Ralph Krainin (Dec. 22 ) complained that "the British gave two-thirds of the Zionists' dream to Saudi Hashemites to create Jordan," as if Palestine was the property of the British who were free to give it away as it pleases them. The description of the 1917 Balfour Declaration as a document in which "one nation solemnly promised to a second nation the country of a third" is basically accurate.
The "Zionists' dream", that Mr. Krainin talked about, was two-fold: one territorial and the other racist.
The territorial objective was systematically pursued by the seizure of as much land as possible. When the armistice was signed the Zionists were in control of 80 percent of Palestine. The second objective was racist because it was based on the exclusion of the other, the non-Jew. Joseph Weitz, a former director of the Jewish National Fund, wrote in his diary on December 19, 1940: "It must be clear that there is no room for both peoples in this country ... the only solution is Eretz Israel ... without the Arabs. There is no room for compromise on this point! ... there is no way besides transferring the Arabs from here to the neighboring countries, to transfer them all; except maybe for Bethlehem, Nazareth and Old Jerusalem, we must not leave a single village, not a single tribe." Just as the Nazis wanted Germany Judenrein, the Zionists want their state free of Arabs.
In his December 9 letter , Lawrence Newman complained that this paper is getting from "the Westchester Palestinian supporters" a "plethora of negative 'hateful' letters." They are not. They are all factual and documented. That's why Mr. Newman doesn't like to see them printed. But like the Jews who tirelessly keep reminding the whole world of what the Nazis did to them in the Holocaust, the Christians and Muslims of Palestine, and whoever wants to join them, will keep talking and writing about the crimes that the Zionists perpetrated against them.
December 27, 1993]