there are many people on this planet who claim land that they say is theirs. Always this will be so. But, its what you do with that land that in the
end will stand out. The Zulus had lots of land and lots of fights, native americans the same. I could go on and on, but I think that I will just say
this is the way of humans through-out recorded history. Land is fought over -land is won and land is lost-land is eventually shared, land is limited
on earth. Land, a topic that can be written about ad infinitum. The earth is owned by us all and ruled by a few.
I found this letter to a paper written by June Brott from
Oakland, California-I thought it was very good and to the point. I'm sure I could find different views also, but, as with almost any topic that is so
world known and discussed and viewed with so much personal emotion it can always swing both ways. But, which way is closer to the truth? Well thats in
the mind of those who are closest to the topic? Or insert your opion.....
" Editors, Daily Planet:
Imagine that while you are celebrating a big birthday, most of your neighbors are plotting ways to kill you, and rewarding their friends for debating
your “right to exist.” That is what the Jewish State faces.
Tiny Israel—1/19th the size of California—has a population of 6.5 million, including 1.5 Arabs. It is surrounded by 100 million in 22 Arab League
countries that occupy 1/10th of the earth’s land surface. Of the UN’s 192 members, only Israel is charged with racism for the crime of its
Although ancient Israel dates back 3,000 years, modern Israel is now 60 years old— powerful, economically thriving, and financially independent. On
May 14, 1948, even as five Arab armies began attacking the reborn Israel, Jews danced in the streets, thrilled at returning to their ancestral
homeland. These days Palestinians dance in the streets to celebrate when Israelis are murdered.
In spite of constant enemy attacks, Israel is a world leader in medicine, agriculture, science and technology. Its contributions—drip irrigation,
the cell phone, the computer chip, the MRI, and other lifesaving advancements—benefit all people, even those determined to destroy the Jewish state.
Israel’s enemies are brilliant at rewriting history and influencing others, like the ‘new’ UN Human Rights Council, which last year directed 2
percent of its indictments against Burma and 75 percent against Israel.
There have been no Israeli suicide bombers or American flag-burnings in Israel, which may partly explain why, according to recent polls, more than 70
percent of Americans favor strong ties and share values with the Jewish State, the only democracy in the Middle East. "
source of letter to the editor :the berkeley daily planet