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What about "Palestine"

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Submitted by Jean Martin (United States), Jun 19, 2002 at 18:36

I wonder if the Palestinian terrorists, those like Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic Jihad,
Arafat's Al Aqsa brigades, all those that seem to be dedicated to genocide against Israelis, fall into the same category as the radical Islamists? Or are they simply bent on genocide?

I was fearful about President Bush's announcement he had intended to make, about some sort of interim or provisional Palestinian State, but I'm not, any more - It is clear that neither side in the territories would accept it if he proposed it, and I doubt, after these last two days of bombing in Israel, that his proposal will be what he had originally intended.

Looking back, a long way, to the 1917 Balfour declaration and the 1919 conference on the Middle East, it is clear to me that the Israelis have the right to the whole of their ancestral homeland, and that this was what was intended at that time. It is even clear to me that the Arabs, after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, had accepted Israel's right to it's homeland. It is therefore clear to me that the radical Palestinians, those with a terrorist strategy, have come to reject those determinations, and that there is only one way to peace - a victory by Israel (and the free world) that is incontrovertible. That seems to be the only way the genocide squads can be stopped.

As Bill O'Reilly often says, "Am I wrong"?
Submitting....

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