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ISRAEL: US making a bad situation worse

Letter by Michael Kagan, Tacoma on Jan. 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm with No Comments »
January 9, 2013 9:28 am

After the oppression the Jews experienced in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, one would expect that they would do anything to avoid acting the same way to others. But apparently their memories are short. The oppressed have become the oppressors in just one generation’s time.

Israel uses security to justify its actions, but it has brought Israelis more uncertainty, fear and insecurity. They claim to have no viable partner for negotiations, but who can discuss solutions with people who don’t follow United Nations resolutions?

Instead of exacerbating the plight of the Palestinians and wondering why they don’t cooperate, why not try changing to a strategy that works? Living together in peace is possible, but not when one country occupies another, causing resentment, distrust and fear.

The United States should take a hard look at what we are doing to make the situation worse. We give billions of dollars annually to Israel for the armaments and bulldozers used to implement cruel policies that have not worked and will not work. Remember the definition of insanity.


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