Mary Anna (17 Dec 2011)
"U.S. Jewish lawmaker: Palestinians have to prove they deserve a state"

 
U.S. Jewish lawmaker: Palestinians have to prove they deserve a state

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/u-s-jewish-lawmaker-palestinians-have-to-prove-they-deserve-a-state-1.401790

The Palestinians need to prove they deserve an independent state before it is recognized, a leading U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday, criticizing what he said was a Palestinian culture of "resentment."
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made the comments during the Reform movement's biennial conference at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland south of Washington DC, which was participated by 6,000 U.S. Jews, including rabbis, Reform movement officials, lay leaders, and students.
Addressing the week-long conference on Thursday, the Republican leader discussed what he called the Palestinian "culture of resentment and hatred," adding: "As we say in Hebrew, Am Israel Chai, and what people of Israel want is to live in peace. If Palestinians want to live in a state of their own they must demonstrate they are worthy of state."