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Getting it Backward on Hebron

I am writing concerning the April 1 opinion article “The ‘A-word’ in Hebron” by Letty Cottin Pogrebin. I was deeply offended by it. I think she has things backward. The separation is because Palestinians won’t let Jews live in Hebron without an Israeli military presence. And let’s remember that Hebron is holy to both Muslims and Jews.

If Jews could live as easily in Hebron as Palestinians live in Haifa or Umm al-Fahm there would be no separation. There should have been much more emphasis in the article on the 1929 massacre of the city’s Jewish community and 1936-1939 Arab riots that made it impossible for Jews to live in Hebron.

MAURICE M. MARGULIES
Rockville, Md.

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