Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Daily Star

Home About Us Advertise Archives Forum Classifieds ePaper Live TV Contact us

Daily Star Sections
Middle East



Middle East News




Arts & Culture

Lebanon Examiner

Special Reports


Readers' Letters

Reader's Feedback Published on 10/11/2007
Readers' Letters and
The Daily Star is pleased to provide a forum for debate on a range of subjects, from local cultural activities to international politics.
Dozens, sometimes even hundreds, of letters fall into the editor's mailbox daily. In order to keep the letters timely, The Daily Star generally produces a special letters section. When the influx of letters is particularly large, extra space is made available accordingly.
If you would like to submit a letter for publication, please remember to include your full name (first and last) and address, including city. The Daily Star only publishes letters under 400 words, and these are subject to editing. The Daily Star will not acknowledge unsolicited submissions.

The Daily Star
"Livni rejects timetable for peace deal"
November 2, 2007

"By forbidding the cutting off of electricity, Attorney General Mazuz prevented Israel from arousing the anger of the entire world." But the collective punishment he didn't stop, the ever tightening siege of the Gaza Strip. The state of Israel prevents the entry of vital goods - from fuel to baby food and everything in between. No one is allowed in or out - neither student on their way to study nor terminal patients in urgent need of medical care. Today, 80 percent of Gazan's are under the poverty line - without money to buy what little the shops still have.
The American government can be amazingly hypocritical when it comes to promoting human rights. Human rights activists in the Middle East say they can't even use the word "democracy" anymore - it has become a dirty word because of what people have seen going on in Gaza. Maybe other nations would have a little more respect for the United States if they saw it promoting freedom and human rights and democracy among its allies.

Ted Rudow III,MA
California, United States of America
The International Herald Tribune and The Daily Star are available every morning in:
Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman

No comments: