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All will be like it was before 1967? Great!

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in response to reader comment: send back israel to its orginal boundaries prior to 1967

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Feb 23, 2010 at 13:04

Hi Syed,

Always a pleasure to hear from a man who chooses to live in the world's largest democracy.

To get rid of terrorism united nation must send israel to the border prior to 1967

I'm sure that will work swimmingly, Syed. But I'm just a bit puzzled, maybe you can explain to me, if the problem is the occupation of the West Bank, then what was the problem that made multiple Arab countries attack Israel in 1948, again in 1956 and again in 1967? Israel was inside its 1967 borders back then. Why did Arab leaders routinely bluster about "pushing the Jews into the sea" back when Israel stayed within its 1967 borders? Please explain that to me, Syed.

Also, I'm puzzled about a few other little things, I need a historian/scholar like you to explain to me:

Why is it, when the West Bank was part of Jordan, I never heard anything about Jordan occupying Palestinian lands?

Why it it, when Gaza was part of Egypt, I never heard anything about Egypt occupying Palestinian lands?

Why, when Israel pulled out of Gaza, back to its 1967 border, ending its occupation, did the Palestinians of Gaza then rain missiles down on Israeli homes, schools, streets and hospitals?

What other countries that conquered a small amount of territory in a war in which they attacked, do you think should give that territory back to their attackers? Please list them.

I look forward to hearing from you, Syed. Thank you for enlightening me. Been to Iran lately? Been to Iran ever?

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