Corrected version Guest columnist Dore Gold offers three ways for Israel to deal with Hamas [“How can Israel defend itself without accusations of disproportionality?” Opinion, Aug. 5]. But there is another very simple way: End restrictions on the amount and type of humanitarian goods that Israel allows into Gaza. These are not goods donated by…More
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In the battle between Israel and Hamas, this time Hamas is the bad guy and not Israel [“Israel, Hamas dig in as Gaza talks go on in Cairo,” Nation & World, Aug. 6]. It’s so tragic that innocent men, women and children are losing their lives in Israel and Gaza. For the most…More
How can the U.S. government continue to support Israel when it has killed more than more than 150 children and injured thousands? [“Israel pushes deeper in Gaza,” Nation & World, Aug. 1] The population of Gaza is 1.8 million people, 50 percent under 18 years old. The people of Gaza are locked in…More
AP reporter Dan Perry’s analysis of possible resolutions to the Gaza conflict addresses the conflict from a very limited perspective [“Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge,” Nation & World, July 30]. There are broader issues than the current conflict that must be addressed in any resolution. First, Hamas is a terrorist organization committed to…More
The current Israeli bombing and killing in Gaza is despicable and intolerable [“No clear path to cease-fire in Gaza,” Page One, July 22]. The U.S. is complicit in this state of affairs, as over the course of multiple administrations we have continued to support Israel financially, and in other ways. I feel that the…More
The Seattle Times’ editorial on Ariel Sharon ended with the point that Sharon had done a very laudable thing by removing Israeli settlers and army from the Gaza Strip [“Ariel Sharon’s complex legacy,” Opinion, Jan. 13].
That action should have led to a Palestinian state, initially limited to Gaza plus any land traded by Israel for occupied land areas on the West Bank or in Jerusalem.More