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Letter: Writer distorted facts

I am visiting the valley for a week and read the letter “Pro-Israel writers don’t have the facts” (Sept. 8, The Aspen Times).

I found this letter disturbing since the author went to great lengths to attempt to discredit previously written letters by alluding to an article in The New York Times from 2005. If she had quoted the entire article, she would have correctly stated that some of the settlers dismantled their greenhouses because the government was slow to pay for them to leave them when they vacated the area. The Palestinians were partially to blame because they objected to the people being paid to leave these for them. When attempting to undermine the truthful statements of other writers, one should be sure to give all the facts, not just what suits there agenda.

Beth Appel

Toms River, New Jersey

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