No One Is Stealing Palestinian Land

by Jerrold L. Sobel
November 13, 2011

In response to a recent essay I had written, the following letter was sent to me by one of my readers.  This is a common theme amongst two sets of people supporting the Palestinian cause: those with unmistakable animus toward Israel and Jews and others just misinformed by consistent, unremitting propaganda (a category I place this writer in). "I am 100 percent in favor of freezing settlements. What settlers are doing there is the same as what my European ancestors did to my Native American ancestors. Stealing land. It should stop. My inclination is to want Israel to go back to the 1967 borders, but I admit that I do not have the historical knowledge to understand the wars that increased the boundaries. So I'm not firm on that. But the further expansion of borders is very wrong, in my opinion."

So you might want to stop e-mailing me. Or tell me what right settlers have to take Palestinians' land. 'Cause I just don't get it? My reply:

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