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Puerto Rico
Rx for peace: First return America's own occupied territories

Perhaps you are right that peace negotiations based on Israel's pre-1967 boundaries, though perhaps arbitrary, are basically "what has to happen" to end the Israel-Palestine conflict ("Obama and the Arab Spring," May 19). But you should firmly tell our president that in order to demonstrate his moral leadership and credibility, he should have the U.S. first pull back from all its occupied territories. First, the territories won in World War II: Guam, Wake Island, the Marianna Islands and Midway Island. Next, any territory not bought directly from the indigenous population without coercion: Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Howland Island, Samoa, Navassa Island,...