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  • The GOP supports Israel more than Dems [Commentary]

    The GOP supports Israel more than Dems [Commentary]
    Recently, I was talking with a conservative friend of mine about the drama in Gaza. I knew this individual to be thoughtful about world events and staunchly pro-Israel in outlook. It was sometime after our mutual condemnation of Hamas that our...
  • Anti-Israel activists aren't helping the Palestinian cause in Gaza [Letter]

    Anti-Israel activists aren't helping the Palestinian cause in Gaza [Letter]
    Pro-Palestinian activists in many countries recently have been actively protesting Israel's military operations in Gaza. They burn Israeli flags, throw stones at synagogues, call for academic boycotts of Israel's universities and shout "death to Israel...
  • Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]

    Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]
    As someone who protested the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, I read with sadness your report on the Maryland National Guard's scheduled departure for that country ("Md. National Guard making final deployment to Afghanistan," Aug. 6). The money wasted in...
  • It will take a historic breakthrough for Hamas to agree to give up its arms [Letter]

    It will take a historic breakthrough for Hamas to agree to give up its arms [Letter]
    I am a Jewish American and a lifelong and committed Zionist who wholeheartedly agrees with Caroline Poplin's recent commentary ("A costly victory for Israel," Aug. 7). However, it requires some minor corrections. First, most Middle Eastern observers...
  • What more can Israel do to limit civilian casualties? [Letter]

    What more can Israel do to limit civilian casualties? [Letter]
    I notice that, in this most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, there are widespread calls for Israel to "limit civilian casualties." President Barack Obama, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and many other leaders of the free world repeat this...
  • Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza

    Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza
    A local high school graduate who joined the Israel Defense Forces last year has been wounded in Gaza, his father said Monday. Jordan Low, a 19-year-old sharpshooter in Israel's Golani Brigade, was one of 15 soldiers investigating what they believed...
  • What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]

    What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee, on Friday issued a statement on that body's approval of $225 million in aid to Israel. In part, Senator Mikulski wrote, "It's crucial that Israel has the opportunity to defend...
  • Misconceptions about Israel's war in Gaza [Letter]

    Misconceptions about Israel's war in Gaza [Letter]
    Commentator Adil E. Shamoo's anti-Israel views are beyond ridiculous ("Israel's unjust war," Aug. 1). Fact: Israel removed itself from Gaza a decade ago, and even tore down settlements. How is this occupation? Israel was rewarded by Palestinians...
  • A costly victory for Israel [Commentary]

    A costly victory for Israel [Commentary]
    I am a Jewish American and have always considered myself a Zionist. As someone born shortly after World War II, I know how great a difference the founding of Israel, an independent Jewish state embodying Jewish values, made for all Jews everywhere. We all...
  • If Israel is defeated, America will be next [Letter]

    If Israel is defeated, America will be next [Letter]
    The opposing views on the Gaza conflict offered by two recent commentators compel me to respond to some important facts left out of the discussion by those sympathetic to Hamas ("Israel's unjust war," July 31, and "Hamas' unjust war," Aug. 1). First, to...
  • Uncritical supporters of Israel are apologists for war crimes [Letter]

    Uncritical supporters of Israel are apologists for war crimes [Letter]
    Commentators Jason Blavatt and Ellen Ginsberg Simon point out that "Hamas is striking out to gain the world's attention" in order to "hurt Israel's image by depicting her as a bloodthirsty violator of international norms" ("Hamas' unjust war," July 31)....
  • No peace in Gaza until Hamas is defeated [Letter]

    No peace in Gaza until Hamas is defeated [Letter]
    There is only one solution to the crisis in Gaza, and that is the complete destruction of Hamas and its replacement by a government dedicated to peaceful relations with its neighbors, including Israel ("The way forward in Gaza," July 25). When Israel...