Dave Schechter might wish to reconsider his belief that “shades of gray” is an accurate description of the Israeli-Palestinian situation.

In 2015, Mahmoud Abbas asked the U.N. Human Rights Council, “For how long will this protracted Israeli occupation of our land last? After 67 years, how long?”

Abbas and the rest of the Palestinian leadership openly bemoan the “catastrophe” of the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948 and promote the “liberation of Palestine from the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea.” This explains why, even if Abbas agrees to resume dead peace talks, nothing will come of them. There has never been and, for the foreseeable future, will not be an end to the conflict — unless Hezbollah’s 100,000 to 150,000 missiles overwhelm Israel.

Looks like black and white to those who want Israel to survive long enough for her neighbors to change the pathological hatred at the core of their cultures.
— Julia Lutch, Davis, Calif.