Mr. Silverstein, who do you propose will make this peace with Israel that you talk about (“The Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not occupy,” Feb. 11)? The two-state solution was first proposed back in 1937, again in 1948, at Camp David, at Oslo, and continues to be on the table in every meeting Israel has with the West and with the Palestinians. Only one problem: the Palestinians don’t want it. They have said that their goal is to push Israel into the sea. Don’t you believe them? I do. I believe when they say they want to destroy Israel and to kill all of the Jews worldwide. It’s in the Hamas Charter. Don’t you respect what they say? Why would Israel move back to the pre-1967 borders, with a nine-mile strip of land separating their eastern border and the sea. With just a little shove they could be pushed into the sea. Look at Arab maps of the region, and the speeches of their leaders. Israel doesn’t exist.
Two-state solution? Would they be integrated states? No, the Palestinians want all Jews out of their lands. Talk about Apartheid! No, they don’t want to live with Jews. Unless, of course they can live in Israel, take over our holiest site, the Temple Mount, take our capital city, and cry that they don’t have equal rights.
Oh no, only Israel has to be an integrated state. None of the other Arab nations, especially not the future Palestine, need to be integrated. Jews out, just like the 800,000 Jews kicked out of Arab lands in 1949. Only Israel has to have the bill of rights? What’s wrong with any Arab nation having a bill of rights, having freedoms for their own people before you demand that Israel give them freedoms they never intend for a Jew in their lands. Get a grip. I’m tired of Israel being held to an unreasonable standard for people who want to destroy them and all of us as well.