Letters: Palestine can succeed with right priorities

Re: ‘Violent cycle’ (Metro, July 14)

I agreed with most of what letter writer C. Hanson had to say, but have to object to his statement that Israel is denying Palestine statehood. Palestine could be an independent state tomorrow, if the Palestinians and their leaders choose to do so. However, they won’t, as this will deny their leadership a convenient scapegoat for their own failures, along with their Arab “brethren,” who also benefit from continued strife and violence. There won’t be peace in the region until the Palestinian’s love for their children is greater than their hatred of Israel (to paraphrase Golda Meir).

E. Block, via email

In his letter, C. Hanson was correctly listing the “right” wrongs on both side of the Israelo-Palestinian (killing of teenagers, killing of civilians, denial of territories, of right to exist); then he had to use the term “Israeli gestapo.” Now, that was wrong.

Charlot Lucien, via email



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