Re: your half-page, mind-numbing rationale by Eitan Isaacson and Wendy Elisheva Somerson of the Seattle chapter of so-called Jewish Voice for Peace (“Solidarity with Palestinian non-violent resistance,” Feb. 8) defending never-ending Palestinian rocket, bomb, and mortar attacks against Israel:
It’s all Israel’s fault for defending itself against Palestinian attacks to drive them into the sea — and worse. Get it?
We are all very fortunate to have such a clear-cut description of what Israel should and should not do to remain alive, by this super-heroic Seattle Jewish Voice for Peace group. Never mind these brave souls safely live half a world away from danger to themselves or their families. Shucks, if they are wrong, they’re still safe here. Golly, you can’t be more courageous than that. But, if they lived in Israel, fair enough.
As a Jew and WWII Ninth Air Force combat airman with two overseas tours in Europe, I find their self-description vile and offensive. They parrot the terrorist line of “non-violent resistance.” Resistance against what? Resistance against Israelis fighting to survive? Pushing the terrorists back from their doorsteps to avoid even worse attacks?
This, er, “Jewish Voice” group ignores when massed Arab armies advanced in 1948 on the tiny reborn Jewish nation, vowing to kill or drive them all into the sea. They just don’t care or know, or want to know, that after repeated attacks, the Israelis had to push these attacking hordes from their front steps to even survive. So this splinter group joins with Palestinians under the deceptive tag of “non-violent resistance.” Ugh!