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Reader comment on item: Why Oslo's Hopes Turned to Dust

Submitted by Thomas Sheehan (United States), Sep 10, 2003 at 21:03

There is only one sort of sacrifice Israel could make that would really bring peace to the Middle East, and that would be the sacrifice of foolish restraint. When Israel becomes as dedicated to the annihilation of the Palestinians and their supporters in the Arab world as those malignant populations are to the destruction of Israel, and when the Israelis have put so many Palestinians and supporters of Palestinians in body bags that they have no wish except for the carnage to stop, then there may finally be peace.

Please spare me any arguments that rest on the ridiculous notion that the Palestinians are mostly innocent, and desire peace. The population has been so badly poisoned by revisionist history textbooks and state-sponsored libel that it might be impossible to save it. The constant danger and incessant murders demand a response that will bring both to an end. Half-measures will never do it, nor will talking. Palestinian society, if either of those terms have any validity in describing the Arabs who are commonly referred to as Palestinians, is built upon a foundation of hatred of Jews and impatience for the death of Israel. If their society will not reform itself, it should be terminated with such brutality that a lesson is learned by whatever is left of the Arab world.

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