Thursday, May 03, 2007


Seems I composed this, sent it off to the NYTimes but when it wasn't published (surprise, surprise), I forgot to put it up.

Background here and here.

So, here it is, another spurned and rejected Letter to the Editor:-

Ethan Bronner, reviewing Sari Nusseibeh's memoir, asserts that the author "has always publicly spurned all forms of violence" but notes that after 1987, he "carried cash in bags to and from the exiled leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization" ("After Years in Middle East Politics, One Palestinian Still Finds Hope", March 29). But one cannot be non-violent and yet fund a terrorist organization.

Even after signing the 1993 Oslo Accords which were predicated on a cessation of terror, the PLO, headed by Yassir Arafat, continued to engage in terror, a terror it began in 1964, when it was founded, three years before the Six Days War when the territory that was to be "liberated Palestine" was solely Israel.

It is this duality of duplicity that continues to serve ill the Arabs residing between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River and a major reason they do not deserve a state anywhere in that area.

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