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Reader comment on item: Does Israel Need a [Peace] Plan?

Submitted by Glenn Klotz (United States), Feb 2, 2003 at 13:38

It's a mistake to try to separate the so-called Palestinians from other Arabs and Muslims. The truth is even the so called Palestinian Arabs didn't see themselves as a separate national entity until Arafat formed the PLO in the 60's. An Arab is in the end an Arab and defeating the PLO and Hamas isn't going to stop the hatred or the war as long as the other 300 million Arabs and 1.2 Billion Muslims think that Israel is by rights Muslim/Arab land forever. The only way Israel will survive or perish over the long term is make it starkly clear that Israel can and will destroy any Arab/Muslim nation that attacks it with weapons of mass destruction. The only reason today the Arab armies don't attack Israel is that they know Israel possesses the capability to destroy them. So instead these nations have switched to an "Algerian" solution (terror) to try to break the "spirit and will" of the Israelis and the Jewish people. They will fail since no people on earth have had to survive terror and prejudice as long as Jews have.
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