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Friday, December 19, 2014

Letter: Why don't we consider facts before opinions?

Editor,

I appreciate Don Schrader’s loud voice against violence. What I don’t appreciate is his use of opinion as fact. There has been no illegal occupation by Israel. Say what you want, but all international law supports Israel. While Don mentions his opposition to violence by Palestinians against Israel, those words fall flat; spoken at the end, in a manner that seems to be an effort to appease some.

The fact remains that he has mentioned no violent acts by Palestinians, Hamas or Hezbollah. In fact, the charges he makes against Israel could easily have been stated against the Palestinians and Arab fanatics in the region.

I will admit that Israel has probably taken some actions that were not appropriate, but the difference is that Israel is in a position of having to physically defend itself on a daily basis and the Palestinians have the annihilation of Israel as a daily goal.

Jeffrey Paul

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