Sunday, August 20, 2006
Letter to San Diego Union Tribune
Ruth Livni fails to mention that Arab forces didn't enter Palestine in 1948 until 250,000 indigenous Palestinians had been ethnically cleansed by Zionist terrorist gangs, nor does she mention that no one in his right mind would agree to partition his homeland in order to oblige European and American immigrants, who owned only eight percent of the land. She's right about one thing though; Palestinians will resist Israel's institutionalized bigotry evidenced by its refusal to implement UN Resolution 194 which states that "refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date...." This is also stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 13, Section 2: "Everyone has the right to leave his country and return to his country." Israel is founded on ninety-two percent of land which political Zionists did not own in 1948. This is the personal property of Palestinian refugees, many of whom live within 100 kilometers of their homes. Israel must reverse its ethnic cleansing if it hopes for peace with its neighbors, whose rights are not relative to the rights of Jews from all over the world, who receive instant citizenship upon immigration to historic Palestine.