece of this group. Israel is building much-needed new housing that will be available to any of its citizens — Jewish, Arab or Christian. How many Arab countries prevent anyone with an Israeli passport from even entering their country?

Why is Israel the bad guy for building new homes to accommodate its population, people who stay busy developing new technology and medical advances from which the entire world benefits? We are familiar with the city of Ariel, which she cites as a “settlement.” Ariel is a vibrant community of 20,000 and includes an additional 10,000 college students. To refer to it as a settlement is extremely misleading, and that, we believe, is her intention.

Finally, for Rubin to assert that dividing Jerusalem is an undisputed prerequisite to a two-state solution is just presumptuous. It indicates to us that she has no knowledge of the history of Jerusalem. She only seems to know what she has learned through Palestinian propaganda. Keeping Jerusalem whole as the capital of Israel ensures that all churches, mosques and synagogues are protected, preserved and open to religious observance for people of all faiths.


Richard Heckler 7 years, 5 months ago

Israel government leadership is not exactly non violent..... unfortunately. Of course that government like our own does not necessarily represent the majority of the population.

jafs 7 years, 5 months ago

Both sides are at fault here.

Extremists on both sides have undermined efforts to create a safe, just and lasting solution.

Moderates, if left to their own devices, would almost certainly have solved this by now, since they want peace and stability in the region.

Jimo 7 years, 5 months ago

Uh...Obama not vetted? ROFL Thanks - I don't always have time to keep up with the psychiatric reports on the fringe's ever-evolving lunacy.

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for Palin's first VP candidate news conference. Waiting .... waiting ... waiting. Living in the Fox bubble isn't "vetted" nor is turning Facebook into a private printing press. Good Lord, Sister Sarah can't even fake authenticity on a cable program designed to make her look authentic rather than a clueless, potty-mouthed hillbilly.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 5 months ago

Ariel was founded specifically for the purpose of turning occupied territories into Israeli territory, and this settlement, along with all others, is considered illegal under international law by everyone except Israel. The presence of a handful of non-Jewish students there doesn't change the facts-- it's an exercise in ethnic cleansing, pure and simple.

Tom Miller 7 years, 5 months ago

hmmm...unable to stay focused, huh, Jimo?

Tom Miller 7 years, 5 months ago

and where's the "head doctor" when ya need him?

mr_right_wing 7 years, 5 months ago

God made a promise very early to Abram (Gen 12:3) "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."

I think I'll stay on the 'bless' side, thank you.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 5 months ago

I've consulted the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and She tells me that Her noodly appendages have indicated that all people are Her chosen people, including Palestinians.

Abdu Omar 7 years, 5 months ago

Mr and Mrs Grant, if you think that Israel is building those houses for anyone who wants to occupy them, you have drank the bitter pill of falsehood. The Israelis are continuing their building because of their might they will not be agreeing to any plans of peace until they have what they want. They cannot reconcile that the land has already been in their hands for a ever. People who were once the Children of Israel are still his children but have embrased Islam and are called the people of Palestine. You refuse that, because it gives you the right to cleanse them and open the land for your pleasure. In the end you are killing your ancestors.

There was a scholar from KU who travelled and lived in Palestine and wrote volumes on the atrocities commited by the Isrealis against the Arabs. She died a few years ago but had passed on the brillant research from personal experience and research.

Let the Jews have Israel, but stop there. Let the Palestinians have the West Bank and Gaza and allow them free access to their own land. This is the deal, sign it and stop "building settlements for them". Your naivety makes me laugh.

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