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Letter: Bombing won’t solve the crisis

The U.S. fails to listen to the people it deems “terrorists” (al-Qaida, ISIS and Hamas) when it says they exist because the U.S. and Israel kill Arabs/Muslims and take their land.

U.S. politicians need to stop listening to defense contractors and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists. The Sept. 1 issue of The New Yorker has a good article, “Friends of Israel,” on how that committee influences members of Congress and makes it clear their careers are doomed if they do not vote to support Israel.

Speaking out against Israel’s human-rights violations has caused de-hiring of professor Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois and forced the resignation of Yale Chaplain Bruce Shipman following his New York Times letter critical of Israel’s war on Gaza.

The Middle East cannot be bombed into peace and stability; it only breeds more radicals and hatred and makes military and weapons contractors richer. Listening and talking with enemies makes more sense.

Cathleen Krahe


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