Ed Driscoll

JACK KEMP ON THE MIDDLE

JACK KEMP ON THE MIDDLE EAST: Good overview of the history of Israel and how other countries in the Middle East have reacted to it:

Zuheir Muhsin, a member of the PLO’s Executive Council, admitted to the Palestinian myth: “The existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel.” This fact was confirmed in 1970, when King Hussein killed thousands of Palestinians to prevent Arafat from establishing a Palestinian state in Jordan.

Peace will come to the Middle East only when the oppression and manipulation of the Palestinian people by Arab and Palestinian leaders ceases. All the states of the region must become imbued with the democratic values of individual liberty, equality of opportunity and religious tolerance. People must be given their fundamental rights of life, liberty, private property, equality under the law, religious freedom, free speech, freedom to organize politically and the right to emigrate at will.