August 25, 2010
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.
Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel