We, too, desire peace in the Middle East

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By The Staff

Dear Editor,

In his letter of May 14, Richard Foster implies that Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is the principle cause of armed conflict in the Middle East, and that our nation’s support of Israel is evidence that we, too, do not desire peace in that region.

Nowhere in his letter does Mr. Foster even mention Hezbollah, Hamas, or Islamic Jihad, each of which is a terrorist organization that is openly and actively committed to the elimination of the state of Israel as a Jewish state, and each of which operates from territory adjacent to Israel (Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Palestinian territory).

These organizations represent an existential threat to Israel. Mr. Foster bemoans the fact that they have only “AK-47s, suicide bombers, and rockets of questionable accuracy” with which to attack Israel, which has “the fourth-largest army in the world and a cache of nuclear weapons” with which to defend itself.

Perhaps Mr. Forester would like to see these terrorists armed with more deadly weapons with which to attack Israel. More fundamentally, does he even accept the sovereign existence of the state of Israel?

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