Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My letter to The Guardian RE Israel rushes settlement growth after Unesco accepts Palestinians

New Jewish homes will be built in East Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements of Gush Etzion, pictured, and Ma’ale Adumim. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
RE: Israel rushes settlement growth after Unesco accepts Palestinians

Dear Editor,

Israel is rushing Jews-preferred settlement growth plus halting the transfer of tax revenues which it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority because Palestinians want to be members of a very civilized, dialogue centered, peace oriented cultural and educational organization.

I think it is obvious that Israel's intention at every turn has been to do what it can to enrage, radicalize and alienate Palestinians and Palestine supporters, in hopes of further disenfranchising and displacing the native non-Jewish population of the Holy Land.... By pretending to want peace and a two state solution to once and for all end the Israel/Palestine conflict, but consistently sabotaging Palestinian efforts to build a Palestinian state, Israel is buying time in hopes that hate mongers and religious extremists on both sides will make negotiations for a just and lasting peace either irrelevant or impossible.

A fully secular two state solution based on honoring and empowering The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the best way out of the crazy cruel fiasco that Israel has been seeking to create.

Anne Selden Annab

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