ON-Lion Letter
Palestinian National Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has launched an international campaign to achieve recognition by the United Nations for an independent Palestinian state.  Abbas and his international supporters claim that only Israel (with the United States) stands in the way of this act of historical justice, which would finally bring about peace in the Middle East.

In his eye-opening new Encounter Broadside, A Century of Palestinian Rejectionism and Jew Hatred, Sol Stern debunks the Palestinians' claim and shows that Abbas has been lying about the origins and history of the conflict.  Palestinian leaders have rejected partition plans that would have given them much more land for their independent state than the Jews were offered for theirs, he shows.  Rather than being the innocent victims of a "dispossession" at the hands of the Israelis, the Palestinians rejected reasonable compromises and instead pursued their aim of getting rid of the only Jewish state in the world.

Stern is a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a contributing editor of its City Journal.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, as is the Manhattan Institute.
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