The writer of the letter of Nov. 5 doesn't know the history of Israel or even Palestine, or the Jewish religion.
Israel did not forcible evict 800,000 Palestinian Arabs from their home and lands.
He never was there, I was, the writer don't know who did what or what took place.
I was a volunteer from The Netherlands in one of the most famous brigade in Israel; we liberated the whole Negev area.
We did not, nor have I seen or even heard rumors or stories that we forced the Palestinians from their home and lands.
The Palestinians left on orders from their leaders and of fear of battle and even fled because of horrible stories they were told.
According to diverse organizations there were 550,000 to 675,000 Palestinian refugees in 1949, the number 800,000 was never mentioned at that time, even up to 1957.
The writer also implied that Israel was created for the Holocaust survivors. This is nuts and propaganda from the Arabs. Go look up the British Mandate of Palestine from 1917 to 1923, article 22 of the draft Covenant of the League of Nations, all written long before the Holocaust took place.
If the writer would have known something about the Jewish people, he should have known that they have prayed for 2,000 years to go back to Jerusalem.
About Israel getting one-fourth of the foreign aid, even Miftah, an Palestinian organization is not agreeing with the writer. They say Israel get 30 percent, and I am sure they are no friends of Israel.
If the reason that the Arabs kill innocent people all over the world because America support Israel, should Israel now attack counties that support the Palestinians?
Yes I will defend Israel, and I also don't apologize for its existence.