Letters

Jeffrey Dorn
Miami, Florida


SELECTIVE RESTRAINT

Thanks for the cover story on Israel's use of fragmenting bullets against Palestinians. The theory that the IDF uses restraint against demonstrators does not hold up when you consider that Israel has controlled Jewish demonstrators on many occasions without a single death or casualty. The carnage of the past few months has been a willful choice by the government of Israel. Revealing the truth is what good journalism is about.

Claiborne Clark
Durham, North Carolina


CASTING STONES

This article was surely a piece of satire. No one could be so naive as to believe the whining of these so-called victims. Go to any police department in America (much less an Arab country) and throw rocks at the police. Trust me, there'll be shooting. If the Arabs don't want to be shot, why don't they demonstrate in a more civilized manner? If they want a war, then they should be prepared to face the consequences.

Jeffrey Wilens
Mission Viejo, California


UNDER FIRE

I commend you for publishing such a powerful article on the plight of the Palestinians. It is unthinkable that protesters are treated in this inhumane fashion. Could you imagine being shot at for protesting against the IMF, or even for rioting after a sports event? My only wish is that the international community rallies around those who are being subjected to this extraordinary punishment.

Nabil Betinjane
Quebec, Canada


CHANGING SIDES

The Voice was my bible. Then I noticed that the most strident, malicious, and perverse criticism of the Jewish state comes from liberals and their compatriots on the left. I'd like to thank The Village Voice. I used to be a Jewish liberal, but now I'm just Jewish.

Dan Friedman
Manhattan


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

I read last week's Voicecover story with great sadness. I appreciate the paper's effort and courage in publishing a report that uncovers the devastating effects of using live ammunition on unarmed civilians. The personal stories the article presented are a rarity in the mainstream media. Your reporters have done a great service to humanity at large and to your readers by exposing the horrific events taking place in the West Bank and Gaza. I just hope that your readers will be motivated to take action and do something that helps promote peace and justice in the Middle East. Enough death. Enough maiming of children and teenagers.

Khalid Darwish
Santa Clara, California

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