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Canceled subscription

Thise article was little more than agenda-driven and self-indulgent nonsense. If I want that kind of coverage, I will watch Fox News and/or specific anchors on MSNBC. This story from the Times of Israel documents the degree to which just one of the five points are dangerously nonsensical. Others are, too, but I do not intend to document each one for lack of time and, likely, your interest. The Nation, at the least, owes its readers basic fact-checks before publication. I also sent in my request yesterday to cancel my subscription immediately per both this article and the rather loose-with-facts habit The Nation seems to have evolved even further overall than when I was a regular subscriber years ago.

Dr. Lou

Southwest Indiana

Jul 30 2014 - 9:33am

Publish a response

I would very much like to see you publish a response to this article. Perhaps you might interest Ari Shavit or another liberal thinker who sees things differently from Ms.Erakat.

Ellen LaVan


Jul 29 2014 - 11:51pm

Correcting your misinformation

Noura Erakat’s piece on Gaza is so full of misinformation that it really is difficult to know where to begin. I will stick to the basics: when Israel pulled out of Gaza, the borders were left open. Only after repeated, deadly terror attacks on the border crossings of Karni and Kerem Shalom, and the intensified rocket fire coming from Gaza, along with the ongoing attempts to smuggle in more and more weaponry, were the borders closed. This is still not a blockade. Even today, with the fighting going on, hundreds of trucks w/ goods pass into Gaza every day from Israel. And, Gaza has a long border with Egypt, out of Israel’s control. Ask the Egyptians what they think about their neighbors. There is no question that after the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, an attempt to turn the area into a Riviera in the Middle East would have been met with universal cooperation and assistance, first and foremost from Israel. Hamas traded that possibility for rockets, missiles, terror tunnels, and RPGs.

Shimon Felix (rabbi)

Jerusalem, ISRAEL

Jul 27 2014 - 2:45am