Sunday, August 27, 2006

Washington Post letter 2003 January 10: Israel's Responsibility

Israel's Responsibility

I grew up in Bethesda. Now I live in Israel, and I want to make something clear to Americans:

It's irrelevant which Palestinians support terror and which do not. Israel cannot allow its citizens to be butchered by bombs like the ones on Sunday ["Double Bombing Kills 23 in Israel," front page, Jan. 6]. Israel's statements against a Palestinian state are not political, and they are not vengeful; they are simply statements of fact, that no country can support the killing of its citizens. The same is true of Israel's defensive actions, such as closing Palestinian borders to make sure no terrorists enter Israel.

Our safety is not political or theoretical, it's Israel's responsibility.


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