Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My letter PUBLISHED in the New York Times: Suffering in Gaza: Who Is to Blame?

Gaza Strip - Times Topics - The New York Times: World news about the Gaza Strip. Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times:  Salma Najjar, 64, sits outside a makeshift tent on the rubble of her home in Khuzaa in the southeast of the Gaza Strip. Photo Credit Wissam Nassar for The New York Times
Suffering in Gaza: Who Is to Blame?

Readers respond to a column by Nicholas Kristof.
March 10, 2015

To the Editor:

Hamas opportunists and Islamic Jihad have been horrible for Palestine. They call themselves freedom fighters, but there is no freedom and there will never be justice or peace with religious tyranny, militancy, hatemongering, bully tactics and violence, making the very real plight of the Palestinians substantially worse at every turn.

Religion should be a personal choice, not a mandate and a recruitment tool for criminal enterprises.

Diplomacy and careful negotiations based on full respect for human rights, international law and the Golden Rule in order to create a secular two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are the best way forward.

Mechanicsburg, Pa.

original letter sent March 8, 2015  RE Winds of War in Gaza by Nicholas Kristof

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