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Reader comment on item: "A Shot at Peace": Can the U.S. Enforce the "Road Map"

Submitted by Alan M. Kohn (United States), Jul 8, 2003 at 21:23

The Palestinians and their allies must be made aware that the Road Map is their last chance to make peace with Israel and achieve a Palestinian State. After more than 50 years of opposition to the existence of the State of Israel, the time has run out for fruitless negotiations with a people who have made it clear that they would rather die in combat than allow a non-Islamic State to continue to exist on what was at one time (and therefore, forever) part of the Islamic Empire. If terrorist attacks continue against Israeli targets, whether inside of the "green line" or outside of it, then Israel will be forced to fight back with full military power to sweep an intractable enemy out of the neighborhood, no matter what the United Nations, the United States or any other country says or does.

A nation's first duty is to protect its citizens and to insure its sovereignty. If the Palestinians and their Arab and Islamic allies insist that the only permissible relationship with Israel is kill or be killed, why then they must be killed. The Talmud says that when someone comes to kill you, rise up early in the morning and kill him first. I fear that it is already late in the afternoon. It is better for Israel to achieve the final victory that is being forced upon the Jewish nation, than to commit suicide and receive a fine funeral from a belatedly sympathetic world. The world has been trying to kill the Jews for more than 4,000 years, since Abraham was thrown into a furnace. ...
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