Letters: Sep. 28, 1981

To the Editors:

Your Essay "What to Do About Israel" [Sept. 7] is a disturbing approach to the multiple issues facing the Reagan Administration as it formulates its policy toward the Middle East. The Essay assumes, wrongly, that the U.S. can "do" something about Israel. America exalts the virtue of democratic leadership among our many friends, but whenever the exercise of democracy yields difficult policy disharmony, there are those who quickly forget that this is the price exacted by free governmental processes.

Unlike TIME, most Americans do see Israel as a strategic ally, and would not accept the conclusion that "Israel is well...

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