To the editor: When a State Division arms knowledgeable resigns over a coverage that has killed greater than 13,000 Palestinians and suggests a number of methods the U.S. can stress Israel right into a cease-fire with out undermining its nationwide safety, it is time to pay attention and act .
In our international coverage as right here at dwelling, we don’t appear to have shaken a deep-seated cultural perception that the lives of the deprived members of society in some way depend lower than these amongst us who possess extra energy, training and cash. It’s all too harking back to our personal nation’s slavery period, the place there was actually a method for what number of black slaves equaled one white particular person.
As op-ed article creator Josh Paul asks, what number of Palestinian deaths will it take to construct sufficient congressional help to demand a cease-fire?
Catherine Smith, Los Angeles
To the editor: I’ve a greater resolution than Paul’s for a truce. It’s really a approach to cease the warfare in Gaza:
Inform Hamas to boost white flags and its fighters to step out of their hiding locations.
It will free Gaza from the murderous rule of Hamas and provides Israel what else it must do by pressure.
Nahum Road, Manhattan Seashore
To the editor: I’m inspired by Paul’s clever proposal to assist transfer Israel’s management past violence (and self-preservation for the politicians in energy) in direction of diplomacy.
However I’m saddened that his resignation from the State Division means that his perspective was not welcome there.
I really feel the identical blended emotions of respect for our members of Congress who’ve spoken out in help of a ceasefire, and disappointment at what number of of our California representatives (and each senators) have chosen to stay silent.
Carol Flint, Santa Monica
To the editor: One wonders how quickly after Japan’s assault on Pearl Harbor or Germany’s invasion of Poland, Paul would have known as for an armistice.
A ceasefire was already in place till Hamas successfully declared warfare and launched a large shock assault on Israel on 7 October. Why ought to Israel now comply with a cease-fire? That may be a give up to Hamas.
What makes rather more sense is Hamas surrendering to Israeli forces. It could carry peace to the Hamas abused Palestinian civilians in Gaza in addition to to Israel. It could additionally promote a extra peaceable Center East by lowering the affect of a serious Iran-backed terrorist group.
Gary Nudell, Palm Springs