Thursday, May 14, 2009
Dershowitz rightly rebuts the false linkage between dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat and the Palestinian war on Israel, but he wrongly states that “most Israelis and American supporters of Israel” favor creating a Palestinian state (“Blaming Israel,” PostScript, May 10).
A January 2009 poll found that Americans oppose creating a Palestinian state by 45-31 percent. A February 2009 Maagar Mohot Survey Institute poll has also shown that Israelis oppose creating a Palestinian state by 51-32 percent.
Many other polls tell a similar story.
These figures suggest that Americans and Israelis have understood that creating a Palestinian state under current conditions will not bring peace but merely another terror state.
Dershowitz should take note.
Morton A. Klein
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