Letters to the Editor

A Way Forward for Palestine?

Sir: Brian Wimborne (June 2014) correctly points out that Palestinians will never achieve independence until they renounce violence and terrorism and recognise the State of Israel. Israel’s inevitable long-term strategies would have to include effective internal and external security measures, such as the devastating infrastructure-destructive response against Hezbollah in south Lebanon in 2006 extending up to Beirut International Airport, and subsequent crippling incursions against Hamas in Gaza. This would be combined with encouraging rapid economic development in the West Bank and Gaza. A burgeoning Palestinian middle class will be less inclined to support terrorism. A recent television program about high…

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