- - Tuesday, February 11, 2020

For political reasons, Israel should not be setting out its boundaries alone (“US ambassador to Israel warns against West Bank annexation,” Web, Feb. 9). Nevermind that one cannot annex one’s own land, as all of Israel, including Judea, Samaria and Gaza, is Israel’s since the League of Nations declared it so.

However, the United Nations (aka the organization of Islamic cooperation) thinks its numerous anti-Israel resolutions carry legal weight. The United States, recognizing the League of Nations binding resolution, gave a nod to the U.N. and the Arabs, offering them a say in the possible creation of a new Arab state.

If the Arabs miss this opportunity, as they have every other offer in the past 70 years, there will never be a better time. If they continue to offer terrorism as diplomacy, Israel and the United States will carve out the borders without them — and it will not be as good as it would have been under the American plan (not to mention the billions of dollars in investments that could then fizzle out).


Deerfield Beach, Fla.

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