This is in response to the periodic spate of letters that The Bee prints, usually after an atrocity committed by Israel against the Palestinians somehow makes the news.
Those writers bemoan the on-going dire situation of poor little nuclear-armed (by us) Israel which is constantly under siege by the Palestinian hordes.
Here’s my solution to this decades-old conundrum:
• Israel should end its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied in June 1967 and dismantle the wall.
• It should recognize the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality.
• And, it should respect, protect and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties, which they were violently deprived of in 1948 by the Zionists, as stipulated in United Nations Resolution 174.
Israel’s illegal activities since 1967, especially, have rightly made it an international pariah, propped up by $3 billion a year from us and our arm-twisting at the U.N.
It’s only due to the whitewashing of the Israel’s horrific, genocidal onslaught in Palestine by our mainstream media and the war-profiteers’ purchase of our Congress, that keep public support of Israel so high here.
But, the times may be a-changin’.
As always: no justice, no peace.