In a recent Sun-Gazette column (Nov. 25), Cliff Rieders wrote about the concerns he and his wife have for their children living in Israel. And, given the turmoil in the part of the world, I am sure that everyone who read the column sympathized with the Rieders' concerns.
However, my sympathy waned somewhat as Mr. Rieders looked back over the past 34 centuries and placed blame for the turmoil in the Middle East on everyone but the Jews.
Mr. Rieders chose to overlook the fact that for many of those 34 centuries, the Jews and their neighbors did their level best to annihilate each other.
So, while the dangers their children face are real, the blame for these dangers must be shared by many societies, including the Jews.
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