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I find it hard to believe you are Israeli - all of your hostility is directed at Israel

Reader comment on item: My Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations
in response to reader comment: Rot or Prosper continued

Submitted by Linda Moore (United States), Mar 1, 2007 at 17:44

I find it hard to believe you are Israeli - all of your hostility is directed at Israel.

You state: "hamas was elected because the Palestinians were tired of corrupt government by Fatah, and because of their track record... many people who voted for Hamas. All of them felt that they were the lesser of two evils and would present a stong front in negotiations."

This is the reasoning that brought Hitler into power. Hamas has the same agenda.

You state: "The elimination of the hope for peace has come from Israel's refusal to seriously negotiate for years before Hamas was elected."

What hooey! What about the fiasco with Arafat? Instead, he launches the Intifada. And now, Israel is willing to negotiate with Hamas, provided it fully and publicly accepts Israel's right to exist. Hamas' response? There is no Israel!

You state: "Why will there be more bloodshed? Because Israel continues to expand settlements on land that is not part of the State, surrounds Palestinian towns with fences and walls, restricts there movements between their towns, and has crushed their economy,"

With the completion of the Wall, there will be little bloodshed, and their towns will not be surrounded.

You state: "You advocated in your post that Israel should unilaterally retain all the colonies on the West Bank. That alone will guarrantee a continuation of the war."

No, I didn't. I said, "I believe that the best and easiest thing Israel can do is to establish it's own boundaries, through continued construction of the wall, to include all areas heavily populated by Israelis, and yes, incorporating some Arab-populated land, if such is deemed necessary to Israel's security. At that point, Israel should simply withdraw from whatever is left of the West Bank, and this, whether they like it or not, will be the Arab "Palestine"."

And I stand by that.

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