Letters to the Editor

Seek middle ground

Re the May 28 letter Israel’s democracy: Talk is not cheap, it is essential. Columnist Uri Dromi exercised his right of free speech, which is central to the democracies of both the United States and Israel. This sacred right could well be applied to our negotiations with Iran, where it is better to talk than to wage war.

This is a lesson that we have learned tragically with Iran’s neighbor Iraq. Negotiation involves compromise on both sides. Lacking agreement, the next step may be sanctions — not war or the threat of war.

President Obama has been well advised to ask Prime Minister Netanyahu to turn the volume down on any militaristic threats. So, can we talk?

Bill Silver, Coral Gables

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