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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Palestinians
July 17, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Media make victims of Gaza residents and Hamas

The casualties and loss of life in the struggle for peace between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip are in clear view, yet the several hundred lives lost in Gaza takes on even greater significance than the 150,000 lives lost in Syria [“Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce,” Nation & World, July…

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Comments | More in Israel, Palestinians | Topics: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Israel

March 27, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Israel and Palestine: Despair never got us anywhere

Trudy Rubin masterfully lays out the thorny realities that constitute the Israeli and Palestinian deadlock [“If not two states, what?” Opinion, March 22]. My response: Despair never got us anywhere. In Secretary of State John Kerry we have a tenacious visionary. The two-state solution must be nurtured to fruition by supporting the ongoing negotiations. Rubin neatly…

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Comments | More in Israel, Palestinians | Topics: Israeli, Palestinian, Paula L. Chester

March 25, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Middle East peace: Palestinians did not uphold commitments

Trudy Rubin can’t resist blaming both the Palestinians and Israel for the failure of the Oslo Accords [“If not two states, what?” Opinion, March 22]. The blame, however, rests solely with the Palestinians. Immediately after the agreement, Yasser Arafat reassured his Palestinian brethren in Arabic (and not in English) that they were not bound…

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Comments | More in Israel, Palestinians | Topics: Israel, John May, Oslo Accord