Letter in today's Guardian


By MatthewHarris
August 25, 2010
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I have a letter in today's Guardian, at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2010/aug/25/israel-robeson-sudoku-.... It reads:

Jenny Tonge writes of "the Zionists" having "squandered" the chance "to create a land of milk and honey for all the people of Palestine" when Israel was created in 1948 (Letters, 24 August). The chance squandered in 1948 was the chance to peacefully partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, as voted for by the UN in resolution 181. Tonge's hated Zionists accepted resolution 181 and agreed to partition; the neighbouring Arab states rejected it and instead invaded the territory that the UN had allocated to the Jews. Had Arab leaders not rejected partition, a Palestinian state would have existed alongside Israel from the outset.

Matthew Harris

Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel

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richmillett

Wed, 08/25/2010 - 13:50

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great letter. I hear that Jenny was possibly going to resign the Liberal Democrat whip? Has Chanukah come early, Matthew?


Joshua18

Thu, 08/26/2010 - 10:46

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What an excellent letter! As you know, I'm probably your biggest fan. I'm just sorry that your immense talents weren't recognised at the last general election.


Joshua18

Thu, 08/26/2010 - 18:32

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"Has Chanukah come early, Matthew?"

Tonge always puts me in mind of Purim rather than Chanukah.

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