Letters: Jun. 8, 1981

Begin's Battles

To the Editors:

It is not Israel's Menachem Begin [May 18] who is "not farsighted enough" as West Germany's Chancellor Helmut Schmidt said. It is the Western leaders who, in their haste to appease the oil-bearing Saudis, give comfort to the P.L.O.

Clara P. Trefethen

Tonawanda, N. Y.

Once more the Federal Republic of Germany is the scapegoat for Israel's inability to handle its domestic affairs. I, as a German citizen, am not ashamed of Schmidt as our Chancellor. Also, I do not feel responsible for what happened in the Third Reich. I can only try to keep it from happening again.

Detlev Kesten


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