Why do Palestinians deserve statehood?


Once again violent Palestinians with Hamas are seen rioting against Israeli ‘’occupiers” of their land. This time it’s because Israel declared “Jerusalem is our capital” – after losing it for about 3,000 years. (Jews were a timid minority of people then.)

History tells us: in the settlement after WWI, England gave Ottoman empire Arabs the land of Palestine – just 100 years ago. Then, in 1948, the U.N. partitioned part of Palestine for a Jewish homeland as compensation for the Holocaust.

In the past 70 years, Israel has created a very productive Democratic country, even turning desert sand into green farmland. What has Palestine accomplished in 70 years? Teaching children to hate Jews, digging tunnels to kill them, rewarding families of suicide bombers.

How can anyone think they deserve statehood? The answer is one state for Israel in Palestine.

Here’s how it could be done: The U.N. supports the Palestinians. Somehow they must convince violent anti-Israeli Palestinians to emigrate to various Arab nations (there’s about 20). Without any Jews there, resettled Palestinians should be able to learn to live a prosperous and peaceful life.

Leon Sloane

Boynton Beach, Fla.