‘No excuse to cheer destruction’ 

Reiger claims to have been sympathetic to Israel until he learned that the state of Israel is really on land that belonged to the Arabs since the Middle Ages, land that was thus taken away from the indigenous Arabs in 1948 and turned into a Jewish homeland by Britain.

First, I would point out that the land in question belonged to the Arabs in the Middle Ages only because they conquered it from the Romans who had conquered it from the Jewish population in 70 C.E. (A.D.), who had lived on the land for thousands of years.

Second, in 1948, the United Nations attempted to establish two states, one Jewish and one Arab, on the land in question.

While the fledging Jewish nation of Israel accepted its 1/3 of the partition, the Arab population rejected its 2/3 and the two-state solution. Seven Arab armies then declared war and attacked Israel, only to be defeated and leaving a large Arab population stateless to this day.

Third, I would point out that the United States supports Israel because the Jewish state is the only true democratic country in the Middle East and has been one of America’s most reliable allies for over half a century.

Finally, I submit that there is no excuse for any group of people to cheer the destruction of the heart of an American city and the loss of over 3,000 of its citizens.

—Michael Barlow
Edmond

Pin It
Favorite

More by Michael Barlow

About The Author

Michael Barlow

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Letters to the Editor

SMO 21: Secrets of SMO @ Science Museum Oklahoma

Fall Farm Fest @ Thoroughbred Athletes Inc

Fall Farm Fest @ Thoroughbred Athletes Inc

View all of today's events »

© 2020 Oklahoma Gazette / Tierra Media Inc. All rights reserved.
REPRODUCTION OF CONTENT IN ANY MANNER WITHOUT PERMISSION IS PROHIBITED.
TO OBTAIN PERMISSION, CONTACT US

Powered by Foundation