by Tedr77 [at] aol.com
Monday Oct 8th, 2007
Being able to voice criticism of Israeli government policy is becoming a major issue on university campuses across the United States.
There has been an almost complete disappearance of the Palestinian point of view from the mainstream media reporting of the Middle East within the past two years.
The issue is neither ignorant nor anti-semitic. It presents a view of the US and Israel that people such as Alan Dershowitz and Ruth Wisse oppose. Former President Jimmy Carter made similar points, if rather hotly and self-righteously, in his recent book, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid.”
Despite their treatment, many of the Palestinians simply try to get by, to survive, but there are those who respond to violence with violence. There is terrorism on both sides.Yet it is Palestinian children who have suffered the most, endured the most hardship and pain, and undergone the most torment of body and spirit.Recognition of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations( UN 242) could solve the problem!
Ted Rudow III,MA