Noam Chomsky and Rabbi Aden Frankel debate: When Will the Palestinians Go Away and Die Quietly?
ANTHONY LONGBOTTOM: Tonight, we ask Israeli scholar, Rabbi Adin Frankel, and renown American activist, Noam Chomsky, when will the Palestinians simply go away and die quietly? Gentlemen, thank you for joining us.
ANTHONY LONGBOTTOM: Rabbi, if I may start with you. UN Security Council Resolution 242, clearly states the Palestinians should withdraw from the occupied territories and Israel's sovereign rights should be respected.
RABBI: I think you mean the other way around - Israel should withdraw.
ANTHONY LONGBOTTOM: Exactly. You concur.
RABBI: I don't concur. I'm correcting you.
ANTHONY LONGBOTTOM: Right. Well, do you think the Palestinians will ever leave on their own accord, or will the world have to force them to comply like it did with Sadaam Hussein?
RABBI: You mean Israel - Israel should leave on its own accord.
ANTHONY LONGBOTTOM: So, you concur?
RABBI: I don't concur. I don't agree. I think your question's ridiculous and outrageous.
ANTHONY LONGBOTTOM: If you don't mind answering it.
RABBI: Israel will leave when it feels the security situation is acceptable for that to happen - when the Palestinians hand over all their rockets, guns, all their wire, ball-bearings, electrical tape, rocks, and anything else that can be used to make bombs. In the meantime, Israel has the right to defend itself like any other nation.
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