Letter: Too much generalizing about the Middle East | AspenTimes.com

Letter: Too much generalizing about the Middle East

In Sue Gray’s last letter (“‘All sides’ weren’t represented,” Commentary, Feb. 7), she was forced to admit that she was wrong (no small feat) in generalizing about Jews and their relationship with the Palestinians. What she won’t admit is that virtually everything she has written about the situation is wrong. Everything she has stated as a fact has been refuted time and time again in this paper.

Sue has every right to be sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, but what she has to learn is that to sympathize with one side doesn’t mean she should attempt to vilify everyone who sympathizes with the other side. She also doesn’t seem to understand that even though many American Jews (and Christians) support Israel ideologically, they are not Israelis, they don’t vote in their elections and they don’t govern their policies. In other words, we support or condemn their actions, but we can’t determine them.

Her letter concludes by offering her presentation of the history of the Middle East conflict from both the Palestinian and Israeli perspectives. If you go for that one, I have a bridge to sell you.

Buster Feldman


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