Israel Still Fighting for Independence

[Los Angeles Jewish Journal] Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Cal.) - Israel's security situation is even more complicated now because of the split in the Palestinian government. If Israel should reach a peace agreement with the PA, it would still have to fend off the terrorist-controlled government of Gaza. Hamas must be dealt with before any agreement with the PA would have teeth. We are committed to the two-state solution as outlined at the Annapolis conference, but this can only be achieved when terrorism is defeated. Sixty years is long enough for a nation to fight to retain its independence. Our Arab partners, including Egypt and Jordon, need to join with the U.S. to pressure Hamas and other terrorist groups to cease and desist. The writer is a member of the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

2008-04-04 01:00:00

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