Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Questions Powell’s Understanding of Road Map

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) questions Secretary Powell's frustration at Israel's refusal for unconditional surrender to the terms of the Road Map, especially in light of recent remarks made by Palestinian Authority president Yasser Arafat. Speaking on the day on which the Palestinians mourn the founding of Israel, Arafat told the Palestinians, "On this cursed day, the State of Israel was founded, under force of arms and horrible crimes and as part of an imperialist conspiracy, which led to the eviction of our nation into dispersion and camps, amid acts of slaughter and horrible crimes." The fight against terrorism must not be compromised by a submission to extinction. The Secretary of State can maintain his "nice guy" image without destroying one of our very few allies. Frustration does not replace understanding.


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