Op-Ed: Readers Respond to Ron Lauder II: No PA State- Why Not?
Arutz Sheva ReadersResponses to issues about which Arutz Sheva has asked readers to express their opinions.
Ivan M. Lang, The Committee for Truth and Justice, Glendale, WI USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) responds to Ron Lauder:
Dear Mr. Lauder,
Although I did not see it, apparently you paid for an ad supporting the establishment of an Arab Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria and that you think that this will bring peace between Israel and Arabs.
My question is what do you base this on? I have seen no evidence over the past 75 years that the Arabs want a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria. Where did you get this foolish idea from?
The Arabs were offerred a state on 75% of Palestine Mandated Territory (minus Transjordon) in 1936. The Jews accepted this two-state solution, but the Arabs rejected it even though it included all of Judea and Samaria.
The Arabs were offerred a state on more than 50% of the Palestine Mandated Territory (minus Transjordon) in 1948. The Jews accepted this two-state solution, but the Arabs rejected it even though it inlcuded all of Judea and Samaria.
The Arabs formed the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964 and the charter of the PLO specifically said that they do not want Judea or Samaria for a state. Article 24 of the PLO Charter of 1964 writes "(The PLO) does not exercise any regional sovereignty over the West Bank ..."
The Arabs were offerred a state by Israel in 2000. The Arabs rejected this two-state solution even though it included almost all of Judea and Samaria.
So again, please let me know how you conclude that the Arabs want a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria when they rejected it three times and explicitly wrote in the founding document that they did not want this land for a state?
So if the Arabs do not want a state in Judea and Samaria, what do they want? The Arabs answered this very clearly also. In 1967, after Israel won the 6 Day war and occupied Judea and Samaria, the PLO removed article 24 from their charter. So the Arabs did not want Judea and Samaria until the Jews obtained it. Therefore, this change clearly expressed what the Arabs truly want. The Arabs want whatever the Jews have.
So if the Arabs want whatever the Jews have, how can anyone conclude that giving the Arabs a state in Judea and Samaria will ever bring peace when the Jews will still have the remainder of the Palestine Mandated Territory minus Transjordon?
Finally, given the facts listed above, how can a Jew support giving Arabs the means to fulfill their true desire, which is the destruction of the state of Israel?
Letter from Danny Englard, a Concerned Schoolchild aged 13, London
Dear Honoured Sir
I am writing to you concerning your distressing stance concerning the Israel-Palestinian conflict whereby you are a supporter of the invented people the Palestinians who signed up to the Oslo agreements under which " they must negotiate without pre conditions " so why on earth would Israel negotiate with the Palestinians when they ask for preposterous pre conditions like a " settlement freeze" and the release of hundreds of terrorists.
Now if you were living in New York and a man blew up a bus killing many would you let then him be released... NO !!!!!!!!!!! a hundred times NO!!!!!!! so if you are such a supporter of Zionism then why do you side up with the Palestinians when in fact Israel would be more than happy to negotiate, I don't understand you, you are completely ridiculous.
In addition you know , that any land concession or agreement with the Palestinians will only result in more violence as happened with the Gush Katif evacuation which only resulted in more violence and killings; in fact you were one of the main backers of the plan which failed so please see reason and understand the deep implications of this conflict.
P.S Hoping for response
Roberta Dzubos responds to Ron Lauder:
Hizbullah and Hamas make clear the Arab/Islamic total rejection of Israel and all Jews. “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.’ (Imam Hassan al-Banna- quoted in the Hamas Covenant).
When it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck : it’s a duck. How odd that anyone would think that he is looking at a dove.
Ruben Margoles responds to Ron Lauder:
I am totally against a Palestinian state. It will not work.If you listen to their own media you will see that they are not reconciled to being given Judea and Samaria but want the rest as well, plus theyteach that we are not part of the area known as Israel, even though we have been part of it for over three thousand years.