Sunday, January 30, 2011

LA Times reader advocates for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

LA Times reader Ellen Switkes of Sherman Oaks advocated ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their own land in a letter published today:
Take a look at a map of the Middle East. There's Syria, Egypt and Jordan, all nations that border Israel, each one of which covers so much more territory than Israel, with or without the settlements.Why won't Syria, Egypt and Jordan open their borders to the Palestinian refugees? If these neighboring countries would accept the Palestinians, they could finally get on with their lives. Why is this option not even discussed?
Why would the Times publish such ignorant letter? Does the reader even know that millions of Palestinians are already in Syria, Egypt, and Jordan? A majority of Jordan's population is of Palestinian origin forced out of their homes in Israel proper or what was once known as Palestine.
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