- - Monday, May 17, 2021

The implication that Israel was established from undisputed Arab land by rapacious Westerners — an inference metastasizing within the “woke” world and especially loudly within specific Democratic Party precincts — is historically incorrect. Israel was established 73 years ago following a partition plan for the British Mandate of Palestine formulated by the United Nations. A Palestinian state was contemplated at the same time, but Arab Palestinians decided instead to throttle the nation established by indigenous Jewish Palestinians by invading the nascent state of Israel along with Arab allies. They lost the 1948 war and have been losing ever since, but not for want of trying.

As many others have noted, if Israel were to disarm today all Jews in the country would be slaughtered by tomorrow. If all Palestinians were to disarm, there would be peace immediately.

PAUL BLOUSTEIN

Cincinnati

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