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No state without PROVEN AND ESTABLISHED peaceful coexistence

Reader comment on item: The Motives Behind Palestinian Leader's Effort to Gain Statehood at U.N.
in response to reader comment: I am not Palestinian

Submitted by Melvin A. Fechter (United States), Jun 12, 2013 at 02:39

Well, Abdul, Palestinian or Omani, Oman is, of course, an Arab state, and therein lies your sentiment for the Palestinians. It cannot be, however, that you are not aware of Hamas, Ismael Haniyeh, Khalel Mashaal, much more, the vow of the Palestinians, indeed of the Arab World, for the destruction of the State of Israel! These conditions of "No! No! No!" - No recognition, no peace, no negotiation - indeed show little. yes, a little but very little, sign of abatement for the 65 years of Israel's existence. You are pulling my leg, right? You do not seriously think Israel can or will allow a Sovereign State of Palestine to come into existence today, do you, with control over its skies and land routes, and access to the Mediterranean, and unfettered right and power to bring in arms and munitions - right? You're kidding, no?

Do you seriously think Netanyahu or the Israelis generally are idiots? Don't worry your little head over Israel's "quandary." Unlike Arab states, it guaranteed freedom of religion in 1948 under its Proclamation of Independence, and today it has well over one million (relatively) loyal Arab Moslems as CITIZENS of Israel. You talk with a poker face of the "justifiable aspirations of the Palestinians" for a sovereign state. Are the "aspirations for a sovereign state" of those who rain down rockets on Israel from the Gaza Strip "justifiable aspirations"? It's not in the cards, friend, not today, nor any early tomorrow. If they can renounce their vow of Israel's destruction and truly live in peace for, say, 100 years, I'll give it another thought - but until that day arrives, after 100 years of solid peace, forget about it.


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