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Perilous for Israel

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

Much has been said about a two-state solution to the Arab-Israel conflict. It is my opinion that the two-state solution would be a dangerous act for Israel. Peace will not be achieved by granting sovereignty to the Palestinians because this is not the Arab goal. The Arabs' goal is to end the Jewish state of Israel.

At Camp David in 2000, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered the Palestinians virtually everything they claimed to be seeking: a state with its capital in Jerusalem plus 97 percent of the West Bank plus the Gaza Strip. He offered billions of dollars in "compensation" for the plight of Palestinian refugees. Yasser Arafat refused the offer and launched the bloodiest wave of terrorism in Israel's history.

To this day, the charters of Hamas and Fatah, the two main Palestinian factors, call for the liquidation of Israel. The whole world may want peace and a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians want something different. They want the destruction of Israel. Until that changes, there is no possibility of a two-state solution to the problem.

 

RICHARD MOTTSMAN
Mt. Lebanon

 

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