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Palestine history

In November of 1947, the United Nations adopted a plan calling for the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. The Jews embraced the proposal; the Arabs rejected it. On May 15, 1948, the armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon attacked the new Jewish state of Israel, but the Jews fought off their attackers until a U.N.-arranged armistice ended the conflict. Thus, from the very beginning it has been the Arabs – not the Jews – that have prevented the creation of an Arab Palestinian state.

Wars erupted again in 1956, 1967 and 1973, and in every instance, Israel prevailed. The Arabs then concluded that Israel would never be defeated on a conventional battlefield and began to field a shadow terrorist army that could strike without bringing retribution to its sponsor states. Since 9/11, that tactic will no longer suffice.

The war in Iraq and Afghanistan is neither for oil nor humanitarian purposes. It is to bring the war against terror to the nations that have long sustained it.



Of course, the liberals will continue to reject this simple truth until the day comes that their loved ones are butchered by these cowards.

Randy Richey




Nevada City


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