Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Opinion Letters

Many Palestinians are happy in Israel

Published 18/07/2014

RANDHIR Bains (Write Back, July 16) is far too optimistic that a peaceful solution of the Palestinian problem could be found by a "land swap, whereby the Palestinians cede their claims to the larger Israeli settlements, in return for which Israel would surrender territory in predominantly Arab areas."

Unfortunately, whenever an Israeli leader makes this sensible suggestion, the Israeli Arabs living in areas likely to be transferred object violently, claiming it to be an apartheid suggestion.

Obviously, they realise they are much better off as Israeli citizens, equal before the law and receiving social benefits like anyone else in a free society, rather than to be handed over to the corrupt kleptocracy that runs the autonomous Palestinian territories – whether Islamist theocrats, like Hamas, or secular self-servers, like the PLO.


Salford, Greater Manchester

Belfast Telegraph

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph