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'Mideast coverage lacks balance'

Israel is not the only aggressor, they say

While Rosemary Radford Ruether has been a prophetic voice on issues of Judaism and Christianity, her recent interview in The Lutheran (July, page 12) on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was stunning in its lack of balance. Likewise, your interview with Pastor Mitri Raheb (page 16) was remarkably unfair. There's not a hint of criticism for the Palestinian side, as if Israel is the only aggressor. The historical discussions are unbalanced. Would that right and wrong were as simple as these two suggest. The truth is, blaming only one party keeps us further from peace and leads many to reject valid points.

Adam Gregerman
New York, N.Y.


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