In its lead editorial of Oct. 16, “Staying ahead of crises,” WJW gives examples of our leaders’ lack of foresight and vigilance. Here is another prime example:
For more than 20 years, three U.S. presidents and at least as many Israeli prime ministers have toiled in their “peace process” laboratory creating a Frankenstein – a monstrosity euphemistically called the “two-state solution.” In actuality, what have they wrought?
For one, they have created a despotic regime, the Palestinian Authority, which unabashedly fosters hatred and violence against Jews and seeks to delegitimize, degrade and destroy the Jewish state in stages. If that were not enough, they have enabled a terrorist organization, Hamas, to establish a radical Islamic state in Gaza. The “two-state solution” is clearly no solution at all!
The U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt will need to go back to the drawing board and fashion a just and peaceful solution, seriously taking account of Israel’s security concerns and its lawful claims to sovereignty within defensible borders, from the Jordan Valley to the Mediterranean Sea. Arabs now confined like cattle in UNRWA “refugee” camps will need to be given the opportunity to resettle with dignity in any number of Arab countries (UNRWA’s malfeasance is described in “Kerry urged to probe UNRWA,” WJW, Oct. 16).
Whatever is done to redress the immense damage inflicted over the past 20 years, one thing is certain: the two-headed PA/Hamas monster created in perverse pursuit of a “two-state solution” must be condemned, not condoned; defunded, not defended.
MARC L. CAROFF
President, Louis D. Brandeis Chapter
Zionist Organization of America