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No balance in U.S. Palestinian policy

Don Beck Ledyard

Publication: The Day

Published 06/01/2012 12:00 AM
Updated 05/31/2012 05:40 PM

The author of the May 17 letter, "Consistency needed in human rights policy," had it right. Our current administration, and many before it, are not interested in a balanced approached to the Palestinian-Israeli two-state solution or human rights.
From the very beginning in 1948, and before then, the creation of Israel was intended to be a Jewish State. Prime Minister Ben-Gurion told the World Jewish Congress in 1956, "If I was an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. Sure God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, it's true, but 2,000 years ago, and what is that to them? There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that?"
The Palestinians don't accept that, and Israel with U.S. aid and support are working toward that end - the creation of a Jewish State; not a two-state solution. The hypocrites are in Washington, D.C., not in Jerusalem.

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