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  • Root of conflict is not Palestinian independence [Letter]

    Root of conflict is not Palestinian independence [Letter]
    The Sun's concern that "what has been a conflict between the Jewish state and aspirations for a Palestinian one is turning into a war between the Israeli and Palestinian people" wrongly presumes that the core of the Israeli-Arab conflict has been the Palestinian struggle for statehood ("A dangerous turning point in Israel," July 8). If that truly was the case, the Palestinians would have accepted the 1948 partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states or would have created a state in the West Bank and Gaza prior to Israel's occupation of those areas in 1967 or would have accepted the opportunities for statehood offered by recent Israeli governments.
  • Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]

    Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]
    Freedom of religion, as well as freedom from religion, is crucial to the stability of all countries. Arming religion with lethal weaponry plus public funds is a very bad idea ("A dangerous turning point in Israel," July 7). The Israel-Palestine conflict...

    After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas

    After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday with the teenager who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police last week, and Jewish leaders in Baltimore condemned the alleged abduction and killing of his cousin by several Israelis. In Israel, meanwhile,...

    Teen reportedly beaten in Israel riot was born in Baltimore, family says

    Teen reportedly beaten in Israel riot was born in Baltimore, family says
    Tariq Abu Khdeir and his cousin, Muhammed Abu Khdeir — one a Palestinian born in Baltimore and the other a Palestinian living in Jerusalem — got to know each other on Facebook in anticipation of a family wedding and a monthlong family...

    A dangerous turning point in Israel [Editorial]

    A dangerous turning point in Israel  [Editorial]
    As the situation in Israel threatens to spiral out of control, that nation's leaders took important steps on Sunday to rein in a cycle of violence that began with the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens last month. The arrest of six Israelis...