World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ron Lauder’s opinion piece in The New York Times on March 18 unconditionally demands a Palestinian State as the solution to the Arab war against Israel. Lauder ignores the fact that Palestinian Arabs rejected Israel’s statehood offers three times in the last 17 years, not to mention rejecting Statehood in 1937 and 1947 because it required accepting Israel, which they won’t do because their goal is its destruction.
In a nutshell, Lauder is placing the entire blame on Israel. This is a disgrace for a leader of a major Jewish organization.
An excellent OpEd in Arutz Sheva by Dr. Martin Sherman dissects Lauder’s article and sets the record – and Ronald Lauder – straight.