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I disagreed with everything Dick Tracy wrote about Israel in his (Other Voices) column (June 4). My comments submitted for an Other Voices column were rejected by The Union. So I will have to say what I can here.

If our government and press were truly owned by the Israelis, as Dick states, then why did we attack Iraq? It would have been far better for Israel if we had attacked Saudi Arabia, Iran, or Syria, all of whom provide major sources of funding for anti Israel terrorist groups.

There is not enough room in this newspaper to discuss all the land issues being debated by Israel and the Palestinians. They are very complex. But a key question that must be answered by all who care is: “Should Israel be allowed to exist?” The answer provided by Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and most Palestinians is no!



So if Israel lost the support of the U.S., then it would almost certainly be destroyed and another 5 million Jews murdered. Whatever we do as a country and a people, I hope we will never sink that low.

Ed Patterson




Penn Valley


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