To the Editor:
The shift in Israel of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu further to the right is foreboding and most certainly is not in the interest of the United States.
This shift engineered by religious conservatives in Israel will lead to some form of apartheid whereby Israel continues to increase its control over the occupied territories, all in violation of Oslo and Camp David accords. These ultra-conservatives view the world through a prism of religious certitude and will force Israel to escalate its repressive measures and thereby tarnish further its global image.
Let us compliment former President Jimmy Carter when he suggested that Israel’s recent lopsided and brutal assault on Gaza was the equivalent of German atrocities exposed at Nuremburg after WWII and should be met with sanctions from the U.S.
Donald D. Meyer