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[The Gaza Withdrawal:] A Democracy Killing Itself

Reader comment on item: [Israel's Gaza Withdrawal:] A Democracy Killing Itself

Submitted by Carlito Galdós (United States), Aug 15, 2005 at 12:29

Dear Sir:
I agree with you on so many points.
I have a problem with the demographics of an ever-growing "voting" arab population within Israel.

For Israel to remain a Jewish state it can not be outvoted by Arabs.

Perhaps this was the reason Sharon chose to abandon his promises.

Personally, it is a troubling and hurtful decision to pull out the "brightest and best" from Gaza who were sent there over the years by various administrations.

I am, of course seriously concerned about Al Qaeda moving into Gaza.

But, as Ayalon suggested, this is an opportunity for the Abbas government to show that Israel has a competent "partner."

He hinted that Israel would not move if hostilities errupted from Gaza.

I don't understand, and I wish that you would explain it to me, is why the other MUSLIM countries would not absorb these so-called Palestinians? Why does Israel have to give up more and more?

I welcome your response.

Keep up your fine work.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

You wonder if the Gaza withdrawal is related to the size of the Arab voting population in Israel; no, not at all. There is no connection between these issues.


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