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September 22, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Middle East: Palestinians have not been interested in a two-state solution

In a recent column Jerry Large sings the praises of Seattle professor John McKay who is on assignment in the Middle East trying to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians [“McKay Sees Palestine as an Ireland,” Local News, Sept. 17]. McKay believes that the conflict can be solved the same way the…

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Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Ireland, Israel, John McKay

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

August 6, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: How would you feel if Hamas were in your backyard?

Letter writer Jayne Riggs ignores the stated objective of Hamas to destroy Israel as its national policy [“Stop Israel’s support,” Northwest Voices, Aug. 2]. The checkpoints were made necessary to stop the suicide bombers made necessary following the Second Palestinian Intifada. The tunnels were dug to allow infiltration of  kidnappers and bomb planters.  The…

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Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Israel, John E. Woodbery, middle east

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

July 24, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: A re-imagined Middle East that would ensure peace

It is inconceivable that the situation in the Middle East will ever be resolved by negotiation with Israel, as is quite evident from all that has transpired since Israel’s formal establishment in 1948. There must be a comprehensive solution imposed upon the territory in a more equitable fashion. The problem arises from the arbitrary allocation of…

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Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: christians, Israel, Jews

July 22, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: While Hamas spins story, Palestinians die

Maybe letter writer Michelle Ryder would feel better if the Israelis stayed outside so they might be killed by missiles instead of going into bomb shelters [“Israel has a massive, unfair advantage,” Northwest Voices, July 18]. Or shut down the Iron Dome till Israeli deaths equaled Palestinian deaths. Or build bomb shelters in…

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Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Arthur DePalma, Gaza Strip, Israel

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