Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance
Memo to Abbas: Jews Also Have a Right to a Homeland
The State of Israel is roughly the size of the state of New Jersey, 1/20th the size of California. Today,as genocider- wannabe Ahmadinejad tours Lebanon, Israel’s northern and central civilian communities are threatened by 60,000 rockets deployed by Iran’s lethal lackey-Hezbollah, Iran’s lackey in Southern Lebanon. Meanwhile, Hamas continues to launch missiles at Ashdod and other cities and towns that lie between Gaza and Tel Aviv, 40 miles away.
Against this backdrop, US President Obama strives to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that controls Palestinian cities on the West Bank. The president is pressuring Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to extend a ten-- month freeze on building in Israeli settlements on the West Bank.
Mr. Netanyahu has offered to extend the freeze if his (supposed) partner in peace recognizes Israel as a Jewish State. PA President Abbas declined. His spokesman declared: “The topic of the Jewishness of the state is not connected at all to the issue [of the building freeze]”.