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March 03, 2003

More Against A Palestinian State

Israel National News reports
The National Unity Coalition for Israel explains, in an article by Dr. Julian M. White of Los Angeles, why a Palestinian state must be opposed:
"Even if Israel could not draw upon the Biblical, historical, legal and moral arguments - which it [can] - to back up its claim, there still would remain a very strong [point], namely, the security factor. No nation need be required to compromise its security and virtually invite attack by its aggressor neighbors because of its vulnerability. A Palestinian state within Israel's present borders would render it at midpoint to a minuscule 9-mile width, subject its only international airport (Ben Gurion) to the possibility of shoulder-launched missiles (as recently occurred in Mombasa) and place its major cities within range of unfriendly fire. This vulnerability would contribute to regional instability, leading directly to expanded terrorism and war."

Fifty prominent Jewish and Christian leaders, as well as former U.S. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, former Secretary of Education William Bennett, and former Republican presidential candidates Gary Bauer and Alan Keyes recently signed a full-page ZOA newspaper advertisement headlined "President
Bush, creating a Palestinian Arab state means creating a new terrorist state."
The ad appeared recently in the Washington Times, the Weekly Standard, and Israeli and American Jewish newspapers, and will soon appear in the New York Times and elsewhere.