I read with delight and interest the letter that appeared in the "Voice of the People," in your Sept. 14 edition. This letter was written by a gentleman from El Centro.
The gentleman claims Harry Truman "gave" Palestine to the Jews and the terrorist problems started then.
Per history books, the Bible and classes in higher education, I was under the impression Jewish history is the history of a people, living in its own land and enjoying independence; that it is also a history of a people living on its own land but subject to the sovereignty of powerful empires.
The Israelite tribes were at first independent and would form coalitions only in the time of common danger.
The attempts by the Philistines to subjugate Israelite territory caused a greater unity and Saul of the tribe of Benjamin was chosen king over all Israel. Under King Solomon, about 950 B.C., the area extended from between what is now Tripoli and Beirut, south to the Gulf of Aqaba, an arm of the Red Sea, or, from the 34th meridian east beyond the 37th meridian and from above the 34th parallel south below the 30th parallel.