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Front row to Palestine

In response to Wayne Kraft’s Nov. 28 letter critical of Israel, I answer with the following opinion. I am 94 years old and lived in British Palestine before, during and after the creation of a Jewish state (Israel) and proposed Arab state in 1948.

The United Nations partition of Palestine was answered by seven Arab countries attacking Israel. No Israeli soldiers (we had fake and primitive arms) forced Arabs to leave; they were encouraged and threatened by Arab propaganda. No Arab countries, also artificially created by the British and French after World War I, offered their Palestinian brothers shelter or help despite having enormous territories. Instead, they created refugee camps in Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan.

I would like to offer the writer a handkerchief to soak his tears based on prejudice and not truth. I lived there; he did and has not.

Paul Harari



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