[The Gaza Withdrawal:] A Democracy Killing Itself
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Submitted by Carlito Galdós (United States), Aug 15, 2005 at 12:29Dear Sir:
I agree with you on so many points.
I have a problem with the demographics of an ever-growing "voting" arab population within Israel.
For Israel to remain a Jewish state it can not be outvoted by Arabs.
Perhaps this was the reason Sharon chose to abandon his promises.
Personally, it is a troubling and hurtful decision to pull out the "brightest and best" from Gaza who were sent there over the years by various administrations.
I am, of course seriously concerned about Al Qaeda moving into Gaza.
But, as Ayalon suggested, this is an opportunity for the Abbas government to show that Israel has a competent "partner."
He hinted that Israel would not move if hostilities errupted from Gaza.
I don't understand, and I wish that you would explain it to me, is why the other MUSLIM countries would not absorb these so-called Palestinians? Why does Israel have to give up more and more?
I welcome your response.
Keep up your fine work.
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Daniel Pipes replies:You wonder if the Gaza withdrawal is related to the size of the Arab voting population in Israel; no, not at all. There is no connection between these issues.
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