Monday, November 20, 2006

Klein K'nocks

Mort Klein, National President of the Zionist Organization of America, has a letter in today's NYTimes:-

In “In New Middle East, Tests for an Old Friendship” (“Anatomy of an Alliance” series, front page, Nov. 13), you say Prof. John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago urges more American pressure on Israel to solve the Palestinian question.

But Israel has already given up much of the disputed West Bank and all of Gaza, has released numerous Palestinian Arab prisoners and promised more to come, while getting in return a Hamas regime, terrorism, murder and promotion of hatred against Israel in their media, school books and sermons.

How much more should Israel give before the Palestinian Arabs show even a scintilla of interest in living in peace with Israel?

He could have added that Israel has been yielding territory ever since 1922 (when TransJordan was created for that Saudi Arabian refugee), 1937 when the Zionist Organization agreed in principle to the first Partition Plan, acceded in 1947 to the UN Partition Plan, gave back Sinai to Egypt in 1957, etc., etc.

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