Kenneth Longmyer's piece ("Chasing the Chimera of 'Security,' " Commentary, Aug. 27) could have been much shorter and more effective. Rather than bemoan the loss of Israeli life from Arab violence since '67, he should have directly stated his point. Longmyer wants to solve the "Jewish Question" in Judea and Samaria by removing the Jews! If I were to propose to reduce the terrorist violence in Judea and Samaria by removing the Palestinian inhabitants, your readers would justifiably scream "foul."
The security settlements proposed to be maintained by the Rabin government are necessary precisely because there is no available framework for peaceful solutions to sectarian friction in the last decade of the 20th Century.