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An unlikely negotiation

Reader comment on item: My Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

Submitted by Melvyn Rosenstein (United States), Feb 25, 2007 at 15:29

It should be obvious to any realistic observer that the position of the "Palestinians" and their representitives has hardened with each negotiation and concession made by Israel. They speak of the occupied territory while we in the U.S.A. think of it as the West Bank and Gaza they, the Palestinians, think of it as all of Israel.

Let us look at reality. The Palestinians are in total control of Gaza since the Isralei unilateral withdrawal. It, Gaza, is now in chaos with the Philadelphia corridor wide open to the massive armament of the factions in Gaza. The rockets continue to rain on the nearby civilian poulation in Israel while Israel stands by with restraint. Would the U.S. accept such behavior from a bordering Country?

With the Mecca accords Abbas has accepted a subservient position. This leaves Hamas as the driving force of the Palestinians with their vow to destroy Israel. Why can we not accept what they say and how they act as their true belief? The hatred of all "Infidels" and their desire to subjugate them is clear. There is no action or representation, by them that belies this FACT!

It should be obvious to any objective observer that unless and until the Palestinians and all the surrounding Muslim Countries accept the presence and legitimacy of Israel, no negotiations can serve as anything but to weaken Israel, our needed ally in the turbulent MIddle East.

If Israel falls to these forces, Europe is next. Can we be far behind? Our realizing this fact is crucial to any policy adopted by our Country. This is the aim of those forces in that area, not just the Palestinians. That is the symbolic battle to test us. Let us not fail.

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