Letters: Oct. 18, 1982

Beirut Massacre

To the Editors:

Although the Israelis won the military battle in Lebanon, they lost the political war in the eyes of the world [Sept. 27]. It is now time for Israel to withdraw from Lebanon, give up the West Bank and Gaza, and recognize the Palestinians' right to become a nation.

Larry Garber

New York City

We justly condemn those who could have prevented the Nazi Holocaust but looked the other way. Should we use a different standard when Israelis allow the Christian militiamen to perform terror?

Bruce Hendry


We can deplore Nazi...

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