- The Washington Times - Friday, March 18, 2011

The Palestinian Authority should realize there is a price to be paid for the constant indoctrination of the Palestinian people with not only anti-Israel but also anti-Semitic propaganda, both by the Palestinian media and in schools (“Israel OKs settlement after fatal attack,” Geopolitics, Monday).

Even after the lifting of the building freeze in September 2010 by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there has been a de facto continuation of that measure by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who controls the issuance of building permits. This has been done out of deference to the Palestinian Authority, using a suspension in an effort to bring Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the negotiating table.

With the recent, brutal terrorist attack in which murderers stabbed to death two parents and three children, including a 3-month-old baby, the Palestinian Authority has demonstrated that it is not interested in a negotiated peace but only in an imposed peace.

The renewal of building in areas slated to remain Israeli is the price that the Palestinian Authority should pay for their support of terror.

NELSON MARANS

Silver Spring, Md.