Friday, July 26, 2013

Dear Editor,

Some months ago Prime Minister Netanyahu provided Americans with a clear diagram of the need for 'red lines' regarding Iran's nuclear project and the danger that the world would face when that country’s goal is reached.

Should not Israel have 'red lines regarding how many times this country will release terrorists as a useless 'confidence building' measure? We know in advance that this will result in more innocent victims and bereaved families added to the already long list.

Should we not as well have those same 'red lines' regarding how many times this country will allow parts of her legal territory to be cut off? It began with the removal of seventy-seven percent of the original promise of the Jewish homeland (1920) to create Jordan on what was then known as 'eastern Palestine' -for Arabs only. The remaining twenty-three percent was to be the Jewish homeland -unanimously affirmed by all fifty-one members of the League of Nations. (1922).

Then, in 1947, the U.N. partitioned that twenty-three percent again in a useless effort to appease those who even today refuse to accept a Jewish state.  The charade of a  continuing ‘peace process’  is only meant to deprive Israel of even more of Israel’s historical and legal place among the nations.

It is time for the world to understand that Israel’s ‘red lines’ are not fluid and negotiable.  We look to Prime Minister Netanyahu to state this with the same clarity that emphasis that characterized his speech in the U.S.

Chana Givon

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