Letters: Oct. 19, 1970

History Will Judge

Sir: You mention [Sept. 28] that the Palestinians "would like to turn the clock back to the days before the Balfour Declaration." This is fine, and may be accurate as far as some Palestinians are concerned. But then why not draw the obvious parallel and say that the creation of the state of Israel was in itself a turning back of the clock by 2,000 years?

In addition to this, your piece also stated: "Jordan is an artificial creation to begin with." Right. But how about Israel, or does it owe its creation to some transcendental and metaphysical origin?

Israel cannot,...