Thursday, September 20, 2012

Romney on the Palestinians

So, what's to be with the Palestinians?  Has everyone given up hope for a two state solution in view of the Pal's refusal to sit down and negotiate with Israel?

From the New York Sun's editorial page:
A better strategy, we suggested, would be to “pursue — or at least explore — a three-state solution.” The idea we sketched would be that “at least parts of Gaza are turned over to Egypt” and the Palestinian Arab areas of the West Bank that are not necessary for Israel’s security or part of its religious patrimony could be turned over to Jordan. Both Jordan and Egypt, we noted, at least have peace treaties with Israel.

I agree with those who say the Palestinians are not interested in having a state of their own. They subscribe to the PLO belief that if they wait enough, Israel will implode with the forced absorption of the West Bank Arab population. It's not going to happen.

Read the full editorial here: Romney on the Palestinians

Well, that's what I have to say.

Stephen M. Flatow

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