Picture neutralizes message

The picture accompanying “Interfaith Peace Efforts Strained by Israeli-Palestinian Violence” (May 28) is what most people will remember. A woman standing in the rubble of her home is sympathy-­inducing, which is exactly what Israeli Prime Min­ister Benjamin Netanyahu is selling to U.S. Christians. Telling us the rocket came from Gaza neutralizes the article’s message.
Who are the extremists taking over the land and creating violence in East Jerusalem? Nearly 800,000 Jewish settlers have destroyed Palestinian homes in the West Bank, and a mosque was fired upon by Israeli Defense Forces. Conservative Western ­Christianity has sided with Israel, approving its acts of injustice, destruction and terrorism. Can anyone honestly say Israel’s treatment of Palestinian citizens meets with God’s approval?

Don Blosser, Goshen, Ind.

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