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Give Israel the ultimatum [Letter]

Recent news reports have described U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's continuing quest for an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement — a quest that has been a total farce from the beginning ("Policy breakthrough or breakdown?" March 14).

Israel doesn't want peace with the Palestinians, today or ever. All Israel wants is to continue stealing more Palestinian land, water and natural resources until there is nothing left, while blaming the Palestinians for the failed peace talks.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz pointed this out last year in an editorial titled "Israel uses Iran to sidestep Mideast talks."

In addition, Israel realizes that there is no downside for it because the U.S. will continue to finance, arm and give diplomatic cover to it no matter how many atrocities it commits against the Palestinians.

Our government doesn't have the backbone to stand up as it should to Israel and its wealthy, powerful lobby.

The only chance for peace is for the U.S. to give Israel an ultimatum: Either agree to a just, two-state peace settlement with the Palestinians or the U.S. ends all support for Israel, leaving it to be the pariah that it is around the world.

Anything less is a waste of time and effort.

Ray Gordon, Bel Air

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