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Hilary Clinton on Israel and Palestine

By David Rubin
7/17/2014, 6:07 PM

I've just read an A7 news item entitled, "Hillary Sides with Israel vs. Jon Stewart" and watched the entire video of the actual interview. While it's true that she didn't go for blaming Israel for a "humanitarian crisis" in Gaza, she didn't exactly "side" with Israel, although I wish that she had.

What I heard in that extensive interview are the same old tired beliefs that the "land for peace" formula can work, which would mean that Israel has to surrender most of its biblical heartland to several armed bands of Islamic terrorists. We see what such a formula has brought us in Gaza. It doesn't matter whether we call it The Road to Peace or The Two State Solution, this approach has always failed and will continue to fail because it raises unrealistic and very unjustified expectations on the part of the Arabs by ignoring some basic facts:

1. The historic Land of Israel (even if you use the old Roman-coined name, Palestina or Palestine) is the G-d given inheritance of the Jewish people.

2. The Land of Israel was the sovereign homeland of the nation of Israel until we were exiled from the land, with the height of our full sovereignty reached during the kingdoms of King David and King Solomon.

3. Most of the Arabs currently living in the Land of Israel moved here after the Jews started returning home in large numbers in the early twentieth century and creating an economy in the Land of Israel, thus providing work that attracted Arabs from throughout the region.

4. There was never an Arab nor a Muslim country called Palestine in the Land of Israel, nor anywhere for that matter.

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If Hilary doubts #4, she should answer the following questions:

1. What was the national anthem of that country called Palestine?

2. Who was the first elected or non-elected leader of that country?

3. What was the monetary currency of that country?

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Undoubtedly, this woman who aspires to be the next president of the United States can't answer the above questions, because there never was such a country. If she and her colleagues like Obama, Kerry, and husband Bill would admit that there is no historical justification for creating such a nation-state, on what basis would they create it? Would it be on the basis of the "Palestinian people's" autonomous areas having the most terrorists per square meter or would it be based on their creating a terrorist unity government? Or perhaps it would be on the basis of the "Palestinian people" having the dubious honor of intentionally killing and wounding the most Jewish civilians since the Holocaust?

I would humbly suggest that Ms. Clinton do some reading before aiming to become the American commander-in chief and leader of the free world. I'd be happy to offer my services in furthering that sorely-needed educational process.