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‘Right-wing antipathy to Palestinians’

September 14, 2018

To the editor: Alan Stein’s most recent criticism of Gulamhussein Abba’s recent letter concerning America’s stifling of aid to Gaza (“Israel does allow aid to Gaza,” Sept. 12) is remarkable in his reference to millions of Palestinians wanting to return to a country in which they never lived would be amusing if, in fact, not only had those millions lived there, but had their land stolen from them by invading Israelis in the 1948 war and in the decades of occupation that followed.

Mr. Stein, like many American Jews, blindly follows the Trump-Netanyahu right-wing antipathy to Palestinians and seems to support their continued oppression by an Israel I once loved and supported wholeheartedly and, as an American Jew, am deeply ashamed of the world’s only Jewish state behaving every bit like South Africa in the worst days of apartheid.

Stephan Lesher

Southbury

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