Thursday, October 27, 2011

My letter to CSM 10-27-2011 What are the Israeli-Palestinian peace talk preconditions?

RE: What are the Israeli-Palestinian peace talk preconditions?
posted online in the comment section

(Dear Editor)

This story about preconditions on Middle East peace was misleading- and misguided. Israel is the one aggressively usurping Palestinian land, demolishing Palestinian homes, uprooting Palestinian trees and pushing more and more Palestinians into forced exile and despair- and/or the arms of Islamists.

Furthermore Israel has been insisting that Palestinians formally and officially dub it "Jewish", so that Israel can more easily continue to ignore the Palestinian refugees very real right to return to original homes and lands as promised by the precedent set by refugee return and reparations after the Nazi Holocaust.

Peace must be based on full respect for international law and universal basic human rights- a fully secular two state solution to once and for all end the Israel/Palestine conflict is the best way forward for everyone's sake- regardless of supposed race or religion.

Anne Selden Annab
American homemaker & poet

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