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Response to Carolina (Reply #50)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:26 AM

67. Israel is geographically encircled by hostile nations and

nations that could at an instant become hostile. That situation forces Israel to be vigilant to the slightest provocative act or challenge by a neighbor.

The rocks and missiles that the Palestinians throw across the border might simply give rise to diplomatic complaints were it not for Israel's extremely dangerous strategic situation.

Those who support the Palestinian unwillingness to agree to safe borders for Israel are actually encouraging the conflict and the killing.

Both parties need to negotiate peace in good faith. The US can insure that Israel will negotiate in good faith. But who will insure that Palestine does the same?

The right of return is merely an excuse to avoid good faith negotiations. It is absurd to think that Palestinians could return to properties located with Israel. Demanding the right of return is tantamount to demanding the right to destroy Israel entirely. The Israeli people have to defend their borders from Palestinians' rocks and other aggression including bombs and missiles. Obviously, Israel would not be secure if Palestinian loyalists, angry and aggressive were permitted to live within Israel.

So, the Palestinians are the ones who hold the power to change the situation, not the Israelis. In addition to the historical reasons for supporting a place that is safe for Jewish people who have been persecuted wherever they have lived for centuries, that is why I support the Israelis.

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