Palestinian State? Yassir!

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, December 27, 2002
Palestinian State?  Yassir!

Palestinian State? Yassir!

What was Senator Joseph Lieberman doing in Israel last week?

Among other things, he visited Yassir Arafat and endorsed the idea of a so-called Palestinian state.

I can’t get out of my mind the picture of a Jew standing next to one of history’s greatest Jewish exterminators.

How could Lieberman, who takes his Jewish faith seriously and observed the Jewish Sabbath, stand with Yassir Arafat and endorse a Palestinian state when he must surely know that Israel’s enemies will use that state as a launching pad for their final assault on Israel?

Arafat has said frequently that his goal is to take all of Israel, either all at once, or piece-by-piece. He proves it by his terrorist actions over more than 30 years.

Lieberman is going to run for president and needs to portray himself as a statesman and knowledgeable about world affairs. But this is too much.

He could have gone to the region and even met with Arafat. But endorsing a Palestinian state with his heritage? Unbelievable.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.