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Why a Unilateral Declaration of Palestinian Statehood is a Bad Idea

If the consequences weren't so serious, it might just be funny.

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Visitor Comments: 116

(94) Mike, November 28, 2012 9:05 PM

Only one outcome.

It does not matter if we sign your petition to the UN or not. They do not care what the average US citizen thinks. It may make you feel better, but it is a waste of time. Sooner or later Israel will have to fight another war-Palestinian state or no Palestinian state. Sooner or later young Israeli solders will have to risk their lives to recapture the ground that their fathers captured in the previous war. Land that was foolishly given back by the government. If a unilateral Palestinian state is declared there will be war. If not, Iran will not stop arming Hamas until full fledged war breaks out. The results will be the same and we Jews had better face this reality and prepare.

Dafna, December 1, 2012 1:10 AM

No "palestinian" state

I agree with you but I don't think you went far enough. There are NO "palestinian" leaders who are "moderates." There are no Arab "peace partners" and that includes Jordan and Egypt. The "two-state solution" is a fantasy because ANY recognized country called Palestine will have as its aim the destruction of Israel. The "refugees" are the problem of the Arab countries, not Israel. Jerusalem is not up for discussion; all of Jerusalem must remain in Israel. So, I agree that the petition will not work because Israel can not make peace with terrorists and that is what the "palestinians" are...all of them.

Debby Zohar, April 7, 2018 8:43 PM


When will us Jews understand that this really isn't a war over land or it would have been solved long ago. It is a religious war. Their religion can never truly accept us as a sovereign Jewish country.
The "peace" we have with Egypt and Jordan is really a temporary truce as long as we remain stronger than them.

(93) Anonymous, November 28, 2012 12:27 PM


(92) Paul Cohen, November 27, 2012 8:19 PM

"Successful Egyptian Peace Treaty"?

Is this video simply outdated, or hasn't anyone there been watching what's happened in Egypt with Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood taking over? The only peace treaties Muslim's make are ones that serve their ultimate aim of subjugation and domination, which it's no secret is their goal for Israel. Forget the "two state" dream of delusion. There is only one state of Israel to the west of the Jordan River.

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