98. Mideast violence

In response to Voicer James Dunne: I'm emphatic regarding violence inflicted on any people. However, in the case of the Palestinian youths who were shot, it might not have happened if they weren't throwing rocks and causing harm to the government where they live. As for the world sitting by and doing nothing, I feel compelled to remind people of how the Jews were displaced from Palestine in the days of the Romans, and no one did anything. When they were slaves in Egypt, the world did nothing; in Spain, they were burned and butchered, and the world did nothing. Last, but probably not the end, in Germany, where 6 million perished, the world did nothing. So what's the complaint? When the Palestinians don't want to live in peace, they have a choice. The Jews don't.

Charles Gelb

June 16, 1993

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