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August 8, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Israel-Hamas conflict: Stop the blockade

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…

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Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Bert Sacks, Dore Gold, Gaza

July 31, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: A mistaken belief that resolution would solve the conflict

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…

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Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Bernie Fox, Dan Perry, Gaza

January 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Ariel Sharon: Focus on Gaza for peace

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.

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Comments | More in Israel | Topics: Gaza, Israel, Palestine