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Two-state solution?

Ivan Kalter
Posted 6/3/21

To the editor:

Mr. Elouzas' letter omits key facts concerning Israel. Israel was created by U.N. resolution 181 initially as a partitioned area and then upon declaration of independence on May 14, …

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Two-state solution?

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To the editor:

Mr. Elouzas' letter omits key facts concerning Israel. Israel was created by U.N. resolution 181 initially as a partitioned area and then upon declaration of independence on May 14, 1948.

Immediately afterward, Jews in the area partitioned for Israel were attacked by irregular bands of Palestinian Arabs attached to local units of the Arab Liberation Army composed of volunteers from Palestine and neighboring Arab countries.

These irregulars were then joined by an invasion from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Egypt. Other troops were provided by Saudi Arabia and British trained forces from Transjordan. Notwithstanding being attacked from within and beyond its borders Israel survived.

Many Arabs fled of their own volition. Some were forced to leave. Certainly, far less than 800,000 Jews that were expelled from Arab countries without compensation.

A two-state solution is impossible as long as neighboring Gaza, with two million inhabitants, is controlled by Hamas, whose charter declares its purpose to be the destruction of Israel.

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