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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: 115

(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.

(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Is this video simply outdated, or hasn't anyone there been watching what's happened in Egypt with Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood taking over?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.

(91) Frank Adam, November 27, 2012 5:18 PM

Remember your school history!!!

The US unilaterally declared its independence and then fought and talked - about the Canadian border till after the 1812 war. Distinguish between the declaration of a Pal state and the conduct of itself and its non -state actors. If the Pals did get their declaration then withthe package they are saddled with state responsibility to deal with their neighbours and to deliver their population in any deal about borders or trade and social intercourse - connubium et commercium in the formula of Roman foreign policy - and nobody denies they were experts in law and war. If the total incompetents who run Palestine Arab policy have a state it of itself does not make peace, and does not make the borders they want, if they do not have the signatures of their neighbours. Just look at Germany, Poland and France in WW II. All three existed but the borders changed twice with France and three times with Poland. Further if the Pal Arabs claim a state and a war then Israel is entitled to clobber them for warlike misbehaviour and it is the responsibility of the Pal State to steward its population through that strife - not an obligation of Israel to feed them and wipe their backsides. One reason for the prolongation of the Arab War on Israel's independence is that the Arabs have not as yet had to take the full consequences of their belligerence. A Pal State declaring and waging war is in sin as a state and as such will be in Mr Bush's phrase, "In deep doodoo."

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