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 Middle East conflict isn’t simplistically black and white, as your reader from Bellingham suggests in “Cut Israel off” [Northwest Voices, July 23]. The letter presents this as a one-sided conflict implying Israel is taking on Hamas for no apparent reason. I have to ask if the reader is aware of the facts of…More
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…More
I commend U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his condemnation of Hamas’ acts of firing missiles indiscriminately into Israel [“Despite offensive, Gaza rockets still hit Israel,” Nation & World, July 14]. However, I am concerned about his objections of Israel’s right to retaliate in force. Many so-called liberals (and I consider myself one) look at…More