Letter 1: What has Israel become?
1 July 2014 To the Israeli Ambassador; Sent to:email@example.com
Dear Ambassador Further to my telephone call just now to the Embassy I should like to confirm in writing how I feel about the recent conduct of Benjamin Netanyahu in his governance of the State of Israel. Mr Netanyahu has used every ploy, seized on every opportunity andexploited the horrible abduction and killings of three youths from settler families to his own political advantage, to continue to stir up unrest in Israel, Palestine and throughout various war zones around the world. My sympathy goes out to the families of those youths. I do not believe that Mr Netanyahu has shown the slightest genuine sympathy for those boys since their abduction. He has used the brutal killings to stir up more disunity between the Palestinian political groups who try to "govern" patches of territory in spite of your unjust occupation there. While they were still alive your parliament brought in legislation which made it impossible to save their lives by bargaining or prisoner exchange. What hypocrisy now to pretend that Mr Netanyahu or his government cared a whit for those young hitch-hikers. Your Prime Minister gets inordinate coverage in the media but he does not convince. Today he is interfering in Iraq - already destroyed by Messrs Bush and Blair - urging the Kurds to form an independent state. What has Israel become under the long list of war-lovers who have governed it? The lives you destroyed in Gaza six years ago counted as nothing to you. No parents should have to suffer what the victims of terror and kidnapping have suffered. But you cannot make fish of one and flesh of the other. Evil is evil, wherever it happens and whether the perpetrators are against Israel or for Israel. Don't pretend otherwise. With best personal wishes Justin Morahan human rights activist and pacifist