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Letter: Standing up to Israel

Sandra Boston’s essay “Israel is the original terrorist” in The Recorder’s My Turn opinion column (11-29-12) was spot on. How much longer is the U.S. and the rest of the industrialized world going to turn a blind eye to this apartheid government of Israel?

The whiney plea that Israel has the “right to defend itself” rings hollow when one understands the reality of the situation on the ground. Sandra Boston does a good job of illuminating the suppression of a race of people who have as much right to occupy a land as anyone has. Did the U.S. and its allies really fight a war against fascism over 60 years ago only to support one today? Out of respect to all those who died in WWII, we Americans owe it to the Palestinians to stand up against their genocide at the hands of Israel. Enough is enough. Thank you for your courageous essay Ms. Boston.

BRAD BRIGHAM

Colrain

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