To the editor: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) spoke some reality concerning the Israel-Hamas battle, however she additionally spoke lies. (“Why Palestinian Individuals Assume Rep. Rashida Tlaib Was Telling the Fact,” Opinion, Nov. 10)
Israel’s marketing campaign within the Gaza Strip, whereas horrific, isn’t genocide. And the marketing campaign is a response to a horrifying provocation, one with real genocidal goals, which Tlaib doesn’t point out.
The vicious provocation by Hamas on October 7 broke a ceasefire that Tlaib and different critics of Israel now need reinstated. Hamas supposed this very response from Israel, however Hamas is defending itself, not the folks of Gaza.
Hamas has failed Gazans below their brutal rule. After successful Palestinian elections in 2005, after Israel pulled out of Gaza and seized the territory by drive in 2007, Hamas has not allowed an election since then. It justifies its existence by perpetuating pointless battle.
I’m pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian and against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. I squarely blame the dismal state of Palestinian life on Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, whose many years of warfare have stored their folks in fixed distress and enabled the corrupt strongman Netanyahu. They each must go.
Invoice Blum, Studio Metropolis
To the editor: Tlaib’s vote of no confidence within the Home says two issues.
First, it says that the first Modification has a beforehand unknown exception. It forbids you to say something important of the federal government of Israel. It is thought-about hate speech and it instantly labels you as anti-Semitic.
Second, the censure says that Israel has the appropriate to defend itself, together with by committing genocide, if deemed applicable by Israeli leaders and Israeli leaders alone. They’re a legislation unto themselves with out accountability.
As soon as once more, as typically occurs, the USA and its Western allies have misplaced their ethical compass.
Jamshed Dastur, Newport Seashore
To the editor: UCLA professor Saree Makdisi quotes Tlaib’s feedback that “the cries of Palestinian and Israeli youngsters don’t sound completely different to me.”
Solely the heartless would disagree. However do Makdisi and Tlaib acknowledge an apparent distinction within the circumstances of those youngsters?
In Gaza, Palestinian orphanages and faculties sit above tunnels that harbor terrorists and weapons. Israeli orphanages and faculties are constructed over secure rooms and bomb shelters to guard them from rockets fired from Gaza.
May it have any bearing on the case?
Gary Nudell, Palm Springs
To the editor: Makdisi says his and different Palestinians’ purpose is a contented “secular state.” He apparently means the tip of Israel as a Jewish homeland, which at present consists of the Israeli Arab residents who make up 20% of the inhabitants.
Would Jews in Israel ever peacefully work towards the important dissolution of their nation? Would the present regime in Gaza equally “embrace [their] Jewish cousins”?
Years earlier than Israel was based, Arabs offered land to Jews, however many protested Jewish immigration. The Arabs pressured the British, who managed Palestine, to severely limit immigration within the Nineteen Thirties, they usually successfully refused to let the Jews of Germany escape for his or her lives.
Not a lot welcome has occurred since then. I doubt that may occur anytime quickly.
Beth Reuben, Santa Barbara
To the editor: I write because the grandson of Ukrainian Jews who escaped pogroms and got here to America in 1904. Jews want a secure homeland after centuries of anti-Semitism that culminated within the Holocaust. The Palestinians additionally want a secure homeland.
The land claimed by each have to be divided.
Netanyahu and his allies are committing battle crimes of their need to avenge the atrocities of October 7 on Hamas. The battle that was speculated to destroy Hamas is killing hundreds of civilians in Gaza.
The battle will result in a backlash towards Israel, set off extra violence and make the mandatory political resolution harder to realize. Tlaib was simply reminding us of truths that can’t be denied and should not be ignored.
Karin Costello, Santa Monica