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Getting the semantics wrong

Reader comment on item: Palestinian Statehood Is Acceptable ... Eventually

Submitted by Joy Moss-Rendell (Israel), May 21, 2017 at 07:48

Here above you speak of the Muslim World losing their anti Zionistic attitude. Firstly they may lose it due to need. With ISIS on their doorstep they need a strong Israel around as well as an interested America. As we already see there is coordinated military action with Israel, America, Jordan on the Syrian Iraqi Jordanian border. The effect of the other Arab countries on the Pal's future is neither of importance to them or effective on the Pal's despotic rulers one way or another. Thus I too find it unfounded this argument of their change of heart depending on Pal statehood.

In reference:
" But, as his article title suggests, Sherman takes issue with my view that "when Palestinians do finally give up the fight against Israel, their centrality to the conflict will enfeeble anti-Zionism from Morocco to Indonesia. ... A Palestinian defeat marks the beginning of the end of the wider Arab and Muslim war on Israel."
He dismisses as "unfounded" the argument that Arab and Muslim enmity towards Israel centers "on the issue of self-determination for the Palestinian-Arabs." He offers four arguments:"

Since the Pal refugees have existed, it was stated by Arabs themselves, that they are to be used as a tool against the legitimisation of Israel. UNRWA was created for that purpose to keep them with a constant refugee status. The Arab States in the meantime have their own regional problems and have lost interest in the Pal issue. Giving them another state on Israel's border would not change anything.

I suggest strongly that Dr. Martin Sherman's views be taken very seriously into consideration if there is to be any possible success in this caucus as a legitimate body fighting for Israel's rights.


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