Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Live in peace
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Michael R. Kelsey, in his Aug. 9 letter "Why they hate us," wrote that "All we have to do is give Palestine back to the rightful owners, the Palestinian people."

Michele Margetts, in her Aug. 28 letter "First it was Philistia," asks "Why should there not be a modern state of Palestine, with roots just as old (as Israel) predicated upon the ancient, contemporary, self-governed pentapolis of Philistia?"

There is no relationship between the ancient Philistines, who originated from the Aegean region, and present-day Arab Palestinians.

UN Resolution 194, Article 11, states "The refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date ... ." The intent was that Palestine be partitioned into two independent states living in peace.

The Muslim world has not only refused to recognize Israel, but many have vowed to destroy it.

It takes a huge amount of effort, energy, lives and money to incessantly advocate such hatred.

Imagine how much the Palestinians could have accomplished if, instead, they had invested these resources into creating a peaceful state for their people.

Rose Bauman

Sandy

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
 
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.