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Letter: America and Israel

Published: Sunday, Aug. 11 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tour the Iron Dome Battery defense system, at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, March 20, 2013,

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP

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Instead of closing embassies all over the Middle East because there are some people who want to do America harm, why don't we stop and think about why they hate us in the first place?

The reason they hate us is the overly close relationship between the U.S. and Israel. All we have to do is give Palestine back to the rightful owners, the Palestinean people, and they'll stop hating us.

But that will be hard to do since Washington takes its marching orders from Tel Aviv.

Michael Kelsey

Provo

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