I WOULD LIKE to copy your article "A Cry for Atonement" (by Rabbi Michael
Lerner, January-February 2001) and send it to all the lawmakers who make a difference in
the Middle East situation. When I was there last year as part of a Presbyterian
women's exchange, I began to understand the frustration of the Palestinians...their
lack of free access to do things like go to doctors, find a new job, add on to their own
homes, and protect their homes from bulldozers.
I saw a government with a great deal of power and a good deal of money ($1 billion in
aid every year from the United States) which acted as if it was scared of a people who
have so little. I sat in church basements with women who had to flee from their homes
years ago and were never reimbursed. That article is a good one, trying to reflect reason
for both sides.
Whitesboro, New York