I would like to know where Adrienne Weller obtains her information (“Principled and Courageous,” Letters, Aug. 6). What gives her the right and arrogance to judge Israel? Israel is a sovereign country whose elected officials’ job is to protect its citizens. What crimes against the Palestinians is she referring to? The only crimes against the Palestinians are by the hands of their own leaders, not by Israel. Hamas’s charter includes the destruction of Israel in its text. Gazans are held hostage by a brutal regime (Hamas) backed by the Iranian regime, that does not allow freedom in any form to those who oppose them. Israel is a democratic country with equal freedom and privileges for Arabs, Muslims, Christians, Baha’i, Buddhists, women, and homosexuals, unlike anyone living under the oppression of Hamas.
Please explain what Jewish tradition is destroyed. One only need look at the humanitarian work Israel does all over the world and in Israel. Look at any hospital in Israel and you will see Jewish, Christian and Muslim doctors working together to care for the sick regardless of religion or nationality. Why would you want to destroy a country that provides tikkun olam over a regime that only knows destruction? What do you see in the “Palestinian” Hamas-controlled Gaza?
We see bombs, hate and using women and children as human shields. Should Israel allow terrorists to bring in more guns and rockets to Hamas so that they can continue killing innocent people in Israel?
Please continue fighting for the oppressed. Boycott Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and any other terrorist organization or state, and please get your facts straight.