letters | clash in the middle east
People hold Israel to a standard all its own
Steven B. Kovner writes: Normal life in some towns in Israel is impossible. Residents must keep track of where the nearest bomb shelter is, for they have only 15 seconds’ warning. As a result, most children in Sderot have been found to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, as do many adults. When Israel finally takes the action that any other country would have taken years earlier, we seem to only hear of Arab suffering. Does the suffering of Jews not matter?