- The Washington Times - Monday, September 14, 2009


Too bad Palestinians cannot build their own Tel Aviv (“Toronto film festival ignites anti-Israel boycott,” World, Sept. 5). If they did, they would be immeasurably better off, and we wouldn’t have to put up with their continual bleating, nor would Israelis have to live with the constant threat of being killed or maimed or seeing their country destroyed.

In order for that to happen, Palestinians would have to reject violence, recognize and accept Israel, and reject the religious fanatics and Islamofascists in their midst who do nothing but spout lies and propaganda, sow hatred and spread terror and war, holding everyone hostage to their lunatic and antiquated beliefs. The Palestinians’ failure to do any of these things is the true root of the conflict and the real cause of the plight in which they find themselves.

Call them anti-Semitic or not, but the misguided rants of “artists” like the one at the Toronto International Film Festival are disingenuous and actually make things worse for Palestinians, because they reinforce their feeling of victimhood and place no blame or onus on them for anything, least of all creating or solving their own problems.

A Palestinian Tel Aviv? Not if the dolts who signed “The Toronto Declaration” have anything to do with it.


Comox, British Columbia, Canada

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