The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.

Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Most of territory has been taken

A number of letter writers have expressed the view that Hamas is a terrorist organization being rightfully punished by the Israelis. But why do they and the other Palestinians hate the Israelis so much? I suggest that the critics Google the map of the region as it was partitioned in 1947 and compare it with what it is today. They will discover that in 1947 over half of the region belonged to the Palestinians. Today, almost 90 percent of it is in Israeli hands. All that is left of Palestine is a few small pockets of territory and Gaza. The Israelis stole the rest by invasion and the establishment of “settlements.” Can anyone wonder at the ire of the Palestinians?
The West did the Arabs a great wrong. First by ripping out a chunk of their country and giving it to the Israelis and secondly by turning a blind eye to anything the Israelis have done regarding the infiltration of Palestine.
Roger Sayer
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.


Herald Editorial Board

Jon Bauer, Opinion Editor:

Carol MacPherson, Editorial Writer:

Neal Pattison, Executive Editor:

Josh O'Connor, Publisher:

Have your say

Feel strongly about something? Share it with the community by writing a letter to the editor. Send letters by e-mail to, by fax to 425-339-3458 or mail to The Herald - Letters, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We'll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 250 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it. If your letter is published, please wait 30 days before submitting another. Have a question about letters? Contact Carol MacPherson at or 425-339-3472.

HeraldNet Classifieds