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US: Play even-handed role in Israel

The article ``Jerusalem Palestinians Suffer While US Stands by Silently,'' Jan. 12, is to be cheered because Americans have so few media opportunities to hear that the United States government is supporting Israeli injustices toward Palestinians. For a long time it has seemed unreasonable that great sums of US tax dollars should support a foreign religious state that uses its conqueror status to force its will upon a captive population. And now, during the faltering peace process, it is time for the American government to show even-handedness; that is, fairness toward both the Arab and Jewish sides. Betsy Harrell, Arcata, Calif.

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