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Letter from Richard Sherman: Ignoring 75 Years of Palestinian Arab Rejectionism

The anti Israel screed of David N. Myers and Daniel Sokatch of the misnomered "New Israel Fund" ignores 75 years of Palestinian Arab rejection of a two state solution regardless of whether liberals or conservatives were the majority party in Israel. (""Palestinians in Israel Have New Cause To Fear")

On November 30, 1947 the Arabs of Mandatory Palestine rejected an independent state of Palestine when it was offered on that proverbial silver platter by the United Nations General Assembly. Their leader, Nazi war criminal the Grand Mufti Amin al- Husseini, when he rejected “Palestine” simultaneously commanded the Arabs to “Murder the Jews. Murder all of them.” Since then the Arabs have — to use the Grand Mufti’s terminology — murdered over 27,000 Jews.

In May 1948 five Arab armies launched a massive genocidal war of annihilation against the tiny nascent state of Israel.

The Arabs have also proceeded to expressly reject an independent state, under any name, in 1948, 1967, 1994, 2000, 2008, 2019 and 2020.

Why is it so difficult to understand that the issue here is purely existential? Read the Grand Mufti's above mentioned words. As the mentor of Palestinian Authority President of Mahmoud Abbas he does not talk about land or borders. He only talks about the genocide of the Jewish people.

Secretary Blinken should focus on Prime Minister Netanyahu's recent words: "How do you expect us(Israel) to negotiate peace with someone( the Palestinian Authority) united with a movement( Hamas representing the Muslim Brotherhood) openly committed to our destruction?" ("Bibi, My Story", Benjamin Netanyahu, 2022, page 462).

Richard Sherman


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