As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two sides to the conflict and that Palestinians are treated equally.
I believe that only one side colonises. Only one side demolishes homes, crops, schools, and hospitals. Only one side determines citizenship and belonging. Only one side travels freely. Only one side dominates the airwaves. Only one side has a nuclear arsenal.
As Netanhyahu said: ‘Israel is not a state of all its citizens. According to the Nation-State Law that we passed, Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish People – and them alone.’
Mr Burd recommends dialogue, but for Palestinians that means continually going backwards, more oppression, more violence, more land stolen. They know that Israel didn’t come to live with Palestine, it came to replace it. This is the settler-colonialist strategy, which for all the sugar-coating of Mr Burd, is at the heart of Zionism.