Time to solve Arab-Israeli issue
■ I personally, for one, support the unity and sovereignty of Spain and at the same time the legitimate aspirations of free people to determine their destiny.
Catalonia by itself cannot survive amid the raging seas surrounding it and cannot abolish by the stroke of a pen more than five centuries of harmonious coexistence and social harmony.
However, by siding with Spain against Catalonia, the European Union has embarked on a precarious path of tightrope walking. Why then does the West support the fragmentation of Syria, Libya, Iraq into separate political polities to fulfil the aspiration of their ethnic and religious minorities?
Why not support the valid aspirations of Palestinians to establish their independent state on their liberated soil?
Palestinians have their unique culture, food, traditions and history.
As many Western nations will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Balfour Declaration that ushered in the state of Israel into existence; it is time to solve the longest running conflict in modern times: the Arab-Israeli issue.
Dr Munjed Farid al Qutob London, England