Yesterday’s editorial (‘A Call for Peace,’ Jan. 15) does not seem to focus on discussing peace and avoids many realities on the ground. Since the conclusion of the Six Day War in 1967, Israel has offered numerous opportunities for the Palestinians to exchange land to be used as a country for peace.
In an editorial Thursday (‘A call for peace,’ page 6), Gaza was mistakenly referred to as a country, which it is not.’ Also, the Palestinian civilian death toll was mistakenly identified as over 1,000.’ This is the total number of Palestinians killed.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict may be taking place halfway around the world, but many Boston University students are expressing their outrage toward both sides through online protests and by rallying in the streets of Boston.
In the course of discussing political events across the globe, it is easy to lose sight of the human element involved in all military and political struggles. Therefore, it is no surprise that in a letter to the Daily Free Press yesterday (‘Israel must end its brutality,’ Jan. 14) Hassan Awaisi ignored the fact that for years, Israelis have lived in fear of rockets ripping apart their homes and causing chaos and death.
In 2006, Massachusetts became the first state to mandate health care coverage for all residents. To make health insurance as affordable as possible, state-subsidized low cost plans are available for those who qualify financially. However, not everyone has access to these less expensive plans.