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Will A Palestinian State lead to Peace in the Mideast?

Reader comment on item: In the MidEast, Bush Dared to Be Different

Submitted by Rabbi Kalil S. Rosenbergt (Israel), Oct 25, 2004 at 14:01

Dear Daniel Pipes:

I disagree with your conclusions concerning the Palestinian Israeli conflict. President Bush erred by stating that the solution for the conflict is the establishment of a Palestinian state. A Palestinian state will be a terrorist state.

As Prime Minister Ariel Sharon errs with claiming that his plan for a unilateral disengagement from Gaza will improve the status of Israel security and keep the other territories on the West Bank, so does President Bush err in his belief that if he ignores Yasser Arafat, he will disappear and another leader will be able to negotiate a peaceful solution.

The Palestinian Authority is only interested in destroying Israel in any way possible. by Salami tactics or by war. Their demad for the return of Arab refugees to Israel proper will only be used to destroy Israel.

In fact under International Law, the land of Israel and Palestine belong legally to the Jewish People. These rights were recognized when the highest representatives of the Great Powers met in Paris and the San Remo Peace Conferences in 1919 and 1920. Under the decision of these conferences the whole of Palestine on both sides o the Jordan was reserved exclusively for the Jewish people as the Jewish National Home. The Arabs were accorded national rights in Syria, Mesopotamia and Arabia, but not in Palestine.

The Palestine aspect of theglobal settlement was recofded in three basic documents that led to the founding of the modern state of Israel:

1. The San Remo Resolution of April 25, 1920/
2. The Balfour Decleration which was included in Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations confirmed on July 24,1922.
3. The Franco-British Covention of December 23, 1920, supplemented by the Anglo-American Covention of December 3, 1924 respecting the Mandate for Palestine.

The British Governmet with its two White Papers of June 3,1922 and May 17,1939 repudiated their the solemn obligation it undertook to develop Palestine gradually into an independent Jewish state.

The UN Partition Resolution of November 29,1947 illegally recommended the restriction Jewish legal rights to the entire country. Transfereing land belonging to the Jewish People to the PLO who represent a mythical Arabic speaking Gentile nation called "Palestine" who falsely pretend to hold the real tiltle of sovereignty over the country.

Despite all the subversive actions to smother and destroy Jewish legal rights and title of soverengnty to the entire Land of Israel, they still remain in full force by virtue of the Principle of Acquired Rights and the Doctrine of Estoppel that apply in all legal systems of the democratic world.

Unfortunately, I am afraid what Bush will do in the Second Term. I would prefer to try and see if Kerry will improve the situation despite your opinion.

Rabbi Kalil S. Rosenberg
an American Citizen living in
Kiryat Tivon, Israel

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