Saturday, November 7, 2015


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: barry levine 
Date: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 11:43 PM
Subject: re:
To: ""

To the Editor:
  President Obama would be wrong to "throw[n] in the towel on a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians" exactly as PM Yitzhak Rabin was wrong to link Land and Peace. "Land-for-Peace" worked between Israel and Egypt because both parties were States, each competent to enforce the terms of the agreement on its own people. To contract peace with a non-state entity would be nonsense; it cannot enforce the agreed terms.
   So let president Obama recognize Palestine (and Kurdistan!) as president Truman recognized Israel. The right to self-determination belongs to Palestinians and to Kurds no less than to e.g. Jews. Only then can two States agree to a peace that mean anything, exactly because it  can be enforced by each party, on its own people.
Barry Haskell Levine

No comments: