- The Washington Times - Friday, December 3, 2004

A Palestinian state?

Your article “U.S. groups sees opportunity in Arafat death” (World, Wednesday) quoted me in such a way as to give the erroneous impression that I might support the eventual creation of a Palestinian Arab state.

Not every group in the world deserves its own sovereign state. The Palestinian Arabs have demonstrated, through decades of massive terrorism and indoctrination of their children to hate and murder Jews, that they want a sovereign state for the purpose of advancing their goal of destroying Israel.

Moreover, they want to establish their state in the lands of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, which have been the heartland of the Jewish homeland since biblical times and belong, by historical, religious, and legal right, to the Jewish people.


The Arabs already have 22 sovereign states. They should not be given a 23rd, especially when it is clear that it would be a terrorist regime and a brutal dictatorship that would threaten America’s ally Israel and destabilize the entire region.

That’s the last thing the world needs.

MORTON A. KLEIN

National president

Zionist Organization of America

New York

Tell it like it is

As a soldier on the ground in Baghdad, I greatly appreciated Helle Dale’s column (“Biased coverage in Iraq,” Wednesday, Op-Ed). As sad as I am to say it, the media’s bias here is willful. I’m here at what used to be Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace, now the U.S. Embassy in the green zone.

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