As a nation under attack, and the only democracy in the Middle East, and the only friend of the United States there, Israel deserves support. Thus I was saddened to see Joan Poss’ letter (March 21) blame Israel for “continuing wars.”
When Israel withdrew from Gaza, the result was constant rocket fire against civilians. Despite unilateral disengagement, third-party talks and attempts at direct negotiations, the Arab answer has been suicide bombings and refusal to accept Israel as a sovereign nation.
With war raging in Syria, Iraq and Iran, Christians and Kurds fleeing from brutal executions and when it’s hard to identify U.S. allies in the Middle East, it’s unfair to blame it all on Israel, a tiny country where Arab candidates won seats in the Israeli legislature in a free election.
The U.S. has many needs; surrendering to terrorists is not one of them.