Israel is being asked to ignore 3,300 years of history because of 19 years - 1948 to 1967 - in which Judea and Samaria were occupied by Jordan.
During those 19 years thousands of Jews who lived here were killed or expelled by Jordan's army. Judea and Samaria were renamed "the West Bank" and annexed by Jordan.
That occupation, that annexation, was never recognized by the United Nations or the United States or any country except England and Pakistan.
Can 19 years of illegal Jordanian occupation negate 3,300 years of Jewish history? Can Jews, who are allowed to live anywhere in the world, be denied the right to live in the heartland of their national home?
Mr. President: Should a catastrophe befall America, and your country or any part of it be conquered by enemy forces, would you stop considering it your homeland? Would you relinquish your right to return to its shores? Would you ever consider yourselves as foreigners in it?
Mr. President: Surely you don't expect us to allow ethnic cleansing against our own people, who after millennia of murder and persecution have returned to our ancient homeland, and who stand in the frontlines in the war against terror?
Surely your Administration will not order Israeli governments to order Jews out of Judea and Samaria, the heartland of Joseph and his brothers?